Mucche della Mansarda

20 Feb

Not long ago I was rummaging through my mansarda (attic) and I came across an old frame with a portrait of an elderly woman in it.  It must have been taken in the 1920’s or 1930’s.  I wanted the frame for another project so I took out the old portrait and in between the portrait and the wooden backing I found this really bizarre photo of a couple of oxen (I love oxen!).  It’s old and the paper is really faded and brittle but I really love this photo.  It’s now hanging above my sewing machine and I find myself gazing at it often.  Maybe these cows used to live in what is now my garden.  Or maybe those cows that live at the cheese farm down the street are the great-great-great-great grandcows of these ones here in the photo.  Yeah…my kids like that story.


6 Responses to “Mucche della Mansarda”

  1. Kat February 20, 2012 at 17:23 #

    washi tape and vintage photos – great mix. 🙂 yeah this is lovely. somehow reminds me of heidi or maybe just hearing the sound of cowbells ringing

    • jc February 20, 2012 at 18:32 #

      I know…vintage and washi is a bit ridicuous . But…it’s kinda like the folkabilly mix-up theme we had going yesterday. Vintage and washi…the next new thing. And by the way…is there any better sound than that of cowbells??

      • Kat February 22, 2012 at 18:29 #

        you know, this really got me ideas in my head. vintage and washi is totally NOT ridiculous. 🙂 its a chorus of cowbells and yodels. hehe

      • Petra Roche February 26, 2012 at 22:26 #

        loving the washi! Glad to see you’re enjoying it.

  2. Margaret February 20, 2012 at 18:08 #

    reminds me of the Oxen you were so taken with in Nova Scotia last summer – the yokes of oxen pulling the sledges. Did you know there are traditional names for a pair of oxen – Bright and Starr.

  3. Jen February 22, 2012 at 00:12 #

    What a great find! Also, I love the term ‘folkabilly.’

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