Chillin' at CRT on Xpu Ha Beach

Chillin' at CRT on Xpu Ha Beach
How I'd spend every day if I weren't redecorating, cooking, sewing and blogging!

Monday, June 24, 2013

Buttercup, The Wooden Rocking Horse

I've shared photos with you of some precious things that I passed down to my daughter.  I'd been saving those things since she was a baby for the time when she became a mother.  I also kept some precious things for my son. His first born arrived a two weeks ago. Because his baby is a girl I didn't give him everything I have tucked away in the cedar chest.  Some of his things are gender specific, so he left those items with me until he has a baby boy.

But his little wooden rocking horse is fine for a boy or a girl.  It's been in my house since the mid 80s and been ridden by more children than I can remember. It's pretty sturdy - since Grandpa Joe reinforced it's neck 25 years ago.  My parents gave Michael this rocking horse shortly after his birth.  My Mom and I picked it out on a shopping trip when he was just a baby.  He spent a lot of time on this little wooden horse.

I wanted to freshen her up a little for our little Ellanore, because Miss Horsie had a few scars.  Here she is ready for her makeover.

I mixed up some Pale Sunshine chalk paint (I use Plaster of Paris) and gave her a few coats.  Then I sanded the edges a little.  I think Buttercup would be a good name for her now with her pretty purple polka dotted bow.

The paint job is far from perfect.  I was a little disappointed at first.  But the horse is 27 years old and that's pretty old for a horse.  Even a rocking horse.

I think our little rocking horsie is ready for a new rider now.  I'm excited to take a picture of my little granddaughter rocking on Daddy's horse some day, but don't grow up too fast, precious little one.

Rock on,

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Maureen said...

I wouldn't be a bit disappointed in that paint job and she's perfect now for a little princess to ride! It's wonderful when these things pass down through the generations.

Peggy Hale said...

I love your little rocking horse. Just adorable and what a treasured heirloom it has become. I know you can't wait to see that new granddaughter rocking in it.

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Ivy and Elephants said...

What a sweet story, I love it when there are pieces with family connections to pass on. It looks adorable!

Springtime Marketing said...

Passing on rocking horses to another generation is an amazing tradition. I mean, what other toys can be passed on and withstand the test of time? Anyway, your rocking horse looks amazing!