Thursday, August 27, 2009

It's A Rooster Party!



Barb at Bella Vista is hosting a show your rooster party so be sure to go to her blog to find the other participants (she has them listed on her sidebar). When I told her I would join in I also told her that I really don't have a lot of rooster things. Well I have more than I thought! I just don't have them out all at the same time.




This little rug is from Wal-Mart. I'd been looking for one that had a checkerboard pattern and wasn't too large, so I was so happy to find this!




Here are a few pictures from past posts and then I'll show some that haven't been seen before. The red rooster was a Goodwill find in February. It was already a perfect color! The little picture I made from a piece of wallpaper border sample.





This rooster picture is also a thriftstore find a few months later. I added the checkerboard mat (it's contact paper) and painted the frame black.





These plates came 4 in a box from TJ Maxx. I love how they coordinate with each other yet are different!







I really do love my fancy dishdrainer thingie! Even my husband commented that he liked the plates here! I changed out my little arrangement for the rooster party.



I found those little roosters on the top at the thriftstore. They had a box under a shelf that I pulled out and it was full of bisque pieces - I think that's what they're called? (Those paint yourself ceramic things.) Anyway.....I found these three little roosters! Right now they just have a coat of primer on them - I'm not sure if I want to paint them red, black, yellow or keep them white!








Underneath is a homemade placemat made out of rooster toile fabric.




I'm always excited when I find one of these trays! I have 5 of them now (all different scenes but same maker).





Well that's it for all my rooster things! I hope you enjoyed seeing them! Like I said, I didn't realize I had as many as I do and I'm always passing up rooster stuff at Goodwill. They just had plates with a black checkerboard on the rim and roosters in the middle. Had them in my cart and then put them back (and no I never did find that 4th white Parson's chair slipcover)!



BUT.........I did find some other really nice things so stop by Sunday evening for my thriftstore finds!


71 comments:

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Manuela, so glad I am among the first to see your Rooster things. Wow, girl, I am impressed and the dish drainer thingy (ha) is to die for!!!!!!!!! I WANT ONE OF THOSE!

I love your decorating style....very fresh and so inviting.

Thanks so much for being a part of this party and many thanks for the tip about scrolling down....I will place that on my thank you post.

I will be back to stare some more later. :-)

Barb

Dalley G said...

Hi! I have never posted a comment on your blog before and I thought today was a perfect day for that!

I thought you might enjoy some fun info. A black rooster on a bottle of Chianti is the symbol of the very best quality of Chianti you can get. The legend is that the Chianti region was named so because the word 'Chianti' sounds like the call of a rooster in the morning.

I love your blog.

Richella said...

I really like your roosters! I only have a couple, but i love them. I think I've always liked them because they're redheads.

I love how you changed out your dish rack for this party! That's so cool--you'll be able to do that for holidays, special occasions, whatever you want! I think we're all jealous of that find. But we're not covetous--we wouldn't want you to lose yours. Just wish there were more!

bj said...

First of all...where did you find that adorable dish drainer thingy? I am totally in love with it and you have it fixed soooooo cute!!
I LUV those white roosters so, yep,ya gotta keep 'em white...Now..I've got to go back and take a second look at all your pretties...
xo bj

Sheryl said...

I love your roosters! I have none in my home. None! I guess I need to work on that.

Storybook Woods said...

You do have a wonderful rooster collection. I love your white ones !!! Clarice

june@craftyniche said...

CUTE roosters!

Darlene said...

Hi Manuela,

You have some DARLING rooster things!! I love them all!!! Have fun at the party!!♥

9405018--Pat said...

I love your dish drainer, I really like all your rooster...thank for sharing...Pat H

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Hi Manuela,
You have some wonderful roosters! I just love all your toile! *faints* I'm a toile girl too and would have it all through my home but it's not easy to get it here in PEI. Seems everyone loves your dish drainer, including me. Love it! Thanks for sharing all your rooster and toile touches; I've enjoyed it!

Blessings,
Sandi

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Wow! You do have a lot of roosters. I really like how you display them.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

You roosters are wonderful! You know I LOVE roosters too! I wish I could have participated in this party, but being in the middle of a house sale/move it was too crazy to try.

I love your rooster rug in the kitchen!

Melissa Miller said...

Manuela you displayede some gorgeous rooster items!

~WOW! Love them all but the red rooster just makes me drool...LOL! ~Beautiful! :)

Nancy said...

Manuela, I love all your roosters and I just love your entire home. It's sooo lovely! I love your decorating style!

Nancy

Sandra said...

Hi Manuela! I love love all your roosters! And dish drainer is awsesome! Girl, you are sooo talented! I can't wait to join the rooster party! I have two posts for today so I am waiting to publish my roosters until midnight! lol
Blessings,
Sandra

Tracey McBride said...

