Wednesday, February 18, 2009

WHAT'S ON YOUR WALL WEDNESDAY!!!


Barb at Grits and Glamour is hosting What's On Your Wall Wednesday, and I have decided to join in for the first time today. Please go check out her blog to find out the other participants in this fun activity.

For three generations my family was in the sheep ranching business on the prairies and mountains of Colorado. As a child, I remember being around the sheep pens and joining my Dad and Grandpa in the pickup doing sheep business. As I was not one to enjoy the outdoor life, it was never a fun activity for me. Nevertheless, I was fascinated by the sheep. As an adult after inheriting some of my great-grandmother's original sheep drawings and paintings, I started collecting sheep prints that were popular in the late 19th to early 20th century. Below are some of those that are on my walls.







I'll save some of the other prints, plus the original art for another day. Hope you enjoy a glimpse at my collection.

Thanks for stopping by,
Sally

23 comments:

Kim Chalfant said...

Very nice collection. Some of the frames are just fabulous. The prints are nice, but I'm not really into sheep. But seeing your prints reminded me of a painting my parents had on their wall as I was growing up that had sheep in a pasture. So that brought back a good memory. Thanks for sharing.

Sue said...

Hi Sally....hope I find you feeling better today...Love the sheep prints...the Boo Dog is a sheep herding dog you know...but he prefers rabbits! Stop by my blog tommorrow, I'm joining in on my first Tablescape Thursday. It was so much fun, I felt like company was coming!! Sue.

A Romantic Porch said...

You really do have some beautiful sheep pictures. My parents used to raise sheep in SW Oklahoma. Daddy would shear them and sell the wool. xo rachel

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

What fabulous old prints Sally. I almost bought the collie dog one once to add to my dog prints but the bidding got too high. Love your collection!

Tootsie said...

my favorite is the oval one! love the photos! thanks for sharing!

Smilingsal said...

You have a nice collection of sheep prints. Some of the frames are unique.

mbkatc230 said...

You really have a beautiful, unique collection. Love the Collie "calling" for help, and the oval piece is just gorgeous. Thanks for sharing these. Kathy

KBeau said...

It's nice to see someone else who loves animal paintings.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Sally!! These are gorgeous! I'm looking forward to seeing more.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

I bet you don't have trouble falling asleep! Enjoyed seeing this lovely collection. laurie

Raggedy Girl said...

Sally:
They are really pretty and I like the ones that look convex.

Roberta Anne

Donna@designson47thstreet said...

Such peaceful, pretty pictures. I love them and how you have them grouped together.

Thanks for sharing with us.

Cass said...

What a wonderful collection, and how evocative of your family's past. Lovely! (that oval print and frame are especially gorgeous)... Cass

Carrie said...

Yes, I enjoyed seeing your sheep pictures...the frames, expecially the oval ones are wonderful as are the images of one of my favorite animals.

Chari said...

Mornin' Girlfriend!

Wow...you do have quite a collection of sheep wall art going...I just had to enlarge every one of them to check them out!!! Each one is so beautiful...but my favorite one is the 4th photo...that picture is awesome!!! I was also admiring the frame on it! I recently acquired some really old framed family photos...and have a frame very similar, in fact, the ornamental flowers are done the same way as on your frame!

Well my friend, I was just wondering how you're feeling? Hope that all of your Dr. appts. are going well...I've been praying!!!

Love ya,
Chari

the pleasures of homemaking said...

What a wonderful collection! I love the two oval ones! I really like all rural landscapes. They're all just beautiful!

Manuela

Shelia said...

Evening, Sally. Oh, what beautiful sheep paintings you have! My aunt had the one where the dog is howling and the little sheep is down. I used to look at this picture as a child and be so sad thinking the little lamb was dead. I never did know and don't til this day.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

nikkicrumpet said...

Very pretty collection...I love the oval one with the pretty frame. I'd love to see the original oils! I think that collection is especially fun because it's so unique.

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Sally- Love the sheep prints- The oval frame on that one is gorgeous!!

I am wondering how you are feeling- have you heard anything yet? If it looks like Thursday is not going to work because your not feeling well- please let me know- We want you healthy and well for we have lots of shopping to do!!

blessings
mary

xinex said...

What a great collection, Sally! I love them all but my favorites are the 4th and 6th pictures. The frames are lovely!...Christine

Shelia said...

Oh, Sally, thank you so much for putting my mind at ease about the little lamb! Whew! I'll sleep better tonight! lol
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Envoy-ette said...

Looking at sheep reminds me of how well we are cared for by our Creator. (and we don't always make it easy on Him either!)
Love the colors used, and the feelings they inspire.

Laurie - Decorating Fanatic said...

Hi Sally! I had to come over and see your sheep! You have a beautiful collection! and I think it's neat that you have a family history involved too in the sheep business.:) Look at us, posting about cows & sheep! lol. I have been in a mental fog lately and need some inspiration (or maybe I just need to do some shopping..lol!) But I loved your previous post - reading about the "C's" of your marriage sucess and that family bible. What a treasure! and that adorable picture of you & hubby going to the dance. Priceless!:) enjoy your weekend ~ Laurie