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Sunday, September 5, 2010

Add Some Fun to Tea Time Studio Designworks 'Rhapsody'

We've decided that stuff usually looks even better when someone else has it in their hands or their shopping cart! Did you ever have an item that you weren't sure about so you put it down only to see someone else snap it up? Didn't you want the item back?? It happens all the time for us. In this case we didn't put these great pieces of pottery down but another shopper kept walking by us looking into our cart. We had found a lot of goodies so we were making our decisions on what would make the cut.....she must have sensed her opportunity so she made a third pass by us this time stopping and exclaiming "What a wonderful fun Creamer set....it reminds me of Picasso!" You could tell she wanted it....bad! But it had already made our cut. It is a great set by Studio Designworks who are known for their funky, arty pottery pieces. This music themed pattern 'Rhapsody' will surely brighten the table of any music lover.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Cool Find of the Week....Sting Ray Skin Wallet

Kellie found this little gem in a pile of kid's purses. At first she thought it was just little fake jewels but it was heavy and felt very strange. When she opened it she discovered the tag still inside and a marking in the leather. It is made of genuine Sting Ray Skin leather! Did you ever feel a sting ray? It it such a strange surface....looks bumpy but it is really smooth. This wallet is a beautiful shade of burgundy and has a zippered coin section as well. What a unique accessory! I did some research and found out that sting ray leather is the latest rage....it doesn't get ruined when it gets wet which makes sense since it is from an underwater creature!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Costumes for Halloween....It's Just around the Corner!

We remember how much fun it was to shop for Halloween Costumes when the kids were small. It still is fun to look through all of the great costumes you can find now. We got lucky this week and found some great Halloween costumes. This little Lady Bug Vest in a size 2T is just one. We have a great plush Giraffe and a Tigger costume from the Disney Store. How about a Hannah Montana wig or a grass hula skirt for a toddler? Makes us wish our kids were still small so we could dress them up! Check out the Lady Bug Here!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch.....vintage cowboy shirt

For the horse lover....we found this great cast iron door knocker with railroad spike. If I had a country home I would love to put this on my door. A great conversation piece!

My friend and I were recently looking for western wear for a trip we were taking to Wyoming so when I saw this vintage western shirt I grabbed it. We looked for weeks for chaps and fringed vests and hats with no luck. We decided that certain shops are trying to be more upscale and are only putting out the fashionable clothes. This shirt was an exception. It is made by H Bar C of California Ranchwear and the lable dates it to the 70's. It has a great bandana print with pearl snap buttons. It would be a wonderful shirt for a square dancer or a retro cowboy!