Monday, March 15, 2010


Our kitchen table is laid for Easter.
Serina will be home early next week, and I like to keep the house ready for homecoming queen.
I have gathered hens, cocks and chickens for decades. Many are antique, other are home made.
Darling daughter has carved out the tiny wood cock, and signed her name on its tale.
There are different explanations as to why poultry seems to have such great influence in Scandinavian Easter celebration. Again the link between spring and new life. The hen and the eggs are ancient fertility symbols. Where as the rooster points at Peter's fall in Gethsemane. Mathew 26: "
34Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, That this night, before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice."

Once more pagan and Christian culture live side by side. Yet we celebrate Easter or paske as we say, at the same time of the year when the Jews are celebrating their
First Sunday after first full moon after the veronal equinox. And we like to eat our Easter lamb.

Originated by MaryT, check hers for today


Debbie Petras said...

My Felisol, you do have a wide assortment that you've collected. I love how you long for each visit with your Serena. She is greatly loved by her mama; that's for sure.

Thank you for your words of comfort and wisdom to me. We are all moved now but still not settled. The garage is filled to overflowing with unpacked boxes. But little by little I'll get to it. I think I'll find that I may not need much of the stuff I accumulated over the years. However, I want all my photo albums; that's for sure.

Love and blessings to you,

Terry said...

oh felisol...i will have to show mom golden this post ...on her own computer when i see her.
when she was in her 40's, i started to buy her hen and rooster egg cups and she loved them so much, now she is buying everything she can that has roosters on...salt and pepper shakers, tea towels, pot holders, and even a tea pot or two..

i am so glad that the princess, yours and gunnar's homecoming queen will soon be home. i always feel so good when your family is all together....COMPLETE!!!
have a great ruby tuesday my terry

Carletta said...

How beautiful they are! My Mom collected chickens for a long time. She has a house full.
I enlarged the image to find Serina's. How precious it sits among all the others.
Enjoy her visit!

Ralph said...

Plenty of chickens, hens and roosters, for the look of life in Spring, for Easter. The look is light and amusing, a wonderful welcome home to Serina. A lovely look at a beautiful place setting...

Chubskulit Rose said...

Wow, so many easter displays!

MY Ruby Tuesday

Eaton Bennett aka Berenice Albrecht said...

Hi Felisol, Gorgeous Ruby Tuesday, and marvelous collection of chickens.
As always, the photos of your home and life are absolutely delightful.

fond regards,

Kim, USA said...

Oh my you have great collection. It's very colorful and I so love it.

RT~What a deal

ellen b said...

What a great collection and interesting correlation between the Rooster and Easter. I'm sure that cock has crowed on my shortcomings many a time too. I'm happy that I'm forgiven as Peter was. Later this week I'll be pulling out my Easter goodies. We bake a Russian Easter bread that some call Paska. We call it kulich. Our Easter is called Paska also...

Amrita said...

Oh my just opening this page brought on such asplash of color, beauty and artistry.

You have laid out such a beautiful , welcoming and symbolic table for the family to enjoy and celebrate the resurrection.

I have a small chicken and egg from Russia which I bought from a missionary sale and a friend from America gave me tiny China-made chicks and eggs. I like to out them out.

Easter is celebrated in India in a very sombre and solmn way. We decorate our churches with palm leaves on Palm Sunday, them have hot cross buns on Good Friday. People have a breakfast of hard boiled eggs and buns after Easter Dawn services.

I like the Norwegian customs. Serina did a brilliant job with her carving

Robin said...

You always have the most marvelous holiday decorations. What a treat for all of us that you share them, and your traditions, with your readers.

What a shame that the grove burned. Was it in the Carmel Forest near Haifa? There was a terrible fire there a few years ago.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

ceramic chickens
saucy glass roosters crowing—
resurrection day!

No ruby breakfast

Auntie E said...

haven't prepared my table yet, yours looks great. Love all the roosters. Happy RT
My Ruby Link for you

nonizamboni said...

Wonderful post and collection! Its such a peaceful, beautiful time of year as we celebrate resurrection and renewal. Enjoy your holiday with your daughter too :O)

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

I love your display & your collection!I always enjoy the info you share with us .I hope you have a great visit with your daughter.

♥ Kathy said...

My son is crazy for roosters :) Happy Ruby Tuesday!

Marice said...

wow those are really beautiful :) perfect for the season!

u may view mine here

John Cowart said...

What an impressive collection of chickens; Col. Sanders would love it at your house.

Constance said...

I love your collection! I have a couple of chickens, one is a covered glass dish and the other is a rooster perched on a shelf next to an egg thermometer and a small basket. I am sure you will enjoy your visit with the Homecoming Queen! Happy Wednesday from Texas!

Crown of Beauty said...

Such a lovely collection of hens and roosters!

What an art lover you are, dear Felisol.

Wishing you an advance Happy Resurrection Sunday in advance.

And happy vernal equinox as well, on March 21, which officially marks the arrival of spring in the western hemisphere!


Annie Jeffries said...

My heart just exploded with happiness when I saw this, Elise. Lord knows, I needed that sort of explosion today.

Patti said...

Beautiful collection of hens and roosters. What fun! And perfect for Easter decorating.
I hope you and your family had a blessed Easter, Felisol.

Nice to hear from you today.