Joan in Napanoch, NY sent us pictures of her Christmas tree using our products for a western themed holiday. It includes the Grapevine Wreath Western Ornament – Christmas Star, the Woodland Stuffed Heart Christmas Ornament, and the Little Buckaroo Cowboy Christmas Ornament.
A picture of my western tree. Some of the decorations are over 30 years old. The horse hair one is one of my favorites now.
School is back in session, Labor Day has come and gone and boys of all ages are suiting up and heading for the football fields. It's official... Fall is here! Sooner than later, leaves will begin to change color, days will begin to get shorter and the evening air will become crisper.
Buffalo Trader Online is offering some amazing specials on items to get your humble abode autumn-ready. The Small Foiled Fall Pumpkins would be a clever addition to a table centerpiece offset with some colorful gourds. Or consider donning the front door with the Harvest Pumpkin Slate Welcome Plaque. This is sure to give friends and family a down-home welcome. And don't forget that every room feels cozier with the simple addition of a candle. Buffalo Trader has something for all tastes. Fantastic options include their Pumpkin Spice Votive Candles.
Happy Fall Y'all!
The story goes that while listening to a Mother's Day Sermon in 1909, Sonora Smart Dodd, of Spokane Washington, decided that it was equally as important for children to recognize the efforts of loving fathers as well. Having been raised by her father, Henry Jackson Smart after her mother died, Sonora was compelled to show her appreciation for the sacrifices made by Henry. Henry Smart was born in June, so Sonora arranged to celebrate the first Father's Day festivities on June 19, 1910 in Spokane.
Sonora's efforts led to President Calvin Coolidge proclaiming the third Sunday In June as Father's Day in 1924. And in 1972, President Nixon established a permanent national observance of Father's Day to be held on the third Sunday of June. Although roses were historically given as Father's Day flowers, we here at Buffalo Trader Online we might have some better options...
How about giving your favorite Daddy Cowboy some authentic Black Leather Boot Chains to adorn his weekend attire? Or maybe he's more of the fancy suit-wearin' type and would love to be able to store his business cards in Buffalo Trader Online's exquisite Mens Sterling Silver Business Card Holder. And for the cigar aficionado in your life, the Mens Sterling Silver Cigar Case makes an exquisite gift of heirloom quality! Don't forget the many rubs and spices available for the chef in your life, too. Celebrate Dad Buffalo Trader Online style, where we have great gifts to meet all budgets!
Should old acquaintance be forgot,
and never brought to mind?
Should old acquaintance be forgot,
and old lang syne?
For old lang syne, my dear
for old lang syne.
We'll take a cup of kindness yet,
for old lang syne!
Here's to ringing in another new year! It's the international symbol allowing all of us to have a fresh start. Resolutions will be made surrounding fitness regimes and kicking addictions. But a favorite resolution is one of committing to spend more quality time with family and friends. What better way than to invite them to your home for an evening to "take a cup of kindness yet?"
Entertaining doesn't have to be complicated. Any gathering can appear as if you've spent copious amounts of time and energy in preparation provided you have the correct tools. Buffalo Trader Online is proud to offer the stunning Arte Italica Animale Glass Ice Bucket! This handmade pewter and glass ice bucket not only epitomizes the quality of Italian artisans, but also offers a beautiful functionality dressing up your favorite bottle of sparkling water or chilled wine.
Your guests will also feel as if you've rolled out the red carpet for them as they enjoy their beverage from the impressive Arte Italica Animale Liqueur Glasses. Served with a simple ecru cocktail napkin, these glass and Italian pewter dynamos are sure to be the topic of conversation!
Holiday traditions amongst early American cowboys were pretty well established by the mid 1800's. Although Christmas was celebrated with humble fare, the traditions of caroling, gift-giving and community were integral to the holiday celebration. It is recorded that soldiers would carol at their remote outposts while roasting venison over open fires. Many families would feast on preserved fruits, plum pudding, baked beans seasoned with salt pork and molasses and of course fresh breads.
