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Monday, January 30, 2012

Feeling A Little SHEEP-ish!!

Good Afternoon Friends...

I have had two emails in as many days asking if I was under the weather or something...so I figured it was time to post a little something!!

Well...I haven't been under the weather, but I have been pretty busy...in two words...UPDATE and TAXES!!! Need I say more?

Today I decided to take my morning a little slower than usual...

...and as I was savoring EVERY sip of my second cup of coffee, I found myself gazing at my early putz sheep collection. I must have been standing there for at least 30 minutes just sipping and smiling. Enamored by each little figure, I picked up one sheep...then another...then another...until I had held and admired each one in my entire collection!!

I just stood there, looking at each one...thinking and wondering about each little chipped nose, broken ear, lost collar, or wobbly leg. Each one is so unique and with it's own charming and endearing personality. I couldn't help but think how incredibly lucky I am to be the loving care-taker of each and every one of them!!!

For today's post, I thought that I would share a few close-up shots of a small part of my collection. They aren't perfect by any means, but they bring me such joy to collect. Please take a minute to really "look" at them. I think that you will all agree that there is something very special about each and every one of them!!

This is a large sheep, about five inches tall, with sculpted face, leather fly-away ears and his original collar and bell. Notice the detail in his beautiful hand painted eyes!!

Oh my...what BIG eyes you have!!! (It looks like his left one is "wandering" a little!)

This little gem was a Christmas gift from my son a couple of years ago...his poor little nose was broken off at some point...oh how I wish I could go back in time to thank his owner for gluing it back on!!

I call this one HANNAH...after my daughter. Isn't she a BEAUTY?!!!
She is so sweet and petite, just like my Hannah! She stands only 2 5/8" tall and just look at all of her pretty detailing!!

And this is my JOSH sheep...after my son...he is a BIG boy...standing 5" tall. When I got him, he was in near perfect condition, only missing his little metal horns...then one day, I knocked him over and chipped the very tip of his left ear.
HMMM, I wonder if someday, his next owner will look at him and "wonder" like I do about my sheep, and try to imagine how he got that chip!!

This is actually a little goat...He was also a gift from my son that same Christmas. He has "real" hair, fly-away ears, metal horns and just look at his eyes and bell!!

TOO COOL...am I right?

Here is HANNAH again...she is standing next to "PISA"...I named her that because...she leans!! The large Mamma sheep on the right and her little baby were purchased together.

Another large sheep with an unusually LONG nose!! I acquired him in a trade with my sister.

They come in all shapes and sizes...some with blue collars...

...and some with red collars!!! Here is JOSH again...he is standing here with "the twins" !!

Ewes not fat...ewes FLUFFY!!!

And last, but not least...this little sheep is one of my favorites...she looks as though she is turning her nose up at the rest of the herd!! (Maybe she came from ROYALTY!!!)

Well, friends...It's getting late and I have to go get dinner for my "boys". I hope you enjoyed getting to know some of my wonderful little sheep...they are my favorite collection!!

As always, I thank you so much for stopping by, and I wish you a safe and happy day!!

Kind Regards, Tina

17 comments:

  1. Tina ~
    I absolutley LOVE your collection of putz sheep. I have 6 or 7 and a couple are quite wobbly but I love them just the same!
    Pug hugs :)
    Lauren

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  2. I share your affection for Putz sheep,flaws and all.They were loved enough to be handed down.Warm Blessings!~Amy

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  3. Hi Tina,
    I so enjoyed your little sheepish family - I guess they all do have different personalities...your descriptions of each of them fit just perfect.

    Karen

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  4. Tina, what a great post! I enjoyed meeting all your woolies and understand how you can get attached to them. Love all the variety and the personality of each and every one.
    Robyn

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  5. Thank you Tina for sharing the joy you get from your sheep collection...it shines through in your words...you have a wonderful collection!

    Janet

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  6. I covet your sheep collection! I have a very small collection and would love to have more. They are all wonderful, perfect or not.

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  7. Great collection! I had a laugh out loud moment when you described the one with the wandering eye!!

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  8. Mèèèhhhhh! What a lovely sheep!!!
    groetjes Marijke

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  9. Tina ~~ Love your descriptions and the fact they all have names. Glad you got time to sit and enjoy your collection and then share with us. Thanks !!
    Blessings & Hugs ~ Connie xox

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  10. Hi Tina, I have always admired your sheep collection. Each one seems to have its own personaility. Thanks for sharing your collection with us. Vicky

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  11. Ewes not fat...ewes fluffy. (I know where that came from, and it totally cracked me up!)

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  12. Tina,
    Yes indeed they do have their own little personalities. You have some great sheep in your collection and I thank you for your advice in starting my own little flock. Hugs, Lori

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  13. Thanks to everyone for stopping by and leaving so many nice comments!! I am happy to see that so many of you enjoy and collect these little sheep also!! Enjoy the rest of your day, Tina

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  14. Hi Tina,
    I thought that the sheep (goat) with the horns was the ram. Carole

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  15. Wonderful post Tina. Always have Loved your collection. In fact, it inspired me to collect more; as it grows I too find myself admiring the beauty of their little faces. I Love the Perfect inperfections they each have. Just found one in a box last week...poor baby had a broken neck. Thinking a little doctoring up and this sweetie will be release and introduced to the heard I've gathered. Love'em.

    Thanks for sharing and INSPIRING!
    HUGS,
    Marlene

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  16. Love your collection! Too sweet they are....I love them also and they just add something don't they? Love your blog.....

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