Thursday, August 27, 2009

Show Us Your Roosters Party!

Cock-a-doodle-doo! Let's get this party started! It's TIME for the Show Us Your Roosters Party, hosted by Barb over at Bella Vista!

I don't know if Barb ever imagined this party would draw as much attention as it has, but last I checked, there were more than 200 participants joining her for this event!

Well, come on in! Make yourself comfortable! You're right on time! I really do appreciate that , when it comes to parties!.. What's that you say?.. Oh, you like my rooster clock? My son gave me this clock! It's been a great help to me too, as I prepared for all the festivities today!

When I first heard about this party, I knew I wanted to be part of it! My collection, so far, is small, but it grows gradually. I am told my great grandmother collected roosters first. Then my grandmother collected them, then my mother, and then I knew I wanted to keep the tradition going! Ever since I was a young girl, I knew I wanted a little country kitchen of my own someday, and what country kitchen would be complete without at least one rooster?! Well, would you like to have a piece of cake and some coffee, while I show you a few of the roosters I have at my house? I made this rooster cake, just for the occasion!

I used a 9" round pan, and then 2 (6") pans to make my cake. I used cherry candy slices (similar to the candy orange slices more easily found in candy isles of most stores) for the rooster's comb and wattle. I used a jellybean for his eye. I think if I had the time, and more frosting on hand, I would have made his tail a little fancier and more colorful, but otherwise, I'm pretty happy with how it came out! Just below, you see my rooster measuring spoons, which came in pretty handy as I was baking my cake!

Here you see my rooster coffee mug. I like the larger size it is compared to most of my everyday coffee mugs, so I use it quite often! My sister gave me the rooster tea bag holder that you also see in this same photo.

Oh, but where are my manners? Perhaps you would prefer a glass of wine? Here is one I like! Actually, I think I'll save the coffee for later, and I'll have some of this too!

As I've traveled to as many blogs as I have, I've noticed many people display their roosters in many rooms, all over the house! I found this a little surprising to me, but interesting.. even inspiring! So far, however, I've kept all mine strictly within the boundries of my kitchen only. Perhaps someday, if I find a rooster in the right colors, I could broaden my decorative vision a bit, and place one or two in my dining room or living room!

Anyways, back to my little rooster collection.. Let's just flip this rooster light switch on, so we can see things a little better!
Oh wait a minute! Every party has to have music, right?! This is a funny little rooster song I just recently heard. It made me laugh, so I decided to invite this lively group of singers to come here today! I'm so glad they could make it.

Well, now.. What did you think of THAT?! I hope I'm not getting myself in trouble here! Is this another one of those songs that could get stuck in people's heads for the rest of the day?!

Here are some roosters that hang on my oven door! I crocheted the towel topper onto the rooster kitchen towel myself. I bought the little potholder next to it from a craft table at the farmer's market last year.

Here is a rooster magnet that I keep on my refrigerator! I bought this handmade rooster magnet, together with the cute little chef pig magnet, at a local craft fair a couple of years ago.

I painted this terra cotta pot myself, then stenciled the rooster! I want to make some more painted pots someday soon, but I'm so busy, we'll just have to wait and see when I can try to fit that in.

Here's a rooster that is probably my oldest rooster, or at least one of my oldest. It is a planter! I do not feel comfortable about putting real plants in it, so I use silk flowers for it. He stands a little over 8" tall. With him, you see my little rooster salt and pepper shakers!

Well I have more, but that's all the pictures I have for today.. Oh!.. Well except for one more that actually WAS in my living room! See him on the spine of my book? This book has a copyrite date of 1956, and is filled, cover to cover, with nursery rhymes, songs and stories!

Here's a little nursery rhyme, in the book, that apparently a rooster is narrating himself! Have you heard this one?

My dame has lost her shoe,
My master's lost his fiddlestick,
And knows not what to do.

What is my dame to do?
Till master finds his fiddlestick,
She'll dance without her shoe.

The story of Henny Penny is in this book too! You remember this one, where she is frantic with worry that "the sky is falling"! Cocky Locky, the rooster, is the first one she runs into on her way to tell the king!

