8.27.2009

Le Coq or Show Us Your Roosters


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

45 comments :

KarenHarveyCox said...

Oh Lynn,
What a great collection of roosters. I especially love the black pillow with the rooster design.

Karen

Tracey said...

Lynn your home is beautiful! And were those old clock faces I saw...LOVE!!!

:) T

♥ Boomer ♥ said...

Adorable! I love your decor!

And the tote!!! ♥

♥ Boomer ♥ said...

Oh, and I do follow you! Just wish you could follow me into my kitchen and make it as cute as yours!!!

Blondie's Journal said...

Lynne,

The black hand carved rooster is fabulous and of course, that wing chair is so fitting for your decor and definitely has that French Country look. The little guy in the yellow basket is precious and I love your pillows!!

Thanks for the info on the role the rooster plays in France. OMG, I laughed so hard!!

I'd love to win the bag but please don't read the last sentence in my post... ;-)

BTW, the Rooster Party is hosted by Barb at Bella Vista. You may want to edit.

xoxo
Jane

Linda said...

Lynn, your roosters are wonderful...lovely touches in your lovely home...hugs, Linda

Bearly Sane said...

Oh I love your paper towel holder ... I could really use one of those in my kitchen ... thanks for sharing.
Hugs,
Sandi - My Roosters Party On

Margie said...

Hi Lynn, I am a chicken lover so your post has made my day. The bag is cool, lovely colors together. I love the pic of you in the previous post with the crown at the shoe tree. fab. My laptop is broken so stealing time at work to leave comments.I hope you have a wonderful weekend. Hugs, Margie.

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

The fabric on that chair is wonderful! Really love it! I like all your rooster touches! I love fleurs too and have them throughout my house.

Manuela

Robin Ennis Willson said...

Lots of great roosters...but I think my favorite is the real one! LOL

Broken China Treasures said...

Love your collection! I understand roosters with attitudes! I had chickens at one time and the rooster with the attitude was nick named "Killer" for good reason ~ he would attack any human he could get his spurs into!!

Mrs. P. said...

Great roosters and so beautifully displayed!!

That last one does look full of attitude.

Blessings!

Darlene said...

Stopping by from the Rooster Party. I love your roosters, but esp. the beautiful chair and that pillow!!!

Lynn said...

To Lynn from Lynn!
Love that great wooden rooster!!
And I have come to know that all roosters have quite the Attitude!

Torie Jayne said...

Hi fellow party goer, Great display of roosters, I love your country chair!, Have a great weekend!x

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

A wonderful rooster post! Thanks for sharing and Happy Rooster Day!

~Sandi

common ground said...

Hi Lynn, thanks for stopping by, and I LOVE your roosters, especially the real guy! Your home with all the black-white is gorgeous. I'm joining as a follower. So nice to meet you, come back for a visit soon.
Debra

dana said...

I LOVE that last picture---great job!!!

I so enjoyed your roostery tour...the pillow was my fav. Have to say I think that table with the two big side chairs sounds like a great idea!

In response to your comment, I think we would have a blast touring the countryside looking for vintage stuff and great items to photograph!!

Hope you're enjoying the party!! L Dana!

dottydotty said...

very cool collection i love the way you have shown your photos

Barb said...

Hi Lynn,

Love your roosters and how you have displayed them- tres chic.

That big fella looks like he does have a bit of an attitude. I would not be messing with him-lol.

hugs,
Barb

Coloradolady said...

What a collection of roosters, and the real one..wow, the colors are wonderful. Have a great weekend.

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Lynn, all your roosters are wonderful but the pillow is especially delightful. Such pretty pictures!!

Thank you for joining the party and being a special part of it.

Barb :-)

Sue said...

OMG Lynn, I could not see the little roosters on top of the topiaries w/out my readers until you described the fabric... LOL How very cute. The wooden rooster is beautiful. Sometimes plain old wood can make such a statement. I also like the little black pillow paired with your leopard print one. Of course I love black, period!
hugw, Sue

CC said...

Love all your roosters..specially the little guy in his basket. He's a sweetie. Happy Rooster Day..have a great weekend..and p.s. I did sign up to follow you. I love that sweet tote bag..

Susie Q said...

Oh heavens!! I love your roosters Lynne. The chair fabric is so pretty! Like Sue...I had to look closely but I saw them! I LOVEth elook of a fabric wing chair with a table like yours. It is such a good look! Comfy too!
Your tote is so pretty!!! And heck. French symbols relate...right?
Happy Rooster Day! I am just now finishing up my visting and saved my blog buddies (The folks I already knew) for now...I am so enjoying seeing all the *fowl* friends!!

