Thursday, January 5, 2012

El Paso Saddle Blanket Company

It was a perfect field trip to take with friends who had recently moved here from cold and frosty New England--on a sunny day we drove south to El Paso, Texas, to visit the El Paso Saddle Blanket Company, where you can wander through two acres of some pretty crazy stuff. You already saw the painted skulls and cowboy caskets in my last post, Enjoy Yourself; now, here is some more of what caught my eye.

A vintage car, cowhide sofas...

One of a kind chairs...

Motorcycles with longhorn handlebars...


And saddle seats...

Lots of boots and jewelry and saddles and blankets...

And terribly tempting, though kitschy pieces...
Come on, you know you'd love this in your living room--maybe next to a nice cowboy casket
just dripping with fringe and tooled leather!


We plan to go back, now that we have stopped reeling from all the amazing sights. I'm starting to think that I'd really like one of those painted skulls.

12 comments:

Joyful said...

I would love that store, lol!

forgetmenot said...

The things people can think of--amazing!!!! Thanks for sharing. Mickie ;)

Linda said...

Is there a population movement from New England to the south? You could set up in business, introducing newcomers to such essential shops as this.

clairz said...

Joyful, come on down (or, "y'all come on down" as they say in El Paso)!

Linda, in the past year we have had friends move here from New England and Canada. The Chamber of Commerce loves us! The people moving here want to close the gates behind them and keep the place a big secret. It's probably a good thing that not everyone loves the desert, an acquired taste for sure.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I love that place. I have to figure out how to get to El Paso now.

Randy said...

Now that' my kind of store!

ladyfi said...

That motorbike is something else!

Quiet Paths said...

Haha, that is some crazy stuff! Love the motor bike. Such fun.

Deb from WhatsInMyAttic said...

I'm seriously in love with this place and I've never been there!! Would love an afternoon stroll through to see all the good stuff!

clairz said...

Y'all are showing amazing taste!

Sage said...

I will have to go there the next time I get down that way

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Amazing place -- would take more than one visit to see it all obviously! I had wondered what ever happened to your friends who were moving there. (Probably I missed some posts while we were on the road, I never seem to totally catch up.)