Wednesday, June 20, 2012

It's Expensive to go Cowboy!

As many of you know...I love anything cowboy--clothes, music, furniture, jewelry, food...and you'll find plenty of "cowboy" in this magazine!  If you haven't read this before...check it out.  You'd be surprised what you'll learn about cowboys and the cowboy culture in America.



Years ago before "Cowboy" became popular my husband and I would take Sunday drives in Texas and stop at barn sales or out-of-the-way places that sold "rustic junk."  I'd always find something I couldn't live without and slowly over time I've collected some fun cowboy things and a few "conversation" pieces.  Today "cowboy" themed decorating is more popular than ever but it comes with a hefty price-tag! 

Since I write cowboy stories and have to describe their homes in my books, I thought it would be fun to share some furnishings from a website I sometimes use to help describe items in my books.  http://www.lonestarwesterndecor.com

Okay, it looks like my photos aren't showing up--apologies for that!  But if you have time today, hop over to the website above and check out all the neat items.  I bet you'll find something you can't live without!
If you have a favorite decorating theme in your home, share a link to one of your shopping sites!



Marin Thomas
Arizona Cowboy (April 2012
A Cowboy's Duty (Aug 2012)

5 comments:

Tammy Yenalavitch said...

Yes, Cowboy stuff is very expensive- even Cowboy boots or hats. Thanks for sharing all these Cowboy facts.

Amanda Renée said...

I totally agree. I won't even say how much my recent pair of cowboy boots cost. But there are some things in life we just cannot resist. Cowboy items being one of them. Now, if I can just buy a cowboy somewhere, I'd be happy ;)

Marin Thomas said...

Tammy, when I go into a western store my eye never fails to go directly to the most expensive item in the store...I admire the object then move on to the items on sale and even some of those are still pricey.

LOL, Amanda, maybe we should put a want ad in o0ur local papers: seeking "real" American cowboy, preferably one with his own ranch. :-)

linda s said...

I know where there are a lot of real Canadian Cowboys... When my won was three he saved his allowance for a whole year to buy a pair of handmade Cowboy boots from the bootmaker in his grandpas's small town. The bootmaker thought he was so cute he gave him an 80% discount and a ticket to the rodeo.

Marin Thomas said...

Linda, what a cute story! People in small towns are the best!