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Thursday, August 4, 2011

A Gorgeous Cow Painting



My son's birthday is Aug. 3rd and mine is Aug. 12th.
Getting the family together is always hard with everyones busy lives, so we did our celebration a little early.

Each birthday calls for an updated picture to mark all of those milestones.  We all know that the Lord made me right after he made dirt, but I got a kick out of the latest U.S. Census.  It says that the average senior in the U.S. is age 72.  I had to giggle because that means I am officially average.  Praise the Lord I'm not below average anymore.

  (Do you know how hard it is to take a picture of yourself in the mirror?)  I'm trying hard not to giggle.  I am heading out to go junking with a friend and have lunch.  Fun day.



  I showed you the wonderful carved wood cow that my son made for me.  Well, I think I must have mentioned cows enough that everyone got the message, my DH gave me this fabulous painting.  Isn't it gorgeous with the grazing cows and the sheep.  Two of my favorite farm animals.

 I think it looks perfect on the wall above the kitchen cabinets.  Adds so much interest to the vignette and brings some color and light up high to the display.


 Hard to take a pic, but it looks wonderful in person.


I love, love, love both of my new cows.  Such special gifts.


I also got a couple of gift certificates, so I can do a lot of shopping.  Can't wait to go see what all I can find. 
Hope you all have a super day and I wish it was your birthday too.

46 comments:

  1. Great cow picture-terrific and thoughtful gift!
    I lust for a cow statue my Aunt and Uncle had...stood about a foot tall. I finally had the courage to ask about it and she had given it away! Maybe I need a picture instead...
    Thanks for sharing-have a wonderulf time celebrating your average birthday!

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  2. Love your new cow picture, it looks so lovely up there, very cute! I also LOVE that floral arrangement, where did you find it?

    Happy early Birthday to you and to your son. My daughter's b-day is today, she is turning 10.

    You are so pretty, Marty...thanks for posting a picture. Have a wonderful day, you deserve it! XO ~Liz

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  3. Cows, pigs, chickens, roosters.....love them all!

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  4. Happy early B-Day Marty! You look great, have fun shopping:@)

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  5. OMG! I CAN'T believe you'll soon be the average age! You certainly look at least 10 years younger. Hope you have a special birthday Marty.
    Best wishes from across the pond :o)
    Hugs
    Rose H
    x

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  6. Happy early Birthday Marty. You look fabulous and I love your birthday gifts!

    Have a wonderful day shopping,
    Gail

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  7. Happy Birthday, you look absolutely wonderful and not average at all! Have fun shopping!

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  8. HaPpY BiRtHdAy!!!!! You look FABULOUS!!! I am 10 years behind you....actually more like 9 since my birthday is next month. I hope I look this good!!

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  9. Happy Birthday to you a little early but why not celebrate as long as you can. You look terrific in your picture!

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  10. Happy early birthday you look beautiful :) Enjoy your lunch and shopping. Happy Birthday to your son as well.
    I love your new cow painting. I have got to get me a cow!!!
    My birthday is Aug. 23 and my older sister is Aug. 22.

    Have a happy day! :)

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  11. happy happy birthday!!! love the new cow picture...love where you placed it.
    -emily
    nestnestingnested.blogspot

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  12. p.s. you look amazing! i sure hope i look as good when i get to the "average" age.
    -emily

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  13. Hi Marty,
    Love your cow painting...looks perfect in your kitchen. Have fun at lunch and, especially, going junking. Can't wait to see what treasures you find. Happy early Birthday!
    Cheryl at My Sister's Cottage

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  14. Ms Marty .. You are taking average to a whole new level .. You look GORGIS! Happy early Birthday sweet lady!

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  15. Happy Birthday Marty! I hope the year ahead is filled with sweet surprises! ... You are adorable!

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  16. Awwww you're a beautiful 72 Marty! And now you can look forward to your next birthday because it'll make you "above average"Lol!
    Of course I love your beautiful cow painting. And your cow plaque is wonderful too.
    My birthday is on Aug 8th so I fall right in between the two of you....however I'm still below average *winks* Vanna

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  17. Great pics!! Congratulations!! xx

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  18. Hi Marty! Love your new cow picture. Now don't you look pretty? You know what I have to do with your snap, don't you? :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  19. That is a cute cow picture. And you look far above average to me! Have a great Birthday. Mine is later in the month and I'm not exactly looking forward to it. It's one of those milestone birthdays.

