Friday, December 10, 2010

Vintage Equestrian Paint by Numbers

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As most of you know by now, I absolutely adore horses. I love everything that has to do with them and equestrian style: clothes, toys, paintings, etc. Since riding boots, leggings and even blazers have been a hot item for the past couple of years, I have been in hog heaven. Partially because I can wear my real riding clothes and boots on the streets and people think I am the epitome of fashion (or not, but it is wishful thinking).

Over the past few days I have been thinking about horses a little bit more than normal. It must be that I am really starting to miss riding, or that I am still frustrated with myself for not buying a beautiful 1950s paint by number horse painting the other week at the Randolph Street Market. It is very similar to the one below which can be purchased here.

I am completely enthralled with these vintage paint by numbers lately. Why? I am not quite sure. They are classic kitsch. But they are beautiful in their simple division of color and shape. It is amazing how fantastic they can look framed on a wall.

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I am mostly drawn to the equestrian paintings and other animals, but you can find these paint by numbers in so many different themes. And the best part about them, they are cheap and can be found in many thrift stores, Goodwill Stores, garage stores, ebay and, quite possibly, your grandparents basement. It could be the perfect holiday gift for your hipster or artistic friend.

(This one is for sale on etsy!!!)

Next time I see a great one, I am not passing it by. Or maybe I will just buy a kit and make my own?

1 comment:

Sarah Chenault said...

I vote make your own! It would be even more beautiful than the ones you posted. :)