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A Horse, Of Course.

After a whirlwind weekend of flea markets, antique stores, and resale shops aplenty, we came home only to find ourselves with a new family member. To be honest, for us to walk out of a second-hand shop empty handed would be like leaving the animal shelter without a new squishy face to love. In other words, it just doesn’t happen (enter Jack, Maddie, and Libby).

But this new addition isn’t furry. He doesn’t eat dry food, and he surely won’t sleep on your pillow all day. Rather, he fits in with Henry‘s crowd. After spotting him on the bottom shelf of an overflowing booth at Master Pieces Antiques (a Cincinnati gem owned by Scott’s aunt and uncle, Doug and Mary Pat), we knew he’d fit right in at the Vargo abode.

We tried to fight it at first. In fact, we even left him on that cramped shelf and continued our rounds at the shop, pushing all of that mustard, porcelain glory to the back of our minds. But when the hubs wanted to take another look on our way out, it sealed the deal. After discussing our options – A bookend, perhaps? Just sittin’ pretty? – we scooped him up and went home happy.

Yes, we’ll fully admit that he’s a little strange. But we’re not too worried about that. Naw, we’re more concerned about the perfect name. Any suggestions? And overall, what do you think? A little weird? Check. A little…um, yellow? Check. But kinda cool? Check.

  • Leslie - June 2, 2010 - 7:47 AM

    He looks like a Hartford to me.ReplyCancel

    • Kim - June 2, 2010 - 9:32 AM

      You guys, I’m loving Hartford and Quentin. Although a simple Jimmy could do the trick! Love these suggestions!ReplyCancel

  • Susan @ Jubilee Furniture - June 2, 2010 - 7:50 AM

    Are you kidding? He’s FANTISTIC! And his name is obviously Wallace or Henry or Quentin or Jimmy or…

    Glad you had such an enjoyable weekend!ReplyCancel

  • Kim - June 2, 2010 - 9:39 AM

    Stanley. Dignified, yet lovable. :)ReplyCancel

  • Rick - June 2, 2010 - 9:45 AM

    That’s a Pasquale if I’ve ever seen one.ReplyCancel

  • Danielle - June 2, 2010 - 10:36 AM

    I was thinking CrosbyReplyCancel

  • Penina - June 2, 2010 - 11:14 AM

    I love him! There needs to be some type of back-story as to why there is a blanket draped over him. Was he cold?ReplyCancel

  • Rachael - June 2, 2010 - 1:04 PM

    I was thinking Stan, but Stanley makes more sense with your love of hockey and all!ReplyCancel

  • Kim - June 2, 2010 - 1:48 PM

    I’m liking where Danielle and Rachael are going with this! Maybe I can piece together your suggestions and give him a great, regal long name. Love it.

    Penina – Maybe there was a snow storm?ReplyCancel

  • Kelly - June 2, 2010 - 4:23 PM

    I LOVE HIM!! So glad you didn’t pass him up :) The color alone makes it all worth it!ReplyCancel

  • Amie - June 2, 2010 - 5:37 PM

    A little yellow? yes.
    A LOT awesome? well DUH.

    This is just about as wonderful a find as they come!ReplyCancel

    • Kim - June 2, 2010 - 6:44 PM

      Thanks, Amie!

      We’re so happy to hear that you guys love our guy as much as we do. How about Stanley McCrosby Pasquale? Shoot, we can even add more.ReplyCancel

  • Katrina - June 3, 2010 - 2:27 PM

    I so want one!! I’d love to have him in our bookshelf :)ReplyCancel

  • Sudha - June 4, 2010 - 4:48 AM

    He is beautiful.I think he looks like a Perseus and would suggest that as a name for him.

    BTW, I love your blog.ReplyCancel

  • Scott - June 4, 2010 - 5:15 AM

    Sudha- That’s the exact name I suggested the day we bought him!ReplyCancel

  • Alisa Moore - June 9, 2010 - 9:03 PM

    Hi Kim! I received the adorable portrait of Gracie today, and I wish I could post it here with my msg to you. I LOVE it! You totally captured her personality (and my bright red Aveo)….I couldn’t be happier with it, and I’m just so appreciative. You have great talent. I’m sharing it with my friends on FB and elsewhere, many of whom have beloved dogs and who I think would love to have a portrait, too. Keep sharing your painting with us…You rock! Kindly, Alisa MooreReplyCancel

    • Kim - June 10, 2010 - 11:16 AM

      Alisa,

      I’m so happy that you’re happy! Gracie was a joy to paint. I got quite the kick out of it! Feel free to pass my name along to your friends – painting pets is just really too fun. Thank you for thinking of me when it came to capturing Gracie’s sweet mug!ReplyCancel

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