Thursday, August 27, 2009

Rooster Party, Come join the fun.

So glad you stopped by to join our party. Thanks to our host
Barb at Barbs good life. Be sure you take a trip over to her blog and visit as many as you can to see all the glorious Roosters.
This wonderful Guy is the cock of the walk in our house. He comes with a story which makes him so special. My Mom, Leona who raised 7 children in our family was always so busy raising kids when we were growing up that she never had much time to do things for herself. She came from a family of 8 girls and some of them are very gifted in sewing and other hand work but Mom never had these gifts. We always teased that her gift was raising children. She was a great Mom. In the late 70ies I opened a Craft supply shop. I have enjoyed craft work most of my adult life. Since all her children were grown and she had a little time for herself she started to become involved in some of the craft classes we were having in the shop. I loved having her involved and had her join us many time. She went to a painting class with me for a year and a half.
We decided to take a class in Ceramic painting in the early 80ies and this beautiful rooster was one of her projects, When she passed away in 1993 he became mine and is one of my most treasured items. He is so colorful and really struts his stuff. He is a decoration in my kitchen.

This little guy also sits on the bakers rack in my kitchen, I have had him for a few years, I try to keep something written on the slate but don't always succeed.

These two sit on a shelf in my kitchen also.

These are a few of the roosters I have in my home. I love the more colorful ones. Have painted a few in the past and plan to paint more.

Hope you enjoy your tour today.



Pam @ This Humble House said...

I like the rooster holding the slate! I've never seen one like that!

~ Pam

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Judy,
It's so nice to meet you my friend! I really appreciate your kind visit to my blog this evening. Please come by anytime. You're always welcome!

What a sweet story about your Mom. Your roosters are all so beautiful! I have never seen the chalkboard style before. How unique and so fun. Love them all!

~Blessings to you, ~Melissa :)

Anonymous said...

Get rooster party. Boy I bet these roosters are really strutting their stuff today. Blog day for roosters. Mine are all painted, guess I should show them.

Karen said...

OH I am so glad I started t the end of the list, because there are just sooooo many to visit.
Your story made me cry. Your Mom did SO GOOD! What a beautiful rooster he is. And you think of her all of the time because of him! I know how that is. If we could just have one more day with them . . . but then again, it wouldn't be enough.
What a glorious post! Your Mom would be so PROUD OF YOU!!!
Glad I "met" you!
Karen @ Some Days Are Diamonds

Bearly Sane said...

Hi Judy,
I love your little rooster with the slate board...he would be at home in my kitchen!
Sandi - :)Bearly Sane

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Hi Sweetie! Love your roosters, especially the one your dear mother painted. How special that it is now "home" with you. That one with the chalkboard is adorable ~ I've seen pigs & French waiters w/chalkboards, but never a rooster ~ how neat!!

Big Rooster Hugs & Pecks,
Angelic Accents

Tammy said...

This is so much fun! Loved seeing your Roosters!

Micki said...

I love the roosters and you must cherish the one that your mom made.

Connie said...

What a sweeeet story, sugar. I didn't realize so many people had so many roosters!

Mrs. P. said...

Great roosters!! The menu board rooster made me laugh.


Celestina Marie said...

Hi Judy, What a beautiful rooster collection you have. I love the rooster hand painted by your mom. Your story sounds so much like mine, in that my mom and I did ceramics in the 80's too. We never painted a rooster, I wish we had. I know he is a cherished piece in your decor.
Love that rooster chalk board too.

So enjoyed my visit and thank you for stopping by mine earlier.
Have fun and a great weekend.
Blessings and a hug,
Celestina Marie

Beautiful Pear Tree Lane said...

LOved the roosters, especially the one your mother painted, what a fantastic job she did, she had talents she did not know she had!! I know this roosters holds so many memories of you both going to class together, hold on to them they will carry you through the many storms of life.

Rhondi said...

How wondeful to have that special rooster your mother painted.

Darlene said...

Just stopping by from the Rooster party. LOVE that rooster your mom painted!!! So beautiful!

