Check out this great Rooster Party hosted by Barb at Bella Vista http://barbsgoodlife.blogspot.com/2009/08/show-us-your-rooster-blog-party.html
But first, come meet my friendly little roosters.
This pretty sugar and creamer set were purchased at Value Village Thrift Store last August for about $5. They were so cheerful looking. After seeing them sit on my kitchen table for 3 or 4 months, I decided I really needed pepper and salt shakers. It took a while to find them, but "the twins" were born just 2 weeks ago; I got them at a local pharmacy for the exorbitant price of $9.99!! (I'm still on the lookout for more children 'cause I'd really like a red pair!)
I found this beauty about a week before Mother's Day this year at the Salvation Army Thrift Store. He was a whopping $25 because apparently the Chaplain had checked his markings underneath and looked him up online. I hemmed and hawed over buying this little guy; my Mother's Day gift from me to me was already tucked away under my bed. (Hey! I'm a single mom raising 3 girls -- someone's gotta reward me for my effort!!). You know, I even walked out of the store and got into my car before I talked myself out of NOT buying him. I couldn't get him off my mind -- he was just so sweet! I mean, look at his little eyes and his coy smile.
And this is the little guy that started it all. I found him at Value Village many, many years ago ... perhaps as many as 10 years. My daughter Molly bought him for me for Mother's Day (when my back was turned and I didn't see) for 69 cents! He comes out of my antique jelly cupboard around Easter and sits among the chicks and bunnies; then he stays out to hold the first crocus of the season or a stray pansy. His name is Sunny!