Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Keeping Warm in Texas

When the weather became frigid on the frontier , gloves were not enough to keep the hands warm so muffs were used to insulate the hands when not in use.  Even in Texas, it can get cold!  Here's a challenge--what is this muff made of?  Kudos to the first person who comments with the correct materials used to make this muff.  This muff was found at the Cat's Meow Antiques in Midland, Texas.  The owner is a textile and vintage fashion expert for Antiques Road show.  A must see shop if you are ever in the area.
Muff and Collar
The only hint you get is !!Only in Texas!!

Please comment---don't muff-le your replies.


  1. Do you know what material makes up the white interior of the muff. Please post your comments here.

  2. My guess is it's a Longhorn??? I replied immediately with guess when I got email, but guess it didn't work???

    1. You are right!! You must be a ranch lady. I had to ask and was told that it was owned by an old established ranching family here is west Texas. Although it is turn-of-the-century and not our time period I wondered what kind of stories of buggy rides, town trips and ranch fun it could tell us.
      Thanks for replying. I wish we could get me discussion going here. If you post, be sure to click the publish button Which may be why people are not showing up.