Thursday, August 5, 2010

Rooster Party!

I am joining Barb at Bella Vista for a Rooster Party! The actual party starts tomorrow the 6th but I saw a few of you starting early so I joined in the fun!  Everyone in blog land is or will be showing off their roosters!  So after visiting me, head over to Barb's blog to see all of the other blogger roosters!

I love French Country decor.  So, I have quite a few roosters inside and outside my home.  Here are some of them.
This is a decoupage rooster I created from vintage French letters and vintage French song books.  Available here.

The original rooster paintings I purchased from Donna at Mourning Dove Cottage.

Rooster Salt and Pepper in the kitchen hutch.

A pretty rooster apron from a blog friend.

The fabric above is on my kitchen chair cushions.

High on top of the book case is a metal rooster.

This red guy was a gift from Penny at Lake Lure Cottage Kitchen.  It is now outside by my front porch.

I have these wonderful rooster napkin rings....

These rooster plates sit on my dining room hutch.

I know I might have missed a few....Thank you for taking the time to visit me for the Rooster Party.  Have fun visiting all of the other blogs.  I am heading out visiting them right now!
Welcome Home,


dobco said...

A few years ago, I could have matched you rooster for rooster! I have gotten rid of most of them now, but still have a couple that I could not part with. Hope you are having a great summer!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Penny, love them all and I commented on that when your post came up on 7-24.

Shelia said...

Hi Penny! Oh, I knew you would have some wonderful Roosters! Your decoupaged one is awesome!That must be quite a large one peeping his head up in your garden.
Thanks for popping in! Are you just loving your new house?
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Melissa Miller said...

All of the roosters are beautiful Penny! I adore your gorgeous lamp with the pretty fringe. Your entire home is lovely and full of welcoming charm. I just adore it!

Blessings, ~Melissa :)

Blooming Rose Musings said...

What a wondeful collection of roosters. I love them all. I think my favorite is the very first one you did with the vintage french papers and music. They are all great.

bj said...

wow...I think you are the new ROOSTER QUEEN OF do have a wonderful collection. I love 'em all...:)
xo bj

andsewon said...

Oh my goodness Penny! Love 'em all!
Our Waverly toile fabric is the same except for back ground color. Now I may have to try to find me one of those lamp finals!!
Thanks for party hopping to my blog as well!

Donna said...

So many roosters, Penny! Love them all. Thanks for mentioning me in your post ~ as you know, I just finished another painting of a rooster.
Love your rooster apron and the rooster pillow!


gena said...

Since I grew up with the real live thing - I can say you're are wayyyyyy cuter !!!!!

As always, thank you for sharing your beautiful home and for your sweet comments on my boy's wedding over at Lavender Hill,


Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

You have a wonderful collection of roosters, Penny! I love Donna's paintings and the vintage S&P shakers the best. The decoupaged rooster is also really unique!

Kim said...

Your roosters are fabulous Penny, but did I spy with my little eye a French Country butcher block lazy suzan? I've had my eye on one at Tuesday Morning for quite a while, but I'm waiting for it to go on sale!

wildflower said...

What cute roosters! I love the two outside, especially. I visit Donna's blog everyday, love her work.

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Penny, such lovely pictures and just wonderful displays. Charming!! The rooster needlepoint pillow makes me weak....simply stunning!

Thank you so much for joining the Rooster Party. It is delightful to meet you. Have a great time.

Hugs, Barb ♥

someplace in thyme said...

Oh my gosh, I need to go shopping. So many roosters, so little time. I love them all, esp the hand made rooster with french paper. That's one of a kind, Char

Sherri said...

Penny, you have some wonderful, gorgeous roosters in your collection! Thanks for sharing!

Jennifer said...

Penny, you have some beautiful unique ones that I just love!!!! Yes! We will have to get together one day for sure! Hopefully real soon!


KarenHarveyCox said...

Hi Penny,
I love all of your roosters, and we have the same toile, only mine is yellow with blue. I just love French roosters the most. I love what you did with the decoupage rooster. That cute little scarf around his neck is charming.

I joined the Rooster celebration too.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

You have the most amazing rooster collection Penny! I am so loving that decoupage one you made and the red one outside! Actually, I love them all and what great displays you have put together!

Rettabug said...

I just LOVE your style, Penny! Such luscious colors & great vignettes all over your beautiful home. Makes me smile every time I visit. It looks so warm & inviting. Friendly...that's it!!
Thanks for opening the doors to us all.
~~okay, everybody...wipe your feet first!~~~


Donna said...

Your roosters are all adorable! Some of them look like "brothers" to mine! Your lamp looks the same as the one I own.
Thank you for visiting me!

West Side of Straight said...

