Sunday, April 11, 2010

Kitchen Counters


Hello Dear Ones! Today I thought I'd bring you into the kitchen and show you a few of the little vignettes I have sitting around on my counter tops!

I found these little chicken canisters a few weeks (some of you may remember the post here) back at an antique shop and it was love at first sight! I washed these little babies up and poked my flour, sugar and Equal in them.

They're sitting happily in a corner with a large white tray behind them.

Then I have a white vignette going on. If you look really closely you'll see my terribly olden countertops - Fomica - and honey, it's the real thing. From about a foot away it looks like the color white but up close like this you can see the little bitty line drawings of green flowers. Very 1970. Why haven't we changed it? We've planned on it a few times and then life happens... ;)


Here's my newest little treasure...a little bitty tureen. It's just so cute and I love it. Can you love little tiny tureens? You bet your little potato soup you can! :)

I always have some chickens and Roosters (that's with a capital R) hanging around in the kitchen. Here's a couple of little white ones.

Now we're moving on around the room and here's my tiny window over the sink filled with my little treasures.

Lots of Roosters - even a little Rooster tea towel. The little tea towel is a tad offended because he's being held by a metal bunny towel holder.

Salt and Peppers. The top ones were mine when I was a tiny little girl! I love my S & Ps! And, yes I can! ;)

The last vignette I'm going to show you sits in my little tiny light green wooden tray. There's kind of a barnyard garden theme going on in this tray. The little coffee serving spoon was given to me from Our Dear Darlene at Darlene's Days. I love this!

Mother chicken with her little peep peeps. This figurine has always reminded me of the scripture in Psalm ~ "He will cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you will find refuge; His faithfulness will be your shield and rampart." I love that, don't you?

Mommy chicken with her most tiny cute baby chicks! Isn't this the sweetest little thing?


Next are my cabbage S & Ps. Very gardeny, right?

My kitchen artichoke! Now I love my kitchen artichoke! Can you love little kitchen artichokes? You bet your artichoke and spinach dip you can! :) This little artichoke is made by Fitz & Floyd and you can poke stuff inside and no one will know you're hiding things. Love their stuff!


I've saved this little egg cup for last. Is this just the silliest little face on an egg cup you've ever seen? I saw this in an antique shop, heard snickering, turned around and there was this silly little thing. Well, I love a sense of humor, so little funniness came home with me.

Hope you've enjoyed coming into my kitchen and taking a tiny peep!

I'm joining Our Dear Sally at Smiling Sally for Blue Monday


Our Dear Mary at Little Red House for Mosaic Monday



Our Dear Cielo at The House in the Roses for Show Off Your Cottage Monday


Our Most Dear Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday.


And Our Pretty Paula at Paula Grace Designs.



Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

Shimmy, Shimmy, Ko-Ko- Bop


Shimmy, Shimmy, Ko-Ko-Bop
by Little Anthony

Shimmy Shimmy Ko-Ko-Bop
Little Anthony and the Imperials
(Bob Smith)

Oh ! Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh - ah!
Oh ! Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh - ah!

Shimmy Shimmy Ko-Ko-Bop
Shimmy Shimmy Bop
Shimmy Shimmy Ko-Ko-Bop
Shimmy Shimmy Bop
Sittin' in a native hut
All alone and blue
Sittin' in a native hut
Wonderin' what to do
Along came a native girl
Did a native dance
It was like in paradise
Put me in a trance

Going
Shimmy Shimmy Ko-Ko-Bop
Shimmy Shimmy Bop
Shimmy Shimmy Ko-Ko-Bop
Shimmy Shimmy Bop
Joined her in her dancin' spree
Felt my spine a-tingle
Held her tight and close to me
Man I'm glad I'm single
Then she showed me what to do
First I was amazed
Soon I learned a step or two
Put me in a daze

