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New Horseshoe Rockabilly Wall Art & the Origins of Horseshoe Lore

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Horseshoes have a lot of lore and superstition surrounding them. Maybe one of the reasons we at Grease and Grace love them so much. Our pin-striper, Dean, believes that, “One can never have too much luck”, and he thinks the shoes ought to be positioned upwards, with  the points to the sky.

No matter how you choose to display them or why, there’s no doubt that they make excellent home decor. We have a slew of new horseshoe designs for sale at Black Kat Kollectibles in Lancaster, Pa. Also, as always, we have our custom order option. These are especially nice for birth announcements, memorials and family name placards.

With the business of Sled Fest in April, and the recent collaboration with Black Kat Kollectibles, we were slacking a bit in the photography department here. So here, we include some of the newest designs. These are made by Cindy and Dean, husband and wife team!

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Though it says, “coming soon”, these are available now at Black Kat Kollectibles, Lancaster, PA.

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Here’s a bit of lore as well, from superstionsonline.com.
“It is believed that the good luck powers of the horseshoe originate with the story of a blacksmith named Dunstan. The Devil came to Dunstan and requested that he fit him with new horseshoes. Dunstan recognized the devil and nailed a horseshoe onto his hoof. This caused the Devil great pain. While he was in agony, Dunstan chained him and only released him after the devil promised never to enter a place that had a horseshoe hung over the door. Dunstan became the Archbishop of Canterbury in 959 AD and is known as St. Dunstan.

Some believe that if guests come to a house where a horseshoe is above the door, they must leave by the same door through which they entered or they will take the luck from the horseshoe with them from the house.

To assure good luck for the New Year, one should sleep with a horseshoe under his pillow onNew Year’s Eve.

The crescent shape of the horseshoe can ward off the evil eye.

Suspected witches who were tried and buried upon their deaths had horseshoes nailed to their coffins to prevent them from returning to life or resurrecting again as witches.

Finding a horseshoe is very lucky if the open space is facing toward you.

If you dream of finding a horseshoe, good luck will come to you.

Toss the horseshoe over the left shoulder and spit after it to increase the good luck that will soon arrive.

Sailors used to nail a horseshoe to the foremast of their vessels to keep witches and wizards from cursing the voyage or damaging the ship.

Should the Horseshoe Opening Face Up or Down?

Almost everyone who attributes power to a horseshoe will say that nailing a horseshoe to the threshold of one’s home helps to bring good fortune to the family. The best position and direction varies from one telling to another. Some say the horseshoe, tacked in place with three nails and the open end down, wards off evil.

Some believe that hanging the horseshoe with the opening pointing upward like a “U” holds in all the good luck and the powers it brings. Hanging it upside down would allow the powers to spill out. Others think that hanging it with the opening pointing down allows all of the good luck, protective powers and good fortune to shower upon you and surround the home.

A common belief says a horseshoe hung in the bedroom will keep nightmares away. If the horseshoe is hung with the opening pointing up, the sleeper’s masculine powers will be increased. If the sleeper is female, her latent powers will be awakened if the opening points down.

Nails in the Horseshoe

If you find a horseshoe, look to see how many nails still remain in the holes. The number of remaining empty holes determines how many weeks, months, or years (this varies) it will be before they will become rich or will be married.

Another variation states that the number of nails remaining determine the length of time before good luck arrives.

Another says the number of nails left in the horseshoe equals the number of years of good luck you will receive.

Some say not to bother with a found horseshoe unless it still has some nails left in it.

Horseshoes were originally made from iron, which may also account for the superstitions that are associated with this object. Iron was considered magical because it was able to withstand fire and was much stronger than other metals. The superstitions for iron are thought to originate in prehistoric times. It was used as a charm to ward off evil spirits.

Another aspect of the horseshoe that added to it’s good luck was the fact that it was commonly held in place by seven iron nails. Since ancient times, the number seven was considered very important.”

