If you haven't figured it out already, I love all things western! While browsing different western stores a few weeks ago, I found a website with some of the neatest items! I was thrilled when Mission Del Rey offered to participate in the Spring Fashion Fling, and send me a Mini Saddle Purse for review! What's a new wardrobe without a new purse, right?!
This is seriously the cutest purse I have ever seen! Made with embossed leather, it is designed exactly like a western saddle. It looks like a hand-tooled saddle! Even the details are perfect. The stirrup on one side has a hook so you can latch your purse and not worry about anything spilling out. The underside of the saddle seat (which is actually like a "lid" for the purse) even has the padding like a real saddle! The strap is a matching leather, and is long enough to hook over your shoulder. If you can't tell, I really like this purse :)
It is the perfect size, too. It is definitely mini, but that is just right for me since I don't like lugging a huge purse around. It is big enough to hold all the necessities for me, yet small enough that everyone can't put their stuff in for me to hold :) It measures 4" wide, 5" tall and 2.5" deep.
"We operate the Mission Del Rey among the Tarahumara Indians. Your purchase of our unique hand-crafted items helps an indigenous family as they work to earn a better standard of living. At the Mission, located in the heart of the Sierra Madre of northern Mexico, the Indian people create hand crafts for sale. We call it “Helping Hands.”
The Tarahumara are a proud people that have endured many hardships. They lead very rough and often difficult lives. They are teetering between their traditional lifestyle and assimilation into the Mexican culture. Unfortunately, they are somewhat stuck between the two and often live hand to mouth. Hunger and exposure are too well known among the people.
By being able to continue their traditional crafts, they preserve their cultural roots and their dignity as they work to provide for their families. Thank you, for having a part in making a difference in their lives.
Mission Del Rey produces southwest rawhide lamp shades. Leather and rawhide lampshades are handcrafted and fabulous for rustic western home, cabin, lodge or ranch lighting. We have shades from small chandelier size to large floor lamp size. Lamp shades made of rawhide with their hand stitching and warm color make wonderful decoration lampshades and go well with any desk lamp, table lamp, floor lamp, chandelier, wall sconce or antler lamp.
We are also creators of southwestern lamps, table lamps, desk lamps, floor lamps, wall lamps, sconces, chandeliers, wood lamps, designer lamps and Indian drum lamps and Indian pottery lamps. Our rustic lighting is great for reproduction lighting and country or primitive settings, with handcrafted lamps, southwest lamps, wooden lamps, Indian drum and pottery lamps as well as wrought iron and antler lamps. Our cabin lighting and lodge lighting lamps and shades are excellent lighting accessories for rustic furniture and any choice of rustic decor, western or southwestern decor, lodge, cabin or country decor and are especially well suited for log home lighting."
Mission Del Rey is giving one of my readers a code for 25% off any item in their store!
Go to Mission Del Rey and tell me a product you like!