Do you remember the tag line from the movie, “Poltergeist,” where little Carole Anne stares at the snowy television screen and announces to her family that, “They’re here…”
Well, I made that same announcement to my family several days ago when the long awaited Ugly Roosters made their way into my home from Jane at Blondie’s Journal. You may remember that Blondie held an Ugly Rooster Give-away contest after Barb’s Rooster Party. Some bloggers adamantly told her that they were NOT interested in winning this fine pair of fowl. I, on the other hand, figured, “what’s the harm in entering the contest? I never win anything anyway!” Boy, was I surprised when she announced that I was the winner!
I waited anxiously for my fine feathered friends to arrive, and when UPS left a package at my door a few days ago, I announced to my own family, “They’re here….”
Blondie sent this note….
I opened the box and the wrapped the consolation prizes just kept coming and coming…. I saved the bubble wrapped Ugly Roosters until last, so I started by opening one of the smaller packages. The first thing I opened was this vellum envelope of tea lights.
I couldn’t figure out why I’d be needing tea lights, but figured I’d get my clue once a few more packages were unwrapped.
There was a packet of bookmarks with a rooster theme…
… A regional magazine indicative to the area where Blondie lives- The Windy City!!
This coffee mug came from a gift shop in Michigan, where Blondie and her family have a lake house. I drank my morning coffee in it today.
I’ll be using this note pad to try and keep myself organized. I write notes to myself, then I don’t remember where I put them. Gotta work on that…
She sent along a couple of dip mixes for me to enjoy. Think I should share?
I couldn’t wait to see what was in this lacey wrapped package… Do you see the little “Friends” sticker in the top left corner?
The box held this beauty that I just love, love, love!!!! It’s an aqua colored pitcher that she found at an Anthropologie store.
I have started a collection of tea pots and pitchers, so it’s now on display on a shelf on the side of my kitchen sink. I can look at its beautiful lustre whenever I do dishes!
And while I’m standing at the sink. I’ll also be able to see …..
……My Ugly Roosters!!
I don’t think they’re that bad, after seeing them in person. Sure, Mr. Rooster has what Blondie calls voodoo eyes! And their legs are really something to behold! But in the nest he’s presenting her reads the following sentiment…
And guess what? I now know why she included the tea lights! I placed one in the nest and lit it last night. Mr. Sullivan laughed when I brought him into the kitchen to see what others are calling my “booby prize.”
Now, while I admit these are not the prettiest roosters around blog land, I kinda like my new-found fowl friends! Do YOU think they are really all that bad?! Be honest! Would you have the guts to display them in your own home? Let me know. I can’t be the only one out out there who doesn’t want to permanently hide them in a dark closet like Blondie did, am I? Wouldn’t it be all right for them to stay out and visit on my window sill for a little while? *grin*