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Thursday, August 27, 2009

BIRDS OF A FEATHER FLOCK TOGETHER...





COCK-A-DOODLE-DOOOO..
THE PARADE IS ABOUT TO BEGIN....
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AND...we are all coming together at..
BARB of BELLA VISTA ,
our charming and lovely host for this most fun blog party....
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She has beautiful ROOSTERS for YOU
and a long list of other players...
JUST can't WAIT to march their ROOSTERS , just for YOU to enjoy....


THIS speckled cutie- pie ROOSTER is leading the way for all the ROOSTERS here at SWEET NOTHINGS to the
"SHOW US YOUR ROOSTERS PARTY... "
Thanks so much, BARB, for giving us this chance to have so much fun with all our ROOSTERS..
I think EVERYone loves ROOSTERS...
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Here's one of my favorite ROOSTER plates...
could be because it has black and white polka dots on it...
and please notice the RED candle !!!!
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Mizz NANCY over at SOUTHERN LADY sent it to me. She saw it at a yard sale and since it's name is
SWEET NOTHINGS...she thought of me.
"Thank you so much for your sweetness, NANCY...
I just love my Sweet Nothings candle...
(don't ya'll think this photo would make a perfect header for my blog?...me, too!)
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FLOWER pots with roosters....


ROOSTERS, ROOSTERS EVERYWHERE !

A very dear friend gave these large and beautiful ROOSTER prints to me...
I just love them to pieces...
SHEILA.....can you love ROOSTER prints?
You bet your rooster feathers you can !!
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My ROOSTER weather vane keeps me knowing which direction I am going !!! ;>)
oops....too bad it doesn't have a "straight up from down"..!!
OR ..a "don't know if I'm comin' or going"..tee heee
I'm just getting giddy with all these ROOSTER feathers flying around here....
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I'm not even sure how I got started collecting ROOSTERS !!??
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This fine feathered friend stays beneath my feet while I work at my sink....


My favorite pair of ROOSTERS....a gift from son and daughter*in*law...
Glass ROOSTERS a gift from a sweet, sweet cousin...

An old, wooden, thrifted piece that I like a lot.....
He has always looked so proud, with his tail feathers stuck so high in the air....
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I can't tell if these are roosters or their girlfriends...
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ANYway, they wanted to be in this post so...here they are!
They look so BUG-eyed...like they are scared..

maybe they heard we're having FRIED chicken tonight !!!!!

HEN or ROOSTER ??
"It's" name HAS to be SASSY !!
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These cute SALT and PEPPERS belong with that beautiful platter mentioned above...
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EVERYBODY should have a BLUE and WHITE ROOSTER PLATE....don't ya think?
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O, MY....I have had such fun at this great party...
Feathers are flying ALL over BLOGLAND, so be sure not to miss a one !
THANKS so much for coming by to see me today...
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bwaaaaaa...
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LOVE to every one of you !


REPOSTED TO ADD THIS STORY:

once upon a time...a long, long time ago, a lot of us bloggers were on RATE MY SPACE, having such a good time. SOMEone, and I'm not naming names, said, "HEY..let's all post pictures of our ROOSTER collection." Now..you were SUPPOSED to post photos of your rooms...NOT your roosters so...a lot of nice ladies got a little mad at us sillies for playing with our roosters. We posted and posted...and our own NIKKI CRUMPET of BLAH BLAH BLAH BLOG so wanted to play the ROOSTER GAME but ...alas...she didn't have a rooster one !! Not even a baby chick....Not being one to "throw in the towel", she raced to her kitchen, flung open the freezer door and the next thing I knew, there, in bold color, FOR ALL THE WORLD TO SEE, was a photo of ....the prettiest FROZEN, CUT UP chicken you ever did see !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

76 comments:

Kelee Katillac said...

Hi BJ!!!

So glad you stopped by! I love your roosters!
My grandmother Meme collected them and now I have many of hers. They are so charming....I plan to do a rooster project soon!

love, kelee

Jann said...

