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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Vintage Thingie Thursday Chickens




Today on vintage Coloradolady day, I am featuring my sister's "chicken house". If you have a love of vintage things, the best place to go is http://coloradolady.blogspot.com.



This hen and rooster set is very vintage. She was visiting me in the early 60s and bought them while there. They are her favorites and named them after pet chickens she had as a gril. They are called "Henny and Penny". There is no markings on them.

This is also a very vintage piece. I made this for her back in the early 60s, bean by bean. I only made two and never will there be anymore.

This is a few of various chickens she has collected over the years. The hutch she has them displayed on is vintage. It is solid maple wood. They bought this new when living in Missouri during 1963.



This is a throw rung in front of her kitchen sink.



These are various shots in her kitchen.



She has much more, but what I have shown makes my post longer than I normally do. We have had enough chicken for one day.

32 comments:

Charlotte said...

This almost looks like my mother's house! At one time she had a chicken coop as a coffee table! I remember the rooster made of beans! Two is too many!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Love your bean chicken, I know it's a lot of work, really neat!

Annesphamily said...

What a sweet post! What an amazing collection!

Postcardy said...

The first ones are my favorites. I think those would be fun to have even though I don't collect chickens.

Coloradolady said...

I think Aunt Joyce needs a few chickens and roosters if you ask me....great pictures!

ClassyChassy said...

...and my hubby thinks that I have a lot of chicken things in our kitchen!!! I must show this post to him - he will see that I need more chickens to remain competitive! Wonderful photos, dear lady!

Angela said...

Wow! Your sister sure does have the prettiest chicken house I've ever seen! I love all of your sister's chickens! Her kitchen is just wonderful!

Hugs,
Angela

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Wow LV, Your sister really loves her chickens and roosters, doesn't she??? I love it when people are collectors of things... That makes finding things for them so much easier!!! Bet your Sis got many of these things as gifts through the years....

Great post on Vintage Thursday, LV.
Hugs,
Betsy

Maureen said...

Quite the collection! I love the picture you made out of beans. I remember making things out of different types of pasta when I was a child.

Tracy F. said...

Love your chickens and roosters! I have a Country-French kitchen with many chickens and roosters, and they always make me smile.

We are ZNE on etsy! said...

My goodness! What a fabulous collection. Thanks so much for sharing!

Fiona said...

I love your sister's chook decorating! Very cute. I have a few hens in my kitchen too.

Ulla said...

Your sister really has many chickens in her house!

Vonlipi said...

Chickens and roosters are so cheery! I enjoyed reading about them. Happy VTT!

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

TERRIFIC chickens :)

You'll need to partipate in Barb's Rooster Party planned for July at Bella Vista!

Blessings!
Gail

xinex said...

Wow! Your sister has an in incredible rooster and chicken collection.....Christine

Miri said...

Wonderful Chicken Collection! I love the bean chicken picture you made. My SIL has a camel collection that has almost taken over her house too! :)

D.E. said...

Thanks for the comment on my Blog! Happy Vintage Thingie. DE

Tammy said...

I love chickens. Your photos and the stories to go with are delightful.

Elizabeth said...

That rooster coffee pot is my favorite of everything! I can't believe you made that entire picture out of beans; what a great sister!

Ann said...

Your sister is quite a chicken collector. The first pic is my favorite. I don't think I would ever attempt one of those bean pictures. Too tedious for me.

Angel said...

I cannot believe all those chickens. That is quite the collection. Some of them are really cool. Thanks for sharing.

Sarah said...

Your post made me giggle :) Those chickens are pretty cute! I especially liked her tea kettle...I'm a tea girl :) Have a great day and thanks for sharing!

Sarah

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

Hi LV, I like some of your antique chickens they are great looking. It nice to have them in a kitchen or breakfastroom. Thanks for stopping by. Have a good weekend...Julian

Lottie said...

I love all the chickens and roosters! And yes, in 1968 I made a rooster picture gluing down beans! I was really proud of that bean rooster! I have enjoyed visiting your blog.

CC said...

I loved all the chickens... how in the world did you ever last to make two of the bean pictures???? I just know I would have folded before I got even one done. I surely love her collection......it's so fun and cheerful. Happy VTT....

Under Her Wings said...

Look at all the chickens. My daughter and I were just talking today about some of the cute French Country chickens that one can find at various places.

Sally Annie Magundy said...

What a fun collection your sister has! I especially love Henny and Penny.

You're so cute LV! You cracked me up with "We have had enough chicken for one day." :)

Happy VTT,
Sally

Melanie said...

That reminds me a lot of my mom's kitchen. She likes roosters too. :)
Thanks for stopping by my blog today. Please come back anytime. :)

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

I love your parting line! Too cute! I knew a woman who had a huge rooster collection too - it seems when people love roosters and chicken, they really go crazy for them.

The Thrifty Designer said...

Henny and Penny are wonderful! I bet that bean picture took you MANY hours - amazing.

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