Going
Shimmy Shimmy Ko-Ko-Bop
Shimmy Shimmy Bop
Shimmy Shimmy Ko-Ko-Bop
Shimmy Shimmy Bop
Shimmy Shimmy Ko-Ko-Bop
Shimmy Shimmy Bop
You can do the ko-ko-bop
Now's no time to stop
Left foot forward right one back
Bring them side by side
Uh syncopate your last two steps
Now you're going to glide
Keep along the rhythm track
Girls please show 'em how
Now you start to arch your back
Man you got it now

Going
Shimmy Shimmy Ko-Ko-Bop
Shimmy Shimmy Bop
Shimmy Shimmy Ko-Ko-Bop
Shimmy Shimmy Bop
~ sung by Little Anthony


74 comments:

  1. What a beautiful collection you have! Thanks for sharing it with us. Hope you have a great week!

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  2. Ok, I am definitely drooling. You know how much I love roosters and your collection is wonderful. Love the new canisters. Your new tiny tureen is so precious too. You have created some really lovely vignettes. Love the Fitz and Floyd and the lovely tray display. Thanks so much for linking up to the party. This is just gorgeous. Hugs, Marty

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  3. Sheila, I love all your chickens especially those new canisters. I use to have a lot more chickens and roosters than I do now. I believe you have more that me.

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  4. What yummy vignettes in your kitchen. Love the artichoke! Sweet!

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  5. Those canisters are the happiest looking hens I've ever seen! They're just thanking their lucky feathers that they get to roost at your house!

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  6. Hello Shelia; Your kitchen is so sunny and very welcoming.... you have some sweet chickens,,, love how you display them... and with all the pretties you have in there,,, who will ever notice your counter top..... not me.. have a great week.

    Hugs;
    Alaura

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  7. Forty years ago when we lived in the desert of California I attended a ceramics class, sugar. I loved it and it was great fun. I made a set of canisters like that except the top was something else. Truly, I can't remember what the tops were but definitely not chickens because I was into my Spanish decor theme at that time. I don't remember what happened to them but your post brought back memories of making them and other pots, etc.
    xoxo,
    Connie

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  8. Ok lets talk about Formica...I'm pretty sure it's vintage...any day now we'll be the envy of all the vintagey-seeking ladies...Cool as a couple of cucumbers!!!

    Love all of your pretties!!!

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  9. That's quite an impressive collection of roosters and hens you have there Miss Shelia! Cute little tureen too.

    I know why you haven't changed out your countertops. You're smart! Kitchen renovation is not for the faint of heart. No, no, no! I've "been there/done that" and am about to do it again at the "house in Hooterville." Geez, just thinking about it almost sends me into a panic. Ugh!

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  10. Ok Shelia...you know how much I love chickens and roosters too..my grands were counting all of them in my house...well it;s A LOT...I just love all of yours too...thanks for sharing them...:D

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  11. Those canisters are just so pretty, Shelia. No wonder it's love at first sight. I love all your vignettes and your rooster collection....Christine

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  12. Hi, Sheila,
    Thanks for the tour of your cute kitchen. My favs are the rooster cannisters you just got. I love roosters, too.

    D

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  13. Shelia, I loved seeing your vignettes in your kitchen. So many pretties to view. Love the mother chicken with her little chicks. I love your big kitchen window with the great display space. I also spotted a neat looking spice drawer rack on the wall. I've always wanted one of those. Have a wonderful week. laurie

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  14. Your kitchen vignettes are so warm and homey....love that. My kitchen is small...so no counter pretties...but I love those chickens!!

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  15. No matter what you show, it always makes me smile.....you are a wonderful blogger....have a great week

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  16. Oh yes! I remember your chicken canisters I fell in love with them to.I'm loveing all your vignettes
    you have lovely things.God Bless Trish

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  17. Hi Sheila, I love your kitchen beauties. I love the hens and roosters so much. The soup tureen, is like one I have, except mine is large. Your posts are always the most lovely ideas and pretty things, Just a delight to see.

