Show us your Roosters Party!

Friday, August 28, 2009

It's Show us your Roosters Party day! Thank you to Barb at Bella Vista for hosting!

First I have a bit of a confession. From practical experience, I am not the biggest fan of roosters. Mostly that comes from being spurred by one ---- and the need to carry a broom for self defense when outdoors. Luckily, we don't currently live where we feel the need to keep a rooster for the safety of our hens.

Now as an objet d'art, I like roosters just fine but tend to lean more towards hens. I did find a couple to share though.

I love old-fashioned embroidery and scour garage sales for vintage patterns. I loved this pattern when I found it and decided to do it in redwork. I won't bore you with the entire set, but I thought I'd include the pattern in this picture. Oh, and the 39 cents is the original selling price.

The little bowl sits at my kitchen sink to hold the plugs and such. It looks like Pyrex/FireKing but it isn't marked on the bottom so I'm not sure what kind it is. I love it and have had it a long time.

And the lastly, my little rooster jam pot. Another garage sale find. I was really attracted to the color. Although I am a huge red fan, I liked that this was blue. Just a little different.


  1. Hi Gail, your rooster items are lovely and yes, the real ones can be a bit scary at times. The tea towels are so lovely!!

    Thank you for joining in and being a wonderful part of the day.

    Barb :-)

  1. That's some fine feathered friends you have there. We are in the process of building a chicken coop right now and have no plans to have a rooster although I did see some very beautiful ones at the fair this past week. Have a super great weekend and thank you for visiting.

  1. Darlene said...:

    Stopping by from the Rooster Party. I would be scared to death of them if one had gotten after me!!!! Love your redwork on the tea towel. Great roosters!!

  1. Amy said...:

    Gracious I am loving that pyrex bowl & jam pot.. how unique!

  1. LV said...:

    What you came up with the rooster party was a good idea. I did not have much to offer, but wanted to go to the party. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. Try to come again next Tuesday, 9-1.

  1. Barb said...:

    If I had been spurred by a rooster, I would not be a fan either.

    Of course, I love that tea towel and all the other roosters. What a fun party.

    Don't be a stranger.


  1. Tammy said...:

    I love the redwork emboidery!

    Happy Rooster Day!☺

  1. Kim said...:

    I love your roosters. Especially the redwork. I need to try that someday. And thanks for visiting my roosters & leaving me a nice comment.

  1. Cute roosters! I like the needlework rooster!


  1. Cute story about being spurred by a rooster, I was chased when I was young but thank goodness never spurred, love the needle work and I thought the bowl was a fire king when I first saw it, very vintage, Thank you for sharing,

  1. Theresa said...:

    Thanks for stopping by and checking out my rooster collection! Yours is nice and I love the embroidery and the jam pot! Have a blessed day!

  1. Susie Q said...:

    The red work towels are beautiful! Your little feathered friends are wonderful! I fully understand not loving the real deal! My grandfather had one *fowl* tempered rooster! he delighted in chasing and terrorizing me when I was little! Big old bully! : )

  1. Mumzie said...:

    Stopped by to say hello for the rooster party. I've also had some really bad experiences with live I know what you mean. I'd just as soon cook those tuff guys in that little pot. I'm starting to really like prints and ceramics ones though and will continue to look for more. I love your kitchen towels, I too have looked at garage sales for them and they are hard to come by these days. Thanks for stopping by my place. Mumzie :)

  1. JKW said...:

    Good Grief you brought back a lot of memories. I love the roosters that you do have. Embroidery, I love it. The bowl with the red roosters - back in the day. Blessings, Janet

  1. Sue said...:

    For a self-acknowledged small collection, you certainly have some really nice roosters!! That is a lovely tea towel- that clothespin in his mouth is so funny! Why was Monday always wash day? LOL And the bowl is so cute, too. Of course, I just love red! But that blue jam pot is an excellent contrast to your red items. Thanks for stopping by to see my collection.
    :-) Sue

  1. Eileen said...:

    I love all your roosters and I love your handiwork most of all! Very talented!
    I went back a post and viewed your tablescape too, really beautiful! Just my taste in everything!
    Great job!
    All the best,

  1. Cindy said...:

    I don't blame you for being scared of roosters; they can be naughty!When I was a kid, a rooster pecked the back of my dad's neck at the state fair! The red embroidery is lovely.

    I am having a rooster giveaway at
    Hope you can stop by~Hugs, Cindy
    Blessings on your day!