Oh I love your roosters. Thanks for visiting my blog, and I do like your outdoor rooster painted red. I knew mine needed paint, and just hadn't the time to do so, but think I'll do him in red also. jo in MN

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh Penny, your whole house is just beautiful...You guys really put alot of love and work into it since you moved in...I love to come by here and see all you do...Your paper French Hen I just that just says Frenchy to me ha ha!! Hope you have a GREAT weekend my Dear friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Karen said...

Oh my stars! Is that a teapot? 6th picture! LOVE IT! And the finial and the fabric on your chairs and the napkin rings OH MY and the plates!
Good grief! It's a good thing you invited me over!
Had a ball! Thanks for sharing!
:) Karen ~ some days are diamonds

Nancy said...


You have a wonderful rooster collection! My favorite is the decopauged rooster. You're so talented and creative.


see you there! said...

What a great collection and so well displayed. I don't think I own a single rooster but I'm going to follow the party and look at everyone elses.


Dena said...

Hi Penny,

Your collection is one of my favorites! I adore the one you made.


Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I'm not a rooster collector myself, Penny, but I really love many of your things depicting roosters! I absolutely love your rooster lamp and your chair fabric. The fabric in your apron gift I had gotten one year and made some things for my Mom's kitchen with. She loved it ~ great fabric, too. I did a black and white check on the reverse side in case she wanted a change. Love your French Country look!

Manuela@TPOH said...

Those are all such great roosters! Love the apron and the red rooster planter!


vignette design said...

You have some great roosters! I recognize some similar ones to mine. BTW, I found the chicken wire 3 tiered stand at Pottery Barn. Check it out....

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

Loving all your roosters, Penny. I've been trying to pick out a favorite, but it's hopeless. I just love them all.

Love Where You LIve, a blog celebrating design, individual style & decorating. said...

I'm always drawn to roosters. A fella came into my shop and said it's always good for a kitchen to have a rooster; he prevents the man from straying....Well, for what's that worth (smile). Love the one standing guard in the garden. -s

Mandi said...

Your roosters are fabulous! Your home is so beautiful, I love stopping by to see what you've been doing!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Love it all, but I think the cement yard bird in the garden is my favorite-enjoy!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Oh, I love them all! I don't think I've seen the rooster apron! Very chic! ♥

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Penny, you have one of the best collections at this rooster party! I love the white ceramic one and the red outdoor planter. I remember when you painted him red and I love the look! Linda

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Love all of them, but my fav is #1!!! Hope you have a FUN weekend!


Keetha Denise Broyles said...

You have lots of roosters I love, starting with your French decoupage - - - sooo cute.

Then going on with the white rooster dish that is leaning way forward squawking his head off, the lamp shade topper, the red wire flower pot holder, and finishing up with the black/white check rooster plate ensemble.

Great stuff!

Sarah said...

Penny, your roosters are all so handsome and what a beautiful home they live in. This post is full of inspiration. Love that big guy hiding out in the garden. Is he stone? Thanks for sharing all of these wonderful guys. ~ Sarah

Irma's Rose Cottage said...

Loved all of your Roosters!

Irma :)

Mimi said...

Wow, what a fabulous rooster collection, Penny. I love the fabric on your kitchen chair...and the napkin rings...and the plates...and, you guessed it, all of them! Thanks for sharing.

Beverly said...

Penny, I love each and every one of these charming fellows. The white teapot is one of my favorites, and I remember when you had it glazed.

The next time you are in Raleigh, you need to go to the "concrete place" across the street from the NC State Farmer's Market. They have a giant rooster, and I think of you every time I see him. I have not idea of the cost, but they are nice people, and I find them very reasonable.

Secret Garden Cottage said...

Hi Penny,
Love all your roosters, especially the first one!
Have a great weekend!
~ Jo :)

P.S. Thanks for the birthday wishes! :)

Kaye - SandwichINK for the Sandwich Generation said...

Hi, I popped over for the "Show Me Your Rooster" blog party and oh, I love your kitchen roosters and sweet rooster collectibles and dishes. Very cute.

Vee said...

You have a wonderful collection! My favorite is the planter that you painted red. It's just terrific and gives a hint of what's to come inside.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

YOur decoupaged is a hoot! What an imagination you have!! (Thank GOD!) Cute as heck!!

Sherry said...

Love your decoupaged rooster. That is wonderful. I am very late for visiting the rooster party. You have a lovely collection.
Thanks for stopping by.

Homemade Quilts by Granny said...

The Rooster Party has been fun...enjoyed seeing your roosters. Trish

Becky said...

I love the rooster you created in the very first pic.So cute.Im thinking on making something like that if and when I get time,lol.Visitng form lavender Dreamersblog.Diane.