Friday, August 28, 2009

SOMETHING TO CROW ABOUT

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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




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But first, come meet my friendly little roosters.


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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.





This smart looking little wooden fellow is quite small (about 4" high) and sits atop my spice rack. He's made by an artist in Annapolis County in NS. My older friend Mum Brown has a wonderful collection of these roosters -- brilliant blues, greens, yellows and reds -- all larger than mine and different shapes and poses. They're lined up on top of her white cupboard and look so stunning!




When I visited Mum Brown in July, this lovely glass rooster was up there with the all the wooden guys, sticking out like a sore thumb and obviously not fitting in! He looked a little "city mouse with the country mice". Plus, his rather haughty look did nothing to endear him to the other more down-home roosters. I think that why they ignored him! The moment I mentioned how beautiful he was, Mum Brown said "You can have him if you want him". "YES!" I replied! I think he's so elegant!!




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!





I don't like to think of my roosters as a collection. They're more like little friends who speak to me and ask me to take them home .... like little children or friends!



I just wish they'd do the dishes every now and then!!

46 comments:

Tammy said...

What a lovely collection of Roosters...nice to visit with you today!☺

Becky K. said...

I love that each of your roosters came into your home on purpose.

What a fun post.

Happy Rooster Party.

Becky K.
Hospitality Lane

marmielu said...

Fun! I like to name most of my things, and become rather attached! Thanks for sharing your flock.
Mary Lou

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Now I wish I was at home. I have a lot I mean tons of rooster stuff. I've done my kitchen that way and the roosters rule there for sure. I will have to post some pictures of them next week sometime. It won't be in time for the Rooster Party but I'll share them any way. They are such a colorful, cheerful way to decorate. I enjoyed seeing yours. I don't think any of mine are like yours.

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Great collection! Happy Rooster Day!

Blessings,
Sandi

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Sandy, I love them all but the sugar and creamer set are especially adorable...so very sweet.

Thank you for sharing with us and being a special part of this day.

Barb :-)

Cindi said...

these are all beautiful...I love the history behind each one..makes them more special..thx for sharing

Whosyergurl said...

Doris,
I love roosters, too! My son wants mine, so I know they will be passed on. (The ones he wants were my grandma's.) You have some beauties. Thanks for sharing.
hugs,
Cheryl in IN
WHOSYERGURL

Robin Ennis Willson said...

Nice roosters! I love that pitcher.

Marie said...

Love all your roosters Doris! I collect Roosters too, and yours are just lovely!

Nezzy said...

Gee whiz, I'm feelin' a little disgracefully guilty here. Great collection you have there. Surely I had a rooster SOMEWHERE,on a pillow, dishtowel a trinket. I confess I have NO I repeat not one rooster in my French country home. Am I blushing??? Totally embarrassed. Now if someone would host a Bear Party or a Bunny Party this chick is good to go. You lovelies have a blast today.

Beautiful Pear Tree Lane said...

JUst loved each and everyone, I love to find great bargains, thank you for sharing.
Sue

Jane (Frugal Fine Living) said...

Your roosters are adorable! I'm visiting from Barb's.

Happy rooster party!

Jane

JKW said...

Oh, I love the comment, 'I don't like to look at my roosters as a collection.' Me too. My grandmothers rooster means everything, the others were just gathered, as they called out to me, why I don't have a lot of them. I LOVE the glass rooster. I am so glad you have him. I love that you live where I believe my ancestors came from. I would love to see that area sometime. Blessings, Janet

Coloradolady said...

Every one of your roosters are simply adorable. I love the s&p shakers but the one that grabbed my heart was the sweet one from your daughter. Loved that. Have a great weekend.

Beansieleigh said...

Good Morning Sandy! LOVED your post, and all your roosters! I love reading all the happy stories and memories that come along with them! Have fun today, and have a wonderful weekend! ~tina

lynn'sgarden said...

Fun collection, Sandy! You can never have 'nuff of these cute chatchkies. I used to collect the cow and pig theme ;)

Sarah said...

