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Monday, August 8, 2011

le Coq of the Walk...

WARNING..
this is a LOOONG  post since many, MANY roosters and hens live at
SWEET NOTHINGS...
CALLING ALL ROOSTER LOVERS...
                           COME QUICK...!
                    



     There's a ROOSTER PARTY  going on and we can't start without YOU....
SHELIA of NOTESONGS
is having a ROOSTER PARTY..
WOO HOO
WHAT A FUN TIME THIS IS GOING TO BE....
I have very few NEW roosters added to my collection
so I am using some photos posted before and also adding a few newer one....
These are my favorite rooster salt and peppers.
My sweet daughter*in*law, KATHY, gave me these and a platter to match one year for Christmas.
Their little names...HOPE and CHESTER
HOPE and CHESTER show up again on the large ceramic platter that goes along with the salt and peppers...
YEP...I have NAMES for my roosters and chickens....
do you?     

I've had this little plate for several years and it is still a favorite...
POLKA DOTS and BLACK..
what's not to like ??
this is LOU..... SKIP TO MY LOU, MY DARLING.....♪♪
My FUNNIEST Chicken story happened with a fellow blogger......
Remember NIKKI at BLAH BLAH BLAH BLOG ?
She is, without a doubt, one of the FUNNEST ladies I've had the pleasure to know.

About 4 or 5 years ago, we were all on RATE MY SPACE where you are SUPPOSED
to post photos of your house or rooms...
We did that......for awhile....
Then, one day, just out of the BLUE..
I posted a picture of one of my ROOSTERS...
Well, needless to say, EVERYone jumped on the ROOSTER WAGON and started
posting THEIR roosters....
NIKKI....wanting to join in the fun but having NOT ONE SINGLE ROOSTER in her house,
ran to her freezer, ...
grabbed a FROZEN CUT UP FRYER...
took a photo of it and....
POSTED IT ON RATE MY SPACE
for all the world to see....
I'm telling ya...I laughed so hard, I nearly threw up....
It was so so funny and, all these years later, I SELDOM see a cut up chicken that
I don't think of
NIKKI......
"show me the way, JACK"
ALL IS WELL WITH MY SOUL...♥♥
hope it is with YOURS, too. :)
This is MAGNIFICENT MIKE....
can you believe he has a little door on his side that opens to place a CANDLE inside...? CRAZY...
This is TISKIT....
TISKET shows up a lot at our breakfast table.....

 ♫.a tisket, a tasket...I lOST my yellow basket...♪♪
just a song from my early childhood....:)
A special friend gave these magnificent rooster picture to me...
just out of the goodness of her HEART...
I've just realized they haven't been named......
PAIGE 'n KYLE
You probably guessed HER name....
SASSY BRITCHES    
Ole "PURE COUNTRY" has lived here for about 8 years..
maybe a little longer...
He's made of wood and thrifted for a couple of dollars....


"I'll change you from a rooster to a hen with one shot !"
Dolly Parton's character in  9 to 5, the movie. 
 

THIS little rooster tells me which way the wind blows..
Mr. Sweet built the cupola..ain't he grand !!




A little ole chicken feeder being used for GRANDS candy...:)
When I was little, my mother ordered baby chicks THROUGH THE MAIL...
They would come in big cardboard boxes that had "breathing holes" in it...
Mom had big feeders like this one for them and it was such fun, watching them grow...
"If I hadn't started painting, I would have raised chickens."
                    Grandma Moses
 This is WILLIE and WAYLON
and they weren't as COLORLESS  as these roosters...
and that's a fact !  

 Maybe most of you can tell by looking at how COLORFUL he is...
that his name is ELTON JOHN  
"I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues" ♪
                                    Elton John 
...and
THE  TERMINATOR  DOMINIKER .....
HE IS MY FAVORITE OF ALL THE ROOSTERS
that hang out here at SWEET NOTHINGS...
He is, indeed, THE LEADER OF THE PACK...
could be because he's black and white and has....POLKA DOTS !
I think
HE thinks
that he's UGLY....*shhhhh
BUT... 
I think he's so UGLY, he's CUTE !!
HAVE A MAGNIFICENT DAY...

