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Gifts For Women

Gifts For Women

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GIFTS FOR WOMEN

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BENTLEY TOTE

Whether headed to the office, to the hunt, to the market, to the game or for a day and evening in the city, she’ll love the generous capacity, sophisticated good looks and versatility of The Bentley.

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CAMP BRACELET

Rugged bridle leather bracelet with a campfire feel. Available in three sizes. Choose solid brass or nickel hardware. Makes a great personalized gift.

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KEY WALLET

Let’s get down to the basics of life. Sometimes all you need are your keys, a credit card, driver’s license and a little cash – the bare essentials for most daily activities. This wallet holds just that.

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COLONEL’S COASTERS

“Nothing says coasters have to be round,” says the Colonel. Choose from a variety of shapes for a great hostess gift. Made in our Col. Littleton Workshop of vintage brown polished leather.

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NO. 15 CHECKBOOK WALLET

Colonel’s classic design includes a removable checkbook cover and plenty of pockets to organize cards, cash, ID, etc. Zippered coin pocket on back.

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NO. 18 LEATHER TABLET PORTFOLIO 

Combining old and new technology in a full-size portfolio with a snap closure for protection. Made in the Col. Littleton Workshop of our double tanned, polished leather. Works with iPads® 2, 3, 4, and iPad® Air as well as other large tablets. Available in black, brown and black with brown trim.

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When you’re out shopping and on the go, nothing beats the “hands free” convenience of a lightweight crossbody bag. Slim, sleek and stylish, these bags are made in the Col. Littleton Workshop of our soft, pebble-textured dry-milled leather.

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NO. 28 POCKET JOURNAL GIFT SET

Nice leather journal for your favorite writer or note taker. This gift set includes a leather journal cover (which fits most popular pocket journals), three ruled journals, index cards, pencil and an archive box.

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WAYFARER TOTE

No matter where your wanderlust takes you, the Wayfarer is a good friend for the journey. It’s not too big, not too small, not too heavy, not too imposing and not too fancy. It’s just right. But, don’t let the quiet, classic nature of the Wayfarer confound you . . . it is definitely up to the task.

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THE HUNT BAG IN AMERICAN BUFFALO

Leonardo da Vinci said, “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” We couldn’t agree more. For those who appreciate tradition, this cross body bag is simple, straight-forward and always in style. Street savvy, but with a vintage, country estate feel.

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Gifts For Men

Gifts For Men

GIFTS FOR MEN NO. 2 SHAVE KIT This is not your usual “pop-open” shave kit. The combination of leather and canvas produce a shave kit pleasing to the eye and durable enough to withstand the rigors of travel for years. Even when this one is road-tested and battle-scarred, it will still have a look of…

Colonel’s Christmas Poems and Story

Colonel’s Christmas Poems and Story

COLONEL LOVES CHRISTMAS TIME! That’s probably because it’s the perfect time to tell stories, which Colonel loves to do. You can listen right here to two of his own Christmas stories that he recorded just for you. Then read his favorite poem written by Eugene Field, “Jest ‘Fore Christmas.” Click below to listen, and you’ll get a good ole taste of Christmas spirit with…

Brands As Art

Brands As Art

“Art takes many forms. At Col. Littleton you might say we have a new type of “brand awareness.” Having been in the leather business for many years I have come to appreciate the artistry of rancher’s brands . . . so much that I have designed and have a patent pending on a concept to bring this…

The Pocket Journal

The Pocket Journal

The New No. 27 & No. 28 Pocket Journals.   Choose the one that works best for you: No. 27 Pocket Journal Outside Dimensions: 6″H x 4″W Pocket Journal holds 5 1/2″H x 3 1/2″W journal fillers. No. 28 Pocket Journal  Outside Dimensions: 8 3/4″H x 5 1/4″W Pocket Journal holds 8 1/4″H x 5″W journal fillers.…

Milky Way Farm

Milky Way Farm

The Giles county countryside is looking beautiful as ever as the leaves turn and autumn greets us. This is a great time of year to visit our neighbors down the road, MILKY WAY FARM, so we thought we would tell you about them and take you on a little tour. Milky Way Farm is indeed…

Now Shipping to 36 Countries

Now Shipping to 36 Countries

Colonel can’t exactly fly the plane himself, but we do have a way to deliver to 36 countries. For any questions about international shipping, please email customerservice@ColonelLittleton.com. TO ORDER: 1. Shop our website and add products to checkout cart. 2. Click on “Cart” in the website header to review products. 3. Look below cart total and click…

Stencil Boards

Stencil Boards

When it comes to historic restoration, it’s not unusual to face some challenges along the way. Colonel and the team have had their share during this project.  But, Colonel felt quite lucky with a particular surprise that showed up – something he’d never dream of finding. The Legacy of Moses Eaton Comes to Lynnville, Tenn. Payton Hewitt made a rare…

