Friday, December 11, 2009

Happy Pink Saturday!

Ah Pink Saturday once again! Thanks sweet Beverly from How Sweet The Sound for once again being our gracious host.

This horse was a Mother's Day gift from my sweet husband and the kids 8 years ago. We had bought a new couch at an interesting furniture store here in Santa Cruz not a fancy one but a unique one. The kids were small and I just wanted something they could be kids on and not break the bank and have seating for when the family came over for the holidays that years since I was hosting Thanksgiving. While in the shop I saw the horse and mentioned how amazing he was in his raw state not enameled and jeweled but just so silver and oddly mounted on an old coca cola machine stand. I thought of the horse often but never mentioned him again. Well 6 months later on Mother's Day John brought me in the living room and viola there he was! I was giddy! We went to the store a few weeks later to find out the history of the horse and no one knew anything. My kids have literally grown up on him we taken countless photos with him and he has hats for most occasions. He is so special to me for two reasons. One, while in Texas about 5 years ago one of John's clients was visiting, he walked in the door and said where did you get that horse? We told him and he explained to us his father had worked in the foundry in San Francisco and this was a replacement horse for when the wood ones needed to be repaired for the carousel here in Santa Cruz at the Boardwalk. It's a wonderful old amusement park on the ocean that my family has been going to for generations. The second one being that I got it was the same year we found out John had cancer a week after 9/11. I would sometimes wonder if he was going to make it and if the horse would out last him. Today he is cancer free and as healthy as can be :)

Well I have something to show you all a sneak peek of the pixie on the swan (similar to the one in my header) going up for sale sometime between Now and Sunday evening! I will be listing things on etsy and eBay for my last go around for this year, so get ready.

Have a lovely Pink Saturday!
Now I have to get back to work!
Give AWAY post coming later today be sure to check back!


♥Mimi♥ said...

How absolutely and positively WONDERFUL! You know, I ♥ Pink Saturday but when you can pair it with Christmas - my gosh, what could be better? And, you did a marvelous job☺ What a welcoming home you have...

Loved your post today, just loved it. Wishing you a weekend filled with fun, family and friendship.

LV said...

Very nice post today. Enjoyed hearing the story behind the horse. Glad all is well with your family now, and trust you have a great holiday season.

g said...

I love your decorations! Great story about the horse. What a treasure!

Happy PInk SAturday!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

I love that horse! I've got a painted carousel horse that I keep in my granddaughter's bedroom! I would love to see a pic of yours in its entirety. Such a wonderful story you've shared about it. So sweet of your husband to surprise you with it and I'm so glad that he is well now and cancer-free ~ I just love stories with happy endings!! :0)

Happy PS!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

sissie said...

I love your silver horse, and thanks for sharing your precious story.
Happy Pink Saturday!

Jenny S said...

And you have an Annalee doll on the horse!! I LOVE Annalee dolls! Check out my post today to see some of mine!

Signs and Salvage said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful story!! I know this is a silly question...but what does pink Saturday mean??? Is it something to do with Breast Cancer Awareness???? Also...I guess I did not know you were in Santa Cruz:) We are just a couple hours south in Paso Robles...neighbors!!! The horse is lovely and I love that you decorated him for the holidays:) Merry Christmas!!

MiniMadWoman said...

Jen, what a lovely story and that horse is amazing!

Thank you for sharing!

Happy Belated Pink Saturday!