"There is no product that can't be improved by making it in the shape of Texas," wrote Sophia Dembling, the author of The Yankee Chick's Survival Guide to Texas .
Over time, the shape has become a visual shorthand for the Texas history and mythology. Can you look at the shape of Texas, even if it's just a praline, a change purse, or an egg salad sandwich, and not hear thundering cattle and cowboys' whoops? I hear LBJ too. And accordions. Willie Nelson. Ann Richards. I bet even people who have never been to Texas hear these things, or some version of them. Yet you could show me a pound cake baked in the shape of New York state and I probably wouldn't even recognize it.
In that spirit, we've harnessed the power of the Internet to find you five objects shaped like Texas for sale on Etsy. All of them are still for sale, but we suspect that may not last long.
Texas-shaped ashtray, vintage Frankoma pottery. $10
Texas ring, sterling silver. $37
"Eyes of Texas" tie clip, complete with rhinestones. $44
Texas belt buckle. $269 (silver) or $74 (bronze)
Texas-shaped buttons, wood. $8
Bonus image: If you're looking for a more traditional Texas-shaped item, go with this bamboo cutting board. $48