Inspire the equestrian within you, and add new horse themed decor to your home. Horses are closely related to rural farm life, wide open spaces and freedom. For many, the image of a stoic horse represents the sport of horse racing as well. The joy that can come from riding a horse is routine for some, and for others, a once in a life time experience. At Sturbridge Yankee Workshop this fall, there are a few products we would like to share that capture the true essence and beauty of horses. So for the jockeys, equestrians, and farm owners alike, decorating your home with horses will be easy to do.
The visual of a horse racing past you, the symbolism of a stampede of horses out west, and the memory of a pony ride as a child, all are reasons to implement a horse theme in your home decor. Create an environment that feels both free and spirited. Horse decor at SYW can be used throughout a variety of decor styles, depending on the way you choose to feature the horse. For example, the new Horse on a Spindle shown above, looks great on a mantle, side table or on a shelf in a bedroom. The wooden white horse can be rotated on its stand, perhaps mimicking a horse on a carousel. Carved detailing and prominent distressing, lends well to antique decor you may already have. The horse is attached to a metal rod and situated on a sturdy, black wooden stand.
Pictured here to the left is a piece of horse wall art. Our new Horses Sign presents a horse that looks as if he really is running past us at a great speed. Formed by distinctive red brush strokes, the horse image is printed directly onto distressed, paneled wood. “Horses” is written above the silhouette of the horse and contrasts with the base that appears weathered over time. Due to the paneled wood used, the Horses Sign works well amongst rustic country decor and makes a great focal point in an entryway or living room. Display your blue ribbons or medals along side this sign for a real statement in a bedroom or other casual living space. Another piece of artwork at SYW that shows off a horse, is our Windy Ridge Farm Print, by artist Ed Wargo. This framed print highlights a stone farm house, where the family’s horse enjoys the brisk fall air in the yard. Both of these wall decor items are proudly made here in the USA.
For the lover of all things horses, bring the motif outside as well. With our Horse Weather Vane you can discover which way the wind blows while admiring the handsome, trotting horse. Cast from durable, rust-free, recycled aluminum and painted with a weather resistant, black finish to withstand harsh conditions, this horse brings the equestrian theme outdoors; also made in the USA. Remember as always, if not for you, consider any of the above mentioned products as a gift for the horse rider, owner or competitor in your life.