I love all the roosters! Recently my hubby saw a wire hanger thing with 3 handpainted rooster plates hnging on it, and bought it for me. They are my first roosters, and the display hangs in my kitchen. I'd love to start adding more--I especially want some ceramic ones to put up on top of my cupboards, but everywhere I look,they are very expensive. I won't give up, though! Thanks for sharing your great photos!!!!!!!

Stacey said...

BJ, you have an awesome collection of roosters. I just love the napkin rings.

What will we all do when roosters go out of style? I love them too much!

marty39 said...

You really do have some gorgeous roosters. I love them. The plate with the polka dot is so different and so pretty. I love all of your collection, they are such fun. Hugs, Marty

Justine said...

Ooh, look at all the cockadoodlers! Wow, I thought only Shelia had that many birds, but damn girl, I think you two are neck and neck! But can I just say (ahem... getting ready to duck) that you could at least spell Shelia's name correctly? Heeheeheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

Ooh girl, I'm running for my life! Don't come after me with that metal rooster with the pointy tail feathers!

Justine :o )

Barb~Bella Vista said...

BJ!!!!! I love every one of your roosters and goodness, what a collection you have!!!! Wow, girl, I think you have me beat.

Love the header on the blog...you are a doll. Thank you so much for being a part of this.

Big old hugs, Barb

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

You really do have quite a collection! Love them all! We have the same black polka dot rooster plate! I love that rooster kitchen towel!

The dish drainer is from TJ Maxx - I thought it was plate rack at first but then I noticed it has a place for silverware! LOL - oh well...it works well for displaying plates anyway!

Manuela

Sandra said...

Hi BJ! I am really enjoying all your roosters! Love the polka dotted plate. Very pretty!
Blessings,
Sandra

ellen b said...

Oh Bj! What a great collection of roosters you have! So many fun vignettes!
Have a cock a doodle day!

squawmama said...

Oh BJ I just knew you would be the rooster queen today ☺☺☺ Loved them all and you really know how to present them to us. Great job!!! Have a funtastic day my friend.

(((HUGS)))
Donna

Nancy said...

BJ, I loooooove your feather friends!! Love that candle too!!! Nancy

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Hi BJ,
Well, you DO love roosters! I LOVE the black rooster plate with the polka dots!! Your roosters are very handsome fellas. Thanks for sharing them with us.

Blessings,
Sandi

Jackie said...

Girl, you have quite the collection of roosters. Love each and every one of them.

God bless.

Judy said...

Wow! I so love your rooster collection. I never realized how many people love roosters.

Melissa Miller said...

Love your gorgeous roosters BJ!!!!

What a stunning, unique and very creative post. The polka dot plate is just beautiful as well. My favorite piece you have here!

Beautiful post in every detail! ~Warmly, Melissa ;)

Blondie's Journal said...

You are a stinker, BJ!! You told Shelia you didn't have many roosters and you have almost as many as she does!! But I love them all.

My husband would die for the weathervane~he is in to those right now ;-) and I adore the rooster rug by the sink.

Great collection, sweet lady!

xoxo
Jane

dana said...

Ah,BJ,you are a "rooster collector extraordinaire"!! I LOVE your Fowl Friends. . . .they are all just a flock of fun. You have them all displayed so well....great tour!!

Happy RP!! Dana

Cottage Rose said...

Hi BJ; Wow I love all you great looking Roosters... I did not know that so many ladies in blog land loved them... I love them too, I have a few, but sadly they did not make the trip with me they are still back home.. but soon they will be here in my new home.... thanks for sharing..

Hugs;
Alaura

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

I am loving your roosters! Every single one of them. I can't participate in this fun event...with the move and all. I might have to have a delayed rooster post down the road.
Hugs,
Penny

Melissa Miller said...

Thank you for your sweetness BJ!

Confession...I just pulled the S/P shackers out a drawer for the party. Now we are both inspired to start using them. LOL!

