an eventful weekend and a loot shoot full of copper

by Sharon Santoni

[blank] Well it was a busy and unexpectedly eventful weekend here.  There was good and bad, and there was also very very good and very very bad ………[blank]

[blank] while I show you pictures of my loot shoot, I shall explain what happened …[blank]

 …… first the lovely bits:

 a close friend came to stay for the weekend,
the sun came out;
we had some favourite friends here for dinner on Saturday;
new and  delightful guests arrived in our cottage;
the fairs were not too bad

the not so good bits :

I didn’t get enough sleep;
my girlfriend and I didn’t find the time to set off with our easels
and paint together as we had programmed;
I ate too much!

and the very very very bad bits:

young Quick, the newest equine member to our family, and who I have only briefly mentioned here, fractured a front leg on Friday, and although it isn’t bad enough to pronounce him “lost”, it does means keeping him practically immobile in a stable for about three months.    We are dreadfully sad, and full of regret although it was an unfortunate accident that could not have been foreseen.
Normally our horses live in a field, and are checked on each day, but being in a stable will mean at least twice daily cleaning out; food and water and generally a close eye kept on him ……  just when I was wondering what  to do with my spare time 🙂  ……
[blank] I know that in the great scheme of things, one horse’s leg may seem trivial, but his injury is serving as a reminder of the importance of each one of us, and how our well-being, or the events in our life, affect our near and dear.
I hope that you enjoyed a safe, relaxing and happy weekend
Thank you for reading me![blank]


Teresa Chambel June 18, 2012 - 12:14 am

Hello Sharon, I just love your blog, every post and all the photos are pure inspiration! thank you for sharing, best regards Teresa

Susan June 18, 2012 - 12:16 am

I'm sorry for your horse's injury. I hope he has a smooth recovery.

Other than that, it sounds like you had a wonderful weekend! I love the loot you found!

Betsy Brock June 18, 2012 - 12:32 am

Quick is such a beauty…I wish him quick healing and a cooperative respite. 🙂

I always love your loot and I'm glad you friend was there!

Annette June 18, 2012 - 12:41 am

Poor Quick. I hope he makes a full and complete recovery. Freak accidents and horses seem to go together.

Pamela RG June 18, 2012 - 1:02 am

I hope and pray that Young Quick will have a full recovery soon.

Penny June 18, 2012 - 1:08 am

Oh Sharon, as a horse person I am assuming it is a fracture in the small bone, or it dosnt sound teribly good. I hope all goes well.

Delaine June 18, 2012 - 2:09 am

So sorry to hear about Quick's injury! Hope his fracture mends quickly!
Loved your loot shoot…I adore anything copper! Take care!

Kris Vogelsang June 18, 2012 - 2:55 am

So sad to hear about Quick's injury, but I know he'll get the best possible care from you.
Great scores at the markets, as usual!

helen tilston June 18, 2012 - 3:15 am

Oh Sharon my heart is aching reading of Quick's injury. These accidents happen so suddenly and we tend to question ourselves. Sorry you did not manage to get some painting done. Wishing you a week of joy and strength
Helen x

Barb @ The Everyday Home (formerly Grits and Glamour) June 18, 2012 - 3:32 am

I'm sorry sorry to hear about your dear horse, Quick. I am sure he will equally miss the meadow too. I hope he makes a full recovery.
I just can't tell you how much I live vicariously through your loot shoots. I could buy every single thing you bring back. LOL

Have a great week!

Rose Petals Nursery June 18, 2012 - 3:43 am

Oh my, I do wish Quick an easy recovery…breaks my heart for you and your horse. Wish I was closer to help out with the stall rest…Hang in there….

Juliet June 18, 2012 - 4:00 am

I want the vintage canisters and I want the big copper pot and I want the gorgeous old clock, but most of all, I want Quick to recover soon!


brendam June 18, 2012 - 4:06 am

I bought a beautiful mare 5 years ago, and stabled her elsewhere. Two years ago, I brought my newest member home to our barn. A big bold Clyde/Thoroughbred named Bella. Within 2 weeks , she entangled herself in the fencing and I almost lost her. I nursed her for 3 months. She allowed me to clean and dress her wounds daily, uncomfortable and painful I am sure. What I found is that in those three months we established a true bond. She trusted me to care for her, and understood my gentleness. In turn, I trusted her not to kick out as I worked under her belly on her hind legs. From that point on we have been a team. She still shows physical scars, and every time I look at them, I am reminded; as if tattooed "We are a team". You have so much work ahead of you. But I know that in the end, you will find yourself more grounded and have an unbreakable bond. Sending healing good thoughts to you and Quick.

Vintage Finds June 18, 2012 - 4:10 am

That is terrible news! He is a wonderful horse and his temperament fitted in with your family's 'temperament' so well! I wish you and him all the best in this recovery. Best wishes, Jen x

Chris June 18, 2012 - 4:32 am

I love hearing of Brendam's experience! I hope yours with Quick is similar. Hoping and praying for that!
I will email you now for some loot info!
May you week be a quiet one with time to adjust and maybe to paint! I hope I can fit in some painting this week, as well.
xoxo, Chris

Our French Inspired Home June 18, 2012 - 4:50 am

Sorry to hear of your bad news. Regarding the copper, I am so jealous. I love all things copper and it looks like you found some treasures.

Katherine June 18, 2012 - 5:25 am

I'm sorry to hear about Quick's injury and hope that he recovers without too much pain.

