Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Do Roosters Bring Good Luck?

Do Roosters Bring Good Luck?

For years I’ve always heard that roosters in the kitchen bring good luck. Well, I don’t know about this, but several years ago my Mother got me and my two married sisters a metal rooster figurine. They were very colorful, made of metal, the tail feathers were quite springy and they stood up on their skinny metal legs.

Let’s face it. They were….downright tacky, or so I thought at the time. I wasn’t sure if she had given them to us as a gag gift, which she was surely capable of….or as a meaningful gift, or just wrapping up something for us to have at the Christmas dinner.

One year she gave all her daughters the “Epilady.” If you don’t remember this neat little item, just take my word for it. The single most pain-inducing invention known, neatly packaged and disguised as the “perfect Christmas gift.”

We all had a lot of fun with our roosters. We proudly displayed them for a while and then at some point, mine anyway, got removed from the kitchen and packed away or sold at a yard sale. I’m not sure what happened to it and now that my Mother is gone, I sort of wish I had the thing back. She did have a great sense of “quiet humor.” You didn’t hear her laugh out loud a lot, but you could see the twinkle in her eye.

As I’ve matured through the years, I’ve come to see more and more that there is a long tradition of displaying roosters in the kitchen as a good luck charm. Roosters are everywhere! They are made of metal, ceramic, porcelain, stoneware, etc. You not only find them as single roosters, but even pairs of them!

So we’ve decided at Trendy Tree to jump on the bandwagon and bring you this lovely set of roosters! Perfect for bringing good luck to your household. It must be true, because it’s all over the internet! These guys would make a lovely wedding gift))
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These roosters are so colorful and the positioning of the heads has been captured perfectly. You may wonder how I know that….well, this country girl remembers quite well what roosters look like in the yard. They will crow at the first sneak peek of a sunrise no matter how much you would like to sleep  late. They will strut around the yard, just daring you to chase them away.

I grew up on a farm, and my parents for a while raised chickens and sold eggs. Now, I’m not talking about having a few chickens running around in the yard and selling a dozen eggs at the local country store. They had thousands of chickens in chicken houses and sold eggs by the truckload.

In each of these chicken houses…..there were the ever present regal roosters. They scared the life out of me. I did everything I could to stay away from them and honest to goodness, occasionally one would try to run me out of the chicken house. Talk about watching where you step…..going barefoot had a whole new meaning back then as compared to my grands running around the yard now with no shoes.

Anyway, if my Mother was still alive today, I would gift her these roosters and I’m sure we would have a big laugh, but she would cherish them and proudly display them in her kitchen. Isn’t that right Mother))))

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