Short Branch Mercantile

I’d like to welcome you to Short Branch Mercantile, my lighthearted collection of western-themed home decor accessories

The Short Branch Mercantile collection features my most popular theme: Wild West living. All pieces in the collection are cast in high-quality pewter and are sure to add that perfect Old West flavor to your bunkhouse.
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Introducing the folks at Short Branch Ranch, a new collection of Western liquor decanters perfect for the thirsty cowpoke in your life

Short Branch Ranch, a new line of Western barware by Craig Bergsgaard

Life on a working ranch ain’t for “greenhorns” with no calluses on their hands.

Herding cattle, wrangling horses, chasing off poachers—life on the ranch makes for LONG days of work.
Every man has to pull his own weight, and these fellows do (in one way or t’other).


Meet Asa, the boss of Short Branch Ranch

Some call him iron-handed, he would say “focused” Owning a ranch leaves no room for tomfoolery. On Asa’s ranch, the day starts before the sun comes up and keeps on goin’ until the work is done (and not a second before).

He has no time to suffer deadbeats or troublemakers. Folks who cross him find themselves at the receiving end of a reminder of “who’s the boss ‘round here,” administered Barzell, Asa’s right-hand man.

The way Asa sees it, his sternness is justified: Life is dog-eat-dog and without discipline he would never survive the revenuers, rustlers, and ruthless widows who vie for a piece of his ranching fortune. A private man, Asa does not share his thoughts and feelings—unless those thoughts include “Get back to work!” You can follow Asa’s musings on our Short Branch Twitter account, hashtag Asa (#Asa)


Meet Barzell, the ranch enforcer that you’ll only cross once

“Thug” is such an unkind word.
It’s true, Barzell has cracked more than a few heads (and occasionally ribs) in his day, but those fellers needed thumping.

Barzell puts a boot heel on the neck of layabouts at the Short Branch Ranch, but he usually only ever has to exact justice once to get his message across. (As he sees it, he’s a peacekeeper, really.)

What kind of background makes a man like Barzell? Most folks know not to ask.
You can catch Barzell’s grumbling on our Short Branch Twitter account, hashtag Barzell (#Barzell)


Meet Noble, ranch hand and ultimate example of the phrase “still waters run deep.”

Every ranch owner wants a man like Noble on his crew.
A sun-weathered beanpole of a man, Noble works hard and will do whatever’s needed with nary a word of complaint. In fact, he rarely speaks any words at all: “yup” and “nope” are about as chatty as he gets.

True, Noble’s lack of small talk can make for a l-o-n-g day on the trail—but conversation is a small price to pay for a companion who takes heed of his surroundings and can be relied on during a fracas.
Noble is a man of few words, but we have got those few words for you on our Short Branch Twitter account, hashtag Noble (#Noble)


Meet El Ojo Uno, a smooth operator with an eye for the ladies…and a
knack for losing at cards

When El Ojo Uno makes his way into town, the merrymaking BEGINS.

Truth be told, after all these years of ranching, El Ojo Uno is a bit rough around the edges—but that doesn’t tarnish any of his charm. Quick to laugh and to pinch a shapely behind, ol’ one eye is always the life of the party.

If you want to hear about the calamity that cost El Ojo Uno his right eye, he’ll willingly recount the tale—though the saga differs every time he tells it. As he sees it, there is no reason to let the truth get in the way of a good story.
Speaking of good story, El Ojo Uno tells a few on our Short Branch Twitter account, hashtag ElOjoUno (#ElOjoUno)

Ready to liven up your watering hole?

Each of the Short Branch Ranch character decanters features a 100% pewter sculpture and rubber stopper atop a handsome glass carafe. Price is $239 each ($920 for the set).

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AS A BONUS  Each decanter comes with the label of  your choice. 

The label hangs handsomely by chain and is fully interchangeable

 

 

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To order your very own ranch hand, please contact Craig Bergsgaard directly.

 

 

 

INTRODUCING: FINE ART LIMITED EDITION PHOTOGRAPHS FROM SHORT BRANCH PRODUCTIONS

 

 

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Currently “UNTITLED”……

Canvas giclee’…24″ X 60″ … $1600 includes the “Each Star’s a pool of Water” book…Limited Edition of 75

                                                      

Canvas giclee’…18″ x 45″ …  $550  Limited Edition of 75                                                      

 

 “TOP SHELF”

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Canvas giclee’…24″ X 36″…$550 Limited Edition of 75

Fine art paper……24X36……$300

.                         ……14×20…….$89.00

 

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” ‘PEERS TO BE A NEW PROPRIETOR”

WEB 190 copy

Canvas Giclee’…24′ X 36″…$550 Limited Edition of 75

Fine art paper……24X36……$300

.                         ……14×20…….$89.00

“untitled”

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Canvas Giclee’..40″ X 20″…$550 Limited Edition of 75

Fine art paper……40″ X 20……$300

.                         …..10×20…….$89.00

 

currently “Untitled” #548

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Canvas Giclee’..”24″ x 36″…$550 Limited Edition of 75

Fine art paper…”24″ x 36″……$300

.                         …..14×20…….$89.00

 

Just A Friendly Game”

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Canvas Giclee’..40″ X 20″…$550 Limited Edition of 75

Fine art paper……40″ X 20……$300

.                         …..10×20…….$89.00

“ALL IN”

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Canvas Giclee’..”24″ x 36″…$550 Limited Edition of 75

Fine art paper…”24″ x 36″……$300

.                         …..14×20…….$89.00