Have a wonderful weekend my friend. ~Melissa :)

Martha said...

You have some great roosters -- alas, none live at Linderhof! But I can enjoy yours!

Tootsie said...

I think that between you and Lynne...I need to start roosters anonymous!!! what amazing collections!!!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Hello BJ! I just KNEW you would have the most fabulous roosters! And I was certainly right. Oh, the weather vane, the tray, the ways you display them all so sweetly!! Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful collection & your beautiful home!

Big Rooster Hugs & Pecks,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

LADY JANE'S EMPORIUM said...

My Dear BJ..this post is surely a feather in your hat! Surely adorable...and YES...the rooster/candle would be a perfect bloggie header...YOU are something to really "crow " about...roosters do crow right? You must be a rooster expert!

Barbara said...

BJ, You certainly do have some roosters...I like the plate with the polka dots and the napkin rings with the polka dots. They are all great, but these are my "bestest".

Happy Rooster Party!
Barbara

Theresa said...

Love your collection and as ALWAYS, your display is WONDERFUL! Have a blessed day!

SmilingSally said...

LOL That Nicki thinks a good bit like me!

You have such a pretty collection, and of course, I love the blue plate!

Beverly said...

You are so right, BJ. This brings fond memories of our Rooster Parade in the spring of last year.

I love all of your roosters!

Rhondi said...

Hi BJ
I love all your roosters! You have quite a collection. The ones I like the best are the little napkin rings. Like you I am a sucker for black and white dots!
Hope you have a happy day.
Hugs, Rhondi

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Beautiful roosters, BJ!! Great collection.

I love the weather vane!

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

I remember all those roosters on RMS. Someone said, "I got the rooster virus." An bought a plate at Ross which has a rooster on it.

The Raggedy Girl said...

What great roosters and I especially love that polka dot plate too. I have a small rooster shelf that my granddaughter loves to play with.

The Raggedy Girl

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Oh, my! What a grand collection of roosters!! You win the prize!!Hard to choose a favorite, hmmm, maybe the blond one, or the black and green one, or the big prints!! I just love 'em all!

Sure enjoyed reading all the funny things you wrote and the feathers are indeed flying! LOL!

I had a bunch of replies to do before yours, but just had to jump ahead and come thank you for telling me you always start at the bottom of the lists! I was worried nobody would reach the bottom of almost 200 entries! Thank you for that and for telling me!!

Katherine

Darlene said...

Hi BJ,

I absolutely LOVE all of your Roosters!!! They are all just fabulous!! I think a couple of my favorites are that black polka dotted plate and the big weather vane, but they are all wonderful!!

You asked about snow on the blog. I haven't had it since last year but my post about how to get it was done on Dec. 6th 2008. Go back into my archives and hopefully the link I had there still works. Then you can have your "fairy" dust again.♥

Micki said...

My goodness what a large collections!
I loved them all!
Micki

jeanne said...

Good morning BJ, your rooster party is awesome. I love everyone of your delightful photos. I remember the rooster parade. I wasn't posting yet and that is one of the reasons I decided to blog. Soooo much fun involved. I do love the fun of sharing and making friends this way. I didn't remember Nikki's photo. What a hoot. I wish she would start blogging regularly again.

Thanks for your visit BJ. I was too tired to finish my post last night. I added a bit more this am. These shingles have slowed me down. I am feeling much better.

Your tablescape from yesterday is beautiful. I love the lake shore theme. Your table settings are the best.

have a happy rooster visiting day.

Love ya, Jeanne

Coloradolady said...

Oh. My.

First you have such wonderful roosters on display and then I get to the bottom of the post and that story is just hysterical. Seriously, that made my day....I am till chuckling over that....

I enjoyed my visit to your rooster party, and I think I love your rooster prints too....beautiful.

9405018--Pat said...

Girl!!!! you do have some wonderful roosters!!!have a greatweekend...thanks for sharing...Pat H

Twice as Nice said...

