As much as I'd love to be the multi-seasonal girl who obliviously rolls with the temp dips, it turns out I'm actually the girl who spends her last $10 before payday on two bags of mini gourds.
But that's a given.
As luck would have it, just as that tweedy, golden-hued, nubby, brisk-aired itch blew through the screen, Cow arrived.
(Ruby has twice identified the nose as a dog's. We're working on it.)
Cow is from the lens and shop of my friend Meg. He's canvas wrapped and wall-ready. She has lots of options in her shop, and though I momentarily paused on the globes, it was really Cow all along.
I love him.
Cows are usually "her" anecdotally, right? Bessie? Anyone? Yes?
So, you know, I scrounged around.
I could medal in scrounging around.
Don't be jealous. It's not as glamorous as it sounds.
$8 estate sale Wakarusa water-color painting, a $0.25 garage sale Blue Bird Pies pan, a $4 thrift sale framed print that reminds me of Northern Ireland, an old tape measure that I strong-armed into an "M", one of my old score-board numbers from back at the farm, and a croquette mallet.
I'm loving the mix. Cow's looking so fly with his posse.
And if I'd had my druthers, I'd have run out and bought a bunch of fun new throw pillows.
But a bunch of fun new throw pillows would cost...uh...money. So I unearthed the gray felt, the purple, and the grain sack numbers from the basement.
I tossed an old wool Army blanket across the back of the couch to warm it all up a bit.
Robert isn't down with the cow. (He's a city slicker, you know.)I've decided not to let him impact my decorating decisions.
We only half-roll. Life is too short to sweat this stuff. Pop and lean, people. Pop. And. Lean.
Then next month, do it all over again if you want.
I just didn't want to leave out the rando chair ($15) or the ancient plaid thrift store throw, which is presently wrapped about my feet and knee-region. Just FYI.
You can get your own Bessie (or globes, or sunflowers, or watercolor paints) from Meg's shop for 15% by using the code FPFG15 at check-out. Statement art! It's a good thing.
I love Cow so much.
I love him for inspiring another off-the-cuff collage wall.
I love him for his farminess.
I love him for his quirk and his girth.
I just love him.
I mean her.