Thursday, August 27, 2009

First Annual Rooster Party

The long awaited day has finally arrived. It's a Rooster Party through out Blog Land. Hosted by our gracious hostess Barb. You can click here to find a full list of those participating. I know we'll find all kinds of beautiful Roosters strutting their stuff. lolOne year ago today is the anniversary of the flooding we had in our Master Bath and basement. I'm so glad there's a party to attend, to take my mind off the memory of that catastrophe. :-))

Let's start in the sun porch. This beauty is nestled under an iron urn full of greenery and beautiful sunflowers.

This chest was purchased a while back at Big Lots. On sale for $69.00. The shape of the cabinet itself is darling, but the rooster on the front was the defining factor in this little cutie come home with me. lol
I love decorating with plates. The harlequin pattern adds a bit more excitement to the beauty of this rooster. Looks like he's getting ready to dance a jig doesn't he?
This darling plate sits upon the counter top in the kitchen. I carried this beauty in my shop for awhile. Naturally, it has be discontinued. :-(
This beautiful plate I also carried in the shop and once again, has been discontinued. :-(
Fronts of canisters.
These beauties even have their own metal tray they sit in.
I've had this lamp for quite awhile. He holds court in the laundry room. Each fall he's nestled among fall leaves, lights and gourds. This picture doesn't do the red and cream stripe shade justice.
Cute rooster pillow my daughter picked up for me.
Tops of another set of canisters.
This beauty sets atop the cabinets in the laundry room. Even has his own night
light. :-)
Metal piece I picked up last fall at Lowe's. On sale for $9.00. This also hangs in the laundry room.
This beautiful iron piece hangs on my kitchen wall. And last but not least the largest of all my roosters sits upon the top of the cabinets in the kitchen. I purchased him many years ago at Hobby Lobby during their 50% off sale. His colors are truly amazing. Thanks for making us a stop during this wonderful Rooster Party Event. Barb, thanks so much for hosting your First Annual Rooster Party. Now, let's scoot over to Barb's to visit the others participating in the party.. hugs ~lynne~


KBeau said...

I think one of the things I like most about roosters is that they are so colorful. Yours are beautiful.

Hudson Goods said...

I like that Rooster pillow!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh, I love all of your roosters. They are all wonderful. The canisters are really different with their own tray and so pretty. I also really LOVE the rooster plates with the black and white harlequin border. What a wonderful collection. Just gorgeous and love them all. Hugs, Marty

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Wow, Lynne! These roosters are gorgeous!!

Stacey said...

Lynne, your roosters are all so pretty. The little chest is just perfect! I would love to find something like that around town. I'm going to go peek around at some of your older posts. :)

Michelle, All Home and Love said...

I'm loving all these rooster posts! Your plates are so neat.

Patsy said...

Well you got some great roosters.

Debra@CommonGround said...

I'm thinking the pillow is my favorite, too many great ones to choose!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Ooooh girl I loved seeing your beautiful home again and all your wonderful ROO" I even seen my toile bedroom in the back ground glad to see you still have my bed waiting for me ha ha!! I loved that last picture you shown of the bright ROO in all his finery...WOW!! awesome collection my Dear friend...Hope all is well in your world today girl...miss ya and love ya sis...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Barb said...

Oh, Lynne, what beauties you have here. The chest is divine and I adore ALL the roosters. Your pictures are really so very pretty.

So sorry about your Master Bath being flooded. Ours was flooded in February....we had to redo the entire room! Yikes.

Thanks for being such a special part of this day!!

Hugs, Barb

Blondie's Journal said...


Love All of your roosters! Wow. 2 sets of canisters!! Couldn't make up your mind, huh? I like the chest too, the colors look good against black. And I love the pillow and metal wall hanging.

Now the rooster in your sunroom is gorgeous. But I noticed the iron urn next to it and the floral arrangement. I picked up silk flowers today at the Dollar Tree so similar, the red ones and the little green bud type and I was thrilled to see your vase because it is arranged the way I will arrange mine! lol!! I'm not good with that and always need a model!!

Have a great weekend, Lynne!!


Glenda/MidSouth said...

Great collection of roosters.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What a grand collection of roosters, they are all so unique! This is such a fun party!

My roosters are posted too!


Tootsie said...

girl...if my Busy draws your name....the cups would have a very good home!!! Your collection is gorgeous!

Bearly Sane said...

Hi Lynne, I love the little cabinet with the rooster painted on the door...what a lovely find.
Sandi - My Roosters Party On

Melissa Miller said...

You have so many beautiful roosters in your home Lynne!

