Thursday, August 27, 2009

THE ROOSTER PARTY!!

Today I am going to a rooster party!! There are going to be over 150 ladies there with their roosters, and I have a few to show off myself. So here is a peek:
This is my very first rooster(s). I bought it at a Cracker Barrel while visiting my brother in southern Indiana. I had just remodeled my kitchen to a sort of French Country decor and thought this would be perfect on the counter.


This beautiful rooster picture was a gift from my sister shortly after the first rooster was bought. I love it and it is in the same spot I have always had it, near my cookbooks.

This is a close up. Sorry about the terrible quality of the pic. It almost looks like a mysterious Monet that has just turned up in France!!




This is a plate I picked up years ago from a dollar store to use as a platter. I like the simplicity, the "French" look.





It looks like it took about 40 brushstrokes to paint.





This is a plate I picked up at the lake. I think it was a dollar store find too.






Again, it has that "strutting down the streets of Provence" look.





I bought this little guy for my white kitchen. Love the crackle effect. And he is so simple...









And this is the ugliest thing I have ever seen in my life!! My word! Why would Blondie have this?? Well, I don't know about the rest of you girls, but once I heard Barb was having the Rooster Party, I went into a little panic over my "roosterlessness"! Admit it, Ladies. Some of you have to own up to buying a few more roosters for this party!!! ;-) I found this monstrosity at a markdown sort of store in South Haven, Michigan, when we were on vacation 2 weeks ago. It was only $3.00 and rightly so!! (Gawd, I hope no one collects these!!). I am thinking of using it in a giveaway. Just scare everybody away from my blog! lol!!









And I leave you with this cute little metal guy. My last rooster and my last rooster purchase. I will now confess, I do not like roosters. Or ducks. Or pineapples. Or Fleur de lis. Or crowns. I LOVE when others have collections of these. I guess I just haven't found anything I am passionate about. But I will. Until then, I'm just going to be a party crasher.
Visit our classic hostess, Barb at Bella Vista, by clicking on the rooster button on my sidebar. She has worked her little rooster tail off for this party and I thank her from the bottom of my heart. Now I'm off to visit as many participants as possible even though it may take days. it's worth it. It's a party!!
xoxo
Jane










89 comments:

KarenHarveyCox said...

What a gorgeous collection of roosters. Each one is lovely. I have been working on some cards designs, and they are at the printer now. Tell me which bluebird you like, and I would love to create some for you. Just e-mail me your address and I'll pop some in the mail. I have been creating cards all week. I love it.

Thank you for your inspiration.

Karen
karenharveycox@mac.com

P.S. what size would you like? When I do finally put some in my shop, I'll call them Blonde's inspiration.

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Oh Janie, those "chics" are too cute, just like you! I LOVE roosters and chickens and have a kitchen full of them! My favorites are some vintage Bakelite chicken napkin rings that I gathered here and there... they are hard to come by and cost a mint, but Jack's grandma had some she let him play with when he was a little boy, you know, happy memories... I think after the comment you left me about your "lake" that you DO have a passion... soothing, calming water and relaxing times and a good cup of coffee...you post wonderful stories!... OK, if I do a giveaway (which I am going to soon, just because I can) I won't make chickens the prize! Julie Marie

Shelia said...

Hi Jane! You don't really like Roosters? Oh, you got a good collection going on! Those plates are so cute and I love all your yard birds - even the one you think is ugly!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Oh Janie,
Your just a hoot! I refrained and didn't buy anything new, but I did feel a little bleak about my small collection! I love yours, well maybe not the blog giveaway one.hehe. I have no desire for any more roosters myself but I enjoy looking at others and their collections. (kind of like you, I haven't found something to collect that I'm passionate about) Hugs, Cindy

Stacey said...

You crack me up! You have a great collection..including the ugly one. :)

Lou Cinda said...

Okay, for someone who doesn't like roosters...you got some GREAT ones!

I even love the ugly one! Made me smile :)

Lou Cinda

Dawn said...

You've got some very unique fellows there Jane. Actually, I've visited several party goers and haven't seen any repeats yet! I'll admit to looking for a few new ones but didn't find any I loved.Glad you joined the party, even though you don't like roosters. ;)
Dawn

Bearly Sane said...

