Wednesday, August 10, 2011



God Bless Charlie

and the Miracle Makeover!

And the winner is of my 300th follower is

Got Rooster?

Several weeks ago I would have told you I did not own a single rooster or hen for that matter. 
Luck smiled upon me and I won this awesome giveaway 

from one of the nicest of ladies, Babs of
Please go by to visit her neat blog. She is a great gal and you will enjoy getting to know her.
Vintage Lefton
Well, I told Babs that these were my first roosters. I "LIED". Now, I didn't know I was lying. I just hadn't been looking around my chicken coop thoroughly.
I needed a hook to display that beautiful "Rooster" apron. I was coming in from the garage and noticed a rack that I put up, many years ago. Perfect!

I am not sure how you attractively display an apron but this one is beautiful.
We leave town and go on our roadtrip. Me,  I got roosters on my mind. Now, I don't know about you but Sweet Old Bob doesn't like to leave me alone in Cracker Barrel. Let me tell you, this is one traveling rooster. 

After purchasing him, on sale, he went on the road. Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois and back to Georgia.  Thinking back I should have taken his pic in all these places. He's much better looking than any ole gnome.

Actually the large box he was traveling was the topic of lots of jokes over the two week period.

Later, I remembered a tablecloth given to me by a friend, years ago. It was not my colors so I packed it away. Out it comes for it's party debut.
It doesn't fit my table properly. For today I am sharing.

OH MY, I do have roosters! Upon my pitcher/teapot shelf sits a cute rooster pitcher I brought back from Italy many years ago. Actually he was shipped home with quite a few of his flock. Everyone got roosters that Christmas.

How does he look with 
Limelight and Endless Summer Hydrangea?

Let's look through the napkin rings. Hmmmm, I think these are hens. That's OK, Shelia said we could bring hens. I must confess I did purchase these napkins for this occasion.

This plate was part of my gift from Babs. Thanks Babs.
It seems like all rooster decor coordinates so well.
Sitting on the floor in the dining room was this white rooster/hen. I bought him several years ago at HomeGoods. He had been there so long I almost forgot about him. Must be a hen because he obviously hasn't been crowing.

While in the dining room I remembered a little depression glass hen that belonged to my grandmother.
I have no idea what my Grandmother put in this little jewel.

Isn't she cute. She really is a "Senior Citizen".
A couple of chips, but most of us seniors have a few chips here and there!

Compared to all you "ROOSTER" aficionados, my collection is poultry, I mean paultry.

Since my collection is so small I decided to incorporate it into a tablescape. I will never again pass up a deal on a rooster. I am no longer afraid of roosters. Roosters are you friends.
yellow dinner plate everyday dinnerware, bowls from GW. four for one dollar.

These little daisy plates rode around with "Sir Blanc" the large rooster.
They were forty percent off. They followed me out the door.
The flatware that is askew if from Horchow, on sale. That flatware has a mind of it's own.
I swear it walked around the table several times.

Vintage Lefton hen, relish tray. 
Blue Onion salt and pepper shaker

I don't remember where I got the blue dessert dishes and the red goblets.

I forgot to tell you about Bob and Ginger.
They are looking for some of that "Chicken Scratch"
That may have dropped on the table.
Sweet Old Bob
Vintage Lefton Rooster
For the rest of you...start looking around your coop. Those darn chickens are everywhere. Make use of them, just make sure they know the pecking order.

I hope you enjoyed my tribute to 

If you enjoyed your visit please leave a comment.
If you didn't, leave one anyway. Might make you feel better.


Jo's This and That said...

I love all the colors and the roosters.

S said...

Such lovely pictures, Ginger. And I agree that Sweet Old Bob would put any old gnomes to shame. And I almost picked up a hen like yours from Home Goods the other day, but I don't remember what store I saw it at - we don't have a Home Goods.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

This is just the cutest post. Your table is so fun and festive.. hugs ~lynne~

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Beautiful post as always! Love those colourful roosters. Perfect setting for festivity. Thanks for sharing.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜@ Debbiedoos blogging and blabbing said...

Where have you been hiding all these lovely roos? Love your table cloth too Miss Ginger.

D said...

Lovely post. That white rooster is awesome. All your roos are cute.

