Monday, April 19, 2010

Birding in the Breakfast Room

Hello, Dear Ones! Did you know this time of year is the most wonderful time for Texas birders? So many lovely winged ones pass this way. Well, some of these birds have landed in my breakfast room today. So let's go birding!

The most winged ones have landed upon the top of my olden lawyer bookshelves! Well, chickens and Roosters (you know, with a capital R) are birds. They have wings and maybe they don't fly from state to state, but in my house they fly from room to room. That counts, right? :)

Okay, on with my's a little lamp with a sweet little red and golden shade trimmed with glorious gems to attract the chicks and Roos! :) Or do shiny objects attract magpies? Yep, my sweet friend Sheila at the is always getting sidetracked by the shiny objects.

Sitting under the light of the lamp is my lovely lady chicken! She sometimes flies over to roost on the table but right now she's loving the warmth! She is really a vase and I have poked in some faux hydrangeas. Now you know what I say about my fauxs ~ I love my fauxs and my fauxs love me to death! Yes, they do! :)

Traveling along the top of the cabinet...get your binoculars...I see another yardbird! Now please grab your Sibley Guide to Birds book and tell me ~ is this a chick or a Roo? Only their hairdresser knows for sure! :) You know I'm a silly!

Since I am the most talented creative one, I'll show you my artsy shot of this pitcher. Am I good or what? Again, you know I'm teasing! ;)

Quickly! Look a little south! There's a Rooster tassel just hanging there. Be really quiet so you won't scare him away. If he were to fly away I'd have to contract another one from my sweet friend Susie at . She is so talented and made this! Whew, that was close. I believe he's going to stay here.

Now on the wall is one of my favorite watercolor paintings. Two Roosters staring holes through each other. Something about their face off just makes me smile. I had to prevent any potential threat of a Rooster fight so I asked these two previous yard birds to stand between them.

Well, I certainly do hope you've enjoyed your birding trip with me today. I know I've stretched the 'birding' a bit. But hey, you love me anyway, don't you? :)

I'm joining our Most Wonderful Dear Marty at A Stroll Through Life for Tabletop Tuesday!
Pop on over to see her and you'll be filled with bird feathers, um, I mean inspiration! :)

I know, I'm milking this, but I want to make sure you know about my first linky blogland party on May 7th! Just click on the little button on my side bar for the info. I do hope you'll come!

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

Feed the Birds
(from Mary Poppins)

Early each day to the steps of Saint Paul's
The little old bird woman comes
In her own special way to the people she call,
"Come, buy my bags full of crumbs;
Come feed the little birds,
Show them you care
And you'll be glad if you do
Their young ones are hungry
Their nests are so bare
All it takes is tuppence from you
Feed the birds, tuppence a bag
Tuppence, tuppence, tuppence a bag
Feed the birds," that's what she cries
While overhead, her birds fill the skies

All around the cathedral the saints and apostles
Look down as she sells her wares
Although you can't see it,
You know they are smiling
Each time someone shows that he cares

Though her words are simple and few
Listen, listen, she's calling to you
"Feed the birds, tuppence a bag
Tuppence, tuppence, tuppence a bag"
~sung by my Chicks and Roos


  1. Great post Shelia, I must say that when I saw the title I had a picture of you in a safari helmet looking around your dining room with binoculars--LOL!

  2. Shelia -- you have the best of rooster collections! I love the pictures you showed us awhile back of the roosters in the different chairs -- your collection just gets better and better!

  3. Shalie, I surely do love rooster, and you have such a wonderful collection. I also have always like those lawyer's bookcases - lucky you! Linda

  4. Your rooster collection is wonderful! Looking forward to your party! Be blessed. Cindy

  5. Shelia!
    I LOVE your post of birdies...beautiful. You have so many beautiful collections and this is certainly a delightful one. I have never seen so many beautiful forms of roosters and friends.
    Thank you for sharing!
    Hope you've had a great day

  6. What a great collection Sheila! And dear, I do think you may be the most creative one! Beautiful Vignettes!
    Hugs, Cindy

  7. Sheila, Your display is gorgeous. I love your big rooster pitcher, your lamp and that tassel is adorable! ~smiles

  8. Yep, you win Shelia, for having the most roosters. And you also win for having the prettiest ones...Christine

  9. Shelia:

    What an incredible rooster collection.

    Enjoy the birds!

    - The Tablescaper

  10. Yes! I enjoyed my birding trip with you! What a great collection of Roos and chicks! Fun!

    I have birds in my tabletop today too!


    Nice to hear you are also from "North" Alabama like me!

  11. Oh Sheila...I love all of your birdies! Of course the roosters have stolen my heart...what a wonderful collection!

    Your bookcase is gorgeous it!


