Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Counting Sheep

A few months back I ordered some of the cutest sheep from
my friend Susie of
she had just opened her Esty shop and I just couldn't resist them.
Have I ever told you how much I love sheep?
oh maybe I have.

She sent it along with the cutest card
of what else??

Sheep... of course!

I was so excited when I got them that I immediately
took pictures of them (under the harsh
lights of the shop).
I wasn't thrilled how they turned out.
I guess I'm fussy so I wanted to reshoot them.

By the way I also bought these knobs.
 I didn't have a particular dresser to
 use them on but I liked them and they were well priced.
I figured I'd find a use for them sometime.
Well after all these months I finally got around
to taking my sheep home.

I found a place for them in the upstairs foyer
on our printers cabinet. Don't you think I should paint this??
I think I just need a push to do it. I'm not a fan of Oak!
I used to use this piece to put my plant tags in
at work but it seemed too good for that purpose
and plus the drawers were too small.
I stash jewelry parts in there now.

It becomes sort of the catch all. This gave me a reason of finally
straighten it out.
 I set it up to show you the things Susie had lovingly wrapped
 my goodies in.
Wasn't that sweet of her???
Thanks Susie.

My initials on the card
from metal stencils.

I noticed Susie had just added some new items in the
her Etsy shop so you might want to go take a look.
Joining  White Wednesday this week
Thanks Kathleen for being there every week!!!
You're amazing!


Angela said...

I love your sheep!! I have several and only get them out at Christmas...I'd really like to find the perfect spot for them to out all the time.

oldgreymare said...

That Printers cabinet! What other great pieces have you been hiding? Give em up girl!



Faded Charm said...

What sweet sheep....isn't Susie so sweet herself? Loving that printers cabinet. Hope you are doing well and can't wait to get my new magazine.

Take care,


Julie@beingRUBY said...

Dear Carole
First.. how kind and generous Susie is.. you lucky girl.. I like sheep.. maybe cows too!! hahaha.. but what I really like is that printers cabinet!!! me oh my... please ship it off to australia... tout de suite!!! Actually I like it as it is.. but imagine it would look lovely white also!! depends on the surroundings..

that second shot is so cute!!!!..... have a lovely evening.. it's a full moon!!!! xxx Julie

Amy said...

too darn cute, I have to say don't paint it.
it is so natural and beautiful as it is.
Just adorn it with your whites as you have shown here.
Just checked out that etsy shop and it is fab. hearting it

clustres said...

Love that cabinet! I paint everything...but I wouldn't paint that!

slommler said...

Love the sheep!! And I say...PAINT it!! Why the heck not. A nice white and ORB for the hardware....would be so cool and unique!! I am not a fan of oak either!!

Rebecca said...

Oh I definetely would not paint them-even if you don't like oak-they're value and patina and they will make a nice contrast to other pieces! Your little sheep are super cute!

Mary said...

Love those sweet sheep!

I'm usually an advocate of painting, but in this case you would lose that nice patina & wood grain~

erin said...

your sheep are delightful...i love them too because they remind me of my beloved bichon frise who lived to be 17 1/2 years old. i vote no on painting the cabinet...

The Feathered Nest said...

Hi sweet Carole! I love your goodies from Susie's shop!!! The sheep are so precious ~ and the cabinet? What about staining it darker, to like a dark walnut? I'm just LOVING it!!! I hope all is well with you and yours sweetie, hugs and love, Dawn

Susie~From My Home To Yours said...

Hey Carole....well how surprised was I when I saw this post! Thanks for the kind words and Etsy plug too..

I'm glad you have the sheep...I loved them so, but just needed to thin out some stuff. Love the printers cabinet..that's a hard call. I'm not a fan of oak either, and it would look really cool painted, so I say go for it (in your spare time!).

Happy White Wednesday and thanks're too cool!


The French Bear said...

Carole, I love the sheep, how sweet!!! Love the new magazine, I want this one, their magazine's look so yummy!
What a gorgeous cabinet, it would look great sanded down and re stained with a washed look maybe whitish grey.....sorry, that's sounds like work! It's a beautiful cabinet and what a lucky girl you are to find it!!!!

Theresa said...

Hi Carole! I have a thing for sheep too, at one time our dining room only had sheep pictures in it and then one day... after blogging and seeing some of the amazing white rooms and getting inspired I changed the whole thing. Now the pictures are here and there through the house and I like it so much better.
What a gorgeous cabinet, I can't say whether to paint or not, I'm not a fan of oak either but when something has that patina it would be hard to paint it. Good luck deciding!
Have a fabulous WW! Theresa

Kathleen said...

Don't paint it! You can't get it back to what it was once you do!

english_chef said...


Thank you so very much for the beautifully wrapped latest edition of the gorgeous magazine! I really needed the smile yesterday :-)

thank you!

Anonymous said...

Love!!! I'm not a fan of oak either - I think your printer's cabinet would look amazing painted.
I'm off to visit Susie's Etsy shop.

Happy day to you & George!
~ Zuzu

Olive Cooper said...

Sheep are too sweet. I say do not paint that piece but it is whatever makes you happy=)


Love these fun images! And that cabinet with all those drawers...aaaahhh...envy! ~ Angela

Cuttingwood Cottage said...

Lovely pictures, I really enjoyed them again. I like sheep, although I prefer the wool to make nice things of. It is a wonderful cabinet, but there is only one person qualified in making the decision whether to paint it or not; You! Good luck ;-). Sandra

Erin @ I Heart New England said...

Such adorable sheep! ♥ said...

Cute sheep and handles. She was so nice to add all the extra fun things too. And your printers cabinet is great:) I have a weakness for things with little drawers or cubbies. Will you let us see photos if you do decide to paint it;) ?
Capers of the vintage vixens

Virginia said...

Sweet,sweet,sweet.Love them!

trash talk said...

I'm not a fan of oak either, but I do like the look of a single piece of dark wood with all the whites. I wouldn't paint it, but that's just me.
I guess you'll be busy now counting cute are they? You need to stop over at Debra's Common Ground blog (if you haven't already). She has the most fantastic collection of sheep I've ever seen....and I ain't wolfing ewe!

Evi said...

Carol, I love the sheep and yes, I would paint the chest white. Much prettier that way!
By the way, loved the way you wrapped my magazine.
Hugs, Evi

Anne Marie said...

Hi Carole! thanks for you nice comment - and well wishes on the baby!!!

I too love sheep - mostly pictures - but my daughter wants to get one to raise - for the wool I think - that would be too cool to have heaps of raw wool in a wooden bowl - just sitting there looking pretty :)

Anne Marie