Decorating with Roosters
Even though we often think of roosters in the kitchen as a part of Americana, the idea of rooster home decor didn’t originate in the United States. The roosters I remember in my Grandmother’s kitchen were a connection for her to her younger years spent in Italy. Today you can find rooster kitchen decor in clocks, rugs, ceramic canisters, covers for burners… almost everywhere in the kitchen. The brightly colored rooster brings life to your kitchen even if the walls are painted with muted tones. Even in an ultra modern kitchen, the image of a rooster can make a connection with visitors and evoke feelings of comfort.
Rooster Kitchen Towels
Rooster kitchen towels are an inexpensive accessory for your kitchen, but their bright colors (mostly) grab the attention of anyone who crosses your kitchen threshold. Some say that the devil is in the details. If you are working toward a country rooster look, you’ll find that this little item works nicely to bring things together.
Some folks use these towels mostly for show, but I always end up grabbing them and putting them to work. Plus, I can’t stand having wet hands after I wash them.
Rooster Kitchen Curtains
Rooster curtains for kitchen decor that feels like home!
You know that if you are going to decorate your kitchen in a rooster theme, you’ve got to consider some rooster themed country curtains. The curtains are often one of the last things that a casual do-it-yourself designer thinks about. When your ready to add just the right curtains as a finishing touch, check out these nifty rooster curtains.
Ever seen a rooster get “stuck” before?
One funny rooster video coming up.
I’m not sure if this rooster is an over-achiever or if he just needs a nudge! This is funny to watch, but I’ll bet the neighbors are less than thrilled with this guy.
Rooster Wall Clocks
There are rooster kitchen clocks to suit pretty much any taste. I much prefer the classic, more toned down look, but as you can see here, there are also kitchen clocks for people who like their roosters to look a little more “out there”. My favorites are the Chanticleer Wall clock (there’s just something about those Roman numerals that I like) and the Country Rooster Wall clock that has an antique finish look. I also like that they’re big enough to see from across the kitchen. My kids love the Bird-A-Tude and requested it for their room! One of the great things about collecting, or designing around a broad theme, like roosters, is that you have enough wiggle room to show off your creative side. It is way more than just buying a bunch of things that look like some particular item. You’ve got to get a little bit of personality involved if you really want it to be fun!
More Roosters in the Kitchen
Hard to find country decor
There are so many “little things” that you can add to a rooster themed kitchen, and most of them are not very expensive. Once you start getting into a certain theme, you start noticing all sorts of things that you’d like to add. For this section, I thought I’d show off some of the things I’ve had a hard time finding in my local stores. Even though there are a lot of rooster lovers out there, shelf space is limited in the “real” world, and little knick knacks like these often get pushed aside for bigger sellers. I was thrilled to find a round rooster rug. I’ve never seen one of those where I live. Likewise, I thought the rooster night light was extremely cool! If you are really ready to commit to the rooster theme, be sure to check out the mosaic backsplash. I love it!
Don’t do this to YOUR tile
I was looking at the backsplash shown above, and it reminded me of another story involving my grandmother. According to family legend, my grandfather had quite the temper… especially if he had a few too many. There was a noticeable chip in the glass tile that adorned my grandmother’s kitchen wall. The story goes that she really ticked her husband off one day and he launched a bottle of wine across the kitchen. It made the chip and it was never repaired. Considering that he was a tile setter and the one who put up all of that tile, leaving it that way never made sense to me. I never got to meet my grandfather. He passed away years before I was born. Somehow though, in some weird way, when I looked at that damaged wall, I felt like I got a little glimpse into a story from the past.
Rooster Wall Decor
Decorate that wall! You’ve thought of almost every other nook and cranny, that’s when its time to get creative with that oh so valuable wall space. You simply cannot leave the walls bare when you are trying to show off a them (like roosters). Rooster wall clocks are a great way to finish things off.
Decorative Roosters on eBay
Do you love the vintage look of older rooster decor? Then you better head out to some estate sales being held at farms. Or, you could just check out what is for sale on eBay. I love looking here for unusual older items that you would never find in stores today. This is also where you can sometimes find skilled home based crafters showing off their wares. Even if you don’t intend to buy anything, these really are fun to look at when your dreaming of your next kitchen update.