Torie Jayne said...

Hi fellow party goer, Great display of roosters, love the chalkboard one, Have a great weekend!x

Lori E said...

The chalkboard rooster is my favorite. Something out of the ordinary.

Michelle said...

Hi Judy!

Thanks for stopping by my rooster party! I LOVE your roosters....and that chalkboard is too darling! Hope you're having a great time at the party. I am! Only 200 more blogs to go. LOL!

Michelle :)

Betsy said...

Oh, your chef rooster is adorable! I've seen pigs like this but not a rooster...very cute! :)

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

...making my way ever so slowly, between errands and such! So happy that this will go on for a week!

What a wonderful rooster to have! How sweet to be able to imagine your mom painting it!

I cherish all the sewn quilts, arts & crafts that my mom has done... miss just being able to pick up the phone and hear her voice!

Again...such a wonderful rooster!

Blessings & Aloha!

hope you can come by my rooster party :o)

Barb said...

Your mother sounds like she was such a special lady. God bless her- I had difficulty with 2 kids-lol.

Love your roosters but the one your mother painted is very special.


Irma's Rose Cottage said...

What a sweet story about your Mom and the Rooster. How special to have had such a wonderful memory. Loved your Rooster Party.

Irma :)

marmielu said...

Your special rooster is beautiful, and the story that goes with him is so nice! What a wonderful, tangible memory for you.
Mary Lou

Coloradolady said...

That rooster your mom did is beautiful. Loved all of your little fellows today. Have a great weekend.

Barbara said...

I know you treaure the rooster your MOM painted and you should, I like the one holding a blackboard also.

I need to find your giveaway.
Come see me.

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Wonderful roosters! This party is so much fun, isn't it? Thanks for sharing yours and Happy Rooster Day.


juls4real said...

Well, your Rooster show was very nice. Well done. I couldn't figure out how to get in the giveaway.

Happy Rooster Day,


Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Honey, your roosters are adorable. The black one just steals my heart away. Gorgeous!!

Thanks for joining the party and being a special part of it.

Barb :-)

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Your mom did such a great job with that rooster! It's beautiful and it's wonderful that you have one that's so very special.


CC said...

Ohhh, I love all your roosters, but the one your mother made is my favorite. He's just gorgeous..what a treasure he is. Happy Rooster Day, and have a great weekend.

xinex said...

How wonderful that you have the rooster that your mom painted. I am sure you will treasure it. Love all your roosters!...Christine

Sarah said...

You have some handsome guys. Thanks for having a party. Stop by my place if you can. Lots of rooster celebrating going on here.

Micki said...

I love your roosters especially the one with the cute!

A Collector At Heart said...

The wonderful memories and legacy you have preserved for a lifetime!
What a wonderful way to always remember and keep your mother close at heart - everytime you look at that guy! That would definitely be my favorite!!
Thanks for stopping by.

Beansieleigh said...

Hi Judy! The roosters with the memories tied to them are the best and most beautiful ones I've seen throughout this entire event! Love your mother's rooster!! Now I can't go without saying, however, I got quite a kick out of the little guy holding the slate!! He definitely has a charm all his own! (0; Hope you're enjoying all the rooster festivities, and that you're enjoying your weekend! ~tina


I did enjoy the rooster tour and wasn't it fun to see all the rooster out in blogland. I also like the little guy holding the chalk board.
Deb :)

Lynn said...

I love the little chalkboard chicken!
Do you write the wine list on there?
Or the nights menu?

JKW said...

Chef Rooster is so cute. Love them all. Blessings, Janet

gin said...

what a lovely story of your mom's rooster!!

Julie said...

Hi I love yor Roosters, Yes I am still trying to get to all the great party's.... I am having a give-a-way to celebrate my 1 month Blogoversary.... Please stop over at my place to celebrate ...

Julie said...

Hi I love yor Roosters, Yes I am still trying to get to all the great party's.... I am having a give-a-way to celebrate my 1 month Blogoversary.... Please stop over at my place to celebrate ...