Love the first pair! Not so keen on the "ugly ducklings" tee hee. Don't worry Jane a passion for something will hit you like a brick when you least expect it.
Enjoyed your fun.
Hugs,
Sandi

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Jane, I love your sweet roosters. You really have such variety! The crackle one is my favorite....just so cute. I really like all the different ones....it speaks of your sweet personality.

Thank you for being a special part of this day. You make me smile!

Hugs, Barb

Domestic Designer said...

I love all your roosters! So cute! I even like the very "unique" ones.:-)

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

now girl out of all of them ROO"S I loved that one you got for $3.00 the best...it just made me laugh and I love things that make me laugh...too funny...and girl don't feel bad I don't have a ROO in my whole house...I have a Daughter that collects them and she taken every one I ever bought ha ha!! Thats my youngest one and Itell you now when I find something I really love I email her and pic of it and if she loves it I don't buy it ha ha!!Her car looks like a low-rider when she leaves my house ha ha!! I kid you not and she's only borrowing it she says...I have vistors right if I want to see my stuff ha ha!! May you have a great weekend my friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Sharing with Sherri said...

Oh there's nothing worse than being roosterless... unless it's being plum rooster crazy like me lol!

I love your Cracker Barrel roosters!!

Enjoy the party!

Sherri:)

common ground said...

The one rooster and his girlfriend are a real scream! Great fun!
Debra

gin said...

you must like roosters just a little bit, uh? You do have a nice collection.

Martha said...

What a great collection of roosters! You've found some great treasures.

Sue said...

If you didn't like them just a little bit you wouldn't have them, would ya? "Fess up now...LOL
Thanks for saying what you did about my collection. I don't have an overabundance of them, but what I do have are special. Almost got rid of the metal one last yr. at a garage sale, but glad it didn't sell.
That is a beauty you found at CB and your sister's gift is gorgeous. And I think the silly rooster and his gal pal is just a HOOT!! Love her crossed legs and his outstretched arms. What are they doin? tee hee
hugs... Sue

Janie's World said...

For someone who doesn't like Roosters, you sure have quite a collection! At least you were having some fun with the party theme.

Melissa Miller said...

Jane you have me cracking up so hard! You are so witty!
If you give that guy up for a giveaway I will be the first to sign up! He's so ugly he's cute right? LOLOLOL! Too funny!

Your white rooster from Cracker
Barrel is beautiful and elegant and the little green one is precious. Loved your post!

~Blessings my friend, ~Melissa :)

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I LOVE that I am not the only one that went rooster hunting! Didn't buy...but boy oh boy did I want to.

Ok...crackle got me. I love a crackle finish and I have one..but it's a she with chicks...and well..you know..
So..she didn't come to the party.
Your silly roosters were great too...I guess I love a bit of whimsey! YOU DID GOOD! :)

linda said...

Can you believe I don't have one stinkin rooster in my whole house so I can't join the party!

I love your rooster collection. So funny that you've got quite a few but aren't a rooster lover. I don't particularly have any collections either although I do like plates...all kinds, love them!

Tee said...

Ok, you get a pass on not liking roosters, ducks and pineapples. But how can you not like fleur de lis?!

Wish I could have joined the rooster party, but you know where all my stuff is (starts with a B and ends with an X). And that's all the whining I'm gonna do today about that.

I'm sooo jealous - you went to the longest yard sale AND Pappadeaux's?! That's totally not fair.

Sincerely Yours said...

Morning Jane! Well I'm laughing because I think the one you call "gaudy" is absolutely adorable and my kind of humor!!!lol I was going to be one of those ladies to purchase for the party but I restrained myself (plus I couldn't find any!!lol) Have a fun day exploring rooster land! Sincerely, Jeannette

bj said...

Good grief, for a gal that doesn't like roosters, you sure have some cuties. And quite a few of them, too!!
Now, I didn't go out and buy new roosters..been collecting for years and really don't have a clue WHY. I am getting tired of them so will put most away for awhile. Then drag them out in a yr or so and love 'em all over again.
Nope..don't care for a lot of the things you listed, either. Usually what everyone else is wanting, I am NOT. ;)
xo bj

Betsy said...

Nice collection of roosters! That little metal one is cute! I especially enjoyed the framed print...that would look great in my kitchen! :)

Rhondi said...

Hi Jane
I think the funny roosters are my favorite! For someone who doesn't like roosters you sure have a lot!!
Hugs, Rhondi

Amy said...