*NOTE...I do have a few more roosters but...
I'll save them for....NEXT time.. :))
I hope you will go over to NOTESONGS and check out all the hen houses...
LOTS OF FUN...
Also joining in with
RUBY TUESDAY
TABLETOP TUESDAY
2ND TIME AROUND TUESDAY
3 OR MORE TUESDAY
NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAY
"You can be a rooster one day and a feather duster the next."
       Frank McManus  

 XOXO
bj  

59 comments:

Patti said...

I loved this post, BJ! You made me smile with all the roosterific stuff you have. ;-D

Not sure which ones are my favorites. You have quite a collection!
Your house looks lovely.

Hope you are having a great Monday. I'll say a prayer for rain for you guys..

Decorating Lady's Humble Abode said...

Laughing at your post on roosters, who knew roosters could be so funny. Okay I need to get out and buy some. Thanks, Decor. Lady

Barbara F. said...

What a roosterlicious post, BJ. You have lots of great roosters and hens, and I love the names, and yes, I name lots of stuff in my house, too. Love the quotes. xo

NanaDiana said...

I am smiling all over after reading your whole rooster post. You have some great roosters! Now, personally, I think the one at the end is hysterical...like he's not really sure he's a rooster at all~

I hope you have a wonderful Texas night-xo Diana

Julie Harward said...

Loved all your chickens bj and your sense of humor here and that you name them all...amazing! I'd have to go buy a name book if I did that with all of mine1 Very cute, loved it all :D

Designs By Pinky said...

I ahve been upset that I don't have any roosters and couldn't come play! I never thought to take a picture of REAL CHICKEN!!!!!!!!! That is hilarious!!!! I love ALL your roos and chicks! What a GREAT collection! And you display them all so beautifully! Have a great week, BJ! XO, Pinky

Vee said...

What a hoot you are! So that's what Grandma Moses would've done. Well, I'm glad she started painting. Did she ever paint roosters? She must have!

Your hubby does do wonderful projects. I like the cupola a lot.

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

You have quite a variety of roosters, BJ! This is such a cute post. :D

Which one is your favorite?

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Woo Hoo-Lovin' Waylon and Willie! (Both yours and the originals.) I have a Tiskit too, she's on the window sill in the kitchen. Cute cartoon at the end:@)

Kathleen Grace said...

I have always loved your sweet chicken collection BJ. You
(c)lucky girl:>)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

This is one of the most FUN posts! I love all of your pretty things! ♥

Blondie's Journal said...

Your posts are so funny...you have taken the party to a whole new level! I am still smiling!!

XO,
Jane

Mary said...

I love your post today...your collection is so wonderful, it just made me happy...!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

bj I have the biggest smile on my face after reading this! Love that you name your Roosters. They are all so cute I could not pick a fav. I cracked up over the 'cut up chicken' what a cute story. Praying for rain for ya'll! hugs, Linda

P@Back Porch Musings said...

Fun post BJ! Love your roosters and hens!

janis said...

Cockadoodledoo! You forgot to post Foghorn Leghorn and a favorite movie my daughters was Rock A Doodle (i think that was 1991?).
Too funny! Loved all your Roosters♥

Babs said...

Wow! You DO have chickens and all of them are so fabulous it's hard to chose which I like the most.
Cute post.

Bella Vista Cottage said...

Hey BJ....just a darling post...but I knew it would be!!!!!

Barb ♥

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

That would be something Nikki would do. My sister told me about her blog way before I started blogging and I always laughed till I cried. What happened to her?? You have some great roos. I didn't show all of mine. It would have taken way too long.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

LOL about Nikki, BJ! What a hoot... or is that a cluck???

