Chickens have always been an important part of our lives here at Our Little Red House. When my son was a little boy my husband went out and purchased chickens for our son to care for. He loved going out early in the morning to check for eggs, to make sure they had food and water and to even sit and hold them sometimes. They became family pets.
Our dog and one of our chickens used to sleep together during the Winter in the dog house. That was over a decade ago and sadly that furry family member is no longer with us or that chicken. So many fond memories of the chickens we have had over the years. If you eat your chickens then I suggest you don’t name them.All our chickens we use for fresh eggs..
Because we have a bit of a chicken obsession here, we also use chickens in our home decor up north in Our Little Red House. Thought I share a few of those funny little items we have picked up over the years to decorate the little red house, like this chicken plaque that says the kitchen is closed.
It hangs over a pantry cabinet I redid. I added chicken wire instead of glass.
This sign sits up on a shelf in our Kitchen.
I have a couple of these egg holders. A friend gifted me with them. She gave me enough to give a set to my step mother too.
I picked up this ceramic chicken down at the town second hand shop. It was .50 cents. It was all white when I bought it. I remember picking it up on a day when there was a huge Monsoon storm coming in. It started raining as soon as I got back home and the lights went out for awhile. Nothing a few candles and a whole box of paints can’t fix. Listening to the rain and painting a chicken…come on, what’s better then that.
There is a tiny chip on the rooster with this salt and pepper set. I don’t care, they look so cute together. This was going to be a gift but then I noticed that tiny chip. I was going to fill a basket with fresh eggs in straw along with the salt and pepper set, some jams and kitchen tea towels. A fun farmhouse basket of sorts. Maybe even throw in a bundle of my favorite recipes tied with a pretty checkered bow.
This little quilt was given to me by our next door neighbor in the city. He just showed up one morning knocking on our door then handed me this. We sometimes share fresh eggs with our neighbors so they know we love chickens.
That’s it. I wanted to have a fun little clay DIY chicken craft to share with you all but I am just so busy right now. Maybe I will do a chicken craft in the Fall. We only have these chicken items up north in Our Little Red House because it is more of a country home, it fits the surrounding area. Do any of you have any unusual collections in your homes?
I am off for the month of August. Thank you so much for your visits, likes and comments. Have a great summer. Stay safe everyone, God bless you all from all of us at Our Little Red House.
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