Great roosters, so colorful!

Becky K. said...

That last little metal one is so cute.

Happy Rooster Party!

Becky K.
Hospitality Lane

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hi Jane, Talk about laughing...I laughed my little rooster tail off at the end of your post! But I do love roosters and the fleur-de-lis. I like your ugly rooster because it's fun. Thanks so much for the heads up on my mistake...I got it mixed up with another party. :) Happy Weekend! xo Lynn

Robin Ennis Willson said...

Nice collection! I love the metal one....

Karen said...

You had me cracking up over the ugly one. Good girl, because I would've walked right past it. LOL.
Cute collection - really love the dishes.
Thanks for sharing!
Karen - Some Days Are Diamonds

JKW said...

Oh My Gosh Jane, you came clean (don't like roosters). The ugly rooster is the best. Poor thing, don't tell him. . . he seems quite proud of his ugliness. I'm from Normal, IL originally. Love the Fifi painting, she is terrific. Yes, you will find what you love, take your time. Blessings, Janet

Kristens Creations said...

Too funny! I cracked up over the "ugly" one. lol!! I am not a rooster fanantic at all, although the one on my island is a focal point! Loved your post!! Kristen

Coloradolady said...

What pretty roosters, I love the one from Cracker Barrel. I guess I need to pay more attention when I eat there and look around, I have seen some wonderful things from there in blog land. Have a great weekend.

Lori E said...

I like the ugly ones the best. What can I say.
I don't mean to collect them they just happen.

Beansieleigh said...

Hi Jane! Love your roosters, and got a kick out of your confession!! I have to laugh, because if you only KNEW how MANY collections of MANY things I have!! I like how you define it as a "passion" for something(s).. Yes, I'm a very "passionate collector"!!.. That sounds so much better than pack rat! (0; Have fun party crashing today, and have a wonderful weekend! ~tina

Lynn said...

You are so funny!
You BOUGHT ugly roosters just for the Party!!!
Way droll!

CC said...

Love all your roosters..the little metal guy is adorable..and actually,the one your think is so ugly..I think is quite cute. Happy Fooster Day...

Beverly said...

Your roosters are fantastic. My mother is the rooster lover in our home, but I have grown to like hers.

Happy Rooster Day. I've missed you on Pink Saturday. Perhaps you can join us again sometime.

Brenda said...

I only had a few. And was only to come up with a few I would buy, for one reason or another. Just didn't across many. I love what you have, especially the crackled one. Yep, that one little guy sure is ugly! Someone must have beat him with the ugly stick! (heard from childhood)
Brenda

Susie Q said...

You don't like these fowl creatures!! *laugh* I used to be so afraid of them! My Grandfather had a mean one years ago and he spent his Summers terroizing me!
But somehow, overthe years, I came to adore these feathered bullies! *laugh*
Love your collection, even the one you think is an *ugly duckling*...um...*ugly chicken*?
Love and cock-a-doodly-doo!
Sue

Picket said...

What!!!! You don't like ROOSTERS!!!!! Say it ain't so girl...it's all be a lie!!!! lol lol Well you little doodlehead you sure do have alot of them around you...love the Cracker Barrel ones..now that last one...he must be a city rooster...I don't see anything 'country' about him!!!! lol Thanks for sharing girl...loved it!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

What fun roosters ~ minus the last one!!LOL

Big Rooster Hugs & Pecks,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Kathleen said...

Oh please don't give me that rooster!! :)
I don't collect them, but I "scratched" up a table..
Come look..I am only one of over 200 participants!! :)
Your roosters are just lovely...:)

Barb said...

I don't believe you don't like roosters. They look so very nice in your house.
Enjoy the party. You have a wonderful blog.

hugs,
Barb

mbkatc230 said...

I love that print, Janie. It's really beautiful. And that little metal guy is just way too cute. Hope you have a great weekend. Kathy

Ms. Bake-it said...

Hello Jane,

I love your white rooster from Cracker Barrel and the picture from your sister.

~ TRacy

dottydotty said...

they are so fab love the pictures and the paltes and the one that looks like he is clapping is just too cool

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Good thing I'm not going to this "Party"... Because I don't happen to have a single rooster. :-)

Mumzie said...

