Slim and Franke

Slim and Franke

Friday, April 09, 2010

BROWN PAPER PACKAGES TIED UP WITH STRINGS





........These are a few of my favorite things.

I took a survey recently about raising chickens. There was an inquiry on the survey regarding the type of chicken collectibles I might own. As I began to look around my home at the things I have acquired and the gifts others have given me I was astounded at the number of chicken knick-knacks that fill our home. These four pictures are only the tip of the iceberg.

Some people keep their collections in glass cases and some scatter the items throughout their homes. Once word is out that you collect something, you will begin to receive those items for every occasion. I don't seem to tire of my chicken collection but I know a lot of people wish they had never started collecting. Can you relate to this post? If so, what do you collect?

I missed my eighth week update yesterday but let me assure you today that I am still exercising and still feeling GREAT!

17 comments:

  1. I collect angels. But not cute Hallmark store angels - great folk art or pottery angels. Yes - not that I'm not appreciative of any gift, but I have received my share of cutesy ones. Sigh.

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  2. I was an avid Pepsi collector for years. My whole computer room was nothing but Pepsi items. I even did a blog about it. Well about a year ago I got tired of it all and sold everything (with the exception of what my kids and husband kept) at an auction. I didn't get nearly what I had in it but at least all the clutter was gone from my house. I also collect Blue Santas. My mother bought me a blue Santa back in 1995 in New Hampshire. Blue being my favorite color and Hut "helping" Santa at Christmas, well I was on a venture to find "blue" Santas. I have close to 100. And then after my Pepsi craze I started in on Santa& Mrs. Claus. I probably have about 10 sets so far with a few elves thrown in. Of course looking at my kitchen there are a few things I could send you for you collection, lol.

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  3. I used to collect turtles but insisted on only ones smaller than the palm of my hand. I still have them in a basket and as soon as grandchildren get old enough to leave them alone I will put them out again.

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  4. Anyone that names their chicken Mr. Gibson would definately have a few in their house:)

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  5. I love the kettle! Too cute!

    I don't really collect anything -- I think it's because my tastes are so eclectic that I can't settle for just one type of thing - lol!

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  6. There are some lovely things there.

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  7. Oh what memories came flooding in. My aunt and uncle used to own a chicken (egg) farm. We would go visit and my cousins would ask if we wanted to help collect the eggs. We thought it was great fun collecting hundreds and hundreds of eggs by hand... little did we know it was their way of getting our of doing their chores... Go figure.. (smiles) They had hundreds of eggs and chicken memorabilia in their house as we all would get them eggsactly what they all crowed about... chickens! I love your collection 9or the part you showed) Have a cock-a-doodle-do day! Blessings to you and yours. Love and Light, Nina P

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  8. I can totally relate - I collect stuffed animal cats, bears and bunnies. We're trying to limit new purchases because we're both adults and it seems socially irresponsible! I also love the 80s toys I had as a kid - several years ago my bro found Strawberry Shortcake dolls and pets for me on ebay, and I will never part with them!

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  9. My mother in law loves penguins, but regrets ever mentioning this.

    I don't collect knick-knacks.

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  10. Congrats on keeping up the exercise!
    My Daughter once mentioned she liked Tweety Bird, n for a decade was unindated with bright yellow huge bird heads on everything! poor kid...
    I collect alot of things- mostly model horses, n books, n have so many I need another room for them- they are mostly packed up in boxes until I have a larger place.

    I really like that teakettle! The chefs are great too- Your lucky to get to use your nifty things all day-
    (I'd hate to wear it out-)

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  11. Adorable!!!! I collect funny signs and they're all over my place.

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  12. Love your chickens! I collect quotes, so I have a bunch of journals filled with anything from billboards, TV, movies and things friends/family have said that made me smile, laugh or impacted me in some way.

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  13. As if I have to tell you - FROGS!!

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  14. I don't know how it happened but one of my daughter in-law's started collecting chickens before they were married. Even the dessert at their rehearsal dinner had a stuffed chicken on it. You're right, everyone gave them chickens and they finally had to tell everyone to stop. No more chickens. Pretty funny.
    Congrats on your determination to keep going on the excercise.
    My wife wants to know what breed the chicken is below. The top pic. We have two of that breed. They are from last falls broilers. They threw in the obligatory two exotics and now we're stuck with two really big chickens. At least one is a rooster and he's crabbier than me.

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  15. Cliff -- To answer Marilyn's question: That rooster Chicklet II is a mixture of a father rooster named Daryl (who is an exotic oriental mix) and probably an egg of one of our Red Sex-Links. The broody hen that sat on the eggs was a Silky mix but I don't think Chicklet II came out of Elenore Hen's egg because he is too big. I guess we'll just have to call him a freak of nature but he's a pretty boy anyway. So far he is too young to compete with Jack Bauer, our Araucauna Rooster or his father Daryl, the Japanese mix so he's not an aggressive guy. We have to get rid of mean roosters because the grand kids fear them. I can kick them high and far (the roosters,not the grand kids:)

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  16. I used to collect apples many years ago until my husband gave me an apple for my BIRTHDAY!?? I then realized I hated apples.....then I fell in love with roosters, but didn't let word get out......I STILL love my roosters and wish I HAD let it slip out....never satisfied...lol

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  17. PEZ and apparently jobs.

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