Barbara F. said...

Ginger, you have a fine flock there. I love all your pieces, that give- away from Babs was filled with great stuff. Love your apron. xo,

Karen said...

Wow Ginger, love all of your rooster fun. I'm partial to white roos and that white one you have is spectacular. That is a great table setting too.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

You have lots of fun roos! Lovin' the tablecloth, pretty napkins and great napkin rings! Babs had a fun give-away, glad you won:@)

Ivy and Elephants said...

Your post is gorgeous and fun. You always manage to bring a smile to my face. Glad you "rounded up" the flock!

Anonymous said...

OH! you have the most precious bunch of barnyard feathered friends,WOW! seems that there was only one then they multiplied right before our eyes.Now "THAT" was so much fun,I'm jealous though,of the traveling roo,wish I could have been with,not in a box,eating at Crackle Barrell!and shopping too!!

Martha said...

It's a very pretty table and I do love all your roosters! Love the tablecloth and napkin. Alas, there are birds at Linderhof but not any chickens!

Shelia said...

Hi Ginger! I'm just thrilled you were to gather your brood and come to my party! Oh, your traveling man is so handsome! I would have snatched him up too! :) Oh, now see? You had Roos and Chicks all over the place! I love your table and the tablecloth is darling! We were in Italy and I picked up a trio of Roosters just like your for my daughter! Got me another set! :) Love your olden ones too! This was so much fun! Thanks again , Ginger, for coming to my party.
You are a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Ginger I didn't realize I had so many Roosters either until I started looking around. Sneaky little guys aren't they. Love the white one you bought and yes Cracker Barrel can be a dangerous place! Love the giveaway you won also. So happy you showed us your gorgeous tablescape! hugs, Linda

Mariette said...

Dearest Ginger,

Thanks for your visit and comments and this post is hilarious. Love the ending with the 'pecking order...'. You're such a spunky lady for your age. Enjoy your road trip and stay cool.

Love to you,


Babs said...

Ginger, You really have a barn yard full of chickens! They're all good lookin' but that "travelin' rooster" is fabulous. Love the rooster pitcher with the Limelight and Endless Summer hydrangeas.They look so fresh and pretty and mine have fried on the bush.
"Bob" and "Ginger" are quite the handsome couple. Hope they found some chicken scratch to
I really enjoyed your post. It was so much fun and wasn't the party fun?

NanaDiana said...

Ginger-For not having a rooster "collection" you sure have a lot of cocky looking chickens! I'm glad Old Bob let you roam unattended in Cracker Barrel for a bit!;>)

I love your party table and what a FUN post- xo Diana

xinex said...

Oh you DO have a lot! Funny how sometimes we do not realize how much we have until we gather them. I love the white one you bought from Crackel Barrel. I have one like your white lacy one but crazy me, I sold it in my booth. Now I miss it. Your tablescape is so pretty, Ginger, love the colors and all the chickens around. Come see my tablescape too if you have a chance....Christine

Chatty Crone said...

Okay now I have to go get a rooster or two.

Everyone has roosters.

And I love yours!

Sharing Shadymont said...

What a wonderful post! You have some awesome Roos! Love your table. So colorful and beautiful.

JudyBug said...

Love this table. The tablecloth is just stunning! Love the white work on the little forgotten hen from Home Goods. How could you forget something so cute? ;-)

Karin Şen Cankan said...

Love all your roosters.

Thank you for sharing.

Karin Şen Cankan

Alycia Nichols said...

Incredibly colorful table! I love the vast collection of roosters and hens!!!

LV said...

You definitely have plenty of chickens now. Loved seeing all of them and hearing their story.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Ginger, The tablecloth and napkins are adorable and I love your rooster collection. My favorite though is the traveling rooster! Thanks for sharing at the Open House party this week.

Anonymous said...

Love Cracker Barel and roosters!

Thank-you for supporting Miracle Makeover.

WE appreciate you!

love, Kelee & Charlie

Helen's Decor said...

Ginger, I remembered your post after I started reading it. I've had problems leaving comments on some posts ...maybe that is why I don't see a comment from that day in August. Those roosters were taking over your home and you didn't even see them! Ha!

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