ROOSTER PARTY!

Thursday, August 5, 2010
I've compiled this post in advance and will be visiting each and every rooster party post but it will have to wait until I get back from my folk's 50th Anniversary Celebration. Thanks for understanding. I just couldn't miss all the fun!

I am thrilled that the lovely Barb from Bella Vista is again hosting Rooster Party!! Last years event was a blast. Here is my post from last year. Like I explained last year, my personal experience with roosters (the real kind) has not been too terribly pleasant. That said, I still think them terribly handsome fellas but am partial to hens. You'll see I've included hens with my roosters.

Brooster the Rooster is crowing his little heart out!

This lovely vintage rooster came from the Goodwill. He is a little crazed and chippy but I just thought him too cute to not bring home.

He usually resides in the kitchen on my little kitchen shelf. In fact I'd venture to say all my chickens (the house ones anyway) reside either in the kitchen or in my dish closet.





My calendar which has a new rooster for each month of the year...how can it possibly be August already?!

A tablescape from earlier this year.

I just love these plates from the Country Living line at Kmart.

Notice the BIG wire hen in the center of the table. I aquired her at a garage sale. Her color was that rusty, raw wire color but I sprayed her cream. She holds a rack of eggs and usually resides atop the refrigerator.

Such a pretty table. VERY me!

Another tablescape featuring another item from the Country Living line...the toile tablecloth in red....a perfect place for my vintage nesting hen....

and her coopmate!

I found this lovely brown transferware tea pot at Goodwill.

It has spent the summer hanging out on my hutch.

My kitchen Island almost always sports a Gooseberry Patch Cookbook in my hen easel. I just LOVE Gooseberry Patch. This one is a favorite, Recipes for Comfort.

Look closely and what do you see?

And I couldn't help including my latest chicken tablecape...I called this one Funky Orange Chicken Tablescape.

Aren't these just sweet and I think an unexpected treat in orange!



Have fun peeking at everyone's roosters and I am looking forward to checking out all the posts! Thank you Barb for hosting us!

40 comments:

  1. Roberta said...:

    Wow I'm going to have to check out the plates at Walmart ;) AND I just love your orange chickens and tablescape...can just imagine those with black linens for fall...yummy! So much fun hopping around and checking out all the fancy roosters...has inspired me to get a few for my kitchen. Have a wonderful weekend, fondly, Roberta
    http://con-tain-it.typepad.com

  1. Annesphamily said...:

    I love that egg basket under the cloche! But you have a beautiful collection of roosters. Gail thank you for sharing. Anne

  1. Love the checkered tablecloth!!! I would love one of those in a blue...something to put on my "someday" list

  1. dogsmom said...:

    I am glad the chickens hang out near the kitchen. You did some wonderful tablescapes and have some of the best hen and rooster accessories.

  1. Sharon said...:

    Very sweet Gail! I love your Goodwill finds, especially the transferware. Thanks so much for sharing and have a blessed weekend!
    Sharon

  1. agypsyangel said...:

    I love those dishes, just beautiful and the tablecloth. I have heard similar stories about the real roosters may be cute to look at but not a pleasure to deal with.
    Come by and see me too, I am participating.
    Smiles, Kim

  1. Gail, I love your roosters and look at that pretty table! You have such a nice variety of them. The displays are wonderful.

    Happy anniversary to your parents!

    Thank you for joining and sharing with us. Have a fun time when you get back.

    Hugs, Barb ♥

  1. I so love that you started off with a real rooster!

  1. Just love your Roosters! Anin't nobody here crlebrating like us chicks today! The Rooster may crow but this Hen lays the eggs!!!!!! Hugs,
    Lynn

  1. You really like Roosters :) :) I loved how you included them everywhere..delightful surprises :) :) OH, the shelf in the kitchen with all the vintage items, including roosters...I loved that too :) :) I always drool over cool vintage things!!! The red tablescape was my favorite...but red is my FAVORITE color, so I'm partial :) :) :) Have a lovely weekend. Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

  1. Barbara said...:

    Oh I am joining in this Rooster Party too, it is so much fun seeing all the roosters, Very nice display, lots of lovely roosters, hugs and hope you have a great day, Barbara
    http://bakinnbitsbarbara.blogspot.com/

  1. Great Rooster Party! Love all of them. I just love dishes and these Rooster dishes are soooo cute.

    Irma :)

  1. I have those same walmart plates and I love them too. They say 'good food, good friends' which always makes me happy. Happy Ann. to your parents! We just had our 30th and believe me, time flies. I'm sure they feel the same way! Linda

  1. You have some great roosters ... love how you have displayed them.

  1. Sue said...:

    Gail,I am in love with your brown transferware teapot! The tablecloth is another fav with me. I'd love to find one- I don't look forward to having to sew a 72" round one that I'd have to match up and seam in thirds. Just a little lazy... that's me!
    :-) Sue

  1. The hen easel is adorable.......so are your roosters. Trish

  1. Ruby said...:

    Great displays! I prefer hens, Too!