  12. How fun! Your roosters are fabulous!

  13. I just love your cheery posts. You do have a few birds don't you. I love all your roosters. I have had so many over the years that my husband started saying please don't bring anymore chickens home! lol They are still everywhere. Have a good one!

  14. Sheila, you know I enjoyed this one. Love seeing all your roos. As for the song . . . as you said, "Great minds . . ." Have a great week!

  15. What a nice little setting for all your farm birds. They sure have made themselves at home.

  16. I'm just in love with all the roosters...I'm a rooster gal two you no.Have a good day. Trish

  17. I don't need a pot shopping trip, I need to shop for everything and redo it all. I love your colors. Always have liked bookshelves like that. Hey, I have a Better Homes & Gardens cookbook ... red checkered, looks just like yours from the bound edge. Mine's printed early 70's. Too cool. Wonder how many will wonder about that first line. Ha, you made me laugh. :) Oh yes, I did it, I put your bathroom beauty snapper button on my blog. Sounds fun. Hope I remember the date! Thanks, Jenn

  18. Love all your roosters and your faux flowers too! You are so good at creating beautiful vignettes.

  19. I love roosters too! that rooster tassel is so pretty!

  20. Oh Shelia, your roosters are just wonderful. You know how I love roosters. You do have some really pretty ones. Love that rooster pitcher, it should come live with me. lol Beautiful vignettes. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

  21. Hello Miss Rooster! Your birdies are lovely..I am one of the few in Blogland who does not collect the roosters..I can hear them though from the farm nearby!
    Have a good day!

  22. Now that was fun birding! Love the pitcher and all of your things! :D

  23. Hi Shelia, you know I love those roosters, sweet gal. All your pictures are breathtaking.

    Hugs, Barb ♥

  24. Definitelly, you are the most talented creative one, Shelia.
    I enjoyed my birding trip with you. Beautiful day!

    I'll be thinking about your party.

    Take care and be blessed!

  25. Hi Shelia,

    I LOVE your birding post! They are all so wonderful and you decorate beautifully with them! Enjoy your day.♥

  26. Hi Sheila
    I enjoyed going 'birding' with you today. Your home is full of such lovely birdy things. I always enjoying looking at them all. Thank you.

  27. I love your "birds"!! I love the bright, happy colors!! :)

    Hugs, Carolyn ~ Cottage Sunshine

  28. Dear Shelia, so many roosters, I almost typed 'roasters', you can see where my mine was heading, lol :o)

    God bless you.

  29. Hi Shelia,
    I am so glad that you visited my blog and left such a nice comment.
    Now that I have found your blog I will sign up to follow and be back often.
    I love the warmth and friendliness of your blog and most of all, your sense of humor.
    Your birds are so pretty and you have quite a collection. Love the little song too.

    Now, I'm going snooping around your place.



  30. Shelia, your barrister's book case looks great with all of those yard birds everywhere! Love your tassel, and that picture is fabulous. Your rooster with hydrangeas is beautiful, and your artsy photo of teh rooster pitcher IS impressive. laurie

  31. Hi Shelia
    I love your birds. I also collect roosters. You have a beautifully designed blog. And, thank you for leaving me a comment on my blog.

  32. Oh your little bird breakfast room is just adorable...I love the accessories and pretty pieces!

    Miss Bloomers

  33. Hello Sheila, you know how much I love birds. Your post is darling. You do know how to display your feathered friends. I love the tassel and the gorgeous water pitcher.

    I want to tell you to watch for a package the next day or so. A surprise for you. I know you love surprises.

    Hugs and wishes for a happy day.

  34. Sheila, you have the funniest sense of humor. Love all your "chicks and Roos" and I had to laugh at the Pink Hooter Hider you made for your daughter, too too cute!! Hope you're having a wonderful week!

  35. Love your birdie vignette. The pitcher with the rooster is my favourite! Your little red lamp looks perfect with all your birdie friends!


  36. Oh have the most wonderful collection of roosters! Fabulous!

    Have a lovely day,

  37. Always good to see you! I enjoyed your "birding" tour! You have some real pretties. And I like the old lawyer bookcase, too.


  38. Hi Shelia,

    Love the birds! :)

    Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog -- I always enjoy getting feedback. :)

    Currently, I have a little giveaway on my blog which is open until April 24.

    Greetings from Munich,

  39. I have invited you to play in a little game.Trish

  40. Shelia~ This was a "cock-a- doodle-do" good time. You've got a festive flock of rooster...hmmm, do roosters come in flocks,lol? In any case they're very colorful and lend a cherry ambiance!

    Sweet wishes,

  41. Love all your roosters. I especially love the rooster tassel!


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