Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Le Petit Mouton Dans La Chaumiere


…..which simply translates to little sheep in the cottage.


One of my favorite


P1010010v estate sale finds is this gorgeous antique oil painting of a woman tending to her herd of sheep. The muted earthy colors and the simplicity of the painting caught my eye. Thankfully, I was one of the first people into the room where this piece sat atop a shelf – and with a price of $12.50. As I was in line to pay, a gentleman approached me and said that I got the best thing there – and the house was full of fabulous treasures. P1010009q


Over time I have found other sheep related items and have made a little grouping of them on a shelf.


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The Productive Sheep Husbandry book is full of wonderful pictures of different types of sheep and lambs.


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This one is so sweet with the momma and her babies….


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…and these fellas sure have a nice THICK coat of wool! Can you imagine sporting that hair-do in this heat?


P1010005a1 Aren’t they some hot and handsome wooly buggers? I do believe that the top one is looking all coy with his sheepish…..


2. sheepish


like a sheep, in meekness or docility.....



smile on his face!!!


Stay cool everyone!

34 comments:

Sandy said...

Cute post...love all your sheep items and the sheep painting is lovely. You have a wonderful eye for finding adorable things for your cottage home.

Elsie said...

I'm glad you translated that...I was sitting here trying to figure it out. LOL. Love your sheep, Mary hasn't anything on you. Your painting was a terrific find. Hope you have a wonderful day.

Kim K. said...

What a lovely vignette. Your oil painting is indeed a beauty. I always enjoy your eye candy and lovely displays.

Julie Harward said...

Love the things you found because I love sheep too. We have them in the field out front and I just love to sit and watch them! :D

Our Back Porch said...

I adore sheep, and collect them as well! What a great find, my friend! Have a lovely day!

Hugs,
Rebecca

Dorie said...

We had several sheep as pets for years! My kids loved them. Such sweet animals:) LOVE the sheep painting! Score!!

marie said...

You put together the nicest displays. The sheep painting is lovely ~ I can understand why you love it so.

Such a fun book...those sheep do indeed have a very thick coat of wool. I don't think even a dip in the pool would cool them off! : )

I just love my visits here Becky!

Blondie's Journal said...

Very sweet post, Becky. I have a few sheepy things myself but I'd love to own that painting!

Hope you are enjoying your summer!!

XO,
Jane

Vee said...

Your collection makes for a wonderful vignette...the telling of a little story...or literally "the trailing of a little vine." Sweet painting!

skoots1mom said...

sheep hv always bn my favs...little lambs @ easter are fun to look for in our thrift stores...sometime i get lucky...love your painting

Sweet William The Scot said...

From the mid 1800's to the early 1900's my ancestors owned the historic Golden Lamb in Lebanon, OH. Every year they had a lamb made to sell, I got many of them handed down to me and I bring them out at Christmas for my nativity. They remind me of yours.
Sweet William The Scot

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

What a wonderful find!! I LOVE sheep and that picture is so beautiful! I have learned to look UP at estate sales! lol

Love the vignette!

Lou Cinda

Snappy Di said...

They are so beguiling hiding behind those wooly faces. LOL

Sinta Renee said...

I always had a fantasy of raising sheep and selling the wool. They are such sweet creatures. I love your sheep painting. I never thought of collecting that for home accents... but I will be on the hunt now!

Stacey said...

What a lucky find. I just love sheep things and rarely find them. Your vignette is beautiful.

LeAnn said...

You are the queen of vignettes, I always look forward to seeing them and hearing their story:)

Connie said...

O how I wish I could have that beautiful picture. We get 2 sheep every summer. They keep the tall grass down in our small pasture. We sell them again in the late fall. This year we have 2 black ones.

Shelley said...

I have a little sheep collection...funny I planned to do a post on them tomorrow...love yours...they are sweet...blessings

Claudia said...

You create the best vignettes. I love that painting. You know that I love anything sheep related, too, so I am lapping up this post!

xo
Claudia

Mom Walds Place said...

What an adorable collection. I have been blessed to experience a new lamb falling asleep in my arms. It is a wonderful feeling.

Linda said...

That painting was a great find...you have knack for putting together the most wonderful displays!

Liz said...

So sweet! I love them.... I don't think I have any sheep! How is that possible?

~Liz

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

That painting is wonderful. I would have grabbed that, too. What a steal. Love your other sheep, too. I bought a sheep figure today at an antique mall.

ChaChaneen said...

Ahhh it's so nice to be back visiting your blog again and to be greeted by such darling sheep too! My old computer crashed so I've been gone from bloggyland for a bit until the new one just arrived. Whew, you don't realize how much you use it until you don't have it ~ ha ha
Blessings,
Janeen

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

That painting would have been in my hands so fast! I love your sheep vignette...
Hugs,
Penny

Stitchfork said...

Not Baaaaaa-d!
xo Cathy

AshTreeCottage said...

Your sheep are so sweet!

Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Snappy Di said...

Come leave a comment on my blog for the Fairy Hobmother! I did and won a $50 Amazon Gift Cert. Seriously.. come comment and leave your wish.

Di

Donna, The Decorated House said...

That painting is fabulous! You already know what a deal you got so no need to repeat... but wow what a good deal! :)
The sheep are a charming addition, too.

MyJourneyBack said...

Oh how cute. I love your little grouping! Have a great weekend.
Sherry

Debra Roberts said...

Very sweet post Becky.... the oil painting is beautiful. You do have a knack for finding the most wonderful things. Love you my dear.

"Create Beauty" said...

I too, love sheep. So does God : ) ... and we are the sheep of His pasture. What a GOOD shepherd we have.

Baaaaaaaa....

~Violet

Cindy @ Barkley Hall said...

Love the sheep and the painting!

Jaybird said...

Very nice post!! Sheep are just amazing critters'. My husband can baaa pretty well, so when we travel in the Fredericksburg, TX. area (where sheep wander pretty freely on the farm roads), we look like the pied piper. He baaaas out the window and here they come....just talking up a storm to him. When we drive off (slowly of course) we often have a little troup follow us for a mile or so. Tooooo funny!!! Thank you for lending me a smile today!
J