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post #1 of 60
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You know, those glass candy dishes, with the hen that lifts off the bottom "nest" piece, or the smaller ones, for salt?

I've suddenly started collecting 'em.  Not interested in rooster things, but those hens on nest dishes just call out to me. 

I've got a lovely wooden hutch with glass shelves and doors, and a light inside to illuminate them.

There are a few other hen dish things that I've collected, like larger, covered casserole dishes, or deviled egg platters.  Found a really cute, hatching chick salt & pepper set, too. 

I'll start taking photos to add to this thread, this week.

So, who else collects stuff like this?

-- Linda (AKA: gryeyes)
I refuse to fight a battle of wits with an unarmed person.

Buncha Outdoor PET chickens, ducks, five Toulouse geese, and four turkeys....so far. Plus 2 wiener dogs, some bunnies and a rescue cat which owns me. Oh. And a house silkie....

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Great fun, Great Prizes & GREAT friends! 
5th Annual BYC Easter Hatch-a-long!

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-- Linda (AKA: gryeyes)
I refuse to fight a battle of wits with an unarmed person.

Buncha Outdoor PET chickens, ducks, five Toulouse geese, and four turkeys....so far. Plus 2 wiener dogs, some bunnies and a rescue cat which owns me. Oh. And a house silkie....

Grab some eggs & Join us! 
Great fun, Great Prizes & GREAT friends! 
5th Annual BYC Easter Hatch-a-long!

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post #2 of 60

I collect teapots and tea cozys. I've been trying to resist the urge to get more but I may just break down... ;-)

Anna
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post #3 of 60
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Originally Posted by gryeyes 

You know, those glass candy dishes, with the hen that lifts off the bottom "nest" piece, or the smaller ones, for salt?

I've suddenly started collecting 'em.  Not interested in rooster things, but those hens on nest dishes just call out to me. 

I've got a lovely wooden hutch with glass shelves and doors, and a light inside to illuminate them.

There are a few other hen dish things that I've collected, like larger, covered casserole dishes, or deviled egg platters.  Found a really cute, hatching chick salt & pepper set, too. 

I'll start taking photos to add to this thread, this week.

So, who else collects stuff like this?


I love those!  Bet it's a pretty collection.  I have an old bird on a nest dish but no chickens sad
Look forward to seeing a pic of your collection.

Swedish Flower Hens
 

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Swedish Flower Hens
 

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post #4 of 60

lately i have been finding chicken stuff everywhere! my hubby got a bunch of handmade stockings last year at a yard sale and we each picked one this year to replace our old ones and i realized after i hung it up that it has a white leghorn rooster on the heal, its just mixed flower prints but the roo was hiding in there! also inside some tin santa lanterns i got at the dump, inside one has a little ceramic bell that is a little boat captain with a hen on his hat. then the other day my DH and DD went to the thrift store and she picked out a ceramic barred rock rooster, a little chipped but so cute and i love that they think of me! love Dh also brought home a rooster pot holder in red/yellow/green.  I have been on the lookout for cute chicken stuff! smile
so back to what gryeyes was talking about - with the little nest part and what not... i almost made DH late for work because i saw one of those in the thrift store - it was the little hen on the nest with eggs for the salt and pepper. so cute but it was missing an egg hit i did not buy it but i still want it! hu why? i m not sure but i think it has something to do with the reason that DH calls me a crazy chicken lady! D

mommy to 2 DD's, married to my love, my DH 
my birds-  trio of bantam cochins, three BR hens, 1 SLW rooster, 4 EE hens, 1 production red. pair of muscovy ducks, 2 black sex link pullets 4 roosters (about to go to freezer camp) 2 oeg bantams, pair of silver phoenix and 1 gold pullet. and a couple of kauai feral chickens(2 hens 1 roo)

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mommy to 2 DD's, married to my love, my DH 
my birds-  trio of bantam cochins, three BR hens, 1 SLW rooster, 4 EE hens, 1 production red. pair of muscovy ducks, 2 black sex link pullets 4 roosters (about to go to freezer camp) 2 oeg bantams, pair of silver phoenix and 1 gold pullet. and a couple of kauai feral chickens(2 hens 1 roo)