This brings to mind other famous roosters of course! Why, I say.. I say.. the first one that comes to my mind is Foghorn Leghorn! Remember this Looney Toons rooster, who you would often hear singing or humming the tune Camptown Races.. "Doo-Dah, Doo-Dah"! Remember how he would taunt the dog.. That dog would get so mad, then charge after him, but to no avail. He would only get so far, and that was as far as his chain would allow! That poor dog! It was good to see him get even with a prank or two, when he finally got the chance to!

Wait a minute here.. Who is this?.. Rooster WHO?! Rooster Cogburn? I don't remember inviting Rooster Cogburn here!

Oh, for Heaven's sakes, you just never know WHO'S gonna show up to these things, do ya?!

Another famous rooster comes to mind. Do you remember that smooth singing rooster, Chanticleer (played by Glen Campbell), from the movie Rock-A-Doodle? That was a cute movie!

Oh my gosh!.. I invited him here, but I just didn't dare dream!!.. He's come to our Rooster Party today!! Ladies and Gents, for your listening pleasure.. Here he is.. Chanticleer!

Now, since this is a rooster party, and many of my blogging friends are the creative and crafty sort, I want to share a few links you might be interested in. The first one, HERE, takes you to a vintage crochet pattern for a rooster potholder! I've been wanting to make this one for some time now. I was even hoping to have one made for today, but just couldn't get to it yet. I will soon though! These next two links, teach you how to DRAW a rooster! First HERE, and there's another HERE! Once you're done there, head over to HERE, to learn how to make this beautiful rooster plant poke!

Well, I guess this just about wraps things up! You're welcome to stay as long as you want, of course; but if you have to leave, I do want to thank you for stopping by! I've had so much fun, and hope you did too! Many thanks to Barb for hosting this event! Don't forget to head over to her place, at Bella Vista, to see her list of participants, and so that you can blog-hop to all the rooster parties going on today!


Amy said...

Love the roosters. That cake is PRECIOUS! I have never seen a rooster cake before.. HA!! Great post, thanks for sharing.

Tammy said...

Loved your post! The videos brought grins and go gal!☺

Becky K. said...

I DO want a piece of that cake!

I studied that one. I would love to make one of those!

Happy Rooster Party!

Becky K.
Hospitality Lane

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Oh, Sweetie, what a delightful charming. Your cake is out of this world....just wonderful. Wish I could have a piece. I love every one of your adorable rooster items. They all look so warm and inviting in your home.

Thank you for sharing with us and being a special part of this day!

Barb :-)

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

How nice that you baked us a cake for the party. This was just too cute for words. I love your roosters. Your post was just too cute for words..hugs ~lynne~

Cindy said...

That was just plain fun! I love the variety. Gonna make that cake with the kids; how fun!
Great roosters you have and I love how you have them displayed. Just lovely!
I am having a rooster giveaway at
Hope you can stop by~Hugs, Cindy

Doris Sturm said...

Thanks for showing me your roosters. I enjoyed your party so much! The best one yet! are a great hostess. I loved the cake and the music was great!

Nice to meet you!

Ana said...

Hi Tina,
Great Rooster Posting. Yum! The rooster cake looks delicious. I'll have a piece please :-)
Thanks for sharing. Happy Rooster Day!

♥Ana~A Petite Cottage

Coloradolady said...

Girl, that cake is adorable!!!! I love it, how smart to figure out how to do that....and I love your vintage books with the roosters, those are so sweet. Have a great weekend.

JKW said...

Rooster cake - love to have a slice with you. So cute and yummy. Way to start a Starbucks day. You found roosters in places I didn't think to look. Great party, thank you. Blessings, Janet

Lynn said...

Wow, that was quite the Rooster Whirl, there, Girl!
Even Rooster Cogburn!
AND you baked a cake!!!!
I notice we have the same measuring spoons!
Were you born in the year of the rooster, too?

Beautiful Pear Tree Lane said...

Loved this post, those songs were so cute, I love bluegrass music. How sweet of your son to give you the rooster clock.

Michelle said...

LOVE...LOVE...LOVE the rooster cake! My Mom used to make us the cut figure cakes and I've still got the small cookbooks with all the directions!