Andrew Jackson Tavern Chimney

Andrew Jackson Tavern Chimney

One of the most laborious parts of the tavern restoration was building the chimney by hand. A large portion of the reclaimed rock that had been stockpiled on Foxfire Farm was used to build the chimney. Payton and Colonel decided it should be about 28 feet high, reaching a few feet above the rooftop. Watch the video as the chimney is built from the…

Andrew Jackson Tavern Restoration – 19th Century Windows

Andrew Jackson Tavern Restoration – 19th Century Windows

The Art of Replacing 19th Century Windows One of the challenges to this building was that all the windows had to be replaced. Colonel and Payton reached into their supply of materials and found just what they needed to build new ones. New, but old – in the same style as the rest of the restoration on the building. Watch the video…

Col. Littleton in Nashville Lifestyles Magazine

Col. Littleton in Nashville Lifestyles Magazine

Pick up the July issue of Nashville Lifestyles Magazine and you’ll see Colonel and the town of Lynnville on page 50! They’ve included us in their article detailing “Three Charming Day Drives.”  Some of our neighbors are mentioned as well – Whitehorse Trading Company, Soda Pop Junction, Tenn South Distillery and the Lynnville Railroad Museum. Click on…

The Andrew Jackson Tavern – First Impression

The Andrew Jackson Tavern – First Impression

Colonel Littleton is a preservationist at heart with an appetite for restoring old buildings and preserving the history and the stories so deeply woven into the crevices of their walls. It’s disheartening for him to watch these buildings fall to neglect. Because, “Once it’s gone, it’s gone forever,” says Colonel.  But, when does Colonel decide to take on…

Colonel and the Tavern – A Love Story

Colonel and the Tavern – A Love Story

Colonel is Featured in County Life Magazine Fern Greenbank, publisher of County Life Marshall Magazine and community storyteller, wrote a wonderful article about the Colonel saving the Andrew Jackson Tavern and the history that goes along with it . . . Fern writes, “The colonel is known to love good old-fashioned stories and, well, anything old. This…

Father’s Day Stellar Dad Tribute

We enjoyed reading and appreciate all the entries we received for our Father’s Day “Stellar Dad” Tribute. Congratulations to Philip Kresler, our overall winner who will receive a personalized No. 2 Shave Kit. Runners-up, who will receive a personalized No. 5 Foxfire Knife, include Rodger Klein, Michael Alltrop and Michael Boggs. Winners will be contacted…

Command Car Restoration

Command Car Restoration

THE DISCOVERY Having been a long-time aficionado of anything with wheels, and especially military vehicles, it was no surprise to anyone (especially my wife) that I ended up acquiring a 1941 Army Command Car. As you can see in these pictures, it was in need of more than a tune up. After receiving a lead from a friend, I found myself driving…

Colonel’s Christmas Poem & Story

Colonel’s Christmas Poem & Story

COLONEL LOVES CHRISTMAS TIME! All the festive lights, the big tree, presents, good food and special times with family and friends down on the farm – a true country Christmas. Even better when it’s a white Christmas! He also loves holiday stories and music to get in the mood, and he’s put a couple together for you…

Janie Pearl’s Thanksgiving Kitchen

Janie Pearl’s Thanksgiving Kitchen

THE MAGIC IN THE MEAL By 3:30 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day, she had a chicken in every pot, a cast-iron skillet of cornbread in the oven and homemade biscuits ready to bake. These were all key ingredients for her legendary Chicken and Cornbread Dressing with her own special gravy. What she pulled off in her little…

American Buffalo by Colonel Littleton

American Buffalo by Colonel Littleton

Nothing Says “AMERICANA” like American Buffalo. Our history is filled with stories of this majestic animal that thundered across the plains in the early days of America and is forever a symbol of our heritage. Watch the video to learn more about Colonel’s vision for our unique American Buffalo products. Shop American Buffalo Collection HERITAGE…

Rancher’s Brands

Rancher’s Brands

Authentic rancher’s brands create a one-of-a-kind piece. One of our most popular categories in our PRIVATE STOCK COLLECTION features leather products made from hides with RANCHER’S BRANDS. These are authentic rancher’s brands from the hide of a western steer that are handcrafted into the design of each product right here in our Lynnville, TN workshop.…

Italian Bridle Leather

Italian Bridle Leather

Leather is one of the world’s most ancient traditions. In the old area of Santa Croce sull’Arno, Italy, in the province of Florence, street names are still dedicated to the heritage of the leather workers. This is where generation after generation of leather artisans have practiced their craft for centuries producing some of the finest…

American Alligator

American Alligator

Over the years I’ve clocked a lot of hours digging through antique shops and flea markets in search of vintage alligator pieces. American alligator is, to me, one of the most beautiful and luxurious leathers in existence and a vintage find, although rare, is certainly rewarding. The exclusivity and expense of products made of alligator…

