Sunday, October 7, 2012

The Jockey is Out

Posted a couple weeks ago
about the cement jockey
"The Cavalier"
that I had gotten 
while antiquing
in Minneapolis last month. 

He is in pritt-eeee bad shape.

I put the question out to all of you
to ask 
where I should put him:
inside or out

You all had terrific ideas
as to where you thought 
he would work best. 

So as it turns out,
I have decided to listen  
to both 
of your ideas. 

He will stay out for the fall 
and watch the yard at the door,
and then when the weather changes
and gets cold -- he will come inside
and hold guest towels 
in the powder room.


So here is
on duty
this week.

"Hark, who goes there?"      --- a Peter Brady quote   :)

I am honored 
to mention that my sweet, talented,  
and always inspiring friend, Tina,
at The Enchanted Home
featured me as a guest this week
posting about fall 
and all the wonderful things
to love about this special season.

Hope you will 
go over and say hello to her
 and visit her gorgeous blog!



AntiqueChase said...

Chip is a hottie!

Teresa@1800 Farmhouse Rd said...

If you get tired of him, I could use him in my new dining room. He would fit right in perfectly :)
Although, he is absolutely perfect where he is.

Ricki Treleaven said...

*giggles* I love it! Chip is aptly named!!! LOVE your ideas, too, Alison!

Ricki Jill

Babs said...

"Chip" looks really "handsome" among the pumpkins and mums...great welcoming piece.

Janette - The2Seasons said...

It's race seasons here in Lexington. He would fit right in on my porch, too!!!!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I love it and he gets the best of both worlds.

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

I guess Chip deserves to be outside on such pretty fall days! Will be looking forward to seeing him inside soon.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Perfect. Great idea for both spaces. Hugs, Marty

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

He look mighty fine outside. I am looking forward to seeing Chip inside holding towels!

Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns said...

Allison, he looks great!

I love all of the mums and pumpkins!

CAnnot wait to see him next in the guest bath!

Have a great week, Elizabeth

michele said...

he is so darling, alison.

i think all guests should be required to give him a smooch before entering, oui?

smiles to you.


Garden, Home and Party said...

That's the best of both worlds! Chip clearly has his work cut out for him, but he looks like he's up to the job. Very fun, I love Chip!
Maybe you should start a fan club for Chip.

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

I love him among the mums and know he will be a wonderful "butler" for guest towels in the winter!!!! Perfect! XO, Pinky

Anonymous said...

Sounds perfect! He looks pretty good with the mums and the pumpkins.

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

I love Chip. He's earned his great patina. He does resemble garden statuary now in the gray.

Anonymous said...

I think you should whip up a felt saddle in brown and have the Polohouse embroidered on it to throw over his bad arm. It would be in keeping with Chip and the theme for outside and hide his broken arm while welcoming all to The Polohouse..
My best Melinda Bennett

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

I love the idea about Chip holding the guest towels!...He certainly looks welcoming and "statuesque" at the front door...I certainly know what you mean about the cold weather being hard on Chip...
The front porch looks wonderful!

SImple and Serene Living said...

Somehow I missed your first post on chip, but I think both ideas are great.


Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Alison, you have come up with some wonderful ideas for "Chip". He would be perfect wherever you chose to put him! You always get it right! said...

Allison, would love your opinion! I have a hunt master lawn jockey, which has been horriby painted (complete with goatee!!). The question is, to leave him in his hideous au naturel state, or to refinish him properly?
Please advise! :)

Sarah said...

Chip looks right at home. ;-)
I met a couple of his friends while at Round Top. I'll send you their photos...........Sarah

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Ron said...

Chip is perfect. What an awesome addition to your porch and display. xo

Amy said...

Hi really enjoyed your guest post at Enchanted Home. That picture with with the small building and pumpkin patch was incredible, do you know where it is? I look forward to following your blog and exploring a bit. Thank you.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh he is STUNNING! And I live in Minneapolis! What shop did you acquire this handsome chap? My favorite is H and B antiques and HUNT AND GATHER!

I come to say BONJOUR by way of Tina at Enchanted Home! Anita

Terri~terrileeauthor said...

Chip looks perfect there at the front door. Love that he's surrounded by all your beautiful fall foliage.
But I'm sure he'll be grateful to come inside as the weather turns colder.
Love the nod to Peter Brady :)

carolyn bradford said...

So excited to find your blog through Tina today! I think Chip is the best looking thing ever! I intend on searching for one while I'm antiquing this weekend! Good luck, huh? That's a fabulous idea for a powder bath! Love it! Can't wait to start following and reading your beautiful posts! Happy Fall!

Pura Vida said...

his chippiness is perfect

Bliss said...

I think I'm gonna like him as a towel holder. Smart idea.


Leslie said...

He is handsome and I think your idea of placing him outdoors now and bringing him in when the weather changes is a great one :) Just found you via Tina's perfect fall day post. I'll look forward to reviewing your blog. I share your love for all things equestrian :)


Maryann said...

Hi my name is Maryann and i am a faithful reader of The Enchanted Home. I have enjoyed taking a look at your blog and this weekend when I have time plan to spend more time going through your old posts. I love your elegant style.

Question, where did you buy Mr. Chip? We have been looking for a jockey for years, and only found one but he was damaged. Any ideas? I love yours, he;s perfect.

La Maison des Plaines said...

Hi! Alison,

That is a fun idea for the powder room. Just love Chip. May I suggest if you want to keep Chip from eroding in the outdoor elements, a good concrete sealer(not sure if you've done that). He will remain handsome & chippy for a long time ;o)

Thanks! for sharing. Have a beautiful week!

Blessings & Hugs,

Pamela Gordon said...

Chip looks great out on your front step with all your gorgeous fall mums! Have a great week! Pamela

therelishedroost said...

I am so glad that I popped by after reading your guest post on The Enchanted Home. I too have an old home and I love looking through past posts of your decor its classic and elegant! Being a horse owner I love that jockey what a great find and you are using him in all the right ways!
The Relished Roost

The Tuscan Home said...

Chip is adorable!! Love the mums. XO ~Liz

Annie H. said...

Hi new to your blog and found you through The Enchanted Home, you definitly caught my attention with your beautiful post. I look forward to going through your blog as I love equestrian style anything. I am your new follower and have to say I love your jockey and especially that he is stone, great looking! Have a lovely day.

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Chip is awesome! I think it is a wonderful idea to use him inside and out.

‚Ą≥artina @ Northern Nesting said...

Chip is going to look great in both spots!
Congrats on being featured Alison!