Susie Jefferson said...

Classic! What a brilliant post, I say, what a brilliant post.

This is great fun - a wonderful cake too. Your attention to detail is amazing. I am not doing Pink Saturday this week (drowning in photoshop work) so just wanted to say Hi - and thank you so much for my surprise package! I'll be looking up that coolaid recipe and having a go. So generous (and caring) of you.

Bless you, and have a great rooster-busting weekend! Make those feathers fly!

Charli and me said...

Oh my goodness.... I think you have the most creative post here in blogland with the songs, the poem, and especially that cake! I love it all. You have a wonderful Rooster collection here. Thank you for sharing! I am going to follow your fabulous blog.

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

What a great rooster post! Love the cake and Foghorn Leghorn makes me laugh! He was always my Daddy's favourite cartoon character! I can still hear him laughing! Thanks for sharing and Happy Rooster Day!


Celestina Marie said...

Hi Tina, So nice to meet you. What a delightful party with your wonderful roosters. I love clocks and yours is gorgeous. You have such unique rooster collectibles right down to the light switch. And I see that sweet tea bag holder like mine. Comes in so handy!!
Love your cake. How creative is that yummy treat. You are a talented lady. Thank you for sharing and for stopping by my party.
Enjoy and have a great weekend.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Picket said...

lol This was adorable girl!!! Loved seeing all your rooster treasures and thanks for the cake lol!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

This is such a great post ~ you really REALLY put a lot of thought into this. Rooster Cogburn made me giggle! Love LOVE your clock, & your oldest rooster is my fav. Such a cute cake ~ wish I could come have a piece with you!

Big Rooster Hugs & Pecks,
Angelic Accents

Darlene said...

You are so talented making that adorable cake to share with us. LOVE all of your roosters but I think that big clock is my favorite!!! I listened to the song and it was FUNNY!! Have fun at the party!

Creations from my heart said...

Thanks for stopping by my roooster party. You have so many roosters I like. The clock and the wine are my favorite! Stop by again and visit. Blessings...Sherry

Dawn said...

It's so sweet that you're carrying on the tradition. All your roosters were adorable, especially that cake. How fun. And my, my, I wasn't expecting Celebrities! I'm glad they stopped by!

Ms. Bake-it said...

My goodness, you really went all out! What a fabulous and fun post. The cake - fabulous! I love your rooster clock.

~ Tracy

Barb said...

That was so much fun. Very creative! I'd like a piece of that cake and a little wine-lol.
Great roosters, great post.


Barb said...

What a fun post. Very creative. I'd like a piece of cake please, and some wine-lol.

Great roosters, great post.


Yarnjeannie said...

Cute post!

Jane (Frugal Fine Living) said...

This was great! I had a glass of that fine rooster wine while listening to the rooster song! Of course, now I want a piece of that sweet rooster cake with a cup of coffee from that cute rooster mug.

Happy Rooster Party!


Jacque said...

OMG...this is too darn cute!! YOU are so funny and quite the hostess. Love the cake and all the obvious effort that you put into your Rooster Party. Foghorn is my all time Looney Tunes character and who doesn't love Rooster Cogburn???

Thanks for stopping by the farmhouse for a visit today. We love having company. Please stop by again. Your comments are appreciated!

Have a great weekend!


Thank you for visiting my blog :)
I love your Rooster CLock!! AWESOME and the rooster CAKE...looks yummy and I see you have a Royal Copley rooster planter...
Very Nice!
Deb :)

Lisa said...

WOW!!!! I cannot believe 200+ joined. I do think I'm the only one of my followers that didn't do a post. I don't have roosters. I know but there are some things I have to not collect. Love yours!
Hugs, Lisa

Shirley said...

Everyone is so clever!! This post especially with the music (a scream) and the cartoon. Just great!!!!

Rebecca @ Belle Blog said...

Wow what a roosterific post. All your roosters are so terrific. I expecially like the cake. I hope he was as delicious as he was cute. I am sure he was. The whole post was so creative and clever.
♥♥ Rebecca

Sarah said...

