Monday, December 15, 2008


I’m pretty selective with projects these days, but this late 1800s rocking horse was worthy. He's the real McCoy and is quite large. You can tell that lots of tots have enjoyed him over the years.

From the looks of him, someone gave him a new paint job, probably in the 90s when sponge painting was so popular. It looks as if they also added a striped riding blanket.

Hubby and I took turns sanding off the paint; I trimmed off the blanket; and VOILA, he’s good as new! Or should I say, good as old!?

Time to hour and half. Now, that's my kind of project!



debi said...

Oh what a BEAUTIFUL piece!!! I am jealous! I need to come up there and see you to see what goodies I can get for my store....xo..deb

Julie said...

I love the old (and new reproduction) rocking horses. One company even makes Saddlebred ones that have the high leg action!

delighted heart said...

How cool!! Just perfect for that new sweet little granddaughter!!! Thanks for the award...How nice of you! I'm working on it...trying to figure out the link thingy. Are you at the shop this week?

Margo said...

Love the horse Laurie. My email is

trash talk said...

Love it-especially love the fact it was a joint effort project. That just makes it even more special. It truly is a beautiful piece of folkart. P.S. I may need to publish a Cat Daddy dictionary! Debbie

Cher said...

I've always had a soft spot for rocking horses. Great job!

The Texas Woman

sparkled*life said...

There is something so precious about old objects made new again. I love the older items in my house more than the new ones. Something about knowing there is history behind that one thing that someone loved at one point is so special to me! I love this horse!

The Victorian Parlor said...

I love it! I have always wanted an antique rocking horse. This one is a beauty! Love the music on your blog too!