#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

Archive for December, 2006

These Are a Few of My Favorite Things…

All found at Cowboy Christmas, in Las Vegas.

www.vintagerevival.com

The most beautiful western jewelry I have ever seen! It’s made, with love, from pieces of old china. The piece I bought is literally a work of art. Look for at least one piece from this collection to turn up on the website as some kind of prize.

www.goldwireworks.com

Very nice jewelry. I have a pendant, shaped like a horse’s head, and the mane spells ‘McKettrick’. Ditto the website prize.

www.FourWindsWest.com

Simply the most remarkable western purses, handcrafted. Check it out!

There’s one more outfit, out of Telluride, CO, from whom

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Cowboy Christmas

I got back from my short vacation in Vegas a day late, which is why I didn’t get the promised Monday blog written. When we arrived at the airport, there were at least 2000 people in the security line, but the crowd management was efficient, and we got through pretty fast. We stayed at the Venetian, where we had a lovely suite, and the room service was absolutely atrocious. (The slot machines were tight, too.)

National Finals Rodeo was going on–hence the Cowboy Christmas trade show at the Convention Center–and there were cowboys aplenty for me to admire. I am

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Cattle drives rarely went more than ten or twelve miles a day, as the cattle had to be given time to rest and graze. A drive from Texas to Montana could take up to five months.

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