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Collecting Chickens

It’s not a very extensive collection as collections go, but it’s one of my favorites. As I mentioned in my last post, Chicken Obsessed, I love me some chickens! I’ve recently looked everywhere for more.

Today I thought that I show off my little chicks and roosters!

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This gal is my all time favorite. I had seen it at one of my favorite antique shops in the Lakeside neighborhood of Richmond, VA. It was during my hubbies layoff, and I had no business buying anything that wasn’t food at the time. But, come on! I needed a little joy too, so I went back and bought her up.

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When I started hunting for my chickens, I found most of them on the little red shelves that hang above the counter that divides my kitchen and dining room.

Rooster-Art-Card

There you will find this beautiful art card from JBS Mercantile; Jenni has them in stock in her Etsy shop in case you need one too!

My First Chicken

Of course, I have a nesting milk glass hen. I’m pretty sure that I this was my first chicken and one of first milk glass pieces. Correction, I got this from my good friend Kerri, for Christmas a few years ago.

Milk-Glass-and-Watercolor-Paint-Modern-June

As with most of my worldly possessions, things need to be pretty and practical. My hen keeps my caucasian flesh color watercolor safe for me.

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I love the Avon cologne bottle; you know that it still has all of its contents in it. I’m afraid to open it. LOL!

Can we talk about Avon for a minute? My favorite person in the whole world was an Avon (and Tupperware) Lady! My Grr (grandma) used to let me sort and bag her Avon orders on the kitchen table when I was a kid. I miss you Grr!!

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These two fellas are new to me, I bought them at a great shop in Mechanicsville, Maryland called The Apple Basket. This place goes on and on; it’s worth stopping in if you are in the area. They are funky little roosters, but I had to have them. Chippy, peeling and weird.

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I also have a little collection of kitchen timers that are too grimy to show you. I prefer to display them on the back of the stove. I try to keep them nice, but they just don’t come clean. Got a tip for me? I need one.

So tell me, what do you collect?

Happy hunting,

Kelly

 

3 Comments

  1. I LOVE all the colors you have in your displays. My teenage daughter collects chickens too. It started with several vintage nesting chickens from my MIL! As for me, I don’t know that I collect anything in particular right now. I’m drawn to colors. Blues, reds, polka dots … I just picked up the sweetest blue coffee pot from the 50s at an antique store.

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  2. I love your collection and all these great photos! I actually don’t collect anything but lately I’ve been wanting to start. Maybe something will speak to me at Brimfield!

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  3. Linda Evans says

    Love everything you do….as far as cleaning the timer, try Murphys Oil Soap

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