Sunday, November 28, 2010

Equestrian Interiors


With Thanksgiving at an end, and Christmas coming up, I always go from room to room and make a mental note of what needs completing before company arrives and the holiday decorations go up.  I can't help but gaze at some of my favorite finds and remember where and when I found them....my horsey sterling 'mint julep' cup comes from only one place and in that is in western Kentucky....Wakefield Scarce Galleries.  I so hope I can find time and go back down to visit this wonderful collection of shops.  I want to visit their Christmas Yule Shop!  The bedding ensemble was special ordered from a large interior design store near Charleston, WV.  I saw it in a catalog, waited for it to go on sale which it never did and I was so thankful I found it again!  The special ribbon pillow was a recent find from another shop in Kentucky.   Grammie was holding a neighbor's horse on a Sunday in early Summer.  I think she looks so beautiful and her classic suit shows off her stylish taste.  The oil painting was from a local shop and it reminded me of my Jessie.  The painted cast iron toy is from Amish country in western Pennsylvania.  Mom, Dad, the good husband and I traveled the area and browsed around in some antique stores.  We timed it right and were able to visit an Amish fundraiser where all the monies collected goes into their hospital fund.  It was very strange to be a minority in a large group of people.  And finally, my precious Jessie is never tiring to look at.  Although she is not inside (darn!) I can see her from the 'Old House Parlor'.  I love her very very much and feel so fortunate that she has reached 26 years of age.  I pray she lives decades more, blessed with perfect health, soundness and happiness!

16 comments:

♥I am Holly♥ said...

Beautiful post!! It brings back my memories of my horse and the days of riding. There isn't anything that can match the feeling! Lots of love, Debbie and Holly

baystatebrumby said...

What a lovely collage. I like all that stuff--especially that silver cup and the bedding. It is almost like equestrian toile!!!

lisa said...

Very nice collection. I am getting ready to redo the living room and I am going with leather furniture and doing a little extra with the western theme.

Kent Island Red said...

Beautiful! Too bad you're not a horse lover, though...LOL!!!!

Verde Farm said...

Oh Wow--you out did yourself this time. I love this mosaic. The bedding is my favorite. I love that pillow--just right!
Amy :)

COUNTRY GAL said...

Yes wonderful post !Love your collections. We went to a huge country christmas craft show today , wish I could buy everything ! Have a great day!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

It's been a crazy few days for me, and I've so enjoyed putting my feet up and reading about and seeing your lovely treasures!

Angela said...

I love your collection of horse things! I especially love the picture of your Grammie.

Hope you have a Wonderful Week!
Angela

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Oooh! You found some wonderful treasures. I bet you are fun to go shopping with. And oh! how wonderful it must be to be your guest and sleep amongst the beautiful equine bedding! So pretty!

Your critters, especially your horses, are all so wonderful. I'm glad I stopped by to say hello.

~Lisa

Feral Female said...

What a lovely post!

Les said...

Hey Cuz -

I think Grammie is holding Lippett Sam Twilight, the Morgan stallion Grampie bought.

Her suit is delightful - I bet she made it!

We watched slides the other night - what fun to reminisce!

Great post. :)

AJ-OAKS said...

Your treasures are beautiful. Such memories with each piece. Love all the pieces. :)

acorn hollow said...

Such a wonderful collection. A very understated elegance.after seeing your grandmother's picture, it runs in the family.
cathy

Linda said...

I love the way you put your pictures together in a collage. Mind if I borrow that idea? It looks fun.

Lori Skoog said...

I could not find and email address for you but wanted to answer your question about my horses and shoes. Except for Mustafa (Barb's Hanovarian)none of the horses have ever had shoes.

Flat Creek Farm said...

This is a beautiful collage. I adore that picture of your Grammie, and of course your beautiful Jessie. Lovely... every single one! -Tammy