What a clever post! Just great and the cake is adorable! Thanks for sharing all your rooster friends. Hope to see you at my place for more rooster fun.

jerseygirl211 said...

I'm sure the rooster boarder won't come off easy. We get a lot of humidity here in Delaware and I always have to go around the house and use some glue to stick up the parts that are pulling away from the wall. But I'm glad you like it. :) I've enjoyed my visit to your blog.


Carolyn (Harbor Hon) said...

I adore that tea bag holder! The clock too! You've got many wonderful rooster treasures and I thank you for sharing them with us. I am now following you so I can come back and visit more often. :) xxoo

Jeanne said...

Hello Tina, your rooster party is the best. I loved the music and 'HOW GOOD' is a party with John Wayne. Fabulous!!! not just good. BIG smile here. I love your cute cake and wine. Oh what a party. I love your roosters too. Invite me again when you have another party, I don't want to miss it. LOL

Hugs, Jeanne

Lisa said...

You throw one fantabulous rooster party! The cake is outta this world cute. I'm definitely stealing that idea.:) And I love the measuring spoons and the teabag holder. So sweet!
PS I'm doing Heidi's swap too! Maybe we'll get paired up!

Elaine said...

You have so many cute things! And I love the fact that you baked a cake for the party!
Elaine :)

Sheryl said...

Cute post!

CC said...

Hi Tina..I loved,loved your post. You had me laughing with the rooster song all the way to Foghorn Leghorn. Oh yes..Suri and Oscar say hello to their bestest friend (that's you) and they loved the roosters and they laughed at the song. :). Happy Rooster Day.. have a great weekend.

CC said...

P.S. That cake is the coolest cake ever..I love it..

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

What dedication to Rooster Friday -- a cake! Wonderful!

Mary said...

Well, this has to be the BEST post of the entire day! I loved every minute of it...from the cake you made to the last song! Just so creative and fun...I loved it!!! Bless you and your wonderful wit!


Jane said...

WOW....yours was the most complete post that I have read today....not only did I get a wonderful tour of your roosters but cake, wine and music too!! You know how to throw a party. Thanks for the entertaining post, I really enjoyed it.

Edie Marie's Attic said...

I enjoyed all your roosters and had a great laugh at the Rooster Song!! Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs, Sherry

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Tina,
It's so nice to meet you! Thank you for your sweet visit to my blog. You're always welcome!

You have some very beautiful roosters! I just love your precious cake and had to laugh at the cute song. LOL!

~Blessings my friend, ~Melissa ;)

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

you are so funny! Love the cartoon but the clock is TDF! Thanks for visiting me!

Homepsun Kitchen said...

Great collection! LOVE the cake, I will bookmark that one:) Thanks for stopping by the Homespun Kitchen!


Mumzie said...

I love your clock! Oh, and you really know how to throw a party girlfriend. You have everything here, so cool! Love the cake and all your roosters. If you don't mind,I'm going to borrow the second video to cheer someone up who just lost her red hen to a coyote yesterday. RIP Rubio...Thanks! Mumzie

Michelle said...

Well I think you must be the Rooster Queen! You have a grand collection and I adore those measuring spoons, the teabag holder, the clock...oh heck everything!

Great party!!

Michelle :)

Micki said...

You really did have Rooster wine, so i think that would have helped my situation. Love all of your collection of roosters, and of course John Wayne, himself.
Thanks for the well wishes!

A Collector At Heart said...

Hi Tina!
Loved all your roosters!
Foghorn Leghorn and Rooster Cogburn how could you not include them! Brilliant!
That is definitely a piece of Royal Copley - made back in the 30's and 40's in Ohio. One dead give away to tell if it is a piece of Royal Copley or not is that they usually have runners on the bottom. I would guess that your piece has 2 runners on the bottom. My piece to the right as you look at the picture is a planter as well. Roosters are highly prized! A treasure for sure!!
Thanks for stopping by!

mustard seeds said...

Your cake is so cute! I love those measuring spoons. I have seen some like it at Paula Deen's. You did a great job on the crocheted towel. I like those. I never was taught to crochet because I am left handed and no one knew how to show me.

Shelia said...

