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A Shopping Trip via the 19th Annual Western Design Conference!






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Yay!  It is Easter!

Some of you may be at events and some of you may be at home.  So, for those of you at home who have already done your egg hunting or chocolate eating, I’ve decided to take us shopping…

THE 19TH ANNUAL WESTERN DESIGN CONFERENCE

While I was tied to my desk this week, helping the ‘IT Master’ fix and revamp my site, I did a little magazine reading and surfing.  It was during this magazine reading (COWBOYS & INDIANS) that I saw an ad for The 19th Annual Western Design Conference being held in Jackson Hole, September 8 – 11.

Hmmmmmm.

I love Jackson Hole.  But, I probably won’t be able to attend so I thought I would peruse the website

Once there, I kept cutting and pasting my favorites onto my desktop and venturing to sites beyond!  After about an hour, my entire desktop was covered with images of pieces that I either coveted or admired.

I thought I would share my findings.  So, I picked a few choice morsels from the jewelry, furniture and wearables categories…

JEWELRY CATEGORY

I’ve written about this artist before, Jim Brandvik (linked here).  He is a master engraver and uses horseshoes as one of his materials.  He also creates Western Jewelry out of horseshoe nails and sterling/gold/copper.  You can peruse his site, here.

I am enamored with the horseshoe nail jewelry because it is unique, has bang for your buck and is attractive.  People will have no idea that you are wearing a horse shoe nail.   I’ve attached a few varieties in different price ranges.

 

The horseshoe nail 'Scroll' design ($39!)

The 'Ruby Heart Western' design

The '14K Diamond Star and Rope' design

 

 

This is the 'Copper Cowgirl Cuff'

The 'Wild Thang' bracelet

 

WEARABLES!

There was so much to choose from in this category, I just chose one designer.  Montana Dreamwear linked here.  She has many items but I chose the hats because I thought they were so unusual and refreshing!  I would have no occasion to wear them, but I kinda wish I did…

 

Montana Dreamwear hats

Dreamy hats

And more hats!

 

FURNITURE

Wow.  I would love to be able to pick out some wild and fun new furniture and dress my entire house up in unique Western Lodge type decor.  But, instead I cut and paste photos onto this blog… Sigh.

I’ve used photos from two designers here.  The first is Brad Greenwood.

 

I thought this was a very interesting rendition of the roll-top desk

 

This next designer I found very inventive… He keeps thinking of new ways to grab customers!  He even refaced a piano!  I like that.  The website is Mayfly Furniture.

Pool Table...

Dog bed!

A distressed old barn wood bed frame!

 

This last designer I added because I had never heard of a Spur Cabinet!  Here is the link.

 

Spur Cabinet. I had never heard of that!

 

Well, I could go on and on but my bandwidth won’t let me…  Thanks for having fun with me as I shopped the 19th Annual Western Design Conference!

HAPPY EASTER!

 

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