Blondie, It's a pleasure to meet you...I love your sense of humor and a very nice blog too! You really have a great bunch of roosters, for someone not even liking them... Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy the PARTY...I'm just loven it. Mumzie :)

Kathy said...

Oh my goodness, Janie, what wonderful roosters you have! I didn't know so many people collect rooster items - I don't even have one! Wonderful post!
xo...Kathy

marmielu said...

I'm so glad you visited my blog! I love your post - you have got a great sense of humor! And.....to admit you don't love roosters....in the midst of all this rooster love!!! Brave soul!
Thanks for having fun (or is that making fun) with the rest of us rooster crazies.
Mary Lou

Doris Sturm said...

Actually, the monstrosity you're talking about cracks me up. I think it's hilarious! I think it's cute, even though I can't quite figure it out. Is it one piece? Is it a rooster holding a shoe in preparation of letting the chicken try it on to see if it fits (dahhh) must be the chicken version of cinderalla? I think this piece would look really cute in a bathroom or a child's room, something to ponder while you're just sitting around doing nothing ;-)

Love your selection. Thanks for sharing!

Rebecca said...

Hey you did good with the roosters
I have one and one chicken
I will keep them separate after seeing those two lol really you have a pretty nice collection
Blessings
Rebecca

Lisa said...

You have such a lovely collection! The picture is my favorite I think. It looks so pretty on your shelf with all your cookbooks!

Ruby said...

Great post! A bit of humor is always a hit at a party. Even a rooster party. Love the picture your sister bought.

LV said...

What a nice collection of rooster you have. I wids I could see all everyone has, but time is running ouot.

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

You certainly are a dedicated blogger to go out and buy roosters just to post, especially if you don't love him. I do love your Cracker Barrel roosters and the picture.

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Hello~ thank you for visiting me. I laughed when you said you were interrupted by teenagers! I have had one of those days too but the interruptions were from shorter people! Love the $3 rooster!lol

Tracy said...

Hi Blondie! I love the Cracker Barrel couple, they are cute. I never had a single rooster until maybe a year ago, then I seemed to find them all over and they wanted to come home with me. But I still only have a few!

Maryrose said...

Hi Janie,
Love the roosters. I missed the party but hopefully there will be another... Enjoy your weekend.
Maryrose

Daisy Cottage said...

Oh how fun!!! I love your eclectic and adorable roosters!!! Thank you for sharing... I should have joined in the party - my poor roosters will be mad at me!!! ;-)

Love,
Kim

Linda said...

You have a wonderful collection of roosters, but my fav are the first two - love them. Also love some French writing I saw on a tile! Linda

Cheryl said...

Janie, I must say the ones you consider ugly are my favorite of all in your beautiful collection!
Cheryl...Snatch JOY

Patti Cakes said...

I'm a rooster lover and have several but did not join in the party. I'm feeling so bad today. What am I going to do?

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Good morning Jane! What a fun collection of roosters you have! We carried roosters for quite a while at the store, then they sort of died off....then last year a sales rep was telling us how they took a survey, and how HOT roosters were again. Well, we decided not to bring in as many as he THOUGHT we needed, but we did have a big laugh at the thought of hosting a "big tent rooster revival" in front of the store - what a hoot that would have been!!
Enjoy your weekend!!
Karla & Karrie

Kitty Valerie said...

hey,
I love your roosters!
Have a nice weekend,
Val

xinex said...

LOL! Janie! Your rooster (or is that a chicken?) with the raised skirt is hilarious, reminds me of Marilyn Monroe. Love your collection and you're right about us scrambling to find roosters for the party. I felt like looking for a new gown to wear to a ball. Thanks for the tips about SS. I added for them to add the button on their sidebar so why don't you do that also? LOL! I have had comments saying they will participate but then nobody does except for Chandy when she is around but I think I fail to remind people and they forget. Or maybe they think they have to go to some exotic or really exciting places to join or that it has to be a recent trip. I post trips from 2 years ago sometimes, lol, it does nto really matter when it occurred. I do not want to pressure anyone so I don't send reminders. Maybe they will eventually see SS enough and someday remember. Have a nice weekend, my friend!...Christine

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

In my blog you commented, and I replied....

Blondie's Journal wrote: "No matter what it said to me, that I am good or ok, it doesn't matter. I believe what I tell myself."

