Jeff and Julie Albiniak sit at a hitching post they had made to be near the pool. The top of the hitching post was flattened to allow food and drinks to be placed on it.
While the home is crammed tn nearly bursting with Western-themed pieces, the effect is largely comforting to someone who grew up in the time of movie and TV "horse operas."
The living room area of the Albiniaks' home is filled with Western-themed pieces, including a Wenzel Friedrich antique cow-horn chair from the late 1800s.
A guest bedroom pays homage to the cowgirl life.The framed art and documents on the walls include movie posters and other Hollywood documents.
In the bathroom adjacent to the cowgirl bedroom is this 1880s clawfoot tub from an old Texas ranch house. It is nickel-clad and trimmed in oak.
The cowgirl life has long captivated Julie Albiniak. This lamp is from the 1940s.
The Albiniaks' 1930s midtown home is done nearly wall-to-wall in Western furniture, art, crafts and paraphernalia. Some is from the 1800s Old West, with much of the rest from the 1920s-, '30s- and '40s-era Hollywood version of those times.
Sterling silver spurs with Indian heads, left, and an original cowboy hat worn by actor Buck Jones.
Just as sure as "You don't pull the mask off that old Lone Ranger" there will be no flute-playing Kokopellis, neckerchiefed coyotes nor stick ladders-to-nowhere in Julie and Jeff Albiniak's midtown home.
Black Bart the dead-eye gunman is a fixture in the Albiniaks' living-room area.