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12 August, 2012

Mooove Over!...Making Room for My Vintage Cow Centerpiece!

 It’s been a while since I made any changes to the breakfast room centerpiece, sooo…inspired by my new favorite Goodwill hunting find…I shopped the house and created this one! Can you spot the inspiration piece?

bk No…it’s not Baby Kitty, although he is certainly an inspiration in his own right! Guess again…or did my title give it away? lol

cow Yes…it’s this terrific vintage style cow! Isn’t she fabulous? As soon as I saw her on the shelf, I snatched her right up! And…she was only $3.00! Woo hoo! She is actually appears to be a smaller relative of…

sheep …my favorite sheep figurine that I recently shared in my Faudree inspired living room redo! So you know she had to come home with me!

bottles I started with a wicker tray…a GW find from last year…and added my wicker wrapped bottle collection that I shared with you here…more GW finds!

forks and towels Next, I layered in a few vintage favorites…

tea towel …including my vintage style cow tea towels

forks …and some of my vintage silverplate meat forks…two of them in my favorite Rogers Brothers Vintage pattern. They were $5.00 each at an antiques fair! Woo hoo!  I love anything with grapes…my favorite motif!

butter dish I also added this wonderful vintage Depression glass butter dish in green…a gift from my mother.

etching And do you see the etching around the edge? The dish was used at a dinner during the Carter administration! Cool, huh?

vertical Put it all together and…voilà!…a vintage-y centerpiece starring my favorite new cow! Not bad for a $3.00 investment, huh?

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed a little peek at my vintage cow centerpiece! Please visit these wonderful bloggers and their beautiful blogs to see what they are up to and to find a list of this week’s participants!
Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party
Thrifty Decor Chick for Before and After Monday
Boogieboard Cottage for Masterpiece Monday
Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday

The Stories of A2Z for Tutorials and Tips Tuesday
Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday

A Stroll thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday
Cedar Hill Ranch for Cowgirl Up! on Tuesdays

My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Tuesday's Treasures
Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays
DIY by Design for Sizzle into Summer

The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursdays
No Minimalist Here for the Open House Party on Thursdays

My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday   
French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
2805 for Potpourri Friday
At the Picket Fence for Inspiration Friday
Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday
The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday

Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special
See you next time! A la prochaine!


  1. Love her Debbie! I think it's a her?
    And she goes perfectly with those tea towels, my goodness this is gorgeous!

  2. Oh my gosh, I love your GW cow, Debbie! It does look like it goes with the sheep you found, too. I love the designs on the bottom of both them. Your vignette looks perfect in the basket!

  3. I would be Woo hooing too! He's fabulous! Love your vignette! Your Goodwill is much better than ours! Great finds! I need to shop with you!

  4. Oh Debbie, I love your cow. It is wonderful. Such a great find. Love all your wicker bottles too, they are so fun. Super vignette. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  5. This is so pretty Debbie! Love your new little cow and you've put together a beautiful vignette. Love the pretty green depression glass - how special! You're the best.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  6. I am so "moooovd" by your beautiful centerpiece vignette...Great cow!...Love your "treasured" depression glass plate...Have a wonderful week!

  7. love that sweet vignette and adore that silverware.

  8. What an adorable find. Love the whole centerpiece. Oh, and Baby Kitty is awesome too.

  9. Debbie I love that you take this cow and make such an awesome centerpiece out of it! One of these days I need to come and visit your GW with you! See if some of your luck will rub off on me! Hugs, Linda

  10. PS Baby Kitty is looking very handsome!

  11. You have the best luck at Goodwill, Debbie! Love the vignette.

  12. Your depression ware piece is amazing with the etching on it!
    Love the cow and tea towels. Looks wonderful

  13. Debbie, I would have moooved that cutie into my basket too. Now I have something else to watch for. Perhaps whoever gave up their wonderful lamb will drop off a cow at our GW. ;-) Actually, I found mine at a consignment shop, so guess I need to keep looking there. LOL At any rate, this centerpiece is full of charm. You know how to pull things together to make vignettes that tell a story. Have a great day.......Sarah

  14. Hi Debbie, everything looks great and I love your sentimentally! And it seems you're lucky all of us weren't at GW trying to get that terrific find. Love it!
    Thanks, Helen

  15. Very pretty Debbie. Love all the wicker. Great vignette!

  16. Debbie, I love the cow. You always come away with the best finds from the GW and love the background story behind your depression glass ware.

    Stay cool, regards to the staff,

  17. Deb she is UTTERLY PERFECT!! xo Kathysue

  18. Debbie,
    What an inspiration piece, indeed! (Of course, so is Baby Kitty...that handsome fellow!) I ador how you've put many of your "thrifty finds" together to create this table top vignette! Magnificent presentation! How exciting to have a depression piece used at the President's table! Have a blessed week, dear friend!
    Thanks for your sweet comment and visit!

  19. How interesting the etchings on the dish! Love the cow. I remember cows were in years ago. Then they went away. And now they're "back" big time!

  20. Great vintage centerpiece! Cute cow and for only $3! Whoo hoo!
    I love the sheep too, and the special Depression Glass butter dish from your mom.

  21. She cleaned up cute, didn't she! Great arrangement, and the cow tea towel has always been a fav of mine! Linda

  22. Oh Debbie, as I have said before, I love your cow, and the sheep piece. I never see stuff like that at our goodwill. But if I did, I would be stalking the place.

  23. LOVE your cow. The whole redo is just great- What fun it is to see how a new piece can inspire a whole change around, isn't it? Of course, I LOVE your kitty, too! xo Diana

  24. Oh its such a mooo-ving piece. LOL I love it, and it does kinda match the sweet lamb/sheep piece. Although Baby Kitty does not quite look accepting of your new friend. LOL

    Very cute. You just find the BEST stuff.


  25. She sure is a pretty one Debbie! Love that last shot! Have a great week!

  26. Love the centerpiece, the setting is awesome. Black and white cows are sweet.

  27. So pretty, everything is just perfect and I want that cat :)

  28. Very pretty vignette, Debbie...Christine

  29. OK Debbie, I love everything about this post. The cow made me smile and the sheep made my heart beat faster, both are real treasures. The tea towel is fabulous and I love the pattern on the flatware. Thanks for sharing.

  30. Hi Debbie, I'm lovin your latest vintage centerpiece. You had another great find with the cow, matches the vintage sheep figurine. Love those! Your tea towels and grape motif forks are perfect and pull the vintage look together. I think I may attempt a copy cat!

    The French Hutch

  31. That cow is great! Love it as your centerpiece. Thank you for joining me at HSH!

  32. So two years + later I find this post...I think I found the link to it on Hometalk...not sure, tho, as I have been "reading" blogs all afternoon. I subscribe to yours and love, love, how you write and everything about it..I, too, love cows and vignette centerpieces but you are the expert in creating them. Thank you for sharing your creativity and give your staff a pat for me!
    {{HUGS}} Joy


Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment! I appreciate my wonderful readers!... Debbie