Sunday, April 12, 2015

Equine Antiques and Collectibles

Perfect for the fireplace mantel.

Just found this sweet little
(barely any silver left) 
riding boot match holder and striker
 while out treasure hunting yesterday.

This is the second one I have found
in recent months.

My first
was this small porcelain version
that I bought from
an antique shop whose proprietors --
dynamic duo
Michelle and mother Mame
 find the best things and often save
little piles of horsey finds for me
so I can shop their secret stash.
LOVE that. :D

I don't think I have shared it here before.


And then I have this lovely silver match box 
that my friend Eric found for me. 
You may remember seeing it before?

My match box that my friend Eric found for me. 

For those who like to collect
equine items, 
did you know
there is a whole world of beautiful
things to be found in the area

Check out these 
wonderful finds:

For sale here!

Sterling Silver Standing Jockey with Saddle and Riding Crop Match Box
Silver match box holder from

Buy this here!
Horse head match holder found here

This one is a silver=plate box withe an enamel inlay. Here

This wall mount beauty can be purchased here.

Image from here

Antique Fox Hunt Equestrian Sterling Match Safe.. Woman Riding Horse Sidesaddle.. Fox Head
This recently sold on

Big ending....
had to finish off this post
with this British lighter that sold
at Christie's for over $5300!
Whoa. Had to share!

You can read about this HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today
and be sure to check back later this week.

Think Rebecca Ray Designs!
Think Kentucky Derby!

Could be YOU.

Enjoy your Sunday.
Alison :)

Find this here!


Sarah said...

Alison, your new match strike is a wonderful find. Anytime I see something equine, I always think of you. It doesn't bother me that little silver is left. I like the look because it makes me think of pewter.
Thanks for the links to those fabulous pieces. I'm off to take a look.
Happy Sunday, sweet friend!

Miss Kitty said...

I'm like Sarah...I think of you when I see horse-y things too! Thanks for sharing all of those equine treasures with us...such a joy to see.

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

Love all the matchbook and match holders you've shown. You always find the best things.

Karen said...

I love these. What a great find!

Karena Albert said...

These are all so interesting Alison. That Christie's lighter is astounding! !
The Arts by Karena

Karena Albert said...

These are all so interesting Alison. That Christie's lighter is astounding! !
The Arts by Karena

Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns said...

Allison these are fabulous finds! I especially love the silver match boxes and the one that sold at Christies! WoW!!!!!

Ron said...

I love your newest pieces. I love them all.

therelishedroost said...

Our house is chick full of fun Equine pieces and I just love these that you found! Have a great week! K

Laurie Berglie said...

Okay - why have I never seen these before? Must. Find. One. Any of them would go perfectly in my home. Thanks for sharing!