This French Country Rooster Kitchen Decor clock says it is time for the Rooster blog party

The Baby Boomers Generation is Caring for Elderly Parents, Having Fun With Grandkids, and Even Rockin’ With The Roosters!

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This French Country Rooster Kitchen Decor clock says it is time for the Rooster blog party

It’s the middle of a simmering Sandwich Generation summer and I just want to crow,


When I first heard about Barb’s Second Annual “Show Us Your Roosters” Blog Party at Bella Vista, I thought, “How intriguing!” My second thought was, “If I have any roosters, they are packed away in storage while God has me happyΒ and busy caring for elderly parents and grandkids as we trek around the U.S. ala Abraham. πŸ™‚

Then I remembered a fun time when one grandchild was in kindergarten and they had to go on a hunt for the Gingerbread Man. Anywhere we found a Gingerbread Man, we took a picture and brought it to school. It was so much fun I decided to give it a try with roosters and get friends and family involved once again. So, taking a short break from our family fun with Bible Memory verses activities for grandparents and their grandchildren (which will return next week πŸ™‚ ), off we go!

I started with my senior mom, as I had vague family memories of country rooster kitchen and living room decor adorning my grandparents’ house. She and I had such a nice chat about them. One I remembered, in particular, was a giant (or so it seemed to a second grader) glass ceramic rooster like this wooden one:

My grandparents had a giant ceramic rooster - it looked very similar to these two country wood roosters

I then sat down and thought through when I was a young mom – how did I decorate my house? I remembered that the “in” style for the 80s (a fond memory for the never-aging baby boomers generation) was of cute country geese. Geese on curtains, geese on towels. I even added geese to my stationery on my brand new Mac 512k.

Cute country geese like this were the popular country kitchen and house decor for this never-aging baby boomers generation

Geese have faded though, and when I talked to one of my daughters, I knew my grandmother would have been thrilled to discover roosters are back again in a big way. Or, as my daughter explained, French Country Rooster Decor is BIG!Β 

“I LOVE rooster kitchen and house decor,” she exclaimed. And very sweetly sent me some photos. Isn’t this a lovely Country Red Rooster trivet!


And look at this sweet and sunny Sunflower and Rooster Dinnerware plate?

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The Rooster gravy boat is cute too!


Last week, as I was driving home from a luncheon, I spotted a favorite antique store my senior parents and I liked to visit when running errands. It had been over ten years since we’d been there, so, of course, I had to stop.

While browsing through and enjoying more delightful memories of my dear dad, not to mention plenty of cute goodies from my Baby Boomer youth, I was also delighted to spot a delightful Country Rooster dinnerware set – plates, cups, gravy boat, and other accessories:

I loved the rooster dishes and plates I found at my parents favorite antique store - brought back several sweet family memories


Rooster dinnerware like this gravy pitcher are both practical and delightful collectibles

Here is the Rooster of a pair of salt and pepper shakers which one of my daughters fell in love with and has since adopted. πŸ™‚

Rooster Salt and Pepper Shakers make delightful collectibles my aunt would have loved for her country kitchen rooster decor

Look at this cute ceramic rooster cookie jar.

Cheerfully crowing away - this ceramic rooster cookie jar makes cute country kitchen rooster decor collectibles

My memories were certainly right! Roosters WERE big in my grandparents era! Seems like, “the more things change, the more they stay the same!”

Next it was time for fun rooster activities for grandparents and their grandchildren. One grandchild went digging through all their toys, just to find this tiny toy rooster and chicken for her grandma! πŸ™‚


And check out this adorable rooster – fun for farm activities for grandparents and grandchildren, for sure!Β 

Even my grandkids’ school got in on the fun. This was the first week back to homework for them. As we were cuddling together and reading some of their literature textbooks before nap, I was delighted to find one of the selections was from the Real Mother Goose:

A Cock and Bull Story

My strutting rooster from Word-Filled Wednesday would certainly bring the true country into my kitchen decor if he went strolling through the kitchen - tiny tho he may be

The cock’s on the housetop blowing his horn;

The Bull’s in the barn a-threshing of corn;

The maids in the meadows are making of hay;

The ducks in the river are swimming away.

Naturally, I had to check on my favorite clip art site, Trina & friends, which has several adorable choices of Rooster clipart including:

Country Rooster clipart from Trina is so cute and is perfect for my decor

Prim Country Rooster clipart is great for the prim decor

So perfect for craft projects with the grandkids and cute notes to friends and senior relatives!

After all the rooster excitement, sharing, and photos of the past couple of weeks, I even got to add to my own mini collection. Two things that I love to collect, which are small enough and practical enough to travel with me, are:

Rooster Kitchen Potholders which are perfect with my home decor!
I love cute French Country rooster potholders to add some pizzaz to my kitchen decor


a brand new Christmas Tree Ornament.

