Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Cowgirls Leave Yur Guns At The Bar!

I thought I'd be planting bulbs today but due to snow I was instead inside once again, working on finishing up past projects. I have been inspired by all the banners I see on different blogs and at vintage show/sales but none of them were "quite me". Then this winter when I painted our bedroom I decided to make a banner with a western touch. I had it basically done, I just needed to sew some buttons on here and there, and I added a couple of religious medals and other misc. I really like how it turned out. I found most of the toy holsters on Ebay. I bought them not really knowing what I was going to do with them....but they were so stinking cute! Anyway, I think they were perfect for this project.  Funny how "junk" always finds a home. (around here anyway)
Annie Oakley, "Little Sure Shot"

Banner , hung across the head of the bed

(sorry about the photos.....dark snowy day here)

"Calamity Jane"

The other gals on the banner are Lillian F. Smith and Lulu Parr. All four of these ladies traveled at one time or another with Buffalo Bills Wild West Show. I suppose Annie Oakley is the most well known. This past summer while in Montana we went to The Buffalo Bill Museum in Cody . I was in Heaven! Out of all the amazing antiques and other things there, the one thing I remember the most was one of Annies costumes. It was incredibly detailed and I couldn't believe how small it was. 

Ok, one more thing off my "finish it'' list. If Spring continues to take it's sweet time getting here, I might actually get caught up!!

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