You even changed your header for the occasion. I think that deserves a prize! All you rooster ladies should have counted to see who has the most. That would have been a fun contest.
I too have a few roosters but I'm not sure I'll get a chance to take pics and post them. We'll see. Yours are great!

Kitty Valerie said...

I loved the roosted trays!
You've got a great blog.
Have a nice rooster Friday,
Val

xinex said...

I love all your roosters, BJ, especially the pictures and uh, everything else, lol! I have the Portuguese one too but mine is black and I can't remember where I have placed it.....Christine

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi BJ!

Gorgeous roosters girl!! LOVE that weather vane! too cool for words!

Have a great weekend! Hugs, Sherry

Shari @ My Cottage of Bliss said...

That is some rooster collection, BJ! Quite impressive. I do remember that rooster ruckus over at RMS. I don't have a single rooster either so I couldn't play then (or today). Lots of birds but no roosters. Not even a chicken! That Nikki is a character, isn't she? LOL.

salmagundi said...

I had forgotten about the rooster party on RMS. I was just a lurker then, but enjoyed everyone's roosters. And today's collection around blogland is even greater. I love the variety of yours - they are all just great. Sally

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Wow, Bj, you have quite a collection of pretty roosters! I just love the polka dot plate, and such cute little napkin holders.

Debbie :)

Queenmothermamaw said...

Thanks for stopping by. After Pat's visit I realized today was the day. I have never collected roosters. They can be so beautiful though. They are obviously a favorite to collect. My world had been upside down lately with our daughter's illness. Blessings
QMM

Mrs. P. said...

Great roosters! I really love your weathervane!

Blessings!
Gail

Ashley ~ said...

WOW, you have a LOT of roosters, and have them displayed so beautifully throughout your home. I'm having fun looking at all the rooser post today*! I hope you are having a great afternoon*! _Ashley*

Susie Q said...

LOVE all your pret fowl friends!!
I remember when Nikki did that! She is a pistol!!
Your home is so happy and so warm and so pretty!!
Roosters are just fun aren't they?

Love and cock-a-doodly-doo from Sue

Barb said...

Hi BJ,

I think you are the queen of roosters. What a wonderful collection you have.

hugs,
Barb

Torie Jayne said...

Hi fellow party goer, Great display of roosters, I love the weather vane one!, Have a great weekend!x

glimpse of my world said...

Hey BJ! lOVE your roosters... pop over and enter my drawing... smiles, and hugs to ya!

Elaine said...

Wow, BJ.....you have got quite a collection! Loved looking at all of them. It sure would be hard to pick a favorite.....your little napkin rings certainly did make me want some of those though!
Elaine :)

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Oh a cute cute post sweet BJ ! When you make your header out of that pic, don't forget to put your sweet nothings sign in it too.Just thought I'd mention that to you . I 'm off to see more cluck clucks !

Charli and me said...

What wonderful roosters you have. They are all so charming. I have never seen so many roosters as I have today. Yours are all beautiful.

Bearly Sane said...

Lots of super dooper roosters there! Had a good chuckle at the end.
Hugs,
Sandi - My Roosters Party On

deborah said...

I love your collection. too hard to choose a favorite

Lynn said...

Whoa!
You are the rooster QUEEN!
I can't believe the Sweet Nothings candle!
Kismet!

Sue said...

BJ, I think you have usurped my previous nominee for Queen of the Roosters. Wow, what a lovely collection of so many different genre! I do love your framed ones, though, the best. The color and vibrancy in them is spectacular.
I bow to you, oh highness of barnyard fowl....
Sue

Kathleen said...

Well Miss BJ, I see you are NUTS about ROOSTERS.
I am rooster deprived, but that's ok, I played anyway! Not one to miss a party!
You have a wonderful collection..and do I spy McKensie Childs black checks????
Great post, and I loved the history lesson..I was glad Barb didn't mind my hen and chicken, or my chicken pot pie!
Have a good weekend, we are battening down the hatches for Danny, supposed to blow into town with some wicked weather!
So as the old song said,"If you don't get a letter from me than you know...
I'm..blown away! :)

Sharing with Sherri said...

