Friday, August 28, 2009

Crowing Roosters Again…

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It’s a rooster party at BellaVista and I’m flaunting some rooster finery!


My rooster clock was a present from Mr. Sullivan a few years back. I had admired it in our furniture store numerous times. One day I couldn’t find it when I went searching for it. Turns out he had hidden it in the warehouse and wrapped it up to bring home as a surprise. Thanks, Mr. Sullivan!

rooster pictures

He surprised me once again when he gave me these canvas prints at Christmas.

plates and clock

Black and white toile frames these small rooster plates. They were given to me by my sister-in-law, Linda.

plate 1


rustic rooster

Linda also gave me this rustic pottery rooster.

table setting

Yes, I finally set a table! How could I resist when I found these cute rooster bowls? I’ve combined them with a rustic yellow salad plate and a polka-dotted dinner plate. Now, about the food…. Well, this was playtime today, folks. Dinner is actually carry-out tonight. *grin*

setting closeup


Salt and pepper shakers from a vintage shop.


Place cards holders from the same booth as the salt and pepper shakers let everyone know where they are seated.


Chickens are a vital part of a rooster’s life, so I have included my soup tureen as part of the tablescape.

wine bottle1

I used the cactus fold on the napkins that I placed into green wine glasses. The candlesticks are old stair balusters.

wine closeup

I’ve been drinking this cabernet for several years now. I actually bought the wine because the label intrigued me. Turns out the wine is pretty good, and it isn’t that expensive. Wouldn’t you just die if you saw Rex, the giant 47 pound rooster?!

3 roosters

These three Mr. and Mrs. Rooster prints are located on the wall across from my two large roosters.

small roosters1

small rooster2



Back in the 50’s it was considered quite fashionable to own rooster cocktail glasses. I found these two black and gold highball drink glasses in the same vintage store where I got my place card holders. Is it cocktail hour, yet?


This small glass rooster is perched on a shelf on my kitchen hutch. Check out the detail in his feathers.


A red and off-white checkerboard pattern is the background for this vibrantly colored rooster in this wool rug at the back door.

metal roosterThis rusty metal rooster was my very first fowl purchase.


My blackboard from an elementary school in Indiana hangs on the back hallway wall.

Thanks, Barb, for sponsoring this party! Please click on the logo below to see the many roosters that are strutting themselves on all the party-goers’ sites.

Rooster Party 8-28


Lou Cinda said...

I love all of your roosters!! They look fabulous!! Love that clock!

Lou Cinda :)

Lori E said...

Oh darn I didn't take photos of my coffee mugs and plates. They match your prints from your second picture with the polka dots.
My mat in front of the sink also has a rooster but you can't make out the image any more.
You have some really beautiful ones.
Now I love Chianti and the mark of a Chianti is the black rooster logo. Probably my favorite rooster of all.

Adrienne said...

There is something about that rustic rooster that I just love!

Stacey said...

Sue, this party was made for you! You have lots of very nice roosters. The clock is amazing and of course, it's hanging on that beautiful wallpaper that I just love!

Dawn said...

I'm so glad you still have your roosters and that incredible red and gold wallpaper. I was a little worried when I saw your contemporay post the other day. If you ever do decide to strip off that wallpaper can you ship me the pieces?

I just love the warmth of that clock. Pastoral scenes are my favorites. That little rustic pottery rooster would fit right in my old rustic yard.

Have a great weekend!

Kathleen said...

Whoa, you have a lot of roosters!
So Mr. Sullivan gives you everything you admire in the store?? Neat! I would be loving everything, especially Tom Selleck if he happened to stop in..:)
Fun post! Love those plates with the pretty edges!

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Didn't know you were a collector of do have quite the collection! My favorite is the plates with the black and white borders.~Patti

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh Sue I just love all your Roo's have an awesome collection my friend...but will tell you I loved that red wall elegant looking is that...Just beautiful I would love to see your whole kitchen...I'll eve say "Pretty Please" ha ha !! May you have a wonderful weekend my dear friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Darlene said...

Hi Sue,
I'm visiting from the Rooster Party! You have a bunch of fabulous Roosters!! LOVE all of your collection!

Blondie's Journal said...

Sue, I think you have the classiest collection of roosters I have seen so far tonight. So many pictures on the walls with gorgeous frames! I adore the toile framed pics from your sister. The clock from Mr. Sullican is wonderful. What a sweetie, hiding it away!! And finally, that bottle of wine!! How funny! Now, I buy bottles of wine with cute labels only if I abhor the wine. Then I know the bottle will stick around to be admired! lol!


Bearly Sane said...

Hi Sue! Thanks for popping by ... you have a wonderful array of roosters, but the clock has got to be my favourite piece ... can I borrow it sometime? :)
Sandi My Roosters Party On

Sharing with Sherri said...


What a great collection of roosters! Your framed prints look so gorgeous on that red and golden wallpaper! The toile plates are so pretty, and the checkerboard rug is adorable too!!

I bought the Rex ~ Goliath wine also because of the label, and you're right it is pretty tasty wine! Lets have a glass and enjoy the party!


Sharing with Sherri said...

Me again sweet Sue!

You must have been writing me whilst I was writing you!! Your message was sooo cute and clever, thanks for giving me the giggles!!


Linda said...

Sue, you have a beautiful collection! Love it! Oh, and I see my canvass rooster picture in there. That clock is my fav - gorgeous! Linda

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

I just love all your roosters! Especially those cute rooster pictures!

I got the dish drainer at TJ Maxx. It's fabulous for displaing dishes!


dana said...

Good Morning, Sue!!

