Tuesday, August 9, 2011

A Chicken Party!



Some of the chickens in my home include ~



A Chicken Platter

A gift from the Gentleman Farmer many years ago.
An adorable clay chicken made by Farmer's Daughter #2 when she was a wee miss!
It sits on a vintage hand embroidered 'Chicken' tablecloth.




Vintage Hens and Roosters beneath a Robert Duncan print



My Grandmother's Royal Copley Hen and Rooster,

Gentleman Farmer's Grandmothers Glass Hen dish,

newer chick pair and a gifted 'Mother Carey's Chickens' book

(which has nothing to do with chickens!)

A large vintage glass chicken waterer with a Rooster Candle Lantern that was a gift from a precious Sunday School student.

A vintage egg carton in the back.


Antique store purchase of Hen and Rooster pair,

Ebay purchased Lefton Chick, a second of GF's Grandmother's glass hens

and a photo of my dear Grandfather with his chickens.


Collectible K. Finch Chicken Family,

Vintage chick in egg toy,

Rooster planter that once belonged to my sweet piano teacher, many, many years ago!

A beautiful hen and rooster gifted from a friend sits behind a smaller, vintage chick waterer.



The Black and White pair once belonged to GF's Auntie.

Antique White Rooster dish and a newer glass rooster.

Another gifted vintage chicken toy.

Rooster lamp sits on the 'Gossip Bench'.


I think he is quite handsome!

He was a gift from Farmer's Daughter #1.


Rooster plates on an iron rack.









Now for some of the 'real thing'!

Starts with these...


which become these...


which turn into these...


Which eventually become this!

(Not really! I don't have the heart to eat my own chickens!)






~*~

"O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, the way a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you were unwilling."

Matthew 23:37

13 comments:

Nadine said...

What a fun collection of hens & roosters! :)
A friend of mine let me borrow her copy of Mother Carey's Chickens...a very sweet book.

Blessings!
~Nadine

Gina said...

Cock-a-doodle do! Love all your fancy chickens and roosters, especially the lamp! :)

Gina

PS - did your package arrive yet? I hope so!

Shelia said...

Oh, I've loved seeing your wonderful collection of Roos and chicks! You have so many fabulous vintage ones!
And you have real live ones too? I almost had a heart attack when I saw that pan of fried chicken! I thought, oh, no, she's done fried Henrietta! :)
Thanks so much for coming to my party.
You are a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Rebecca said...

Wow! You DO have chicken!

LDH said...

Cute collection but my momma heart just loves the clay chicken made by Farmer's Daughter #2! So sweet :)

I am also fond of the chicken in the last photo ;)

American Home said...

How very interesting. I love chickens but I only have one little glass chicken that belonged to my mother. You have a wonderful collection. I enjoyed seeing them.
Blessings,
Donna

tammylovesdishes said...

Nice collection of roos and hens! I really love the vintage glass roosters; they are just lovely and they look precious sitting together.

Heather said...

Wow what a great collection I have a soft spot for chickens as well. I have a few around my house also pictures and statues of them!! Great pictures and love your real and fake chickens ;) I don't think I would be able to eat them either!! ~Have a great week Love Heather

S said...

What an interesting collection you have amassed. Glad I came by.

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

I LOVE your collecion BUT that embroidered tablecloth stole my heart :)

Blessings!
Gail

Pamela Gordon said...

You have a great collection and I particularly like the vintage ones. Cute real ones too!

Marqueta (Mar-keet-a) said...

Dear Lady Farmer,

What a fun collection! I don't know which are sweeter; the real ones or the fake. :) How fun to have chicken-loving ancestors, too!

I hope you're getting lots of sun there now, and that your garden is bursting at the seams.

Love,

Marqueta

Little Susie Home Maker said...

Hi Farm Lady!

I just love every one of your chicken collection items! I was especially excited to see the vintage glass waterers! I am so in love with antique glass and everything chicken, but these are something I will have to look for! I had never seen any before.

Also, I like you progression from egg cycle to the table. That was very funny! I can't eat my chickens either. The are egg layers, and serve me well.

I hope you check out my blog again sometime. Your blog is simply wonderful.

Little Susie Home Maker
aka The Egg Lady