Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Ride a Cock Horse



I hope you haven't been waiting too long to see more about the gallant steed from my previous post. He didn't come home exactly like this. His synthetic fur (60's/70's) was terribly brittle and weathered as he had been wet and was most probably sitting unloved in the garage for years.

Peeking out from under a torn section on his leg I saw some straw. I could feel that his head was solid and we decided to see what could be underneath. I was hoping to leave him with straw and wood, but, as he was too wet and mildewy, he wasn't really very hygienic, so away the straw flew. I know my initials are TB but I don't actually want to catch it. In the commotion I forgot to take a shot in between, sorry.

He is still sitting unfinished, a job for another day. I am thinking of replacing his ears, maybe with some burlap, and redoing the saddle and bridle (they are pleather).

What do you think? Does he look better or would you have left him as is???







Tinkie was foreman.


9 comments:

Rosetta said...

Cara Tamara,io adoro i cavallini a dondolo.dapiccola ne avevo due di legno.Erano i miei giochi preferiti.Cari saluti,Rosetta

theoldboathouse said...

I adore him. I think he looks way better. What are you going to do for a tail? My brother restored furniture and there is a rocking horse out there somewhere in the universe that has my real hair pony tail as a tail. A drastic hair cut on my part coinsided with the restoration and he made me keep the hair so he could use it. Tinkie is super cute in his coat. xx Katherine

Kimmie said...

He is gorgeous!

fabriquefantastique said...

I like him the way he is....

*Maristella* said...

Buongiorno Tamara...che grande lavoro che hai fatto...sei stata bravissima a restaurare questo cavallino a dondolo! Un bellissimo ricordo!! Ma chi รจ quella deliziosa ragazza con il vestitino rosso??? ;o)) Lovely Tinkie!!
Un caro saluto e buon lavoro, *Maristella*.

Vintage Jane said...

I rather like him standing tall, proud, strong and hairless ... just like my man!

polkadotpeticoat said...

Hold the phone Momma......that is so fabulous, I never would have thought to do that....I love him!

Scarlett said...

I like him wooden too, you were very brave taking the straw off but its paid off :o) Scarlett x

vintageandart said...

That's such a creative solution you came up with Tam, and l think he's lovely naked. His ears are great as they are.....if you're up for a paint job l'm thinking zebra stripes or a palimino finish with white and brown patches...Tinkie is sooo cute and seems very enthusiastic in his/her role as foreman.