Friday, June 22, 2012

Everything AND the kitchen sink...


There is a wonderful restaurant and kitchen supplies store very near us.  It has everything...and I do mean everything one could want for cooking...including the kitchen sink and occasional life sized figures.

I am not sure exactly how this burro fits into the grand scheme of things. I would imagine he would be a wonderful prop in a Mexican restaurant. I wish it could come live at my house, though!



Burros/donkeys often occupy my mind. When I was in Mexico many years ago, burros  wandered about country roads oblivious to cars going by and were just a friendly as can be, much to my delight.

When I was young, my family owned a burro... named Pancho. That is when my life time love of donkeys/burros started.

Recently, I acquired a 
little Steiff ...


And this one was made
 by a gifted artist who combined my love 
of donkeys, 
mushrooms and tea!


These sort of live together 
and keep each other company....




Little Edie has a 4 inch donkey
 made by the late Mary Vlasak 
who knew I loved Eeyore.



 Sometimes...
I even make them myself...


 Draw them...


Sometimes I collect a tiny ones...



and I often photograph them!





 




The world is full of wonderful things...that is for sure.  Donkeys and Belted Galloway cows are among my favorite animals. I recently found out that they are both also bred as miniature livestock...oh, to dream!

Imagine my delight at finding a burro in that kitchen store...as if it were there just for me to find! Serenditpity!

The weekend is around the corner...and hopefully our current heat wave will break today. Happy weekend and...


as always, 

enjoy the day!


6 comments:

Helen Priem said...

Oh Helen, donkeys are the most kind-hearted souls. I love them too. The Steiff donkey is so cute and your donkey is also very sweet !
Actually all of your donkeys are sweet !
I have a thing for life-size animals, I even once wanted to buy a life-size plush reindeer :-)

l.wilks11 said...

Love! Love! Love your donkey collection. I don't know if you have heard the song about Wonkey Donkey. You will find it on You Tube. Its a must to listen to......xx

Shelley said...

They are adorable as babies...such big,big ears and full of fur! They are giving them away around here,but I couldn't manage one or feed it :) I would love having one or two littles as you have...they are all very sweet. I pray the heat lets up for you...I know how suffering it can be. We have terribly hot summers here. So far its not been too bad and we are getting regular rains...thank the good Lord! Blessings

swig said...

I agree with you : donkeys are great! And I love the one you made! greetings from (the quite donkey-free) Paris.

The Imperfectionist said...

Imagine...a belted Galloway as a pet!! I would love it!
Love your pics for this post...especially the tea-drinking, mushroom-sitting donkey!

Elizabeth said...

Love this post. I haven't been around to check on you lately so this was a great surprise. Love donkey's even the one in Tijuana they painted to look like a zebra. Wish I could find the picture to send you. So funny !!
I too want the one in the restaurant supply place.