Monday, January 14, 2013

Western sweater find...


You can find these vintage Miller brand western sweaters in our parts now and then, sometimes at ranch auctions, but rarely at the local thrift stores.  I passed on a similar sweater at a yard sale because I wasn't as wild about the horses on it, but this one I snatched right up.  I like the traditional western yoke in front and back, the zip front, and the cowl neck.  This sweater went through the wash beautifully since it's 100% acrylic, and I know it's going to keep me nice and cozy all winter long.  A five buck bargain --YeeHa!

You might wonder about the skull on the mantel.  It's a cow head (not a bull) from our herd a few years back.  Hereford, of course.  A work of art to me.

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  1. Hi cutie pie!
    I like it! Five dollars is QUITE a bargain and the fit is perfect!

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    1. This vintage western cardigan is not very fashionable to most people, but for this ranchwife, it fits the bill. I love it. And yes, a bargain!

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  2. Awww, you look so cute! I'm always amazed that cows can have horns!

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    1. Yup, Hereford cows (at least horned Herefords) are born with horns. We de-horn cows now at birth, but years ago we had horned cows and we had to weight them down so they weren't sticking straight up and dangerous.

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  3. The sweater is pretty, but the model is beautiful inside and out!

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  4. I love finding great stuff at thrift shops! My goal this year is to do most of my clothes shopping second hand, with the rule that I have to try everything on before I buy it.

    Anyway, the sweater looks great and you look beautiful. And I think the cow's skull is art, too.

    xofrances

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    1. Frances,
      I thought of you whilst I was shopping in the thrift store. Since losing some weight, I need a few things that fit me better and so I took your advice and went thrifting for my "new" duds. I found a cute skirt and a pair of jeans too. Hooray!

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  5. Looking good, Jody! It snowed here again so is is for sure sweater weather. Brrrr..... I like the skull, too. I have a duck skeleton in my flower bed and if I could figure out a good way to mount and display it I would. :)

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    1. I don't think I've ever seen a duck skeleton. You should post it on your blog so we can see it.

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  6. Look how cute you are! That is a great bargain for sure.

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  7. Well aren't you spiffy? I like the sweater AND the cow head skull.

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  8. What a wonderful find! It suits you beautifully! I love the cow head skull. I think she approves of your sweater too :0).

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  9. I am addicted to sweaters! Especially cardigans. Yours is perfect and you look sharp in it. I love the skull nature is the best artist.

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    1. I love cardigans too since I can button them up or leave them open. More versatility with a cardigan. Nature is the best artist, I agree.

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  10. I do like the design of your thrift-shop find. The sweater has nice detail and is very classic-looking. It's always good to know that a garment is easy to wash, too. Have a good week, Jody. Keep warm!

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    1. Classic. That's what I like. I'm not very trendy.

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  11. I like! Isn't there something gratifying about making a grand discovery at the thrift store and bringing it home? Enjoy!

    Joyce

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    1. Yes, I love a bargain that actually works out.

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  12. Jody, to be blunt, you are stunning. Seriously. I love your magnificent hair! :)

    And my jealously over your FIVE DOLLAR FIND is at an all time high. Yes, sweaters like those are hard to find in any shops around here for around a zillion dollars.

    Also love your mantle and how the mantle is decorated. I don't love it when I have seen those pictures of skulls all full of glitter and bling! So strange to me! :) Each to their own, I suppose.

    Hoping you are having some warm weather--we have had a chinook and have thoroughly taken full advantage of being outside more than usual. I am loving it and so are my girls.

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    1. Oh my goodness! Stunning? I've never been called stunning (except maybe by my husband) Thank you, dear heart! You boost my confidence.

      This particular sweater is not really a "fashion statement" type of sweater, but it's western, it's something that I adore, it's vintage cowgirl and I'm lovin' it. A. Lot. Oh, and it's warm. If I find another one, I'll get you one. Size? The one I'm wearing is Medium. I honestly don't know if it's women's, but it was on the women's rack at the thrift store.

      Thanks for the mantel love. Mine is simple. It has some necessary things on it besides the cow head. Two oil lamps for electrical outages and matches. Behind me are some marshmallow skewers just in case the littles are here and we want to roast some in the fire. You should have seen my cow head at Christmas. I wrapped the horns in lights. Kitschy Christmas to be sure.

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  13. YeeHa! I'm with you girlfriend. Great style, great price. Who's the gorgeous gal modeling? :)

    Blessings, Debbie

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  14. So perfect! And you are so dang cute! :-)

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  15. Well now, you're one pretty lady! So nice to see you:) Nice sweater too!

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  16. Nice sweater and the cow scull with horns is really great. I'd love to have one of those, my cow scull doesn't have horns -grin-.

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  17. What a find and you look so fab my dear (see you have your own sense of style) a ranch girl fashionista xox Clarice

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