All your rooster friends are fun, but the little yellow pitcher stole my heart. He is the cutest little guy!
I loved seeing all your roosters. Thanks for sharing.
Hope to see you at Hyacinth for more rooster fun!
Sarah

Cindy said...

Great roosters you have! I absolutely adore the last yellow one. I will be on the lookout for something like that.Have a blessed weekend!

I am having a rooster giveaway at http://fairytalescottage.blogspot.com/2009/08/rooster-party-giveawayrooster-party.html
Hope you can stop by~Hugs, Cindy

Chris said...

Your "friends" are fabulous! That glass guy especially, even if he is full of himself! Wink, wink

I have to say that the title of your blog is just the best! Widh I'd thought of it first...LOL!

Chris

Irma's Rose Cottage said...

What lovely Roosters. Thanks for sharing.

Irma :)

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

I love 'em all! But that yellow rooster pitcher is just so charming. Happy Friday!

Debbie said...

Nice collection of roosters. Love the little pitcher. Debbie

Lynn said...

I love your collection and the way you have anthropomorphized them. Perhaps I made that word up because Mr. Spellchecker doesn't like it!

dottydotty said...

fantastic collection love the glass one

Lynn said...

PS
I love the name of your blog!
My screen saver scrolls, "Since I am unable to be a good example, I'll just have to serve as a horrible warning!"

Betsy said...

Oooh...you have a nice collection! I especially like the yellow pitcher!

Barbara said...

Hi such a lovely collection, this is so much fun, and thanks for sharing with us all.
Hugs Barbara from http://bakinnbitsbarbara.blogspot.com/

Barb said...

What a lovely post. I like the story behind each one.

Your blog name is priceless-I can relate-lol.

hugs,
Barb

Ms. Bake-it said...

Hello Sandi,

I just love Sunny! I loved reading all the stories and memories that came with each of your rooster friends! I too think of my roosters as friends, especially my first one.

~ Tracy

Elaine said...

Oh you have such a nice collection of "friends"! I especially love Sunny!
Elaine :)

wendy said...

Neat Neat roosters------------it is fun to have a "collection"

juls4real said...

The polka dot S & P is my favorite. You've got great kids there....

Juls

Tracy said...

What a cute little pitcher, and how special that your daughter bought it for you. :)

Stella said...

Thanks for sharing your friends with us. I especailly love Sunny he is the same color as my living room walls. Would he like to come visit do you think?

Sharing with Sherri said...

What a nice collection, I think my favorite is the glass one!

I love your blog title too LOL!

Sherri:)

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

What interesting, different Roosters! I love them..most especially the yellow one...It's wonderful..
Is it from the 50's?
I am a day late but trying to catch up.. :)

Lara Harris said...

Nice collection...and don't you just love places like Value Village!I love finding little treasures in the most obscure places!:)

Tootsie said...

great collection!!! hope you had a great week!

flowergardengirl said...

You've got some fine looking roosters and really enjoyed your music.

Julie said...

I Love your Roosters... Sunny is wonderful!!I am having a give away Please try to stop by...
xoxo
Julie

Kathy said...

I think you have a great collection of roosters with a wonderful story connected to each one. My favorite is the yellow pitcher one that you bring out in the spring. That is really pretty.

Sara said...

I love your collection! I have a very modest collection of chickens...only 3, plus an egg. Love your salt & pepper shakers..so cute!

fiberdoodles said...

Wonderful party and what a great collection of roosters!

Sharon

Blondie's Journal said...

Sandy,

Your little roosters are fabulous. I love the little guys with polka dots!! Fun!

Sweet Mother's Day story. They are the best, aren't they?

Sorry I am so late. Still visiting!! lol!!

xoxo
Jane

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Cute roosters...the absolute cutest...are the polka dot little ones! ...and love the glass one! And love the little yella fella that started it all!

Blessings & Aloha!

I dont think I'll make it to all the parties! I tried to start from the bottom and then some in the middle and now some from the top! I'm so glad I made it to yours!