Slue Foot Sue’s Golden Horseshoe

Over the weekend I had the pleasure of attending a Disneybound event put together by Dole Whip Dame. The theme? Disneyland itself! Attendees were encouraged to bound as attractions, restaurants, shops, and shows. Now the concept isn’t new to me, as I bounded as the Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor last spring. This time I selected the Golden Horseshoe, but I wanted to pay homage to the “original owner” of the Horseshoe, my favorite Disney gal, Slue Foot Sue.

Originally The Golden Horseshoe was known as Slue Foot Sue’s Golden Horseshoe, and Betty Taylor portrayed Sue on the stage in the Golden Horseshoe Revue, and Wally Boag brought Pecos Bill to life along side her. Their characters were based upon the “Pecos Bill” portion of the 1948 Disney film Melody Time. My parasol was inspired by two items that featured Sue’s image, first is the sign that once hung outside the Horseshoe. The other is the rope text, which was on the backdrop on stage. I used images from Daveland’s amazing collection of vintage Disneyland photographs as reference. I really want to do another parasol that uses more images from the backdrop, as it was just so amazing.

I found this stellar two piece vintage H bar C set and knew immediately it would be perfect for a Slue Foot Sue bound, as well as just something I would wear normally. I added a pin featuring the can can girls that originally were featured on the Golden Horseshoe poster, and I couldn’t resist wearing the all too perfect Golden Horseshoe brooch that Match Accessories made.

Today, Slue Foot Sue and Pecos Bill are nearly forgotten. Sue’s name has been removed from the outside of the building, and she is no longer portrayed in the shows by a Cast Member. The only remaining imagery of Sue is upon entering the saloon, you can still see her, as well as Pecos on etched glass.

Sorry for all of the Disney posts lately! There has just been so much fun Disney related stuff happening lately!

Hat: Redlands Galleria, Redlands, California
Vest & Skirt Set: Junk 4 Joy, Burbank, California
Blouse & Boots: Buffalo Exchange
Golden Horseshoe Brooch: Match Accessories
Can Can Girls Pin: I honestly don’t remember!
Cowgirl Charm Bracelet: West of Texas, Redlands, California
Bows & Parasol: Made by me
Scarf: Who knows?

At Home in Orange Part 2

While I haven’t been feeling too hot these last few days I finally felt good enough to snap some pictures of our bedroom at our new place! Our bedroom got a bit of a western theme, as I couldn’t pass up this massive covered wagon black velvet painting my dad found, which set the tone for our bedroom. My dad also found this marvelous western states pillow.

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Christmas Cowgirl

This Christmas was a little different. Normally we travel to my dad’s for Christmas morning, but this year my dad and brother came to us! I opted for a more casual look, as Patrick and I prepped a breakfast buffet for my family.


After good food and presents, the remainder of the day was spent enjoying the 24 hour marathon of A Christmas Story. One day I will have a life size leg lamp.

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!

Sweater: Garb-Oh Vintage
Peasant Blouse: Roxy, via Buffalo Exchange, Portland, Oregon
Skirt: Deja Vu, Palm Springs, California
Tooled Leather Heels: Remix via Ebay
Bow Tights: Leg Avenue, via Buffalo Exchange. Also available on ModCloth
Pecos Bill & Slue Foot Sue Pin: Ebay
Bangles: Retro Rejuvenation and Hollywood Babylon

Are You Ready for Halloween?

The real “goal” of going to Disneyland this go around was to attend one of Mickey’s Halloween Parties, something I’ve never done before.  These parties, which take place during select nights during the Halloween season, are the only time when those over the age of nine are permitted to wear costumes, and since I love costumes, Halloween and Disneyland, the event was right up my alley. So gear up for a pretty gosh darn picture heavy post!

I’ve been keeping my costume on the down low, as I do from time to time, but maybe a few of your figured it out after I posted some of my hair tests on Instagram, but here it is…

Patrick and I went as Pecos Bill and Slue Foot Sue from Disney’s Pecos Bill cartoon (not familiar with the cartoon? Watch it here!) from the 1948 film Melody Time.  And for big Disneyland fans, you may remember that The Golden Horseshoe was originally called Slue Foot Sue’s Golden Horseshoe, and even had a sign out front featuring Sue (see older images on Daveland’s site).

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