Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Welcome to my chicken coop!

Tam at The Gypsy’s Corner is the hostess for “Three or More Thursday” and I’m joining in for the first time this week. (clicking on the logo on the right will take you to her site)

First I want to say, "I do not collect chickens". But for some reason, when I see a metal chicken, I can not pass the silly thing up.

This guy is the one that started it all. I found him 4 or 5 years ago at Silver Dollar City. When I saw him, I fell in love with him. I have him sitting out in the middle of my flower bed. The weather has really been hard on him. After all of these years, he has a big rusted spot on his chest and he is missing an eye. I'm not sure if the weather has done a number on him or if it is from my kids hitting him with a football. And yes, I think they do it on purpose. Seems I'm the only one around here that thinks he is out of this world.

At just over 2 feet tall, this guy sits on top of my pantry. He keeps a watchful eye making sure a fox doesn't raid the pantry. He does his job well.
And here is #3. Summertime he is sitting in my kitchen. He is pretty neat because a candle fits inside his chest. The light shines through the Crisscrosses and makes an unique pattern.

Well, that is it for now. I only have 3, and the plan is to not add to my collection. But like I stated above, when I find one, I just can't pass the silly things up. So please keep your fingers crossed another one doesn't cross my path. Because we all know why the chicken crossed the road. To come to my house!


Susan said...

Love your chicken trio!

Isn't it funny how some things just call our name and say "Take me home"?

My family has grown accustomed to the response "I don't know, it jumped/hopped/flew into my cart"

DomesticDivasFancy said...

Those are too cute!

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Wendy,
Now this is cute!
Love them all. Pretty colors and such whimsy.

Thanks for coming by tonight!
I have passed the NOBELPRIS on to you as well. I know you are an amazing Mom to your two boys.
Come pick it up when you have a chance. You deserve it! ~Melissa :)

Kathy said...

I love them!! And yes, you do collect chickens...LOL

Momovthree said...

Your chickens are adorable!

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Cute post! And I can only echo what Kathy it or not, you collect chickens. ;o)

Happy 3 or More Thursday Wendy...nice to meet you!

Love your floorcloth...thansk for the tutorial!

ellen b. said...

Hi Wendy,
I see why these were calling out to you "buy me"! They really are charming. Enjoy...

Gypsy aka Tam said...

Hi Wendy,
welcome to 'Three Or More - Thursday'. What a great first post and your chicken trio is so ADORABLE! I love the bright colors and even though you may be fighting the urge, I think sometime in the future another chicken may follow you home :o)
Have a wonderful Thursday,

Julie said...

I love your chickens, Wendy! They are so bright & cheerful looking! (In real life, I'm actually a little bit scared of chickens. Roosters in particular!) Of course, you know, now, that everyone is going to start buying chickens for you!

Kimm said...

I love those, especially the last one!

Neabear said...

Your chickens are cute. No wonder you had to get them. Better watch out for that #4 wherever it is. Happy Thursday!

Susan said...

stop by
I have an award for you to pick up!

Lorie said...

What cute chickens!!

The Muse said...

I love how you say you dont collect chickens LOL :), perhaps..they are collecting you :) LOL

Connie said...

Hi Wendy, I, too, have your name on my blog for the award. I noted that Melissa had already named you, and she told me to go ahead and let you know that I was right behind her. You deserve it. You are my "mirror mother," and I will get a picture as soon as I get the corners finished.
Have a good weekend !