Sunday, August 23, 2009

Blue Rooster Monday

Welcome to Blue Mondays hosted by Smiling Sally. I hope you'll help yourself to a refreshing blueberry treat.

It's not only Blue Monday,
but here at Hyacinths For The Soul,
It is the Week of Roosters!

Large HB-HenRiot Quimper Folk Art Rooster;
Small HB-HenRiot Quimper Rooster; Montgolfier Rooster

So come along and join the fun of Blue Rooster Monday. The parade is about to begin.

Small HenRiot Quimper Pitcher, Large HB Quimper Charger,
HR Quimper Porringer, HenRiot Plate

My blue roosters have been crowing incessantly! Once they heard that Barb over at Bella Vista was hosting a Rooster Party on Friday, they just couldn't wait. They wanted to have their own special day. Well, it is BLUE MONDAY!

These little blue guys are very useful around the house. Just pull the green ball, and you have a tape measure.

Once you've finished measuring, push the blue eye, and the tape rolls back into the box.

How about that!

Most of the time these little guys live in my sewing basket,
but on Mondays . . . . .

they like to wander about on the shiny table top to admire their reflections in the morning light. You know how vain roosters can be; especially BLUE ones!

Unmarked Quimper Heart Shaped Snuff, Blue Iron Rooster, HenRiot Quimper Plate

These blue feathered friends each have their own special roosting spot, but often like to gather on the table as a centerpiece.

This proud and regal French blue rooster is King of his very own castle. Imagine that!

French Faience Tea Caddy Produced in Desvres

Parade of French Faience Snuffs: Quimper, Malicorne, Quimper, Desvres

These cocky French fellows parade across a tray on a shelf in my office bookshelves, but flew downstairs this morning to join in the fun. You have to just love the blue polka-dot cockerel.


What have we here?

It's Mr. Krinkles!

I suppose he heard all the crowing going on and pecked his way out of the box of Christmas ornaments. Yes indeed, he wants you to know that come December, he and all his fine feathered rooster ornament pals will come out to preen and puff their feathers.

You see, here at Hyacinths, the roosters have their very own tree.

If you've enjoyed the Blue Rooster Monday Parade, please click on "Comments" below to let me know you stopped by for a visit. Then click here to hurry on over to Smiling Sally's for more Blue Monday posts. A big "Thank You" to Smiling Sally for hosting Blue Mondays!

Come back Wednesday for more rooster fun celebrating Outdoor Wednesdays hosted by Southern Daydreamer.

And mark your calendar for Friday the 28th.

You won't want to miss the
Show Us Your Roosters Party!

The summer we married, my husband was in graduate school, and I was employed as a teacher. We took a portion of our savings that summer and purchased a sailboat. We christened our Catalina 22, “Hyacinths For The Soul” after Saadi’s poem. Our "Hyacinths" provided years of pleasure.


  1. Hi Sarah...just stopped by for a visit and found your blog to be so charming! I enjoyed meeting all your rooster friends...they each have such fun personalities.

    Bless you,

  2. Well hello,
    Very cute post. You have beautiful blue roosters. Mr. Krinkles made me smile. My roosters are getting ready for the big party, too. Nice to meet you.

  3. Miz Hyacinth,
    I love it, love it, love it!
    I never knew you had so many Quimper pieces with a rooster motif.
    A rooster Christmas tree?? Show me more!!
    I'll check in again on Wednesday for more Rooster delights and will be joining you at Barb's on Friday.

  4. How fun that your roosters made an early appearance. They are very cute! See you again later this week.

    Becky K.

  5. What an amazing collection you have!I enjoyed visiting and I look forward to coming again,


  6. Oh, I do love your blue roosters. Your Quimper collection is lovely. A preview for Friday. That event will be fun.


  7. Oh you're having way too much fun! You certainly have a large selection of roosters; I've never seen so many blue ones! Thanks for sharing your blues. Happy Blue Monday.

  8. What a fun post! I don't have roosters, but I sure appreciate all the blue and as a sewer, the tape measures caught my eye right away.

  9. What fabulous roosters. I love them all. You have some really cute and different ones. I especially love all the plates and containers of Quimper. Love it. Hugs, Marty

  10. Hi Sarah,
    Thanks for stopping by. What a great collection of roosters you have! And what fun you've had showing them off! Happy Blue Monday to you and enjoy your rooster week!


  11. What a charming post. I loved the roosters you corralled to share with us on Blue Monday. I hope you are having a wonderful day.

  12. OOO, I just LOVE this post. Just precious. And, you have some beautiful playful.
    I am just beside myself over your MAGNIFICENT Quimper. I have always loved and admired it..not a piece of it to my name, however. Bwaaa....
    Can't wait to see your roosters on Friday..I know you will knock our socks off !!
    xo bj

  13. Rooster week, what a clever idea! I think you are the queen of the roosters with your fun collection. I so enjoyed seeing your flock!

    Kathy b

  14. You have the most wonderful rooster collection! and what fun to see the details on each picture, just lovely.

  15. colorful roosters you have there. you could use them on any color of the week.

    Are you joining the party with them this Friday??

    Barbara Jean

    PS thanks for dropping by. =0))

  16. I'm drooling over that frech tea caddy... what a lovely piece!!!


  18. Oh how I love roosters. I have some but not nearly as many as you. I really enjoyed looking at your lovely collection.


  19. Sarah, I love your blue roosters, and I love Quimper. This was a fun idea to parade your blue roosters for Blue Monday.

  20. Oh my goodness, you really DO have roosters. Mr. Krinkles is my favorite.

    Thank you for the kind words on my blog. Encouragement is indeed so very important... it's easy to tell that the children you work with are very, very lucky.


  21. Beautiful!!! I love all your blue roosters and MR Krinkles i love the most.You have an amazing collection.Thanks for sharing,happy blue monday.

  22. awesome post!!! I don't have any roosters...or didn't until today...I just picked up 4 very neat rooster mugs at a local thrift shop...I may just post them to share!!!
    thanks for the visit today!

  23. Hi Sarah! I love your roosters! And, of course, you know I love the Quimper roosters in particular! You have a nice collection of faience...lovely! If this is just a little taste, then I am really looking forward to seeing your post for Friday!! Happy week!...Debbie

  24. I'm so impressed by all of your roosters. My Aunt Sue would just love them. I hope you will join me at for Crock Pot Wednesday. Mr. Linky will be up on Tuesday for your link. Thanks for posting.

  25. Oh, Mr. Krinkles wins my heart! You have the happiest looking roosters I've ever seen...they're wonderful! Mary

  26. What a great group of roosters! I love their personalities...they are too funny! Thanks for sharing!

  27. Hi Sarah! I'm here wiping all the drool off my tiny mouth after viewing all of your awesome Rooster pieces! Oh, you have some pretty ones.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  28. OOoh, I love your French faience!! You're making me drool!

  29. Oh Girl I loved seeing all of this...Very Beautiful and I just knew Debbie would love it...May you have a great week my friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  30. Hi again Sarah
    As I am reading your blog and enjoying all the photos, I am getting very envious of all the Quimper you have!


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