The rooster or Le Coq is the French National Emblem. A poetic quotation from the late French comedian Coluche, goes something like this: "It is the country's national emblem because it's the only bird that manages to sing with its feet deep in s%*$." :) And with that, I would love to show you the roosters in my home. I love roosters and always have. My home has that sort of French country vibe going on. I have used black and white checks, hooked floral rugs, black and white toile and wrought iron pot and basket hangers, with punches of red through out. I don't have a big collection of roosters....just enough to give that French country feel, with a few in the upholstery. Okay...I will quit blathering now and get on with it.
This big fella' was adopted about 10 years ago. I think I got him at Pier One. I do know I got him at 1/2 price or I would not have bought him because he was expensive. He's hand carved solid wood and is about 3 feet tall.
I just love this little red rooster. He is my paper towel holder. The black and white toile plate behind him sits above the sink and features a rooster scene. My sweet daughter-in-law give me that when they were visiting Fourth of July.
This is my rooster pillow that I gave to myself one year for Christmas. (Incidentally, the leopard print pillow is one I made from washcloths..... of all things). :)
This little guy is probably my favorite rooster. I bought him at a craft fair about 25 years ago. He had a stand but that went missing many years ago. He's scruffy and beat up and now rest in a basket hanging from the beams in the kitchen ceiling.
Instead of a fancy table in the dining room, it is furnished with a big old country table, bordered on the ends with old country chairs, while an old country sawbuck bench and a wing chair fills in the other sides. The wing chair is covered in a red stylized print, about 15 years old now and faded to a nice shabby red. It has the roosters perched on top of topiary trees.
No I haven't gone mad! (not yet at least) This cute tote bag has nothing whatsoever to do with roosters. However, it does feature another symbol of French culture, the fleur-de-lis or lily symbol, which I dearly love. Just for stopping by my Rooster post today and leaving a little comment, you will be put in a drawing to win this adorable tote bag......oh oh.....and you will get two entries if you sign up to follow me. (I see everyone else saying that so I did too. ) :) It's shabby green with the pink fleur de lis, has that cute braided closure with the big faux wood button and a hard bottom. (lol...that sounds funny)...anyway......It's as cute as a bug in a rug and so stylin'. Just make sure when you leave a comment that connects to your blog or leave me an email address where you can be contacted. I will draw the winner on the following Friday....so you have lots of time to see all the other rooster post and sign up for this. And all the other rooster post are here at Barb's Rooster Party. As of Tuesday she had over 172 signed up for this fun event. What a blast to see all these roosters! Thank you Barb!!
And I leave you with one more rooster.....the real thing. I took this big fella's photo at our county fair last week. He was magnificent and had an attitude to match.
Cock a Doodle Doo