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FALL 2014

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FALL 2014 Western & English Today 13 From Rustic to Realistic From the ultimate Western home linens provider, HiEnd Accents (formerly also known as HomeMax Imports), comes an expanded picture frame category. A wide assortment of finishes and sizes starts off with Cowboy/Western designs featuring tooled, faux- leather surfaces accented with lacing, studs, turquoise, conchos and nailhead-and-rope trim, all cast in resin and super realistic (available in size 4˝x6˝ only). Lodge themes simulate twig art, pine cones and remarkable faux antlers, available in 4˝x6˝ and 8˝x10.˝ Other themes such as crosses, patriotic Texas, cowboy lingo and old Spanish Southwest, plus simple distressed wood painted in shades of blue or red, nicely round out this remarkable collection. Value- priced from $10 to $40 retail, who could possibly resist? Plus, HiEnd's minimums are only two pieces per style, shipped within 72 hours (if in stock) from Irving, Texas. (866) 960-9710; HiEndAccents.com Prairie Roses in Perpetual Bloom Big Sky Carvers creates home goods with market savvy. Its stunning picture frames this season are no exception. Among our favorites, the rustic yet refined "Prairie Rose Collection" appeals to every cowgirl's softer side, no matter how rugged she is. Stylish frame designs, weathered finishes and inspiring words bring all these pieces to life. Each model in the Prairie Rose group boasts a signature metal prairie rose accent. So very pretty! Shown here: the B5210191 Prairie Rose frame with copper trim, designed for a 4˝x6˝ photo and crafted in hand-cast metal and glass. MSRP $19.99. (913) 402-6800; bigskycarvers.com Versatility and Choice for Every Customer From a company that's truly captured the home market, M&F Western spares no effort when it comes to beautiful frames. Choose from Western, Southwestern and Vintage distressed looks, Western/spiritual with crosses and faux crocodile, right down to that Old West look with barn wood and barbwire. A more feminine treatment offers sparkly cut-glass crystals. Fine glass beaded frames and classic paisley take the product mainstream, appealing to an even broader market. Sizes include 4˝x6˝ to 5˝x7˝ and 8˝x10.˝ In the Western collection, materials run from manmade cast resin to natural wood, with just the right amount of embellishments. With either single window openings or multiple, all frames are designed to stand up with attached supports or hang on the wall. Nearly one-stop shopping! MSRP ranges from $20 to $56. (800) 256-8646; mfwestern.com Tough and Tender in Texas Texas fashion/home décor designer Pat Dahnke now offers coordinating picture frames to complement her collection of rough-cut, ragged-edge deerskin and/or lambskin soft goods such as bedspreads, bed skirts, throws, pillows and shams. Choose among suede- and leather- trimmed frames in natural or smoke deerskin, or buttery ivory lambskin. Size 15˝x18˝ only, these delicate, layered lace-and-leather combinations extend the frontier atmosphere to any spot where you need a touch of the wild. A very special edition, the White Buffalo Collection comes in ivory lambskin, white deerskin and long ivory Mongolian lamb fleece to honor white buffalo — each a one-of a-kind creation. Custom orders are welcome to match your customer's personal bedroom décor. Priced from $199 to $398 each. (800) 728-7376; patdahnke.com

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