Love,
Sue

Michelle said...

Oh Lynn I love your collection...so fun and elegant! I especially like the last guy. :) Happy Rooster Day! I'm a little late making my rounds...but I didn't want to miss out!

xoxo

Michelle

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Beautiful roosters, Lynn!!

Jennifer said...

Great roosters, Lynn! I love the way they are all so blended in with your other decorations. I don't have one rooster item in our house. It must be because of the three in our yard! =)

Fluer de Lis are favorite touches of mine. The bag is just too cute.

I hope you have a great weekend!
xo, Jennifer

JKW said...

The fabric is fabulous. Blessings, Janet

Sarah said...

Sorry I'm a bit late, I'm still working my way though the list of rooster parties. Enjoyed your creative post. Love the fellow from the county fair. He is one handsome roster! Thanks for sharing!
Hope to see you at hyacinthforthesoul where there was more rooster fun each day this past week.
Have a good weekend. ~ Sarah

jennifer said...

Lynn, by the roosters that you shared I can tell that you have a lovely home!

Ruby said...

I had to go back and take a second look at the chair! LOL. Great post. I like the tall rooster and the one roosting in the basket.

I need a rooster with 'real' attitude. Just lost mine to a varmint. That's the hazards of living in the 'sticks'. Poor Beauregard.
Sign me up for the post. I think I'll join too. I need all the inspiration I can manage to see. Lots to be seen here! Thanks.

Judy said...

Oh Lynn, I love your home and all your roosters. When I saw the first photo of the bag I sat here and kept looking for roosters and wondered where they were. So glad I wasn't going crazy. I just couldn't find one is all those fluer de lis. What a wonderful giveaway.

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

well darn, sorry I missed it. I got me some rooosters LOL.

Yours are lovely !!!!

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Beverly said...

You've got some great roosters there, Lynn. I love the fabric on the wingback chair.

You better keep your eye on me if I come visit. I've got my eye on that pitcher in the first picture.

I am a devoted follower. ;-)

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

haha...love your bit of French rooster history & explanations in your intro.

oooh! so many great roosters roosting here...esp love the big fella!...the toile plate...hehe your favorite rooster has the perfect bird's eye view.

and the country fair rooster...is magnificent! He's totally in charge! looking us straight in the eye!!!

(& clever leopard print pillow!)

Blessings & Aloha!
If you're not tuckered out...hope you stop by my rooster party :o)

and if you would be so kind as to email lme...I would love to ask a question...some of your expertise needed :o) mgbotleho21@gmail.com

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

My granddaughter's birthday was this weekend & I was busy w/ preparations so have been unable to visit the party goers until now...sorry!

Lovely collection you have ...your dining room table set-up sounds charming!

Sandi McBride said...

I love roosters and hens! I have them all over my kitchen. I don't know when I started loving them, I just realized one day that there were roosters and hens everywhere I looked in my house...could be worse, I could be collecting cats! Wait a minute.....
hugs
Sandi

Julie said...

Hi I love yor Roosters, Yes I am still trying to get to all the great party's.... I am having a give-a-way to celebrate my 1 month Blogoversary.... Please stop over at my place to celebrate ...

Jen R. said...

Great roosters.. I love them in the upholstery... they are almost hidden!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Lynn, you have some fabulous roosters! Love that chair at the dining table. I want to see more of your house. I'll have to check your older posts to see if there are photos of your house. It looks like I would love it. What a cute little Frenchy bag. Please include me in the drawing. laurie

Sophee-a Laroo Bijoux and Sheri too said...

Didn't get to show my roosters but...it was visiting everyone.

Really want some hens for eggs but then I decided that I do not want to have to cleanup after them..I will just have to find a farmer who sells his eggs :)

Opened a new Etsy shop...Prairee Princess. Having a blast buying for it :)

Anonymous said...

Saw your blog from a link on facebook. I adore the purse. Thanks for the ability to sign up.

Best Wishes,
Teresa
tgiff76@yahoo.com

Kathy said...

You are a great photographer. I enjoyed seeing how you portrayed your roosters. I am in love with the fabric on the wing backed chair. I like the red on white pattern of the topiary.

Halo Handbags said...

Oh, and I do follow you! Just wish you could follow me into my kitchen and make it as cute as yours!!!

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