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Monday, November 12, 2007

The Cock of the Walk ~

I've always LIKED roosters but I never really intended to COLLECT them. It just happened!
One day, I looked around and there it was.... a rooster collection !

My sweet daughter-in-law gave me this pretty, handpainted tray several years ago for Christmas. I still just love it, Kathy !!


Yep, one holds salt and the other pepper. They, and their cute little tray they are sitting on, go with the larger tray above.




The vintage, clear glass rooster bookends are extra special because a cousin gave them to me years ago.





This wooden guy is probably one of my favorites. I got him several years ago at a thrift store for 50 cents.... I love thrift shopping and haven't been in awhile. I better get out there and check things out. What if there's another 50 cent rooster out there??







This plate is a Fitz and Floyd and I like it but the colors just don't seem to work in my house... Maybe I have too much black around? I thought of a cousin when I bought this plate (she collects Fitz and Floyd) so I am thinking it was meant for her which is why I am not satisfied with it in my house!!??!! hmmmmm




I don't even remember where I got this little guy !! Scary....they seem to multiply like rabbits!:)











This black and white fella sits on my counter in my red kitchen...at least, for now. I tend to change things up pretty often around my house. I get tired of the same thing so I "rotate"!






This big ole, metal rooster has a little door in his side that opens for a candle...I've never put one in him but might try it and see how it looks.
HAVE A HAPPY MONDAY ~






















30 comments:

Mary said...

Morning, bj -- I'm glad to see there is someone else out there who just stumbles into collections. I was beginning to think I was strange! I love your roosters, especially the plate with the balck polka dots. I have some salt and pepper shakers, too, and an iron rooster very like your candle holder. and you're right, they do seem to multiply like rabbits!
xoxo,
Mary

Mary said...

Oh, and I almost forgot to say "thank you so much!" for your sweet comments about my house. I had a good chuckle thinking about those HGTV riots, too!
xoxo,
Mary

Rosie's Whimsy said...

You have a red kitchen and lots of roosters? Can I come live with you? hehehe.....loved seeing your collection.....good way to start my morning!

FarmHouse Style said...

I love your collection of Roosters! My real life rooster is such a character, the way he struts around like he rules the world..LOL! You have to laugh at and yet admire their proud, sometimes arrogant nature.

I love the Roots memory boxes you made for your children. What a treasure:)

Rhonda

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

I love your faith and believe sign they are so beautiful.
ginger

Nunnie's Attic said...

I'm totally jealous! I have just started collecting them and I have quite a few already. But can you ever have too many? I don't think so. I love love love roosters. Anytime you get tired of a piece in your collection - send it my way. I'll be sure to put it up in a place of honor, of course!

Love,
Julie

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

I love your roosters--especially the blue-and-yellow plate. That's one of my favorite color combos.

cargol said...

Finally a site where all your roosters are safe from removal! Enjoyed seeing them again as well as some new ones! Have a great day, BJ!

Katherines Dream said...

Bj, firstly a big Thank You for my Smile Award.......XXXX
And what a fine collection of Roosters, they are lovely.
Thank you for all your lovely comments on my Blog, you are a star {"_"} XX

Jackie said...

Love your roosters.

I more or less stumbled into collecting angels. Like you I looked up one day and saw a collection. Now it seems as if everyone I know buys me an angel when they see something interesting.

Anonymous said...

Every yime I see roosters I think of YOU!!!!and smile... the rooster postings were always so much fun... I giggle just thinking about it!.................................and look they're still there!!!!
Patti aka.. italianblonde

Nan said...

Well, you know I love your roosters. I have to laugh about the comment on your roosters "being safe".
Star Nan

Kelly Mahoney said...

Cute decor!

T*mmy said...

My Mom collects hens as she had one as a pet when she was a child...
Love your collection!
Have a great day!

alice said...

Bj, you know how much I love roosters, but didn't know you collected them too! I love all of yours. To me, roosters are so funny and cheerful. I could sit and watch real ones all day. I'm out of room---whatever will I do?
How about roosters in the bedroom or bathroom---oh me, what's a gal to do?

B said...

It sure brought a smile to my day to see your roosters safely posted.

Betty (Beddow) said...

Oops I deleted part of my name some how. B would be Betty (Beddow)

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Hi BJ,

I am a huge rooster fan and your collection is great! I love that plate in your kitchen and those bookends are terrific!

Hugs,
Dena

Tea Time and Roses said...

What beautiful roosters bj! You have a wonderful collection, and they all are just lovely... That's how it was for me with teddy bears. I would pick up one or two I could not live without and before I knew it, I had little bears everywhere! They bring so much joy don't they. Enjoy your week...

Smiles to you...

Beverly

Anonymous said...

Hey BJ, that's right the roosters are finally safe!! No more instant disappearing. Yeah. My breadbox came and I just love the rooster on the front. I will snap a pic and send it when we get back home from FL in December. I'll keep up w/ you from there. Yeah, safe roosters!! Christy427

Cottage Contessa said...

Morning BJ! Your Rooster collection is fantastic, I love the Rooster plate in your kitchen! That one sent my heart a pitter pat! I'd love to see more photo's of the rooms in your home (especially the kitchen, I love kitchens!), it looks like such a gorgeous home sweetie!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

Julie said...

I inherited 2 red chicken figurines from my Grandmother which I adore! Your collection is really nice.

Anonymous said...

I love the music !!! Ray Charles really makes the atmosphere.

Tammy

Anonymous said...

I'm glad you found a safe place for your roosters BJ, and love the clear glass one best, and love how you've displayed them.
PJ

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

Hi BJ! So nice of you to stop in to see me at my blog Southern Lady's Vintage! As you suggested, I did pop in and the first thing that I see is your wonderful rooster collection! You are right! We have soooo much in common!Grandchildren, scouring flea markets, yard sales, thrift stores and finding new life to the treasures we find! But I bet you didn't know that I too am a rooster collector! I will be reading more of your lovely blog! Please visit me again sometimes! PS - your picture is lovely! You certainly do not look nearly 70 at all!
Barbara
Southern Lady's Vintage

NAME: CIELO said...

Hi bj.... I know what you mean by the phrase: "One day, I looked around and there it was.... a rooster collection"... Ja! I've never considered myself a "collector", but my dinner plates seems to be adding up and up... so I think you can call me a collector after all... je!

You just can't resist the temptation of having more of what you like... that's all.

Have a good night!

Love,

Cielo

Michelle said...

BJ, I love roosters too..but you have a fantastic collection. I don't think you can ever have too many :)

Meggie said...

BJ: Isn't it funny how you turn around one day and you seem to have a collection....how did that happen? Your roosters are adorable! I can see why you love them so.

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Hi BJ,
Love the roosters. Isn't it funny how those collections sneak up on us?
Penny

Sarah - The Tea Princess said...

Hi BJ. It's so nice to see your roosters again! I have missed them - and you. It's so nice to put a face to your name. Your blog site is lovely.