Monday, January 4, 2010

2nd Time Around: Vintage Chickens and Roosters

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Since I last posted about my antique mall booth, and my Etsy shop, I’ve started another adventure. After being on the list for about 4 months, my friends and I finally got a booth at a really large antique mall/flea market. So… know what that means-I’ve had to do lots of shopping. Seems like I’ve found lots of cute chickens lately, and I’m going to feature them in this post.

Roosters and chickens don’t really fit into my decor, but I love the look! So here goes:

I found this one at an antique mall in Collins Ms. During the holidays, one of my friends and I visited a really large one owned by Delta Burke and her husband. This chicken didn’t come from there, but a small shop nearby. She is an adorable string dispenser!

Vintage Chicken String Dispenser

This hook is one I did have in my Etsy shop, and it sold!

Vintage Ceramic Rooster Hook

I’ve been finding some great needlework in my excursions. These coordinating cross stitch pictures were in ugly gold frames, and I painted the frames black to update the look.

Vintage Pair of Rooster, Hen, Chicks Cross Stitch Wall Hangings

And my latest purchase-just made today- is a hen with salt and pepper eggs on each side. The top is a condiment holder with a little spoon. Not sure where she will end up-but it will be one of three places!


Hope you enjoyed my vintage chickens and roosters. I also found a pewter rooster timer, but didn’t get the photos ready for this post.

Hopefully in the next week or two, I’ll have some pics ready to share for the new booth!


Darlene said...

Hi Diane,

All of those chickens and roosters are fabulous! What a fun adventure you are on with your friend!!

Hope you had a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!♥

Sandy said...

Love the roosters and chickens. Looks like you had a wonderful time with your friend. Thanks for sharing.

Blue Creek Home said...

It's my first 2nd time around party.

Cute roosters and chickens!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

They are all adorable Diane. Very collectible and cute.

I would have loved to see Delta Burke's store -- did you take any photos?

SmilingSally said...

I don't have any chickens in my decor either, Diane, but many do. Happy New Year.

Lady Katherine said...

I love the chicks and roosters! Wish I knew you had the hook one for sale! I have one similar and use it for hand towels in the kitchen. It would have been a perfect match! I love the salt and pepper shakers too! Email me it you decide to sell it. Just love Chickens!

Sherry said...

Cute chickens, I am sure they will be perfect for someone's collection. Good luck with your ventures! Happy New Year!

Barbara Jean said...

Love chickens Diane.
These are great!

Thanks for hosting each week.

barbara jean

Orphaned Decor said...

I love all the chickens. I have found really great ones that I had a hard time parting with even though they are not my decorating style either. Thanks for hosting this great party!! Leslie

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Cute, Diane! You should do well with your venture. I'm proud of you!


Sheila :-)

Diann @ The thrifty Groove said...

Hi Diane!

What a fun collection of chickens and roosters you have! They are so bright and cheery.

Maria said...

Seems like a nice collection to bring forward on the upcoming easter.

Southern Lady said...

Hi, Diane ...

Thank you for taking the time to host our 2nd Time Around Tuesdays again.

I love your cute collection of chickens. It sounds like you are enjoying your new antiquing adventures.

I love Delta Burke's and Gerald McRaney's shop in Collins, and hope to get back down that way when the weather warms up some.

Where is your new booth? I'd love to visit it, too!

jeanne said...

Good morning Diane. I am so happy to say hello this am. I love your hens you have found. This is a theme that is ever popular. I have lots of them from collecting over the years. Most of them are in the cabin now.

Thank you for your visit and comment yesterday. This quilt thing is my way of making sure I finish them. I can't let my blogging friends down. HA!

I hope your shop is doing well. I know you are having fun with the hunt.

Have a great day.
Hugs, Jeanne

Dixie said...

Hi Diane... It's been a while since I've joined in 2nd Time Around... so I thought I'd start the New Year right!

I love that last little chick with the S&P eggs... how cute is that!?

Hope your New Year is wonderful and that you're keeping warm!

Linda said...

Cute chickens and roosters...they don't go with my kitchen decor either but I love them and I have friends who decorate with Roosters!
Loving 2ND Time Around.

Denise Marie said...

great finds. I love rescuing stitch work and changing the frames. And, I love your string dispenser. Blessings

my home sanctuary said...

Oh I love the chickens and roosters. I so need the one that you can hang a towel on for my kitchen. Thanks for sharing your little treasures. My post is up.
Come and see me.
Have a great week,

Dawn said...

What a nice collection you have there! They look fun. I need to find a shopping buddy like you :) :) I'll bet you have a great time with your friends.

take care,

deborah said...

Diane, these are fabulous, we have our share in our kitchen too. They just speak to us. Thanks for sharing your time and talents, Deborah & Hubs

Carrie said...

Your chicken and rooster finda rare each a nice design that is useful too!

xinex said...

Beautiful vintage chicken collection,Diane! I love the one with an egg, how cute is that!...Christine

The Muse said...

Diane...all the Muse country farm chickens are just so EGGSited over your little beauties!!

That string holder has stolen my heart.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I am being lazy and am missing out on all the activities. I think I may be brain dead or something! I hope it's "or something!" Wow..I remember some of those things...especially the chicken towel holder on the wall!

Susie Jefferson said...

I love the chicken salt'n'pepper set, such fun. You have some lovely vintage things.