Wednesday, October 10, 2007

~Collection de Poulet~

I have always loved chickens, hens, roosters, chicks ... and baby ducks. When I was around seven years old, living on a hilltop in West Virginia, we had a chicken coop and I loved gathering the eggs from the warm nests.
I've collected all sorts of chickens since I was married forty-three ago. In recent years, I have pared down my collection quite a bit and kept only those I love.

My Jadeite Hen on her nest.

My three egg dishes displayed on my chicken/rooster rug.

A very special one - a large hen and nest that my mother bought for me. This is our goodie hen where we hide the candy!

I love this one too - my Fitz and Floyd covered veggie dish. See the baby chick on her back?

My colorful pretty little hen and one of my favorite childhood stories - The Little Red Hen.

This amber color one I've had for a long time.

Another one from my mother - a tiny little gold hen - even has a tiny spoon with it.

This French Blue hen was a gift from my brother, so it's very special to me.


Carol Cabbagerose said...

Thank you for paying me a visit and you lovely comments.
I enjoyed a little peak at some of your collection of hens. I love them too and ducks - of which I have quite a few. Isn't it funny how something so simple brings such pleasure ! Aren't we lucky !

Orange Blossom Goddess (aka Heather) said...

I'm so sad because for some reason none of the pictures loaded. I'm going to come back later and see if my silly computer is working properly so I can see the pics!

Sharon Kay said...

Thanks for the visit and I will stop by often to see all the treasure that you collect. Have a good day and blessing to you.

Lola Enchanted said...

I only saw the first picture.. My computer is in a mood I guess! The first picture is lovely! Very colorful as well!!! Take care..

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Love your collection of chickens and I have always loved the nesting chickens. Very sweet ~ Lynn

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Deborah, thank you for visiting me! I am glad you found me again too! Try the salmon recipe - you will love it!

I adore your collections of roosters and chicks. I think the French Blue one is my favorite.

Mary said...

Deborah - they are all just lovely! Of course I'm crazy about the white one because I love white/cream china, however the Fitz & Floyd with the chick on the mama's back is just adorable!
You do have a wonderful collection.

Anonymous said...

Love your collection of hens. I have actually seen some of these at the antique mall. You have some very lovely pieces.

Take care,

Orange Blossom Goddess (aka Heather) said...

Yeah! I can see them all now! I especially love your French blue hen!

The Rose Room said...

What a wonderful collection you have. Thanks for visiting me and good luck for my prize draw:)

Kari & Kijsa said...

We, too, love a good our opinion one can never have too much of a good thing!

smiles, kari and kijsa