Western Cross Decor

western cross decor
  • Situated in the west, or directed toward or facing the west
  • a film about life in the western United States during the period of exploration and development
  • (of a wind) Blowing from the west
  • relating to or characteristic of the western parts of the world or the West as opposed to the eastern or oriental parts; "the Western world"; "Western thought"; "Western thought"
  • a sandwich made from a western omelet
  • Living in or originating from the west, in particular Europe or the U.S
  • A mark of this type (?) used to show that something is incorrect or unsatisfactory
  • cross(a): extending or lying across; in a crosswise direction; at right angles to the long axis; "cross members should be all steel"; "from the transverse hall the stairway ascends gracefully"; "transversal vibrations"; "transverse colon"
  • A mark, object, or figure formed by two short intersecting lines or pieces (+ or ?)
  • A mark of this type (?) made to represent a signature by a person who cannot write
  • traverse: travel across or pass over; "The caravan covered almost 100 miles each day"
  • a wooden structure consisting of an upright post with a transverse piece
  • interior decoration: decoration consisting of the layout and furnishings of a livable interior
  • The decoration and scenery of a stage
  • The furnishing and decoration of a room
  • Interior design is a multi-faceted profession in which creative and technical solutions are applied within a structure to achieve a built interior environment.
  • The style of decoration of a room, building
western cross decor - Horseshoe Cross
Horseshoe Cross Cowboy Western Wall Decor Genuine
Horseshoe Cross Cowboy Western Wall Decor Genuine
I am Doyle Carver an iron artist in Houston, Texas. I build these original works in my shop out of slick rod, rebar, sheetmetal, found objects, horseshoes, and assorted screws, nuts, and washers. They all combine to make striking sculptures for the wall or desk. I generally dig through a pile of old horseshoes until I find some that match, then I clean them as best I can and remove any nails still in them. I cut, heat, bend, hammer and weld them to shape and form and then paint them with gloss black. If you prefer them to be natural (unpainted iron) just let me know. Even the unpainted ones need a clear coat so I do that at no extra charge. I build these crosses out of authentic used horseshoes that I clean, heat and bend, and weld into shape. I have installed a loop on the back to make it easy to hang. I have been painting them black but any color would work (beige, Iight blue, red etc.) You can even leave it natural. I have had customers install them on the wall, in the garden, nail them to trees, and even placed them in cemeteries. I may have invented this design as I have never seen one before. I will ship these anywhere as they make a wonderful and unique gift. They measure from 17" to 20" tall and 10" to 12" wide. They are fairly hefty being solid steel so shipping reflects that.

