• Kathy Troxler

Trainers Day Off! Horses found at Found!


As our "adventure" for the day , we decided to head to Found in Ithaca. Always a fun destination for hunting for antique or vintage treasures, today was the day for the "Found Flea Market" which added lots of vendors outside! And it turned out to be a gorgeous day! I thought we'd get their "early"...let's say 10:00, but the streets were jammed with cars parked along the sides already. Nonetheless, we headed in...the hunt was on, and it was our usual "challenge"...who could spot the "horse stuff" first! We decided to call this "Horses Among Us"...because, they really are! These are just some of the ones we spotted!

So, this first object grabbed my attention, even though I had NO idea what it could be! Turns out it's an umbrella stand, done in the style of folk art "Memory Jugs" (which initiated a Google search when I got home). I was instantly drawn to it. I managed to walk away from it but not before I got the contact information for the dealer. I'm sure somebody snapped it up...but, check out what I found on it!


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Score 1 horse for the day! Actually, there are more horses on this piece. Honestly, the fact that it weighs over 70 pounds was probably the only reason it didn't come home with us then and there!

Moving on...


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A VERY heavy bronze horse head from India...looks like a chess piece, doesn't it?


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Litte metal "hobby horse".


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We've seen a lot of these here! Clock with a horse...love the tapadero's on the saddle!


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100% credit to Mike for spotting this! Our "rules" say that even with the funky tails, these unicorns are close enough! Some really of the really old versions of unicorns look a lot more like goats than horses! This is the inside of an old cigar box!

Moving on into the actual building...


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Enamel Palomino


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Frosted Glass Bookends


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If you own horses, you've probably read it!


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See, it's so easy to get distracted! A boxer sign! How cute is that!


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These were a one of our "top 2" picks today...Art Deco bookends!!

And back off track again, but I just could not pass up the chance to check out this basket! And of course I did! I LOVE baskets..and have vowed to buy no more, because I have plenty...but this one looked really unusual...


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Yup, folks...it's an armadillo basket! A REAL armadillo basket...the tag even says that! It was actually really nice to the touch. Far heavier than it looked, and very smooth. Never in a million years could I have imagined this one!


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This sporty little guy still had some of his original fittings with him.


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And then I saw this bag! Some very clever folks are re-purposing those (impossible to tear open) feed bags and making them into a carry bag! Great idea...and check out the tag.


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Honey crisps are my favorites!


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All shopped out and headed on home....there's a half a day left and we have an appointment with Storm before the rain comes in!

As our "adventure" for the day , we decided to head to Found in Ithaca. Always a fun destination for hunting for antique or vintage treasures, today was the day for the "Found Flea Market" which added lots of vendors outside! And it turned out to be a gorgeous day! I thought we'd get their "early"...let's say 10:00, but the streets were jammed with cars parked along the sides already. Nonetheless, we headed in...the hunt was on, and it was our usual "challenge"...who could spot the "horse stuff" first! We decided to call this "Horses Among Us"...because, they really are! These are just some of the ones we spotted!

So, this first object grabbed my attention, even though I had NO idea what it could be! Turns out it's an umbrella stand, done in the style of folk art "Memory Jugs" (which initiated a Google search when I got home). I was instantly drawn to it. I managed to walk away from it but not before I got the contact information for the dealer. I'm sure somebody snapped it up...but, check out what I found on it!


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Score 1 horse for the day! Actually, there are more horses on this piece. Honestly, the fact that it weighs over 70 pounds was probably the only reason it didn't come home with us then and there!

Moving on...


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A VERY heavy bronze horse head from India...looks like a chess piece, doesn't it?


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Litte metal "hobby horse".


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We've seen a lot of these here! Clock with a horse...love the tapadero's on the saddle!


​​SMLXL


100% credit to Mike for spotting this! Our "rules" say that even with the funky tails, these unicorns are close enough! Some really of the really old versions of unicorns look a lot more like goats than horses! This is the inside of an old cigar box!

Moving on into the actual building...


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Enamel Palomino


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Frosted Glass Bookends


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If you own horses, you've probably read it!


​​SMLXL


See, it's so easy to get distracted! A boxer sign! How cute is that!


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These were a one of our "top 2" picks today...Art Deco bookends!!

And back off track again, but I just could not pass up the chance to check out this basket! And of course I did! I LOVE baskets..and have vowed to buy no more, because I have plenty...but this one looked really unusual...


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Yup, folks...it's an armadillo basket! A REAL armadillo basket...the tag even says that! It was actually really nice to the touch. Far heavier than it looked, and very smooth. Never in a million years could I have imagined this one!


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This sporty little guy still had some of his original fittings with him.


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And then I saw this bag! Some very clever folks are re-purposing those (impossible to tear open) feed bags and making them into a carry bag! Great idea...and check out the tag.


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Honey crisps are my favorites!


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All shopped out and headed on home....there's a half a day left and we have an appointment with Storm before the rain comes in!

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Mike and Kathy Troxler
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email: kathytroxler@gmail.com