Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Look at this woman. I can hardly stand her. (It's due to an extreme amount of envy).
Look at this vest. It is made from vintage lace. This is a friend of mine, of whom I'm very jealous. She had an adventure, and in the world of retail, was in HOLLYWOOD!
Keep reading, at the bottom of this post I'm going to give you a link to daydream over... even the music will perk you up.
Here she is again, one of my favorite treasure hunters and display queens with THE Round Top Queen.
Jeanine, on the left, has her own company called Chippy Shabby. You may have seen her or bought one of her treasures at the Viva Vintage Market, or one of the other many shows she is a vendor at. Jeanine is always on the go and is a treasure hunter/junker expert.
I have been to Round Top and am here to tell you that there is no better place to treasure hunt and drool over displays that are CRAZY over the top.
The Round Top show itself is quite high end and eye popping (prices and displays). But once you've explored that section, and come back to your senses, you venture on down the road where literally hundreds of vendors are set up and the bargains abound.
The lady on the right is Robin, aka The Magnolia Pearl, maker of the vest as well as everything you see in the picture. I'm not sure how to define Robin's work. It's always different, but it's always wearable art. You may have seen her featured more than once in Country Living Magazine. On one of my visits to Texas, I came across some handbags she had made out of antique tapestries. I wanted one so badly, but thought it would be wiser to make my car payment that month.
Everything that Robin makes is from antique and vintage materials. I don't think I have ever seen such a creative use of vintage materials. I'm in awe of Magnolia Pearl and what she has created. I have been for years.
To see exactly what she does, go to www.magnoliapearl.com and you are surely in for some fantasy. I wonder what they would think of me at the Piggly Wiggly if I walked in wearing one of her outfits and donning a special back pack. If I had those pieces, I'm sure I wouldn't care!
Thanks, Jeanine for sharing your pictures, and send us more!
Now, go and drool.