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PRESIDENT’S DAY – A CELEBRATION OF AMERICA

Being President of the United States seems to me to be a daunting task and a responsibility of enormous proportion . . . even on a good day.  We owe[Read more]

Valentine’s Day Tips and Gift Ideas

Don't forget Valentine's Day is Tuesday, February 14th  - A simple hand written note goes a long way to remind your significant other how much you c[Read more]

Dear Colonel 1/23/17

LETTERS FROM OUR CUSTOMERS I want to hear from YOU. Send me your letters and pictures. – Colonel Email us at customerservice@[Read more]

Colonel’s 2017 New Year’s Philosophy

A new year is on the horizon.  It stretches out before us like an endless highway, beckoning us on an exciting journey.  It is a new beginning – a[Read more]

Colonel’s Christmas Thoughts

I find Christmas to be one of the most special days of the year. Here in Lynnville, the one-horse town I call home, there’s a hopeful spirit that ta[Read more]

Colonel’s Knife Story

“I came from a long line of “knife toters.”  My Dad carried a pocket knife as did his dad and his dad before him.  If they had their pants on,[Read more]
PRESIDENT’S DAY – A CELEBRATION OF AMERICA

PRESIDENT’S DAY – A CELEBRATION OF AMERICA

Being President of the United States seems to me to be a daunting task and a responsibility of enormous proportion . . . even on a good day.  We owe a debt of great gratitude to those who are willing to serve our country in that capacity – who have left their mark on the…

Valentine’s Day Tips and Gift Ideas

Valentine’s Day Tips and Gift Ideas

Don’t forget Valentine’s Day is Tuesday, February 14th  – A simple hand written note goes a long way to remind your significant other how much you care. Be Creative! – If you’ve forgotten to get a card, be creative and innovative. My Valentine to my wife, Susie, constructed at the last minute on the kitchen…

Dear Colonel 1/23/17

Dear Colonel 1/23/17

LETTERS FROM OUR CUSTOMERS I want to hear from YOU. Send me your letters and pictures. – Colonel Email us at [email protected] Or, Mail to Colonel Littleton, 755 Abernathy Rd, Lynnville, TN 38472 Feel free to include a picture of your product, too.  (Even better if you’re in it!) READ MORE CUSTOMER LETTERS – DEAR COLONEL 12-5-16

Colonel’s 2017 New Year’s Philosophy

Colonel’s 2017 New Year’s Philosophy

A new year is on the horizon.  It stretches out before us like an endless highway, beckoning us on an exciting journey.  It is a new beginning – a time for reflection.  I’ve never been a big believer in New Year’s resolutions as such.  Sometimes they’re quickly made and just as quickly broken.  But, I…

Colonel’s Christmas Thoughts

Colonel’s Christmas Thoughts

I find Christmas to be one of the most special days of the year. Here in Lynnville, the one-horse town I call home, there’s a hopeful spirit that takes over between neighbors and churches and businesses and visitors at Christmastime. I hope it’s like that where you live, too. This time of the year is…

Colonel’s Knife Story

Colonel’s Knife Story

“I came from a long line of “knife toters.”  My Dad carried a pocket knife as did his dad and his dad before him.  If they had their pants on, you could be sure they had their knives. So, I developed a love for pocket knives early on.  So much so that when I started…

Colonel’s Love Affair with American Buffalo

Colonel’s Love Affair with American Buffalo

“Oh give me a home where the buffalo roam, Where the deer and the antelope play, Where seldom is heard a discouraging word, And the skies are not cloudy all day.”   “Home on the Range,” a song that has become an anthem of the American West, has long been a favorite song of mine….

CREATING TOMORROW’S HEIRLOOMS

CREATING TOMORROW’S HEIRLOOMS

What’s happened to our family heirlooms? I’m sure when families gathered on Thanksgiving, the conversations drifted toward memories that were special and significant. “Remember that pocket watch Daddy loved so much?  Whatever happened to it?  Remember how proud Mama was of her collection of baking tins?  Does anyone know where they are?  And what about…

Small Business Saturday. . . Small Town-Big Hearts

Small Business Saturday. . . Small Town-Big Hearts

The little town of Lynnville, TN, population 327, is often referred to as a one-horse town, and that’s fine by us.  Of course, we can get in the car and drive to the big city for things we need or want; but we like shopping at home whenever we can, because home is where you’ll…

Colonel’s Thoughts on Thanksgiving

Colonel’s Thoughts on Thanksgiving

Like lots of folks, I’ve always pictured Thanksgiving as a time when a one-horse sleigh traveled through the woods to grandma’s house where family gathered to eat turkey and the trimmings from a big platter. When everyone was nice and stuffed, the family would gather around the fireplace in the sitting room and enjoy being…

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Our 2017 Catalog

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Our 2017 Catalog

This holiday season marks our catalog’s 25th edition. Actually, we’ve been in business 30 years; however in our first few years we didn’t have the products or the resources to produce a catalog. Over the years, just about everything has changed from the size, printing, binding, product selection, etc. We work hard to produce this…

