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Thursday, August 27, 2009

It's Party Time

This just so happens to be my 50th post, and I'm going to a party! A Rooster Party that it is! This lovely affair is being hosted by Barb over at Bella Vista.

Now I don't consider myself a collector, and I'm sure there are those who have many more than I do, but the roosters I do have seem to have found a comfortable place at my house. My decor isn't country, yet I think they fit in quite well......I didn't set out to collect them but they sort of made their way to me over the last few years, and now that they're here they seem to add a little something to my home that wasn't here before.

This little guy wanted to be first. He's made of tin and I bought him a few years ago to be part of a centerpiece at my husbands "Southern Fried Chicken Birthday Party"........so he loves a good party! I like to sit him in the middle of the breakfast table on bright sunny mornings.

This platter is one I've had for many years that is perfect when used as a breadbasket for hot biscuits or rolls.

I currently have these sitting atop one of my pantries along with several of my rooster cups from a favorite set of dishes.

This little rooster/spoon holder is probably my favorite. Besides being so cute it is actually very handy. It belonged to my mother-in-law and she always kept it in their winter home here in Phoenix. She passed away 3 years ago and my father-in-law just recently asked if I would like to have it.....well of course! :)

I also became the owner of her lovely cookie jar.

These two just naturally belong together so I have them sitting on my kitchen counter along side my glass canisters of staples.

Finally, just take a look at this guy! Isn't he handsome? He doesn't actually live here at our house but he's a local favorite. We visit him occasionally at Tolmachoff Farms right outside of the city here. We first met him a few Octobers ago at the Pumpkin Festival..........this would make a great print, wouldn't it?
Hope you've enjoyed yourself while you've been here........now go on over to Bella Vista and continue to party!

49 comments:

Darlene said...

Hi Elaine,
I'm visiting from the Rooster Party. You have a lot of darling roosters!! LOVE them all!

Pricilla said...

Hi Elaine....love your roosters. I don't have a country decor either but there is something about roosters that fit into a kitchen so well no matter what the style! I like that you have a story to go with each one too. I noticed that on some other posts about things you collect. I think that gives a home special character, don't you?
Now I'm off to go check out some other rooster party posts. Don't you just love Blogs? Like one big gorgeous magazine!

gin said...

Stopping in for the rooster party. Nice show of roosters you have.

Sue said...

What a gorgeous cookie jar! Your breadbasket is cute cute cute... How very sweet that you FIL gave you something that he knew you would enjoy! It's nice to own a treasure...
:-) Sue

Amy said...

Elaine...love all your roosters...but I'm partial to the one with the measuring (?) spoons. Have a great evening.

Amy

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Elaine, you do have quite a collection! I like the first one too! He's too cute. Check me out - I acknowledged your gracious award.

Ginny said...

Elaine, nice little collection of roosters and I like hearing the story behind each one. That's always a lot of fun for me, I guess because I have a story behind everything I own too! Hope you have a super weekend!
Ginny

Tammy said...

Enjoyed my visit to your Rooster Party!☺

Becky K. said...

I am with you on the spoon holder because it is functional and because it came from family. Love these items!

Happy Rooster Party!

Becky K.
Hospitality Lane

Amy said...

Lovely roosters, love the measuring spoon rooster!!

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Hi Elaine,
Your roosters are wonderful and they lend such a lot of character to a home, don't you think? Enjoyed your stories too that accompanied them all. Happy Rooster Day!

Blessings,
Sandi

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Elaine, happy 50th post!!

Your rooster are all so charming but I love, love the tray. Oh, it is so pretty. Don't you just love roosters?!

Thank you for sharing and being a special part of our group.

Barb :-)

VanderbiltWife said...

Congratulations on your 50th post. The measuring spoon holder is SO adorable.

My next post is my 500th! Any ideas for that?

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Wonderful roosters, Elaine!!

Beautiful Pear Tree Lane said...

Hi Elaine,
Just loved seeing all of your roosters, and the way you have displayed them. But the last little guy steals the show, thank you for sharing.
Sue

JKW said...

Yes, the rooster would make a great print. Rooster with spoons! I love all the different and unique types of roosters there are. Amazing and wonderful. Blessings, Janet

Ramona said...

Good Morning ~ Congratulations on your 50th post and here's to 50 more!!! Your roosters are wonderful...thank you for sharing!

Smiles ~ Ramona

Picket said...

I came over from Barb's for the rooster party! I loved seeing your roosters adn the ones from your precious mother-in-law are true treasures for sure...thanks for sharing and have a great day.

Coloradolady said...

I love all of your roosters, but those rooster cups are so cute!! Have a great weekend.

Beansieleigh said...

Hi Elaine! Love all your roosters here today! LOVED that cookie jar in particular. My daughter gave me one, and I was in tears one day, after I clumsily broke it! I am always on the look out for one to replace him, but no luck yet (locally, anyway).. I imagine I'll find one more easily around Christmas time though, so I'm crossing my fingers! Loved your rooster with the spoons too, by the way! Have fun today, and have a wonderful weekend! ~tina

Irma's Rose Cottage said...

