Sunday, May 06, 2012

Sunday Stills...Vintage



I puzzled all week long over what to use for this challenge. Not because I don't have anything vintage, but because we live in an antique house, with antique barns (the cheese house that used to stand where the road is now, was one of the first in the state) and I grew up in an antique store. Plus the boss's mom loved old stuff.


Finally I decided upon this bronze horse bank I have had since I was 8 or so and snagged it out of Montgomery's Antiques, bought and sold (or that is how I thought of the folks' first store when I was a kid). 




I have loved this old guy a long, long time, from my horse crazy childhood to now, when I just appreciate the graciousness and craftsmanship of an era long past.


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And speaking of horse crazy....wait until you see the registered Shetland pony Liz found on Craig's list while looking for lawn mowers for Jade. Diamond's full brother was 2005 New England Pinto Horse Assoc. Shetland halter pony and color pony champion of the year. The new baby is turning three this month. If she turns out anything like her big brother she is going to be quite a girl. And what a sweetheart! Talk about luck.

15 comments:

colleen said...

Congratulations on the new pony and I love love love this bank!

dibear said...

I love your bronze horse! I had a collection of bronze horses over 50yrs ago given to me by my uncle. Who knows how old they were even then! I wish I still had them.

dibear said...

I love your bronze horse! I had a collection of bronze horses over 50yrs ago given to me by my uncle. Who knows how old they were even then! I wish I still had them.

Anonymous said...

My husband's grandparents and great aunts were cheesemakers in the Rome area! There is an old book titled;"Cheesemakers of New York State" that is supposed to mention them,but we haven't been able to find a copy. Hubby still eats lots of cheese. Our kids got him the book "Stinky Cheese Man" for Christmas one year!
Rose

Linda said...

Great choice! The Bossman has a very old bronze horse with a pocket watch sized clock......somewhere.

Sallie (FullTime-Life.com said...

Beautiful bronze horse! Sounds like you could have taken pictures anywhere in your home for this challenge! Lovely memories -- thanks for sharing.

MTWaggin said...

Wow! I love that bank! Whoever made it did a wonderful job!

Paintsmh said...

I've always loved that old bronze horse!

Cathy said...

Love the bronze horse and particularly love that sunshine making that strong shadow.

Is that Diamond in the pix below that says there's someone new at Northview?

Very sweet . . . the whole idea of it.

Eva @View from the Hillside said...

Lovely bronze horse. Do you know when it was made?

I messed up my scheduling, but finally got mine up.

Far Side of Fifty said...

I enjoyed the photos of your horse:)

aurora said...

Great choice! Never seen one before. You've captured your bronze horse well, I can see why you are so fond of it.

Terry and Linda said...

So very fitting, with the new pony at NorthView!

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

Ebie said...

I love it! Perfect capture too with its shadow!

threecollie said...

Colleen, thank you!

Dibear, thanks! They must have been really cool. Do you have pictures?

Rose, oh, wow, thanks! I am going to have to look for that book.

Linda, neat! I think I remember those....

Sallie, thanks and that sure is the truth. I thought about it all week. lol

MT, I have tried for years to find out something about it, but never have. It has the name Richard on the base.

Paints, me too. lol

Cathy, it is and thank you

Eva, thanks, I don't. I have tried for years to find out anything about it with no success

Far Side, thanks!

Aurora, thank you. It was a favorite "toy" when I was a kid.

Linda, lol thanks!