Love ALL of your yard birds, but my very, very favorites are the two paintings and the weather vane. How neat!

Dropping by from Shelia's to wish you a wonderful day!

Happy Cockadoodledo to you...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Marianne said...

What a great post. I can't stop laughing about your friend Nikki and her chicken story. You have some beautiful roosters and chics. So glad I found you at Marty's.
Marianne :)

Jo said...

BJ,I have really enjoyed meeting all the roo's and chicks in "the house".
I enjoyed reading every word.You are a rock-a-doodle-doo!
~JO

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

I love your posts BJ.. You have the greatest sense of humor.. You have such cute roo's and each so different from the other.
Sending ya'll some of this rain we've had the last few evenins.. I hope ya'll get some soon.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What a great post BJ! Love your roosters. Visiting from NoteSongs.

Jocelyn @
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

Sweet Tea said...

Not a hen nor a rooster in my house - obviously I'm totally out of the loop, but I sure did enjoy yours! Perhaps it's all my Louisiana 'gators that keep the chicks away...Oh! Oh! I just remembered, Mister is taking "Rooster shots" into his bad knee, I guess that makes him the " cock of the walk" at our place!! LOL. Does he count?

Sharing Shadymont said...

BJ,

You have such a lovely collection! I know you enjoy them so much. I love "the end"! Too cute!

Blessings,
Kathy

salmagundi said...

I miss Nikki - I always laughed at her posts; I still her have her on my blog roll hoping she will come back. Enjoyed all of your chicks and roosters. Looking forward to seeing the rest. Sally

Ralph said...

Plenty of roosters reside within your abode. And yet everyone of them seems more cocksure and proud than the real ones. The attitude that seems to crow who is the king of this coop. Lots of kings here, but not many servants (yourself excepted :)

Is that a box of oatmeal raisin cookies? The sight alone prompts me to say these beauties are delicious!

On Crooked Creek said...

BJ,
Too darn cute! You certainly have a lot to crow about at Sweet Nothings! Thank you for sharing your collection and the story about NIKKI...priceless!
Fondly,
Pat

Shelia said...

Oh, BJness, I knew you'd have a wonderful post and you did not disappoint! You have some wonderful yard birds and I'm just giggling at your names for them - WILLIE and WAYLON and the boys! :) Elton John! :) Oh, you're a hoot or a cocledoodledoo! Now your favorite roo has an adorable bottom! ;)
Thank you so much for coming to my party, BJ!
You are the sweetie,
Shelia :)

Karie's Chic Creations said...

Adorable, adorable. You have some wonderful roosters. Love the names you have given them. As always my friend you have done a beautiful job. Hugs to you, Karie

LDH said...

I just knew it was going to be a blast stopping by to see your rooster/chicken post!!! Fantastic! And now I know that chickens came BEFORE the eggs. I feel so much better :)

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

I Love your rooster and hen collection -- most especially your weather roo! So many fun roosters and chicks running around your house. I do believe that you're the most fun chick of all! Thanks for your visit.

Cafe au lait said...

These are beautiful!

I played too. Mine are here and here.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Ah yes...bj..I do not think there is one single thing in your home that I don't just love! I cannot wait to get out my tablecloth...Fall is on it's way.
Yep..you do Roosters wonderfully..but then you do everything well. So..do you square dance? :)

Any rain your way yet??
Hugs,
Mona

Maria @ LSS said...

These are so pretty! Happy RT.

Mine's here.

forgetmenot said...

Wow, I can't believe you found that many roosters!!!! They were all great too. Fun post. Mickie :)

Love Of Quilts said...

Great cocledoodledoo! Trish

S said...

How fun, love the polka dot plates and your wonderful pictures!

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Loved "The End"....no, not that it was long...I don't think it was as long as you warned us. It was a special treat. And to think of all that wonderful green in your back yard!!!!!!!!! Goodness gracious, our yard is so brown from the drought. Except for where the soaker hose goes around the foundation. LOL

LOVED it all BJ. Of course, I always do.