I loved coming to your rooster party! Your roosters are adorable and that cake! What a great idea adding those cute little videos. Hope you'll come back to see me sometimes.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Sue @ Not the Good Scissors! said...

This has been my favorite rooster post so far, not to say the other ones weren't good. They all been a lot of fun. I love the rooster song. You are right, that is going to play in my head all day!

I loved your roosters
Take care and many hugs ~Sue

Maggie B said...

Mon dieu!
You really packed a lot into this post, I am amazed. Really great, loved it all.
Thanks for taking the time to visit the roosters in Normandy.
I hope you'll call around again soon.
a bientot
Maggie @ Normandy Life

Grandma Nina said...

Thanks for coming over to visit me and my roosters. It's so nice to meet you. Your roosters are adorable and your presentation was so charming. Wish I could have tasted that cake. So clever.
I'll be coming back.

Robin Ennis Willson said...

Thanks for visiting my blog yesterday! I am glad I came over and saw your post - LOL what a great idea having a cake, and John Wayne!!!!

Rainy Day Farm said...

What a cute post! I just love that rooster cake! Looks so cute and yummy! I also adore that rooster song! That is the funniest thing I have ever heard! That rooster gets around! Have a great rooster party!

Cheryl said...

Hi Tina! thanks so much for stopping by my blog and I am so happy I came by yours what a great rooster post it put a smile on my face forsure. I love your collection of roosters and I agree with you I don't think I could have put a live plant in the rooster planter. Also, I agree there so many wonderful rooster post this has been very enjoyable and I too now is considering putting roosters in other places through out the house. Have a wonderful day Tina
Peace and Blessings
Cheryl...Snatch JOY

Stella said...

I'll be right over for a piece of the rooster cake and could I please use your rooster cup for my coffee. I know it's your favorite cup but I am sure you would willing to share. Thanks for stopping by to visit me.

Debbie said...

Thanks for stopping by and for your sweet comment. Roosters are addicting. At least to me. You have a great collection of roosters, and the cake is adorable. Great job. Debbie

Sue said...

Well, if that little song just didn't take the cake!!! LOL You have a very nice array of roosters. Your planter is gorgeous and so are your salt and peppers shakers. Glad to see you like our choice in wine!! Thanks for the visit- you made my day with the rooster song... tee hee

Sharing with Sherri said...

Very cute rooster post! All kinds of neat stuff to look at!
That rooster cake is just too cute to eat! Love your rooster measuring spoons too!


SmilingSally said...

What a terrific rooster collection you have. I especially like the cake. Thanks for joining in and letting me have some fun.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Whoa! THAT was a really cute Rooster post. You hit on just about everything. From the whimsical to the the lovely to even a little cartoon. (Which I have to go back and watch!)
I will take a picture of that painting and post it. It is on an old post I I bought it in a thrift shop or garage sale. I forget which!
Thanks for stopping by...I am still working on my list! :) WOW...a lota Roosters out there...:)

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Ok..watched it...tooo darned cute! A few Elvis moves there! Be sure and post the pot holder when you finish it! :)

Theresa said...

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek at my rooster collection. I am like you and only have them in the kitchen, although they look great in other rooms for some bloggers. I really enjoyed the rooster song, too cute. The book of children stories looked so familiar, I believe I have that same book. Anyway... have a blessed day and hope to see you again soon!

Linda said...

Well, I think you win the prize for the most variety of rooster motifs. Very clever, but the clock is my know a rooster knows what time it is! Linda

Snippety Gibbet said...

I love that you added the videos. How fun! jan

Karen said...

What a great collection of roosters you have. You cake is just adorable and looks so yummy!
Love your rooster video's ... so cleaver! It has been so fun visiting with everyone. It's so nice to meet you. I will stop back and visit soon.
Have a lovely weekend.

Leanne said...

I love your rooster clock and measuring spoons. Your rooster cake is amazing! Great job. I'm going to have to try that. Thanks for sharing!

Kammy said...

What a cute blog !! Love your post - you did a great job ! Sweet rooster collection !

Barb said...

Interesting a fun rooster post.
Really like that clock in the top photo.

