Friday, December 10, 2010


Don’t you just love it when you stumble upon a little store that just offers exactly what you need for a Christmas present?

That happened to us today. We have been wracking our brains trying to figure out what to send Jim’s sister, Janet, for Christmas. We headed out today with a goal of finding something, anything, to send her. As we drove down Apache Trail I noticed a sign for a saddle shop that also had “Christmas gifts”. We drove past the store but I suggested we should go back and see what they had.

coasters Janet is a horse and animal lover. She has a huge farm on top of Bent Mountain in Virginia with cows, horses, dogs, and cats. When she was younger, she and her friend Helen used to take their horses everywhere throughout the US to go riding. Helen is now in a wheel chair from a stroke and as happens to all of us, Janet has gotten older and doesn’t ride much anymore. She’s turned to rescuing horses and dogs.

salt We hit a treasure trove! This little saddle shop has the neatest western gifts. So we bought a spur salt and pepper shaker set, some horse patio lights, and some horseshoe coasters. We are so excited to have found this store. There were a lot more items we could have spent our money on but decided we’d leave some for next Christmas.

It’s just so wonderful when something actually works out.


  1. Hey, Has the weather warmed up there at all yet ??

  2. Yes! I love it when we can find a store that really has the gifts we're looking for. Right now we really need help!!

  3. So glad Jim got back safely and is on the road to recovery!
    Here is what Paul tells me each time I find a great store or a super item...You better buy now, you may not find it again. So, I end up buying more than I need at that time but always am glad later. Maybe you better go back and stock up on some of those great gifts.

  4. Those are fabulous! I'm so glad you went back.

  5. That's so great that you found that store since it sounds just what you were looking for as Christmas gifts. Good for you! Don't you wish all of them would be that easy.


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