Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Antique Rocking Horse on the Mantel...

I thought I'd share a few more pics of my antique rocking horse
 on the mantel, that I showed yesterday in the house tour.

My Mom was telling me this week, how she and my dad answered an ad for it in the paper, around the time of my second or third birthday. This was before the age of the heavy plastic bouncing horsey on a big metal spring. I'm old, but I'm not as old as this horse so don't go making me older than I am! Mom said it was an antique when they found it, but it still had it's tail, mane, saddle and the red wooden stand that it set on. It had been stored in one of our barns, so between then and the time mom gave it back to me, the humidity, cold, (and mice) probably took it's toll.

She thought this was a similar mechanism that it came with for it to glide. So actually it was a glider not a rocker. This one is on Ebay and you can see it HERE.

It gets lost up here on the mantel. I can't seem to take decent photos and get the whole thing in them. I think Santa needs to bring me a new wide angle lens for Christmas.

Enough about being old...

If you missed my Home Tour yesterday
then you can see it HERE

Hope you'll catch the rest of the homes this week.

Happy Tuesday Everyone!
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  1. Your rocking horse is gorgeous---and having it as a gift from your parents makes it even more special. My BF, has a penchant for picking up all sorts of vintage horses, and all they do is lurk in her basement, will have to 'borrow' one next year for a vignette. Problem is storing everything. Grins, I would keep it up there all the time, though---grins, Sandi

    1. HaHa, that gives a very creepy mental image. Maybe if you borrowed one she'd never notice!!

  2. As beautiful as any Home Decor magazine. Love it.

  3. I've always admired that horse. Now I know the story behind it!

  4. I will definitely make my way around all the home tours, but I love the story of your rocking horse! My brother had one - even had a name (Skippy) - and it was on the glider. Every now & then I'll see one in our antique mall, but not often. I have one that I purchased from a fellow dealer that I just love (it's on a wooden rocker frame, not a glider), but its story does not have the personal providence yours has. I just love that! I think he looks quite majestic on your mantel, too.

  5. Debra, everything is beautiful! Wanted to let you know that I am still receiving two of your blog emails. One comes from Debra Oliver -- Common Ground with a subject line that says RSS for Common Ground. The second one comes from Common Ground, with subject line saying the same. I'm not complaining, just wanted you to know in case it matters. Hope you are feeling well !

  6. That is so wonderful that your mom kept your wooden rocking horse all these years. It fits right in with today decorating etc.He looks great on your beautiful mantel

    Merry Christmas and I am working on my decorations this weekend

  7. This is a wonderful post. I loved it. Thanks for linking at The Count Down To Christmas. The new link is up. Come over and link this and any Christmas post.
    I'd love to see some archives too!
    Link up and let's party.
    Merry Christmas!

  8. Your horse is beautiful, with a lovely story to accompany it. Wonderful mantel display. Ann Marie @ Iris Abbey www.irisabbey.com

  9. I love the rocking horse and your entire mantel. Thanks for sharing your room at Merry Monday!

  10. Gorgeous! I love your mantel and your story! I'm also crazy about the lanterns...I guess I could have just said I love it all! You always have the prettiest displays. Have a great week!


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