Sunday, January 22, 2012

Back in Tack

It's January,
and for me, that means organizing 
 and swirling around accessories 
  and sometimes
even furniture pieces.

This is the tack room.

(You've probably seen it before?) 
Just moved around some accessories,
and moved two pieces of furniture
and thought I would take some
updated photos.

This old saddle rack is now across from the little plaid sofa.

(Oh my heavens.... seeing this post makes me realize I have a serious plaid addiction.
Might have to seek professional help. CAN'T EVER GET ENOUGH! Please ..... LOL with me!)

I moved the saddle rack from under the window
to the side wall and then replaced it with the
"gadrooned hall table" that came from
 Source Perrier catalog, 
remember that one?

I was so sad 
when it went out of business, 
were you?

I always loved their staged rooms 
with nearly everything in them for sale.
I am such a visual person -- seeing the items
in a vignette is very appealing to me, 
and they did it so well. 
They made me want to buy everything!

Antique tortoise shell binoculars.

Antique brass military horse blanket marker.

Anyhoo... this is the tack room today 
and it's small but cozy and it's my favorite
place to sit and have a phone conversation.

There is that large stagecoach trunk I posted about last week, under the table.

Antique horse snowshoes.

If you like the smell of cedar, 
you would like it here. 
A LOT of the first floor 
is cedar paneled
and even after 72 years, 
it is still very fragrant.

Decoupaged the top frame last winter with left over holiday wrap!

Max came in at the end of the shoot
to remind me to remind you 
about the linky party here 
on the 1st of February,
This time the theme is 
your favorite pet(s)!

Hope to see you there.

As always, thanks for coming by today!



Salmagundi said...

Don't worry about the plaid addiction - you can NEVER have too much!! Sally

Karen said...

I love this room! It looks so warm and cozy, great for curling up in with a book or laptop...especially with all that snow swirling around outside. I LOVE that window, and the gorgeous table under it. And what a cool old saddle rack. I've never seen snowshoes for horses. The wood looks so rich, and I can imagine all the old leather of the tack has a nice smell. Having grown up on a ranch that my son is now on, I really am inspired by all your equestrian objects used throughout your house. Thanks for sharing your gorgeous house with us!

Jan said...

What a fun room and you've done such a beautiful job with it. I too love plaid, but sadly don't have any...yet.


Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I just love this room. I think it is my fave. It is so warm and cozy. I did not know they made snowshoes for horses. Love all the tartan and that window is to die for. Just gorgeous!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Alison, I just love visiting your place! The tack room is one of the reasons why! I just love the vivid colors and the warmth it exudes! The plaid is just the cherry on top! You have done a fabulous job!!

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

Kim wrote just what I was going to! LOVE that window, love all the plaid, and love the ROOM, it iS warm and very cozy feeling. I never knew they made snowshoes for horses either! Now that is neat! Hope your weekend is going great. XO, Pinky

Richard Cottrell said...

what fun it must be to live here. I love the plaid, it is divine for your house. Like the little boxes and the fox painting is perfect. Be sure and watch channel 9 tonite at 7. They are doing stories about great manor houses and then at 8, Downton Abby continues. Both are wonderful. Richard from My Old Historic House.

mary pernula said...

Love the plaid, I seem to never get enough of it..........The tack room is ever so comfy, thanks for sharing your treasures. Hugs Mary

Pamela Gordon said...

You do have a thing for plaid Alison but it all looks so nice together. What a great room! Thanks for the reminder about the linky party. I'll have to start my post soon. Have a great week! Pamela

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Alison, I can see why this room is one of your favorites. I love it. Everything is so beautiful. Love the new arrangement. Hugs, marty

Kelly said...

Such a great room! Looks like it belongs in an equestrian decorating book. You have so many fascinating finds in there too.

Barefoot in Blue Jeans said...

What a great feel good room - and I love the plaid.

Andrea said...

I don't think you could ever have too much plaid....or tack in the tack room, for that matter! We just decorated my horse loving/riding daughters bedroom and added many horsey touches (I hope to get the post up tomorrow!).

