Saturday, October 20, 2007


Fire! Fire! Upon the maple-bough the red flames of the frost!
Fire! Fire! by burning woodbine, see, the cottage roof is crossed!
The hills are hid by smoky haze! Look! how the road-side sumachs blaze!
And on the withered grass below, fallen leaves like bonfires glow!
Come, let us hasten to the woods, before the sight is lost~
We stand among the fallen leaves young children at our play,
And laugh to see the yellow things go rustling on their way.
" The Autumn is old, the sere leaves are flying: He hath gathered up Gold,
and now he is dying old age, begin sighing!"
Taken from a volume of St. Nicholas 1888.


Friday, October 19, 2007

Lovelies Putz Sheep Collage

Here is a collage on canvas of one of my favorite Christmas lovelies....Putz Sheep. Made in Germany in the 1900's for the American Market. Each sweet little sheep has it's own personality because of the handpainted faces. They usually have wool felt, and carved wooden legs. Most of them are found with damage because they were used often for nativity scenes. They have become collectible to display all year round. This collage measures 20 1/2 by 16 1/2 in with a handmade and painted wood frame. Sells for $265. Please email or leave a comment below. Click on image to enlarge. Thanks for looking!

Lovelies Putz Sheep

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