Where do I start? Your roosters are awesome!! I love the plates with the black toile and the pictures with the black frames (I think the wall paper behind them seems to be grayish)....oh and I love that rug, too, AND the vintage shot glasses AND that wine bottle!! I've seen that before and never purchased it,but now that YOU gave it a thumbs up I will give a try!!

You have such a neat variety of the birds, that's what makes them so much fun!!

Have a great day....I so enjoyed your party! Dana

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Wonderful rooster collection, Sue. I love the clock!

I'm going to have to see if I can find the wine, in our neck of the woods. I love that label!!

Micki said...

I love your whole collection, especilaly the clock! I see that you are from Ireland too.

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Sue!

Love your roosters! That clock on the wall is gorgeous! Nice collection Sue.

Have you done anything with your burlap yet for your bathroom wall??

Hugs, Sherry

9405018--Pat said...

I just love all your roosters the clock is wonderful...thanks for sharing...Pat H

blondiensc said...

girlfriend, you are rockin' the roosters! I love the s&p shakers...and all the prints! so cute!!! Have a wonderful weekend!

Mrs. P. said...

Great roosters! I really like the cocktail glasses.


An Accomplished Woman said...

Loooove all your roosters!!!


Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Sue, what wonderful roosters you have. Such an amazing and varied collection! I especially adore the clock....that is utterly lovely!! All your pictures are just stunning.

Thank you so much for sharing with us and being a grand part of this day.

Barb :-)

Joan said...

Sue, you have a wonderful collection. But the wine is just too much!! I have a friend that would get a great cackle out of receiving it. Must go on the hunt!

Torie Jayne said...

Hi fellow party goer, Great rooster collection!, I love the rustic pottery one, Have a sweet weekend!x

Susie Q said...

Wowie Zowie! I love that wine too! Originally bought it for the label but it WAS good! You know I love your home AND your roosters...but look at you sly girl! You set your table so pretty and roostery!
This part was so much fun...and I have only begun to visit everyone!!
Love and cock-a-doodly-doo!

Brenda said...

You have got some rockin' roosters! And the photos are phenomenal!

Frippery said...

Very nice! Love the retro cocktail glasses.

Barb said...

Mr Sullivan is a keeper-hehe. Love all your roosters. Just so lovely.

Enjoy the party.


deborah said...

wow, you have an awesome collection! I have a Rex Goliath, too. Only white

Rhondi said...

You have a beautiful rooster collection! The prints look great against the wallpaper background and I love the little vintage salt & peppers and the plates with the toile edge.

marmielu said...

You have so many wonderful roosters! I really enjoyed looking at all of them.
Mary Lou

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Okay, I was waiting for someone to show some rooster wine! LOL.....Oh Sue, Your rooster collection is magnificent. One day you will have to give a tutorial on how to fold napkins. I was intrigued. xo Lynn

Lisa said...

What a beautiful tablesetting! And the clock is just gorgeous! What a wonderful gift!

Sandy said...

Great collection, I loved the clock and the the stone rooster was wonderful.

Twice as Nice said...

All your rooster are just darling, would be hard to pick a "favorite". Have a great weekend. The Twins

SmilingSally said...

Rex is living at my blog! What a terrific rooster collection you have. I especially like your card holders. Thanks for joining in and letting me have some fun.

blushing rose said...

Very attractive collection. Have a beautiful weekend. TTFN ~ Marydon

Beansieleigh said...

Hi Sue!! My goodness this was quite the extensive and BEAUTIFUL collection of roosters here today! Loved them ALL!!... and that rooster cabernet sauvignon looks VERY FAMILIAR!! (0; It was a pleasure stopping here today! Hope you're enjoying all the rooster festivities, and that you're having a wonderful weekend! ~tina

Amisha said...

I like everything you have shared but really like the rooster on the black and white plate.

Sarah said...

Sue, I'm running late. Still trying to get to all the rooster parties. At this rate I might still be at it tomorrow night. Loved seeing all your fabulous feathered friends. Each and everyone of them wonderful! The table setting is such fun with the polka dot plates and the cheerful rooster bowls. Love your style!
Hope to see you at hyacinthforthesoul for more rooster fun.
Have a great weekend!

JKW said...

I love your roosters, in particular the old pottery rooster has so much character. Do other countries drink California wine?!! Interesting. The Bourbon glasses are adorable and the glass rooster is my favorite. Blessings, Janet

Kammy said...

Hi Sue !
Goodness you do have a addiction, I mean collection, LOL !
Hugs ! Kammy

Irma's Rose Cottage said...

Loved your Rooster Party! Such lovely roosters.

Irma :)

marty39 said...

Oh, I love all of your roosters. The clock is stunning and all of your pictures are also just gorgeous. I love them all. You do have a fabulous collection and I really love roosters. Hope you'll also join us for the "Cloche Party" on Sept. 11th. I can't wait to see what you create. Hugs, Marty

tales from an oc cottage said...

I just LOVE your wallpaper!

m ^..^

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Sue,
I really enjoyed this post! What a fabulous collection of roosters and the table you set is gorgeous! I love the red and yellow together and oh I so love your clock! Hugs, cindy

Julie said...

What a wonderful collection of Roosters.....

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

I'm still making my rooster rounds!

Your Mr. Sullivan is full of wonderful surprises :o) The clock and prints are beautiful. ...and what a great sister-in-law!
& you're right...a rooster's gotta have a hen.

You have such a varitey of rooster "breeds"! from glass, to metal, to pordelain, ceramic, wool...

Blessings & Aloha!
If you're not tuckered out...hope you stop by my rooster party :o)

Lady Katherine said...

Wow, you do have some great Roosters, The clock and prints are lovely! I love the Tablescape! The place cards are so darling! Now your sister in law gave you a wonderful gift! I need to introduce her to my family! lol Love all your roosters!

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