Dear Colonel 12/5/16

Dear Colonel 12/5/16

LETTERS FROM OUR CUSTOMERS I want to hear from you. Send me your letters and pictures. – Colonel Email us at [email protected] Or, Mail to Colonel Littleton, 755 Abernathy Rd, Lynnville, TN 38472 Feel free to include a picture of your product, too.  (Even better if you’re in it!) READ MORE CUSTOMER LETTERS – DEAR COLONEL 10-7-16

Dear Colonel 10/7/16

Dear Colonel 10/7/16

LETTERS FROM OUR CUSTOMERS Sent from Rodger and Cherry in Florida: Below, is a picture sent to us from Drew W. in Washington State of his No. 1 Grip Bag with a brand on it from our Private Stock Collection, and his No. 83 Book Bag.  Drew also sent us this note: Daphne and Stuart…

Col. Littleton No. 12 Leather Care

Col. Littleton No. 12 Leather Care

“I’m a fan of well-traveled leather goods, but every now and then leather items may need a touch-up to revive them and keep them looking their best,” says Colonel. Watch Colonel demonstrate how to use our new No. 12 Leather Care. Contains 1 Bottle of Leather Care, 1 Leather-Topped Horsehair Buffing Brush and 2 Soft…

Dear Colonel 9/2/16

Dear Colonel 9/2/16

Letters From Our Customers Mike S. shared this with us on Facebook…what he calls “Bentley Tote perfection.”   Colonel rarely meets a picker he doesn’t like, but every now and then somebody really stands out, and that’s the case with this guy. Meet Colonel’s new favorite artist, John Hound Brown, a good ole southern storyteller…

Dear Colonel 8/5/16

Dear Colonel 8/5/16

LETTERS FROM OUR CUSTOMERS Brooks B. from Alabama wrote, “On our way to South Africa and within 30 minutes of being in the Atlanta airport I’ve already received three compliments on my new bag.”      Mike S. in Illinois shared this with us:   “Another successful trip with the Number 1 Grip.” “Had a…

Col. Littleton Trunk Show Sets Off Fireworks in NC

Col. Littleton Trunk Show Sets Off Fireworks in NC

It was a festive 4th of July weekend for Colonel and his team who visited The Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville, NC for the Col. Littleton Trunk Show. Nestled among the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, this grand resort hotel is over 100 years old and breathtaking. Fireworks lit up the nighttime sky while sparks were flying, you could say, inside…

Colonel Appearing at The Omni Grove Park Inn

Colonel Appearing at The Omni Grove Park Inn

MEET A TRUE AMERICAN ARTIST Colonel will be appearing at: THE OMNI GROVE PARK INN Asheville, North Carolina Sunday, July 3rd | 10am – 4pm In-store Event at CLOTH (Located in the Vanderbilt Wing, Lobby Level) Come shake and howdy with the Colonel! ** Enter to Win a Leather No. 3 Grip (Enter by 3pm) **…

Dear Colonel 6/16/16

Dear Colonel 6/16/16

LETTERS FROM OUR CUSTOMERS   Tommy Harrison shares his “15 minutes of fame” with his Col. Littleton No. 3 Grip Bag: –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  – IF YOU…

Colonel’s Father’s Day Video

Colonel’s Father’s Day Video

THIS MUST BE WHERE COLONEL GETS HIS DRIVE. Watch the video as Colonel fondly remembers his father as the “Encourager.” Feel free to comment below and share your own story about your father, and tell us what he passed on to you.   CHECK OUT COLONEL’S FATHER’S DAY GIFT IDEAS Father’s Day June 19th

A Father’s Day Story

A Father’s Day Story

November 12, 2015 Colonel, YOU HIT THE NAIL ON THE HEAD WITH YOUR NO. 27 POCKET JOURNALS. My dad Edwin Allred grew up on the family farm near Bethel in southern Giles County, Tennessee. He was a combat veteran of WWII and was a very private man. He opened up about very little, and kept…

Col. Littleton Supports Children’s Music Program

Col. Littleton Supports Children’s Music Program

Have you ever seen a cuter group of violin virtuosos than this group from Richland Elementary School in Lynnville? (Front row, fifth from left is Kaitlyn, daughter of Josh Green, Leathersmith and Hide Specialist at Col. Littleton)  Photo courtesy of CWN Community Arts Academy Col. Littleton partnered with Martin Methodist College in their OpporTUNEity Music…

Dear Colonel 5/25/16

Dear Colonel 5/25/16

Letters From Our Customers . . .   Jimmy in Alabama wrote this personal note on a postcard that came with his Col. Littleton package: –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –…

Dear Colonel 4/1/16

Dear Colonel 4/1/16

Letters from our customers . . .      Colonel and Jason –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  – IF YOU HAVE PURCHASED FROM US AND WOULD LIKE TO…

Dear Colonel

Dear Colonel

WE GET LETTERS     “Thank you to everyone at Col. Littleton. Last week on Tuesday, my wife and I drove to Lynnville and visited your retail store. Bud was working in the Private Stock store and we really enjoyed talking to him. I was looking for a book bag and found the perfect one…

Gifts For Women

Gifts For Women

  GIFTS FOR WOMEN 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. CAMP BRACELET Rugged bridle leather bracelet with a campfire feel. Available in three sizes….

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….