Look how easy this would be to make! But I did not make this, I am not that talented. A chunk of rustic timber, some rusty old horseshoes....it was intended to be a votive holder, but I keep it in my bathroom and put cotton swabs in it.
I am obsessed with western jewelry. My favorite thing to do is find horse related pendants. Then I take them off their chain and string them onto leather cord, or leather-like cord from the local craft store, and tie it around my neck. I even did this with a saddle string from my cantle bag! Oh, and they're hanging on a candelabra I got a flea market years ago, when I was in my Shabby Chic phase. I painted it antique white. It has little branches and leaves which are great for hanging up all my necklaces and charms.
I just found this golden beauty at the local thrift shop for $6.99. I spotted her from the other side of the shelf and trotted (galloped is more like it) over to swipe her up. Not like I had a lot of competition, I doubt she'd have flown off the shelf here in the city! I knew immediately she was no dollar store mare. But she wasn't locked in the "special antiques case" so she must not be too valuable.
She might be made of porcelain (I don't know my china, ceramics, or glass, sorry cowpokes.) She does appear to be old. But not an old nag, thank you very much! She has a small hole under her belly, when I shake her I can hear the piece cluttering inside. I think she is just Ms. Sunshine herself, don't you? Okay, she might just be a dime-store pony, after all. But I found the perfect place for her.
P.S. I am keeping my fingers crossed that the weather holds so that I can get up and ride My Boy tomorrow after work!