Friday, August 6, 2010

Roosters In The House

When I was growing up, I actually hated roosters.  Growing up in the country, meant that roosters were not decorative but they were definetly functional.  My unlove affair with roosters began at a young age when I was chased across the yard by a huge rooster.  He was just protecting his territory but at about 5 years old, I just saw this rooster running at me with his wings spread wide and his neck outstretched...he was ready to do some damage.  My Daddy saved me from what would surely have been a painful experience.  Since that time, I steered clear of roosters.  Now that I have been around the block a time or two, and know that don't have to run from roosters, I find that I love them....but only in decor with the kind that I can hang on my walls or sit on a table or shelf. 

I picked these two decorative plates up in my favorite vacation spot, The Smokey Mountains, earlier this year.  I love the woodgrain finish around the edges. 

My husband bought these Egg boxes for me for Christmas.  What a guy.  He is great to listen for hints during the right time of year and for these, I was hinting big time. 

Here is my chicken coop....loaded with chickens and roosters. 

Don't you just love these little beauties.   These are actually pictures from ......

'''Boyd's Bears...this huge barn in Pigeon Forge Tennessee was open back in 2005-2006 and was a great place to visit and view the beautiful displays and architecture of the building.  Unfortunately, they closed this 4 level complex sometime in late 2006.  Wish I'd had the foresight to purchase some of these cuties.

This little sweetie is a bit stuck up...notice that nose raised high in the air.  Might he be a bit vain with his beautiful white color and cutwork designs?

Love the colors on this cream and sugar set. 

I bought this little beauty at the 100 mile yardsale last year.....It's that time again and I'll be spending my day tomorrow hitting as many of the sales as possible.  I'm hoping for lots of great finds. 

Thanks so much to Barb at Bella Vista for hosting this fun party again.  I love visiting with all the participants and seeing their wonderful rooster collections...hope you take the time to visit Barb and take a Rooster stroll.

All The Best,
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Lynn @ Painting Thyme Needfuls said...

Ain't nobody here but us chicks celebrating today! Love your roosters! The ROOSTER may crow BUT this Hen lays the eggs!!!!!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Love this barn how fun that must have been to visit...Love your white ROO girl...Hope you have a GREAT weekend my friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Melissa Miller said...

How precious are your roosters Anita! Love that last gold guy. :)

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Anita, love your roosters. The hen house is fabulous. You really have such lovely pictures.

I am afraid of the real one too!!!! Yikes.

Thanks so much for joining and sharing. Have fun today.

Hugs, Barb ♥

Shelia said...

Hi Anita! Oh, I'm glad you love the yard birds now - as decoration of course and an occasional dinner! :)
Those plates are really beautiful. I thought they were paintings and the wood surround was the frame! I love those. Love seeing your Roos!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Kim's Treasures said...

Love all your roosters! I packed all mine up a couple of weeks ago. They're being stored in the basement until we move somewhere permanent again. I do have one that I will pick up this weekend, he couldn't fit in the last load.

Have a great weekend!

Sharon said...

I enjoyed reading about being chased.
I remember the first time I went to hubby's folks and I to got chased by a rooster. I was a city girl and did not know what to expect.
That barn sure looks like a great place to visit.
Have a great weekend.

Blue Creek Home said...

I had to laugh about the rooster chase, because I, too, was chased by a crazy rooster as a young child. I sure didn't laugh then...I got pecked on the hiney!!!

I do love all of your roosters.
I suppose I have forgiven that old roosters 46 years later!


Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

LOVE your roosters ! Glad you got over the trauma...:))

Debbie said...

I love your roosters, I especially roosters that aren't real, I was chased by one when I was just a youngun and don't like to get to close.

Lynn-Teacupstitches said...

My sister raises chickens and I know that the roosters can be quite sassy at times HA!! Its nice that you have forgiven them and are a happy collector now :-)
You have some real cuties and wow BOyds henhouse was really something!!
Thanks for sharing such a fun post!

Karen said...

Seeing all of your roosters made me wish I could have joined in on the fun. I'm going through a huge busy spell right now... shouldn't be bloggin' right now either.
Thanks for your visit. I love to write about Daddy B. He was a character. More stories about him to come.
Have a great weekend.
Ladybug Creek

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

You have a great collection of lovely roos!
Have fun at that yard sale, I would love to go to that!

Theresa said...

Anita, I almost passed out to see all of those chickens roosting! I can't believe they aren't there anymore! Love all of your beauties, those egg boxes are just precious! Enjoy your evening, I hope it is egg-cellent:) HUGS!

Ms. Bake-it said...

Hello Anita,

Love your rooster collection! I especially love your white rooster and the one on the pedestal. The hen house is too cute! It looks like Boyd's Bear Country was a fun place to visit.

~ Tracy

Ms. Bake-it said...

Hello Anita,

Love your rooster collection! I especially love your white rooster and the one on the pedestal. The hen house is too cute! It looks like Boyd's Bear Country was a fun place to visit.

~ Tracy

Keetha Denise Broyles said...

I love everything in this post - - - but the FIRST picture is my absolute favorite followed closely by the "chicken coop" of Boyd's Bears genre!

Sharing with Sherri said...

What a delightful post! Sorry though about your bad rooster experience...and yep I'm sure the faux roo's are a lot sweeter to have around! Great photos of the faux chicken coop too, Oh I though that was just great!!
Also enjoyed seeing the Boyd's Bears Barn!...How sad they closed it:( I love those bears!!

Thanks for sharing and also for stopping by to visit!!

Irma's Rose Cottage said...

Great Rooster Party! Thanks for sharing.

Irma :)

rosechicfriends said...

Hi Anita!
I really enjoyed my Rooster visit! thanks so much for sharing them!
Happy Rooster Day to you!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

You have some beautiful pieces. I really like the boxes, very unusual. I enjoyed my visit!

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Sorry for my late arrival to the party...I've been on vacation! I LOVE your rooster collection...and I love that coop full of hens & roosters...TOO CUTE :)


someplace in thyme said...

Oh, your hen house is perfect, love the collection, Char

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

I have finally made it to the 'T' blogs for the rooster party this week!! You have a nice collection of roosters! That chicken coop was cool!