Old Sweetwater

Old Sweetwater

Friday, March 12, 2010

Ride 'em Cowboy!

I like cowboys - farmers. That's why I married my honey. While my girlfriends went "gah-gah" over bad boys, bookworms, hippies, city-slickers, musicians, bikers, ivy-leaguers or artists, I wanted "a tall drink of water" who wore cowboy boots and jeans. On that note, here are some cowboy inspirations. Any cowboy-lovers? Any cowgirls? Would you like a cabin that had some of this decor? Photos from top: Cowboy log cabin-highly stylized; Cowgirl tooled leather purse; Cowboy family room; Cowboy antler chandelier; Cowboy leather chair with fringe (my favorite!); Cowboy antler flatware; Cowboy picnic table; Cowgirl poster and Cowboy "get-along-little-doggy!"

























40 comments:

It's me said...

Wow...........cowboy life...........that doggy !! so nice.......

Have a great weekend greetz and hugs Ria

Tennis Girl said...

Love the leather chair with the fringe on the bottom. Reminds me of my suede fringe jacket I had with I was a "hip" teenager in the 70's!

Edie Marie's Attic said...

The cutest pic is the last one! How adorable!! Love that leather sofa in the first pic too.

Hugs,Sherry

Stacey said...

I'll pass on the western decor but I did grow up in Texas. Nothing better than a man in Wranglers!

donna...dreyne said...

You are too funny!
I have a thing for cowboys myself.
Growing up and marrying young in Fort Worth Texas though...I'm over it!
(At least that's my story)
But I still love the look of cowboy decor!
I was just in Texas and stopped into a few stores who specialize in this type of decor...so cozy...but manly...How this is possible...The world may never know!

Have a blessed and wonderful weekend!
donna

Dianna said...

Love the cowboy hat on the Yorkie! Adorable!

Blondie's Journal said...

Oh, this is too funny. The chair with the fringe! Well, the pup is cute!!

xoxo
Jane

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

If you missed my post on it, you have to check out the website for Cowboy Dreams B&B in Nevada - you will love it!

Suz said...

It ceratinly is fun to look at
and I guess if a person really lives it and loves it
go for it...you can pull it off
I do have a purse made by that leather works....and it is always commented on....????
:)

GardenofDaisies said...

I do love worn leather chairs, but probably would pass on the fringe. Love the rustic picnic table and the bandanas!! I have a tooled leather purse (well a faux one anyways) And the puppy dog in the cowboy hat is adorable!

Pondside said...

I'm not too fond of Cowboy decor, but I sure do love my Great Dane in a pair of jeans!

ain't for city gals said...

Yes, to all of the above...one of each please....I already have my "tall drink of water"...best thing I ever did...

Dianna said...

Thanks for stopping by. Glad you enjoyed the pottery. And thank you for your wishes for my day. ~wink~ God is good, yes?

Kelli said...

While I have not one thing in this home of mine that could be said to even slightly resemble anything 'cowboy' related (the ex was really into western and cowboy decor, I'm afraid...wore me out on it) I must say that you've picked some nice pics for this post! It is lovely stuff...in someone else's home! ;)

katie said...

Love the furniture and the relaxed feel of it all.
As a youngster growing up I was a huge fan of Hopalong Cassidy. I had my boots and fringed skirt and vest. He was my hero.
I dated a real cowboy once, best dancer in the world, just not marriage material. OK that is probably to much information

kpaints said...

Love it all, if you like this, check out www.maryjanesfarm.com or click on the side post on my blog. It all about farmgirls, cowgirls, not necessarily on the farm or ranch but in their hearts. Fun chat room too.

tales from an oc cottage said...

Oh, the puppy is too much! Love it! Gotta admit...it's a life I dream about too...my family lives a couple states over...they are ranchers...do rodeos...have land as far as the eye can see...sometimes that life whispers to me!

m ^..^

FILIGREE MOON said...

Adore all of it! ~ Angela

Deb said...

love it..my heroes have always been cowboys...everyone thinks my hubby is a cowboy...he always wears Levis, denim shirts and boots...but he would rather be on his honda than a horse...love the bandanas on the table..game me a good idea for my Wild West Baby Shower I'm planning...thank you...

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Funny post today! Love the spoons, forks and knives...
Have a happy weekend! xo

Pam Aries said...