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post #5 of 60

Remember Jeannie's bottle from I Dream Of Jeannie?  Well, it was actually a Jim Beam bottle, very popular in the 60s, and they came in 4 colors:  The original smoke color (without a handle), then decanters WITH a handle in red, clear, and turquoise.  I have one in every color, actually two in the smoke and two in the red (the red coating on the glass chips off over time, tho).  I also have the I Dream Of Jeannie lunchbox, two of the I Dream Of Jeannie cookie jars, a Jeannie Barbie as well as her Evil Sister Jeannie Barbie.  Oh yeah, and I have I Dream Of Jeannie salt & pepper shakers.

Hehehe I should start a blog called, "I Collect Useless Stuff".

Living in the Sierras, raising chickens, groovin' on alpacas, growing food, loving my fabulous husband, and closer than ever to living my ideal dream!

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Living in the Sierras, raising chickens, groovin' on alpacas, growing food, loving my fabulous husband, and closer than ever to living my ideal dream!

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post #6 of 60

Oh,  I used to have a few of those glass hens on nests.  The prettiest one was very large and made of pink depression glass.  Hmmmm I wonder if I still have it packed away some where.  I'd love to see pictures of yours.



Chel

post #7 of 60
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Here is my current collection.  Plus one large one at work, which holds taffy for visitors to my cubicle.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/41679_henonnestdishcollection.jpg

I'm bidding on a couple more of the little salt cellar sized ones right now, so hope to have a few more in a while.

..it's like adding chicks to my flock, I can't stop myself!....


Edited by gryeyes - 12/21/10 at 9:49pm

-- Linda (AKA: gryeyes)
I refuse to fight a battle of wits with an unarmed person.

Buncha Outdoor PET chickens, ducks, five Toulouse geese, and four turkeys....so far. Plus 2 wiener dogs, some bunnies and a rescue cat which owns me. Oh. And a house silkie....

Grab some eggs & Join us! 
Great fun, Great Prizes & GREAT friends! 
5th Annual BYC Easter Hatch-a-long!

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-- Linda (AKA: gryeyes)
I refuse to fight a battle of wits with an unarmed person.

Buncha Outdoor PET chickens, ducks, five Toulouse geese, and four turkeys....so far. Plus 2 wiener dogs, some bunnies and a rescue cat which owns me. Oh. And a house silkie....

Grab some eggs & Join us! 
Great fun, Great Prizes & GREAT friends! 
5th Annual BYC Easter Hatch-a-long!

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post #8 of 60

RESIST THE DISH!!!

Hehehehe.

Living in the Sierras, raising chickens, groovin' on alpacas, growing food, loving my fabulous husband, and closer than ever to living my ideal dream!

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Living in the Sierras, raising chickens, groovin' on alpacas, growing food, loving my fabulous husband, and closer than ever to living my ideal dream!

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post #9 of 60

We have a large hen on a nest container that we bought in Mexico.  They are used to keep the tortillas warm.  As they are made, they are wrapped in a dish towel and stowed in the hen.  It keeps them warm and moist until dinner time.

Rufus

post #10 of 60

you might like this, I have never seen such a tiny one and WITH A CHICKEN SPOON too!!! you gotta see this! lol it is adorable!


http://cgi.ebay.com/HEN-NEST-SALT-DISH-w-SPOON-Westmoreland-Glass-LID-nr-/360329751652?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item53e553ac64

More birds than I care to count... just reminds me of the feed bill.... 5yo DD, 5yo pup, 8yo pup, and 5 yo kitty
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=6827544#p6827544 < <<<< BEAD SWAP!
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More birds than I care to count... just reminds me of the feed bill.... 5yo DD, 5yo pup, 8yo pup, and 5 yo kitty
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=6827544#p6827544 < <<<< BEAD SWAP!
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