Aug 28, 2009

Cluck'n and Crow'n

Well peeps, here is just 1 of the like 200+ entires in the rooster parade! Just for fun I put in 2 shots of the chickens we found in the backyard of the B&B we stayed at in Onancock, VA on the Eastern Shore this summer. The hostess cracked us up with a story about 1 of the hens that would lay eggs anywhere but the coop. She even squats in front of guests and leaves them an egg..we didn't get one. ;-D Aren't they pretty...I want some. I live in a deed restricted area...shucks. Hostess even painted one of the rooms the light green of the eggs. I want to run a B&B some day.
I've already seen some posts and love the vintage stuff and some of the ones where the feathers are like 3d...struttin' all over the homes. "Turn my swag on...turn it up, up, up...yeah" Ok, yes...I have a pre-teen, 7th grader in the house and hear this Soulja Boy song.Here is the curtain that was found during Spring break recently. We went camping in Rusk, TX to ride the railroad between Rusk and Palestine. We drove to nearby towns and antiqued. In Nacogdoches...Rooster love hit me hard. This curtain was what I needed for my kitchen windows. It was $50. Sounds like a lot but I KNOW some precious woman paid a small fortune to have it custom made. The shop owner almost didn't let go of it to sell it to me.

I've got my own parade in the breakfast room window. It goes all the way across 2 windows.

My dear friend gave me this piece when I got sick a few years ago. It came out of her mama's shop in Longview, TX. It's all chippy and aged...love it.

Here is the WS napkin ring set I got on their sale table. There is a Rooster, Lamb, Pig, and Cow.

OK, this placemat and napkin set came from Roses. All these years we've been going to B&B the Eastern Shore from the NC farm I thought it was a grocery. It is a huge discount store. These 4 mats were $1 each and the napkin/kitchen towels were 50 cents each...score. I may give it to my friend at StMichael'sWife she has done over her dining room and struts roosters.

The same girlfriend that gave me the statuette gave me this canvas yrs. ago. This is the vignette above the bkfst hutch.
Ok... Some of these creatures are cluckn' not so much crow'n.
love to ya!









23 comments:

  1. Love the kitchen curtain.. that is the BEST! Great roosters, thanks for sharing.

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  2. I love the rooster things, the board, the towels, the placemat and the curtains. But most of all the real roosters. Very cool pictures. Blessings, Janet

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  3. Oh, I love the real thing too, great pictures. Your curtains are really nice, those would go so well in my kitchen....enjoyed my visit. Have a great weekend.

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  4. Hi DeniseMarie,
    This is such a sweet post, I loved the story about the hen, and all of your roosters. Your curtains are so pretty.
    Sue

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  5. Hi DeniseMarie! I love all your roosters here today, but my favorite among them are the curtains!.. Beautiful! I make most of my own curtains, and take great pride in them, simple or elaborate as they may or may not be! (0; I would LOVE make some with roosters on them, so yours are very inspiring to me! I have also been planning on making some rooster napkins for the dinner table as well, whenever I can fit those into my schedule! But alas, I'm afraid I just have too many parties to attend today! Napkins will have to wait! (0; Have fun today, and have a wonderful weekend! ~tina

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  6. I had to laugh about the chicken that lays eggs for the guests. Chickens are so funny. Ours keep us laughing as they "holler" to us when they want something...They beg for their greens. I often take them weeds I pull from the flower beds. They love it!

    Happy Rooster Party

    Becky K.
    Hospitality Lane

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  7. You have truly got some beautiful pieces!! Love those placemats, the aged patina on the rooster from your friend, shoot, I LOVE them ALL!!

    Big Rooster Hugs & Pecks,
    Stephanie
    Angelic Accents

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  8. Denise, The story of the chicken laying eggs is wonderful and so are your kitchen curtains.

    This is my first visit to your blog and the colors are beautiful.

    Come see me,
    Barbara

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  9. Stopping by from the Rooster Party. LOVE that valance...it is great! Great placemats and napkins and wow what a great price on them!!! Also, that chippy rooster is fabulous! Have fun at the party!

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  10. I think your roosters rock. And the real deal... nothing better than that.

    hugs,
    Barb

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  11. Hello Denise Marie,

    Great chicken story! I like the WS napkin rings, the towels and vignette.

    ~ Tracy

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  12. That would be so funny to have an egg laid at your feet!. Love the curtains with all that great trim. Those red and denim placemats are great too.
    Dawn

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  13. I enjoyed your roosters, thanks for showing them to us. This is my first Rooster Blog Party and I must say, I have enjoyed it very much, but there are so many blots to see yet...where does the time go?

    Again, thanks for the roosters tour and enjoy the rest of your day!

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  14. Thanks for stopping by my blog today! I loved seeing all of your great roosters. I especially like the cute placemat. Thanks for sharing.

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  15. Well you have some great roosters living at your place. I enjoyed my visit. Love the photos of the real deal and the story about the hen who lays eggs just anywhere. Ha!

    Hope to see you at hyacinthforthesoul.blogspot.com for some rooster fun at my place. Have a great weekend! ~ Hyacinth

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  16. Hi Denise!

    Great roosters!

    Hugs, Sherry

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  17. Love your rooster pics! Great party.

    Irma :)

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  18. What a great find your curtains were. Love all the different fabric. Thanks for sharing.

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  19. I Love your Roosters... I am having a give away Please try to stop by...
    xoxo
    Julie

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  20. My granddaughter's birthday was this weekend & I was very busy getting ready for it so I am just finding the time to visit those from the rooster party....sorry!

    What a nice collection you have! I'm not a big fan of roosters but I'd sure love some live ones. Like you, my housing division wouldn't allow it though. Someday!

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  21. I'm so glad you came by for a visit. Don't you just love all the roosters. I love your valance, great material. Have a great day. Debbie

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  22. Hi! My sweet cousin's name is Danice Marie:)
    Love the curtains, so original and the chippy rooster is so coool. funny story about the chickens. Our home owners association would flip out if we brought home chickens! Ha! We aren't even allowed to have clotheslines; not very "Green" thinking.
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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