Saturday, September 27, 2008

Pink Saturday - Cows

Beverly at how sweet the sound hosts Pink Saturday. Stop by her place to see the many other pink items people are sharing.

From June 15th, through October, 1999, Chicago had "Cows on Parade," a summer art project designed to create interest. Three hundred life-size fiberglass cows were decorated in various ways by different artists and displayed in various locations in and near downtown Chicago. Everywhere you looked, there were cows of all designs and colors. Johnny and I were vacationing in Chicago at the time. Today, I've selected some of the pink cows for your enjoyment.

Her name is "Piggy Cow Bank."


This cow is entitled, "Princess Paris Pink."


This one is called, "Bucolic at Xtreme."


Here's "Gladiebelle."


This one is called,"Cows in Progress."


This was our favorite, and the label said, "Diamond Cow," but Johnny and I called her Marilyn Monroe. Notice the big pink bow on her rear.

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65 comments:

bj said...

Ahhh, Sally girl....these are so cute! I adore Marilyn....
be sure to come over to my place and see Marilyn in her PINK.....
love, bj

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Sally.

I love all of these pink cows. I can't decide which is my favorite. What an interesting are display.

ROXY said...

oh I love the marilyn monroe cow!! Sooo cute:) thanks for sharing!!

Bridget said...

I love the Chicago Cows! The last one does look just like Marilyn Mooooroe.

Bridget said...

I should have said this post is udderly adorable. Okay...everyone groan now!

judicreations said...

Good morning Sally
Oh these pink cows are wonderful. I love the colours. I remember that year of the cows. We in Canada had moose of all while you had cows. Interesting. Its so neat that you have pics of them and I love the little cow parade pinky too.
Thank you for sharing all the loveliness of pink cows this morning.

Have a great great day!
Judi

ellen b. said...

Sally! I love your pink cows. I'm not playing Pink today but thought I'd visit a few.

Charmingdesigns said...

Funny cows, what will people think of next!! How do I go about signing up for another Blue Monday? Laurie

Brown-Eyes said...

Hi Sally...I remember this art exhibit, of course I only saw it on TV...it is fun to see some of them again...I think they raised a bunch of "moola" for charity, didn't they? ;-) Bo

Alex said...

Hi Sally. Happy Pink Saturday! I love the cows! :)

GABRIELA DELWORTH said...

Happy Pink Saturday!

PINK cows in Chicago? How fun!
We used to have moose all over Toronto before...it was really cool!

~ Gabriela ~

Cathy said...

I enjoyed your pretty pink cows, Sally. :o)

Grandma Faith said...

Thank you for showing us the ladies from the Chicago Cow Parade. You know I am crazy about them. That was the first Cow Parade ever held in the US. The first Westland figurines from that parade are all very expensive now. The "Diamonds are a Girl's Bestfriend" cow is sometimes posted on e-bay for several hundred dollars. I can only dream of ever owning her. Take care.

Mary said...

Sally,

The cows are so cute. As judi said, we had moose in Canada. Toronto had moose everywhere you turned. I should have a photo here somewhere.

My favorite is Princess Paris Pink. She is so calm looking in all of her pastel colors.

Thanks so much for sharing. I enjoyed seeing all these delightful cows.

Blessings,
Mary

Susan Hickam said...

Sally this was a really fun post. I love all the pink cows but Marilyn has to be the favorite. Smile.

Charli and me said...

Your cow display is so cute! We did something similar in our neck of the woods but at the time I wasn't blogging LOL Now , as with most of us, I carry a camera every where I go. Your pink cow display was absolutely amazing!

Dawn said...

I don't think I have ever seen so many pink cows! Your selection was great. I do fancy the Marilyn Monroe cow the best.

take care,
Dawn

Dawn said...

I remember these from the evening news! And yes, they interviewed Marilyn! LOL, Happy Pink!

nikkicrumpet said...

How much fun to be there while the cows were on display. I love this idea for art...it is just so endearing. I gotta agree with you Diamond Cow steals the show!!!!

Sweetie said...

The pink cows are wonderful conversation pieces. We were in Chicago for a conference two years ago - but didn't see any cows.
Sweetie

g said...

Oh, I remember that cow project! How wonderful. Love the Marilyn Monroe cow!

Happy Pink Saturday, Sal!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Hi! Happy PS!!

Fun post today! I'm especially fond of Marilyn, too!!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Melissa's Cozy Tea Time Readings said...

Hello sweet lady. Thanks for the comments. I hope you went and requested your free card! those pink cows are crazy! lol

Lara said...

what a sweet post! i like cows, whether they are this kind, or the real kind :)!

Virginia said...

I can't decide which is my favorite, loved them all, they are all adorable.
Happy Pink Saturday!
Blessings, Virginia

Becky said...

Those cows crack me up. I loved the last one.
Becky

Katie said...

I was so mooved by your post! :)

Happy Pink Saturday!

Vintage To Chic said...

Love the Cow, Hope you are having a wonderful day.
Hugs,
Judy

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

Oh, how "udderly" adorable and cute! LOL! Love the Diamond Gall cow! Girl after my own heart! :) ~Rhonda

Abuela Beauty said...

