A girl and a cow


Friday I went to lunch and did a little shopping with a gal pal of mine.

She took me to some local shops in her neighborhood that I had not been to before. I was happy to pick up a few doodads & what nots and was having a lovely time.

Then, it got even better. I saw this original piece of art by a local artist.

A cow in the snow, oil on canvas, with a frame made from barn wood by the Amish.

It was love at first sight, but I had to think it over for a minute. She was expensive. More than a piece of furniture expensive. I had to be sure I had a good place to put her and I didn’t NEED her, but I really wanted her.

Ok, enough thinking, she was an investment and I would have her forever.


The ladies at the shop wrapped her up, and I brought her home.

I had three places in mind. First I tried her in the kitchen, but she got “lost” in there. Then I tried the second spot, the hallway, and that was it.

I took everything off the wall to accommodate her. She is not large enough to fill it herself, so I had to add some other pieces. Shopping my house, this is what I came up with…for now….

Simple Ironstone and naturals (as to not take any attention away from her) over a bench my Father-in-law made me several years ago. With a picture of my dog (that just passed) in the ocean and some antique doorknobs thrown in a bowl.

I think the whites and browns help the amazing blues in the painting stand out. What do y’all think?





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I’m sharing this on,

Dwellings- The heart of your Home, Shabby Art Boutique

Thoughts from Alice, French Country Cottage, Imparting Grace

Rooted in ThymeElephants & Ivy ,The Newlywed Pilgrimage,

Savvy Southern StyleThe Winthrop ChroniclesCedar Hill Farmhouse,

The Heathered NestA Stroll through LifeA cozy little house