Sunday, April 21, 2013

Bovine Beauties

Last week in my post on the downstairs mantel I mentioned I had a fondness for vintage landscapes, especially with a few cows and sheep sprinkled in. I'm always on the lookout for a sweet vintage sheep or cow print, and a few weeks ago hubbs and I found this one in it's original frame on one of our trips home from St. Louis.

I have it in the Living Room, but the glare from the windows is so bad I couldn't do a straight-on shot. I'm generally a little wonky anyway, and this just proves it. 

The antique clock is a family piece that my mom and dad had
 in their Dining Room  for as long as I can remember.

Here's another old print in the Living Room that I painted the frame. It had been dark and not attractive, so it got a shabby paint treatment. My husband gulped hard at my painting it, but didn't voice his opinion. He's learned...when it's gotta be's "gotta be painted!"

This old print, also in it's original feather painted frame,
is in the Master Bath above the tub.
( bathroom "reveal" at the moment)

And here is the little milk maid, "Amalie", that my husband gave to me for Valentine's Day last year. She's in the kitchen. Also tricky for a photo without glare.

 I had to move her to another spot for a good look.
She's so sweet.

 These old prints make me think of the French Countryside. Today I just shared a few of my the sheep are another whole blog post.

joining in for these weekly parties:

 Amaze Me Monday at Dwellings
Make it Pretty Monday at The Dedicated House
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm
A Stroll Thru Life
Tweak it Tuesday at Cozy Little House
Knick of Time
The Scoop at CedarHill Ranch
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style

Hope you're having a wonderful weekend,


  1. They are all pretty and look lovely in your home. I would snatch them up in a minute if I came across similar ones. We love cows at our place. Love the frames too, and the frame you painted turned out really well. It's great to have hubby's who are good sports. Have a great weekend!

  2. I was on a trip with my husband and there was an old print of a couple farming... they looked just like my husband and I so I had to buy it!! I love the old pastoral prints too.. especially when they have old wavy glass!!

  3. Beautiful bovine paintings, Debra. I drive by many fields every day and always marvel at their beauty, especially lately that all the calfs are being born. they are so darn cute!

    Enjoy your weekend,


  4. Deb,
    Love your latest bovine find, and it looks like she could be the mother of Amalie. :) Your new one looks great with your parents' clock and the tea set. I really like the print with the sheep alongside the cattle too. I thought maybe that was your inclusion of the sheep. Ok, get that post goin'....
    Have a great weekend. I love your blog - I've gotten so many inspiring links through you, along with your personal shares.

  5. Your latest painting is just beautiful! I know you must be thrilled to have found it. You did a fantastic job on the frame of the second painting. Your hubby reminds me of mine...the reaction anyway!

    I have a few lamb prints and they have always reminded me of the English countryside. No matter, they are precious wherever they're from! :)


  6. those are all wonderful pieces of art! I love pastoral scenes such as these and they are always on my radar at antique markets etc =)

  7. I'd like to create a gallery wall over our sofa with lovely pastoral prints like yours. I love them all!!

  8. What gorgeous prints! I don't have any with cows, but your post makes me want some. Maybe I'll be on the lookout for some. Have a great weekend!

  9. I love all your paintings. The first one in the vignette with the clock is my favorite. The clock is gorgeous!

  10. YOu really have a very lovely collection of pastoral prints! I am so fond of sheep... so the Amalie print steals my heart!!!

    They all have a very European look... so pretty!

  11. Love your cows! They make me think of the countryside too. Can't wait to see your sheep! Blessings, Patti

  12. Debra - love your cows and sheep. They all have that Old World look.


  13. Love your lovely livestock! I like cow prints, but can't wait for the sheep. I collect sheep prints, but please don't tell anyone - I like to pick them out myself.

  14. Such a wonderful collection! Love all of your cows, Debra, but "Amelie" steals my heart! These pastoral prints make me think of this happy organic balance between humans and animals, between nature and honest life...

  15. You've got quite a nice collection. They certainly remind me of the French countryside. I'm fond of sheep...can't wait to see the whole post about them!

  16. I love cow and sheep pics too! That vignette with the white furniture is it ALL!


  17. I also love cattle and sheep pictures. Looking forward tomore. Thank you for sharing. Blessings

  18. Debra,
    I love them all especially the sweet last picture. I love the paint treatment on the frame too. So pretty.

  19. Oh, Debra, these put such a smile on my face! I have four large frames like the first one--but only one print is close to being as sweet as yours. Later today I'm going to put up a link party for anything vintage. I would love for you to join!

    Laura from

  20. Love your sweet paintings, Debra... I love the vignettes you have created, the darker wood Cow Painting with your Family Clock & Then the Painted frame of the cows by the stream with all the whiter tones ~ it has a calming effect on the eye... You do have a way with decor~ Have a beautiful day.

  21. So beautiful, I have one cow picture, oil that is shabby but sweet! Thanks for sharing yours, Di@Cottage-wishes

  22. i love how the details popped on the painted frame, debra:) great terrarium, too! have a great week!

  23. What a lovely collection of pastoral prints. They have such an old world feel to them and such a peaceful presence. Jane

  24. Debra, you have a nice group of these prints. I especially like the one your husband gave you. What a sweetheart he is!

  25. Love cow paintings so much I've even done one of my own! Yours are gorgeous!

  26. They are all beautiful, especially love the pairing with your antique clock! Had to come back to thank you for sharing at Amaze Me Monday!!!

  27. Debra,
    Looks as if your "herd" is growing rather nicely, dear friend!!!
    I'll be back for the whole 'nother post on the sheep!!!

  28. Beautiful find! I love old prints like these - they're so charming! Great collection! Hugs, Leena

  29. Love your paintings!
    They remind me of my sister's house.. she has a collection of similar themed farm scenes throughout her house. :)

  30. Oh my, I really do love your cow pictures. I've been on the lookout for one but have yet to find it. My kitchen is considered an Italian Country Cow Kitchen. Never have figured out my love for cows but their eyes are so soulful looking.

  31. Hi Debra,
    Nice collection of cow prints. Can't wait to see the sheep.
    Have a great week!


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