Emerald City and Red Poppy Field

Hope your Tuesday treats you well.

Debbie said...

What a treat for the eyes, BJ. I love all of your treasures. I think that weather vane might be my favorite part, but why pick?

Cathy at Wives with Knives said...

What a fun post, BJ. I love your fabulous collection of roosters and hens. I would smile every time I looked at them.

Rettabug said...

I'm howling with laughter over this terrific post, BJ! What a wonderful sense of humor you have!

I didn't know about Shelia's party or I would have dragged out the few roosters that I own. No where near the great collection that you have going, though.

Thanks for sharing it & your funny memories that go along with them. I must go find NIKKI at BLAH BLAH BLAH BLOG now.

Hugs,
Rett

Sarah said...

I knew you'd have a lot of fun going on over here. You do make me smile and laugh and have a grand time, BJ.
I know you are suffering as we are from lack of rain and blistering heat, but honestly this post is totally COOL.
~ Sarah

Sarah said...

Oh, I forgot to mention,
"Le Coq of the Walk" ~ priceless title.

Michele Smith said...

I love your roo collected!
That is hilarious, I'd never thought to take a picture of chicken in the freezer. haha!
Have a great day!

Decorating Lady's Humble Abode said...

BJ, did I mention that my frenchy clock is for sale? I'm opening up a booth in the fall in an inside local flea market where I can sell my furniture and decor. items I have been buying up. Take a look at some of the things that are for sale. Thanks for dropping by my blog site. Decor. Lady

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

I giggled all the way through this post, so cute. I love that they all have names and they are all wonderful. Loved the story of the cut up fryer. lol How fun. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Yep..you did it again! I KNOW you have many more Roosters ..like..for example your gorgeous tablecloth! Yes, indeed you have more Roosters.

By the way...does Rooster start with a capital letter...I mean..is is a proper name..no? Ah well...I mean we don't spell Dog with a cap..do we.
Too late.. :)
I LOVE your Roo's bj!!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Great post ~ No doubt ~ You like Hens and Roosters ~ LOL ~ great photos ~
namaste, Carol visiting from Ruby Tuesday ( my blog is Share the Creative Journey) ^_^

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

I love hens and roosters too! Love how you work all your photos into such a neat post!

Thanks for linking to 2nd Time Around!

Genie said...

Your frames are the cutest I have err seen. If you create them yourself you are really talented. If yo found them online, you are still a very talented gal. I love them. You and your roosters. They are just the greatest collection I have ever seen. And the story of Nikki and her cut up turkey parts is just tototototo funny. You have really mane my night. Genie

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

BJ -- I always have such fun when I stop by for a visit!! Your collection is fantastic :)

Blessings!
Gail

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Wow! Lots of neat roos! Enjoyed seeing them all, as well as reading the stories!

Katherine

Mary @ Redo 101 said...

Laughing Out completely Loud at your rooster post! You are surely as funny as your blogger friend who photo'd a package of cut up pieces!!! You have a ton of great roosters, and no I have not named mine but since I love the way you've named yours, I will get busy today and start shelling out names - how fun is that?!?! Thanks for sharing at the party!

Hugs,
Mary

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
I love all your Roosters !! Okay I need to go out and get me some.. I don't have one Rooster in my home!! your collection is all over your Beautiful home great job putting it all together !! I hope you have a great week sweet lady.
XXOO Diane

ksarra said...

Great post BJ, oh how I loved those rms days! I remember that frozen chicken!!! Your home is so sweet, your hospitality is wonderful. LOVE that your roosters have names!

Kathy said...

What a fun blog you have, great post, I especially am interested in your cupola..I so want my Hubs to make one and put that same weather vane on it...

Jenny said...

Your rooster collection is definitely something to crow about!