Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Cows

Hey all my friends.

I guess it’s because my grandfather, father and brother used to show Jersey cows, and my other grandfather was a cattle trader, that I just have “the love of cows” in my blood.

  I have some great old black and white snap shots of my father and grandfather with their show cows that I am going to try and enlarge to use.  I also have lots of their ribbons and even a few silver trophy bowls that they won.   Such awesome memorabilia. 

I have recently been on a cow hunt.  Now, I don’t want just any old cow.  I want it to have the right look.  You know what I mean….right?

Let me show you a couple that I have recently brought home.


pillow 2

See him sitting way down there on my white bench.

Here he is a little closer up…


pillow 3



pillow 5

My friend, Kim, made me this pillow.  Remember her etsy shop giveaway I did a couple of weeks ago.  Check out her shop again here.

I also just purchased this great little 8 x10 canvas from Fine Farmhouse and I love it.

cow picture 2

I love how subtle this canvas is.  Dru did a great job making her look old.

cow picture 1

This old wooden screen holds my kitchen essentials.  I love to corral things together like this. 

Our chickens are laying us lots and lots of eggs right now.  We are getting a dozen plus everyday.   Thank you my pretty hens…

Now you know I cannot talk about cows and leave out my all time favorite bovine.

herley 3

Yes, Herley is still my number 1 cow of all times.

herley 2

I don’t think Herley will ever be replaced.  He will always be my favorite and he will always hold a place of honor and distinction in my home.

So now I have three cows.   There is one in the kitchen, one in the dining room, and one in the living room.  I don’t want to be a collector of cows so I will probably stop soon.  A few will do me just fine. 

Of course the above comment doesn’t mean that I am going to stop my hunt.

Hope you are having a great week and that the rest of it is blessed beyond measure.

Thanks, as always, for taking your time to visit with me.  I know your time is precious.


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37 comments:

Anne said...

Amy,
Love your newest additions!Those cows are great!
xx
Anne

~Kristin~ said...

Amy~ You are the coolest decorating chick on the block! Or, would you be offended if I said coolest heifer? ;o)

Because I love what you did here.
You have such a beautiful and well crafted talent.

When I was in the city.
We went to these cool vintage markets, way down in the industrial part of town, in these old warehouses. And seriously...I thought of you. Over and over and over! You would have felt for sure...swooney!
In fact, I have a couple of pictures on my phone that I am going to send you.
But here is one thing that I must know.
How did you become so good at piecing your treasures together?
I am accumulating a fair amount of said treasures...but am so not able to venue it out like you do.
Maybe I can just shamelessly copy you!

Happy weekend, sugar pie!
XO

Terry Moore said...

Love the decor...and the steer! And the Cow!

Angie @ Knick of Time said...

I love all your cows! We don't own any live cows, but there are some down the gravel road from us and I enjoy listening to them in the evening, when they always seems to make a little noise settling in for the night. Your Herley is definitely a handsome fellow!

Blessings,
Angie

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Love your cows and your pretty vignettes. We are cow fans here too.

MINHA VIDA DE CAMPO said...

I love you blog. Adorei esse porta prato super prático.
Have a nice week.
Anajá Schmitz
Minha vida de campo.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Amy, I just love your bovine vignettes and pillow! We have so many cow here in Lancaster Co. I sometimes have cows on my patio... so you can see why I am wild about yours!
I just love our look!

Becky C said...

Oh Amy, how I love & adore your cows!! What a nice handmade pillow...Kim does a great job. And the canvas is perfect in your kitchen. He looks so handsome with all your farmhouse essentials, especially those gorgeous fresh eggs :)
I still love Herley the best, too! He is so lovely sitting in your dining room...and I'm on the hunt for one like him.
Love all the little changes you have made to your vignettes ...makes me wish I were there with you even more!
Lots of hugs

Debra @ Common Ground said...

MOOO!! love your new cow pillow and Herley is one handsome dude! see ya tomorrow at VIF! xoxo

chateau chic said...

Love your cows, especially Herley!
Mary Alice

Lynda @ Happenstance Home said...

Very fun cows! They have been catching my eye lately - I bought a cast iron painted vintage cow from a resale shop, and a painting which I hope looks good when I get it!

