Year of the Wooden Horse

The Year 2014 is considered Year of the Horse as per the Chinese Zodiac Calendar, which begins on January 31, 2014


The Chinese zodiac calendar is comprised of 12 animal signs, and the Horse is the seventh among them. In Chinese culture, the Horse is a symbol of nobility, class, speed and perseverance. 

Coincidentally, I was at the Little French Flea Market in Tarzana a couple weeks ago and bought a beautiful wooden horse from my friend Jenni Glancy. I’m shooting Jenni’s home for an upcoming Cottage of the Month feature, and I can hardly wait to check out her diggs in person.

I’ve seen many of these wooden horses, but never with the stand and horse still intact. Just don’t look too closely, otherwise you may spot the holiday mantel decor that hasn’t made its way back into our garage just yet…oops. Never enough time in the day, folks.

wooden horse

While surfing around I found some more great examples of wooden horses…

An amazing wooden horse sculpture on wheels

Large wood horse hand painted gray white rusty wheels French Nordic inspired wooden sculpture Anita Spero

This horse image burned into an old reassembled wooden pallet…


This driftwood horse sculpture is amazing beyond words…

Amazing driftwood sculpture

Speaking of horses, I’ve got a sweet little idea brewing in the back of my mind involving this french jockey fabric from Brick House Fabrics and an empty wall in my office closet. I can’t begin to imagine the possibilities…


Happy Weekend’ing, friends!

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8 Responses to Year of the Wooden Horse

  1. Love love all the wonderful horses, they were fun and wild…thanks for sharing

  2. Patrice says:

    新年快乐, Jennifer! Sounds like you were born in the year of the horse :-)

  3. Becky Haller says:

    Love the horse, love the fabric. Have you posted about your office with photographs? I’m not sure I have seen that room.

  4. Jenni says:

    Gorgeous. Looks great!!!

  5. Aren’t those driftwood horses amazing? I posted one like that on my FB a few weeks ago and people just loved it. The woodburn picture is gorgeous too.

  6. Hi Jennifer,
    You are so full of creative ideas, I just love your style! Can’t wait to see what you come up with for your office wall!

    Laurie xo

  7. Cecilia says:

    Wow, the driftwood horse and the woodburn one are my favs. What a great find you got! I guess I forgot this was the year of the horse – hey! A great excuse to pull out my horses ( and a reason to give my husband lol )

  8. Jane Jazz says:

    Found this post a little late, but I am bowled over by the images… especially the stunning driftwood horse! Looks as if it might gallop off in the dead of night, leaving a little pile of sawdust on the beach :-) JJ


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