Monday, August 8, 2011

~Roosters in the Kitchen~

After all the painting was done and I started putting everything back I realized roosters had invaded the kitchen, spilled over into the laundry room and beyond. I edited out quite a few of them, held onto my favorites.
I have a short wall just to the right before you head into the pantry. Due to it's constant use I have to keep things to a minimum in this area so they don't get knocked over and broke.
The metal rooster plaque has been in our home for a few years, I love the medallion in the middle. The bright colors of the rooster flow with other colors used in the kitchen. Even though I just finished painting the walls the rich Carriage Red wouldn't it be gorgeous done in the Twilight I put in the shop? Just underneath sits 3 rooster chests. Again, I've had them for a few years. The lamp sitting here has a marble base, the rooster is cast iron. This lamp weighs a ton. I loved it the minute I saw it. It has a tendency to float around the kitchen, for the past few months resides on the rooster chests. Sitting proudly on the blue and white cake stand with her buddies underneath.I carried the rooster canisters in the shop for awhile. They took forever to get in and flew out the door, now discontinued I treasure these beauties. This beauty is what started the rooster collection many years ago. Originally purchased to sit on the end of the counter, I realized it was just too big for that area. Quite honestly didn't want to take a chance of it getting knocked over, not that it would happen on purpose; accidents happen. If it fell on one of the children it could have hurt them, again this baby weighs a lot.And last but not least the trio of the rooster, hen and the birdcage.

LINKING TO:
Shelia thank you for hosting this great party. I'm glad I hurriedly took these pictures, I didn't want to miss out on the fun.. Thanks to all for stopping by to see the roosters in the kitchen.

22 comments:

BECKY said...

Lynne, I love all your darling roosters!!

Sharing Shadymont said...

You have such wonderful roosters. I love all of them!!

Linda said...

Thanks Lynne for posting your roosters. I'm a fan of roosters as well.
I ordered a month ago a rooster lamp from mason drake and it still has not arrived. I guess they call it snail mail for a reason.

Bonnie said...

You have a lot of roosters. Glad you took the time to snap their pictures. I only had two pair and it's funny I have remembered another pair but can't find them.

Designs By Pinky said...

OMG, that BIG roo on your cabinets is GORGEOUS!!!!!!! Love the canisters too! I can imagine that they would fly out the door! XO, Pinky

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Oh,Oh, Oh....those stacking crates...mercy, those are neat! I really like those babies!!

Shelia said...

Lynne, I know you've been so busy so I want you to know how much I appreciate you snapping your Roosters for me! Now you have some beautiful ones! The plaque is gorgeous and that huge Rooster on top of your cupboards - to die for, well, swoon for! :)
Those Roosters chests and the lamp. Rooster Heaven! I'm in Rooster Heaven!
Thank you so much for coming to my party. I remember, I do believe it was RMS you showed your laundry room and it was decorated so beautifully and you had a little Rooster lamp on your washer! I loved that! :)
You are the sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Linda @ A La Carte said...

You have some really nice Roosters! Your kitchen looks great.

Tami said...

Oh my, how cute the crates and lamp are...but I must say I am in love, love, love with the big guy way a top your cabinet, what a beaut he is!!

Have a great week!
Tami@ A Girls Gotta Nest

Betty said...

Your rooster chests are gorgeous! Haven't seen those before...

I like all your roosters, cake stand, everything...

Blessings...Betty @ Country Charm

Sarah said...

Nice group indeed! Makes me curious about what you edited out. ;-)
~ Sarah

Donna said...

Love your roosters! Roosters are just so full of color and fun to decorate with!
Hugs,
Donna

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Lynne! You have some darling and very clever roosters in your home. Love how you have them all arranged. I don't think I've ever seen those neat rooster boxes, but I just love them. Great job!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Love your pretty roosters, especially the really big colorful one on top of the cabinet:@)

Toni said...

Lynne - All your roosters are so beautiful - each has their own personality. Love them!

Toni

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

But of course you would have gorgeous Roosters! :) I expected nothing else! You have such a talent for putting things together...
I have a question and hope you have time to answer it. I have your lamp..and I love it but it is out in the garage at this time..I cannot...CANNOT find a bulb to go in it and when I have it gives off No light hardly at all. It is sort of a "night light".. This is a little frusterating. I did not realize this when I bought the lamp. Is yours this way? I love that lamp..it is just beautiful.
Now..back to catching up! AOL says I cannot get my mail..and it has been this way for two days. I am spoiled having your posts right there on my morning mail. What a great feature!!!
HUGS!
Mona :)

Michele said...

I love the Roosters and the way you have displayed them. I will be back for more.
Thanks

On Crooked Creek said...

Lynne,
Lovely collection of Roosters, Hens and Chickens! Wonderful displays! I enjoyed your darling vignettes!
Fondly,
Pat

S said...

Oh that wall hanging, lamp and suitcases display is superb - love it. So glad I came by.

xinex said...

You have a really beautiful rooster collection, Lynne. I love the plaque with a medallion, the chests, oh well and everything else....Christine

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Great roosters -- love that you *edited* some out :)

Blessings!
Gail

Veronica said...

I love your roos and those boxes are devine! The colours are exquisite!

Veronica
www.tasselsandtwigs.blogspot.com