Thanks for coming by.
barbara jean

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

This is such a cute post! You really thought outside the box for some of your roosters! That cake is sooo cute! Enjoyed your videos too. laurie

common ground said...

LOVE that cake, it looked so yummy, and the rooster song was a hit!

Jen~ Lipstick and Laundry said...

The CAKE, MEASURING SPOONS, and BOOK are my FAVORITE!! Thanks for sharing!

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

I thoroughly loved viewing your post on the rooster party. I have looked at hundreds of ceramic roosters and plates. It was a delight to see your contribution to the party. I loved the cake and the video made me laugh out loud. I think I will be humming the rooster came in our yard. Thanks so much for sharing.

jennifer said...

How AWESOME is that cake! You went all out!

Julie said...

I Love your Roosters... I am having a give away Please try to stop by...

xinex said...

I really enjoyed your rooster party post. You have quite a beautiful collection...Christine

Eileen said...

This is the BEST rooster post I've seen! This is GREAT! I really love it all! You have a beautiful, unique collection, and most of all I LOVE YOUR CAKE and your enthusiasm! Wonderful!
All the best,

Susie's country cottage said...

Just wanted to say thanks for your visit to my blog. You have some very interesting roosters and the one on the bottle of wine was a very clever find!

Cass @ That Old House said...

Wow you got John Wayne to come to YOUR rooster party. :-)

Very cute post, loved it, and YES now I have the Rooster Song stuck in my head. I think I'll scroll down and listen to Pink Shoelaces. Thanks!

(we love that wine, too!)

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

That cake is just too cute girl !!! Great post too !

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Tina,
What an interesting post! Loved all the interesting rooster items, that vintage book is just so cool. Cindy

cwa said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting. I think it is wonderful that you have a family tradition of decorating with roosters. I would say your collection is off to a good start too. Your rooster cake is the most original thing I have seen at the rooster party. It is adorable. Thanks so much for sharing it with the rest of us. Blessings to you.

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

My granddaughter's birthday was this weekend & I was very busy getting ready for it so I am just finding the time to visit those from the rooster party.

Cute, cute post! Love the vintage planter thse best...thanks for entertaining us so well!

Blondie's Journal said...

Wow!! What an amazing Rooster Party post!! If you get any more, you will have to move out of your house to make room for them! lol!!

That cake looks yummy. It is so cool that you made it yourself instead of using a mold, how creative!!

All of your roosters are fabulous!! Sounds like you had a great time at the party!!

Thanks so much for visiting me!! :-)


Ldy ~~ Dy said...

Hi Tina!!
Still making my rounds!! Enjoyed your roosters!! Your post was yummy and with entertainment too!! Some very talented birds!! Thanks for stopping by!! Hugs!

theplaidbasket said...

Hi Tina~
Your rooster party was the best! If this is how the NE has a party, I'll be right over! Love you salt and pepper guys and your cake is adorable. Thank you much for stopping by my place, I'm getting a slow start at blogging cuz I spend my time reading others blogs but hope to get things up and running soon and your blog is a great inspiration.
Again, GREAT job at represented the Rooster man! Vicci

Tiffany said...

Your rooster cake is really cute. Thanks for the comment!

Tiffany said...

I just added my follower list to my sidebar. When I have a few more minutes, I will have to check out more of your blog. I have 2 kiddos to get off to school.

hpabate said...

Oh that cake looked delicious, you did a great job on it.

Thank you for stopping by yesterday, yeah the kids were extactic to see me. I was so happy to see them as well. Being apart from them was so hard, I know that this trip was necessary and I am happy I did it. It was great to spend time with my dad and my grandparents. Take care.


DeniseMarie said...

wow, way to whip up a cake, girlie!! My kids'll love the song too. blessings!

Gracie said...

Hey there
Just got back last week from the UK,the trip was great!Boy I have a lot of return visits to do...thank you for your visit and comment you had mentiond that I teught you some thing about know the diffreance between the two;)...well, I'll stop patting my self on the back about now,becaude my white Rooster turned out to be a Hen!...Ha!hehe,oh well.Your cake is great! as are all your roosters.What a good post.Blessings to you my dear