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Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas


The Holiday season is always a joyful moment. It's a true celebration of giving, gathering with friends and family, special foods and decor of lights, ornaments and trees. So many special events that commemorate the holiday season and the birth of Jesus.

Charles Dickens classic "The Christmas Carol" published in 1843 is a great reminder for practicing charity and “keeping Christmas in our hearts” on every day of the year. To celebrate the spirit of Christ and the joy of life. What greater way to share this joy than with a gift. Gifts for the Western Culture of the Cowboys and Cowgirls.

Top of my list: Number 10

Spyderco "BYRD" Custom pocket knife $225 with partly serrated blade. Finishing can have your Ranch brand, initials, bronc Rider, horse head or logo to give it that custom personalize appeal for that special person as it reflects stating "you are important to me."  Folding Blade that is 4 5/8 inch when closed. Even if the item will not arrive until after Christmas, order now. You can always provide the present that is due to arrive. 

Molly's Custom Silver does more than create beautiful      Trophy buckles. They also carry great gift items as this bracelet for the ladies. It can be finished in many different fashions again like a Trophy Buckle. Additionally
Key Chains starting at $29 
Saddle Name plates at $25 
   To order just call 951-776-0736

Number 9 on our list
King Ranch established in 1853 is the largest Ranch in the United States which total acreages is larger than the state of Rhode Island.  The South Texas legacy of King Ranch today carries on through their many ventures which includes, the King ranch Saddle Shop located in downtown Kingsville, Texas. Shop for quality western furniture, Ranch Style Furniture, Men's western wear, leather boots, leather wallets, Women's western wear, ladies' leather boots and jewelry. Leather briefcases as well as Hunting gear and other long lasting Outdoor Gear. 

Shown right is the "HENRIETTA SATCHEL" item number  216295 that would please any lady.  Named for the remarkable woman who took the reins of King Ranch in 1885, this timeless satchel is roomy, yet sleek and lightweight. Includes one open and one zip interior pocket and key fob that can be personalized with up to three initials. Made in USA.

Number 8 on our list:
Western Housewares

TRUE WEST   China becomes heirlooms generation after generations.  Home of Westward Ho, Rodeo, Boots and Saddle, Longhorn and Christmas Pattern Western Chine, Royse City, Texas   phone: 972-636-7922   fax:  972-635-2059    new orders: 888-636-7922

Drydales    North, South, East and Western Wear Store Order by Phone (800) 444-6481 
offers a wide range of Western wear, Housewares and Gift for the Cowboy in mind. Cowgirls too!

Turquoise Star 16-piece Dinner Set - #DI2010 

Add a little western charm to your dinner table with this rich chocolate brown glazed stoneware dinner set. Each piece features a textured turquoise star.
Set includes:
  • Four 10.75" dinner plates
  • Four 8.5" salad plates
  • Four 5.75" D x 5.75" H bowls
  • Four 16-oz mugs
Each piece is safe for dishwasher, microwave and oven use.  

Number 7 on our list:

Horse LoverZ is the world's largest on-line tack shop and they also offer a free catalog with over 3500 items for English and Western Riders, Grooming aids, Equine Products, Saddles, tack and stall items, p;us safety gear all available on line.  My number seven hot item are their stylish quality manufactured spurs that are a must for every true cowboy and cowgirl.  Or as the English might say "Equestrian."  Remember  and don't forget to view their spur straps. 

Metalab Cowboy Collection Mens Spurs - Barb Wire Design

Kelly Silver Star Longhorn Barbed Wire Spurs - Antique Brown  

Abetta Northstar Speed Spur Starting  

Number Six on the List:
Great Gift ideas from Kent Rollins, chuckwagon cook of the Red River Ranch featured on Food Network. A gift certificate for his chuckwagon cooking school or his recently released cook book or other great items from his ranch.   Look his cookbook "On the Trail and in the Kitchen."  This cookbook is filled with traditional western meals and hand picked cowboy favorites. As you flip though the recipes you’ll also find several of Kent’s stories sprinkled throughout the   83 pages soft cover spiral bound cookbook. 

Number Five on the List:
Sheplers has always been a great western store providing friendly service through the many locations across the USA. They offer you the largest selection of western wear online, including cowboy boots, cowboy hats,  jeans, belt buckles, western boots, work boots, carhartt clothing, leather jacket, western wedding, and cowboy western apparel.What I like best about Sheplers is their HANDSHAKE GUARANTEE.  If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, simply return it for a refund or exchange. It's as easy as that. You have their handshake on it!

Montana Silversmiths Double Date Sculpture

  • Montana Silversmiths statue depicting a cowboy & cowgirl kissing; two horses at their side
  • Impressive details on resin sculpture
  • "Double Date" brass plate at front of base
  • Felted base prevents furniture scratches
  • Hand painted designs; patina color accents
Montana Silversmiths is proud to present the Paul Cameron Smith Signature Sculptures. Each collectible art sculpture is created using a unique cold cast process which produces a rich bronze-like work of art. Each piece has been precisely cast and hand painted with careful attention to applied patinas, bringing life-like touches to this fine creation. Double Date sculpture measures 8 1/2" long x 5 1/2" wide x 6" tall.
Any variance in color or design is part of the uniqueness of this sculpture. pricing is not valid in Shepler's retail stores, it is only available by online purchasing.

