Sunday, August 7, 2011

Roos, Hens, & a Few Chicks Too

Roos and hens and a few chicks too.


(Click on photos to enlarge)

Shelia @ Note Songs

Heart of Home Party

Roosters and Chickens ~ Honored Guests

Summer in Texas

I think the sign says it all . . .

So come into the cool of the AC, and grab

yourself a refreshing glass of iced tea.

And let me tell you about a great book

for those of you who favor feathered friends.


by Linda Arnaud

More than just a cookbook, in addition to 85 of the author's favorite chicken recipes, the pages of this book are filled with gorgeous photos of hundreds of chicken collectibles. As the publisher says, "A barnyard of delights for collectors of folk art, kitchenware, and cookbooks." Need I say more?

You'll find a copy of this book available here on Amazon.

Another unusual recipe book is one written in French, but also full of delightful photos of chicken collectibles, including many pieces of French faience.

It's no secret that here at HFTS one finds

a collection of French faience in many forms.

And tucked among pieces of faience

are other small treasures that often

fall into the category of feathered friends.

Egg Cups and Covered Dishes

Chicken Inspired Vignettes

At Various Times During The Year

Pottery Barn Chicken Wire Tray

You can read the story of these

delightfully hand painted eggs here.

They were a gift from the very talented and generous

Vintage "Take Courage" Card Stand From England

Folk Art by New Mexico Artist, Mark Kluck

Note Cards to Write a Party Thank You

to Our Hostess, Shelia of Note Songs

Does your mother know you're out partying?

Grab a partner and dance on over to join

all the other roos, hens and chicks at the party.

Also joining


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. I am visiting from Note Song; oh my goodness I love, love, love the rooster and chicken in your first picture.....sooo cute!!

    Have a wonderful week!
    Tami @ A Girls Gotta Nest

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  3. Oops! Let me try that again.
    (I get nervous when I'm about to try and ...anyway)
    You know that little lamp you have? Well, um..I was if you wanted to get rid of it? No? Well, thought I'd ask! :):)
    Everything is cute but that little lamp takes the it!

  4. Gorgeous! I cannot pick one, they're fab, but maybe the dancing couple...well, maybe the plates! Lovely displays. Hugs, FABBY

  5. Everything is fabulous! Lovely displays abound your home..hugs ~lynne~

  6. Oh, Sarah, what a wonderful post filled with all of your fabulous yard birds! You do have some magnificent ones and you really know how to display them! Love that!
    Thank you for the sweet virtual card! :)
    Thank you so much for coming to my party.
    You are a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

  7. Hi Sarah, thank you for visiting my blog. Your blog is so nice and I enjoyed all the chickens here...come say hi any time :D

  8. Hi Sarah, you have very classy yard birds, I love the ones in the last photo. I also think the hard boiled egg sign is a hoot, but I am praying for cooler temps and much needed rain to those states that need it. xo,

  9. My goodness, I was surprised to see the little eggs I sent you. I'm so glad I could give you something that you could enjoy and add to your wonderful collection.
    It's always a joy to visit your blog.

  10. Awww, those dancing ones are so cute. You have many very unusual chickens, Sarah. I love them!...Christine

  11. Dancing chickens!!!!Now I've seen it all...

    Like everything you've shown...

    Betty @ Country Charm

  12. You have a most outstanding variety of different Roo's I've seen...the dancing pair is so cute. Trish

  13. Hi, Sarah! Have missed you so!

    I knew you would have some adorable roos and chicks, and you didn't disappoint. Love them ALL. And that sign is a hoot. That's the best one I've seen. I will have to be sure Mr. Magpie reads that one as I know he'll get a kick out of it.

    I hope you all get some rain soon. Us, too.


    Sheila :-)

  14. Sarah,
    Great Rooster and Hens post! I especially enjoyed your collection of plates on your shelf! Lovely!What a fun party our sweetie hostess, Shelia, planned for all of us in Blog Land!

  15. Wonderful rooster collection, Sarah.

    I love the card stand, especially!

  16. That sign is hilarious Sarah! You have so many fun and different roos! Love the shot of the covered dish with your hand painted Quimper eggs in the cute egg cups:@)

  17. I'm not a rooster fan, but you have some lovely treasures!

    - The Tablescaper

  18. So many treasures! They would be darling in your new book:)

  19. I enjoyed seeing your rooster and hen collection! I can't get over the painted Quimper eggs! :D

    Your posts are ALWAYS so lovely, Sarah!

    Ricki Jill

  20. Isn't this a fun party? Shelia chose a good theme. You have some very cute roosters and hens and have displayed them beautifully. I love the Quimper eggs. I own a small bowl but would like to have more. Shannon

  21. o,Sarah..every single thing you have in your beautiful home is FIRST CLASS. It is all so pretty and such fine pieces of art.
    Yet, you always make it all fun and happy. You are a very talented lady..
    I love all your roos..and the hand painted eggs are just beautiful.
    Really enjoyed your beautiful post.
    xo bj

  22. I grabbed my partner and danced right over..and I'm happy to see your fun post! I love that wooden bowl with pinecones in it, too! Hope it cools down soon! ♥

  23. What a super collection and you have them displayed so beautifully. I love that sign, made me giggle. The card stand is so unusual and such a fabulous treasure. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  24. I have been seeing lots of roosters/chickens but I really love your cookbook! Recipes and art work ~ neat!

  25. What a great collection. I love your chicken wire basket too!

  26. Sarah, Your roos, hens and chicks post is delightful. I am loving the little peek of your rooster faience collection. Your have beautiful pieces and I love how you displayed them in vignettes. Love the French cookbook. I love the cover????
    Great Post.......

