This isn’t New England, y’all. We’re in Austin, Texas, home of “Keep Austin Weird” and “Everything’s Bigger (and better) in Texas.”
This Christmas choose ornaments that show off your Lone Star pride. Some even help keep Texas beautiful, either environmentally or by preserving our historical structures.
From elegant to festive, we found something to suit any style of tree.
Electric and acoustic guitars with Austin on them, $6.95 each, Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau store. Beaded Capitol, $13, Bullock Texas State History Museum Store.
Texas in bottle caps, $3.95, and Stars at Night star, $2.75, at Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau store. Longhorn snowman, $2.95, at Sue Patrick.
Here comes you-know-who
Santa riding an armadillo with “Austin” on the bag, $9.50, Santa with a wreath with “Austin” on the bottom, $9.95, at Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau store. Santa head with a Lonestar “God Bless Texas,” $8, at Bullock Texas State History Museum gift shop, Glass Santa with a vintage Sesquicentennial Stamp, $52, at Capitol Extension Gift Shop. Resin Longhorn Santa, $10.95, at Sue Patrick.
Back to nature
Christmas bat, $8.95, and glammed-up armadillo $8.95, at Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau store. Resin armadillo, $5.99, and cactus, $6.99, at Zinger Hardware and General Merchant.
Kitty Keller’s Austin icons and Music Capital of the World Cloisonne ornaments, $37.50 each at Sue Patrick. Beaded Texas flag, $16, and Ne’Qwa Art glass longhorn, Texas flag and yellow roses, $31, at Capitol Gift Shop.
2012 state Capitol ornament made to look like the Capitol gates’ ironwork, $18, at Capitol Gift Shop. 2012 Keep Texas Beautiful “Stars at Night” ornament, $19, at Keep Texas Beautiful. Keep Texas Blooming, $18, and Bullock Texas State History Museum ornament, $16, at Bullock Texas State History Museum Store.
Slip on your boots
Resin Red cowboy boot, $5.95, at Zinger Hardware and General Merchant. Resin “Season’s Greetings, Y’all” sign, $8.95, and ceramic yellow present-filled boot, $8.95, at Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau store. Cowgirl with sass, $14.95, at Sue Patrick.
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