Someone contacted me last week looking for old eggbutt bits to use as curtain tie-backs (or more accurately drape tie-backs, they were in the USA) This sounded like an interesting idea & got me looking around the web for equestrian-themed interior design – after all, it works for Hermes & Ralph Lauren…
This hessian / burlap drape or blind idea came from Pinterest, but I can’t find the original source to acknowledge
There’s quite a lot of it about – done well it can look fantastic & be rather witty, but I suspect it would be easy to have too much of a good thing
This idea for towel holders comes from the Arizona- based interior design company Lizard Flats
A simple mullen mouth snaffle used as a towel ring found on Etsy
An ex-Household Cavalry man once told me that the pieces of equipment most often kept by men leaving the cavalry were the “Peninsula” troopers’ bits & that they were used as loo roll holders. At the time I couldn’t quite see how this would work, but thanks to the internet all has become clear.
This one appeared on Etsy
Another example from Pinterest, wouldn’t you worry about splinters ?
There are whole blogs devoted to the subject :
There are instructions for making this stirrup towel holder at Equinestylist.com
And while we’re on the subject of stirrups…
A desktop clock and barometer in Cadre Noir stirrups by Hermes
Iberian box stirrups converted into lamps at Shades of Light
And you’ve probably heard about an “armchair ride” – how’s this ?
More details at Restoration Hardware , and here’s another view :
There’s an awful lot of horse related decoration out there, without even starting on hunting-themed ceramics or the whole area of prints & paintings.
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