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  20. You look much more like a fashion model!!! Great snap ... love that cow painting!!! Wishing you a wonderful birthday!!!

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  21. Marty,
    You make one perfect picture...Happy Birthday!!! In my book, you're way above average, dear (not in years, either)!
    Looks as if the cow has stated to the foul..."Moo~o~ove on over and make room for the herd"! Love that print! To get photo shoots atop the cabinets...I go get "Mr. Ed" works everytime! HA! Your photos are always great! Again, Happy Birthday!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  22. Gorgeous indeed marty! I love cow paintings and did a whole post on them!! Looks great!
    Jan

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  23. Hi Marty!
    Such a cute photo of yourself!
    I love LOVE cows, as you know so this is right up my alley.
    What a great bday gift.
    Happy bday to you!
    xoxox
    Alison

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  24. Happy Birthday Marty you look fabulous!! Love Love your new painting!! Have a great weekend, Martina

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  25. Oh my Dear Friend. My Birthday is today, so we are almost twins. I love cow things and the one your son made would be even more special. I grew up on a farm and I had to go get the milk cow at night and do the milking. They would always be so far away from the barn and would take for ever to get her rounded up. So why I like cows, I do not know. memories, I guess. Richard from My Old Historic House.

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  26. Happy Birthday Marty!! We have August birthdays here too. My youngest son and my hubby. I love your picture. You look so pert and cute :-)

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  27. Happy Birthday Marty. I think you are gorgeous! What a thought gift to add to your cow collection.

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  28. Seventy is obviously the new fifty!! You look fabulous, and what a sweet family you have!

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  29. Marty, you're the youngest 72 year old I know!! Happy Birthday to you and your son!
    Love the painting! Enjoy!

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  30. I love your cow painting! I haven't seen any around her-I guess I am going to have to paint my own!

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  31. Happy, happy birthday! What a wonderful gift. I love it when my family creates something special for me. It is so wonderful! He looks delightful in your kitchen. You took a great self portrait!

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  32. Yes, that is a great cow picture...serene and elegant
    ~Pam
    pamspaintparlor.typepad.com

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  33. happy birthday to both of you.

    Beautiful pictures. ...Marsha

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  34. Happy Birthday! You look fabulous! I love that blue on you! The cow painting is wonderful and the way the sky has that lighter color really does make it "pop" up there. I scrolled back to see your cow. Your son is very talented...what a treasure!

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  35. I love your new cows, carved and painted.
    AT

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  36. Marty,
    Happy, Happy Birthday! Great cow silhouette from your talented son, and love the painting from your husband!
    Hope you had a terrific day.

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  37. Happy Birthday Marti! Said it before what a great daughter in law. That is a great pic!

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  38. you look fantastic, Marty. you go girl!

    love your kitchen and the painting...

    Karen

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  39. Your son's birthday is the same day as my grandson, he (Caden) turned five yesterday! Happy Birthday, early! You look great in that blue top!

    Love the new cow picture, and the cow plaque your son made you is so neat!

    Katherine

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  40. Oh Marty, you will never be AVERAGE!!! Happy birthday a little early!!! You look GREAT! Love your new picture, someone was listening! XO, Pinky

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  41. Love your new cow portrait, Marty, and early Happy Birthday wishes! You look fabulous! I'm sure you've never been "below average", and I'm quite sure you're most likely not "average" now at all ;o)

    Have a fabulous weekend and Happy Belated B'day wishes to your son.

    Carla

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  42. The cow painting is beautiful, Marty. And happy birthday, belated. My daughter's is August 3, and my son's is August 12. I shouldn't forget your birthday!

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  43. Beautiful picture, Marty! Blue is a great color on you. And, I love the new cow painting ... you found a wonderful place to show it off, too! xo

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  44. Happy Birthday!!! No one would EVER say that you were average! :) Love the panting and the carved cow too!

    ~Liz

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  45. You are just adorable and I love the cow :)
    XO
    Kristin

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  46. I loved your "mess" before and I loved what you did after! Such a great kitchen. I've been in mine all morning time to do what you just did! Jules ♥

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