    Happy days,
    Hugs xoxo, Jeanne

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  18. DEAR SHELIA,
    IT HAS BEEN A WHILE SINCE I HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO DROP BY. I WANTED TO LET YOU KNOW THAT I HAVE STARTED ANOTHER NEW BLOG CALLED SIMPLY DEBBIE. IT IS MY JOURNEY WITH AMY WATCHING OVER ME FROM HEAVEN. I WOULD BE SO BLESSED IF YOU STOPPED BY.
    I LOVE ALL YOUR ROOSTERS AND MY MOST FAVORITE IS THE SWEET LITTLE SOUP TUREEN AND TWO WHITE ROOSTERS......I LOVE WHITE SOUP TUREENS AND ESPECIALLY YOUR ADORABLE BABY ONE.
    I LOVE ALL THE COLOR AND TEXTURES IN YOUR KITCHEN AND YOUR VALANCES ......DID YOU MAKE YOUR VALANCES?
    I LOVED EVERYTHING ESPECIALLY WHEN THERE IS A ROOSTER OR A SOUP TUREEN INVOLVED.
    YOU ARE A BLESSING
    HUGS
    SIMPLY DEBBIE

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  19. Morning Pickle!!!! I love seeing you chickens and roosters!!!!! Everything in that little tray...ohhhhh loved it!!!! That little soup tureen is just too cute...I can never find one that I like around here..Love seeing all your kitchen treasures anytime! Take care sweetie and have a great week! ~Picket~

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  20. love all your chicks! they all look super cute together!

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  21. What a Beautiful collection!!!
    Mother chicken with her little peep peeps and this Bible text
    are the best.
    I enjoed my time in your kitchen.
    Wonderful!

    Blessings to you Shelia
    and to your family
    and
    big hug to your sweet grandbaby.

    I know you are happy grandma.

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  22. Nice collection. My daughter closed on her new home this week and wants to start a collection so I have been running around like a chicken without a head looking for chickens and roosters for her new home as a surprise gift for her:) I had no idea there were so many to pick from and they all are so interesting and pretty.
    Joyce

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  23. O my...you silly girl..you DO have a lot of roosters in your kitchen. I love them all. Especially lovin' the new cannisters. I couldn't keep from seeing the spice thingy on the left side of your sink...at least, it LOOKS like a spice thingy.
    Loved it all !!
    xo bj

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  24. You are one cool chick!

    I am peeking out of my turtle shell to say thank you for your kindness and support. Be blessed dear one.

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  25. You have a beautiful collection. I have a salt and pepper shaker set similar to yours - little black tea pots - I guess - with red flowers and a handle like yours. It was passed down from my hubby's grandmother who had a very large collection.

    Teacup Lane (Sandy)

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  26. I love all your figurines chicken collection ,Sarimanok and more.

    View mine here

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  27. What great vignettes, especially the light green tray one, I love it!

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  28. Wonderful, wonderful! I've enjoyed my "visit". We live in a 1921 craftsman home. Several years ago, we decided to redo the kitchen. The countertops were a whitish formica with a splattering of silver. Upon researching what to replace them with, I found that in this home when it was built, linoleum would have been used for the countertops!! We didn't go that route but did use formica in the "concrete" pattern which is wonderful. I'm so glad I did that instead of the marble I had considered. Although I do like marble.

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  29. Such cute stuff! Love all the roosters!

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  30. I love all things of blue--even roosters! LOL Happy Blue Monday, Sheila.

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  31. I love roosters and chickens. I really enjoyed your post.

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  32. Wow, I really enjoyed your post....the roosters and chickens are some of my favorites and the tiny tureen is darling.

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  33. Hi Sheila
    I love seeing all your beautiful roosters today. I love the cabbage salt and pepper pots too - so cute.
    Have a great week.
    Lindsay
    x

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  34. Hi Sheila,
    Love all your Roosters and vignettes. Each tells it's own story, don't they. Love the coffee spoon. Your little hen with her chicks is just adorable!
    Valerie

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  35. What a wonderful visit I had here today! I enjoyed seeing all the beautiful things in your kitchen and I love those valances!! I have those same countertops!!
    Debbie

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  36. Hi Shelia
    Cute. So many cute vignettes and roosters and I so love salt and pepper shakers. And you know can more than one person love them...you bet your hot pepper then can!..*s*.. Love the roosters...thank you for Shelia.

