Monday, May 17, 2010

Keeping Hens


Delicious fresh eggs and lots of fun too!


Back in February I did a post on a favorite shop of mine in Lafayette called The Hen House.


The owner of the shop is Elizabeth,  known as "La Contessa".


Last week she invited my Mom and I over for pink champagne in her garden.


I had never been to her home but I imagined it would be pretty amazing based on her fabulous shop, Hen House.


Let's just say... " pretty amazing" doesn't begin to cover it!


It's so darn fabulous that pictures can hardly do it justice,


but you know me... 


I did my best!


I thought I'd begin the tour with the hen house in her back garden.  As you can see, it's no ordinary hen house.  It has a chandelier, a chaise lounge and a french style niche complete with mirror for preening.

There's La Contessa who I'll properly introduce you to tomorrow!

26 comments:

Hamptontoes said...

That is too much! I love her attention to detail! The hens have a pretty darn nice home. Looking forward to more about the hens and their "mom."

Seagrass Interiors said...

Can't wait to see more! I need to learn how to keep herbs alive before I move on to hens!

Melissa

PS
I promise to show more of the house! : ) I talked to E&J about hosting a bloggers brunch the next time they're on this coast! You'll definitely have to make a trip down if it actually happens!!! It would be so nice to put a face (more than a profile pic : ) with a blog!

kathi @ traybella said...

a chandelier in a hen house?? I LOVE IT!! those are some lucky hens! ;)
kathi

Tricia Rose said...

Good place for hen parties...

Kathysue said...

Terri, I love this, I have a friend that has hens and I would love to have a couple. The thought crosses my mind from time to time. This makes me want some even more. Then I could get my pretty blue eggs, that I love. I will be back tomorrow to meet the contessa, Kathysue

Lumo said...

What a fun place! I have worked with animals (horses) and have always appreciated good, spacious enviroment for the animals and always buy free range eggs, but have to say that I 've never seen a hen house with chandelier...

Karyn said...

Absolutely love it ! They are the luckiest hens in the world , do you think they appreciate it ?

Cashon&Co said...

okay, you have THE neatest adventures! I'm stuck in a humid city doing swim parties, receiving emails that my 7 year old is throwing spit wads in the bathroom, and toilet papering the neighbor's houses and you're sipping pink champagne along a hen with her own chandelier! Something's not right with this picture! haha!

Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

We kept chickens when I was a child - it was loads of fun and the eggs were sooooooo good.

Debby Lee said...

What lucky little hens! xo

A Perfect Gray said...

so much fun....

Tracy @ ComfortandLuxury said...

How fun! One of these days, I swear, I'm going to figure out how to keep chickens here in my tiny yard in the 'burbs. Looks like a great place... can't wait to see more!

Splendid Willow said...

Therese, if I type fast maybe this comment will stick...!!! Those chickens are living a very royal life, I must say! Never seen anything like it! My dream is to get a few chickens in my own backyard. Now that to me - is living well!

Love, Mon

Splendid Willow said...

Yeah! It worked!! I can comment again! I am doing the chicken dance! (:

La Dolfina said...

Oh Mon... I love you, you're so cute.
I just laughed out loud visualizing you doing the chicken dance :)
XO

alison (semi-fab lane) said...

that was so cute- i didn't know hen's liked looking at themselves in a guilded mirror.

Stacy said...

Thanks so much for the sweet comment! :)

I love that the hens live in such style! I was like "is that a chandelier in the hen house?!" lol

Growing up, I would spend summers in a little town in Mexico with my mom's family, and one summer I bought two little chicks that went with me everywhere. I had to leave them with my grandpa when I came back home, but I made him promise me he wouldn't eat my chicks when they grew up!

Privet and Holly said...

Can't WAIT to meet her! I've been super busy this week and it was such a treat to amble over to your place and go on an adventure with you and your sweet mom! When I get a few more minutes I will take a look at HEN HOUSE. Thanks for the fun! xx P&H

ashlina {the decorista} said...

what lovely photos. how cute are those little outdoor decorations? i love them...this post makes me smile...so fun! :) xoxo
hope you had a great weekend love.

Beach House Living said...

The mirror is the crowning touch! We had a big plain old one for my pet duck so he wouldn't get lonely but the rooster used to like to strut in front of it too.

La Petite Gallery said...

Oh my gosh I had a summer condo built for my chickens it was all yellow interios. My husband thought I was nuts,,I was fun and I like your wonderful friend and the chickens,

yvonne

The Zhush said...

Oh to sip pink champagne in a chicken coop with La Contessa! Its like a lost episode of Green Acres...love it! :)

pretty pink tulips said...

Hello!!! Just found you from The Zhush ---I have become obsessed with eggs lately. Scrambled, fried....I'm always wanting an egg! So, loving the Hen House. Pink Champagne is my favorite and I'm raising my glass to La Contess and you!!!! Now, I'm off to explore your entire blog!!!

Marija said...

I am so looking forward to this...eggs are my favorite food. Is that crazy? I just love the versatility. I have never had a pet and wouldn't do well with a chicken coop, I'm sure but it is definitely fun to visit ... albeit virtually! :)

cityfarmer said...

oh my goodness gracious ... fit for a queen ... er well a rooster ...

the ultimate "where women create"

A Thousand Clapping Hands said...

I'm coming back as a hen and searching for La Contessa. I want to live in that hen house.
Catherine