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A few days ago, I received this email from reader Ashley:

I just noticed the yellow horse in your cross stitch post. Pretty sure I have the same one in the same color. My grandmother’s mother gave it to my grandmother on her 21st birthday (weird gift I know) but I asked my grandmother if I could have it because I thought it was neat. So cool to see someone else with one considering mine is 40+ years old!

Oh, you mean, Stanley? After scooping him for ten bucks at an antique shop in Cincinnati, he rotated around our home – starting on the console table in the foyer…

And ending up on our mega-wall next to a vase of sentimental notes, a peacock, and an un-painted camera, courtesy of Mom (although the great paint debate was drummed up again when I was mentioned in this pin):

So who knew he had the possibility of being a great-grandpa (and after all this time, look so so lovely?). I asked Ashley if she could shoot me a photo, you know, just to be sure. Just call me Miss Crazy; better to check and confirm. Right away, she sent me this:

Scott and I were all whoa. And she even gave me this link to another Stanley, waiting on Etsy for his forever home. It was an evening of email exchanges with a whole lotta Wow! and Neat!

We didn’t know there were others. Gives me the shivers (and yeah, add drama queen to my list of namesakes, too).

Thanks, Ashley!

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  • Jill9.16.11 - 8:50 AM

    63 bucks? Etsy is not the place to buy vintage.ReplyCancel

    • Kim9.16.11 - 10:47 AM

      But Jill, Stanley is worth way more than $63! (And luckily, he wasn’t even close to that when we scooped him.)ReplyCancel

  • Ashley9.16.11 - 9:30 AM

    Yay! My horse is famous! I think my grandmother and my great grandmother would be very happy to see this horse which started out as a strange (to me) 21st birthday present be an actual antique AND have a brother and/or sister out there even 40+ years later. Thank you so much for posting!ReplyCancel

  • Rachel @ I'm Loving Today9.17.11 - 8:13 AM

    At the risk of sounding creepy, I’ve always loved that yellow horse of yours. It’s so cool to know it’s got “brothers and sister” out there. I love Ashley’s story of her grandmother and great grandmother – home decor with a story behind it just means so much more!ReplyCancel

  • jra10194.3.12 - 10:54 AM

    i was perusing the lovely broadway antique market last weekend and saw one there as well…was hoping to snag a photo for evidence but the stall owner was less than thrilled at the idea.ReplyCancel

  • Kim4.3.12 - 10:58 AM

    Oh, no! You just gotta snap a photo and apologize if they get mad :)ReplyCancel

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