I stopped by my friend
Sallie Kate Kathy's Country Places real estate office the other day and took pictures of some of her folk art collection.
These charming critters were made by two old brothers who had worked for the state road department. They cut the shapes from discarded road signs and painted them with house paint.
When the brothers died and their relatives put the house up for sale, Kathy discovered these beasties nailed to trees all around the house. The family was busy taking them down and hauling them to the dump, alas.
I'm guessing these two above are squirrels . . .
Kathy also has some funky mule ear, porch settin' chairs that have been fancied up with lawn chair webbing for seats, casters, and imaginative paint jobs.
Some years ago, after I begged and whined and generally carried on trying to get her to sell me one of the critters, Kathy gave me a cat that makes me smile every time I see it. Which is often, as the kitty sit atop the wood stove in our kitchen. I particularly like the little Olivia Newton-John headband.