Monday, February 27, 2012

Cows in the Kitchen

So, I may have mentioned before that my Hubby is a good ole boy from Texas.  He wasn't raised on a ranch, but he did raise a few cows.  While most kids I knew were working at fast food joints, my Hubby worked buying calves, raising them and eventually reselling them to ranchers or other farmers.  He treated his cows like most people treat their dogs.  We like to call him The Cow Whisperer. 

Because my Hubby loves cows so much, I tend to buy a few cow trinkets because they remind me of him.  I mostly buy small stuff, like his carved cow Christmas tree ornament.  We even still have the feed bucket he used to use to feed his cows.  It is one of those sentimental things I refuse to get rid of.

So, when you saw the title of this post, I can only imagine what came to your mind.  Was it something like this?

or this

No, no, no!  The 80's Holsteins aren't exactly what I had in mind, although I will admit that I did have a fondness for them way back when and I'm only admitting that to y'all.  Tell anyone else and I'll deny it to the end! 

So, remember when Hubby and I were away in Eureka Springs a few weeks ago?  Remember that I told y'all my phone died and I lost my pictures?  Well, Hubby apparently managed to save a few of them and forgot to tell me about it.  You see, one of the places I've always wanted to go in Eureka Springs is a  little shop called Vintage Cargo.  For some reason, we'd never made it there before this year.  As we were admiring the amazing things in this store, we turned the corner and came upon this:

This is actually the small version.  There was a large version we spotted first but I couldn't get a good picture of it.  We asked how much it was.  The guy who worked there told us that the price had been recently lowered to $680.  Well, $680 is just pocket change for me (can you sense the sarcasm dripping from that sentence?).  Hubby asked me where I would want to put it if we could buy it.  "The kitchen" was my response.  So, do you think it's weird to put a cow painting in the kitchen? 

Apartment Therapy via Cottage Living

I think it worked for her.  Very country chic.



  1. It's true love when you see a cow and think of your hubby. :)

  2. Because of his love for cows, I think it would work in your house :) But you need the cow ice cream scoop that I always see at Homegoods too!

  3. Not weird, at all. I've seen a lot of people do that and it really makes a statement. GO FOR IT! :)

  4. I think it would be perfect in the kitchen!!!

  5. I also would have instantly fallen in love with that cow painting. The kitchen sounds like a good place to hang it to me.

    My mom had all kinds of Holstein decorations in the 80's. (My dad was a dairy inspector and raised Hosteins on the side, so the theme really worked for her.) Who knows....geese, pigs, and cows may be in vogue again soon!

  6. I love the cow painting! I have three chicken paintings in my kitchen. No wait, four. I think I'm verging toward your "don't" photo -- whoops! But in my defense, they are actual art, not kitsch. One was painted by a woman my mother knew and one my daughter brought back from London for me. The other two are prints that I bought directly from the artists. I love art in the kitchen.

  7. Oh I definitely think it would would work in a kitchen! I admit to liking the Holsteins too. I never had any in the house, but I always thought they were whimsical. But now, a real cowboy like your husband would probably never want the quirky ones. That other painting, though, I think is fantastic.

    And it's right in my price range.
    I can drip with sarcasm too...

  8. I don't think it's weird at all! And from now one whenever I see a cow painting it will make me think of you!!

    At that bargain, I'm not really sure why you didn't buy 2.

  9. I'm back because you just HAVE to see this post from Chatty Crone. It has a two minute video that you will love.