    The French Hutch

  27. Love your collection of Roo's and all the pretty vignettes you created with them! Martina

  28. Hi Sarah, Loving your roos, especially the first picture with the two roos. And that lamp, I just have to have it, I'm always looking for a rooster lamp and can never find one. Such a great post. Thanks so much for stopping by.
    Marianne :)

  29. What a cute post! What a collection you have of "roos"! It would be hard to choose just one, but I fell in love with the two dancing....what a hoot!
    I am late in getting to everyone from Pink Saturday....please forgive me!
    Thank you for visiting Say It With Roses and I hope you will visit again!

  30. Sarah, all your collectibles are always so top notch and eclectic, from your beautiful china to your outdoor decorations! Beautiful!

  31. Oh Sarah, You have so many nesting hens, I'm jealous. Love the amber one and roo in your mosaic and the tiny ones. I'm looking at your Peace Lily and how do you keep it so shiny? Mine is old and starting to look drab.
    Love, love your chicken collection.

  32. The dancing couple made me laugh!


    Come in, my dear friends, and be seated, please—
    Oh, all of you reds are such a big tease!
    Scarlet, you creep over cheeks in a blush;
    Crimson, you’re always in such a big rush!
    Cherry, you’re tasty and pleasant to see;
    Carmine, you utterly satisfy me!
    So come in, my friends, and be seated, please—
    Of all the colors, I’d rather have these!

    © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

    Little Red Shopping Bag

  33. I think I must be the only person in blogland who doesn't have roosters and chooks! I'm going to have to do something about that so I can join in next time. I love that lamp of yours... maybe I should see if I can find something like that. Your have a great collection-thanks for sharing all these pictures and ideas!

    Best wishes and happy week,

  34. What a wonderful collection of fun and fabulous roosters you have. Love the ...."Does your mother know..." sign. Perfect for all of us who came to the "hen party".

  35. Enjoyed visiting and seeing all your pretty things in red. I understand perfectly what you are saying about the chickens laying hard boiled eggs. The heat is simply awful in Texas.

  36. What a wonderful collection of Roos and Hens.
    Yes, the sign says it all. Here in Kansas, we have had our share of hard boiled eggs! But it looks as though we may just be cooling down. Hope you all will be soon!

  37. Great collection -- the egg cups are my favorites :)


  38. You have a wonderful variety of roos and chickens, I enjoyed seeing all of them!


  39. HI Sarah!

    Oh, I got such a laugh out of that sign! Loved that.

    Your rooster, hen and chick collection is adorable. Those in the first photo are so unique!


  40. Hello Sarah,
    tha is the cutest rooster party, I ever saw. Love every piece, especially the Quimper and the white covered dish. And the dancing pair made me smile a lot. You always have such outstanding things.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  41. Good Gracious Sarah,
    How did I miss this great post??
    Love all your clucky friends, especially the Q, of course.
    Eggcellent mosaics, my dear!
    Love the notecards, too they are fabulous.

  42. Too cool! You have so many. I really liked the top photo ... the chickens made from newspaper and paper mache.

    Take care,

    Kathy M.

  43. OOh you have so many pretty chiks and roos everywhere. trying to remember where I saw those trays here and why id didn't buy one then!!! Love love love the faience pieces..
    xo marlis

  44. Hi lovely lady.
    How did I miss this great post!!!
    OH you have so many all are so Beautiful...You did a lovely job puttung them all together sweet lady.
    I hope you and your family have a great week.
    XXOO Diane

  45. Thanks for stopping by! All of your chickens are so cute, I really like the glasses, haven't seen any of them before.

  46. I'm visiting from Kim's partay! I love all your roosters...I can't wait to poke around at your other posts.
    Im your newest follower!
    (and a Texas gal as well)

  47. Wow. What a glorious collection you have. It makes me want to crow with delight!

    Are the roosters in the top picture a new purchase? My Mom collects roosters as well, and those are especially unusual.

  48. You have some gorgeous, sweet even darling little hens and roos! And chick-ees, too!
    Yours are really beautiful! Your cookbooks look interesting.
    Have a lovely day, and thank you for your sweet comment today.
    Hugs, Cindy

  49. This is a collection worth crowing about! I love the chicken wire tray and the lamp. Egg-actly the inspiration I am looking for!

  50. You have a wonderful collection! And your photos are amazing! Thanks for stopping by refreshrestyle!


  51. Hi again, Sarah! Thank you for popping in to see my yard bird! I'm still loving all of your lovely Roos and Chicks!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  52. Sarah, too many wonderful chicken-related treasures for me to pick a fav. You know that if I was forced to pick, it would be the Quimper. But, I saw a lot of really great feathered friends in this post. laurie

  53. Your lovely collection is certainly something to cluck about! :)

  54. You have quite a variety of roosters! I especially like your rooster iced tea glasses and the vintage card stand. The dancing couple is too cute! And love those cards; the perfect thank you card for Miss Sheila.

  55. Oh, those first two roosters are gorgeous!

  56. That is a lovely collection,love the faience.Thanks so much for visiting.

  57. You have such great collection too. I really enjoyed the Roo party. I never realized how many of my blogging friends had a few themselves.

  58. Fabulous treasures, Sarah. Great party Shelia always has.

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  59. Your collection is wonderful! I love your all your roos, hens and chicks! Thanks for sharing at FNF :)

  60. Hi Sarah,
    What a fun bunch of roos. I love the English card stand. Thanks for linking it to Home Sweet Home!

  61. I can see you have your share of feathered friends, Sarah! I really love those note cards. And you always have the best folk art!


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