Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Rooster Overload

WARNING!! ROOSTER OVERLOAD!!!


I didn't realize I had so many roosters. When I heard about the rooster party, I was excited to join in and share my roosters and see all the great ones you all have. I know I don't need any more, but my heart just skips a beat when I see one. It's a sickness, I'm telling you.


First, this stained glass rooster sits above my cabinets. He belongs to my parents, who recently came to live with us.


Here is a bookshelf in my kitchen that houses cookbooks. I have a small rooster oil painting and a yellow ceramic rooster sitting on top. They are next to a tall carnival glass vase that belongs to my parents, and a few more vases.



Over the vent hood mantel, is a collection of odd bottles, an old jar, and 2 roosters. The one in the middle is my favorite rooster. I got him on a trip to Mountain Home, Arkansas.He is made of old wood and metal.


My paper towel holder is, of course, a rooster...


A porcelain couple with a hen and rooster sit on my buffet.


Some rooster dessert plates and little ceramic rooster boxes on the plate rack...



Rooster salt and pepper shakers...

A larger plate and a cookie jar on top of the plate rack...



Two rooster prints ...I painted the frames black and distressed them.


A ceramic rooster perched atop a post going into the den...


If you look closely, you will see a couple rooster magnets on my pantry chalkboard door.


A canister that holds coffee beans...



A tiled tray...


Arthur Court salt and pepper shakers by the stove.


A planter in the yard...nothing growing in it right now.


Little Lucy loves this pillow .


A hooked mat I use on a green stool by the back door...


A soup tureen and Southern Living At Home metal candleholder with raffia tied to it. I won the candleholder at a SLAH party.


Rusty metal hook in the laundry room.


Copper wind vane.I recently found him at Old Time Pottery.


Ceramic candle light...



Tassel hung on a red cabinet in the laundry room that houses more cookbooks.


Over my desk area, a rooster peeps out from a cubbyhole.



Cute little lamp at my desk.



Another favorite rooster over the kitchen window. I bought him at a garage sale several years ago. He is handcarved. The lady who sold him to me said she bought it on her honeymoon in Jamaica. I can't believe she was selling it.


More cookbooks...and a little clay rooster...


Buffet and plate rack display...


This pic shows more of the plate rack. My husband made it for me several years ago. I just love it. The buffet came from a local thrift store.


Three rooster plates...


A cast iron rooster doorstop...


Ceramic rooster...again from a thrift store...


This big guy sits on top of my cabinets. He came from Hobby Lobby.


I hope you enjoyed my rooster tour. I am posting early...the party really starts Friday. Click over to http://barbsgoodlife.blogspot.com/ to see all the others...




20 comments:

Shannon said...

Good grief thats alot of roosters!!! I never guess I paid attention to how many you have. =)

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Sheila, mercy girl, that is a lot of roosters and they are all lovely.....how delightful! Yes, rooster sickness does exist, doesn't it? Ha. Love all your sweet pictures and your cute little pup.

Thank you for being a special part of this day!

Hugs, Barb

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

What a beautiful collection of roosters. I've enjoyed my tour of them.. hugs ~lynne~

Mrs. P. said...

GREAT rooster collection. I love the coffee bean canister and the tassel!

Blessings!
Gail

Blondie's Journal said...

Holy rooster!! You have set a record in Blogland, Sheila!! Oh, but I do love each and every one, especially the stained glass rooster. That is precious!!

I LOVE your home!! You have a talent for decorating and everything looks warm and cozy and full of love. And your doggie is adorable!!

Have fun visiting!! I am making all sorts of new friends. Maybe I am a party animal (rooster!!).

xoxo
Janie

Beautiful Pear Tree Lane said...

It is so nice to meet a fellow blogger who loves roosters too, enjoyed each one, especially Lucy napping with the pillow.
Sue

Beansieleigh said...

Hi Sheila! My goodness, you DO have quite a beautiful collection of roosters!! If I were to pick out favorites, and I am.. I would say.. the one that sets atop the post going into the den!!.. and the Arthur Court salt and pepper shakers! Hope you've been enjoying all the rooster festivities today, and that you have a wonderful weekend! ~tina

dana said...

I think you win the award for MOST ROOSTERS!! :) You have a great collection--all sizes, shapes and material. I loved the stained glass beauty that belongs to your parents. I've never seen one like that!

Thanks for sending me your link...I don't know why it didn't come through the first time! It was so nice to "meet" you via Rooster Party Day!! Dana

Dawn said...

I loved seeing all your roosters. I also loved that beautiful paint color behind them! It's so nice that you could mix in your parents items when they moved in with you.
Dawn

Rhondi said...

Hi Sheila
All I can say is WOW!! You sure have a lot of great roosters. I was going to pick a favorite but I have too many favorites!

JKW said...

I have never seen such a wide variety of roosters. I love them all, particularly the outdoor guy and the Stained Glass Rooster is unbelievably wonderful. Thank you for sharing all your roosters. You give a Great party. Blessings, Janet

Barb said...

O.K, I crowned someone else the Queen of Roosters but you just took the crown away. They are all fab-u-lous. The stained glass one is my favorite though.

Lucy is a sweetie.

hugs,
Barb

Homepsun Kitchen said...

LOVE your collection! Thanks for following Homespun Kitchen, I look forward to checking out your blog:)

Blessings,
Cara

Bearly Sane said...

Ohhh you have lots of goodies to look at, so many I can't choose which rooster I like best. Thanks for sharing.
Hugs,
Sandi - My Roosters Party On

Ms. Bake-it said...

Hello Sheila,

What a beautiful collection of roosters you have! Loved the stained glass! I am definitely going to have to get a rooster tassel. I have seen several on my tour through the rooster party and I really like them. I have enjoyed my tour through your lovely rooster displays. Thank you for sharing!

~ Tracy

Irma's Rose Cottage said...

Still making the rounds. What a lovely collection. Love the salt and pepper shakers.

Irma :)

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...

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

Loved seeing all your roosters. You do have a few! The tassel is darling. Did you make it?

Thanks for sharing,
Sarah @ hyacinthforthesoul.blogspot.com

Bill said...

Hi Sheila,
Sorry I'm running late stopping by. Amazing rooster collection! This event was waiting to happen at your house, wasn't it!!!

Bye for now,
Bill

racheld said...

OH, my Dear HEAVENS!!! You WIN!!

I've never seen such a bright, lively display of anything. I enjoyed touring everyone's arrangements and collections, but yours is the most colorful and varied (and numerous), I think.

This was such fun, and I just happened upon it---my bookmark has led me back to the "Shower Tablescape" for days now,(a lovely presentation and a wonderful thing to do for a friend) and I finally thought to click on your title page. I'm still learning all the ins and outs of this blogging thing.

Just such FUN looking in here!!!
rachel