Sunday, October 10, 2010

Feeling a Little Bit Western

I was in the foothills of the Canadian Rockies in Southern Alberta this past week, taking in the western lifestyle. It's gorgeous country out there with open prairie, rolling hills dotted with cows, horses and oil wells, all under a huge prairie sky. And with the Rocky Mountains as a backdrop.

It's a land that is vast, but not empty. There are ranches, cows, horses and cowboys.

Bar U Ranch National Historic Site

My picks this week are influenced by the good people of Southern Alberta, who live and work close to the land and who showed me what Western Hospitality is all about.

Copper Byzantine Chain ID Style Bracelet - Lets Ride by N Valentine Studio

Scrabble Tile Pendant, Beautiful Chestnut Horse by Jenifer's Family Jewels

Copper Cowboy Hat Hanging Ornament Decoration by Wire Storm Creations

Double Horse Head Pendant by Meredith Hilt Design

Lucky Horseshoe- Equestrian Pendant Necklace by Wire Storm Creations

Featuring artisan handmade creations by the Etsy Starving Artists jewelry team. SATeam members create handcrafted jewelry and beads. More information about our team and its current Etsy shop owner members can be found at


faeriiidust said...

I love the foothills and mountains of Alberta! The people are super friendly! Excellent choices to illustrate this lovely article!

galadryl said...

It looks lovely there. Want to pack my bags and take a plane. Super selection to go with the theme.

tjrjewellery said...

Cool theme and picks! Never been to Alberta - sounds like you had a greta time!

mcstoneworks said...

What a beautiful place, Julie. Love your western inspired collection.

Cat said...

Very cool, thanks for sharing!

BeadSire said...

I was never aware that this existed, your description of Alberta is lovely and yes I too would love to visit their. Wonderful choices.

Rita alias alatvian said...

Great post!
Thanx a lot for sharing!

Danagonia said...

YYiiiha!! ;-)

Cassie said...

Wonderful post and beautiful pictures!

Erika Price said...

I love horses and riding, and am so jealous of your trip to the ranch! Love your collection too!