 

 

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Yellow and Blue Pinstriped, Patent Leather Clutch

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Another classy handbag pin-striped by our artist Dean. A really unique bag for a really unique chick. This listing is for a black, patent leather clutch/purse with yellow/blue pin-striping. See this listing at our shop.


• Acrylic handle
• Chrome accents
• Black gingham interior
• Two color pin-striping design
• Moderate wear on exterior, typical of age, well disguised by pin-striping

Rockabilly / Classy / Retro / Vintage

Really cute bag, would be perfect for pinup photo shoots and for just cruising the car shows. This mid range size is great for on the go. Very, very cute party bag.

Definitely a conversation starter and complete one of a kind!


Measurements:

5″ H
11″ W
2.5″ D
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Rockabilly, Pin Up, Clutch with Pinstriping, Cream

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Another classy handbag pin-striped by our artist Dean. A really unique bag for a really unique chick. This listing is for a small, cream, vinyl clutch/purse with black and red pin-striping. See this listing at our shop.


• Gold tone accents
• Double chain handle
• Oval shaped clasp
• Wide opening, nice and easy to access inside
• Tan material interior

Rockabilly / Classy / Retro / Vintage

Really cute bag, would be perfect for pinup photo shoots and for just cruising the car shows. This small size is great for on the go. Very, very cute party bag.

Definitely a conversation starter and complete one of a kind!


Measurements:

6″ High
11″ Wide – (at bottom)
1.5″ Deep

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Valentine Handbag

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A most unique gift for a really special girl! Definitely a one-of-a-kind:

Another classy handbag pin-striped by our artist Dean. A really unique bag for a really unique chick. This listing is for an orange, vinyl clutch/purse with purple/white pin-striping.

• Gold tone accents with beautiful detailing
• Cream/tan material interior
• Kiss lock closure
• Slight stain on interior, otherwise excellent condition

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Really bitchin’ bag, would be perfect for pinup photo shoots and for just cruising the car shows. This mid range size is great for on the go. Very, very cute party bag. Would make a very sweet I-Love-You gift!

Definitely a conversation starter and complete one of a kind!
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Measurements:

5″ High
9″ Wide – (at bottom)
1″ Deep
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Available for purchase here at the shop.
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Skull Candle Holders, Rockabilly, Pin-Striped, His and Hers, Matching Set

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You’ll never see another set like this. Matching his & hers skull candle holders. Weighing in at over 2 lbs a piece, these upcycled resin and wood candle holders are each uniquely pin-striped.

“Hers” is pink and silver/grey and “his” is fire engine red and silver/grey. While the designs are similar, they are not exact, just as each couple is unique unto themselves, but still joined as one.

Each has two grey stripes around its black wooden base. The bases are felted for non-scratch.

These are lovely as rockabilly / psychobilly / gothic home decor and would also make a lovely wedding or handfasting gift.

Each stands approximately 18″ H.

The “hers” candle base has a slight defect, which is pictured in the close up photo, and is negligible.

Candles NOT included.

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Bitchin’ Halloween Style Pin Up Purse

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Another classy handbag pin-striped by our artist Dean. A really unique bag for a really unique chick. This listing is for an orange, vinyl clutch/purse with yellow/white/black pin-striping.

• Gold tone accents
• Cream vinyl interior
• Kiss lock closure
• Tri-color pin-striping design

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Really bitchin’ bag, would be perfect for pinup photo shoots and for just cruising the car shows. This mid range size is great for on the go. Very, very cute party bag. One of a kind Halloween accessory as well.

Definitely a conversation starter and complete one of a kind!

BUY IT HERE
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Measurements:

5.5″ High
11″ Wide – (at bottom)
1″ Deep
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SHIPPING

This item is sent via USPS Standard Post within the USA, everywhere else First Class International.

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New Vintage Pin-striped Clutches

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A lot of new clutches up for sale at our Etsy shop. Check out the purses section, here. 