Wonderful! Then you can not be influenced by opinions of others. [Most of the time... -smile-] Because I think that to truly attain immunity from what-others-think, takes a long time. I'm so happy you have arrived at where you are, with this!

'Aunt Amelia'

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Wow!! what a darling collection of roosters. The one you say is ugly is just down right funny. I think everyone needs something to laugh about daily and that was mine..lol Hope you're having a super Saturday..
hugs ~lynne~

susan said...

Janie- I love the rooster with its legs crossed--it isn't ugly! I must confess I have only one or two roosters myself. Maybe I'll have a bunny or angel party!

RobinfromCA said...

I just didn't know so many people had so many roosters! Yours area all so different and so much fun to see!

Happy Pink Saturday!
Robin

SmilingSally said...

What a terrific rooster collection you have. I especially like your white hen. Thanks for joining in and letting me have some fun.

Now when you come to Florida at Christmas time, you just leave that snow behind! We don't want any snow here messing up our palms.

juls4real said...

Your plates are so lovely. Just love them.

Juls

Lori E said...

Hey there. I saw your comment over at Cass' and thought I would nose in.
It is my understanding that if your pictures don't enlarge when clicked on it is because you have moved them around in the post and have broken the links.
It may be better to upload them and then type in between them than to cut them and paste them around the post.
When I advised Linda at Flipside about this she said it worked.
Hope it helps.

My Crafty Little Page said...

Hi Blondie Jane! I was here yesterday and really loved your roosters and didn't leave a comment because I ended up reading on down for an hour! Story of my life - distraction! Anyway, I thoroughly enjoyed your writing - you do have a gift. I'm so glad you stopped by so I could follow you home. :)Nancy

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

This made me laugh! Your confession, and the ugly rooster, etc! I wonder how many others feel the same way! LOL! I, too, bought a rooster (and some hens) just for the party. I do like them though, they just don't match my decor!

Katherine

Lara Harris said...

Love the Cracker Barrel roosters...and Cracker Barrel too! :)

Bill said...

Hi Jane,
This was such fun ... a really delightful post! You have a great collection, beautifully displayed, and your commentary was priceless!

Cheers!

Bill

Anne Marie said...

Oh man! I always miss out on the good parties ;)

great roosters you have - and I'll have to go see the rest!

have a great night~

Tootsie said...

hey...me again! I linked to you in a post today...to answer some questions you asked about my garden! stop by if you have time

Julie said...

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

Lady Katherine said...

Love the prints! Now those white rooster, I adore, I do not have the first white one! lol Now the ugly ones So cute! Now if you like I will take them all off your hands! Or walls! lol Just love them!

Ana said...

Hi There,
What a fun collection of roosters. Thank you so much for sharing and for dropping by A Petite Cottage. Have a wonderful day.

Blessings,
♥Ana~A Petite Cottage

common ground said...

Hi Jane, thanks for coming by, and I wanted to let you know I've joined you as a follower. Now I need to go back thru your blog!
Have a great week!
Debra

Ldy ~~ Dy said...

Great collection of roosters! Even the one you are calling awful...I think it's kinda cute! She does however look a bit shocked or stunned! But I am glad you cleared up what he was doing!! LOL! Hugs!

Joyce said...

I had to laugh as I had to go out and find roosters to take photos for the party. I think I own one rooster and that is because I inherited a tea pot with a rooster on it:) After seeing all these roosters I am still happy to look at them but in other peoples homes and not in mine:)
Joyce

Roberta said...

Hi Janie, I have to confess, I'm not a rooster or a 'collections' kinda gal but I do like the last little guy. I only pick up things that I love and somehow it all works out! I'd love to help w/ your mantel if I can. Thanks for stopping by! xo Roberta

Neabear said...

Enjoyed your Rooster post! It was fun and you made me laugh. I don't have any roosters so I didn't participate in the Rooster party. It is fun seeing others though.

Gracie said...

Hi Jane
Boy...do I know Iam late!But I did promise that I would return all who visited me while I was away in Wales,and sort of missed the Rooster party.Thanx for your visit,and your comments,and yes life is so wonderful.I love your blog,and am so glad Ive come by...I will follow if you dont mind;)Your large grey rooster do look very Provance,and I love the art work too...I agree those wierd, colorful rooster are well...weird!You go girl...see ya agian.
Tracy (Gracie)