You always have the prettiest vignettes Manuela!! Thank you so much for sharing.
Warmly,
Tracey

P.S. Love the post on architectural
embellishments too... and your new banner!! xoxo

Dawn said...

I just love your rooster collection. They are all so classy. I also really like the colors in your home. Very pretty.
Dawn

glorv1 said...

I love the trays. I need to get a tv tray for my husband. Hey, maybe I'll go to the thrift store and stry again to find one. I've gone twice since I last posted about going to the thrift store. I never find anything I want though. Very nice rooster. Real ones peck at you, I know...we've had some mean rooster. Have a great Friday/weekend.

Katy~The Country Blossom said...

I love all your rooster things!! *and all your toile. I know you love toile like I do...but WOW...seeing it in all these pics makes me drool a bit. ;) I love it all! I love love love your various uses of it! :)

Ally0005 said...

Dang that slipcover were is that thing.

Love your roosters I have only one.

Ally

Becky K. said...

I love how you have used the checkerboard theme so distinctly and beautifully throughout!

A very fun Rooster post.

Becky K.
Hospitality Lane

Lou Cinda said...

I love all of your roosters!! Love the dish drainer too! And the rug? I am going to Wal-Mart to see if they have one here!!

I so love your blog!!

Lou Cinda :)

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Manuela, these are fabulous!!

I love that dish drainer!

Marla said...

Manuela, I absolutely love all your roosters. I saw the plate rack you got at TJ Maxx today after seeing your sweet display I am thinking about going back to get it. I don't have many roosters but do like them. Marla

Stacey said...

Hi Manuela. Everything you do is so sweet. I love all of your roosters.

Kathleen said...

Hi Manuela,
I haven't visited in a while!
Your roosters are great, and the dish drainer thingie is fabulous!
Kathleen

Michelle said...

Oooh, I also really like that dish drainer thing-a-ma-jig...so cute with your plates sitting in there! As you already know, I just love your decorating style and looking at your pictures. Thanks for sharing all your neat rooster stuff!

Smiles,
Michelle :)

Pam @ This Humble House said...

I love your colors and patterns! So pretty together!

~ Pam

dana said...

What a fun time seeing your roosters!! You have such talent arranging your items. . .I LOVE the picture you created using the contact paper!!! The rug is perfect and the drainer "thingy" (cute) is something I would love to own, too!

Have a fun Party!!! Dana

My Cozy Cubby said...

Roosters everywhere! Love how you've arranged them all throughout! Can't join the party, as I do not have a single rooster. But I can't wait to see your thrifty finds! I get such a thrill on those good thrifty days!!

Pamela

Love the Decor! said...

Love the black and white toile plates and that very cool dish drainer. Thank you for sharing your lovely home with us!!

Mimi Sue said...

Very cute rooster things. I do love that dish drainer too. So cute. Your gold yard turned out great. Lots of work though. Mimi

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

Err err err err er errrrrr! That's my rooster call, lol!
Great collection! I really like those little white ones and I have to be honest..I'm not even a rooster kind of gal, lol!
I hope your on the mend and that your mouth/teeth/tooth isn't to sore.
Hugs!

Sue said...

You really have a nice collection of roosters, Manuela. Your trays are so pretty, your dish drainer is adorable-
(where did it come from?) Everything looks so nice in your house.
:-) Sue

Bearly Sane said...

Love your little mat...would look good in my kitchen!
Hugs,
Sandi - My Roosters Party On

Elizabeth said...

Don't you love when you can find things that are already the perfect color/patter/size?!

carolyn@primitive~devotion said...

I have only one tiny little blue pottery rooster. My Mama collected roosters and my oldest sister got her collection. They always remind me of her.

I love all of your roosters and your fancy dish drainer thigny is awesome!

Have a great weekend!

Lee Laurie said...

I love all your roosters! I love the colors! I love the dish drainer thingy too!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Fabulous Feathers!

Pen Pen said...

Beautiful collection. How do you do it??? Your home is always fabulous! I love your tin backsplash in the kitchen... that is exactly what I want!!!

Grandma Nina said...

Love your roosters. Really like the dish drainer and I think the white rooster should just stay white. Your home feels so comfy/cozy.

salmagundi said...

Every rooster is wonderful, and displayed to perfection. Have a great weekend. Sally

Cynthia's Cottage Design said...

Hi Manuela!

Oh your collection is stunning! I adore each one! Those trays are gorgeous and I love your kitchen rug too, as soon as I saw it I realized that when I did my Rooster post, lol, I forgot my own kitchen rug, lol!

Everything in your home is just so beautiful! Great Post!

Hugs, Cynthia

Torie Jayne said...

Hi fellow party goer, Great display of roosters, so many gorgeous ones!, I too love your dish drainer, Have a great weekend!x

Rhondi said...

