I finally had a night of just relaxing around the house and I remembered to take pictures of all of my new sidesaddle "treasure".
First off, the gorgeous bar pin I got for my birthday.
The neat little box it came in.
And here it is! Isn't it pretty! I'm dying for an excuse to wear it!
And here are the gloves that I found at a used tack store on the weekend. They are buttery soft (guess they are kidskin?) and suprisingly grippy. There was a bin full of gloves so I went digging through it and found them at the very bottom for $14.And finally, the treasure I posted about yesterday that I found at an antique store. It's a sidesaddle cane! I never would have thought that I would have found one (at least this nice anyways) up here! I love how the top flares out a bit so it won't slide out of your hand as easily. It was labelled as a "riding crop" but the end of it doesn't look like a crop at all. I managed to negotiate to store owner down on his price and once I'd paid for it, I told him I thought it was actually a sidesaddle cane.
Here's a close up of the cane, see the striping? At first I thought it looked like wood grain but the whole thing is actually wrapped in tiny strips of leather all the way down. I *think* it might be all one piece. It's really unique!
It's suprisingly heavy, I *think* it's metal underneath the leather. There's a neat brass colored button on the top and a little wrist strap, much to small for my hand to fit through though!
And the most interesting part is the little monogrammed "P" on the handle. Isn't that neat?
I'd say I'm off to a good start with my collection of sidesaddle items!