Vintage Feed Sack.
Accessorizing The Coop

Why, hello!

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Did you know there are people who buy cottages just for the purpose of having something else to decorate.  It’s true.  I am not one of those people. I can’t afford the cottage or what it would take to decorate it.  Or the drive to the cottage.  A coop, though? THAT I can afford.  And mainly I walk there.

I had no idea when I got my little chickens or built their coop that I’d have a whole other house to accessorize and decorate. In the words of Sheldon Cooper … huzzah.

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So when I saw this vintage, cloth poultry feed sack at the Christie Antique Show & Sale I had to buy it. Also it was only $10, so that pretty much sealed the deal. $10? Chicken scratch. Sign me up!  Wait.  I think it was $15.  No matter.  I can still afford it.

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Now you, like the girls here, might be thinking  …

HEY!  Look at this slightly decrepit looking  bag FULL of 50 year old chicken feed!  What an awesome, awesome find.

As soon as I’m done pecking through my own poop, I’m totally getting INTO that.

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But you would be wrong.  That isn’t a full bag of chicken feed but rather a couple of pillows shoved into a feed sack.

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In case of rain, I encased the pillows in plastic garbage bags so they wouldn’t get soaked through and develop that gross wet feather smell.  Anyone who’s washed a duvet, a pillow or a down on their luck Vegas showgirl knows that scent well.

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Don’t have a vintage, cloth feed sack?   Not a problem.  Use  a regular feed sack.

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Don’t have a chicken coop?  More of a problem.  But not insurmountable.  Here’s what you’ve gotta do ..

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First … get yourself one of these …
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… make a fried egg and start building.


  1. Rachel Stridsberg says:

    I have chickens, too. They live the life, although perhaps not so creatively. I was wondering what Ikea handles you got for $2. They must have been discontinued, because I don’t see them on their website.

  2. Robb says:

    I SO have a crush on you.

  3. Robb says:

    I SO have a crush on you!

    • Karen says:

      I hate it that I don’t know if you’re talking about me or one of the chickens. Either way it’s kind of understandable. ~ karen

  4. Deborah says:

    I have a cottage, but I didn’t get it to decorate it. I got it I could sit and enjoy the view of the lake, to listen to the loons, to fish, to swim, to garden, to swat mosquitos and black flies, to spend time with my family and relax away from the noise and hassles of the city….decorating a cottage just happened to be a bonus thrown in :P

  5. David says:

    Hilarious! And your cottage / coop has its own lake too.. or the girls can’t see the water from their porch?

  6. Cathy says:

    This isn’t very original/eloquent, but damn, girl! You gots gorgeous poultry.

  7. Linda S says:

    Hmmmmm…I’ll think of something!

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