This is my favorite room in the house, small and cozy. The wallsand ceiling are covered with the original aromatic cedar paneling.
There is a large hide-covered trunk under the table from the early 1800's. There are three in the room. Each is so unique and truly a work of art. The handles on the sides are crudely made from wrought iron, and each has nail head tacks.... another thing I love!
|I had my husband's initials put on the back of this red ultrasuede chair before it was reupholstered.|
|This is a pair of snowshoes for horses that I found in Minnesota this fall. The dealer said they came from Finland originally. Have you ever seen anything like them?|
|I went on a Mod Podge binge for a while in October and decided to put red plaid paper on this frame.|
|Little trinket collection.|
Vintage plaid blankets were used to upholster the two chairs and I found Canadian tartan wool for the sofa. The walls used to have saddle brackets and many hooks for storing the riding accessories. Though the saddle racks are long gone, the hooks are still up high near the ceiling and are in pretty good shape.
|Mallets hanging from one of the original tack brackets.|
|Hallie, my assistant this morning busy chasing camera flashes. :)|
Since I grew up on a horse farm, many antiques and horse prints came from my mother and her parents. My grandfather raised harness horses and thoroughbreds, not polo ponies. I started collecting polo memorabilia after we moved in. Polo was very popular here in our small town from the 1930's through the 1960's.
|Under the window there is an old wooden saddle rack/stand that I found at a garage sale the week me moved in!|
|The trophy case in the hall.|
The trophy case is outside the tack room in the hall and it's filled with items collected from Ebay and antique shops. Some of the framed photos are historical and relate to the history of the barn, and a few photos were passed on to me when we bought the place.
|The white horse was the original owner's favorite pony and it is standing right outside the front door. C. 1940|
|This is an antique porcupine quill covered box... wish I had more!|
|Another one of those old hide-covered boxes.|
Close up of the trophy case. The runners at the bottom are for the sliding
glass doors which had to be opened to take photos!
Thanks for visiting. I am working my way down the hall.
Come back soon as I will be adding more.
Have a lovely day!