Personally, I am inclined towards deer & antlers but I have noticed a trend towards all things equestrian things after the Olympic events last year. Several fashion houses have given a nod to tailored riding jackets, fitted legging / trousers & crisp shirts.
The trend has not escaped home décor & I have seen several lovely horse items about.
Last year I bought a few 'vintage' wooden Indian items from a local Shropshire shop which stocks things are that sourced abroad. I knew straight away that the horse & 2 similarly painted round containers would go with our vintage family tray which has been in the family for at least 50 years, because the colours are so similar. I love the paintwork on it & how it is just comfortable they are with what we already own, especially the vintage family tray (seen standing up at the rear ...) and our Rectory Red wall in the lounge.
While browsing markets down south over Christmas, I broke down & bought 2 Polish hand painted horses but as yet, they are just not right for my home.
The fabulous blog Miss Mustard Seed gave me some inspiration for the rocking horse I bought but it does not fit in presently so I know I will use chalk paint to change it.
The other horse I bought is just 'ok' so it will probably have a make over too.
That is my nod to the Year of the Horse ...
Look at the fabulous horse inspiration in House Beautiful - perfectly lovely!
Are you inclined towards horses & equestrial things?
Roll on the Year of the Horse - I am ready to gallop along ...
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