Hens, Roos & Chickies Too!

Monday, August 8, 2011
Time to show off your roosters and hens over at Sheila's Heart of the Home Party. I always love a party -- especially a themed party! If you've been following along at Faithfulness Farm, you already know that I like chickens.......A LOT! I took part in Barb's Rooster Parties last year and the year before last.

This year, I already had my dining room sideboard all dressed in yard birds so I clicked a few photos and rushed right over to PARTY!! My sideboard is just an old antique chest of drawers that stores my collection of napkins, tableclothes and placemats. A red-checked-lined basket holds 4 *On The Farm* rooster plates from the David Carter Brown Collection (each plate depicts a different regal looking rooster), some red tin stars and a yummy apple scented candle. Chickens LOVE apples!
A stack of some cute vintage transferware plates -- can you believe I found a bowl to match -- I love the yellow on the bowl.
Toothpicks hanging out in a little spotty hen.
A cloche over an enameled pie pan and a collection of brown & white (ceramic) eggs.
Isn't this gravy boat just wonderful? -- I suggest using the ladle though -- his gullet doesn't like giving up the gravy -- I must make thick gravy, lol.
A larger cloche over another enameled pie pan - Mr. & Mrs. Roo under glass!
a small vintage planter with a tiny baby African Violet.
A Roo salt shaker and his Hen pepper shaker on a little tray -- I LOVE all white dishes!
Aren't these just the cutest little Roo and Hen?
Back in the kitchen, there are a couple scary looking vintage fighting cocks overseeing all that goes on. These were garage sale finds and someone had painted them burnt orange -- talk about scary, lol. Nothing a can of black spray paint didn't quickly fix.
Well, I better save something for the next party -- I think I'll put the kettle on to boil.

A BIG Thank-you to Miss Sheila -- such a lovely hostess!!


  1. Gail, I love your "On the Farm" dishes as welll as the transferware plates which goes to show you that chickens have always been in fashion. Lovely collection. Joni

  1. Gail, love them all! Especially the gravy boat and S&P, but my favorite has to be the transferware plates-too fun:@)

  1. Love those transferware plates! Hen looks so cute under the cloche.

  1. That gravy boat is wonderful! I love the red checks and the eggs...and all of the little extras that make it look special! ♥

  1. Wow, I love your chicks and roosters. Your side board is lovely!

  1. Ruby Jean said...:

    What a Beautiful display you have...I LOVE your Gingham Lined Basket...There is just something so Americana about that...and makes you want to fill it and have a picnic...
    Have a blessed week..

  1. acorn hollow said...:

    what a lovely collection. and a nice display

  1. Hi Gail, I love it all.....just can't choose a favorite. Everything always looks so welcoming at your home....that is a gift, you know.

    Blessings back to you,
    Barb ♥

  1. Shelia said...:

    Hi Gail! Oh, what a wonderful collection of Roos and Chicks you have! Your sideboard looks great all decked out with the yard birds! :) Those olden plates and little bowl are adorable!
    Thank you so much for coming to my party!
    You are the sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  1. Mecky said...:

    You have a great collection!

    What a clever idea to use a cloche with a pie pan!!

  1. Olga said...:

    What a beautiful collection on hens and roosters. I especially like your vintage transferware plates.
    Have a great week!

  1. Pat said...:

    Wonderful rooster, hen and chick collection, Gail!

  1. Diane said...:

    Over from Note Song, love your feather friends collection. Following you, looking forward to upcoming posts! Diane

  1. Great collection! I love your vintage china!

    Jocelyn @

  1. Jo said...:

    I love your sideboard,and kithen,and I do love your roo's and chick's too.

  1. Sherry said...:

    The vintage plates are wonderful! Very nice rooster collection.

  1. Debbie said...:

    I love every single part of this, Gail, especially those dishes with the yellow and the black and the roosters. That's exactly what I would love for my kitchen table. I have those colors and a bit of a chicks and rooster thing going on in my kitchen right now.

    What I wouldn't give for a collection like yours!

  1. Sarah said...:

    Enjoyed meeting all your hens, roos, and chickies too. ;-)
    We used very similar titles for our posts for this party.
    Your pieces are wonderful!

  1. Lady Farmer said...:

    I really like chickens, too, Gail! Yours are so pretty! I'm wondering if it is too late to enter the party? I'd like to show my chicks, too!

  1. I absolutely love those plates. I have never seen them before.

  1. S said...:

    Glad I stopped by, those vintage transfer plates are wonderful - lucky you!

  1. Cindy said...:

    Your collection is really beautiful, they make a great display! I especially love your vintage transfer plates and bowl!
    Hugs, Cindy

  1. xinex said...:

    Oh Gail, your chickens are wonderful. I love ALL your plates!...Christine

  1. Barbara F. said...:

    Hi Gail, thanks so much for your visit. You have a lovely collection, those vintage plates are a real find and I love your sideboard. xo,

  1. Babs said...:

    Gail, You have quite a collection on roos and hens. The On the Farm places are pretty and the little salt and pepper ones are darling.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog with such a nice comment.

  1. You have lots of neat roos! I love the white ones!


  1. Bonnie said...:

    Love your transferware plates and the roo gravy server. Your collection is awesome. Thanks for visiting me. This party was fun.

  1. Marla said...:

    So much fun chicken and rooster stuff. You are so blessed to have such a comfy, cozy home.

    Thanks for your sweet comment. I'm so happy to be back in the swing. My next post will detail poking fun just a bit of my angst so you will get a glimpse into my absence.

  1. Julie Harward said...:

    It all looks so pretty how you have it all arranged, love that gravy boat! :D

  1. Tami said...:

    Gail, your chick collection is absolutely adorable, as well as your blog...I am now a follower.


  1. Deanna said...:

    love the roos!
    neat to see.

    God bless,

  1. bj said...:

    What a fun collection you have. I love those ceramic eggs, too. Gotta get some of those.
    I think my fav is the gravy boat...and now I'm hungry for gravy so...gotta make it in the a.m.
    hugs, bj

  1. You have some sweet roosters yourself! I fell in love with the tea bag holder! Sooo sweet! Lots of roosters out there..amazing!

  1. Hi Gail! I love your homey farmhouse style! You have a wonderful collection displayed on your sideboard. I have to look for some white hens and roosters. I like them the best!

  1. I love the Salt and Pepper shakers! You have wonderful roo and chicken items. Those plates are neat too!

  1. Love Of Quilts said...:

    What a good use for a old antique chest of drawers..great storage. You have a fabulous collection of roo's and the cloche's with enameled pans are just to cute....... great idea. Trish

  1. Oh! You have a dotty hen toothpick holder, too! Whoda thought? This is my first time here! I love visiting new blogs and making new friends. ♥

  1. LDH said...:

    You sure do like chickens/roosters! And such a sweet collection too! Looks like your feathered friends are very much at home with you! :)

    Kindly, Lorraine

  1. This has been such a fun party. I really enjoyed seeing your collection of roos too.

  1. Pattie T. said...:

    I love transferware. Yours with the chickens is fantastic!

  1. Your little white salt and pepper shakers are so sweet! Just love them. And the transferware is very nice, too.

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