Hi Sally!!
All them are truly Pink Cows!!
My favorite is the first one..
Happy Pink Saturday!!!
Besitos desde Argentina!

Silvia

lacenribbonroses said...

I love the cows..:)
CC
lacenribbonroses

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Princess Paris is my favorite. She can come live with me..LOL Happy Pink Saturday to you!

Stephanie

Alea said...

I love Cows On Parade, i gotta go grab my sister to see this!

Miss Rhea said...

I Love Princess Cow. :) How Now pink Cow !! lol !! :)

Happy Pink Saturday !! :)

Charlotte said...

Holy Cow!

Protector of Vintage said...

Wow! Did you see all 300 cows? :)
Those are great! Take care~

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

what cute little pink moo moo's

Dee Light said...

Oh my!! Now this is a fun post. Love the pink cows.

Melissa Wertz said...

I love your pink post. It is adorable!

Picket said...

Oh Sally not the cows!!!! lol lol Pink knows no shame! lol I did like Marilyn though! lol Hope you are having a great weekend friend!

Pat said...

Hi Sal!

Thank for your warm welcome to me on my first Pink Saturday post!

I love all the pink cows! There was once a cow parade in NYC but I don't rememebr any pink ones.

My favorite one here was Marilyn Monroe

PA Fiber Artist said...

Thank you for your comment. God truly helped us to grow those roses. Each year is a new adventure in the garden!

I really like your blog, especially the Paris pink cow!

Happy Pink Saturday!
Susan

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Sally,
The cows make a great subject for pink sat.

We have a similar project here with carousel horses!
Hope you day has been a great one.
diane

Jennifer said...

Sally such cute pink cowa!Thank you for visiting me Happy Pink sat,Jen

Jennifer said...

Sally such cute pink cowa!Thank you for visiting me Happy Pink sat,Jen

Jeanne said...

Sally, I totally love the cows. My favorite is Piggy cow. Now that made me laugh. I would have loved being there.

I am up and going more than I should. I wear out real easy. Today I drove the car. I am doing better each day. Therapy is still a must. Thank you for asking Sally. I appreciate your concern.

Hugs...Jeanne

Neabear said...

What a great pink post! We used to have decorated cows in our area. But now we don't. I have no idea what happened to them. I enjoyed looking for them. Thanks for visiting my blog. Happy Pink Saturday!

Anne Fannie said...

Hi Sally, I love all those pink cows! So cute!
And yes, all those flowers are in my yard!
Love, Ann

Cathi said...

What a kick! I Love them all. Thanks for visiting my pink Saturday.

Patricia said...

The cows are wonderful. In our small village and throughout the county altered horses are the rage. Hope you are having a great weekend.
Patricia
http://theunfinishedflower.typepad.com/

Jessica said...

Fabulous cows!!

Happy Pink~

J.

Jan and Tom's Place said...

Hi Sally...

I like DIAMOND COW, too!!! Cute!!!

Thanks for the visits and comments.

Just thought I'd let you know I updated my post about Blogger Glitches to say:

BLOGGER GLITCHES...
SUNDAY MORNING UPDATE...I have been using MODERATE COMMENTS, in order to avoid the high number of SPAM comments I was receiving. Having my comments sent to an email box is only good in that I would SEE the comments. I couldn't POST the comments to my BLOG through my email. Posting the comments can only be done through the Dashboard. So, I was just trying to eliminate another "spot" for comments and hadn't had any troubles til a couple of days ago. I hope this clears up the confusion as to where my comments are going...and why. LOL!!! I'm confused enough!!! I am now trying a different setting for comments...sorry, but Word Verification is BACK!

~Blessings,
Jan

Shabby Kim said...

Sally,

Your idea for this weeks Pink Saturday posting was a riot and totally original. Love all the pink cows. Definately put a smile on my face. Love your blog. Thanks for visiting mine. Come back soon !!

KatCollects said...

Love the cows on parade. Seattle did this with pigs not long ago, so so fun to see.
Kathy

KATHERINELLEN said...

Sally,
Adorable cows...they just so cute! Happy Pink....Katherinellen

Justine said...

I think it is so cool that they did this with the cows. I remember Oprah talking about it years ago.

Justine :o )

Vanessa Greenway said...

So cute! Love those pink cows! xo Vanessa

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

How fun is this! Those cows are awesome! The creativity amazes me. I traveled to Saint Joseph, Michigan several times to view the carousel horses they did, and again a couple years later to view the bears. I love when a town does something like this!

Kady

Jeanie said...

These are wonderful! I like Marilyn, too!

roseylittlethings said...

Happy Belated PS. Love the cows! Thanks for stopping by:)

Nerissa said...

Those cows are too cool! In Tampa, they have manatees & they have them in New Orleans (but I can't remember for the life of me what the items were!!)
Thanks for visiting over at my blog :)
Nerissa

Margie said...

What fun!!! I loved the *pink* and green cow the best!

Margie :)

Mya said...

The cows are too funny. I love it. Happy Pink
-Mya

Mya said...

The cows are too funny. I love it. Happy Pink
-Mya

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