Western Christmas~ Redmond, Oregon

This past weekend, we took part in a wonderful event in Redmond, Oregon! 
Western Christmas was a shopping experience not to be missed. 
Held just minutes from the Fairgrounds and the Columbia River Circuit Finals Rodeo, this show is what I like to think of as a smaller scale, Cowboy Christmas that is held in Las Vegas during the NFR. 

Vendors came from near and far to set up shop offering everything from fudge to cowgirl boots!
We opted for a "cabin in the woods" theme for our booth. 
The tin backdrop may look familiar. I've used it in past shows, but decided to chop it down a bit for this one. Would you believe me if I told you that we fit everything in the back of the Suburban?

I built the fireplace mantle out of some scrap wood we had left over from previous projects. 
The horseshoe hangers are courtesy of my father (thanks Dad). 

The plate on the side table ended up getting some cookies for Santa, and in place of the traditional milk, 
we opted for a flask! 
After all, Santa has a long night ahead of him ;-)

Who needs ornaments when you have Cowgirl Canteens on hand?
A few clothespins to hold things in place, and we had ourselves a very colorful tree.

TFD released a new line of women's flasks at this show.
One of my favorites is the Dream Catcher!
A simple background gives an earthy feel, and allows the hand-crochet doily to really stand out.
Metal findings that have been patina-ed and topped with some czech beads.

The hand-painted boot proved to be a hit with shoppers.
Another simple background, only this time, I hand-painted cowboy boots in a cheery turquoise and red.
An antique bronze metal piece has been hand stitched to resemble a spur!

One of the many perks of our booth placement was that we were situated right beside the Contestant Autograph/Voting for Parade of Ponies.
That meant, we got to meet a bunch of adorable little Rodeo Stars, like this gentleman, Grayson.

Shoppers were dressed to impress, literally from head to toe!
So many great fashion statements were made, and 
handbag envy was in full force.

There weren't many opportunities to sit down, but when she did, my sister and World's Best Helper came up with some awesome nail art! 
Haha! Yes, that heart was the bi-product of chipping polish.

Central Oregon was as beautiful as ever.
We stayed in Tumalo, Oregon with my brother and sister-in-law, and this is what they wake up to every morning. An absolutely gorgeous sunrise. A HUGE thank you to my awesome family for all the help and hospitality!
Part of the fun is always in the journey...
Especially when you road trip with your sister!

We found this beauty on the way out of town, and I was in LOVE.
Someday, I will make this dream of owning an old truck a reality, but for now I'll enjoy 
hopping in them when found on the side of the road for a photo opp :-)

Not the greatest representation, but in the new fall line, you will find these Western Shirt inspired flasks.
Keep an eye on the website, as they will be added very soon.

 If you are in the area, and didn't make it this year, you'll have to shoot for Western Christmas 2013.
An extremely well run show, that offered food, drinks, Santa, a fashion show, and Cowboy Church along with over 100 fantastic vendors! Thanks so much to all who had a part in putting such a great show!