Annette T. June 18, 2012 - 6:54 am

Everything you brought home is so wonderful. Those canisters are terrific. When my daughter was 12 we bought her a horse after she used others for a bit. She wound up with a beauitful Palomino Qtr Horse, and 8 mths after brining him home he suffered a suspensory ligament injury at the barn where he was living. It took 9 mths of stall rest and very little activity before he was able to be ridden. In those months she would go visit him daily and care for him. The bond they developed is amazing. He went on to be her show horse for quite a few years. He's still with us and they are both 22 now! So here's happy healing thoughts coming your way for Quick.

Vintage 57 June 18, 2012 - 7:28 am

sorry to hear about your horse…..I had a thorough bred who got kicked by another horse whilst waiting for the blacksmith….we did build up a good bond during that time of recuperation

Dorothea June 18, 2012 - 8:08 am

I am the Mum of your new guests in your cottage.
My daughter has so looked forward to this part of her holiday. Do hope your horse recovers soon.
I enjoy your blog.

Pat June 18, 2012 - 8:11 am

Poor Quick. I hope he's quick to heal. I know he'll welcome your attention.

Magnolia Verandah June 18, 2012 - 9:17 am

Love the loot and send well wishes to poor Quick.

Anonymous June 18, 2012 - 9:46 am

Last week we were lamenting about the tremendous rain we had,this weekend we got the real hot Puszta( plain) weather with the famous fata morgana fenomenon in our area.You cannot do anything during the day since we had 39 C degree yesterday.I do my duties in the evening and at night (28C degree)
I'm really sorry for the injury of your beloved horse and wish you and her a quick recuperation. Dorka from the HOT Plain Hungary

kabayoz June 18, 2012 - 10:03 am

My heart goes out to poor Quick. Hope it will have a fast and full recovery. Something tells me while Quick is confined to his stall/stable, it will enjoy a few more apples and carrots than his mates in the meadow. And then I scrolled down, and what did I see, Gibson snoozing infront of the loot. What a guy…:)

Love all your loot Sharon. Every single item could find a place in my home but that big rectangular copper pan and the hotel silver butter dish are extra special.

Hope you and your friend will be able to get together soon and spend some time painting.

Mary Anne Komar June 18, 2012 - 11:02 am

Don't forget some Rescue Remedy in his water, good luck!

Irina June 18, 2012 - 12:31 pm

Sorry about Quick 🙁 He's a handsome guy!

Ghia Photografy i pasje June 18, 2012 - 12:41 pm

Pięknie…uwielbiam taki klimat i stare rzeczy…Pozdrawiam z daleka

Mrs. Sutton June 18, 2012 - 1:04 pm

Oh what a terrible shame! I wish Quick a speedy recovery – Good luck!
Paula x
p.s. Btw, I LOVE the butter dish and tiny canisters in the loot shoot!

SALLY June 18, 2012 - 1:08 pm

Best wishes to you and Quick. Sure he will get much tender care and love.

sheepyhollow June 18, 2012 - 2:01 pm

Poor Quick! Wishing all of you a speedy recovery. Our dear 'pets' depend upon our care and loyalty, no matter the difficulty.

The French Hutch June 18, 2012 - 2:02 pm

OH NO! I do know enough about horses to know any foot or leg injury in serious. I do hope he has a speedy recovery.

The French Hutch

Melissa June 18, 2012 - 2:25 pm

So sorry to hear a poor Quick. I wish him a speedy and complete recovery. How horrible for a horse to have to be confined in a stable during an enticing summer. I know your visits will be the highlight of his days.
(What a wonderful name for a horse.)

High Heeled Life June 18, 2012 - 2:52 pm

Oh my friend .. wishing a full and speedy recovering for your beautiful horse… our animals (no matter the size) really are like family members and it is heart breaking when they are in pain.

Great photos of your loot!! xo HHL

Amy June 18, 2012 - 3:41 pm

So sorry to hear about Quick. It's terrible when our animals are in pain. My cat Harry somehow broke his hip when he was about a year old (I think he was walking on the railing upstairs and fell). Hearing him cry when he moved and seeing his frustration when he couldn't get around without pain broke my heart.

I'll be sending healing thoughts from hot, swampy humid Minnesota!

Kris June 18, 2012 - 4:42 pm

I think you hit the "mother lode" with your loot shoot! I'm so sorry to hear about Quick and his unfortunate accident. I hope that his leg mends "quickly". So sad he has to spend his summer in the stable 🙁

I Dream Of June 18, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Sharon, I'm so sorry to hear about young Quick. I'm hope he makes a smooth and speedy recovering. It doesn't seem trivial at all to me. I'm glad, though, that you had plenty of "bright spots" shining through over the weekend, too. Sending happy thoughts to you and to Quick! XO

Lorrie June 18, 2012 - 7:34 pm

Sorry to hear about Quick, but glad that he will recover.

All your copper is gorgeous! Great finds.

Victoria June 18, 2012 - 8:03 pm

I am so sorry to hear about your horse and how the injury will affect both your lives. All your finds look wonderful, though.

lynn June 19, 2012 - 7:00 am

Oh no. We have horses too, and there is nothing worse than the feeling that there is something wrong with one of them. You feel helpless and also know a leg injury is serious. best wishes to you and your horse, and also that your vet is capable – although I am sure he/she is.

Anonymous June 20, 2012 - 8:20 am

My heart felt thoughts go out to you and your family regarding Quick's injury…you feel so helpless when one of your loved animals hurts and they cant tell you about it…..The brocante loot looks fab….x regards Julia


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