7 Responses to “Chip and Dip Cowboy Hat”

  1. Allee Willis

    Allee Willis

    I have a chip and dip cowboy hat serving piece as well. I love serving taco chips and sauce that way. But mine and all the other ones I’ve seen have a woven texture finish to them. I’ve never seen one with the smooth finish like yours.

    Love how you’ve hung it on the hat rack. But aren’t you afraid someone’s going knock it off?

    And what’s that little horse behind the fence thing hanging above it? Need to see that here!

  2. Michael Ely

    Michael Ely

    Yes, I do sometimes worry that someone might knock the ceramic hat off the rack, however it is hooked on there pretty good. :)

    The silver horse is a die cast metal horse, often called a carnival horse because they were given away as prizes at carnivals and country fairs back in the 1950’s. I have a collection of several cast in both silver and copper. I’ll share them sometime. My partner and I built the little display shelf with the fence.

    • Michael Ely

      Michael Ely

      Thank you, Denny. Yes, the hat used to hang in our kitchen (as seen in a pic I sent you), but now it hangs on the hat rack in our game room. I love to change things around, keep life in the house. In fact, I think I have almost as much stuff in storage than I do displayed, and I love to put out new things and retire others. I just wish I had those giant built-in cupboards / drawers that Allee has for storage!

      • Allee Willis

        Allee Willis

        Even with all the giant storage cupboards I have plus my 2000 square-foot storage garage it’s not nearly enough! you totally have the right attitude about decorating though. Once someone’s a collector I think it’s about rotating things to suit your mood or the occasion. Everything doesn’t all have to be out at once but you do need to have a system of keeping track of everything so you know where it is when you go to find it.