I'm joining Annie at A Stitch in Time, where she hosts Friday Smiles each week.
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The truth is, my purse is small by choice, and I would never ever be able to get even one of these bags in my purse. This may not make you smile, but it certainly did ME.
Last week lots of people asked about my rocking horses. First, I showed about 1/2 of the rocking horses I have because the photos were quickly available to me. All my rocking horses live in my home in every room. I have them on many walls, too. I only put the Christmas rocking horses away. All others stay where they are, although I move a few around on occasion.
I started collecting rocking horses in the mid-1980s when I was in CA (USA). A friend collects vintage perfume bottles and they were in every room of her home. When I complimented her on them, she said I should collect something I was passionate about. I got to thinking about how much I liked the look of rocking horses, but (at least here in the US) one seldom sees them except at Christmas. That's when I decided to hunt for ones that were not Christmas related. By the following Christmas others were giving me rocking horses and my collection grew and grew. Now the only time I buy them is in thrift stores. In fact, the last time I bought a rocking horse was in 2013. The rest have come from friends who have sent or given them to me. My most recent one came from Hettie, a fellow Friday Smiler (or Smilee).
Now I'll leave you with these words of wisdom sent to me by a dear friend: