Friday, June 24, 2011
I got three of these in one place and a fourth in another. I am told they are a bit hard to come by anymore. The tags are a bit rusty, but I think they are a pretty cool item to have found.
I collected a small number of cow creamers in December (see post Stampede to the New Year). I thought it could be nice to display the cows and the antique cow tags together. A farm - cow theme happening here?
Separately, I have acquired a set of small tiles with numbers on them. Maybe they are house numbers, not really sure. I do not have a complete set of all numbers, but do have a few repeats. I am thinking to embed them in the wall of one of the areas when we build the extension. Perhaps a vertical stripe of black tiles with numbers running down some part of wall. I just like the numbers and white numbers against black background is very striking.
I photographed the tiles, plus a few extra snazzy green ones, which sport "7" on them. One of them will be used for Ian's shed (7 is his lucky number), maybe at the door. As I photographed the set of them, I realised that I have a repeat in the black and white tiles of the numbers stamped into the cow tags. Some of you will know I like patterns and codes...and also that I believe there is no such thing as a coincidence ! So, these are now known here as the Cow Code. (that would be 2458, just in case you couldn't tell)
What we shall do with such a profound notion and arrangement, I am not exactly sure. More trivial and thoughts perhaps in the next post ;)