Monday, March 16, 2009

Antique Rocking Horses

Meet MAX! Resident cat living in an antique shop.
He loves following you around. He is a sweetie!

Cowgirls Grace, Sares, and I went browsing Antique and 2ND hand shops yesterday. We had a lot of fun looking for treasures. This is an outside sitting area at one of my favorites. I also get my hair done here. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE crystal chandeliers. They hang all over inside of this shop. It is very shabby chic.

This is another sitting area of the same shop

This is TOMMY! He lives in another shop. Isn't he cute!

I wasn't looking for a rocking horse, but they were everywhere we went. Does this mean something?! Is someone keeping a secret from me? Is there a grandchild in my future?!

I think this is my favorite one.

Pony Girl and Paint Girl had one very similar to this rocking horse when they were little. They spent hours playing on it. I wish we still had it.

Isn't this cute!

This looks very old. I wish I knew the history of these. Did they belong to little boys or girls? How many children spent many hours rocking, rocking, rocking! How many owners have they had? Maybe some are handmade. One thing for sure, little ones always love to rock!!!

Dusty Devoe


Desert Rose said...

I think that Nana bought all the kids one for Xmas...or their birthdays one year. The Rosebud had one just like that too!
I love SHOP KITTY"S!!! There are some store here and in the PNW that have them! They are always soooo happy to see you too!

Cactus Jack Splash said...

Great rocking horses. We have bought a rocking horse or other rocking animal for each of our grandkids.

Paint Girl said...

Love the rocking horses!
That is so cool that those shops have kittys! I know vets always have cats and dogs running around but didn't know antique shops had cats!
Sounds like you had fun!

cowgirljlynn said...

We had a good day didn't we!

Pony Girl said...

Maybe their are a lot of mice in those musty old antique shops...hence the need for kittys? Those rocking horses are cool. It was fun to see the "themes" you each chose. Next time I'm in town we'll have to do this! :)
And NOPE, no little secrets of grandchildren...that must have been a dream. xo

K. T. Sparks said...

I love antique shopping! Wish I were there to go with you!