The black rooster chest is the deal of the century!!! ~WOW! It's just so stunning and detailed. LOVE it and all the rest that you have shown us in your gorgeous home!

Have a wonderful weekend my friend, ~Melissa ;)

onlymehere said...

Bravo!! I'm clapping like crazy here for those darling roosters! I just had the one year anniversary of my flood too. What a nightmare. I'm glad we're both over it....well almost for me. I just need the plumber to come out one more time for the bathroom then I'll celebrate. Me

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Lynne, You have some beautiful roosters! I love the plates and canisters too. I featured a plate similar to one of yours I purchased when I worked at the interior shop. Wonderful post!! Have a great weekend! Kristen

Unknown said...

I love that little rooster cabinet!
So cute!

Dolores said...

Wow! You have a beautiful collection of roosters in your home. I love the rooster on top of the cabinet..... his colors are gorgeous!
Question: do you have more rabbits or more roosters?
Have a great weekend!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Lynne,
Love all your roosters! I especially like your little black cabinet and those wonderful canisters. Happy Rooster Day!


jerseygirl211 said...

Hi Lynne,

Well, I got some of my roosters posted, even though I may have damaged my 'fairly new' camera. :(
The shutter is sticking, but with all the items that have been breaking these past weeks, maybe I should have expected it. One of my girlfriends said that 'I must be living under a dark cloud right now'. I enjoyed seeing your roosters, so many have posted some that it will take me all week to see them all. Thanks for your visit to my blog.

Love & Hugs

9405018--Pat said...

Hi Lynne,....girl you do have some wonderful roosters...thanks for sharing....and have a great weekend...Pat H

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi Pat, thanks for swinging by to see the roosters. I always enjoy when you stop by. I hope things are well on your side of the city..
hugs ~lynne~

jerseygirl211 said...


I believe the troubles that you've had lately are of more concern then mine, yours are loved ones, mine are mostly just things (which can be replaced). Well most can be replaced.....My beloved 11yr. old Collie, Sergei, gave me a big scare yesterday, he may have had a mini stroke, although he seems okay now. I'm going to try to bath and groom him today and hope that, that makes him feel better.
Thanks for all your kind words, I'll keep you and yours in my prayers. GOD BLESS

Love & Hugs

Salmagundi said...

You have such a nice variety of roosters. Loved them all, but especially the discontinued plates. Those were a real treasure. Sally

CC said...

Oh my!!!! I love all your roosters. I think the iron piece rooster is my favorite..though it's very hard to choose. Happy Rooster day..have a great weekend.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Simply breathtaking!! Those are some of the most beautiful Roosters I have EVER seen! Ok...standing and applauding right now!!!!! :):)

Susie Q said...

It is all beautiful! I love the rich colors and how vibrant they all are! I just adore your rooster chest!! I would have fallen in love with it too! If you ever tire of it, give me a call! *laugh*
Thanks for sharing!
Love and cock~a~doodly~doo!

KM Studios said...

Wow -wee!!
You have a whole roost of roosters lynne!! lolol ;)
My fav is the harlequin patterned are right that pattern realy punches it up a bit.

Awesome pics..thanks for sharing!!
Always a pleasure to stop by.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I felt like standing and applauding when I had finished scrolling through these beauties! Simply gorgeous! Exquisite!
So...are you tired of any of them yet? Thinking of sending any of them to Goodwill? :) I'm here anytime you want to pitch one! :):)

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

AHA!!! That is where my comment went...into the waiting room! Ok..just pick one and through it out..ok? Including this one..

xinex said...

Lynne, your rooster collection is fabulous but my very favorite is the cabinet from Big Lots. I guess we both have a thing for black painted cabinets, lol...Christine

Denise said...

awww, I want roosters now! Everyone has such beautiful ones. Yours especially. They have such lovely colors.
Have a great weekend.

Vicci @theplaidbasket said...

Your collection is beautiful...I must say my fav is the last big guy...he is stunning! I would love to have shopped your shop...awesome taste you have. Looking forward to following your blog. Vicci

Kat said...

You have a beautiful collection Lynne. I really love the canisters, and that big fellow on top of the cabinets is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing, and I hope you have a wonderful weekend. Kathy

Sue said...

Hi Lynne, great collection, and love the way you displayed them, but the scalloped plate is so pretty, and unusual, thank you for sharing.

Lara Harris said...

Gorgeous collection!:)

Picket said...

Gorgeous girl....absolutely gorgeous!!!! You have some sure enough beauties...thanks for the great eyecandy for this rooster lover!

Beansieleigh said...