YEE HAW!!! Giddy up lil dogies!

Julie Harward said...

The 3rd pic looks much like my house! I am a cowgirl...come see! Love the look...love the life! :D

Cottage Dreamers said...

What a cute doggie! I like the picnic table w/ bandanas. It makes me want to have a cowboy theme for our anual 4th of July party. I'd say that's very American. ☺ Celeste

Ann Marie said...

Sometimes I feel like I'm married to a cowboy.. because he brought the "hick" and "redneck" into our family! :)

The decor would be cute for a cabin....

Helen said...

Cowgirl Up!

dobco said...

Yeee Haaaa! I have always wanted a log cabin home. Maybe one of these days!

voiceofpendergrass said...

Love horses... really all animals. As a young girl, I had horse statues and pictures, everything horse was the decor of my tiny bedroom. I had western type outfits too and loved them. But that all changed, tastes changed, now I really don't care for the cowboy decor in a home, but I do still love some of the cowboy style clothes. It's fun....

WhiteWhispers2u said...

Oh Ya! Flannel Shirts, 501 Jeans and Cowboy boots make my heart sing!

That Sofa is Amazing! I love tooled leather.I just bought a pair of tooled leather Dansko shoes love them.I grew up with horse's and my favorite was the tooled leather saddle's.I loved the sound, the smell and the leather look.We always had one in our home on display.I miss that.

I would love a cabin full of all
that rustic, pure divine love all around me.
Happy Friday~Kim

devonaz said...

I married a cowboy to straight from Dodge City Kansas,,and have never regretted it one bit..I love cowboys all the way..great pictures..thanks for sharing..have a rip roaring weekend..
Devon

WomanWhoRunsWithHorses said...

The third picture looks a lot like my living room also. We do live the life, raising horses in central Texas ...so it fits us. I even have a tooled leather purse, only mine is shaped like a saddle... my son and his wife gave it to me for my birthday the first year they were married. My husband was friends with cowboy artist Dan 'Buffler' Brewer, so I have several of his drawings on throughout our home... all of them western theme, of course.

I once read a bumper sticker that said 'Texas is a State of Mind' ...so true! : )

Julie said...

Janean,
Checking in late today. Love the cowboy theme. And yes, the rustic cowboy/ranch aura does appeal to part of me. It's more masculine than all the poofy-phoofy things we girls like, and I would wish to have some of that mixed in to the decor...as I have lots of masculinity flying around here. My 16 year old would whoop over the first pic. He loves anything Native American. Keenly interested in the history. My sister loves horses and has some equestrian themed stuff at her house. She just about lives at the barn. The barn where she gives lessons and boards her horses has a whole upper floor that is like a guest house for visitors. The decor is like that of the first photo. That would be nice to have a cabin out back to just do up for the guys, Yes???? fun..the man cave! Thanks for a great post again. hugs.

Just Breathe said...

My husband is the cowboy in our house. He has always wanted to be one and that is why he has a saddle in his office in our house.
Love the photos you posted. Doggie sure looks cute! Yippie i o ki yay

Donna said...

Oh, I love it all!!!

Beverly@ My Sew Sweet Studio said...

I've never decorated cowboy, but we did have our horse phase when our boys were growing up. Hubby cowboyed it up for a while in the 80's with hat, boots and guitar and of course his horses.
My boys were all for the hats and boots too, but only one out of three really liked the horses part. Gotta love those Wranglers. So guess I got my "tall drink of water" too for a while....too funny, Janean.

Karen said...

I love cowboys. I was that kind of girl that loved horses, too. (My hubbie is from Texas.)

Bernie said...

Love everything cowboy.....:-) Hugs

Angie @ Ranch Dressing said...

Long Live Cowboys! Check out this website for lots and lots of western goodies....www.contemporarywesterndesign.com
They just re-launched Thursday and it is amazing.

Marla said...

Ok, this is so me!! Living on our 15 acres brimming with critters, how could I not love this look? And don't get me started on wrangler jeans on my sweetie....

Jennifer said...

I like cowboys leaning on the fence with a view of their butts in tight jeans... sorry cain't help it! Jennifer

Natalie said...

I'm not sure how to work this blogger stuff haha. But I was wondering where you found this antler chandelier? I've been looking for one for so long and this one looks perfect! An.yway I hope I can figure this out! Hope to here back about it soon thanks!