Monday, November 10, 2008

Up Close and Personal Part 1

Musicians have a list of concerts they want to attend.
Actors have a list of plays.
Painters have Exhibits.

Me?
I have Shoppes & Flea Markets that I dream of visiting. They are my creative mecca.

This weekend I got a taste of 3.
Here is the first:

A complete surprise!
While at Holiday House (our Junior Leagues annual shopping bazaar) Jeanetta and I stumbled on to Magnolia Pearls amazing booth.



Magnolia Pearl is Robin Browns company. You might recognize her or her style because she has been featured in multiple times in Country Living and in Home Companion magazines.

Mostly her booth was full of items from her new clothing line...
Look at that pile of ruffly white cotton/linen skirts - I would have bought every one if I could afford them!


But besides the delicious clothing, the Magnolia Pearl booth was magical and inventive and really seemed to be an extension of what I have seen of Robin's home in the magazines.
I have admired her tea-stained Hill Country Texas style for a while now and it was really cool to see her creations and aesthetic up close and in person...

Jeanetta and I got lots of ideas - including a tree made from newspapers and a paper garland cut out of packing paper... I may just have to make a version of the tree for myself sometime soon. (We also noticed while we were there that Robin has a book out with Country Living which we didn't know...)


While the Magnolia Pearl look might not be completely me - there are parts of it that I find very original and inspiring - like this outfit for instance. I just love, love that wrap. And of course I am a sucker for anything tea-stained.
I really admire Robin because she had a vision, a complete look and aesthetic all her own, and all these years she has stayed true to it, built a business around it, expanded it and found her niche. All of which I find incredibly inspiring.

For More Cute Shop Stops Stayed tuned...tomorrow I will show off another adorable -yet completely-different shoppe that I was finally able to visit this weekend!

7 comments:

  1. oooh! I (by chance) as well ran into to her "booth" in Round Top (Texas). My husband actually saw it first, and not knowing what the heck it was, came and got me and said, "You've GOT to see this booth...I think he was more enchanted with the "models" walking around as if they came right out of the scene in the movie "Big Brother Where Art Though". ha! Isn't it all to die for! Too bad the everything is $200 and more!
    Sarah
    Vintage Lily
    www.vintagelily.typepad.com

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  2. ooooohhhh, i want to come with you as you peruse these flea markets!!!!
    thanks for showing us your adventures. Can't wait to see more.
    I have you on my fav blog lists so I get all your new posts! :)
    blessings,
    starrydeborah

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  3. I just found your blog and I love it! I will be back often. Also, I like the save Home Companion. We have been advertising in the magazine and are heart broken!

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  4. AHHHHHHH! Where was I? On second thought... I'd have embarressed you guys. Ya'll would have had to leave me passed out on the floor. :)

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  5. Musicians have a list of concerts they want to attend.
    Actors have a list of plays.
    Painters have Exhibits.

    Me?
    I have Shoppes & Flea Markets that I dream of visiting. They are my creative mecca.
    .... beautiful write up babe!!!

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  6. Darn it! I KNEW I should have gone to Holiday House...I almost did, and talked myself out of it at the last minute. I might have ran into you!

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  7. All I can say is yummy stuff! Can't wait to see more!

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