Hi Manuela
All your roosters look beautiful,and I love the ones framed in black and white check!
You've got me curious to see what thrift shop finds you got. Don't keep us in suspense too long!
Hugs, Rhondi

Susie Q said...

I always love your home but today it is roosterlicious!! I love all your fowl treasures!
Your colors are just what I so love...your style is just so wonderful!
I love each square inch of your home!
Love,
Sue

Barb said...

What a great collection of roosters and I LOVE how you have displayed everything. I want the drapes in that one picture. I like your style.

hugs,
Barb

marmielu said...

I really like all your roosters! I think I like the little trio in white. Checkerboard contact paper? Where did you find that?
Mary Lou

Angie said...

I am coming over to take all these off your hands because I want them! My favorite is the rooster tray hanging in your dining room. The only tray I have like those is a bunny one found at a yard sale, but I'd love to find more. I just love all your decorating!

Heather said...

very very cute!

deborah said...

you have such a beautiful collection.

CC said...

All your roosters are beautiful and their settings are gorgeous. I specially love the teapot with little rooster. Happy Rooster Day..have a lovely weekend.

Debbie said...

I love your collection of roosters. The toile teapot is lovely. Debbie

Nicole @ BugaBoos said...

I am so in love with all your rooster and toile goodies! You are my style! I am addicted to anything toile and all yours is just gorgeous, your home is amazing!

Irma's Rose Cottage said...

What a lovely rooster party! Thanks for sharing.

Irma :)

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

You do have a lot of roosters. My very favorite is the whole vignette with the dish drainer. It made my heart flutter. I LOVE black and white toile.

Jennifer said...

Roosters are so pretty and I love hte way you have yours blended in with your decor. I looked all around, and realized that I don't have a single rooster in our house! But I have some really pretty one walkng around the yard! =)

Hope you are recovered from your dentist visits!

xo, Jennifer

Armchair Housewife said...

Well this was just great! I love all the roosters, and I agree, I am still loving your fancy dish drainer!

This has got me thinking that I need some roosters...hmm...

Wendy said...

You have some great roosters! Love the trio of white ones.

Sharing with Sherri said...

Great roosters! I LOVE the polka dot rooster plates!!!

Thanks for the peek!

Sherri:)

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

You have lots of classy looking roosters in your collection! Love the toile coffee pot with the rooster!

Katherine

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Exquisite Roosters! Good heavens! I don't think I had any idea there were such beautiful Roosters out there until this party..and yours are outstanding! :)

JKW said...

I love the roosters. They are so integrated into your decor that they blend. I love it. The pictures are really good. Blessings, Janet

Sarah said...

Manuela, I'm a bit late. I'm still working my way though the list of rooster parties. Enjoyed your creative post. I like the great roosters living at your place. Thanks for sharing! Love the white ones with the black and white toile dishes.
Hope to see you at hyacinthforthesoul where there was more rooster fun each day this past week.
Have a good weekend. ~ Sarah

Lady Katherine said...

I love the rug, the print you added a border to. I love the white, I do not have one white rooster! I adore the trays!! Just adore them. Your dish drainer I am in total love with! How I wish I luck up on one of those! The black and white toile coffee/tea pot! It is wonderful! Love it!

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

My granddaughter's birthday was this weekend & I was busy w/ preparations so have been unable to visit the party goers until now...sorry!

I love your fancy dish drainer too! And I have dishes that match your pitcher...you'll see them on my rooster post.

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

I'm still making my rooster rounds!

I love... your goodwill rooster! (Is he cast iron?)
...and your creative pictures
...and your toile rooster pitcher
(ooh love all your black and white, checker board plates) & rack.

...such great finds!

Blessings & Aloha!
If you're not tuckered out...hope you stop by my rooster party :o)

Julie said...

Hi I love yor Roosters, Yes I am still trying to get to all the great party's.... I am having a give-a-way to celebrate my 1 month Blogoversary.... Please stop over at my place to celebrate ...

kayleeg2005 said...

WELL, I HAD TO SAY HELLO, I'VE BEEN GOING THROUGH YOUR WHOLE BLOG THIS AFTERNOON, IT'S ALL SO LOVELY AND ENTERTAINING, LOVE ALL THE ROOSTER'S, AND ALL THE BLACK AND WHITE, VERY CLEVER TO ADD CONTACT PAPER TO THAT ROOSTER PIC!! I'M HAVING A BALL!! HAVE A GREAT DAY!
DIVINEVINTAGE.BLOGSPOT.COM
KAYLEE G.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I see you have a lot of things in your home that I love too. Love that candle holder with the harlequin pattern and fleurs ~ I'm a harlequin fiend.

CJ'SMOMMY*KIMBERLY said...

I love love love your plate thingy.Also where did you get that and the rooster that looks like it sits on a corbel? Is that what it's called? Anyhow it's all white.