Gifts were generally hand-made; corn husk dolls, carved wooden toys, embroidered linens, just to list a few. Decorations around the house consisted of hand-strung berries, pinecones, paper and popcorn. The Christmas tree was an added luxury for those who had homes large enough to accommodate them and whose wooded areas had trees to spare for something as lavish as mere 'decoration'. Cookie dough ornaments may have donned these branches and also served as late night snacks for excited little ones.
Buffalo Trader Online offers everything necessary to have your very own Cowboy Christmas. Find decorating ideas from tree toppers to garlands. Be the talk of the town with our gorgeous Pine Cone Wreath Candle Holder as your dining room table centerpiece! The Holiday Christmas Lights Berry Garland would do any mantel justice, or use it over a doorway to enhance a party mood. Buffalo Trader Online has a tremendous candle selection as well! Keep several of these handy as gifts for your neighbors, teachers, or leave one on your front porch for your favorite mailman. It'll surely brighten up his day!
Did he teach you how to ride your first bike or throw your first football? My dad did both of those as well as other key firsts that are clearly a necessary rite in any little girl's childhood such as honing my bowling, putting and ice fishing skills. Aside from the ice fishing, I'm not complaining. But what I'm most appreciative for is my father's glorious relationship with food, which was handed down to him from my grandfather. Family recipes galore sit neatly alphabetized in a tin box with titles such as "Grandpa's potatoes", or "Dad's baked beans". But those comforting favorites don't hold a candle to what can happen on the grill. I don't mean any grill; I mean an authentic, Weber grill situated in the back yard on its very own deck elevation; its throne, if you will. Along with gray-white charcoals heated to perfection, you may find mesquite grilling planks for a particular masterpiece... or maybe not. It just depends on dad's mood.
As important as grill preparation is, the true culinary divinity lies within the seasoning of the meat. Homemade marinades and rubs fit for hand selected savory steaks, piquant pork and tantalizing turkey, are created with the intense forethought and consideration. Clearly, not everyone enjoys this aspect of the grilling process. Luckily, Buffalo Trader Online offers an incredible selection of grilling and roasting aids removing any guesswork. The classic favorite Buffalo Branded Original Dry Rub Seasoning works its magic on anything from bison and chicken to venison and shrimp. Or if perhaps your griller prefers more variety, the Wild West Spices Whip n' Dip Gift Pack is sure to satisfy! Be sure to throw in a Wild West Spices Chargin' Cheddar Bacon Dip Mix Jar or a Wild West Spices Stampede Salsa Mix Jar. You'll want something to snack on while dad's grilling! (Tortilla chips and ice cold beer not included...)
Mother's Day as we know it began as a meeting of groups of mothers who had lost sons in the Civil War. These activities occurred mostly locally until 1868 when Ann Jarvis endeavored to unite families that had been divided as a result of the war by creating a committee to establish "Mother's Friendship Day." Ann passed away on May 9, 1905, when her daughter, Anna Marie Jarvis, established Mother's Day in its present form. Annual celebrations were then held in Ann Jarvis' hometown of Grafton, West Virginia, where carnations were passed out to all mothers in attendance. Meanwhile Anna Marie petitioned to establish Mother’s Day as a national holiday for women to celebrate the lives of their fallen sons.
In 1910, West Virginia was the first state to declare the holiday. And finally on May 9, 1914 President Woodrow Wilson declared the first national Mother's Day which falls on the second Sunday in May. Eventually, the carnation flower became a symbol on Mother's Day. Wearing a red carnation implied your mother was living and a white one if she was deceased.
Today, Mother's Day reminds us to honor the very special women in our lives. Whether it's your wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, sister or friend, what better way to show your appreciation than with a tranquil spa-like escape all within the comfort of their own home! The Prairie Soap Co. offers amazing pampering products. That special lady is sure to love soaking in their Prairie Soap Co. Black Amber & Lavender Spa Mineral Bath Salts, and exfoliating with a Prairie Soap Co. Mineral Essence Spa Salt Glow Bars. Her spa experience will continue when she moisturizes using Prairie Soap Co. Buffalo Tallow Lavender Sage Body Lotion ...YUM! Take advantage of Buffalo Trader Online's sale and stock up for yourself too!
Gift wrap tip: Stuff a colorful flower pot with some tissue paper and place the spa products on top. Tie with a pretty bow and you'll be in Mom's good graces!