With this adorable French Country Rooster Christmas Tree ornament to add to my Christmas kitchen or home decor - I will enjoy fun family memories of the Show Us Your Roosters blog party for many years to come

What a fun “Show Us Your Roosters” Blog PartyΒ this has been. Lots of delightful memories for this member of the baby boomers generation, interesting new activity ideas for all of us granny nannies and pappies and your grandchildren, and even sweet conversations full of family memories for all the multi-generational ages of the Sandwich Generation!

How about YOU? I’d love to hear about your own Rooster family memories and visit your blog post. Just leave a comment below and I’ll be crowing loud, then flying off to visit you as soon as I can. And don’t forget to visit Barb at Bella Vista for more fun Rooster stories, pictures, gorgeous Country Rooster kitchen and home decor, and so much more! It’s definitely a Rooster eggs-travaganza the Sandwich Generation can all enjoy.



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  1. The Baby Boomers Generation is Caring for Elderly Parents, Having Fun With Grandkids, and Even Rockin' With …

  2. This is such a fun post! What a wonderful variety of roosters you have. Each one makes me grin from ear to ear.

    Thank you for joining and sharing with us. Have fun today!!

    Hugs, Barb β™₯

  3. The Baby Boomers Generation is Caring for Elderly Parents, Having …

  4. Hi Barb, thank you so much. I really appreciate that sweet encouragement πŸ™‚ And thanks for all your hard work in putting together this very fun Rooster Blog Party! πŸ™‚

  5. So glad your grandchild dug out those tiny hen and rooster toys! How precious was THAT?

  6. Hi Keetha, It was AWESOME! They are all such sweeties. πŸ™‚ And thanks for coming to visit. πŸ™‚

    • Ro
    • August 6, 2010

    You have so many cuties. I reallly like your pot holders.

  7. Hi Ro, Thank you πŸ™‚ And thanks for popping by – I really enjoyed all your lovely rooster collectibles – especially the gorgeous dinnerware dishes πŸ˜‰

  8. This is a grand celebration of roosters! So different and colorful and fun! I love the big wooden one! Your collection is something to crow about!

  9. Hi Yvonne, Thank you! I shall definitely crow away πŸ˜‰

  10. I loved your roosters. I collected those white geese back in the day… I am definitely a boomer and caring for my Mom in her home… I loved all your wit and funny wisdom. Made me think of my gramma’s poem that hung on her kitchen wall.

    “Said the little red rooster to the little red hen, ‘You haven’t laid an egg in who knows when.’ === Said the little red hen to the little red rooster, ‘You haven’t come around as often as you use-ter.'”

    Take care.Thanks for visiting Oatmeal and Whimsy.

  11. Hi Gayla, Thank you for popping by. πŸ˜‰

    • Ruby
    • August 7, 2010

    Great post. I liked the grandkids toys too. And the vintage S&P found at the antique shop.

  12. Hi Ruby, Thank you. I have to admit – the grandkid toys are always favorites of mine as well. We are having a lot of fun with Webkinz activities for grandparents and their grandchildren around here! πŸ™‚

  13. Hi Linda, Sounds like some very delightful country rooster collectibles. I bet you’ll find the hen eventually and what a fun rooster/hen treasure hunt for you. πŸ™‚ If you haven’t already done so, you might check out the list at Barb’s Bella Vista Rooster blog party site. There are so many cute rooster collectibles you might spot what you are looking for and, hopefully, the owner will know where to get more. πŸ™‚

    • Aunt Linda
    • August 7, 2010

    I have a handsome tin rooster that often sits on our fireplace mantle. In the spring he’s joined by two tin chicks I found and purchased later. My frustration is that I cannot find a tin hen to complete this little family!

  14. Hi Kim, He is a cutie, isn’t he? Do love those rooster dishes! I’ll have to watch for them closer to home. Thanks so much for stopping by! πŸ™‚

    • Kim Beldowski
    • August 7, 2010

    You have some cute roosters, the trivet is my favorite. But that running rooster on the plate is a hoot πŸ™‚
    I look forward to getting to know you better.

  15. What a cute rooster post! So neat that you included your family in on the fun! Love the rooster from the toy box!!


  16. Hi Katherine, Thank you πŸ™‚ And thanks for popping by! πŸ™‚

  17. I thoroughly enjoyed your whole post, and recognized a lot of roosters from my past too! What a lot of good ideas too, and we Grandmas can always use creative ideas for spending time with our grandchildren, thanks~

  18. Hi Kathy, Thank you! I’m headed off with grand-twins and grand-big-bro today and planning on using one or two myself today πŸ™‚ Have a lovely week.

  19. Hi Kaye,

    Great roosters! That first wooden one is awesome. We are having a rooster art exhibition so I was researching roosters and found your site- nice work! Here’s the link if you want to check out our roosters

    Queen Gallery

  20. Thank you. Your exhibit looks quite interesting πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  21. Kaye, WOW! You really do have a lot of Roosters. What an awesome post. I have a few.

    Thank you so much for stopping by and for your encouraging comments; I am so happy that you enjoyed your time at Oregon Gifts.


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