Friday, August 28, 2009

Counting My Chickens

Rooster Party Icon by Ron Barb over at Bella Vista is hosting a Rooster Party, and I've been invited. She's expecting a huge crowd, so be sure to go by and see what's been living in everybody's barnyard. The rumor is that she'll be serving chicken fingers and deviled eggs.

At my house, pigs definitely rule the roost, but I do have a fair amount of roosters as well. In fact, I have so many pigs and roosters that my boys once counted all of them, which led LBeau to declare "no more farm animals." I just ignored him.

So without further ado, or make that cock-a-doodle-doo, here's what I've brought to the party.

roosters 003 1. This colorful rug sits in front of my kitchen sink. It replaced the old rooster rug that finally got so stained and faded it was shipped to the porch to use for wiping feet.

roosters 004 2. My sister-in-law Susie gave me this bulletin board that hangs on the end of one of my kitchen cabinets. Unfortunately, because of the shape of the bulletin board and the size of my cabinet, the poor roosters have to lie on their sides. I use it to keep track of party and wedding invitations and birth announcements. At Christmas time, it holds all of the photo cards we receive.

roosters 014 3. Susie also gave me this toile tablecloth. I think I saw the same tablecloth yesterday in one of the posts from Tablescape Thursday.

roosters 007 5. & 6. This colorful fellow is a pitcher, and sitting behind him is a deviled egg plate. No self-respecting Southern girl would be without at least one deviled egg plate. I keep these displayed in my cabinets behind glass doors. They're just too cute to hide away.

roosters 012 7. This ceramic tile hangs on the cabinet door. It serves as a daily reminder of where my priorities need to be.

roosters 0098. Across the way and also sitting behind a glass door is this rooster. He serves no purpose other than to look handsome.

roosters 010 9. I have several decorative dish towels that feature roosters, and I almost always have one hanging somewhere in my kitchen.

roosters 013 10. The kitchen isn't the only place where roosters live. I bought this painting by Euneda Otis at the River Market in Little Rock. It hangs in my laundry room.

roosters 001 11. I just fell in love with this fabric when I found it. So I bought some and had these two pillows made for my family room.

roosters12. Each Christmas I put up a French country tree. Many of the ornaments are roosters. They range from tin ornaments, like these, to ceramic roosters and roosters complete with real feathers.

By my count that makes an even dozen. Too bad these roosters aren't hens, and then maybe I could get some fresh eggs out of the deal.

32 comments:

Candy said...

OMGosh is that today! Move over piggies the roosters are ruling the roost today! You do have a great collection for sure.
And I knew the shower would be beautiful with flowers and lovely table cover. All to compliment a beautiful bride-to-be ;-)
The power outage, not sure but there was talk of a fire. What started the fire? Don't know yet! But yeah, we are using electricity at an enormous rate...at least that's what my bill says ;-)

Robin said...

You have the most wonderful taste! I am just in love with all of your roosters, especially the pillows, memo board, table cloth, awe heck, with ALL of them!
Thank you for sharing!

{{{HUGS}}}

Robin :o)

xinex said...

Beautiful rooster collection, Kathy! Love the pillows especially!...Christine

Lou Cinda said...

I LOVE that rooster rug and those pillows!!! LOVE'em!

The tablecloth is a favorite too!

Lou Cinda :)

Lou Cinda said...

I LOVE that rooster rug and those pillows!!! LOVE'em!

The tablecloth is a favorite too!

Lou Cinda :)

marty39 said...

Well now you know that I love your pigs, especially that picture of you on the big one, but your roosters are all too cute too. Love them all. Hugs, Marty

LV said...

It is unbelievable how many nice rooster items you have. I am ashamed of my little nothings, but wanted to be a part of the party. Pleased you stopped by my place. Try to drop in again next Tuesday, 9-1.

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Kathy, I would say you have quite the collection of roosters. I love your rug and the pillow....oh my, just gorgeous!

Thank you for sharing and helping me to celebrate the day!

Barb :-)

Sue said...

HiKathy....love the pillows you had made with the Rooster fabric...very French...And yes, Ragtime was a wonderful movie from 1981 and then the musical was done in 1986...it all originated from the book by E.L. Doctorow. If you ever get the chance and see it in the video store the movie is worth renting...Lots of music in it also..wonderful cast...

