A package arrived over the weekend, containing the head of a heifer. I’ve looked for something like this for awhile. When I learned that Barb, of The Everyday Home, was going to sell these in her shop, I couldn’t wait to order one.
EDITED: Thursday morning 5/16, I added the platter to the shelf beneath the head. I believe this completes the look I was going for.
The framed photos were above the stove since we moved here in 2003. J took these photos one wintry day many years ago.
They show the lane that led to our home in the back pasture of the farm and cows in the cow lot near the barn.
We crossed a cattle guard entering the cow lot. After passing through the cow lot, we came to the lane. The lane was the evolution of what was originally a path for livestock.
After we passed through the lane and entered the back pasture, we crossed another cattle guard into our driveway. We were about 3/4 of a mile from the main road and our mailbox. For many years we were about a mile from our nearest neighbor, J’s brother’s home, also on the farm. J’s mother was our nearest neighbor until her death in the mid 1990’s. She lived near the main road.
I can’t tell you the number of times I would need to stop on my way in or out of the cow lot, round up calves and guide them back across the cattle guard, after they escaped the confines of fence by leaping across the guard.
It took the UPS guy 20 years to find us in the back pasture. He’s more than made up for it in the 10 years we have lived here.
The inspiration for the stove top vignette is from Housepitality Designs. Shirley and friends visited a North Carolina show house, recently. When I was reading about their tour, I found a photo of a stove top dressed up with a large bowl of lemons. I couldn’t wait to try the idea in our kitchen.
If you would like to take a tour of the home and see the photo that inspired the look, click this LINK.
You will also find gorgeous floral arrangements in the home. I will be using one of those arrangements as a guide for putting together a floral for the living room coffee table. Look for that post soon.
J’s Iris gardens are beginning to bloom. It looks like Spring is here to stay a while.