Saturday, December 01, 2007

Ho Ho Ho, Y'all

This antler chandelier is just one more item I do not want for Christmas, but tomorrow off I go to meet my favorite cousins and Big Sis in a little town called Fredericksburg, where this beauty is for sale.
The town is a large German settlement, meaning there's a micro-brewery and a bakery on every block, along with a zillion little shops that feature the same Texas-themed tzachkes.
I love taking out-of-state guests there just to see their faces when they see how many things can be made with cowhide and deer antlers. Seriously, you can buy a damn coffee mug wrapped in cowhide with a deer antler handle.
Also, because the state flower is the bluebonnet, you can also buy virtually anything that belongs in or around a house with bluebonnets painted on it. They even sell old hand-saws with bluebonnets painted on the blades.
The coolest place to visit there is an antique store where they sell old, 1940s cowboy fabrics like Roy Rogers or Dale Evans would like. I don't have any use for them, but I like to pretend I have a lake house decorated in 1940s Texas kitsch, with big leather couches and chairs, deerhide throw rugs, cowboy fabric throw pillows and a big old antler chandelier.
Hell, I may wear my Lucchese boots tomorrow.


Lulu Maude said...

Zippie--when you get back, let me know the name of the antique store with the fabrics. Maybe they have a website.

Sounds like fun. Wish I'd had a chance to meet Big Sis.. did she ever visit you in Californy?

Karen Zipdrive said...

Lulu-the store with the fab cowboy fabrics was closed and I neglected to note the name. I'll try to track down the name next time and take pictures of the fabric selections for you.
You have met my Big Sis, silly. You and V.T. had us over to dinner in Laguna Beach one night and y'all made salmon. Remember?

dguzman said...

Ah, Fredericksburg... have a great time, and eat plenty of das sausage!

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