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Friday, August 6, 2010

Rooster Party!

I had no idea how many roosters I had until I began to gather them for this party. The real challenge was to edit my collection, and it was a very hard challenge. Not sure I was successful, but as I said, you have no idea how many roosters I have!
I started with our every day dishes, purchased at Fred Meyers a few years ago. I never tire of them, day in and day out, every day meals are served on these roosters.
Then of course there are the rooster napkins, dish towels really, but I liked them so much I bought 20 and use them often as napkins. When they get too dingy to use as napkins I will use them as intended. This lovely tea pot was a gift from my friend Pam, grandmother of Kathryn, who hosted a tea party for myself and my grandchildren last week. She knows what I like, thank-you Pam!
Bottle stopper, or wine bottle stopper. Here this rooster sits atop my bottle of water. Ahh, roosters AND blue, perfect!
I set the table near my husband's new honey house. He has been harvesting the most beautiful honey I have ever seen these past few days and it is nice to sit at the table nearby to sip ice cold water or tea before he begins again the sweet work of extracting honey fresh from the hive.
This rooster is perched above Lavender plants waiting to be planted in the Lavender bed surrounding the honey house. This rooster is a gift from a friend and sister Jacob Sheep owner, Arlene. Thank-you Arlene!
As I view this table arrangement I see I must learn to edit my settings even more, but it is so hard, I love my blue and white and the roosters.I know, I need a bigger table, yes! That is the solution. A much, much, bigger table.
Of course, anyone who truly appreciates roosters should have the American Poultry Association Book of Standards to make sure they really know their roosters. I have an older version, keep meaning to order the newest, but an old book of Standards is very handy to have. Oh, and don't forget to make sure you have your subscription of Backyard Poultry up to date too. I read these often. Don't you? Just look at one of the many pages of handsome roosters. If you have never read a book of Standards for poultry you have no idea of the variety of roosters there are. Why, roosters are truly one of the most beautiful, handsome, and varied birds there are.
My rooster table-setting clinging to the shade next to the not-quite-finished Honey House and the not-quite-fully weeded herb garden.
And of course,one of the best roosters for last, Mr. White. My bantam frizzled Cochin. He is beautiful, and he is another post!
Just a note; I will be away from my computer this weekend to fully enjoy the last few days we will have with our Granddaughters and their father ( our oldest son ) before they go home. I am eagerly anticipating my visits to see your roosters when I return to my computer~ so many roosters, so little time!


Susie said...

You have a wonderful rooster collection. I don't know much about them except my grandmother use to have some real mean ones. They'd chase us around the house when we were outside playing.

Hope you have a great weekend!

Pondside said...

I'd love to have tea with you and your roosters at that table! I think my favorites, from your collection, have to be the bottle stopper, the tea pot and the living-breathing Frizzy Cochin!

Slice of Pie said...

Very pretty ... thanks for sharing. Love the colors.

Unknown said...

WOW You do have a lot of Roosters! LOVE IT! LOVE your table arrangements! So beautiful!

Dolores said...

Honey...... you have a wonderful collection of roosters!

Have a fantastic and memorable weekend with your family.

Connie said...

Oh my! You certainly do have a lot of roosters. Great collection! Have a great weekend with your family, Kathy.

Kaye Swain - SandwichINK for grandparents and caregivers said...

Oh what a fun country roosters party! I love your rooster collectibles, and your rooster dinnerware - from lovely dishes to adorable teapot.

Have a wonderful time with your family! :)

Susan Wymola said...

I so Enjoyed seeing your Chickens and your Grandchicks as well! Thanks for sharing your wonderful blog!

Thistle Cove Farm said...

You and my sister...with the roosters. She has a rooster and farm themed kitchen and it's AAAdorable. Your "rooster" tea looks really cute and would love to have a long sit down, chin way and cuppa with you Kathy.

Keetha Broyles said...

I found soooo many things in the post about which to make note, I don't know where to begin and I'm afraid I'll forget a few!

I LOVE the blue rooster plates. the teapot is cuter than cute. I like that bottle stopper idea. And that rooster running on top of the blue box - - - how funny is he??? Last but not least, I LOVE it that you ended this post with a REAL cockadoodledo-er!

Wanda Lee said...

Oooh my!..,What fun!.., Quite the sprightly Rooster collection you have there!