Thank you for your very sweet message BJ!

Your rooster collection is really wonderful! I'm especially CRAAAZY about that rooster on the polka dotted plate!!
Cute!!!

Have a GREAT weekend!!
Sherri:)

LV said...

Beautiful showing of your roosters. They are so bright and colorful. You really had a nice contribution to the party. Thanks for my comment. Come by again next Tuesday, 9-1.

Dena said...

Now you know I absolutely LOVE that plate! I have the same rooster as you too!

Hugs,
Dena

Picket said...

Love the roosters girl! I remember those RMS days...that was some good times...lol Hope all is well in your world sweetie and that little Cate is just adorable..have a great weekend my friend.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

OH BJ, I so remember on RMS when everyone was struted their stuff...and that Nikki is a crazy thing any way..Loved your with its broken comb,,,Hope you have a great weekend my friend..Hygs and smiles Gl♥ria

Gretchen said...

BJ,

I love your roosters! As a fellow collector it's always fun to see how different they each are.

Gretchen

Sincerely Yours said...

Hi again BJ! Love them all but I adore the two large prints from your friend! Nancy is a sweetheart and I think it would make a gorgeous header!!! and lastly your little history note at the end; I don't think any of us who follow Nikki would have expected anything else given her wacky sense of humor which I adore!!!lol Have a great weekend - Sincerely, Jeannette

Beansieleigh said...

Hi BJ! Loved ALL your roosters here today!! I think my favorite, honestly, was the proud old wooden thrifted one!! Hope you're enjoying all the rooster festivities, and that you're having a wonderful weekend! ~tina

Debbie said...

You have a great collection of roosters. Just love them. My favorite, and anytime I see one I want one, is the weather vane. Love it. Debbie

JKW said...

I love all the roosters and have you have incorporated them into your decor. In particular the clear glass rooster is adorable. Blessings, Janet

Jan said...

Hi BJ,
This is my first time visiting your blog. You have a lovely rooster collection, it makes it difficult to choose one in particular! I am glad I found your blog, I look forward to following.

Blessings,
Jan

Sarah said...

I know I'm late, but didn't want to miss this important date! Glad I didn't miss your party, BJ. As a MCK-C fan, of course I adore your black and white polka dot plate with the red. Thanks for sharing all your roosters.
Have a good weekend! ~ Sarah

A Bushel and Peck and Pigtails Paper Trails said...

I love your roosters. You have some really unique glass ones.

Lady Katherine said...

BJ, I love them all, the tray is wonderful, napkin rings. I love to have a chick like them! Lady, you have some roosters! I did not find one that I did not adore! They are great! I should have shown the ones in the kitchen, or my rooster chandy, or pot hanger. Another time! lol I love all yours, you have me beat! Love seeing them. I wondering where your red hutch is sitting??????? Do I are paint the one in my kitchen that hold my blue and white china? Hubby not too keen on red, but I am sneaking it in! lol

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

My granddaughter's birthday was this weekend & I was busy w/ preparations so have been unable to visit the party goers until now...sorry!

I wasn't a rooster lover (blushes) but I think I am after that rooster party. There were so many gorgeous ones...love your's BJ!

Not sure what changes you've made to your blog but it has enabled me to scroll w/out it "hiccuping" on me...thanks!

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

I'm still making my rooster rounds!

Love all the roosters you have here!!!
esp... what a welcoming rooster greeting the guests!
...lovely rooster flower pots
...perfect pair of rooster prints
...great weather vane! (I need one to show me where I need to go!)
...and haha...sh!, you should say "fried chicken" too loudly!
(oh dear...did your little rooster got injured during all the partying?) (this one is a Portuguese Rooster...at my party we talk about the "tail" um...Tale of the Portuguese Rooster.)

Blessings & Aloha!
If you're not tuckered out...hope you stop by my rooster party :o)