Sunday, January 30, 2011

Never Fear...The STEERS Are Near!

It is funny what different people collect.  I am always fascinated with some of the "odd" things that are collected.  When I finally decide to NOT start a new collection, guess what?; I find something that I just have to start collecting.  Some may call it a "madness", others "crazy", but for those of us in the antique & junk world, we call it "therapy"! Thus the collection begins.....

                                                         Local Steers
My married name is STEERS.  About 10 years ago, my friends started gifting me with things that pictured a steer, or a bull, or a cow with horns.  Now I am not talking about the Texas Longhorn, or the cow skull with a western motif, but tasteful things that I hold near and dear to my heart.  Granted you can find lots of cow collectibles, but Steers items are much harder to find.

One of my 1st Steers' pieces, a Royal Bayreuth plate, was given to me by my dear friend, Wanda, & I just smile every time that I look at it...

After this dainty little plate, it was decided that I MUST start my Steers' collection!

I also love old linen post cards.  On junkin' days with my girlfriends, they will pass me right by while I rummage through old postcard bins...& sometimes I do find a Steers postcard.  My youngest junkin' friend, Shannon, gave me the funny postcard with the tail down for the age! Of course I am far from 60 yrs. old!

Anything "unusual" or "out of the ordinary", I try and "steer it in" if it is a reasonable price...and sometimes I will even splurge on a really good find, but please Don't tell Mr. Steers...

My friend, Jerri, found this Steers coat hanger in a rental property that she owned, and gave it to me as a "happy".  I have awesome friends!

 This was the last little find that I purchased in Brewton, AL & our local Photography Shop, Home of Photography, framed it for me.  I just adore it, and the colors are so vibrant. Mr. Steers even liked it. It is a little book from the 1950's that was probably given to farmers and cattlemen to keep notes in, and it had tidbits of info on the weather and cattle feeding tips.

So, I hope you have enjoyed viewing one of my many collections.  I would love to hear from anyone who shares my Steer collection enthusiasm. Just remember, never fear...the STEERS are always near! Happy Hunting! If you see this license plate, you will know it is me!


  1. I don't remember seeing some of those! I've always liked your steer collection.

  2. Congrats on your new blog!! Looks great, and I love your collections! I will keep trying to get you added to my links--I am having major issues with my computer--it took 4 hours to do my last post--it is just randomly deleting stuff, and not posting comments, not posting pics, and so many weird things!!

  3. What a wonderful collection. When I saw the first picture, I thought you were going to post about your real live steer collection, yikes!
    I love your blog name and header. I'm a new follower from Just Vintage and will be back to see what you're up to.

  4. Hello Tiffany,
    I Love your Collection!!! You have Collected some really Fun Stuff!
    Thank You So Much for your Visit and your Sweet, Sweet Comments!You Made my Day!I am so Glad you Enjoyed my Work. I am fairly New to Blogging too. I started my Blog 8 months ago. It so Much Fun and you will Find That you the Most Wonderful People Along the Way!
    Thank you again for the Visit! I am Now a Follower!

  5. Tiffany, I love cow pics and have several pics in my home. I'm also happy you told me about your new blog and now I'm following you. Hope you have a great week, Theresa

  6. Just found your blog, welcome to blog land! You have a great start, I'm a new follower...Marcia

  7. You really have some great steer stuff!...I love what you did with Shannon's postcard and the little book. I love the steer coat rack, too. The blog is great! Looking forward to your next post!

  8. You are TOO funny! Love the steer collection! Thanks for stopping by. I'm a happy follower. Here's to new bloggy friends ~


  9. Welcome to blogland!!! I love your STEERS collection...it's a collection you pretty much HAD to start!!! Now when I find something with a steer on it, I'll think of you!

  10. Welcome to the wonderful world of blogging! So glad you stopped by and directed me here. I LOVE the name...I think we've all been there! LOL! I'm your newest follower.

    Enjoy the journey,

  11. Thanks for stopping by today! I too love your blog name, I think we share the same sense of humor :) let's see, my maiden name is Kirby I guess collecting vacuums would be a bit of a space sucker! Hein (my kids have all been nicknamed Hiney at one time or another) since I have 5 kids I guess I collected Hineys!!! No wonder I keep my tp in a apple picking bag! Welcome to blogland! Theresa xoxo

  12. LOVE the whole CRANKY COURT!! Tell Albia I will bow the next time I see him...and lower my gaze of course. But we know who really rules the castle...shhh...

  13. Thank you for coming by my blog today Tiffany I loooove new followers. Your collection is beautiful and very unique to you. I have never seen so many steer pieces...Now next time Jill and I go out antiquing I am going to look closer. It's going to be fun getting to know you through your blog!

  14. Welcome to the wild, wonderful world of blogging! I'm glad your friends and family talked you into taking the plunge.
    I love that your steer collection is a result of your married name. I have a collection of "E"s for my married last name. They are all over my house but I just can't resist buying them.
    I look forward to reading more of your blog.