• 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