Friday, August 28, 2009


It's a Rooster Party!! And I have roosters. I honestly didn't realize just how many I have. The border, I put up when I first moved in and this is all that is left. I have been taking it down to redo my kitchen.

I believe I may be due for some new plates. Oh, and I did fix the crooked one. I love the basket, for some reason, paper plates and dinnerware keep ending up here for summer. I usually have towels folded up in it.

I love my canisters, thank you Target. OOOH, I just remembered I have a dish for my garlic that matches. (oops).

The pretty tin is from a craft sale. I wish I had 2 more.

I painted the potholder holder. I am eventually covering the ugly tile with stainless backing.

I can't keep anyone from touching my towels, drying or wiping their hands on them, or basically just leave them alone. I would prefer to keep them as decoration, but it just hasn't worked out yet for me. I do iron them before I hang them so they look nice. And then, they get used.

this pretty girl is from my little old lady friend that used to live next door. I miss her. She was such a wonderful ol' gal.

I think I'm obsessed. But they're so cute. I saw a life-sized rooster, complete with feathers a few days ago, but I'm holding out for the sale.

I love this little teapot. thank you Cracker Barrel. LOVE their store!

I need to change the color of my dining room. I did pick a color. I still like the wine color, which never comes out in pictures. It looks like dark purple, and it's not. I chose a nice soft robin's egg blue, again! I love the color. It'll open the room up a little and make it bigger in appearance.

OH just let me tell you about the wine - it is fabulous for the price! I had to have it, just for the rooster, and ended up loving it.

Don't you just love the vintage apron?? It's so adorable.

The canisters were from a friend from high school; actually, her Mom had given them to me when I got my first apartment. I found the salt and pepper shakers at a flea market. I now have a full set. Love them.

more Cracker Barrel - the rooster figurine salt and pepper shakers. Oh and the other towel to the set.

My coasters! I have 4, all a little different, but you get the idea.
This is the one I just bought. Isis is afraid of it. I also bought a crow and it's freaking everyone out. Time to get a few more.

I hope you like my roosters. I'm currently working on a beautiful cabinet I just acquired from my sister and her boyfriend. I need to get to Hob Lob to find the knobs and some more little pieces for it. I did some stenciling with joint compound on it. I think I may do it somewhere in the house. Sooooo easy. I just can't wait to show it.

I'm off to see more roosters.


Micki said...

You have a lovely collection of roosters. I enjoyed seeing all of them!

Mrs. P. said...

Great roosters! I really liked the cannisters and s&p shakers.

Sorry to know that you suffer from migranes. I have those in my life who also do. Take gentle care of yourself.


Beautiful Pear Tree Lane said...

Just loved your collection of rooster, especially the apron, your teapot and those towels you have to iron. And why is it when you want to leave something up just for decorating purposes, they just seem to have a magnet, especially towels. LOL The canister set from your friend are so vintage.
Thanks for sharing.

Rhondi said...

Hi Deborah
Of all your roosters I like the one on the vintage apron best of all. And I remember someone I knew having those canisters.
Oh dear, I hope my comment doesn't really coma cross as a "clap of thunder"....
Hugs, Rhondi

Darlene said...

Just stopping by from the Rooster Party. You have a bunch of GREAT them!!

Torie Jayne said...

Hi fellow party goer, Great display of roosters, and I love the one with the crossed legs, Have a great weekend!x

Lynn said...

You have great roosters!

I have had 2 migraines in my life and they took me off thPill and no more.
I don't know how you stand it!
I thought I was dying and hoped it would hurry up and happen!

Betsy said... have a nice rooster collection! I especially like the canisters! So sorry to hear about your migraine disease. Best of luck to you...I love your positive attitude!

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

making my way in little bitty steps...this is quite a Rooster Party shin-dig!

...your rooster border still looks quite nice! (maybe you can salvage some of the roosters and frame them up?...a bit of history celebrating your moving in.

haha I love Cracker Barrel finds too...they got me started on my love for Polish Pottery!
I love your weather vane, and vintage things!

and love how you call it Hob Lob!...will have to keep that in mind...hmmm, I need to get to a Hob Lob or a Cracky (one of my silly kids started calling Cracker Barrel this!)

Blessings & Aloha!

Oh... I also read your profile...our oldest has had some migraines ...but they are saying in her case, it seems stressed-induced. Hope you have more migraine-free days!

Barb said...

You do have a serious rooster collection. I would be hard pressed to pick a favorite.


Irma's Rose Cottage said...

Love your rooster collection! Where did you find the wine bottle with the rooster? That is just soooo cute!

Irma :)

Coloradolady said...

Oh. My. I just love your vintage apron, and your canisters..those are lovely. I never find any of those types of things that the paint is not almost all off. Loved your post. Have a great weekend.

juls4real said...

