Sunday, June 5, 2011

Accessories can make or break the outfit

Now that Lucy has a stylin' new saddle that fits her, our trail rides have been getting longer. Between the summer heat and the dust, I've found it necessary to take along a bottle of water. This handy-dandy bottle carrier has served me well...

...but it's ugly and I think it cheapens the whole outfit. Not that anyone is ever going to see Lucy and I headin' down the trail, but a girl's self-esteem is boosted by the right accessories whether anyone sees them or not. So I googled around for something to complement our western style and passion for all things leather and found this:


Much more glamorous, don't you think? I saw it online at Sharp's Saddlery and e-mailed them asking whether they could personalize it with the 7MSN brand. Of course they could, and a week and a half later, we're riding down the trail lookin' good and thirsty no more. It's like a piece of art with a two-quart capacity.

Sharp's also makes saddles and lists all sorts of custom leather goods on their website. "If you don't see it, we can build it." This isn't a paid advertisement - it's just my way of thanking a small business that makes quality stuff and offers great customer service. Thanks, Robin!

16 comments:

  1. This bottle carrier is made for your 7MSN brand, just stunning! You can now rename the trail as catwalk.

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  2. Very nice! Leave it to you to find another wonderful equine product!

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  3. Much much nicer than your old one. :-)) I'll bet it made Lucy smile.

    Di

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  4. Ohhhh...I'll have to check out their website!

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  5. Now that is what I call western bling. Ride on cowgirl.
    The Olde Bagg

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  6. Estella from Co.6/5/11, 8:01 AM

    Looks very nice with your saddle...I bet your water tastes better, too. :) Any more clinics coming up for you and Lucy. I understand Brad Cameron is coming to the NM area??? Have a good day.

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  7. Gorgeous!
    I agree: It's all about the accessories!
    Is the thing insulated? Two quarts of water could get purty warm afore y'drink it all.

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  8. Carol in Colo6/5/11, 9:44 AM

    The water carrier is very exquisite. I love the idea of your brand being tooled into the leather. What a great gift idea?

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  9. How cool is that! And no one else can claim it as theirs! :)

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  10. Definitely much more glamorous. I'm sad because Ozzy had a lovely brown saddle bag to match his saddle. Now his saddle is black :( LOL.

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  11. Stylin' on the trail! What a good idea!

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  12. Lucy will be the envy of all the other thirsty creatures on your rides eh ;-)
    TheresaEH

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  13. that rocks! you are so resourceful and good on you for giving a shout out to great customer service. You are like that usually but it is refreshing in a world where people are quick to complain and slow to compliment.

    and I hope we get pics of the rattlesnake....and the rain....

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  14. That is super nice! You're right, it really does make the outfit!
    Rattlesnake pics tomorrow, yes?

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