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Love, love, love all of your plaid. The wool throws are wonderful.

michele said...

these images and the ambience you capture are incredible and so recognizable as YOU. i love all the warmth, and boy do i relate to rearranging furniture in january. i have problems. i am working on interior paint colors at the moment, and my kids are so starved for color that they keep asking if i can leave the little swaths of color they see on the wall here and there...permanently! isn't that sad? stay tuned!



The Charm of Home said...

I had no idea horses had snowshoes! Your house is just so cool! Love this room. Poppin over to write the post on my lovely giveaway from you! Thanks again. It took great photos.:)

Unknown said...

So, I thought I'd better tell you I'll be by to steal all your plaid items out of that room... especially those plaid chairs! I mean.. give me a break! I can't wait for spring so I can get back across the lake to see you!

Olive said...

Your addiction to plaid is greatly to our benefit.

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Favorite things: the plaid frame, the monogrammed red chair and the planked ceiling! Oh...and the plaid pillows! Thanks for sharing this room again. I never tire of seeing it. Hope all is well with you...Ann

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Alison I LOVE everything about this room!! It belongs in a magazine!

Sarah said...

What a wonderful cozy room, Alison. Of course I'm in love with your plaid pieces (can't get enough for me either), but it is the tortoise shell binoculars that I'm really lusting after. Tortoise is another serious addiction for me. LOL.
Thanks for sharing. ~ Sarah

Amy Chalmers said...

I love this room~I had to pin one of the pics. It is so pretty, and it is not even my style, but I love it! I can just picture you gabbing away on the phone, peeking out that neat little window...

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Alison, I have always loved this room The tartan plaid and the equestrian decor is fabulous!
xo, Sherry

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

The whole room is just too cozy! Loving all the red plaid and wood! The room is so special!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Your tack room should be in the pages of a Ralph Lauren beautiful and inviting. What is that saying, "Come sit with me and have some tea"..

Pretty awesome room!

Jenn said...

Love it! It looks amazing... just like you!

Calypso In The Country said...

Such an inviting room! I love all the plaid. And I am excited that I will be able to join your next party...our golden retriever puppy comes home February 4th! Your kitties are adorable by the way!

The enchanted home said...

Hi Alison....soooo goregous!! What a wonderful, cozy, inviting and elegant room. I would live in there, give me a computer, a mini coffee maker and I am good!

Mary Anne said...

What a beautiful post you did on your tack room . . so cozy, so comforting and so plaid!!! Your accessories, so appropriate and used so beautifully. Love plaid! I must ask, have you ever gone to Brimfield in the city? This shop is ALL plaid and wonderful. I will be doing a post on them next week.


from me to thee......... said...

OMG !!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE this room.....LOVE all the plaid, so cozy!!!!!!! LOVE the wood!!!! and LOVE everything horse!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AWESOME !!!!!!!!!!

Upscale Downhome said...

I want to live in your tackroom!

Red Rose Alley said...

Your room looks so cozy and inviting. I wanted to tell you that I went into my friend's store the other day, and we were talking about the decorating blogs that we really liked, and she mentioned The Polohouse, and I said, "Oh yea, I follow that one too." I just thought what a small world it was. Have a sweet day, my friend.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Debra@CommonGround said...

Oh wow, I LOVE this room, I'm right there with you on the plaid!

Leslie @ Farm Fresh Fun said...

Wow. I'm sooooo glad I found you through OPC! Her title was Grey Stables and since we have stables and always need inspiration, I came running. I share your ocd over tartan. All our horse rugs are tartan and I've collected everything tartan for years. Love all your touches and might have to copy your decoupaged frame idea. Thank you so much for sharing. Can't believe I hadn't found you while searching blogs n pinterest for horse decor/tackrooms. I've pinned this post and will be back for many more!

Ivy and Elephants said...

Alison, thanks so much for sharing this fabulous post with us at WIW. Your tack room (your entire home) is so filled with charm and character! Hope you can make it again this week.
Big hugs,

Tee of Vinnord Cottage said...

I just love your home... and this is nothing short of brilliant! I adore your equestrian flair to everything you do!!! Never ever change!

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Richard said...

Looking through your blog, I saw a plaid frame that you did using wrapping paper. If I may ask, how did you do that and make it look so natural?