Good Gooly Ms. Rooster! Your roosters and home are very enchanting. Love the one from the little ol' lady. Great job.

Happy Rooster Day,

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Deborah, all your roosters are adorable and beautifull displayed. Lovely!

Thanks so much for joining the party and sharing with us.

Barb :-)

CC said...

Ooooo, I love the teapot and the apron. They're beautiful. Happy Rooster Day...

Barb said...

Hi Deborah,
Yep, Cash is an American bulldog.
He is a character.

Sue said...

How funny to see your white rex on the wine bottle.... You have some collection of roosters, Deborah. The teapot is one of the favs that I saw. Also the ceramic one from your old neighbor. Is she wearing a bonnet? Thanks for the visit. I enjoyed mine.
:-) Sue

Theresa said...

Deborah, First of all thanks for stopping by and checking out my collection:) Love yours, several favorites... the apron-OMG, soooo sweet, love the canisters and well ALL of it! Thanks for showing them to us and have a blessed day!

Anonymous said...

Hi Deborah! You have a great assortment! I think I had one of those wood boxes/canisters once? I laughed about the dishtowels for display!lol everytime I look at my "display" ones I see a new spot on them!!! I give up on that idea!lol Have a great weekend (and I hope it is pain free) Sincerely, Jeannette

Debbie said...

Thanks for visiting and the sweet comments. I love your collection on roosters. It makes so many of us have a common bond. I love the weather vane. Debbie

Susie Q said...

I love your collection! I am tickled that we share the cannisters! Gotta love Target!!
You sweet Cracker Barrel tea pot is wonderful! I saw some awesome rooster dishes on another blog today from there...a trip to CB may be in store for me! : )
Cock-a-doodly-do to you from me, Sue!

ellen b. said...

Oh man of all the days to have computer problems mine chooses to freeze on me today with all these roosters to come and see!! I'm finally getting around and appreciate your visit today!
Love the variety of roosters you have. The vintage apron is very cool!!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

You've got a nice collection of roosters, all pretty! I had to laugh at the feathered one Isis is afraid of! Will he be afraid of a life-sized rooster??

Fun rooster day!


dana said...

Loved the wooden canisters and the coasters!! You are the second person to feature that wine...I think I will have to get some of that! I could use a glass after spending much of the day visiting rooster parties!!

Hope you've had a great time today! Dana

jeanne said...

Deborah, you have a wonderful collection of roosters etc. Love the apron and the towels, the tea pot and all the rest. I like your canisters as well. The story of how you got them is sweet. Looking forward to seeing your cabinet. I have been painting my kitchen a pretty gold. Laura Ashley #3. A very warm color.
It is only above my cabinets so it is not overwhelming.

I really enjoyed your rooster party.


Sarah said...

Enjoyed my visit. You have some nice roosters. Hope you can stop by hyacinthforthesoul for some rooster fun.

Carolyn (Harbor Hon) said...

Hi Deborah,
Thanks for visiting my little part of the world. I LOVE your rooster weathervane and the apron is adorable. Well all of your roosters are really cute too. :) Thanks for sharing all your wonderful treasures with us. xxoo

jerseygirl211 said...

Great rooster makes me want to go out and look for more. This was a lot of fun. Hope you have a good day, pain free.


Cheryl said...

Oh wow what a great collection you have I love the canisters and the vintage apron
Cheryl...Snatch JOY

Grandma Nina said...

Deborah, Thanks for visiting me and my roosters. Wasn't this a fun party? And you're right, your canisters match my hot pads. I'll have to be on the lookout for those at flea markets or antique stores. So nice to meet you.

Beansieleigh said...

Hi Deborah! I love ALL the roosters you have here today, but most definitely, my favorite among them was the vintage apron!! Beautiful! Love the rooster that was your neighbor's too! Throughout this entire event, the roosters with memories tied to them are the best and most beautiful! Hope you're enjoying all the rooster festivities, and that you're having a wonderful weekend! ~tina

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

You do have alot of rooster stuff! Very cute especially that vintage apron!


Snippety Gibbet said...

I think they may have to crown you the queen of all things rooster. You sure have a lot of em!!! I think that's fun. jan

Stella said...

Those wooden cannisters are great. It's nice you were able to find matching pieces. Thanks for sharing all you friends.

JKW said...

I love the roosters. Thank you for sharing. Blessings, Janet

Freda Marie said...

Cracker Barrel is great for all of your roosters and the large collection you have!

Ana said...

Hi Deborah,
What a great collection. I love, love, love your Target Rooster canisters. Thank you for sharing. Have a great day.

♥Ana~A Petite Cottage

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 ...