The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on October 25, 1996 · Page 8
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 8

Salina, Kansas
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Friday, October 25, 1996
Page 8
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ft8 FRIDAY. OCTOBER 25, 1996 V ANTIQUE DETECTIVE HOME/GARDEN THE SALINA JOURNAL' This burled fir ar\d red Chlmayo wool settee was made by a Wyoming furniture company, circa 1947 Cowboy memorabilia trot into new frontier The Western and cowboy memorabilia that first made a comeback in vintage clothing stores a few years ago is riding high as a * new collecting category. This past June, a Christie's auction in New York opened collectors' eyes to a wide range of possibilities — one that began in the 1930s when cowboy movies dominated the silver screen. Historically, cowboy movies were so popular that Western-inspired furniture became the rage for dude ranches and guest lodges and was custom-made for private homes by the mid-1930s. It retained its popularity into the mid- 19403. Two designers, Thomas Molesworth and Jack Kranenberg, were the Chippendales of rustic, Western-look furnishings. Each had their own trademarks. Molesworth used burled fir and Chimayo Indian weavings, as well as brightly colored leather upholstery. It was decorated with cutout motifs and brass tacks. More rustic are Kranenberg's furnishings, made of burled pine and leather. His most famous From its earliest days in the American Southwest, the saddle became a canvas for artisans. commission was the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar in Jackson Hole, Wyo., which he remodeled in 1937. As an example of the diversity of the category, one of the auction lots was a polychrome ceramic partial dinner service titled "Frontier Days," decorated with different cowboy vignettes and signed by the artist. It was decorated by P.L. Davidson for Vernon Kilns. Although it failed to sell, it had an estimated value of $3,000 to $5,000. There have always been collectors of finely tooled leather saddles and stirrups. Some, in fact, can qualify as art. They have their roots in the Spanish con- quistadores under Hernando Cortes, who introduced longhorn cattle into Mexico. Stirrups, silver bridle bits, steel spurs and even branding irons used in our Southwestern ranching show regional artistry and a variety of designs. The blacksmith and the silversmith often worked hand-in-hand to create beauty in a humble object. These hand-wrought touches continue to fascinate collectors. In the hands of craftsmen such as Edward Bohlin (1895-1980) even the saddle became a work of art. His was silver-mounted. From its earliest days in the American Southwest, the saddle became a canvas for artisans. Depending on whether the saddles were made for men or women, they had examples that were embroidered, upholstered in velvet, tooled and decorated in a variety of motifs. Ladies' sidesaddles in the 1880s were richly tooled and decorated with floral and foliage patterns. Saddles for children carried appropriate motifs. California saddles often were made in San Francisco in the late 19th century. They are some of the most expensive and heavily ornamented, using silver conchas i.' (shell-shaped). Remember, antiques travel with their owner. If you like the look, keep looking. The furniture can turn up anywhere, at your price. It was also mass-produced by such companies as Wyoming Furniture in 1947. Ceramics are likely to show up piecemeal at garage sales and thrift shops. Community News ftart s** Salina Journal DESIGNS by >a Mon.-Fri. 8-5:30 , Sat. 8-4 ' 827-5581 528 Kenwood Park Drive, Salina, KS ANNUAL FALL OPEN HOUSE Saturday, 8-6 Serving Cider & Cookies All Day — — — — — — — ~ ~~ *» •»^•••"k^r^^^r-^^taj^., m.« aterfront Gift Shoi nn 'off one regular-price item T HOME TIPS U.'l \ Baked-bread aroma could sell house By Scrlpps Howard News Service When it comes to selling a house, all the flaws come to mind. Is it possible to put any house in 100 percent perfect condition at any given time? Probably not, but you can do some things to impress prospective buyers. Consider making these efforts before putting your home on the market: • The exterior should be clean, the garden tidy and well-kept. Edging the driveway, sidewalk and flower beds lends a neat look. (Gasoline-powered edgers can be rented.) • Invest in a fresh coat of neutral-color paint on room walls, flat white on ceilings. Display vases of fresh flowers. Keep kitchen, bathroom and closets uncluttered. • Do major repairs, and write a checklist of technical details about the house and its equipment for any future owners. List furnace repairmen and other home- maintenance companies you faith- fully used through the years. &\ bonus for a buyer would be a list' of plants and landscaping mat«$ ! als used around the house, and whether that's latex or oil paint on the trim. .'<./'•" • To really clinch a deal, some'" experts say "real estate aroma l [ therapy" can't hurt during open 1 " houses. , ( " Keep some loaves of frozen; 7 bread dough on hand; thaw a]wt ft bake during every showing.: 1 - 1 Brown-sugar cookies are another^ great home aroma. Do YOU like more money in your pocket? Or Do YOU want the bureaucracy spending your money? Over the past two years, Republican Carol Edward Beggs has voted to: • Lower our properly tax mill levy • Lower new construction taxes • Lower vehicle taxes RE-ELECT •EGGS Vote Carol Edward Beggs... Keep Government Out of Your Pockets. Adv. Paid for by Beggs for State Representative • Adley E. Johnson, Treasurer. What does a Representative do? Represent You! -w If you're in a position for a new mattress, we're in a position to save you money, At Jilka Funiture every Sealy Mattress - including all POSTUREPEDIC® models - NOW ON SALE During this Sealy Fall Festival Sales Event! our old UKilliTss is )>i>ltinfi you down, conu- SIT our Si-iilv nuitliTssi-s brimming «illi iip-lo-tlu'-inimiU' si/.r.v Yo SEALY GREENBRIAR $ 30-65% PRIDE OF SEALY DELUXE 1691*219 TWIN SET • TWIN SET Reg. SAU-IH Reg. SALE) FULL iet '369 '379^ FULL set '399 $3191 QUEEN iet '499 '334 KiW QUEEN set '549 '3741 I KING iet '649 '499 P| KING set 749 '5991 SEAIY POSTUM PIWC MWIOWE ^ SEMY TOSTUREPtDK AFfHiM »349 TWIN SET R«g. SAlEl I FULL set '649 '4491 1 QUEEN set '779 »S44[ IKING set '1049 *B29| '299 TWIN SET Reg. SALE FULL let '599 '399 QUEEN set '699 '474 KING iet *999 '769 .J PLUS STOREWIDE SAVINGS assorted housewares 25% off Fall Clearance Savings on lawn & garden • power tools • automotive • and more « •*^' WATERS HARDWARE I SEALY POSTUREFfDIC EXQUISITE BP WrM»(KD(COWUWC£rtOWIOf| $ 3891 $ 749 TWIN SET M TWIN SET Reg. SALEM Reg. SALEg 1 FULL set '729 '939 • FULL iet '1099 '8791_ ENtet '999 '639|HQUEEN»t '1499 '999P" IKINGset '1189 '999HKINGiet '1699'1399L PLUS THESE GREAT BONUSES BONUS*! FREE DELIVERY WITH ANY BEDDING PURCHASE BONUS #2 FREE REMOVAL OF OLD BEDDING ^^— ^^^^^^^^^^^^__^__ BONUS #3 ' BEDFRAME . WITH ANY BEPDING ; PURCHASE 460 S Ohio Street Next to Earthcare Services Salina 823-6400 Open Every Day Mon - Fri 8 - 8:30 Sat 8 - 6 Sun 10-6 Mon.-Frl. 9:00-5:30 Sat. 9:00-5:00 Credit Terms Available Huniti t=urnl*ltlnij* Iflitti Stvlu ana fr,ct- >!/>/,.„/ JILKA 131 S. SANTA FE . DOWNTOWN SALINA - 132 S. FIFTH

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