Friday, May 28, 2010

Father's Day Gift Ideas

As you know - Father's Day is June 20th, and will be here before you know it. Plan ahead and get the men in your life something they can use, that will accent your living space with style and bring in timeless, natural beauty. We asked the guys we know, and have pulled some of our "Men's Picks" below to help you choose.

What's great about this gift idea - is that while your special guy gets a gift, YOU DO TOO! Something for the home enhances the life and environment of the whole family.

Father's Day Gift Picks:

The Exotic Print Cowhide Rug: If dad can't make it to Africa for his life's dream of big-game hunting, get the next best thing with a printed natural cowhide rug. Choose from the ultra-rare jaguar, zebra, cheetah, giraffe, tiger and leopard. If stalking a big cat and making the kill isn't on the schedule - then let Dad pretend he went along for the adventure with a beautiful and durable printed rug.

The Standard Black & White Holstien Cowhide Rug: Dads we asked said this was the jewel of the cowhide rugs - timeless and traditional - and over and over again we heard the term "classy".

The Dark Brown Brindle Cowhide Rug: Just when you thought a cowhide rug couldn't get cooler or more beautiful.... enter the dark brown brindle. With it's naturally unique coloration and pattern - this cowhide rug goes with any space and adds a bit of the planet's natural beauty inside your home. Goes great with exotic natural woods - either in a traditional or contemporary design.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

White Hot Summer

So you're one of those people who design with white and light neutrals, for the minimalist and modern look in your home. A cowhide rug is PERFECT for this - because Rawhide Company has several solid color options as well as brindle and exotic that would go into the uber-light and clean design style. You can design with WHITE HOT style this summer - with a practical, affordable and durable cow hide!

For solid color choices - we have the off-white cowhide rug, which is very light - almost a touch of honey-gold and very neutral for a light interior design. Perhaps you need something a little darker - try the cappucino cowhide rug - it's just a tad darker, but will add that perfect POP underneath your coffee table.

There's always the salt and pepper white cowhide rug that really adds a unique texture as well as several accents where color is concerned.

Check out our website for the largest selection of cowhide rugs, the very best pricing - and of course - unparalleled customer service.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Cowhide Ownership and Care

Owning a cowhide rug is simple and easy. Maintaining them is a lot more simple than taking care of carpet or even hard wood floors. If you own a cowhide or plan on purchasing one soon, knowing how to clean or deodorize your cowhide rug will come in handy.

The cowhide rug is very, very low maintenance. If the cowhide rug is dirty… simply take the rug outside and shake it - or lightly vacuum it.

If you have a more troubling stain, such as food, wine, or pet stains, a light scrub with vinegar and water will usually remove these stains.

Just remember, your cow hide rug CAN NOT be put in the washer or dry cleaned!

If your cowhide rug has a sweaty or clammy smell, it most likely needs to be deodorized. This is just as easy as cleaning the rug. The first thing that you can do to deodorize your rug is simply to hang it outdoors. Let the fresh air takeover your rug and the smell should be very fresh when you bring it back in your house. If the natural way doesn’t take care of that smell, simply use a powdered carpet deodorizer. These are great for carpets or rugs, and are guaranteed to get rid of odd odors.

Monday, May 10, 2010

The Most Unique Graduation Gifts

No, we don't have cowhide caps and gowns - but it'd be cool, wouldn't it?

Certainly we all have young people in our lives (and maybe some old!) who are graduating this May and crossing a bridge to a new part of their life.

As we graduate high school and go off to college, or graduate college and go off to LIFE, we truly prize the gifts that are thoughtful AND useful.

Looking back, I am sure we all received something we thought was special at the time - that we never ever used. Or, maybe you're like me - and received money, and blew it on things I no longer have, and can't even remember who sent me what.

But if you want to get your graduate something they'll REMEMBER FOREVER, and be able to use ALL THEIR LIFE - consider a cowhide rug!

And it can even be SUPER meaningful AND personalized! For example - for those graduating from University of Texas - here's the perfect UT Longhorn Graduate Gift: a real Longhorn cowhide rug. We also have Longhorn placemats – available for purchase by telephone only at this time. The Longhorn Pattern Cowhide rugs add a timeless and rustic dab of color to any space. At Rawhide Company - we have three standard varieties of Longhorn rugs: Longhorn Black, Longhorn Brown and Longhorn Red.

Certainly, it doesn't matter WHAT school your graduate is celebrating victory with. We have an array of cowhide rugs, with a mix of patterns and colors for ANY style or ANY size space.

You might look at our bright colored cowhide rugs to select a rug in the color of your graduate's school. For example - maybe the PURPLE Cowhide Rug would be a great gift for the LSU graduate.

Or, for the Georgia Bulldog Graduate Gift that will be remembered forever - a black and red cowhide rug - there it is! Their school colors, durable for a lifetime that will actually be usable in their living space - and add style - and best of all - something they'll always remember!

What makes this gift:

What makes a cowhide rug such a great graduate gift is that it is something they can use in their new home, apartment or living space. It's something that can fit their personal and individual STYLE, and become a part of their home, and history - as it's a durable accessory for the home that will last them a lifetime.