Number Four on the List: 
Western Boots
Lucchese Boots 
It was 1880 when Sam Lucchese Sr. and his brothers came to America. Although he was just 17 years old, the young Lucchese had a vision for a career in bootmaking, and just three years later, the Lucchese Boot Company was established in San Antonio, Texas. The family's dedication to its craft and to its customers kept the business alive, but it wasn't until the early 1960s that the founder's grandson and namesake decided to rethink the art of bootmaking. Prices good through Dec 20, 2010

Lucchese 1883 Full Quill Ostrich Boots
Handcrafted to perfection:
  • Special purchase Lucchese full quill ostrich boots!
  • Supple, impressive full quill ostrich skin
  • Handcrafted leather upper, lining, heel, & sole
  • Walking comfort cushion insole
  • Classic medium toe profile
  • Lucchese 1883 full quill ostrich western boots
Legendary Lucchese quality and craftsmanship shine in this handsomely appointed full quill ostrich cowboy western boot. This truly is THE exotic boot to buy! Lucchese boot features a full quill ostrich foot under a fancy stitched 13" leather shaft. Full quill ostrich overlay pull straps. Leather lining. Single stitched welt construction. Smooth leather sole. Cowboy boot heel.

   Corral Boots

Corral Ladies Laser Red Inlay Cowboy Boots  






Number Three of the list: 
2011 was a big year at Lodge, with the launch of two new cookware lines. Inviting a whole new audience to fall in love with Cast Iron, Lodge Elements combines premium Stainless Steel cookware with our traditional Cast Iron Skillet in one set. The Lodge Seasoned Steel line features Carbon Steel skillets that are American-made and seasoned at the Lodge foundry. We hope to advance the culinary lives of chefs and campers alike with these brutally tough pans.

With consumer demand now exceeding foundry capacity, Lodge has unveiled plans for a considerable expansion of their South Pittsburg plant. These will include new melting systems, sand systems, an additional molding line, and expanded seasoning lines. We are excited to be able to grow to new heights with our feet still firmly planted at home. Don't tell my wife, but she is getting the matching Blue Porcelain Skillet and Dutch Oven. Maybe she'll stop using our standard Lodge cast iron cookware off the chuckwagon as she does love the fine porcelain finish that will go wonderfully with her kitchen decor.

Number Two on the List:
 A new FORD King Ranch Edition or Ford Mustang. 

While other manufactures are barely back on their 4x4 feet and Nissan along with Toyota still decoding their big-pickup game plan, Ford is rolling out the most new F-150 has ever seen in its history: 4 engines, one transmission, significant chassis upgrades, and an instrument cluster that bares this truck's soul. To show serious intent, the F-150s even have new ignition keys that combine lock and remote-control functions in one convenient unit. Additionally, the smart part of Ford's comprehensive F-150 powertrain upgrade is that the Mustang shares two out of the four engines and a version of the new 6-speed automatic transmission and a very fuel efficient V6 engine also available.

Number ONE Item on the List:


What better gift for the Cowboy or Cowgirl you desire to give a special gift which will last all year long. Western Horseman since 1936 has been the leader in its category through the years partly because the people who have worked for the magazine also have been involved in the horse industry, with interests ranging from horse shows and rodeo, ranching, trail riding, polo and cutting. No other horse publication carries such a wide variety of topics, which include equine health care, training, breeding, competition, packing and trail riding, ranching, horse and human personality features and historical articles.   To Subscribe  Western Horseman Magazine

Cowboy and Chuck Wagon Cooking does not grantee the service or prices of our Christmas list. Please double check to ensure all prices are current. We hope your holiday season is joyful and bless.  Merry Christmas from the Staff.


  1. I would like the new Ford Mustang-even though my 2003 only has 40,000 miles. Could use some new boots also.

    1. Oh, I know the feeling since the body change on the Ford Mustangs. They are an attractive car and really got pretty when they returned to the look of the 60's with that nostalgic flare. Merry Christmas everyone.

  2. I am L.D.S. and do not drink coffee, but for me the best Christmas gift would be one of those big coffee pots and a tipping holder you have on the right side of your blog. I would always have it hot and ready for my guest when Dutch oven cooking for demos and classes. Merry Christmas to all, and good Dutch oven cookin'

    The Outlaw Gourmet

  3. Merry Christmas Ron. You can locate these coffee hangers through many different blacksmith's but one comes to mind is RK Blacksmith. Most of the large coffee pots have a second handle, although RK Blacksmith design theirs to fit any coffee pot that has the lower lip. He can direct you to one for selection. Check out his gear and the coffee pot tipper for a mere $15.