Remember those Saturday afternoon matinees starring Roy Rogers, Gene Autry and other guitar-strumming cowboys? Remember how all of them rode a spirited horse that, on command, would rear up as if charging the sky? "Bonanza" is a tribute to the American West. Featuring such iconic images as a covered wagon, a bleached cow skull, gem-studded horseshoes and an acoustic guitar, it has lassoed the very Best of the West!
The original bunkhouse was a rough, simple building, often fashioned from the wood boards torn off old barns that provided sleeping quarters for ranch hands. Horse tack, wagon wheels and cow skulls were frequently tacked to weathered planks on the outside, while Western hats and ropes hung on the inside walls. Adding cozy ambiance, the whole place would smell of coffee brewing in an enamel pot on a wood-burning stove. Working these classic cowboy touches into a fabulous Painted Ponies design, this gifted Oregon artist has created an old-timey - yet timeless - tribute to our Western heritage.
Based in the Pacific Northwest, Lynn is primarily a wildlife artist whose unique painting techniques and finely detailed multi-media artworks are prized by collectors across the country.
Cowboys have deep appreciation for rich traditions of the American West.Carved in History captures the beauty and artistry of hand-tooled leather saddles featuring ornate carvings of leaves,decorated with jewels set in silver and gold
Country Music is all about two things that millions of people hold close to their heart: country music and horses. Some of the biggest stars who ever performed onstage at the Grand Ole Opry - George Jones, Charlie Daniels, Tanya Tucker, Dolly Parton and Willie Nelson - grew up with horses, and dreamed of becoming a cowboy or cowgirl. Horses helped them escape from the chaos of the world and were their true companions. With musical notes blended into her spots, guitars as tributes to their musical abilities, and wearing a trick saddle, Country Music invites collectors into the private world these country stars shared with some of their closest friends - their beloved horses.
Let's be honest... all girls are 'horse crazy.' It starts when little girls put on their first pair of pink suede cowboy boots. That's it, they're hooked. And then, of course, these little girls go looking for a horse. It could be any kind of horse... a soft, cuddly toy horse or a small horse figurine. You see, when you're horse crazy, every horse is prized and you simply can't get enough of them. Cowgirl Cadillac is a tribute to all horse-crazy girls who are young and young at heart. Saddle up for the ride that lasts a lifetime on the back of a true dream machine...Ride on!
"Cowgirls Rule" is a charming tribute to all the wonderful women who have chosen to take life by the reins! If you have ever dreamed of warm summer evenings on a western ranch, listening to the twang of a country guitar under a blanket of stars, then you are a cowgirl at heart. Let these vintage cowgirls take you back in time...
This Painted Pony is as good as gold! Inspired by the California Gold Rush in the mid-1800s, Gold Rush magically captures the look and feel of mountain currents, carrying gold nuggets downstream, where the dreams of gold-seeking treasure hunters came true. Stake your claim on the vast riches of the American West, just like those prickly prospectors who panned for that glittering gold did, over a century ago.
Route 66 stretched more than halfway across the United States, from Chicago to LA. For more than a half century, it seemed that every vacationing American family took a road trip along its route to see the wonderful and whacky roadside attractions that were designed to catch the eye of passing motorists. From motor courts and Indian curio shops to fancy filling stations, Route 66 had something for everyone. If you were hungry, you could eat at the world-famous Big Texan Steak Ranch (put away a 72-ounce steak dinner in one hour and your bill was paid for you) or the original Bob's Big Boy eatery. Its days of glory now faded, the nostalgic attraction of the "Mother Road" lives on in songs like "Get Your Kicks On Route 66" and this Painted Pony titled, Rockin' Route 66!
During the first half of the twentieth century, parades and horse shows held in conjunction with rodeos, fiestas and fairs throughout the West fueled a demand for fancy, embroidered saddlery. Elegant, silver-mounted parade saddles, carved with floral and figural motifs, and with matching bridles, martingales and breast collars, were perceived as exquisite works of art. Silverado, a customized interpretation of this flashy tradition by Karlynn Keyes, vice president of The Trail of Painted Ponies, is a masterpiece by any definition.
Years ago, it was fashionable for travelers to adorn their suitcases with colorful stickers that let the world know where they'd been. This was especially true of those taking road trips through the American West, retracing the trails first traversed by wagon trains that began their journey to California to start a new life with the cry, "Westward, Ho" Well-worn suitcases, decorated with vintage stickers featuring states, historic sites, national parks and roadside attractions were the sign of a seasoned traveler and today they are highly collectible. Westward, Ho! takes us all on a trip back in time.