Friday, July 31, 2009


Okay, I know this might not be everyone's cup of tea, but I kinda like the idea of chickens in the kitchen. (Say that 10 times fast.) My grandmother loves chickens but more of the colorful, printed-on-country-curtains type so maybe that's where I get it from. She's a sassy lady and I feel like we're kindred spirits sometimes.

Anyway, when I was hunting around in DE one weekend and buying up a bunch of milk glass, I came across a few chicken covered dishes. Cute, but where would I put them? I left them behind. Of course, like always, I later I decided that I wanted them after all and sent my mom back to pick up a couple. I just think they're cute especially the little one.

Then I realized I have the perfect shelf for them! The only thing accumulating here was clutter so I cleared it out ...

... and my two chickens now have homes. The perfect little perch for them to watch us cook dinner.

I wanted to scream when I washed this little hen because the paint started peeling right off when I washed it! Oh well ... If it was worth something, it probably isn't now.

But wait, there are two empty spaces left! I've sent mom back to the store to pick up the last little bird at the store. That left one more space. I fell in love with this little bird on eBay, but I've given up on eBay. I usually don't want to pay the price when combined with shipping and when I do, lately I've had terrible luck there. The pieces arrive broken or not as expected. Its disappointing. This seller didn't offer insurance, so no deal. Bye, bye birdie!

I hoped that I might find that last dish at a flea market this weekend at the D.C. Big Flea. Rows and rows and rows of vendors. I didn't go in June, but I had a great time when I went in March. However, I'm still waiting to hear about on funeral plans and there's a strong possibility I'll have to skip it again. Yesterday, my mom called me at work and told me that's she'd picked up not 1, but 3 chickens. So I may miss the flea market, but at least I have my chickens!

About the Medieval Illuminations class ... Your comments of encouragement now have me seriously considering it! ;-)

Have a good weekend!


  1. Melanie, all eBay sellers are required to make sure your item actually reaches you and all in one piece. Even if they state "no refunds" in the auction description, you can still get a refund as long as you pay through PayPal. And you can get a refund for a broken item even if the item was not insured. You might be required to return the broken item to the seller but your original shipping costs and the price of the item will be refunded by PayPal. First contact your seller to see if they will refund without involving PayPal but if they won't cooperate by voluntarily issuing a refund, file a "Significantly Not As Described" claim with PayPal.

  2. Ilove your Hens on a Nest, and have those same ones, including the little bird. Sadly, mu collection lives in a cardboard box in the garage

  3. love the hens, i really like them in white too! so cute on the little shelves, they look like they were made for them!

  4. I am glad that you got your hens!

  5. My mom gave my sisters and I some of those very chickens when we each moved out on our own. They came from my grandma. I keep mine in my kitchen too. I keep sugar for my coffee in mine. Good luck finding your last one!


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