HTX Rodeo 2014
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Bringing the Houston Rodeo home: Cowboy up your abode in true wild west style

With the Houston Livestock and Rodeo in full swing, the entire city is decking out in Western duds, dancing to cowboy and cowgirl tunes and feasting on barbecue like there's no tomorrow.

Bring some of that rodeo excitement home, whether it's a decorative piece to add a dash of the wild west to your abode or grillin' tools for your own backyard cookout or even limited-edition drinking specials for a dash of Texas flair in your bar.

Take a look through our slideshow for just some of the possible options to make your house a Lone Star haven.

Go Big
Texas is all about big, so indulge — and enjoy — this modern yet rustic polished nickel cow skull sculpted in aluminum. Made to be wall hung at 23 inches wide, 10 inches in diameter and 23 inches in height, $859 through Cantoni Houston.

Welcome to My Rodeo
Place Reed Wilson Design's natural coconut-fiber bristles door mat outside, and your guests are immediately in the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo spirit. Nordstrom, $50.

Stock the Bar
Absolut is debuting its first vodka dedicated to a state. And, of course, that state is Texas! Add a splash on the rocks of this blend of fresh cucumber and a warm spicy character, a perfect complement to Southwestern cuisine.

About $29, depending on size.

King Ranch Style
With just a toss of a pillow, say "Go Texan" all year-long. From the King Ranch Saddle Shop in CityCentre, plush microsuede accented with 4-inch fringe.

Dry clean only. Available in black or red. $145

Coffee Table Cowboy
Go behind the scenes of Larry McMurtry's Pulitzer Prize–winning Western novel-turned-mini-series, Lonesome Dove, with A Book on the Making of Lonesome Dove by John Spong with photography by Jeff Wilson. $36 hardback, $30 for Kindle, Amazon.

My Little Pony
Cuddle up in the super-soft faux fur throw in a brown and white painted horse pattern with coordinating solid brown fleece backing. About 50 by 70 inches and machine washable. $58 at Pinto Ranch.

Succulent Forest
Cacti conjure up thoughts of Texas, and these handmade planters designed by local artistan Jessican Wiggins make the perfect home for beautiful succulents. Price depending on size, New Living Bedroom in the Heights.

Traveling Q
Be your own cookie, wherever you go, with your own set of forged stainless steel grillin' tools in attractive storage case. $99.95, Williams-Sonoma.

Star-Studded Candle
Let the stars shine bright with this 13 1/2 inch-tall mosaic candle holder boasting a Texas star design. $27, Cavender's.

Rugged Refinement
The Dakota tooled-leather frame from Ralph Lauren Home, $195-$295, depending on photo size. Find Ralph Lauren Home products on the company's website and at Dillard's, Longoria Collection, Macy's, Neiman Marcus and other fine stores.

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