It always made me laugh (and question the intellect of the general public) when I was little and would go to some place like Vermont and they would ask if I rode a horse to school. Yes, dumb-a, I ride a flipping horse to school in the fourth largest city in the nation and I milk the cow at recess for tomorrow mornings milk.
While I may have never admired a horse as a means of transportation, I admire their gracefulness and stature in the home department. I'm a big fan of bringing in animal accessories to the decorating party. In fact, I have a silver elephant named Geoffrey (yes, with a "G"). I really wanted to bring a horse home but felt like my house started looking more like a zoo since I also have a whale, foo dogs and a real dog. I hope I inspire you to bring home a horsie since I'm overly animal-ated.
A few pony inspired spaces:
|TURNER DAVIS INTERIORS|
A few pony inspired pieces:
|Z GALLERIE, HORSE BUST|
I actually saw these beauties on sale (half off!) at Z Gallerie and I was tempted to get two of them to flank my fireplace. Besides not wanting to spend $200 on something as hilarious as two horse heads, I knew Watson would either A. feel threatened by their presence B. stare lovingly into their eyes and make up a fake love affair in his head or C. and most likely, knock them over and crack their horse skulls.
|HAUS INTERIOR, HORSE HEAD SCULPTURE|
But then I saw this sassy creature shining back at me at Haus Interior and I thought, well, well, well. That's it. That's as far as my thoughts went. Other than the fact that he's really pretty and I would probably name him Stanford if he came to live with me.
|JONATHAN ADLER, HORSE LAMP|
But this little guy is more of a Trojan Horse Greek Mythology creature. Except (and I could be wrong, haven't taken Greek Mythology in a while) I don't think the real Trojan Horse had a light bulb. I would absolutely choose this fellow over the real Trojan Horse. Who needs a huge horse full of Greek Warriors? Ok, THIS blogger does. Raaar.
But since I said no more animals are allowed to enter the house (except for Watson's many suitors) I need to inspire the equestrian theme without being so literal. These items could do the ticket...
|HAUS INTERIOR, MIRROR WITH POLISHED NICKEL HANGER|
Reminds me of stirrups. No?
|HAUS INTERIOR, ALPACA WOOL THROW|
Reminds me of those blanket things they put on the horse to keep them warm. See...I'm no equestrian.
And that's the skinny on equestrian decoratin'. Excuse me, I must go saddle up my horse and start moseyin' on over to my work space.
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