Tuesday, February 15, 2011

grown up lucky charms

"When kept as a talisman, a horseshoe is said to bring good luck. Many believe that to hang it with the ends pointing upwards is good luck as it acts as a storage container of sorts for any good luck that happens to be floating by, whereas to hang it with the ends pointing down, is bad luck as all the good luck will fall out. Others believe that the shoe should be hung the other way, as it will then release its luck to the people around it."

i decided to take these words to heart and found myself two antique horseshoes at local store uncommon objects. they're dirty and most certainly used, and the perfect good luck charms to hang over our front door. i'm sure you're supposed to hang them outside and i'm sure i'm canceling out the good luck by hanging one each way, but whatevs. it's the thought that counts.

ps. the metallic gold marker in this pack came in handy when i handed nick white nails to use to hang rusty bronze horseshoes. oops. i promptly asked nick to do some coloring to try to make the nails blend in.


pan galactic gargle blogger said...

Really like that! And I reallllly like to see how warm and green it looks out your front door :P

ambrosia sarcophogus said...

NOOOOOOooooooo Annie you must hang the horseshoes like a U or else all the good luck falls out!!

Our are indoors. But they hang the right way :p

Anonymous said...

We had a farrier come to our school with his horse to show the children about his job. He said the proper way is to hang it like a U to catch all the good luck. But he also said most people hang it the other way so all the good luck will "rain down on you." After he made a horse shoe for us, he hung it over the classroom door--as a U.

annie said...

i'm loving your comments! i'm going to give it a whirl this way for a bit and see what happens. i may move them around based on how much luck goes.