It is time for Sheila's (at Note Songs) rooster and chicken party. I don't have a flock of roosters in my house, but I do have one. And, there is a little story that goes with it - you know how Sheila loves a story.
My mother was raised during the hard times of The Depression on her grandparent's farm - you know - lots of hard work and no money. One of her jobs as a child was to kill and dress chickens for dinner. She hated it, and vowed that she would never, NEVER marry a farmer. Well, guess what, she married a farmer; but made my father promise that they would never have chickens. He kept his word.
But, mother must have missed the chickens; because our everyday dishes were decorated with chickens; she had tea towels with chickens on them; and she had a whole flock of these Royal Copley roosters and hens parading around the kitchen. Plus, every Sunday she could fry up the best chicken and gravy dinner imaginable.
See that piece of old wood in front of my rooster. On a recent trip to my great-grandparent's homestead, I picked up that piece from my mother's old childhood workplace - the chicken coop.
In addition to Sheila's Tuesday Rooster & Chicken party, I'm joining the following parties this week:
A Stroll Thru Life for Table Top Tuesday
Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday
Very Merry Vintage Style for Share the Love Wednesday
No Minimalist Here for Thursday's Open House Party
French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday
White Ironstone Cottage for Treasure Chest Friday
Be sure to check out these blogs for a plethora of inspiration.