Flea Market Find
Another Dala Hest - Swedish Horse
I am so lucky...
Paid $3.00 USD
Because of my Lundby Doll Houses and my passion for the finer Swedish things I do my best to acquire them for reasonable prices. I saw Nicola's blog (Püppilottchen´s Toy Blog) quite a while ago that showed a tiny little Swedish Horse (Dala Hest) in a Lundby House. I thought it was cute as could be. Then we ventured into a Swedish/Norwegian store recently and saw how expensive and well made they were (hand carved and hand painted). I ended up with one tiny little Dala Hest. Much to my surprise I spotted the larger horse sitting on a table at the flea market last Sunday. I picked it up and someone who had no idea of the history or the value of this item had written $3. in permanent marker on one side. My heart was a flutter because I know this cost about $35. in the Swedish store. We didn't even barter with the guy. We just paid the $3. The precious horse even still had the label on it. The permanent markings have been carefully removed using hubby's vast knowledge. He told me to spray hairspray on a clean rag and to wipe gently. I did not do any damage to the original finish. This larger Dala Hest will look so nice somewhere on Lundby Lane.
Credits: The first photo shows two of the Swedish horses in different scales. The second photo shows the label on the larger horse. The little stool is Lundby.
Here is the link to Nicola's blog with the miniature Swedish Horse. http://pueppilottchens-spielzeug-blog.blogspot.com/2009/09/das-lundby-goteborg-puppenhaus-teil-5.html
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