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!