Welcome Spring….and my love of linen, antlers & horns
A South African still life I made from vintage horns I have re- purposed for new life in linen.
This Spring also brings two new finishes to the Heritage Game Mounts line:
BlackBerry is a beautiful black distressed finish with highlights of red & umber that compliment black horns.
Old World White is a white patina finish that looks terrific with naturally sun bleached antlers & as an elegant contrast to colored walls or stone.
Another new addition to our line is...
Once favored as small bore paper shooting targets- these German chromolithographs have come alive again to be used as sporting art for the gentleman’s study.
Artist, Rita Schimpff discovered some of the original images Patented in 1897, at an antiques fair and thought they were so handsome she just had to have them. Later she decided she did not want to seperate the originals that came together on large sheets, so she had them reproduced and she decoupages them to pine disks she stains and stripes in black for a...
*2 Shitake Mushrooms (these are dried, in the Chinese section or can use fresh)
2 Shallots or 4-5 green onions, chopped
1 stick butter (or margarine)
breast meat from 2 large ducks or 4 Teal
1/8 tsp cayenne
1/2 tsp each salt and ground pepper
1/4 tsp ground allspice
pinch of mace and powdered thyme
1/4 cup Cognac or brandy
1 pkg Boursin Herb cheese or homemade (recipe below)
Rehydrate dried mushrooms in a dish of hot water until soft, or saute fresh ones later with shallots. Make sure breasts are clean and free of any...
Recently while showing in Holiday Boutiques in Houston and San Antonio, I had the opportunity to visit with some very creative Texans – with unique finds for the sporting style in all of us.
Having time to visit with these talented designers put their art in such a personal light – I had to share.
Clint Orms, a renowned silversmith who works out of Ingram, TX with designs so fresh – he might have just stepped out of the fishing stream.
The Safari lifestyle is represented with several Big 5 offerings – my...
SAVE IT ALL
Birds are beautiful creatures. Their meat and plumage has been enjoyed in a variety of ways over the years. Gamebirds and their feathers offer limitless decor and entertaining opportunities; not only are they appetising on the dinner plate, but look just as pretty surrounding the plate, on the table, on the mantle, bookcase or wreath. I wish to inspire you or your hunting partner to bring ALL the bird home from the field and into the house. DON’T THROW ANYTHING AWAY!
I save all the feathers, wings, bird...
This time of year I turn my attention to cool streams, lazy lakes, sweet tea with mint and angling. There is always a way to bring the joy of the wild inside – so be it FISH!
I save (part of the Heritage thing).
I come from a long line of ‘savers’ (some may have been hoarders, but I am glad they were!) Both sides of my family and my husband’s had places like farms and lake houses to save generations of goodies, and all sides loved the outdoors. I never turned down anything or any...
Most of our hunting dies down in late January, but I still had a few upland hunts left and the anticipation of the fishing season to come. We seemed to be on the road a lot in Jan, Feb and March traveling Texas. Along the way we met some fun outdoor celebs: Noted wildlife cook and author of GirlHunter, Georgia Pellegrini http://georgiapellegrini.com , then we attended the Ed Rizzolo Fly Tying Festival in Houston and met the wildly interesting and talented fly tyer and artist, Tim Borski of Florida. Then to Troutfest in New Braunfels, TX...
posted by Barbara Baird Jan 2, 2012
“Congrats to Rebecca Friedrich, Teresa McCullough, Rita Schimpff, Nicole Nash and Diane Hassinger- winners each of a Hunter Hills leather journal. Chosen by Random.org, these five women told us a little about their most memorable hunts in 2011. We’re hoping they have equal or even greater successes in 2012. And, we KNOW they are going to enjoy using their hand-made, beautiful and practical journals.”
I would have to say that my favorite...
Whether you share a home with a hunter or are one yourself, this is the perfect time of the year to bring the wild inside. Gather up those items you already have and add a little rustic cabin decor. The following recipes can be altered, but here are a few to start those creative juices flowing:
List of ingredients:
GREENERY- faux & fresh PINE...