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Monday, November 14, 2011

Roosters and Chicken Wire

This awesome old white Rooster found at an Estate sale this year, just peaked my interest in adding new "Roos" to my old collection of Roosters. It has been fired once and is a wonderful unpainted matt finish. He may get painted one of these days. I still have some of my old roosters, but added several new ones this year for my Harvest decorations. At one time, I even had a Rooster wallpaper border in my kitchen.

Country Living featured Chicken Wire Cloches that looked so neat in the kitchen. Being expensive and hard to fine, I just figured I could make them. I had chicken wire and all I needed was a form. I found an old lamp shade that would work and made this.
It does not have a top or bottom so it is very versatile ... 
great cloche to protect my fragile glass roosters.
(will do a tutorial at a later time). 

(Please click pictures to see a larger view)
This shelf is an antique shelf/table which can be displayed in several positions ... even folds out to make a table.
These two pictures above this shelf are circa 1872 ... a lithograph from the Illustrated Book of Poultry
by J.w. Ludlow.
I made this bell shaped Cloche  …. but the metal form was pretty heavy and really not the right shape but displayed nicely.  I added a huge wooden finial to the top and tied an old rusty key with raffia to that. Looks good teamed up with my rooster clock.

A friend wanted a chicken wire charger … OKAY, no biggie, so I made a chicken wire charger.
 I had everything I needed, so here it is with my awesome white Rooster with the Charger.
You can see the Chicken Wire Charger Tutorial Here

A big metal rooster, pumpkins and fruit make a nice center piece on my Harvest Table. 

Hope you enjoyed my Roosters and Chicken Wire.
I welcome your comments and questions.

Thanks … Audrey Z.  Timeless Treasures


  1. Fabulous displays of those roos! Love the chicken wire too. Thanks so much for sharing with my newbie party.

  2. You make my heart sing! You are the chicken wire Goddes!!!

  3. I found you at the Newbie party. I love your blog! I've been very interested in adding chicken wire to my roos...can't wait for your tutorial.

    Sharon @ mrshinesclass

  4. forgot to mention that I am now a follower of your blog.

    Sharon @ mrshinesclass

  5. I featured you today and my newbie party started early...I have lots going on these days and wanted to squeeze it in, just thought I would let your know:)

  6. Love all your decor! I stopped by from Debbiedoo's and so glad I did. I'm a new follower and look forward to getting to know you.

    Stop by and say hi when you can ~


  7. Hi Audrey, My name is Audrey too! We don't have opportunity to say that very often do we? Love your roosters and your chicken wire. New follower from Debbiedoo's.
    Audrey at

  8. I like your rooster and charger, very creative. I found you through Debbiedoos. Please drop by for a visit when you can. I'm a new follower!

  9. hi Sherry ... thanks for visiting Timeless Treasures and being a new follower. Heartwarming bio. Want to try the plaster look ... very interesting and thanks for the tips. Audrey Z

  10. I love the chicken wire! So creative!!!

    Thank you for stopping by remodelaholic and reading the dark wax tutorial I submitted! I have other tutorials on my blog, so I hope you get a chance to visit some time!

  11. Liking the chicken wire cloche. I have a lampshade similar to the one you I just need to pick up the wire!

  12. Hi Audrey, I am so glad you invited me to visit your blog...I hadn't found you yet! I started adding roosters to my kitchen recently and love this post! I especially like the fall centerpiece, so pretty! btw, your pictures are great! I am planning to take a photography class online through our local college this year to work on mine. :)


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