Friday, February 8, 2013

Horsing Around with Vintage Equestrian

As you see from this collection of images, that I have squirrelled away in my own house inspiration file, I do love a line up of riding boots in a hallway.  Love that vintage equestrian look.  

Not in a contrived way, but showing how the inhabitants live and what they like ... a bit of dirt on the boots ... a few scuffs on the shoes ... vintage leather, wooden boot stays and vintage painted country scenes.

I don't know why I love it or where this desire comes from for me ... and may hark back to some equestrian gene .... perhaps from my great grandma Kirkwood, who was apparently a brilliant horsewoman, having lived on the family property since she was married.  And as family legend would have it, Connie was still riding horses only a few years before she died at the age of 96.

No boots here but that's all it needs to be perfect!

Even a run of wellington boots and shoes some how screams to me,  "I have life!", "I am lived in!".  

What do you think?  Do you like a horsey equestrian look?  Or do you like a lighter touch but enjoy a run of shoes near the door?  Or ~ do you have no choice because that is where the family leaves them!

Love to hear your thoughts.

Have a great weekend; we have one of our last few quietish ones before kid's sports takes over nearly every weekend day until August!  So I have a few projects on to clean and paint some lovely items to put out at the Woolloongabba Store next week, and will play show and share with you next week also!


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