  1. Hi Gail! I'm with you I don't much care for the real ones either; they always seem to chase around pecking at the backs of legs!!lol I do love redwork and you did a beautiful job! I can't understand why this is the one type of needlework I've always wanted to try and never have??? I must change that! That little bowl would be adorable in my kitchen also!! Have a great weekend - Sincerely, Jeannette

  1. Beansieleigh said...:

    Hi Gail! I'm sorry to hear you got "spurred"! I'm just a girl in the suburbs, who wishes she could live in the country, so I had to look that up! (0; My old dictionary still wasn't very clear about it, but I'm assuming the general idea here is that he hurt you.. For THAT, I would have definite misgivings about roosters as well! Still, I love the roosters you have here today!.. My favorite being that beautiful embroidered towel! Hope you're having fun at all the rooster parties today, and that you have a wonderful weekend! ~tina

  1. Rainy Day Farm said...:

    I love the rooster bowl. Those are so classic! Thanks for stopping by to say hi! Have a fun rooster day!

  1. Debbie said...:

    Thanks for visiting and sweet comments. Great start on your rooster collection. Love the red and white bowl. Debbie

  1. deborah said...:

    Is that a pyrex dish with the red roosters??? I love the stuff and collect it. I've never seen that pattern. It's awesome

  1. These are adorable! I love the jam pot!

    Happy Rooster Party!


  1. Love your towels and the bowl was a great find ! I love to embroider also . Thanks for stopping by today.

  1. Linda said...:

    That little white bowl with red roosters is adorable! Love it! Linda

  1. ellen b. said...:

    Good evening Gail!
    Oh man of all the days to have computer problems mine chooses to freeze on me today with all these roosters to come and see!! I'm finally getting around and appreciate your visit today!
    I had a bad experience with a rooster as a child and I have to say I keep my distance these days! I really like your rooster linens!!
    Have a great weekend...

  1. D said...:

    Hello, Mrs. P,
    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm glad I found yours. I'm just now getting around to seeing all the roosters today. I love all yours. I think I have mugs that match that bowl. If I'm right, your bowl is by Hazel Atlas.
    Oh, and your embroidery is beautiful!!!

  1. I agree! I have 12 hens but no rooster for the same exact reason! LOL I have been chased one to many times.
    You have a cute blog~

  1. Hello~Thank you for visiting me. Love your side button reference to Prov.31.
    p.s.glad you dont have to carry a broom anymore!

  1. Hi, thanks for stopping by, I am not so fond of the live roosters either,

  1. Love the rooster collection. The tea towel is really pretty. How lucky to have found that pattern.

    Irma :)

  1. thestonerabbit said...:

    I so loved your redwork towel and darling white bowl with read roosters strutting all around!

    Hope you had a great roostery day! Dana

  1. Barb said...:

    Love the stitched towels. soo cute!!
    Look like a lot of work.

    Thanks for coming by

    blessings and have a great weekend.
    barbara jean

  1. Martha said...:

    You do have some cute roosters . . . alas, none live at Linderhof!

  1. Becky K. said...:

    I am partial to the blue...

    Very nice selection for not being a rooster type.

    Happy Rooster Party

    Becky K.
    Hospitality Lane

  1. Cheryl said...:

    I love your redwork!! I am over here drooling over it. Thanks so much for stopping by and if you ever decide selling the towels let me know hehe I can't help it I love redwork
    Peace and Blessings
    Cheryl...Snatch JOY

  1. Sarah said...:

    Cute tea towel. Thanks for sharing your fun roosters. Hope to see you at my place for some more rooster fun.

  1. Lara Harris said...:

    Very sweet :) Love the jam jar!

  1. I'm loving that embroidered one. jan

  1. Ms. Bake-it said...:

    Hello Gail,

    Love your roosters. I too love old fashioned embroidered linens and look for them whenever I am thrifting. Just found a great assortment at Goodwill and a couple of “junk” stores. I remember that bowl from my childhood but for the life of me, I cannot recall who had them!

    ~ Tracy

  1. juls4real said...:

    should have bored us with the whole set. Love that bowl. Thanks for sharing.


  1. Julie said...:

    I love your Roosters... The bowl with the red roosters is great. I am having a-give-away... I would love for you to drop by.

  1. Lady Katherine said...:

    I just love the red work Rooster!

  1. gin said...:

    you do have a few cute roosters.

  1. Ruby said...:

    Roosters do have a bad reputation. Well-earned at times. I have raised several roosters in the last 3 years.

    I certainly was not bored with your tea towels. Would love to see the entire collection! LOL! Your bowl and jam pot are 'real' keepers. So pretty.

  1. nannykim said...:

    Thanks for stopping by at Spindle Cottage--I love that little rooster dish.... I love red and white!! I am starting to think....hmmm,,..should I paint things and go back to red and white!!

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