    Hope you've had a lovely weekend and a super day..
    *hugs*
    Judi

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  37. Oh what fun and I just love your viginettes and each one of your treasures! Isn;t it fun to just play and arrange? :)
    This is my first Mosaic Monday and I am having a great time!
    Love,
    Sue

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  38. That was fun, Shelia. It is all the 'little things' in a home that show the personality of the people. Your home looks very inviting. Deb

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  39. Now look what you've gone and done. Ya know it doesn't take much to set me off beltin' out and oldie.

    You peeps were just charmingly beautiful. Thanks for sharin' them with us.

    God bless and have a marvelous Monday. I'm off to Shimmy Shimmy Ko-Ko-Bop!!!

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  40. Shelia, you have a wonderful collection of cheery items for your counter tops. Love the color! We changed our kitchen white countertops to Silestone a few years ago and really like it a lot. Linda

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  41. So many pretties..love your new tureen, just perfect for you and Mr. Song..:)
    Now when the new gbaby starts walking you will have to put them all away..ask me how I know..crash! :(

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  42. Pickle I love it all girl...that little soup tureen is the cutest little thing...and I have a ring holder just like yours ha ha!! Hope all is well in your world today my Dear Pickel...How's Carter doing....hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  43. Shelia, everything is just clucky. :) I do love your kitchen..especially that window! Love today's song too.

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  44. Shelia, thank you so much for linking to the party. Your new canisters are just wonderful and your vignettes are gorgeous. Hugs, Marty

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  45. Oh, I love all your chickies in your kitchen, especially the ones in the tray!

    Very pretty kitchen curtains too!

    Katherine

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  46. I cock-a-doodle-doo love your roosters! Those canisters are just adorable. Thanks for sharing all your chicken cuties with us!

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  47. Hi Sheila... I heart those cabbage salt and peppers... too cute!
    Bella

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  48. I always so love the goodies in your home. So sweet & beautiful!

    Hugs to you~ J

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  49. Oh what cuteness! So cheery & happy...like you!!!

    m ^..^

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  50. Good Morning Sheila ~

    What a sweet post. You know me...I love all those roosters...your rooster on a rabbit hanger cracked me up.

    Have a wonderful Tuesday and a great week.

    Smiles ~ Ramona

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  51. You have a charming kitchen! Really sweet and personal. That is how kitchens should be, me thinks! Thank you for visiting my little cottage sun room and leaving a nice comment. Hugs to you on this lovely Tuesday, hope yours is filled with music, Cindy S

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  52. Well my dear dear! You need to shorten your posts for those of us with very old memories....or bad memories. I get down to the end and forget everything I wanted to comment on!! I need to start taking notes, but then that would not be fun, would it!

    I love all your chicken/rooster stuff. Those canisters are so great. AND DO NOT CHANGE your counter tops--I think they are the coolest thing and oh so retro. Mine are ancient too, but not in the best of shape. Actually they are in pretty good shape except for a few of the edges. There is one burned spot which I just keep a cutting board/hot plate on. I don't know if mine are formica or not....how do you tell?

    nannykim from the ole spindlecottage blog

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  53. Your chicken window display IS MY FAV. so absolutly darling, just love it. Love all your vignettes, thanks for sharing them. Also, thanks for your sweet visit too. Have a great day, JGG

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  54. Well, I am loving your vignettes! Especially the roosters....well and the artichoke, and the.....well all of it!!
    Hugs,
    Penny

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  55. It looks like you are having your own little rooster party going, Shelia!! They are all SO cute. I love your garden window, too. Always wanted one over my kitchen sink!

