Once favored as small bore paper shooting targets- these colorful old targets have come alive again as sporting art for the gentleman’s study.
Artist, Rita Schimpff discovered some of the original images Patented in 1897, at an antiques fair and thought they were so handsome she just had to have them. Later she decided she did not want to seperate the originals that came together on large sheets, so she had them reproduced and she decoupages them to pine disks she stains and stripes in black for a “Biedermeier’ look.
The original old chromolithographs were produced by Forster-Hoppe of Zeitz, Germany and come in 6 images and 2 sizes- perfect to hang in groupings or stand in a table easel. Visit http://www.HeritageGameMounts.com to see all of these and her distinctive antler mounts.
Recently while showing in Holiday Boutiques in Houston and San Antonio, I had the opportunity to visit with some very creative Texans – with unique finds for the sporting style in all of us.
Having time to visit with these talented designers put their art in such a personal light – I had to share.
Clint Orms, a renowned silversmith who works out of Ingram, TX with designs so fresh – he might have just stepped out of the fishing stream.
The Safari lifestyle is represented with several Big 5 offerings – my favorite below – look close at the elephant skin on the buckle set.
It was such a pleasure to visit with Clint and Jim and share some fly fishing tales, and marvel over one buckle with a tiny, real bead head nymph on it! Clint offers so much more…ladies fashions too. Visit http://www.ClintOrms.com
Another new friend from Houston is Gardner Landry who makes a fabulous 100 percent 3.5 ounce linen camp shirt with an original hand-dyed pocket – called The Sessanta Camp Shirt.
The Sessanta is a contemporary interpretation of the Dolce Vita-era Italian shirt worn by Gardner’s grandfather in the 1960’s.
A long sleeve version of the Camp Shirt is also available and I think looks terrific for the ladies as a tunic with the sleeves rolled to 3/4 length and worn over skinny jeans.
Rita Schimpff with Heritage Game Mounts has a new offering to pair with her vintage and new antler mounts – the German Shooting Target. These colorful lithographs pat’d in 1897, were used in Germany for small bore target practice. Rita has reproduced them and put them on a hand striped pine disk.
Use them alone on an easle or two or three together paired with antlers or art.
The series includes the Stag, the Hare, the Boar, the Bear, a Chamois and a Roe Deer in either 6 3/4″ or 8 1/2″.