Saturday, February 26, 2011


...these days numbers are here, there and everywhere.  From furniture to wall art - they are simply "in".  So this week at my mos' fav' farm supply store - I snatched up these great metal numbers.  Now, are you ready for me to tell you what they are for?
 They are cattle tags.  Now these are not like the most commonly used tags - which are plastic ear tags.  These are heavy, thick, metal ones that look - well, totally cool, I think.
 So for just a few pennies... I brought them home and tied them on my baskets which I've been collecting for a while.  I THINK they are ole' racks out of freezers/refrigerators.  I think they are gonna look great in my new pantry filled with potatoes and the like - don't ya think they'll be cute all lined up in a row?
 I love this one 'cause it has a neat blue color to it.  I put some "project" fabric in it for now - but needless to say, the only project happening around here these days is "home building".
 The previous numbers have no significant meaning but I'll let ya in on a lil' secret - shhhhhh - I'll be this many PLUS 10 tomorrow.  Yep...39... hard to believe.  But hey, age IS just a number, right?  And I'm grateful to have another Happy Birthday.
Have a beautiful Sunday!


Becky C said...

Happy Birthday, Cathy!! Guess what, I celebrated my 39th last Friday. It's not too bad :) Enjoy your day!
I love all your baskets with cool cattle tag numbers! They will look great in your pantry. Great idea!
Becky C

Country Gal said...

39! I remember 39. I'm gona be 45 this year ! Neat idea for your pantry! Have a great day !

Look beyond the picket fence said...

Happy birthday! You are right it is just a number! I hope you have a wonderful day! The tags look great attached to the baskets!

Vintage Gal said...

Happy Birthday Cathy ~ I just found your blog and I think it's wonderful~! Love, Love, Love your baskets and the tags. Adorable. I will definitely follow along ;-)

Farmchick said...

Happy Birthday to you Cathy! And to think I was in that same farm store just a few days ago...and bought only dog wormer! I need to revisit!!

Kim said...

Happy late Birthday Cathy! The numbers and baskets idea it neat.
Have a happy week,
Kim in OK

Country Dreaming said...

Happy Birthday to YOU!!!!! Enjoy!!

The numbers look cool with the baskets.

Hope all is going well with the house.


Beverly said...

Love it!! The cattle tags and the baskets. We live in a farming/dairy community, I wonder if my farmers supply will have those. I'm sure I could find a cute way to use them. Love the burlap type ties you used too. Happy Birthday. At 39 you are a baby...and it all about how old you feel.

Leslie @ Farm Fresh Fun said...

Belated Birthday blessings wished for you! Hope it's a great year! Love the spring header and your fun baskets!

Melody said...

Aw, 39......I vaguely remember that age...hehe..I just turned 50 in Dec. Love the wire baskets too and the metal numbers. house is looking great too by the way.

last minute lynn said...

Love those cattle tags! Could you tell me the name of the store where you found them?
Many thanks!

Cathy Cobblestone said...

Lynn - this is to answer your question. Those tags come from our local feed supply store, which happens to be my employer ;-). The store is called Central Farmers Supply - in business for nearly 40 years. Hope this helps!

crazy for chocolate said...

Those tags are sooo cute and my mind is whirlig with the possibilities. Thanks for the great tip!!