  1. ♥ Sonny ♥ said...:

    Happy 50th~!!
    yes we do have the same salad plates-- dontcha just love them.. I want one of those calendars like you have- love that..

    hugs
    Sonny

  1. Susan said...:

    I sure do hope you all had a wonderful time at your parent's 50th wedding anniversary. Wow. That's wonderful.

    You have a beautiful rooster collection. I love the tablescape and the transferware tea pot is such a great find! I really liked that a lot. I have a love of transferware.

    I hope you have had a beautiful weekend,
    Susan
    http://simplepleasuressimpletreasures.blogspot.com/2010/08/cocka-doodle-doo-rooster-party-is.html

  1. Manuela@TPOH said...:

    Love the CL plates and tablecloth (I have those too). Love the teapot! Great roosters!

    Manuela

  1. I esp love the red plate and orange dish

  1. Kathy said...:

    You have a very nice collection of birds! I love the cookbook holder too and have many of the Gooseberry books. Thank you for my nice visit to you blog today.

  1. You have such cute country kitchen roosters. I especially loved the rooster plates and the glass rooster / nesting hen - That one brought back such sweet family memories as my grandparents had one very similar. Thank you for a delightful visit.

  1. I'm still trying to make it around to all the rooster parties!! Love your rooster collection! I have been watching those Country Living salad plates at K-mart for awhile now!!

    My first time here and I haven't gotten to read more than the rooster post but I LOVE your header with the farm houses. Those houses just speak to me for some reason! I am going to read more to see what it is all about!!

  1. The egg and cloche is perfect together. I also would have brought home the white, chippey rooster. Makes him that much more attractive. Char

  1. Hope you are having fun! You have some great roosters. I love the wire one in the center of the table...and I'm still loving that orange tablescape!

  1. Love all your roosters! Your kitchen shelf is really cute!

    Donna

  1. Sarah said...:

    I'm late arriving. I've been away from my computer so am just now getting around to visiting the rooster party posts. Cute roosters here. I love the orange rooster tablescape. Thanks for sharing!

  1. Kim said...:

    Hi Gail, I hope you're having a great time at the anniversary party. I love all of your roosters, especially your groovy orange ones :).

  1. Bruster is a mighty handsome rooster. And your red table, with all those beautiful dishes and linens, is fantastic. Thanks for sharing, and thanks for visiting Blackberry Creek.

  1. xinex said...:

    How lovely! I love Brooster but my favorites are the orange rooster lids....Christine

  1. Gail your Roosters are something to crow about for sure! I love the chippy one and the rooster book rack, but my fav has to be the wire hen with her eggs. So very cute. I love you kitchen!!

  1. Carol said...:

    Hi Gail!

    So happy you stopped by to check out my roosters. Your red checked tablescape is so pretty & I LOVE those little orange chickens!

    Hope you're having a great week!

    Smiles,
    Carol

  1. Jerri said...:

    I would love to raise chickens, but city boy husband says no. Maybe I will stick to the ceramic ones (chickens that is!)

    Jerri

  1. Debbie said...:

    Hey Gail, better late than never I say.....I adore your red and white checkered table cloth, and all your roo's! I noticed that cute little watermelon plate too...loves it!

  1. What a great collection of roosters! My clear rooster candy dish wants to meet your clear hen dish!!

    Really enjoyed seeing your roos!

    Katherine

  1. andsewon said...:

    Gail hope your parents had a wonderful time celebrating 50 yrs!!
    Love your table setting!!! Oh yes also love the Goodwill rooster!! He is just crowing his old heart out!;-)
    Hugs,
    Lola

  1. A Hint of Home said...:

    You have so many cute roosters. I love them paired with the gingham.

  1. Cornbread Fed said...:

    Ohmagosh! LOVE those plates!!!

    Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blog. :)

  1. JKW said...:

    Love the real guy! The calendar is terrific - to see every day! Blessings, Janet

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