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Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Cast Iron Horseshoes and why Everyone Needs Some

Umpf,  HORSESHOE  ....what is it good for!
Exchange WAR for Horseshoes, and you will probably recognize the song I was humming.  
No that song doesn't have much to do with horseshoes but it does have a lot to do with helping explain what cast iron horseshoes are good for.

First, Cast iron horseshoes are oddly versatile.
 I know, you are thinking "get a grip, I don't own a horse!"
Well slow down grasshoppuh, as I'm about to elucidate you.
We got these decorative cast iron horseshoes that are absolutely perfect for decorating your pad if you are into country, primitive, cowboy, rustic, or western decor.  Just add them in an artful manner to end tables, bases of lamps, on the wall and especially above the door.
  "Why above the door?" you ask.  Well in ancient lore a horseshoe placed above the door pointing up is good luck!  You point the ends of the shoe up to hold the good luck in.
Or, since a horseshoe carries in itself inexplicable good luck inherently  they are perfect favors at weddings.  Perfect in that they are small pony shoes at about 3 " tall, and they are inexpensive and memorable and practically unbreakable if the reception gets wild.
They are also great crafting items for kids.  Again they are cheap, tough, and safe with adult supervision.  I've seen children paint them, tie ribbons, feathers, and colorful string to them and glue beads, penny's, and lots of other whatnot.  They can be a uniquely made piece of art for any kid.
As for art, there is even sculpture made of them. 
There simply isn't any limit with a little imagination.
The one, the only, the crazy - versatile cast iron horseshoe.

dc