Sunday, August 16, 2009

ROCKing HORSES











































13 comments:

TROLL Y2K said...

Okay, I WANT one! Great pics. Never really thought of them as furniture.

Happy Mute Monday!

Boxer said...

I had no idea rocking horses were so vast and varied. These are beautiful and I love how thay span decades and different parts of the country/world. Very unique Mute.

I think I want that really big one.

Aunty Belle said...

I knowed it!! Ah Fishy, I really did know ya'd g thisaway. Wonderful tribute to yore loss of a fine horse.

I want one of Randee's custom jobs...but then I also want that dark wood horsey wif' the liquid eyes...oooh. this were real real good theme.

Happy MM!

fishy said...

Troll.
Oh if you only knew how badly I want a really fine heritage rocking horse sculpture! They got any rocking Gators in your territory?

Boxer,
They ARE beautiful to me. One of my dreams is to one day own a fine vintage British one of these, carved from some beautiful wood species and with a natural, not a polychromed, finish.

kmwthay said...

Fishy, rocking horses have a special place in my heart. And carousels. My grandma used to collect them, and some of my most treasured items. Happy MM.

fishy said...

Aunty Belle,
yep that dark wood horse sculpture on rockers is a fine piece of art.
I am figgurin from your comments I is getting too predictable cause you have shore honed in on the fact I like a bit of whimsey in my themes.
I 'spect I never will get beyond grieving for that lost horse. Truth is though, I had a passion for rocking horses for I ever did come to be owned by a horse.

Mebbe next round I will pull off a big surprise.

Kym,
I like your Granny! Any granny who can teach a child to experience the joy of a carousel or a rocking horse....well she rocks! So glad you enjoyed this posting. Happy Monday.

Buzz Kill said...

When I was a kid I had a big, plastic black and white horse rocker that had big springs on it for maximum bounce. That thing lasted as a hand-me-down through all of my brothers and sisters and we ended up giving it away. It wasn't as nice or artistic as the ones you posted, but it could take a beating. Thanks for the nice flashback.

Happy MM!

moi said...

Lovely! I've always been fascinated by rocking horses and how they are so universally beloved – both as a toy and an art form. Very nicely done. Have a "rockin'" Mute Monday, Fishy!

fishy said...

Buzz,
Sounds like a fine childhood to me!
Also those horses with big springs were before manufacturers were onto the planned obsolescence protocols.
Sheeeesssshhhhhhhh ..... makes a person wonder just what future archeologists will find from our time.

fishy said...

Moi,
I put in some Western horses just for you! Glad you like the theme and oh how I respect those finely carved, expressive sculptures that will doubtlessly rock on for future generations. Have a great Monday.

Boxer,
Can you make a fine looking rocking horse in your plastics factory?

Belle,
I be a thinking about the predictability of my posts and dern it, afore I settled on the rocking horses I ruled out:
The Rockettes
Rock Around the Clock
Rock of Ages ( the musical )
See Rock City vintage signs
Geodes
Granite, Marble, & Travertine quarries
Famous giant diamonds
River Rock mosaics
Rock and Roll
AND
Classic Porch Rockers !
Shhhhhheeeesssssshhhhhh!

Pam said...

OOOOOOOH! Clever clever! I see a couple I wouldn't mind having too! Happy Mute Monday, it rocks!

Aunty Belle said...

Heh..well fishy, I admit I has downloaded Rockettes--then dismissed it cause they's only so many times ya can look at legs in the air--tho the toy soldier line up was nifty. I rejected jewels thinkin' SOMEbody would do that...same fer Rocky Balboa--thought that would be too obvious. Never thunk up ROCK CITY--thas' a good one! An' I thought of rockin' chairs, but like the rockettes, thar's only so many rockers--the bentwood, the cracker barrel, the wicker. An' I never would thunk of Rock Around the Clock!!

Ree said...

They're wonderful!

Happy Mute Monday