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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Vintage Thingies Thursday



Great things are happening with Coloradolady and her Vintage Thingies Thursdays.






Taking vintage things and using them in today's world. This is a mirror my sister gave me a long time ago made from old horse hames.
This is another hames altered to use for hanging little dust catchers on. It has a lot of brass on it.
This is a rake that belonged to my parents without the handle. Somewhere along the way it got broken and never replaced.
An old plow point with a little touch of new paint.

30 comments:

Teresa said...

Very fun stuff.

Postcardy said...

My favorite is the mirror. I also like the rake.

Heart2Heart said...

LV,

I absolutely love how someone took that used shovel and painted such a beautiful scene on it. It has served its purpose and then some.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

CC said...

Love the painted plow piece..it's beautiful. whoever painted it is very talented.. Happy VTT..have a wonderful weekend.

Marina said...

great vintage items!!! I looove tat mirror!!!!! :-)

P. said...

It's so nice to see formerly utilitarian pieces into things of beauty. The mirror is especially lovely.

ClassyChassy said...

Very nice antique items! Love the plow painting - so unique!

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

It's always nice to see old tools and gear being repurposed and appreciated. All of yours are very special and well done in their new life as your treasures.

Ruby said...

I've seen mirrors put in a mule collar but not just the hames. Pretty. I use a rake head in the kitchen to hang utensils. My husband made me a banana hanger from horseshoes! Thanks for sharing.

Jeanne said...

Farm and Horse Stuff, right up my alley. I dont know how many old bridles etc. I have hanging around in the hog house. :) and some of the shovels you see being used as antiques>>>> Hubby still uses them to shovel with. :) Great stuff, that mirror is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow LaVoice, what great a great collection :-)

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

GardenofDaisies said...

I love re-using old things in a new way! But I have to admit to you that I had no idea what on earth a "hames" was, so I went to the dictionary to look it up. LOL, I am such a city girl!

marian said...

wow that mirror is ssoo unique..the design looks very art deco, i love it!
btw i caught a peek of a sweet little iron in the last pic!

Tallulah Antiques Closet said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog. That is a great mirror, soon warm weather will set in so you can enjoy your garden. Have yourself a great week. Julian

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Hi LV!

Oh, that mirror is fantastic! i have a friend who would just love it! They have a horse farm up in Alaska.

Have a wonderful day!

Tammy said...

Hi LV,
The mirror is lovely. The painted plow is beautiful. Have a great vintage Thursday.

Maureen said...

Great pieces LV. Before realizing what it was, I thought the mirror had a very art-deco look.

Rinkly Rimes said...

low point in particular. It makes a delightful ornament.

Vonlipi said...

Lovely treasures as always. Thanks for sharing :)

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

My grandparents had turned an old horse harness into a picture frame. Fun!

Mrs. P. said...

I love when everyday things get a whole new life...that mirror is wonderful!!

Blessings!
Gail

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

What a cool mirror! I have seen vintage rakes like that used to hang things on. Looks pretty cool.Thanks for coming by to visit my blog!

Debbie

Tara Beaulieu said...

I love the idea of reusing and repurposing- the tines on that rake would make a great place to hang brooms, dustpans and the like on a closet or basement staircase wall!

Danica said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Ann Creek said...

Recycling old items is a passion of mine. Why through anything out? Love what you've done with them.
Ann
Tin and sparkle

Miri said...

That mirror is amazing!

Coloradolady said...

great things, glad to know where the mirror came from. Happy VTT!

Debbie said...

Great mirror. I love to see old items used to make something else.

Ulla said...

Great new use of old things! I learnt a new word again, hames; I knew what it was in Finnish when I saw you picture.

Low Tide High Style said...

Your vintage items are all really special. I love the mirror your sister gave you!

Kat :)