Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Here, Chick Chick Chick

Hi Dear Ones! Oh, when I hear "Here, chick chick chick" I think of my little grandmother many years ago in her back yard in Alabama calling the chickens to come and eat. She would always have on an apron and some times the skirt of her apron would be held up and she would have it filled with chicken feed and her free hand would dip into the feed and scatter it on the ground for the chicks. This would just fascinate me. Never did take much to get my attention! ;)
 Well, I have a gathering of chicks too, not in the backyard, but on my kitchen countertops.
 This little chicken bowl/planter is so cute but she's lived a hard life and her comb has been chipped a few times. I tried to cover up the chips with a red magic marker and it helped a lot. To fill up her opening, I poked in a few little tea towels. She's popped up on a few little Gooseberry Patch cookbooks. Don't you just love those?
 This little chick does feel pretty special because she has her own platter.
 A couple of years ago when we were up here visiting my daughter and her family, we went to this marvelous estate sale in an amazing house and I found this little chick bowl. When I got it home and started to examine it I found out it was an Avon piece. Wonder what came in this? Chicken feed? Well, she sits here proudly holding my little packets of faux sugar! :)
 Just in case I needed to dole out some chicken feed um, faux sugar, I poked down this darling little scooper.
Well, I'm feeling like some good ole fried chicken would be good for dinner. What? Oh, no dear little chickies, I didn't say fried chicken I said fried salmon patties! I'd better watch out!

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

Thank God I'm A Country Boy

Well life on the farm is kinda laid back
Ain't much an old country boy like me can't hack
It's early to rise, early in the sack
Thank God I'm a country boy

Well a simple kinda life never did me no harm
A raisin' me a family and workin' on a farm
My days are all filled with an easy country charm
Thank God I'm a country boy

Well I got me a fine wife I got me an ole fiddle
When the sun's comin' up I got cakes on the griddle
Life ain't nothin' but a funny funny riddle
Thank God I'm a country boy

When the work's all done and the sun's settlin' low
I pull out my fiddle and I rosin up the bow
The kids are asleep so I keep it kinda low
Thank God I'm a country boy

I'd play Sally Goodin all day if I could
But the Lord and my wife wouldn't take it very good
So I fiddle when I can, work when I should
Thank God I'm a country boy

Well I wouldn't trade my life for diamonds and jewels
I never was one of them money hungry fools
I'd rather have my fiddle and my farmin' tools
Thank God I'm a country boy

Yeah, city folk drivin' in a black limousine
A lotta sad people thinkin' that's mighty keen
Son, let me tell ya now exactly what I mean
Thank God I'm a country boy

Well, my fiddle was my daddy's till the day he died
And he took me by the hand and held me close to his side
Said, "Live a good life and play the fiddle with pride
And thank God you're a country boy

My daddy taught me young how to hunt and how to whittle
Taught me how to work and play a tune on the fiddle
Taught me how to love and how to give just a little
Thank God I'm a country boy
~ sung by John Denver


  1. What cute chicken things you have. I have four of those chickens (from Avon) mine all have red painted combs on their heads.
    I told my husband last week that I have not made salmon patties in forever...and bought two cans of salmon. I am NOT a big fish eater but my mother made the best salmon patties in the world. Now this post is confirmation that I am supposed t o make them instead of eating more chicken! xo Diana

  2. Love your chickies Sheila! Such a cute vignette!

  3. My grandmother kept chickens, too. And wore aprons. My mother-in-law had chickens and was still milking a cow when Hubby and I first got married.

    I have chicken things in my kitchen, too. Love your chicken things.

  4. Aw so cute! I'm in the process of downsizing more of my dish collection. :( But I just need the room and I'm not using them. I need to keep some chicks though!!

  5. The chickens are so cute, and I'll have a couple of your salmon patties please :)


  6. So lovely!! I like the matching chicken and platter combination! xx

  7. Good morning Shelia, I am up ealry and it gives me some time to visit my sweet friends. We have company, and my time is not my own. Sigh! I love company though so I have to find time to visit when I can. I'm glad you got a kick out of my post. It was fun doing it. When ever I think I might stop blogging, my dear friends all come to remind me how it isn't just about blogging, it is staying in touch with my dear friends.