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Ah yes! Those adorable Rooster pillows stole my heart! Indeed they did! NICE Rooster collection! Loved it!

Just Breathe said...

Your collection is beautiful. I have roosters all over the place.
I just adore them!

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

Love your roosters, especially the toile. Gorgeous!

Christi

Valerie said...

Love your collection! I think my favorites are your dish towels, sink rug, and PILLOWS!!!

Thanks for the fond birthday wishes. Glad to hear all is going well in your neck of the woods!

Blessings,
Valerie

Valerie said...

I was just purusing your blog and saw that you celebrated your 1-year blogging anniversary on Tuesday!

Congratulations and a super huge thanks to you for all the encouragement and insight you provided to me when I set out to learn how to create my own blog background!!!

Blessings again,
Valerie

Dawn said...

Oh my. That's a lot of roosters. My mom used to have several items like that; all were contained within our kitchen. What I find interesting now, though, is the fact that my aunt collects things like that. However, her fetish leans more towards pachyderms. :)

Melissa Miller said...

You have some real rooster beauties here Kathy! I just adore your colorful rug! ~Precious~ :)

Sandy said...

Beautiful collection of Roosters. I can't wait to see your Christmas tree, you will have to let everyone get a look at it. The rug is really beautiful.
Sandy

Beansieleigh said...

Hi Kathy!! I love ALL the roosters you have here today! LOVE the pillows!!.. but I think your post really threw me for a loop here! ROOSTER CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS! I don't think I have a single ONE! I'm trying to think WHY something like that just never even occurred to me! Well, I'm just going to have to see what I can DO about that THIS year! (0; Hope you're having fun with all the rooster festivities today, and that you have a wonderful weekend too! ~tina

Irma's Rose Cottage said...

What a cute collection! Love the the little plaque.

Irma :)

Bearly Sane said...

Lots there that I like but the wee tin roosters at the end win out...I love Christmas decorations!
Hugs,
Sandi My Roosters Party On

Lara Harris said...

Love the rug!Nice collection!:)

JKW said...

I love the reminder tile in the kitchen. Beautiful idea. You roosters are terrific. Blessings, Janet

Rhondi said...

Love all your rrosters, especially the one with the scripture verse and the pitcher one. You have a really nice collection.
Rhondi

Barb said...

Beautiful collection of roosters. I especially like the little plaque- favorite verse.

That tailgate party-OMG.

Hugs,
Barb

Lady Katherine said...

Love your roosters, we have the same cloth! Mine came from a garage sale, but Miss Janice wants one, do you know where she can buy one?
I love the bridal tea, and all the food everyone brought. I love the flask in the back pocket too. Great way to use everyone college! Just love it. I had fun at each Party you gave!

Ms. Bake-it said...

Hello Kathy,

Love your collection! Especially the pillows and rug.

~ Tracy

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Kathy, you do have some fabulous roosters. I'm loving that rug. I used to have a rooster rug in front of my sink, but with a black background, it looked dirty all of the time! What elegant fabric on the rooster pillows! laurie

Tricia Anne said...

I just love all of your roosters!! I especially like your little tile you have hanging. What a sweet reminder! :o)
Happy Monday!
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

Julie said...

Hi I love yor Roosters, Yes I am still trying to get to all the great party's.... I am having a give-a-way to celebrate my 1 month Blogoversary.... Please stop over at my place to celebrate ...

Sarah said...

Kathy, I'm late arriving. Still working my way through the parties. I don't want to miss a one!

Loved seeing all your roosters. The rug and the Euneda Otis painting are two of my favorites, but I'm green with envy over the two rooster ornaments. I need these to add to my rooster tree that I put up each Christmas. Any idea where you found these and if they might still be available? I'd really appreciate any information you might give
me.

Thanks, Sarah @ hyacinthforthesoul.blogspot.com

Leanne said...

Your bulletin board looks great even if the roosters have to be on their sides. They probably don't mind. Your pillows are beautiful! THanks for sharing with us.

DeniseMarie said...

great rooster pillow and awesome wedding tribute to the school.