Monday, August 8, 2016

French Rooster Chest...~ luv ~

Many years ago....about 15,
a local department store here in our town went out of business.

Everything, all their fixtures, furniture, EVERYthing had to go.

I had eyed this French chest in their dish department...
it always had the prettiest french dishes displayed on it.

It is hand painted by a local artist
and when I found out they were going to sell it,
I was all over it like WHITE on RICE.

The artist painted the French Rooster on the chest
and then added these wooden pieces to give the effect of
a Rooster Cage...

I've enjoyed it as much if not more than any other piece of furniture I own.

these next few photos are olden and horrible pictures....

over the years, I've had a lot of different things on top...

 This was when I was really into COFFEE SACKS...

here I used a few Mackenzie Childs pieces...
 (sorry for another horrible pic..)

It's fun to decorate the top with something different from time to time...

 I just finished doing a new display on it that I am liking a lot ...for now...

 This was on my desk in the living room, where it SHOULD BE...
since it holds envelopes, stamps and the such...

 ...but I like it in here for a change...'s just fun to look at...

A new pic of precious STACY and her prince, JENT
sharing a soda...
 I love this so much....
(taking a pic of a pic thru the glass and hence the glare..)

Love, bj say you are hungry...??
me, too

I think I'll make these tonight...

1 cup creamy OR crunchy peanut butter
1 cup sugar
1 egg
Mix all together, drop by teaspoon onto cookie sheet.
Make criss-cross pattern on top of ea cookie with fork dipped in sugar.
Bake 350 for 10 minutes
some peanut butters are more oily than others...
if YOURS is pretty oily, throw in a tablespoon or so of FLOUR....



  1. What a cute piece, I can tell you really love it! Try adding butterscotch chips to those cookies, you won't be sorry!!


    1. That sounds like a "tasty" addition to these "traditional" treats, dear Lady Trisha...
      and hello from Marshville...
      We seldom bake anymore... so, we will tell my Sister your info on these cookies (she likes butter-scotch).

  2. What a lovely piece of furniture. I love how you decorate it differently, changes the look dramatically.

    God bless.

  3. What an amazing buy you purchased - I love it! Liked the MC pieces on the table, but they all look so good.

    WOW those cookies sure look good, maybe I will make some.

    Have a great week. I just want to tell you that your header is so pretty with all the beautiful colors in it.
    Great job.


  4. My Mom used to make Peanut butter cookies for us...
    A nice-looking cabinet (lots of "Character" too)
    A great week to you and yours,dear Lady...

  5. As always, dear Lady... your blog is one of the most "pleasant and Up-lifting" that we view..
    We often enjoy looking over you posts when we are felling a bit low... Thank you !!

  6. Love that cabinet -- what a find! And the best use of those "word/sign pictures" that I've ever seen. Your recipe has me longing for the days when we could eat sugar at will in this family. (I do save a lot of time by not baking.) (Yeah, right, and I'm also very good at pretending to find the good in every situation -- LOL)

  7. What a delightful furniture find!
    I would have grabbed up that "rooster piece" too . . .
    I like your current arrangement . . ,
    Easy Peasy Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe . . . thanks

  8. Wait a few years and Sears will be having a very nice closing sale too.

    I always feel kind of sorry for them. But their CEO/owner doesn't know how to run a business. They like to do everything but rather weak. Shoe selection is boring, electronics are gone from mine now, appliances I hear have to be special ordered (who wants to wait?) and all of their tools/lawn stuff can be found with more selection at Lowes and HD.

  9. BJ,
    That is one gorgeous French Rooster Chest, dear friend!
    Your displays throughout time are stunning!
    LOVE the photo of your daughter and her sweet hubby!
    Give my best to "Mr.Sweet", too!

  10. Love the rooster cabinet! It looks so good with what ever you put on top of it. I can't wait to try those peanut butter cookies. My grands will love making them.


  11. Love the chest! 3 ingredient cookies! Yes, I will have to try those...

  12. BJ your rooster chest is beyond adorable - 3 things I have and I will try them, wow is that an easy recipe!

  13. You have such beautiful Country Chic things at your home. Enjoy your week bj!

  14. No wonder you wanted that lovely cabinet, BJ. It is a special piece! I like all the ways you've decorated it, each different and special. I love the colour of the chest - just the right note of country French!