There is always something new. The stock is constantly rotating. A full gallery of current and past handbags is here. 
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Vintage, pinstriped handbags, purses and clutches with retro, rockabilly flair.
Real vintage bags (no re-pop), all signs of wear are disclosed via description and photos on our Etsy store when they are listed. This is a family business. We find the hand bags together and Dean pinstripes each one uniquely. There are no stencils! We pick bags that are in mint condition, with only minor blemishes characteristic of the age. We live in an area where “antique-ing” is plentiful so we search for the best quality, most unique bags we can get our hands on!

 

Dean embellishes these with his own style of pin-striping which is rockabilly rooted and also very classic. This is the old school look many of you are looking for. Dean has been pin-striping for over three decades. Hop over to our Etsy shop to see what’s available now!

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New Store Section – Keepsake Boxes

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Painted Retro-Style Jewelry Box, PinstripedWe are really happy to bring you a new store section. Keepsake boxes! A wonderful way to decorate, keep treasured memories safe and store your valuable jewelry.

This line of keepsake / memory / jewelry box items are a combination of skills by father daughter team Dean and Deanna. Shabby Chic style, they are either refurbished vintage or embellished new to look antique/retro. Deanna does the painting and embellishments and box interiors and Dean does the pin-striping.

Visit the Etsy shop Home Decor section to see what’s currently for sale, and check out the gallery here.

We started with a few newer boxes and have moved on to using vintage boxes that we find and up-cycle! We are currently in the process of bringing lots more of these beauties to the store for you.

 

 

 Some samples:

Sugar Skull keepsake box, to be listed soon

Sugar Skull keepsake box

Sugar Skull keepsake box, to be listed soon

Pennsylvania Dutch Meets Rockabilly, Keepsake Box, to be listed soon.

Pennsylvania Dutch Meets Rockabilly, Keepsake Box

Pennsylvania Dutch Meets Rockabilly, Keepsake Box, to be listed soon.

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New! Patent Leather Pin-striped Vintage 60s Purse

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Another classy handbag pin-striped by our artist Dean. A really unique bag for a really unique chick. This listing is for a small, navy, patent leather clutch/purse with neon green and hot pink/magenta pin-striping.

• Gold tone accents
• Black, Sateen like material lining, mint condition. No tears, no stains.
• Very little sign of outer wear, some minor imperfections on the back side. (Typical of vintage patent leather, very discreet.)

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Really cute bag, would be perfect for pinup photo shoots and for just cruising the car shows. This mid range size is great for on the go. Very, very cute party bag.

Definitely a conversation starter and complete one of a kind!

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Measurements:

5″ High
15″ Wide – (at bottom)
4.5″ Deep
4.5″ from top of purse to top of handle

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In Memory of Paulie – A Custom Horseshoe Order

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Custom horseshoe order

Recently, we had a really touching custom horseshoe order. This order was done for someone who wanted to memorialize her beloved horse who passed.

Typically we provide the horseshoe but in this instance the customer supplied it.

Custom horseshoes make wonderful memorials, commemorative birth announcements, lovely home decor, club decor-the possibilities are endless.

Our artist Dean adds class to all his projects with his old school pin striping style. You can read more about Dean in his biography section you can see horseshoe samples in his Horseshoe Gallery.

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Design-your-own option for horseshoes:

Pet memorials, children’s names & birth dates, family surnames, or club names, “Bless This Home” are just a few ideas. You can see samples of past designs here in Dean’s Horseshoe Art Gallery.

A VARIETY OF STYLES AND PURPOSES!
Horseshoe designs can go from sweet (think baby shower gift) to hard core (think motorcycle & car clubs, garages & man caves, bars & taverns). There is something for everyone and everyone could use a good luck horseshoe!

Our artist Dean creates his horseshoe wall art using found objects and by hand crafting ribbon banners and other shapes. Dean is a pin striper of nearly four decades and was trained as a sign painter. He does all of his own metal fabrication and painting.

For instructions on ordering a CUSTOM  horseshoe click here: 
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Custom horseshoe order

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