    Hope you are having a great week! :-)

    xoxo
    Jane

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  56. I am crazy about all your Rooster stuff, especially that little tea towel. They are all just adorable, and the kitchen looks so inviting and homey. A word about your Formica: this house we bought three years ago had new black galaxy granite, and I thought Yippee!! At last! Let me tell you, I think it is pretty to look at, but it belongs in a show kitchen. It is high maintenance and a real menace to dishes, glasses and ceramics! I cannot tell you how much stuff I have broken since I am a real butterfingers and drop stuff a lot. I would take some nice Formica any day!

    Scribbler at http://scribbler-unfocused.typepad.com/

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  57. Sheila you really have some amazing collections. Last week I loved your matroyshka dolls and this week I am LOVING your roosters!

    I just wanted to leave a link for the post that I did with my 2 sisters-we each took one photo in front of a mirror. Unfortunately Holly, the youngest, was really ill and her picture is via her compact mirror from her make up! We had fun being bathroom beauty snappers though!

    Thanks Sheila and best wishes for a great week,
    Natasha.

    http://3sisters365.blogspot.com/2010/03/3-sisters-looking-in-mirror.html

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  58. Your kitchen window is the best, Shelia, And the feathered critters are so much fun. I also remember that song and I'm still chuckling. Jane F.

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  59. the little white turreen is adorable but I really love your kitchen curtain over your sink...love the plaid under the print...very pretty!

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  60. Very beautiful collection Shelia!
    What an ellegant window you have!
    And I love these colors,
    especially pics nr 1-4.

    How are you grandma?
    How your sweet little Carter?

    Blessings!

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  61. Hi Shelia~ Sooo cute! You know I love your roosters! Hope all is well and that you are enjoying the new grand baby! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

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  62. Hi sweet lady...

    Ohhh, Sheila...I love, love, LOVE your kitchen! Those have got to be the prettiest curtains...and I love all of your pretties that you have in your window!!! Those are my colors, Girlfriend!!! Of course, I love your all white pieces and pretty vignette as well! What a pretty little soup tureen...it's gorgeous!!! But I must tell you...I just gasped when I seen your latest treasure find! I just adore those pretty green and white chicken canisters!!! You know, that is the exact same color of green that I have decorated my home in this spring! I think I need them!!! Hehe! What a great find!!! They look fabulous at your place!!!

    Dear lady, thank you so much for coming by and taking a peek at my Peter Cottontail vignette...I always enjoy your visits and sweet notes!!! Thank you!!!

    I hope that you're having a fabulous day, dear friend!
    Chari @Happy To Design

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  63. Wonderful post and love the chicks and roosters and the variety of colors!

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  64. Of course, I do love it all, dear Shelia.

    And, I love you, too.

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  65. You have a nice collection there! Thanks so much for stopping by for a visit, your so sweet (;
    Hugs~Kelly

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  66. Shelia, I always adore your pictures. Oh, goodness, I am drooling on my keyboard. You bad girl!!!

    Thank you for always supporting me...from the beginning! I treasure you.

    Hugs, Barb ♥

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  67. Hi Sheila, thanks for stopping by. Love the vignette in the tray, those colors just look so pretty together! Your blog is a great place to visit!

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  68. Such a lovely collection! Thanks for sharing...

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  69. I...good heavens...I have that very chicken and her chickies...I do! It is on my refrigerator...
    Now I am all atwitter!

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  70. Look at all of the chicken goodness going on in your kitchen! WOW! Love each and every one! Beautiful photos, too.

    ((hugs))
    Becky

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  71. Shame on you for showing us all this cute rooster stuff...I LOVE it all! Love the artichockes as well. That window display is too cute! From just another rooster lover, Miss Janice!

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  72. My dear friend Shiela ~ what a silly comment you left ~ I would never kick you out of Timeless Tuesday. All the treasures you show are truly classic. I love the tureen. And don't knock the formica ~ it is vintage I I like it. You are a classic beauty inside and out and that is timeless through and through. Sorry it took me so long to get here!! Thanks for joining Timeless Tuesday last week :) Thanks for the question for Monday's Method. I'll answer it this coming Monday... stay tuned!!

    Paula Grace ~

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