Col. Littleton Goes TOPGUN

Patrick Rice received a special gift from his family, a personalized Col. Littleton No. 1943 Navigator Briefcase, to commemorate his achievements. Rice is serving in the TOPGUN squadron as air to air combat specialist for the US Navy. Patrick is standing in the back row, 7th from the left, US Navy and Marine Corps We…

Col. Littleton Employee Ready To Run

Col. Littleton Employee Ready To Run

Naleta Hurt is a hometown girl from nearby Cornersville and our Customer Service / Purchasing Manager at Col. Littleton, and she’s gearing up for a special race. Outside of work, while her most favorite activity is to spend precious time with her granddaughter, Ella Danielle, it is these spring months that have extra special meaning…

How Would You Caption This?

How Would You Caption This?

Here’s a letter from our customer, Mr. Houghton, who joins our special list of regular customers (whom we lovingly call “Colonel Addicts”). Mr. Houghton, please let your wife know it HAS NOT been proven that a Colonel Littleton addiction is bad for your health. We appreciate the business and know you are better off in…

Col. Littletown Takes Americana Downtown to Omni Nashville Hotel

Col. Littletown Takes Americana Downtown to Omni Nashville Hotel

Col. Littleton takes Americana traditions downtown! In November 2013, Col. Littleton gained some premium display space in the newly opened Omni Nashville Hotel’s Retail Shop, the Five and Tenn. It seems to be a natural partnership, and hundreds of visitors have already discovered our products. Located on Fifth Ave downtown, the Omni Nashville Hotel sits…

Our Craftsmanship

Our Craftsmanship

I see a real resurgence in the country today for products made in America.  Our focus is to design and create products that speak to the time-honored traditions that have made this country great such as handmade craftsmanship, authentic rich leathers and quality workmanship. There’s a nostalgic feel about the products we make . .…

Leather Notes

Leather Notes

Notes About Our Leather Col. Littleton leather goods are made from full-grain cowhide, handcrafted in true Americana fashion. Most of the hides (with the exception of Italian Bridle Leather, which we use primarily for belts) are tanned especially for us at a small tannery just down the road. Our Master Leathersmith hand grades and hand…

All In the Family

All In the Family

We love to see how appreciation for our “functional works of art” is rooted in a family. This letter came from our customer Captain Zachary Lanier Nash, United States Air Force (Pictured on the right here). (Pictured: Dr. Christoph Halfmann and Captain Zachary Nash sporting their No. 5 Cinch Belts) Dear Col. Littleton, One hundred…

Dave Ramsey visits Col. Littleton Leather Workshop

Dave Ramsey visits Col. Littleton Leather Workshop

Financial author, fellow Tennessean and all-around good guy, Dave Ramsey stopped by Col. Littleton Friday for the 50 cent tour. (We all hid our credit cards.) Dave and his friend, (and Col. Littleton customer) Barry McCall, visited with Colonel getting a firsthand look at our leather manufacturing workshop.  The tour ended with a visit to our Private Stock and Classic…

Col. Littleton Underwrites Two Nationally Syndicated Programs on PBS

Col. Littleton Underwrites Two Nationally Syndicated Programs on PBS

In the fall of 2013 Col. Littleton joined companies such as Nissan, Griffin Technologies and The Nature Conservancy in underwriting two musical programs – Music City Roots and Bluegrass Underground – for American Public Television.  The shows air in tens of millions of homes in markets that cover about 75% of all US households.  Check your…

Colonel’s New Year’s Resolutions

Colonel’s New Year’s Resolutions

I have always felt that New Year’s resolutions should be  made to improve your life and enhance the lives of others. So with that in mind, my New Year’s resolutions are as follows… 1. Hug more pretty girls… 2. Eat more banana puddin’! 3. Finish the restoration of my 1942 Dodge Command Car. 4. Give more of my money to the government… 5.…

Colonel’s Favorite Christmas Poem

Colonel’s Favorite Christmas Poem

Colonel’s favorite Christmas poem that he loves to read year after year. Jest ‘Fore Christmas  FATHER calls me William, sister calls me Will, MOTHER calls me Willie, but the fellers call me Bill! Mighty glad I ain’t a girl — ruther be a boy, Without them sashes curls an’ things that’s worn by Fauntleroy! LOVE to chawnk green apples an’ go swimmin’ in the lake — HATE to take the castor-ile they give…

War Hero Moves to Lynnville – Part 3

War Hero Moves to Lynnville – Part 3

War Hero Moves to Lynnville Welcome Home Celebration Part III After breaking ground on Veteran’s Day 2011, Staff Sergeant Shaun Meadows along with wife Nicole and son Trevor moved home.  Operation Finally Home, an award winning program that provides custom made mortgage free homes to wounded and disabled veterans, worked with numerous local contractors and…