Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Giddyup

There seems to be a bit of theme to some of my recent finds...

This gorgeous pair of green ceramic horse ornaments were $2 at a car boot market.

A pair of onyx horse bookends for $5 at a flea market.

My boys collect Schleich dinosaurs and animals and they are expensive! This is the first and only one I've ever thrifted - $3. I'm always hopeful of coming across a bag full of Schleich animals at a market, I can always dream :-)

I love this little scene, the teepees, tree and totem pole were in a bag marked 40 cents at a market and the Native American figurines were $2 for the lot. I realised after taking the photo I'd left out the horsey that tied the whole theme together - doh!

On the subject of horses and cowboys, I couldn't resist popping into the Cath Kidston store when I was in Ireland and picking up some items from her retro cowboy range (photos courtesy of Cath Kidston website due to extreme laziness on my part)...

H loves his new cowboy mug, D stores his "things" in the tin...

S loves his little cushion (it's red polka dots on the other side, cute)...

I also picked up a roll of the cowboy wallpaper, I have a specific project in mind for this and the rest can be used on a feature wall someday when we're not renting anymore, sigh...

10 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Hee Haw! How cute is the little cushion...and the first aqua horses are TO DIE 4 :)

Emma said...

Love the Cath Kidston cowboy print! Can't wait to see the project!

grunge-queen said...

Amazing finds! I love the turquoise ceramics, and the book ends are so Art deco!
P.S. I was in a vintage store the other day and saw FIVE typewriters - thought of you!!!

Flotsam Friends said...

OH WOW!! You've found the most amazing pieces... Really amazing. I'm totally in love with those turquoise ceramic horses. Aren't they just perfection!! And the Indians with their teepees. What a find!! Do you sell your pieces? I often wonder where you store it all!! Wish I had the space. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog too. I always love watching what you're up to. P.S. I've just posted how I make my Flotsam Friends. Just thought you might be interested if you have a moment to stop by again. Kindest, Pruxxx

Jabacue said...

Giddy-up! I love this stuff. Love the first pic of horses. Are they American ceramic?
I'm new to your blog....think I'll stick around a bit.
Jim

white cat vintage said...

I just love the Cath kidston cowboy print, cant wait to see the project. Im so glad you can accept my blog award, thankyou for your lovely words too, I enjoy reading your blog and seeing all your cool finds. Megan xx

Missa said...

I know, I always hope to come across a bag of Schleich animals too. The native american figurines are so cool, love the little teepees!

Madge said...

you have a great eye! and great taste. so fab when it all comes together like that!

Van said...

I love the energetic art on the cowboy fabric and the cowboy toys. I've got a weakness for toys. No kids, by the way...I'm just a weirdo :)

Minnie said...

Ooh, more thrifting envy on my part again, this time for that tiny teepee and figurines. I have never seen anything like that in my thrifting haunts. My kids would love to have something like that. One of my favorite garage sale finds is a little red recliner with the same cowboys/Indians print as your Cath Kidston buys.