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The Cosmos Club
The Cosmos Club
The Cosmos Club stands as "the closest thing to a social headquarters for Washington's intellectual elite." So wrote Western scholar Wallace Stegner in his acclaimed work, Beyond the Hundredth Meridian. His judgment echoed the oft-repeated statement of World War II days that the most significant concentration of Washington's public policy intellectuals centered at the Cosmos Club, unless it was at Union Station when the night train from Boston arrived. Since its founding in 1878, the Cosmos Club has adhered to its stated corporate objectives: "The advancement of its members in science, literature, and art," and also "their mutual improvement by social intercourse." The year 1878 saw the Club's founding in the home of John Wesley Powell. The history of the Cosmos Club is present in every room, not as homage to the past, but as a celebration of its continuum...A reminder of its origins, its genius, and its distinction. Clarence Dutton, soldier and geologist, was asked by his New York City friends, "Why have you not in Washington a club like the Century?" His circle of friends met to organize one at the home of John Wesley Powell, soldier and explorer, ethnologist, Director of the Geological Survey, and consummate organizer. The community of scientists and intellectuals in Washington grew rapidly in the 1870's. They came to serve in various government agencies...some to explore, survey and understand the geography and resources of the United States... others to expand its intellectual and cultural foundations... or build its economic, social, medical, and industrial prowess... or set forth on expeditions to learn the world's secrets... Powell and his colleagues were at the heart of these efforts. There were other societies, but they tended toward specialization and formal meetings. Powell's vision was a center of good fellowship, a club that embraced the sciences and the arts, where members could meet socially and exchange ideas, where vitality would grow from the mixture of disciplines, and a library would provide a refuge for thought and learning. It was called the Cosmos Club. In early 1879, the Club rented space in the downtown Corcoran Building, a central location. It offered "extremely simple refreshments, at least at first... a place where it will be possible to meet socially at any time, under pleasant surroundings." The Club quickly outgrew its five modest rooms. In 1882 it leased new quarters at Lafayette Square, #23 Madison Place. And it soon purchased the corner building, the Dolley Madison House. By 1917, the Club had bought five properties and built a five story building. The Dolley Madison House, named after the wife of the fourth President, served as Cosmos Club headquarters on Lafayette Square from 1886 to 1952. "The lounge in the old Clubhouse...had a shabby elegance and charm never to be forgotten. Its proportions were almost perfect, its decor restful, the pictures and portraits on the walls impressive, its furniture as comforting as old shoes and about as worn... from a perch over the mantelpiece, Dolley Madison kept a complacent approving watch." [Gibson] "The Club used all those houses and of course all were connected... It was a cozy place with many corners where you could sit and visit." [Horace Albright] Rudyard Kipling was often a guest. He recalled meeting another frequent visitor, Theodore Roosevelt, then a Civil Service Commissioner. "I curled up on the seat opposite and listened and wondered, until the universe seemed to be spinning 'round and Theodore was the spinner". Always a crossroads of thought, the major scientific societies in Washington met regularly at the Cosmos Club. It was the birthplace of many kindred organizations, among them, the National Geographic Society. During times of crisis, of the World Wars and the Depression, the old Clubhouse was constantly active, a cherished haven for scores of scientists and specialists detailed to Washington on various missions. For instance, a meeting over dinner at the Club, on August 28, 1940, laid the foundation for the Anglo-American radar partnership that was instrumental in winning World War II. "During World War Two, Horace Albright recalled being in the fifth floor member's dining room to watch the Inaugural Parade: "But very often over in the corner, the very place we stood to watch the parade, you'd find a table of scientists. Members would point out right away that those were the scientists who were on a secret project. People would wonder what that's all about, wonder what's going to come out of their talks. They were over there... day after day." Whether physicists from the Manhattan Project, then, or social scientists developing public policy now, the Club has been a place where, as Waldo Leland put it: "...solutions of difficult problems have resulted from the meetings of men in fields so far apa
Lord & Taylor Building
Lord & Taylor Building
Midtown Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America Lord & Taylor is one of New York City’s oldest retail stores and a recognized innovator in the history of department stores. The store traces its origins to the dry goods store established on Catherine Street in 1826 by Samuel Lord and his partner George Washington Taylor. As residential New York continued its northward momentum, Lord & Taylor, like other retailers, followed, relocating several times before moving to Fifth Avenue and 38th Street. Starrett & Van Vleck’s 1913-14 building for Lord & Taylor marks a turning point in retail design. The dignified, Italian Renaissance Revival store with its prominent chamfered corner, deep copper cornice, austere limestone base, gray face-brick center section and two-story colonnade was the first “frankly commercial” building along the fashionable Fifth Avenue shopping district then developing above 34th Street. On Fifth Avenue the formal two-story arched entrance, is flanked by two tiers of display windows; those on the lower tier annually showcase the store’s animated holiday displays. In 1945, Lord & Taylor elected Dorothy Shaver as president of the store, the first woman to hold that position in a prominent retail store. A major force in retailing, Ms. Shaver, during her long tenure with Lord & Taylor (1924-1959), promoted new trends in home decor with the 1928 Exposition of Modern French Decorative Art, designed by Ely Jacques Kahn; fostered American fashion designers like Bonnie Cashin, Claire McCardell and Vera Maxwell; and created entirely new departments offering junior, misses, petite, bridal and maternity fashions. Under her aegis, noted designer Raymond Loewy updated selling floors and was instrumental in the design of the earliest suburban branch stores. Under succeeding administrations Lord & Taylor continued to expand its network of stores nationwide. Lord & Taylor was incorporated by its president Edward Hatch in 1904. In 1910 it became part of United Dry Goods Company, which later became the Associated Dry Goods Company. Lord & Taylor was sold to the private equity firm NRDC Equity Partners in 2006. DESCRIPTION AND ANALYSIS History of Lord & Taylor Lord & Taylor traces its founding to 1826 when Samuel Lord, a 23-year-old emigre from Yorkshire, England, opened his first small dry goods store at 47 Catherine Street with $1,000 borrowed from his wife Mary’s uncle, John Taylor, and took into partnership her cousin George Washington Taylor. Catherine Street was then one of New York’s major shopping streets, and the store, which sold fabric, notions, and ready made items such as hosiery and shawls, was enlarged by the end of the year. Through the complementary skills of the two partners, business continued to grow resulting in the annexation of 49 Catherine Street in 1832 and the move into a four-story building at 61-63 Catherine Street in 1838. Ever the entrepreneur, Lord also opened a dry goods store in New Orleans in the 1840s which was operated by his chief clerk Thomas Medley. With business growing, a new three-story building was erected at 255-261 Grand Street (on the southeast corner of Chrystie Street) in 1853. This building had a domed rotunda and large windows which allowed natural light to flood the interior. By the late 1850s, a large lot at the northwest corner of Grand Street and Broadway had been acquired and on August 29, 1859, 461-467 Broadway, a five-story marble emporium with an arched, two-story main entrance, became the flagship store of Lord & Taylor, the first of the major retailers to move to Broadway after the opening of A. T. Stewart’s department store at Broadway and Chambers Street. Simultaneously, the firm expanded into the wholesale trade, the funding of which required Samuel Lord to withdraw his investment from the store in New Orleans. George W. Taylor had retired to England in 1852 leaving the firm in the hands of Mr. Lord until the latter took as his partners his eldest son John T. Lord and long-time store employee John S. Lyle. By the mid-1850s New York City handled more than a third of American exports and around two-thirds of the imports and was the financial center of the country. Raw bulk cotton from the south was transshipped through New York to the mills of Europe while New York merchants and banking houses offered southern planters goods and credit. Lord’s investment in a New Orleans dry goods store suggests that he was willing to invest in the South during the antebellum period; however, the extent to which Lord & Taylor’s fabrics were made from slave-produced cotton cannot be definitely established. Throughout the Civil War, Lord & Taylor continued to advertise in New York newspapers the availability of a wide variety of fabrics from silk to poplin, home furnishings (carpets, linens and curtains) and ready-made clothing for women and children on display in their r

western cross decor
western cross decor
Old Door Barbed Wire Cross
We created this rustic cross using recycled wood from antique Mexican Pine doors. Please understand that these will all be the same design, but the wood might be a little different as each cross will be one a kind.They will all have the original paint(doors). We sand and polish that to bring out that great patina. We will have a larger size cross in this style as well. We added hand hammered clavos and old ranch barbed wire thoughout on this cross. It measures about 8x12x2 inches. All of our crosses have a hole in the back for easy hanging.