Hen-on-nest dishes

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by gryeyes, Dec 21, 2010.

  1. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    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?

  2. annaraven

    annaraven Born this way

    Apr 15, 2010
    SillyCon Valley
    I collect teapots and tea cozys. I've been trying to resist the urge to get more but I may just break down... ;-)
  3. Knock Kneed Hen

    Knock Kneed Hen California Dream'in Chickens

    Feb 15, 2010
    So. Cal.
    Quote:I love those! Bet it's a pretty collection. I have an old bird on a nest dish but no chickens [​IMG]
    Look forward to seeing a pic of your collection.
  4. BigIslandChicks

    BigIslandChicks Songster

    Nov 10, 2010
    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! [​IMG] Dh also brought home a rooster pot holder in red/yellow/green. I have been on the lookout for cute chicken stuff! [​IMG]
    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 [​IMG] i did not buy it but i still want it! [​IMG] why? i m not sure but i think it has something to do with the reason that DH calls me a crazy chicken lady! [​IMG]

  5. HHandbasket

    HHandbasket The Chickeneer

    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".
  6. eggchel

    eggchel Crowing Premium Member

    Dec 26, 2006
    Both Coasts
    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.

  7. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Here is my current collection. Plus one large one at work, which holds taffy for visitors to my cubicle.

    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!....
    Last edited: Dec 21, 2010

  8. HHandbasket

    HHandbasket The Chickeneer


  9. rufus

    rufus Crowing

    May 17, 2007
    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.


  10. missred871

    missred871 Eggxhausted Momma

    May 5, 2010
    Perry GA

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