Saturday

Crafty gifts for horsey folks: Custom hand-painted glass ornaments



Southeastern Wisconsin horse owner and boarding barn manager Deana Wojciechowski creates personalized hand-painted Christmas tree ornaments that are simply exquisite.

Take a look at Deana’s pretty holiday ornaments.

Using customer-supplied photographs, Deana paints horses or pets on glass and plastic  Christmas tree ornaments. She also does display plates, glassware, and wooden boxes.

Deana’s custom-painted ball ornaments are priced from $15 to $18, plus shipping. 

Orders are generally shipped within three days.

To order:
Deana Wojciechowski 
414-940-5213 – phone or text


Hey, equine enthusiasts! Do you need a few creative and unique holiday gifts for the horse lovers on Santa’s shopping list? The Mane Point offers a special series this month, highlighting cool crafts by and for equestrians. Bookmark this site, as you will likely want to return often. Don’t miss these fabulous homemade holiday gifts.


Image/s:
Crafter’s promotional photos
Used by permission.
Crafty Gifts for Horsey Folks –
Title image/logo
Adapted by The Mane Point
From Vintage artwork

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Baby's got a new blanket - just in time!




Winter weather is sweeping into the Upper Midwest in a hurry, but my horse is ready. Is yours?

This peppy little mare has never worn a winter blanket before. OK, the truth is: We started her a little late, and she’s never really worked through a winter. So I always just let her grow a fuzzy winter coat.

This time’s different.

She’s a big girl now. She’s working like a grown-up horse – at least, most of the time. So it’s time for winter clothes.

She’s never worn a turnout blanket before. Sure, she’s modeled her late-great momma’s  Polarfleece Cooler and Irish Knit Sweat Sheet But this is a brand-new day for this young diva.

I found a screaming deal on a Weaver Midweight Horse Turnout Blanket. You can find the same blanket at Amazon, plenty of tack stores, and maybe even Farm & Fleet or Tractor Supply. I snagged hers on eBay for a song. (And it’s still brand-new – with tags – in the original packaging.)

Once it arrived, I stitched up a personalized name label and sewed it right to the front of the blanket. Her brand-new turnout blanket bears her name, right between the buckles.

There is no way anyone can honestly mistake this for another horse’s blanket.

More important: There is no way anyone can mix this pretty mare up with any other horse in the barn, as she’ll be wearing her “nametag” all winter. She’s not likely to end up in a strange stall, with another horse in her place.

Seriously, that happened – at least once.

It’s a long story, but it had something to do with a teen barn helper, who was probably more focused on text messaging than on the pair of chestnut mares she was leading in from turnout. 

Suffice it to say: It’s a good thing neither horse had medications in her feed bucket.

Yeah, that’s not gonna happen again.

That helper has moved on to greener pastures … or something like that.

And my mare’s prancing out to turnout in a fabulous new green personalized blanket. She’s even putting on airs, as if to say:

“Lookie here. I have a wardrobe now!”

Phew, just in time. Here comes the sub-zero windchill.

Image:
Weaver Midweight Turnout Blanket
promo photo - fair use

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Friday

Printable coupon: 15 percent off everything at Tractor Supply





Psst! Wanna save 15 percent off your entire purchase (even clearance items) at Tractor Supply?


Print this coupon, and take it to the store with you. It’s good until Sunday, November 24th



Click the image. Then right-click it, and choose SAVE AS. Open a blank document file, and COPY the image. Size it, if needed. Print your document. Your Tractor Supply 15 percent discount is ready to fly.

Here’s a close-up of the bar code, if you’d rather snap it with your smart phone. The Tractor Supply cashier should be able to scan the image, right from your phone. 

Better yet: BOOKMARK this site on your tablet or smart phone, so you can load up this page on your screen during your next visit to Tractor Supply. 

Shopping online at Tractor Supply? Enter this code during the checkout procedure for your online purchases through Sunday, November 24th: HOLIDAY1313G .

That’s it!

What horse lover wouldn’t want to save some greenbacks on grain, tack, holiday gifts, barn supplies, or even worming paste?

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