~Written and edited by Veronica Clark ~

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Roosting About

Hi Friends.  In my travels through blogland I stumbled upon a Rooster Party! Yip you heard it.  A Cock- a- doodde-dooo kinda event! And to boot, I am late in joining it, but no matter we keep it going for a couple of days in blogland, parties that is. It is hosted by Sheila at Note Songs and turned out to be a crowing affair!  I am most grateful to encounter folks with similar inclinations to gather and collect, at times curious things, I'll reluctantly admit. So it was a pleasure to view rooster and chickens of all denominations.

It was never my intention specifically to go out and collect chickeny things. It just happened, and happened because of a bargain basement el cheapo find! These two pictures below attracted me instantly with their vibrant colours. And they cost a mere R19-99 each! Honestly, and they look worth much more than that. I adore them and have put them on the side of my kitchen cupboard.

The great thing is the way the colours change as the light changes in the afternoons and they become even more glowy and warm! I call them my Pleasure for a Pittance Pictures...

Some months later I happened upon these planters . Here it holds a birthday rose from a dear friend in the kitchen windowsill.
Incidentally, the two pictures behind the rooster planter of the fruit were also el cheapo finds from the same store. We're talking R9-99 on the sale each! They have faded a bit from the sun, but I still love them!

....and then I found a matching planter in a different store and of course I knew it was meant to be....

 Love the colours...

I have no idea where I got this metal napkin holder...

My daughter bought these glass chopping boards for me for Christmas, as they were on my wish list. I can't bare chopping on them though and they mostly get used as serving platters or cheese boards. I might actually put them up on display somewhere as well.

When you start collecting in a particular theme you end up buying stuff that you don't really need, as was the case with these two hooks below. But how could I resist? The colours were just perfectly complementary to my collection... and so they came home with me ( also at a bargain basement price) They are however, still searching for a home. I might as well find fabric for the kitchen blinds with roosters on. So far I am going to have to sew together some tea towels that I saw or print them up myself, somehow.....

At this stage it is only a fledgling collection which is sure to grow. I am searching for the ultimate rooster painting with panache! Well apart from the fabric for the blinds that is.

So friends while wer'e roosting about wonder over and see the rest of the collection.

I will also be joining Show off your Cottage Monday at The House in the Roses as well as Creative Bloggers Party Hop at Homemaker on a Dime and Debbie Doo's Newbie Party and lastly Amaze me Monday at Dittle Dattle

Happy Living




  1. You have so many beautiful things! I love the paintings on your wall and the napkin holder is wonderful! I think this is a fun collection and I know I'm going to be on the lookout for more things to add to mine! ♥

  2. I am glad you joined in and added your lovely collection, Veronica. I love them especially the pictures, so pretty!...Christine

  3. I love your collection, I'm still on the lookout for more white roosters to add to my collection.Its funny how these things take on a life of their own.

  4. You have quite the collection! I love all of your roosters, they are very attractive and have great colors!
    Have a wonderful day!
    Hugs, Cindy

  5. You have such gorgeous roosters. Love them. Thanks for your visit!!

  6. Veronica your decorative chicken accessories are delightful! The prints look like actual paintings...very pretty!

  7. Hi Veronica! Oh, my what gorgeous Roosters and Chickens you have! The art prints are so colorful! The glass chopping boards are so lovely and I wouldn't chop on them either! I'm so glad you ran across my blog and joined my party! I hope you'll come back for another visit.
    You are a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  8. Hello,
    I visited your blog today. I saw you on Note Songs. While I was reading, I noticed that me and my daughters have alot of the same interests as you. I like home decor and roosters, and my daughters love travel, reading, and different foods. We started a new blog, and we would love it if you could visit us and follow. I would enjoy coming back to visit with you and seeing all your creative and wonderful ideas. Hope to hear from you, and have a sweet day. Oh, I also love the movie "Under The Tuscan Sun." I think I've seen it a dozen times, and I never get tired of it.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

  9. Great roos! The first two that started your collection are my favorites-enjoy:@)

  10. Love your roosters! You have quite a collection as I do.
    Thank you for visiting me and my roosters!

  11. Oh you've collecting some wonderful things. And not everything in a home has to be practical.

  12. I think you have a great start on your roo and chicken collection! They will multiply, I am sure!!!

  13. Beautiful! I love rooster images. We used to recycle old windows and hand paint images on them with made up store signs in french. One of our most popular ones was Cafe Le Cog Noir that had a beautiful image of a rooster.
    Well done Veronica!


  14. You have a great start on your collection. I have a few chickens and roosters, but don't really want any more. I'm not much of a "theme" person for decorating. But I always admire others' collections.

  15. Well, that looks like fun! Roosters seem to gravitate towards Pondside - no intentional collecting happening, but there they are. Who could say 'no'?

  16. Love your Roo's Veronica. What I loved about this party is that, they were all such a different variety. I do not think I saw two the same. Thanks for sharing with my newbie party.

  17. Gorgeous roosters. Love the planters. Trish

  18. Love your Roos and your blog! Look forward to your future postings!

  19. Great collection. So you came to Shelia's party. So glad we got to see your lovely collection. I especially love the planters. You were luck to find the matching one.

  20. What a nice collection of roosters and hens! I enjoyed seeing them!

    Nice blog!


  21. I love roosters and the autumnal color palette here.

  22. So cute! It reminded me of our roosters and chickens where I grew up! Thanks for linking up at Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :)