Sunday, May 31, 2015

C Is for Cow

~ C is for COW ~

I didn't grow up on a farm,
and though I did grow up in a small 
rural community,  I'm definitely more of a city girl.
Not to say that I don't adore the beauty, 
the quiet, and the sheer magic of country life.  I do!

My longtime real life friend and fellow blogger, 
lives in the most picturesque 
rural area of Normandy, France.

You can look out her windows
and gaze upon these beautiful creatures
that graze the green pastures which surround her home.

Pure Bliss !
  ~  Bovine Love  ~

Yes, I'm a Texas girl who lives in the big city,
but looks forward to the occasional get away to the country.
This longhorn lives on a friend's ranch in Fredricksburg.

The black and white Belted Galloways
greet us at the entrance.
I call them the "Oreo" Cows.
They never fail to make me smile with delight.

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I have a Pinterest Board ~ Bovine Love
The image above from Miss Mustard Seed
is my most popular pin.  
One look and you must know why.
You can follow my board here if so inclined.

This bovine pair with their keepers traveled home 
with me from France to live in my Texas kitchen.
They are hand-painted French faience 
from the Desvres region.

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My friend, Nancy @ Nancy's Daily Dish
is one of the best resources for
vintage transferware.

This Charlotte butter box is one of
my favorite pieces purchased from Nancy.

The cow creamer was a Round Top find, but
 Nancy has several cow creamers available in her web store.
This girl joined several others here in a tablescape entitled,
How Now Brown Cow.

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Another blogger friend, Jacqueline @ Cabin and Cottage
shares the most exquisite posts of vintage linens,
transfer ware, and other delights.

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When I first spied this butter tub on her site,
I was totally smitten.
It's one of those images that have stayed with me,
always in the back of my mind, holding out hope 
that I, too, might find one.

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What's not to love?
~ Vintage Brown Transfer Ware ~
~ Figural Finial ~
~ Embossed Lettering ~

Have you ever heard the old adage,
 "till the cows come home" ?
Cows are known for languidly grazing the green 
pastures before making their way back home.
It means:  for a long but indefinite time

I waited a long time!
I waited till the cows came home!
When I spied this charmer tucked way back in a 
glass case in a Dallas antique mall, 
almost hidden from sight,
I could hardly control my excitement.  
Yes, this sweet butter tub finally came home!


~ C is for COW ~