  15. What a beautiful cabinet! I can see why you wanted it! Love all your decorations on it from time to time.

  16. Love the French chest! Those peanut butter looks good too...Love anything with peanut butter..I even eat it by the spoonful right out of the jar!

  17. Your French chest is lovely. Love the way you have decorated it. I too make the peanut butter cookies with only the three ingredients I do use a sugar substitute instead of real sugar. I also eat a spoonful of peanut butter every once in while. Its raining here this morning and a lot cooler then it has been. My morning walk will have to be done indoors. Have a blessed day. Madeline

  18. That's a MAGNIFICENT piece of furniture! You were so lucky to be in the right place at the right time to buy it!

  19. That cabinet would look SO good in my kitchen! I LOVE it! Cute picture of Stacy and Jent! Have a blessed day dear B.J. AND I have made your cookie recipe SO many times:) Thanks for sharing it long ago and today!

  20. Great cookie recipe. I heart peanut butter cookies! And thanks for the flour tip.

    Good thing you and I weren't at the store at the same time or we would have had an unfortunate fuss up at the store! That's adorable!

  21. Hey BJ! Oh I just love your cabinet and have ever since I saw it the first time! Oh, peanut butter cookies are my favorite, how did you know! :) Hope you're doing well.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  22. Love that cabinet. And of course those peanut butter cookies have me again heading to the kitchen to start foraging. Reading your blog is a hazard to my diet (but we must make sacrifices, so I'll be back!)

  23. A lovely cabinet. You have many ways of decorating it. The peanut cookies make me feel like snacking again.

  24. BJ, I love your painted cabinet. That MacKenzie-Childs display has me swooning! The true test of a piece of furniture is years of continuously styling with different looks and still loving it.
    Btw, I just backtracked, and absolutely adore the post on family. The photo of you with your daughter, side by side, wearing the squash blossom necklace, is a true gem. Happiest Anniversary to you and Mr. Sweet. I have two sisters who are approaching their 50th anniversaries and it makes me proud, as I'm sure you are of yours (rightfully so!). You have many blessings in your family.
    Rita C at Panoply

  25. Pretty chest and great new display. My hubby LOVES peanut butter cookies.


  26. I see why you like it. Stacey and her hubs are so cute.

  27. I see why you like it. Stacey and her hubs are so cute.

  28. This is such a great cabinet, BJ! When you have a piece you like its always fun to make it purdy!

    This is such a cool recipe---I have to make it for hubby soon so he stops eating spoonfuls of PB straight out of the jar!


  29. Hello dear bj, I LOVE your hand painted French chest. The rooster is the perfect subject. Smile. I would have bought it in a heartbeat. It made me smile to see all the changes your chest displayed thru the years. I do love the stationary box with all the words that I love to see. The PB cookies look good. I might be tempted to add a bit of flour though.

    Thank you so much for your faithful comments and linking to my Blue Monday posts while I was on vacation. I arrived home today... tired but very happy to have been with so much family these past two weeks.

    Have a wonderful week.
    Love, Jeanne
    PS. I didn't see a single 'horrible' photo. :)

  30. Love the evolution of your pretty rooster chest. Also loving that cute pic of Stacy too. How did the peanut butter cookies turn out? They look really good.

  31. Lovely piece of furniture that looks good however you use it. Have not made peanut butter cookies in "forever" ... maybe try that one.
    Great picture of Stacy and Jent. Reminds me of the old soda fountains and root beer floats.

  32. I love the added wood to make it look like a cage! Such a great piece of furniture. And your envelope, pen holder, those signs are becoming popular. Yours is so cute!

  33. that chest is so pretty---love it and that box you have sitting on top as well. OH my---you now have me craving peanut butter cookies!! ha ha ha LOL I already made an old fashioned layer cake today....surely I should not make the cookies as well??! right?? LOL

  34. that chest is so pretty---love it and that box you have sitting on top as well. OH my---you now have me craving peanut butter cookies!! ha ha ha LOL I already made an old fashioned layer cake today....surely I should not make the cookies as well??! right?? LOL

  35. Oh bj, the rooster chest is a beautiful, and artful piece of furniture. I don't remember ever seeing it on your blog, but I so loved seeing it today. The McKenzie-Child's display was so pretty, but I love the way you have it displayed currently. Love the picture of your girl and her sweetie, too. As for the cookies...yes, please!!

  36. The rooster chest is so pretty. It has it's own style. The Mackenzie Childs pieces are good but I do like your new pieces. Nice post.


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xo bj