Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Not an Antique Rooster

My favorite not-an-antique ROOSTER
Isn't he beautiful!

Although I found this fella at an antique store, even I knew that he wasn't an antique. It would probably be a stretch as well, to say that he's vintage. Nevertheless, how could I pass him up. Just look at those gorgeous iridescent blue-green tail feathers! Since I don't have chickens in my pen at the time, and we don't have a porch on our house (yet), where I'm planning to sit in a wicker rocker with my lap chicken (Can't you see Ma and Pa Kettle?), then I'll be satisfied to gaze upon my sweet rooster who stands atop the cook stove.

And in case you're wondering, no, those aren't eggs in the foliage behind the rooster. They're flowers.  But very egg-looking flowers, if you ask me.


For a closer look


Objects in mirror are closer than they appear.

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30 comments:

Diane said...

Very neat! And I like the old license plate in the background too!

Maple Lane said...

I love your rooster! A great find - vintage or not.

Jenn said...

Very cute!! I am always surprised what you see in antique stores these days.... one time I found a cabbage patch doll! Granted, it might be a collectors item.. but antique? lol

Ellie VanCaster said...

What a great rooster-the colors are so vivid. I have 3 that watch over the kitchen.
Have a good Wed

Sandra said...

he truly is a beautiful rooster, the colors and his face. and i like things that look old or vintage even if they are not. it is the look not the age that i like. what a great find.

Judy said...

Oh yes! I love, love, love, your rooster. He's very similar to one I found in an antique shop.

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

Oh yes he is marvelous!! I see why you fell in love.

podso said...

He could be an antique ... but most of all, he's lovable!

Empty Nester said...

Those flowers really do look like eggs! My mother has a rooster that's been around since I was little (which might make it close to an antique) and she just loves that thing!

Heide at ApronHistory said...

Nice find!
Most of our antique shops are like that, more odds and ends and junk then true antique or vintage. But you know the say'n "One Man's trash is other's treasure!"

Chatty Crone said...

You need to get a couple more and you could put them in your hen house! It's a nice one. sandie

Debra @ Homespun said...

He is a handsome rooster indeed but alas I am more interested in those chicken pies now....: )

Debra @ Homespun said...

He is a handsome rooster indeed but alas I am more interested in those chicken pies now....: )

NanaNor's said...

Hi there, I love your Rooster! I once saw one at a condo we were staying at that was as wonderful and I should have asked if I could buy it because I've never seen another as lovely-until yours.
Thank you for sharing.
Noreen

Carla said...

Thank you!! :-)

I love your rooster! Does he have a name?

J said...

Your rooster is beautiful! And no one should laugh about your vision of holding a hen in your lap. My grandparents lived behind us and had chickens. My sisters and I were over there all the time petting them and snuggling them in our laps. Just kinda weird looking at those eyes because you could never tell if they were looking at you or not. Not sure they wanted to sit in our laps either, but they tolerated it!

Denise said...

Really cool.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

He is the talk of the walk...lol.

For years my Husband loved chickens, and roosters until we couldn't find another spot for one in our little condo....then we had to tell people no more.

Jen

Ladies Holiday said...

What a great item for your collection!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Mr. Rooster is very handsome whether he's antique, vintage or otherwise!

Terri D. said...

He is a very handsome rooster, no matter how old he might be! I can see why you couldn't resist!!

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Love that rooster to!!

Eileen said...

He's lovely.
He'll be an antique one day :-)

Cynthia said...

This is a great rooster I couldn't have passed him up either.

Cynthia

Marigene said...

That is one handsome rooster! Glad you are giving him a good home...
have a great weekend.

Donna Wilkes said...

That handsome guy looks perfectly at home there!

AshTreeCottage said...

Love your too whether vintage or not!

Big Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Nancy Claeys said...

It's beautiful no matter it's age!

mare ball said...

I love roosters too. So homey and colorful. I always wanted a collection, but never found too many down here in sunny Florida. I guess they are more a mid-western item, where farms are aplenty. :-)
from The Dugout

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

LOVE roosters! Is this cast iron? The colors are brilliant! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
Kathy

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