Thursday, August 27, 2009

Vintage Roosters Gone Wild

Today I am participating in the Rooster Party being hosted by Barb of Bella Vista at . I should probably inform you before we begin that this is a coed farm, so you are going to see some hens mixed in with the roosters.

Let's start our tour in the dining room. Here is the fellow that started all this rooster craziness. Originally he belonged to my maternal grandmother. I loved him so much that eventually he made his way to my house and has been very happy here ever since. I don't have many things that belonged to my grandmother, so Mister Rooster is very special to me. That is why I couldn't let him be lonely, so I had to start collecting more roosters.

Here are a few of Mister Rooster's little buddies. These were all picked up at garage sales or thrift stores through the years. You can tell by their chips and cracks that they are vintage, and I don't mind a little imperfection.

Grandma's rooster has some fancier friends he can look up to as well. This piece came from Hobby Lobby (on clearance of course).

I even found a set of 4 Warren Kimble rooster plates and a matching cream pitcher at Goodwill.

Just last week, my husband spotted this Metlox Poppy Trail rooster bowl at the thrift store. I couldn't pass it up at only 99 cents!

I bought these prints at the thrift store. I still can hardly believe they were only $3.50 each.

This rooster banner welcomes you into our kitchen.

When my rooster hand soap dispenser broke, I put a stopper into the hole because I just couldn't bear to part with it and it's darling crackled finish.

I located this rooster and hen hanging rack at a salvage store. It was originally designed to hang a valance on, but I thought it would be lots more fun to hang my vintage metal and wood treasures from it.

That is all the roosters roosting inside, but you can't leave until you see this rooster sign out by the corn field. Isn't it cute!

Now roosters may be popular and stylish, but on this farm there is only one chicken who rules the roost, my sweet little red hen. Bossy little Sister tells all of us what to do.

Drop back by the farm soon and we will visit some of the other animals. Have a blessed weekend.


  1. I love, love, love that kitchen utensil holder. How clever of you to use it in a way it was not intended. That is just adorable. How smart and creative. Have a great weekend.

  2. Love you rooster party. The big hanging rack is fantastic. I love your roosters. Blessings, Janet

  3. Just loved all of your roosters and to have one that belonged to your grandmother is so special!! Thank you for sharing.

  4. LOVE your all your roosters! LOVE the Warren Kimble plates, and the hanging rack is nice too! But the one from your grandmother.. I'm with you! I can see and understand why that's your favorite! My first piece is from my grandmother! Collecting roosters has been a custom now, from when my great grandmother collected them, to my grandmother, to my mother, and now me.. I told my daughter she has to keep this going, and she seems to look forward to that! (0; As for any chips and cracks in any pieces of our collections?.. As far as I'm concerned, it's all part of their beautiful characters! Have fun today, and have a wonderful weekend! ~tina

  5. The hens do have such personality, don't they?
    We love our real hens...the roosters go to other homes...we are on the edge of a development so noise can be an issue.

    I love your Rooster/hen collection. Very creative.

    Happy Rooster Party

    Becky K.
    Hospitality Lane

  6. Lovely collection! Especially the REAL one!! Love your banner & plates, especially the WK ones!

    Big Rooster Hugs & Pecks,
    Angelic Accents

  7. You have a great rooster collection. Little sister looks like she would rule the roost!

    What a nice post. thank you for sharing.


  8. I love how you utilized the rooster and hen hanging rack! What a great idea! Bossy Little Sister does look like she knows how to rule the roost!

    ~ Tracy

  9. Grandma's roosters are in good hands. How nice of you to make sure he had friends. Using that valance rod like that was a great idea!

  10. Love all your roosters/hens!! I have one big one on top of the fridge and it was the only one I've had for years until a few hours ago, when I purchased a Jim Shore weathervane one from eBay.
    Bossy little Sister is sure the cutest by far!!

  11. I'm working my way through the parties, but it may take me all weekend. So many wonderful roosters to visit. Enjoyed your party. You have some great guys living at your place. Hope to see you at my place for a little rooster fun.

  12. Love your beautiful rooster plates and especially the pot rack! Thanks for stopping by Painting Thyme Needfuls......glad to have found each other in blogland..& thanks again to Barb at Bella Vista for brining us all together to party! It will take me all weekend and more to stop by all the parties...what fun!

  13. I especially love the rooster prints. Fantastic price for them, too!

  14. lovely roosters. I love the your rooster plates, so colorful. And a collection would not be complete without the real thing. Your little red hen is sweet.

  15. I love your real sassy rooster. Just adorable. The hanging rack is a very unique piece.


  16. Loved your Roosters! Especially the plates. Thanks for sharing.

    Irma :)

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

  18. I love your roosters. I collect them too. It is very addicting. Thank you so much for sharing.


  19. Enjoyed your great rooster collection! The rooster banner is cute...I have to find me something like that! Thanks for sharing! Hugs!