Monday, August 5, 2013

The Horseshoe Furniture

I've been getting a lot of inquiries about the rusty horseshoes peeking out from under my water glass and quilts


and projects



so I figured it deserved a post all unto itself. :)


 It doesn't look very spectacular just sitting there,  but it truly has been a much loved gathering place through the years:


We've had this set for 23 years and if you ever have to move it, you will KNOW that we love it because it HEAVY. I get to move it every time I mow.


And the older I get, the heavier it gets. :)

You wouldn't think so, but it is unbelievably comfortable. Yes, you can easily add cushions, but honestly, we never have. If you want a cushion, grab a pillow. As for me...cushion is included... and if you don't happen to have one, just come hang out around here. We'll work you hard and feed you good and before long, you too can have your very own cushion.

My parents were in real estate and they sold acreage. Everyone built on their acreage and one of the guys living out there built this. My Mom kept trying to convince him to build an actual business. He could have been so successful, but he had no interest in that. He just liked to make these and piddle when he felt like it. Thankfully, we became the proud owners of a really nice set. All of the shoes are used and recycled. With all of the interest y'all have been showing, maybe I ought to brush up on my welding skills. :)

13 comments:

Pauline said...

I l♥ve those chairs! Count yourself very lucky to have them, and the place to put them and the people who sit in them. I love to see things people actually make, are functional and recycled. What a treasure.

Doniene said...

Great chairs!! I need to show them to my son-in-laws!! I bet they could whip them up!! Hum....maybe a Christmas present for their favorite MIL (okay, so I'm their ONLY MIL!!!)

Blessings

Nancy said...

Love the set, but I encourage you to find an alternative to moving them every time you mow. Yikes, that must be quite a workout!

Darlene said...

I've never seen anything like those chairs and such. I bet they are very comfortable.

Julie Feldhaus said...

How many horses and how many times will I have to have their shoes changed to get enough to make a set for me!!!LOL I love them and your last few posts, and quilts you have once again inspired me to take better pics of my projects! Thanks

Deborah Hamilton said...

Those are really nice. I'd like to have a chair like that and I have my own padding. HA!

Shelljo said...

Thanks! I've asked Dad to save me some horseshoes so i can make a towel rack and tp holder for the bathroom. Maybe I need to have him save me lots more! Or con him into welding me some furniture!

Nancy said...

Your chairs and other pieces of furniture are so fun. But... I thought horseshoes were supposed to be opening upwards to catch the luck? No, I'm not really superstitious - it's just something I'd heard. We live in a home on property that used to be a horse farm and there are a few horseshoes around from the original owners. Very fun -- but they do all face opening upward.

Lee said...

Thank you for posting about these, I think they're beautiful. I suppose the rust doesn't bother anyone or do you have a way of cleaning it off before anyone sits on them? I have some horseshoes from horses we had when I was kid that I've been packing around for 40+ years, only enough to make a small footstool though.

Jo said...

Cool chairs. I am showing them to Hubby. I am sure he will groan thinking I want some of my own.

Vickie said...

Loving the horeshow chairs and your GREEN GRASS! Yeah !

Staci said...

This furniture is just great! What a treasure, even if it weighs a ton! I can see why you have enjoyed it so much for all these years.

Denise :) said...

How FUN this stuff is!! Yeah, I can totally see why you've lugged it around -- although I can't imagine it being comfortable! Then again, horses rarely complain about it, right??!! LOL! :)

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