Fun!~ Thanks so much for sharing these strutting cuties with us!

Please know that I always love having you visit and partake with our little of corner of blogland as well my dear lady, whether I'm visiting you to see your Roosters or we're sharing cyber teatime in blogland!

It's very soon that time of the week once more for, 'Tuesday And Wednesday Teatime In Blogland'!..,

You are most warmly invited to attend and also to partake with our little teatime delights for my 43rd,'Tuesday Tea for Two' as well as for my 34th, Wednesday Tea For Me And Thee' weekly blog teaparties held @ http://theplumedpen.blogspot.com

..,Last but not least in our little 'suite of tea party offerings' is the delightful, 15th, 'Teapot And Tea Things Tuesday' shared blog tea party meme that I share with my dear friend Pam @ http://breathoffreshairpaperbutterfly.blogspot.com

~The other 1/2 of the 15th, 'Teapot And Tea Things Tuesday' meme is my other meme, held also @ http://silkenpurse.blogsport.com blog..,

As I am fond of saying; you can never have too many tea parties in blogland!..,

Hope to see you there!

Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee

KathyB. said...

Susie,I have had some mean roosters too, but I won't keep mean roosters around, so their days are numbered here if they don't shape up.

Pondside,I have to say the tea pot is a favorite of mine too, but it is much more fun to view Mr. White !


Frenchy, lots & LOTS of roosters. Thank-you~

Dolores, thank-you, we had a very wonderful weekend together,I miss the granddaughters already.

Daisy, too many live roosters too!

Kaye Swain. thank-you~ I like your blog title!

Susan, thank-you for visiting.

Sandra, please be sure if your fantastic travels bring you this way that you DO stop in for tea and a long chat!

Keetha Denise Broyles, I believe my rooster collection stems from my love of my REAL roosters!

Wanda Lee, I will be dropping by very soon, thank-you !

Anonymous said...

Hi Kathy, I love your rooster collection. That's a wonderful pic of Mr. White!

LindaSue said...

You have the nicest THINGS of anyone - fun, beautiful and you actually make the effort to use things for pleasure. No live roosters on our place -loving those fresh eggs our cluckers provide!

Carol............. said...

What a collection.....Super cool!

I need to come over and bring my chocolate mint leaves and we can have tea with the roosters!

Nancy M. said...

What an awesome collection! I love roosters too! They are so regal looking and handsome! I tell my Partridge Cochin rooster all the time how gorgeous he is!

Mary said...

I love roosters too, Kathy!

Hearing them crow, at any time, earns a mark as "home."

Love your little table, and all of your place settings.

I thought about you this weekend. I had not read your blog post yet. I wondered if the girls would be returning home soon. I think grandma is going to miss some lovely young ladies, and they are going to miss you!

Char said...

Mr. White is just perfect. You have a wonderful rooster collection. Thankyou so much for sharing, Char

KathyB. said...

Mildred, Mr. White is pretty special and he is one of the prettiest roosters I own.

LindaSue, thank-you~ I would miss not having chickens and I have been seeing on the news that more and more city dwellers in our state are keeping hens because they have discovered how easy it is and how tasty fresh eggs are.

Carol, yes!Mint tea poured from a rooster tea pot, while listening to the clucking hens and crowing roosters, FUN!

Nancy M. I know you have some very fine roosters too~

Mary, yes, they returned home and I have been busy catching up on so many things , but missing the girls very much too, it is very quiet around here now.

Char, thank-you! I will tell Mr.White what you said and I am sure he will crow with delight~

RicKaren said...

Just love your roosters and your 'blue' !!!

Love Of Quilts said...

Great rooster collection you have. Trish

Paula said...

Oh BOY!! This is my kind of post, Kathy!!
I just love those blue rooster dishes... oh, my- everything is just gorgeous!!

Lady Katherine said...

I am in love with the Rooster Tea Pot! How I want one similar! Ask her if Judy if she would email me where she found it! I Need One! lol I love your blue dishes! The table is so pretty! I love the area, oh how fun your husband is beekeeping! I have tried and tried to get mine to do it. I would but I am scared of the bees. lol I loved that you used the wine stopper as the water bottle stopper! Great Idea! Love the Frizzy Cochin!

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

I am still trying to get around to all the rooster parties!! I made it to the "S" blogs now!!! I love your collection of roosters! I like the blue and white with them!