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Andrew Jackson Tavern – Part 1

Andrew Jackson Tavern – Part 1

A Saved Building Takes The Journey Home There was an old building sitting in Belfast, Tennessee, the last remaining structure of what was a 200-year-old inn and tavern. The building was picked up and taken on its final journey home to Foxfire Farm in Lynnville on May 8, 2014. It has been undergoing a careful…

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…

Colonel Speaks Out About Our Leather

Colonel Speaks Out About Our Leather

I’ve always heard “you can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear.” Likewise, you can’t make extraordinary leather products from less than extraordinary leather. It all begins with the leather. What We Are and What We’re Not Leather is a passion for me. There are more kinds of leather and leather processing out…

Time Travelers – Creating Tomorrow’s Heirlooms

Time Travelers – Creating Tomorrow’s Heirlooms

I often ask folks . . . “If you had your Grandfather’s pocket knife with his name and the date he received it engraved on it, what would you take for it?” The answer is always, “It would be priceless.” Nostalgia is a good thing. In my way of thinking – a sense of history…

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 . ….