    I love your chick post as it reminded me of the chickens we had when we lived on a dairy farm. We collected eggs and fed them as well. I scrolled down to see what I have missed. The crochet hats are so sweet and even sweeter on Carter and your precious little guy. They are beautiful children and your special blessing. The vignette with your cute dogs is lovely. Did you find a place to show off your wonderful collection?

    Our weather is rainy but so much warmer in the 60's. Come on Spring!
    Have a lovely week dear Sheila.
    Love, Jeanne

  8. You always make me laugh, salmon cakes indeed :) I had a little grandmother, too, who wore an apron and carried whatever she needed in it - from chicken feed to veggies from the garden to eggs from the hen house. Good memories. I love all the colors in today's post, your pictures are perfect. Picture perfect!

  9. Really pretty, Shelia. I like the reminiscing too. :)

  10. Oh, I love this song, but don't know all the words! Thanks for printing them. Where in Alabama did your grandmother live? I'm sure she was a fine woman with fine chickens!

  11. Hi Shelia, Love your darling chickens and that Avon piece is a treasure along with the sweet little scoop!!
    I had to smile about the salmon patties. We love them here and I was just thinking of making them too.
    Your display is lovely.
    I always loved that John Denver song!!
    Gets me dancin around!!
    Have a blessed day.
    Hugs, CM

  12. A girl after my own heart Shelia....I love chickens and that little planter is THE cutest thing ever! I so love that you feature and share your lovely collectibles! This was a happy post!!!

  13. Such a cute post, Sheila! I love me some chickens and these are just darling. I love me some fried salmon patties too!

  14. Chicken/rooster lover here!! Beautiful displays! Love the picture you created of your Grandma. My Mom did the same thing. :)

  15. Hi Shelia, I love that John Denver song and now I'll be singing it all day! As a matter of fact I think I'll add it to my playlist for the day! We have chickens running all over my countertops and bookcases and shelves too, along with a few roosters who keep everything in order. I don't have an Avon one, though! I wonder what did come in there? Maybe they were just decor items. I have a Avon piece in the shape of a blue girl. She separates at the waist and once held perfume! I always enjoy seeing your chicken collection. Linda

  16. All very darling! cockel doodle do!

  17. I do love your chicks, especially that platter! It is so pretty, and the colors are stunning! You made me think of my grandmothers with their aprons. I remember they would pick a few vegetables from the garden, and carry them back to the house in their turned up aprons.

  18. Love the chicks and you are one cool chick yourself! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  19. I loved John Denver and went to one of his concerts so many decades ago. There was supposed to be a documentary on his life and career on PBS last night and i had looked fowaqpd to it so.....but they didnt air it! I was dissapointed. Were you a John Denver fan?

  20. PS i make salmon patties once or twice a week. We love em!! I fry mine in coconut oil!

  21. I wonder if they allow real chickens in your neighborhood? Would you like to have some hens out there?

  22. Those dishes are gorgeous and what a sweet hen on her nest! You are the coolest chick in town!

  23. Yep, gotta be might careful when you've got chickens roosting in your home. What cute dishes!

  24. Very pretty dishes. You have a gift. I love seeing your displays in your beautiful home. Glad you decided not to paint the table. I guess I have always wanted one, they are so hard to come by, If you do see one they are worth a pretty penny...more then I can afford. My grand mother is the only one I remember having one.

  25. Adorable china! I can see why you love it -- and so cheery for spring!

  26. Love that pattern! very beautiful and just in time for Spring...and love fried chicken...Have a great weekend Shelia!

  27. Hi Shelia, your post is adorable, as always. Save me a piece of that chicken.

    I'm back......

    Barb xo

  28. Hi Sheila, love your adorable little chicks - so cute and cheery. Gooseberry Patch cookbooks are such a fun read, I have many. Have a wonderful weekend! Jane

  29. Cute post. Your chicks look very happy.


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