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#36: Giddy

February 10, 2009

I recently came across the most excellent textile in a most unlikely place: just about the cutest little bench you ever did see, and I had to have it, of course. Giddy up!

(Featured here with a classic pair of vintage Packer boots by Justin, about the closest thing to a real cowboy boot you’ll ever see me in. Pointy toes, no, not me, never.)

I can just imagine this bench in some little cowpoke’s bedroom.

Here’s an example of a really incredible Western motif from the 1940’s or 50’s.

Look at those darlin’ singin’ cowboys, gathered around the campfire, having themselves a hootenanny.

Of note is the cowboy on the bucking bronco in the lower right corner. This is a popular and recurring image in vintage western wear…

Here’s something of a random stockpile image of some of the vintage boots from the 40’s and 50’s up at the house, but notice the bucking bronco boot in the lower right corner just barely making it into the picture (black and white):

I’m crazy about this Cowboys n’ Indians stuff, and am particularly fired up right now because I’ve just booked my next trip out west for this spring, conspicuously designed around prime “hunting” ground…

Here’s an unfortunate picture of me taken two and a half months in the future. Weird, because I thought I’d said “no” to cowboy boots…

3 Comments leave one →
  1. February 11, 2009 9:59 am

    I love it! And reading the word hootenanny has made my day, thank you.

  2. February 21, 2009 8:46 pm

    drop me a line if you come to phoenix- the thrift and vintage shops here are overflowing with western stuff. mostly junk, some things you didn’t know you could live without.

  3. indiansummervintage permalink*
    February 22, 2009 9:10 am

    oh my dear, I will. I don’t think we’ll get as far south as Phoenix, though. We’re flying into Vegas and then driving towards the 4 corners and back, and taking a detour to Zion for a night (one of my favorite shops in the universe is in Springdale, Utah).

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