Monday, March 22, 2010
You know. I could grin. I could nod my head. I could be flattered. Hard to smile and giggle, not knowing the abilities of the artist. Thrilled, but in fear of just WHAT the artist would do with her inspiration. hmmmm...
Holy Cow. Yee Haw! Wait til you see! The woman has skillz and can make kick booty bags with my style in mind. Wow! The cat is out of the bag.
Robelyn with Red.neck Chic defines style in the handbags she produces in her laboratory. She puts touches in her handbags that define her as the one and only designer, creator, seamstress.
A couple weeks ago, we told you Robelyn was coming to Zapp Hall and showing her new Primitiques inspired line of purses. Ok. It was supposed to be a surprise to me, but I figured her out. She's not as sneaky as she'd like to think she is! She has created a "primitiques meets red.neck chic" line of bags that has my very own jaw dropping to the ground. A couple tubs of inspiration were dropped off in Poetry this weekend. Wanna see?
Uh huh. Good, huh? haaaa! Ok, here is a closer gander...
Denim, hair on, belt buckle. Seriously. Pinch me. Am I really awake? Love it!
It wasn't enough that she was inspired by Primitiques. The artist, seamstress, visionary, went and created a pattern called Thee Mindy. (side note: my mother calls me and my sister by The Mindy and The LucyJane...ha!...wild!) I can't decide if Robelyn is psychic or what. Who doesn't love that ruffle and bling? Hello?
And what can she do with a feedsack, that others aren't already doing? Well, she knows how to go red.neck on a feedsack. That's for sure. Check this out.
Do you see the drawer pull? Ha! Nice touch! Everything about Red.neck is recyled. No new, straight from Jo Ann's fabric for her. The girl has recycling down!
While the front is something to ooooo and ahhhh over, check out the back side of this primitiques meets red.neck chic bag...
Ha! Yup. A good time to say The End, huh?
The bags, Primitiques merchandise and Mindy and David will be at Zapp Hall setting up, starting this Thursday morning. The show starts Friday morning at 10:00 am. Be sure to stop by to get first dibs on the kick booty, detailed, inspired rnc bags. Here's her etsy store if you just can't wait.
I'm no Mona Lisa, but I am thrilled that Robelyn was inspired by little ole me and my store in Poetry, Texas!
Come discover red.neck chic. You'll be glad you did!
By the way, the red head will be on hand to discuss inspiration and hand bag details Saturday, March 27 through Wednesday, March 31. The bags will be available throughout the show, or until they are gone. You better hurry!
Friday, March 19, 2010
I picked up these topless tables this morning.And this thing with the hasp? Fantabulous! Uh huh. It will be in Warrenton at Zapp Hall, too. If you'd like the down low on location, location, location at Zapp, HERE's an old post.
Without question, it is good times at Zapp. Great shopping. Fun vendors. Good live music. And food at Royer's Cafe that will make your tummy smile. HERE's an old post I did shortly after the fall show.
Yes, this will be there, too.
The show at Zapp opens next Friday, March 26 and runs through Saturday, April 3, 10a-6p with late shopping (til 8pm) the night of the Junk Gypsy Prom, Thursday April 1.
Uh huh. This will be there. It's a twin. Bring your trailer early and load 'em up!
Speaking of beautiful things and beautiful people, HERE is a post I did with a few pics of the famous folks who stopped by last show.
Are you having fun? I hope so! I need to go wash my apron and work on my list. Hope to see you soon!
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Sometimes, the phone in the house would ring and we'd run to answer it. Grandmom and Grand Dad were on a party line and they would, to my bewilderment, tell us the phone wasn't for us.
Other times, the phone was ringing for Grandmom and it was someone inquiring if the grandkids were visiting. Know how they knew? Our shorts and t-shirts were hanging on the clothes line in the backyard for all to see!
Before the clothes ended up on the line, Grandmom would call for me to come help her in the shed. The shed is where the washing machine was, on a dirt floor, as I recall. I'd help her get the clothes out of the washing machine and without fail, Grand Dad would have forgotten to empty his pants' pockets. There, in the tub of the washer would be a US Silver Dollar Coin.
The coin always felt so big and heavy in my hand. Grandmom would tell me that if Grand Dad couldn't empty his pockets, well, then, I'd just get to keep the silver coin. I loved helping "catch" my Grand Dad! To this day, I have the silver dollars that Grand Dad "forgot" each time we visited.
When the sun shines and the wind moves just right, I remember those barefoot summers with clothes lines and silver dollars.
Monday, March 15, 2010
You want a picture, huh? Hmmm....I didn't take any of the tent cities coming up, nor am I sharing what's inside the trailer, but I did capture David smiling and being his very handsome self!
Still learning the ins and outs of the shows? Here is a map.
And if you click HERE, you can see the dates that each show is open. Be aware, it's not quite right about Zapp Hall. Our show opens Friday, March 26. We'll be there! Will you?
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
All three times I have gone to Antiques Week in Round Top, Texas, I have been told of the ooos and ahhhs of The Marburger Farm Antique Show. Have I heeded the call? Uh. No.
From what I've heard, it's enough to make you slap your momma. Great stuff. And displays to die for. Well, great displays. I haven't seen a hearse pulling out of there yet.
Soooo, this show, I have been given the opportunity to head on over there and gawk and shop, take pictures, and what have you. Of course, I will blog about it! Hello? Would I leave you out of something way, too cool like that? No way. Better yet, why don't you join me? Let's gawk and shop together! March 30 - April 3. If I don't see you, I'll head on in. Happy Shopping!
Clueless about all this Antique Week talk? Click here and get yourself educated.
Monday, March 8, 2010
Now I'm in a tizzy! Where does one display handbags? Maybe I could throw them all in here and let y'all dig?
Or, maybe this could work?
Ok. Y'all don't tell her I know. As far as I know, *wink*, she is coming to help. I do believe her personal appearance will be Saturday, March 27 through Wednesday, March 31. But, the bags will be there the entire time...she doesn't know it, but I've already arranged for a shipment to come with me for the show opening! he he he
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
My day is spent searching and loading and offloading.
I sleep with lists in my head. Spray. Dust. Powerwash. Place. Painted? Stained? What goes with what? It doesn't have to match. It just has to "go".
I, my friends, am happy.
If you don't hear from me much, I am busy being happy. And I sure do hope that you are, as well.
Monday, March 1, 2010
Preparation is under way.
David and his man child printed and cut over 1000 price tags for me.
David backed the newly remodeled (stay tuned for full coverage of the remodeling story) Bulldog trailer down my curvy, winding driveway.
And now. It is get busy time for me! More buying, cleaning & pricing are in order. You know I love that buying part.
Wanna see pics of my space in the Fall Show at Zapp? Click here.
I have doubled my space this show and hope to double the fun! Are you coming? Please tell me you are coming and you are bringing a trailer. I guarantee, you are gonna want a big old Bulldog trailer of your own after you see all these cow pastures filled with great stuff!
More info to come. Just wanted to remind you that this is the month of the Zapp!