A Mini Cottage tour . . .
Our home is loosely described as a cottage. It's not but I like to pretend it is something like this . . .
New Tracks B&B in Kyle,Texas
In reality this is our home . . .
We live in an apartment. And it is tiny and stone. Today I decided I would call it
a cottage and invite you in on a mini tour . . .
Last week I shared a mini tour of my kitchen and counters. You can read that post here. I am always
tweekin' everything. Partly because I love changing things around. Partly because its a challenge to fit in
everything I want to enjoy.
We have a living/dining/kitchen kind of great room or open floor plan. In the dining room area we have the mantle that The Cowboy bought me last year for my birthday. I have wanted one for years and years.
I tweeked it a little for July 4th. Click here to see the post. Today I wanted to share a few elements that I have displayed on the mantle . . .
The current mantle theme celebrates our son . . .
A photo displays a 2nd place ribbon he won at our church's Rodeo. Our church had a rodeo before Cowboy church became popular . . .
Just below the photo are the boots he was wearing . . .
Some how they are the only pair that I ended up with. Dirty and scuffed as they are they are cherished.
Also displayed are a pair of his spurs. These aren't as old as the boots . . .
They are displayed next to a vintage ceramic piece. It was cheap '50s but I love it. It is sitting on a stand
that our son made when he was about 18. It's old rusted horse shoes from his horse that he welded together.
A shot of a couple of trophies from Horse Shows. The silver one was originally cheap black plastic.
The spiral part was gold. I asked The Cowboy to spray paint it silver. I think it still needs work.
I want to get the paint of the tag. It was originally brass.
And lastly a photo of our sons horse . . .
Another cherished item. My daughter had taken some photos of our grandson with "Pal". This is the last photo we have of him.
I have something new sitting beside the mantle. For now. At least until I 'tweek' again . . .
My newest dumpster find. A really tall plant stand. It's pretty heavy wood. Of course I plan to paint it.
And one more shot. Remember this is a mini tour . . .
The Cowboy came home with this treasure a couple of weeks ago. $20.00 at a resale store!
Oh I forgot to mention the mantle was $30.00. He found it on Craigslist.
He was so proud. He has a cigar humidor that it matches perfectly. Same brass and all!
I especially like the shelf. Perfect for a book.
On top I just displayed a few antlers on a hide . . .
So that's it for the mini tour. Even though its a tiny cottage. There is a lot to show you. Come back net week another installment of the Mini Cottage tour.
BTW I am always tweekin' so there's always something to see.
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