What a nice collection of roosters. Love the one holding your measuring spoons.

Irma :)

An Accomplished Woman said...

Love all your roosters!!!

Cynthia

Debbie said...

I love your collection of roosters, especially the one holding the measuring spoons. Debbie

dottydotty said...

fantastic roosters I am so enjoying the parties

Ms. Bake-it said...

Hello Elaine,

Love your roosters. Especially the wooden platter!

~ Tracy

Barb said...

Hi Elaine,
Your roosters do fit in with your decor. They are all beautiful especially the real one-lol.

Congrats on 50 posts. It goes by very quickly. You have a very nice blog-good vibe!

hugs,
Barb

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Ohhh, I love LOVE LOVE your mil's cookie jar! Those cups with the roosters on them are adorable, too. I love all your sweet collection! Thanks for sharing.

Big Rooster Hugs & Pecks,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Jane said...

Hi Elaine
Love your roosters! Especially the live one... Yes, he would make an interesting print. I have never seen a platter like yours. It would go with so much!

Thanks for visiting my roosters...
Jane (Artfully Graced)

Susan Wymola said...

ER ERR ER ERR ER!! What a nice collection of Roos you have.

Sarah said...

Thanks for sharing your roosters. You have some grate ones! Handsome guy at the end!!!

Hope to see you at my place for more rooster fun.
hyacinthforthesoul.blogspot.com

Ana said...

Hi Elaine,
Happy Rooster Day! I've been having a blast looking around at everyones rooster posts. Your roosters are lovely. The cutest has to be the one with the spoons. Have a wonderful weekend.

Blessings,
♥Ana~A Petite Cottage

YayaOrchid said...

You have a very nice rooster collection going there. And yes, that 'live' rooster would make a fabulous print!

Connie said...

That man was a jerk, honey. But I had the last laugh for sure. Late getting around today but finally doing it. Thank you for the visit and comment, chickee!
xoxo,
Connie

juls4real said...

Love the measuring spoon rooster. So cute. Thanks for sharing.

Juls

Lynn said...

If I'm reeeeely nice, will you let me buy the platter with the red gingham borders?
No?
OK.
Then I will just look at it!

Michelle said...

Love the rooster spoon holder...so cute!

Ruby said...

I always love a rooster with a good story and you have several. Thanks for sharing. I think I like the teaspoon holder best.

Stella said...

How nice that you have such lovely memories of your MIL to keep you comapny in the kitche. That is something to crow about. I think the bowl is so nice for rolls. Thank you for sharing.

Lara Harris said...

Love the one with the measuring spoons!How clever!:)

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Your Tolmochoff Farms Rooster is so typical with an attitude that makes a Rooster known as "cock of the walk!" he is wonderful..and yes he would make a great wall hanging...and I would certainly print him and frame him and up on the wall he would go! :)

Kammy said...

Great collection ! Such a pretty plate with handles - my fav !
I won't show Oscar the pictures of your real rooster - he would get jealous !
Kammy

Julie said...

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

Kathy said...

Elaine,
Dropping by to check on the roosters. Love your cookie jar and my favorite has to be the measuing spoon holder. That is awesome.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Neat Rooster pictures and collections, Elaine. I have seen quite a few on blogs this week--and these are some of the best.

We have an antique place not far from us called the Rusty Rooster. They have a big rooster out in the front. I'll think of you when I pass there from now on.
Hugs,
Betsy

Blondie's Journal said...

Elaine,

I just love all of your roosters!! The guy holding the measuring spoons is my favorite and you are so blessed that it was previously your mother~in~law's, as well as the other rooster.

I am so sorry I am late, but wasn't this a fun party??!!

xoxo
Janie

Rhonda @ Shellbelle's Tiki Hut said...

Aw, I just love all your roosters and the stories behind them. How special that you have those that belonged to your MIL. You can tell how you write about each one, how special they are to you.

Charm and Grace said...

What a lovely blog! I am having a great time looking at your previous posts, too. Congratulations on 50 posts!! Love the roosters, too... very French.

Blessings,
Christi

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

happy 50th post!

I love your metal rooster... such a handsome fella! And How great that the pair of your MIL's roosters were able to come together... and what a very beautiful feathered one i the last photo! We have a "wild" rooster that lets himself known near one of fields near a McDonald's in our town! No one really can get a glimpse of him, but he does his morning cock-a-doodle-doing! (I didnt think to mention that at my party...but thought about it just now !)

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!

Gracie said...

Hi Elaine
Sorry I am so late...just got back from my trip.Iam returning visits like I said I would,thank you for yours and your comments.I think you are a collector of many handsome roosters,they say... "More than 3? Make's a collect in thee!"In fact Ive enjoyed your blog,very well put together.
Tracy