Katherine Wolak said...

Love cows too! The gentle colouring and your fantastic decorating skillis!!! :)

Hugs,

Tricia said...

That canvas cow print sure is great! I always love things like that with texture and interesting details. I feel the same as you though, Herley is my favorite :)

It's me said...

I see great things again today Amy......love the cows...love your decorating style....enjoy your day...love Ria...xxx...

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Love that your chickens are laying like crazy. Our sweet girls are taking a little break right now as they worked so hard all summer. And two of them are molting and aren't too pretty. LOL. I just collected up their fallen feathers and have made something beautiful from then. Love the cows you have brought into your home. There used to be cows up the lane from us but the land was sold and now a home sits there. A pretty home but it's not the same as those gorgeous cows that I loved to stop and chat with it. :) Happy Thursday

Ruby and Arthur said...

Amy, cows just speak to my heart too. They seem to be such gentle animals. Love Herley! Take Care, Jean

Dru Ann said...

Amy..... I absolutely LoVE your blog ! Cows are truly a favorite of mine. Love your pillow, Herley, and So honored to see my little creation hanging in your lovely home ! Thank you so much for sharing.
Dru Ann

On Crooked Creek said...

Amy,
Your cows are adorable! With placing them stragetically around your home, it appears you are "steer"ing in the right decor direction! (Sorry...just couldn't help myself, dear friend!) Like you, my home is full, but seems I'm always on the hunt for somethng or other! Have a wonderful Labor Day weekend!
Fondly,
Pat

lynn said...

gorgeous vignette, amy:) it all blends together so perfectly!

LLH Designs said...

I just adore the way you gather and display things. So you! So your heart and unique expression of creativity. Love your cows! xoxo!

Sherry said...

Your cow is awesome in that window!
Sherry

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

I love your vignettes and gorgeous old treasures. Happy new follower from Common Ground. Beautiful blog!

Alabaster Rose Lifestyle said...

Hi Amy,
I love your cow pillow and I adore that cow canvas print!!! I've been looking for a large horse or cow print on canvas for above my fireplace. This is awesome!
Hope your well and have a beautiful day.
Sincerely,
Melinda

Keeping it Cozy said...

Love your cows, Amy, especially Herley! Your photos are just beautiful... you truly have a farmhouse perfect look in your home.

Wendy said...

Your decorating style is gorgeous! The cows are fab. Each one is so unique. Where did you find the one in the last pic? :)

andrea@townandprairie said...

I love your cow collection...I always love rural decor! Now following from Common Ground, found your beautiful feature, congratulations. Your little white cabinet she featured is just dreamy...adore how you had it displayed with the handmade wreath.

Jody and Stan said...

Amy, Just saw the feature on you from Common Ground. It was inspiring. I love how you put together all your vignettes. It's perfect! New Follower...

Jody

Melanie W said...

love the cow print in the window frame! lotsa eye candy here! :)

The Vintage Chateau said...

I jumped over from the party at Common Ground. You've got a great blog!
Karee

Polly said...

awwww, such sweet cows! i just love all your stuff and how it's displayed! you have great farmhouse style! very nice!!

must love junk said...

I always love your vignettes, and these are no different!! Now you'll probably find cows everywhere-lol! That always seems to happen when you collect a few :)
Susan

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Amy,
All three of your cows are just so darn cute! Can you believe it, I don't own any cows.I better get busy:)

Blessings,
Linda

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

You have so many wonderful old things. I love your plate rack with the old white dishes and the cows are darling.

Holly said...

there is something about farm animals in art that I love, too. Lately I want a huge portrait of a beautiful horse. In search of...

Architectural stone said...

Amy, I love the cows you have brought into your home. You have adorable decorating skills. Happy weekend.

- Herman Swan

annabell@MapleRidgeFarmGirl said...

Love your blog. Especially how you have that wonderful knack of putting everything in the perfect spot. Your home looks so well put together. I wish I could do that.~~Blessings to you, Annabell :)

annabell@MapleRidgeFarmGirl said...

Love your blog! Especially how you have that wonderful knack for putting everything in the perfect spot. Your home is lovely and so well put together. I wish I could do that.
~~Blessings to you, Annabell :)