Sunday, April 28, 2013

In sheep's clothing...

If you know me, then you know my love for lambs and sheep. Combine that with my love for clothing and you can guess where this photo might have been taken. I just had to share this amazing life size sheep "stuffed toy animal" from my recent visit to Brooks Brothers at the Galleria in St. Louis. We were in St. Louis all last week for my husband's ear surgery (details in a moment), but after we had him home and settled in, our daughter and I did what we enjoy

The Golden Fleece has been the logo for Brooks Brothers since the 1850's when they first opened their doors in Manhattan.

When I asked for permission to take a photo, the saleslady said this was from a famous German toy maker. I cannot even imagine how much he might cost...and didn't ask. I just fell in love!

These photos were taken with my I phone, so they're not as clear as I'd like, but you can see how lifelike this fella really is. 

Brooks Brothers is the licensed franchisee for the men's clothing for the movie, The Great Gatsby. I can't wait to see this, it opens next month. I hear it's on a much grander scale than the 70's Robert Redford / Mia Farrow film. If you get a chance, pick up this month's Vogue Magazine for a fabulous spread on the jewelry inspired for the movie from Tiffany's...just breathtaking!

So now for an update on the week. Hubbs inner ear surgery went well, but not without a few glitches. If I had known in advance, I would have been more anxious, but I knew God was in control of this surgery, so I wasn't worried. (The proximity to the brain and brain stem for this surgery cause it to be exacting and somewhat complicated.) Having the prayers of all of you and my family, gave me so much comfort. We're home now and he's taking it easy, but his ear looks a little "worse for wear". We go back for a check up in a month. Hopefully at that point we will have begun to see improvement in his Meniere's symptoms. This has been a long road, but we feel we're in the home stretch. Thank you again so much, for remembering us in your prayers.

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  1. Debra,
    He is our Shepherd and we, the sheep of His pastures!!! May he continue to "watch" over you and hubby while recuperating from surgery!!!
    Love the lamb!!!

  2. Hi Debra,
    What a wonderful looking place and a good home for that real looking sheep. Love it.
    I'm so glad to hear that your husband is doing well. I'll be thinking of you.


  3. Hello sweet lady... I am so happy to hear your hubby is on the mend, and my prayers for you both will continue... love that little sheep!... I'm surprised it didn't follow you home, knowing how much you love them... I will look for that issue of Vogue... Tiffany jewelry... sigh... I am excited to link up to your marketplace tomorrow with my new Etsy shop!... thanks so much for the visit and well wishes!... xoxo Julie Marie

  4. So glad hubby is on the mend. I have gone with my ear clog for the last 3 weeks and feel like I am under water and can't hear. So my heart goes out to him! I am glad you are doing well and that sheep, oh my!! Love him. See you tomorrow...I sold 3 things this past week and so appreciate your marketplace. Di@Cottage-Wishes

  5. Glad to hear your husband's surgery went well, Debra, and that he is recovering now. That lamb is just adorable! I'm sure it cost a pretty penny.

  6. Now that is a sheep...he's purdy! So happy your husbands surgery is over for now and pray that he heals and everything was a total success!

  7. Wouldn't it be amazing to find one of those gorgeous sheep for sale at a good price? Well, a girl can dream, right? Glad to hear your husbands surgery went well, I wish him a quick recovery! Hugs, Penny

  8. So glad the surgery is over and you all are at home. Good wishes and prayers coming your way.

    The sheep is just gorgeous!! WOW


  9. Sending out a prayer for healing.

    I am glad you got to share this fine specimen of a sheep with us. I would have been so disappointed if the saleslady had said no.

  10. So very happy to hear that your husband is doing better! Make sure you take care of yourself as well and you are caring for him!

    I love the sheep!

    Have a great week, Elizabeth

  11. Hey Debra - I will certainly be keeping your husband in my prayers for quick and complete healing! :)

    xoxo laurie

  12. So glad the surgery went well and is over!!! And glad everyone is home safe and sound too....

    Now about that sheep.....I want one!!!

  13. Hi Debra, I am glad the surgery is over and pray that the recovery goes smooth. Your post at the galleria in St. Louis brought back some memories of an ice skating trip a lot of years ago when our daughter was competing. It is amazing what a picture will bring back. Have a wonderful day. Hugs and Prayers from your Missouri Friend.

  14. Hi Debra
    That sheep does look real! What a cutie. Glad to hear the surgery is over and recovery has been good. My thought and prayers are with you.

  15. So glad to hear he made it through fine. Ignorance is bliss. In this case it's probably better you didn't know. I sure hope it makes him lots better.

  16. wishing him comfort and a fast recovery, debra:) that sheep is awesome!

  17. What a great looking sheep. I haven't been to the Galleria in ages. Maybe I should make a little trip plan.

    Continued prayers for your husband, Debra.

  18. I hope the road to recovery is fast, smooth AND successful! You'll both be in my prayer.

  19. I love that sheep! So real looking and adorable. I think I must have missed your posts about your husbands surgery - I'm so glad it went well. I said a prayer for him this morning!

  20. So glad to hear recovery is going good for your husband! My Sister has a yarn room in her home, she is an avid knitter and this sweet little one would be right at home in her room!

  21. So glad that your husband is doing well! Will continue to pray for his recovery! Wow! That's one big sheep! Love it! Hugs, Leena

  22. Debra, I'm so glad the surgery is behind you now and the healing can move forward.
    That sheep is pretty amazing!

    Jeanette @ Creating a Life

  23. I believe God in His amazing way purposely keeps us away from details or details away from us. If we knew everything, doubt would creep in and He knows we have to have faith in all things. Isn't He awesome in that? I'm glad the surgery is behind y'all. Now let the healing begin!
    XO always,
    P.S. I can't see a sheep or lamb at an auction that I don't think of ewe!

  24. Lovely sheep!
    I'm so happy to know that surgery was ok and your hubby is recovering now.

  25. Debra- I'm in love with Gatsby-- I SO wanna do my hair up with some finger waves and maybe a vintage head piece...gotta love the shoes, too!

  26. Debra, I have so been praying for Hubby and you as I have the same ear problem. Did he have a shunt? I had that surgery and took me about 6 weeks to start feeling better and have been so much better ever since. lead a normal life in all ways now. I am so glad that I had it done and hope to be an encouagerfor you both. I have been incident free for years now and feel like a new person. still have some ear deafness but can live with that. Anytime you need to talk just let me know.


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