from hitching post to bookcase

October 28th, 2008 in member junk     
bluejean bluejean, member
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When I was a little girl, my sisters and I would sit on the hitching post at my grandma's ranch and put rope through the horse's ring on the hitching post final.  We would pretend we were riding a horse.  After she died I ended up with one of the two finals.  I had my son-in-love weld a metal tube to a square metal base and sliped the head over it.  (The inside is hollow).  It is now a bookend in a bookcase in my living room.  When ever I look at it, it reminds me of her and all the great times I had at her ranch. 

Pattern or design used: My own design - Repurposed Antiques
posted in: member junk, tabletop, metal, eclectic, , country, family room, house wear, living room, bedroom, black, study, office, great room, horse, bookend

Comments (8)

kopykatkim writes: I LOVE IT!!!!!!! I have been looking for a horse hitching post for years they are very expensive @ sales.I am envious that you have such a great one with a wonderful memory to go with it. You Go Cowgirl!!!!!

Kim Posted: 7:14 pm on October 29th
georgiamoon writes: This is Waaaay COOL. I really love that you made this part of your decor. You must really be happy to get to look at that everyday and remember the childhood fun you had at the ranch.
Gotta love that! Welcome, Georgia Posted: 2:15 pm on October 29th
csudderth writes: You know, there is nothing better than a good piece of "junk" that brings back memories. It looks good and brings back good memories.
Christy Posted: 9:06 pm on October 28th
MimiToria writes: Love the memories that come from treasured family items. You've redesiged this to be a useful item that can daily remind you of childhood fond memories. Very cool!
Thanks for sharing another one of your great projects.
Gretchen Posted: 8:02 pm on October 28th
Chovey writes: I just LOVE recreated sentimental items. Very nice.
cynthia Posted: 7:14 pm on October 28th
shabbychick writes: What a wonderful memory to go with a wonderful piece of your childhood!

That's a treasure to hold on to! Thanks for sharing.

Kathy Posted: 5:52 pm on October 28th
fellowjunker writes: Such a beautiful story related to a junk piece! That is definitely one of the reasons I so love old me, each piece evokes memories of days and people gone by. I love how you revamped these for enjoyment in your own home. Great work!
xojanis Posted: 5:27 pm on October 28th
artfoundango writes: Beautiful!
Posted: 4:44 pm on October 28th
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