Hi Lynne! My gosh you have such a beautiful collection of roosters, that it's hard to pick out favorites, but I would say they are probably the cabinet and the "big boy" in the last photo! Hope you've been having fun with all the rooster festivities today, and that you have a wonderful weekend! ~tina

Sue said...

You have an exceptionally classy collection of roosters! The colors of the last little guy are so bright and bold. He is a beaut.
:-) Sue

Anonymous said...

Hi Lynne,

I love all your colorful roosters! What fun! Your plates are so lovely, too. You have a great idea to use such pretty canisters in your laundry room. When I get a "real" laundry room (not the cellar), I think that is just the ticket.

I read your about me page. I think we are somewhat similar journeys...we have been married 31 years. My husband has been diagnosed with MS and has declined fairly significantly and quickly in a very short time. You are so right...each day, moment by moment...everything changes... you will be in my prayers and thoughts.

With kindest regards,
Debbykay at Rose Cottage Gardens and Farm

Irma's Rose Cottage said...

What a lovely Rooster collection! Thanks for sharing.

Irma :)

Wendy @ Ramblings from the Sunshine State said...

You've got some lovely roosters!

Cass @ That Old House said...

Wow. You have spectacular roosters . . . AND YOU DECORATE YOUR LAUNDRY ROOM. I am SUCH an under-achiever. My Laundry Room looks like it's in the basement of the Munster's house. Probably because it IS.

Thanks for sharing your very pretty home!

for the love of a house said...

Hi Lynne! Nice to meet you and your blog! Wow, that is one huge Rooster collection! You must have been collecting for a very long time!

JKW said...

I love your commentary with your beautiful roosters. Good pictures. Blessings, Janet

Rhondi said...

Hi Lynne
I like all your roosters but my favorite is the one on the piece of furniture.

Barb said...

Oh Lynne, What an incredible array of roosters. They are displayed so creatively. Thank you for sharing.


Bill said...

Hi Lynne,
I certainly enjoyed seeing your wonderful collection! This party was a great idea! Looks like you've been preparing for it for a long time.

bye for now ...

The Country Nest said...

Great roosters! I love this post. Everything is colorful and happy.

ellen b. said...

Hello Lynne! You have such lovely classic Roosters. I really like them! Hope life is treating you well. Have a wonderful end of August!! I also really enjoyed your Red Toile table setting. Very pleasing to my eye. The napkins with the crochet/lace trim are beautiful...

Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings... said...

Wow...Roosters everywhere!!!!!! I especially like the Big lots purchase, very cool...xoxo~Kathy@ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

Your rooster collection is supurb. That black chest is a treasure. I also love, love, love both sets of canisters. Your plates and plaques are great, as is that big guy at the end.

I went ahead and looked at your red toile plates. I am adding you as a favorite.

Ms. Bake-it said...

Hi Lynne,

Just stopping by for the rooster party. All your roosters are great! I like the canisters as well as the two plates that have been discontinued. I saw another one very similar on another rooster party post that I liked also.

~ Tracy

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Lynne, you made me want to jump and go clean and decorate my laundry room. You have so many lovely roosters in yours, and all I have is dirty clothes in mine! Your discontinued rooster plates are so pretty, and that colorful rooster from H.B. is gorgeous! I cannot believe that great cabinet came rom Big Lots. Why don't I ever find anything that good when I go to B.L.? I really enjoyed seeing all of your roosters. love ya, laurie

Dreamgirl said...

Wow... you have so many beautiful things in your home! I love the rooster theme! I guess your family knows what to get you on your birthday?

I used to have a rooster kitchen when I lived in the States. It was actually really cute, sort of French Country. Maybe I should try out a similar theme here in Norway?

Have a wonderful Sunday!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Ms Bake-it, thanks so much for swinging by to see the rooster collection. I hope you're having a terrific Sunday..hugs ~lynne~

The Old Parsonage said...

Wow Lynne

You roosters are terrific! I love the cabinet!! What a fun party, sorry that I missed participating!!

Thanks for stopping by The Old Parsonage and your sweet comment, I love company!


Lady Katherine said...

I love the rooster plates, canisters! you have some wonderful Roosters! I want your black cabinet with the rooster! I love it so so much!

Jessica said...

Oh WOW! I think I NEED some roosters! Love this, too!

Susan (Between Naps On The said...

Great roosters, Lynne! I love all the wonderful, rich colors of your roosters. I couldn't pick a favorite but the cabinet from BL would come close! :-)

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!

You have a wonderful collection of roosters those canisters!

Sarah said...

Sorry I'm late arriving. Still working my way through the parties. I don't want to miss a one!

Loved seeing all your roosters. The chest is up there on my list of favorites. Thanks for sharing in the fun.
Sarah @