Folk Art Animals for Your Home

Fat farm animals.

What?

Why are these so appealing? Maybe because they are artistic? Or just whimsical? Because they are quirky and quaint and can be one eye-catching accent to a room or a whole theme when put together?

Check out this Warren Kimble™ Hand Hooked Rug Pillow found in the Farm to Table theme for $24.99 at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store. It is also available online.

Warren Kimball™ Hand Hooked Rug Pillow

I found this Cat Nap Rug for $59.95 at Acorn Online and thought it would go well with the pig pillow before I even stopped to realize that it, too, was designed by Warren Kimble.

Cat Nap Rug

Realizing the pattern to my train of thought, I decided to take a closer look at folk artist Warren Kimble’s designs.

If you want to put your Cat Nap Rug in the kitchen, you could add a matching Boston Warehouse Warren Kimble Fat Cat Spoonrest to your stove or countertop; or if you can picture it in your bathroom, there is an eye-catching Framed Cat In A Hot Tin Tub Warren Kimble Picture Print.

I also found these other great prints from Framed Art by Tilliams on Amazon.

Warren Kimble isn’t the only folk artist with what I am now affectionately calling “fat farm animals.”

This ABC Sheep Sampler by Aleta Blackstone would look adorable on the wall of a bedroom or nursery.

Or how about these intriguing works by artist Laurie Meseroll that I found on Amazon? (You might love her blog, by the way.)

I especially like that last one — “Bunny Brew.”

As mentioned above, you don’t necessarily have to change your whole theme if you like any of these folksy decorations. They can stand alone and would make excellent conversation pieces if you have a way to tie them into another theme or match them with a style you already have going.

I especially like the idea of tying them in with some vintage prints or “French Provincial” designs. Here are a few ideas to get your mind working in that direction:

Scatter Cushion in a 'French Country' Design by PollysPillows on Etsy

Scatter Cushion in a ‘French Country’ Design by PollysPillows on Etsy

Courting Toile Wallpaper from Fabrics & Papers

Courting Toile Wallpaper from Fabrics & Papers

White Hen By Parlane

White Hen By Parlane

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