Friday, July 21, 2017

Goat Carts - Friday Favorites

In this post - German goat carts, also known as German potato wagons or farm carts.
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This past weekend I went to the Portland Antique Expo Show and found an antique goat cart! If you follow my instagram stories, you already knew this!
I was so excited to find one - and at a pretty good price!

I have been wanting a wagon for my porch for a while as I had visions of filling it with pumpkins like below...


 Then I thought, oh! I could fill it with presents too... turns out someone else had the same idea! 

Filling it full of plants also seems to be a popular option.
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In my internet research, it seems that these types of goat carts originated from Germany around the 1900s. 

They were used by the goats to haul things - goats are much cheaper to keep than horses!

Here I found a vintage postcard of the kids dressed in traditional wear hauling a goat farm cart of flowers. 

Also found some vintage photographs of kids being hauled by their goats! These type of goat carts are different than the farm carts, but I had to include them because they made me smile!



The Amish are making repro goat carts, like below.

 It seems some of them came with baskets too. 

I am so excited to fill mine and use it in my decor!  Of course I'll have to share with you all! 

As for the Five on Friday vs Friday Favorites poll - it was split 50/50! Ha! Dede, one of my readers, suggested that I alternate between the two, so given that it is split 50/50, I think I will!
Next week - 5 on Friday returns!


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4 comments:

  1. I have always wanted one of those carts too! Seems like they are always hundreds of dollars when I run across them so we don't have one yet. One of these days. :)

    You are going to have so much fun with yours.

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    1. I have been looking for one for several years and even almost bought a new one from Homegoods last year but it just wasn't quite the right size so I didn't buy it... so glad I waited! Patience is key and you will find one too for a good price as well!

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  2. What a FABULOUS find! Half of the fun is just going to be thinking of how to fill it. I'm envisioning something spooky (ravens and all) for Halloween.

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