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New! Apparel Shop

In case you missed it, we’ve been working hard getting our apparel section up and running! We are happy to share with you our very own designs, most of them of the witty and sarcastic variety!
There will be new designs continually added, and at the time of this writing shirts with Dean’s pin-striping will be added soon!

We’ll feature the Grease and Grace Rockabilly style you love and we are always open to suggestion! Many of the designs in stock were ideas from folks who asked us for them!

So what are you waiting for?! Shop Shirts NOW!
Designs available for WOMEN, MEN, & CHILDREN

 

New Horseshoe Clay Ornaments

Not a lot of time for blogging right now, but here to let you know that we have some new Christmas ornaments available at the shop!
Check them, and lots of others, here at greaseandgrace.etsy.com.

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At Grease and Grace you’ll find Rockabilly and Retro-Inspired art, jewelry, & home decor. Enjoy!
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New Horseshoe Rockabilly Wall Art & the Origins of Horseshoe Lore

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.”

 

 

HOT ROD – Skull with Wrench Horseshoe Art , Kustom Kulture, Wall Hanging

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Skull horseshoe wall art with wrench

 

A really cool gift for your motor head, custom culture friends…This horseshoe with S wrench design features a skull profile and the phrase “HOT ROD” hand lettered.

• Sturdy rawhide hanger
• Pin striped details

 

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.


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We also offer a 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: 
https://www.etsy.com/listing/123085722/horseshoe-art-personalized-kustom?ref=shop_home_active

Psychobilly, Rockabilly, Custom Pin-Striped Door Knocker

Custom Door Knocker available at out Etsy Shop.

GOLD PIN STRIPED DOOR KNOCKER

Very unique – you’ll *never* see another one like it.

Custom / Personalized / Hand crafted metal door knocker.

This piece is pinstriped by our artist Dean. He is a picker and loves to find cool old items and dress them up with rockabilly style.

Dean gives this item a real touch of old school class with elegant gold stripes (professional 1shot paint).

A “lucky” theme sure to liven up any home, this boasts a horseshoe and a spur. Sure to bring luck to the inhabitants inside.

Four holes for screws on each corner. Weight = 1lb 2.4 oz Dimensions = Approx. 7″H 4″W

Horseshoe Wind Chime – Custom order – Pet Memorial

Recently, A customer who purchased our artist Dean’s pinstriped and flamed wooden skull also saw some of his horseshoe designs. The skull was to be a gift for a friend, but she thought she might like a little something for herself. So, being inspired by Dean’s Custom Horseshoe Option on Etsy she ordered up a personalized horseshoe wind chime. Her wind chime is a memorial to pets she has loved. In her words to Dean:

” I am definitely looking forward to seeing it hanging off my deck.  Thanks Dean for a beautiful job and a wonderful declaration to the pets that I’ve had the pleasure of sharing their lives with me.” 

It is phenomenal as artists to be able to create something for someone that will have so much love and memories associated with it!

Her horseshoe wind chime is purple, gold and black. Dean can create custom designs in colors from the color chart on the Etsy Horseshoe listing here. Her wind chime was fashioned from various miscellaneous pieces, repurposing  items no longer in use to something new and beautiful! A real piece of repurposed art, this piece comprises a doorknob, part of a fan, hand towel tubes and a spoon!

Very one of a kind and very cool.  We are super stoked and she loves it!

If you are interested in a custom piece contact us on Etsy via convo or here via email.
Dean’s Custom Horseshoe option on Etsy is here. That listing is for a standard horseshoe as pictured on the listing. For something more elaborate like this item featured here please email for a quote.

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