Pinterest Showcase: Vintage Equestrian

One of my favorite Pinterest boards is “Vintage Equestrian” where I pin all sorts of vintage finds – everything from décor and accessories to posters and books. As you’ve probably learned from the posts about my yard sale adventures, I love repurposing the old and blending it in with the new. I like looking at[…]

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Book Review: Merryland

Like most people, I adore literature that takes place in areas I’m familiar with – it’s always fun to read about places I know and love. The characters and descriptions become so much more real, (and if reading a memoir, they are real). Last year I read Josh Pons’ Country Life: Three Years in the[…]

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2015 Equestrian Summer Reading List

Yes, it’s that time again – time to break out the books for the summer! Below are my ‘equestrian reads’ recommendations, as well as a look at my own list! My Recommendations Turning for Home, by Natalie Keller Reinert In this 4th book of the Alex and Alexander series, Reinert focuses on off-the-track Thoroughbred adoption.[…]

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Verb(ing) – IX

Reading After reading Michael Korda’s Horse People, I purchased Country Matters, which was published two years before Horse People, and details the big move from the city to their fixer upper farmhouse in the country. It is a very in-depth look at their house, the renovations, and their new town. Also, it’s answering quite a[…]

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This Side of Paradise Farm

It’s here! Our farm sign arrived last week, and James installed the post and hung it yesterday! I’m so very pleased with it. James did the design work as well, with a little ‘supervising’ from me, of course. Everyone asks us how we came up with the name, and it’s really pretty simple. F. Scott[…]

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Book Review: Equestrian Style

Equestrian Style: Home Design, Couture, and Collections from the Eclectic to the Elegant by Vicky Moon, has been a significant part of my life since I received it last Christmas Eve. Such a wonderful gift from my sister-in-law! An abundance of equestrian topics are brought to life in these chapters, which leave no stone unturned:[…]

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An Equestrian Chair

My equestrian-themed mudroom is almost complete! Once it’s 100% finished, I’m going to have James take some professional pictures so I can post them here. In the meantime, I’m on the lookout for one final piece of furniture – an equestrian reading chair. I would love a chair similar to the one pictured below, but[…]

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