Wednesday, April 22, 2009
While this group of chairs are valued as antiques and southern cultural history, I collected them for the make-do use of materials for replacing the worn out seats. I love the folky look and the spirit of the maker to create an interesting work with whatever materials were available in his/her surroundings.
The chair on the top left was actually made by former Tennessee slave, Dick Poyner in the 1800's. Originally, the seat would have been of woven materials. At some point in it's life, the worn out materials were replaced with woven wool yarn.
The chair on the top right, attributed to Tennessee chair maker, Billy Spencer has a seat woven from discarded ladies stockings. Various shades make for an interesting look.
The youth chair on the bottom left, attributed to Tennessee chair maker, Robert Baker has a replaced seat of plastic strips. I love the black weaving against the natural patina of the chair. The use of this material has changed the look of the chair to a very modern one instead of the traditional country chair.
The tiny chair on the bottom right, maker unknown, was made for a doll. The seat has been replaced with twine used for various utility purposes.
Monday, April 20, 2009
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Theresa - time-worn interiors. She has more prom pics on her blog as well.
This had to be the most creative prom hat ever!
Too Much Fun For The Little One!
Me and David in the Outhouse Photo Booth. We were party poopers and didn't get an outfit.
Monday, April 13, 2009
Sometimes we take silly photos of each other.
Somtimes we stick our face in front of the camera for no reason.
Sometimes we take pics of cute little kids.
My friend Dave trying to hide from the camera.
Sometimes we just hang out beside the tent with our friends. My husband David on the left. Our friend Calvin on the right.
PARTY PICS TOMORROW!!!
Friday, April 10, 2009
This is one of two photographs that I had in my booth. The photo was taken in the 1970s by photographer Kris Kristoferson (not the singer) of an old sign in the Vegas Sign Graveyard. It was printed on watercolor paper to give it a painterly look. The film was manipulated as well which gives it an interesting style. It didn't sell (wrong type of crowd) so it's going to hang with the other one taken in the same graveyard in my house. I'll snap a pic of the other and post it on another day.
An absolute "kickin" "stylin" booth from my dear friends from - winter in Florida - summer in Maine - Dave and Green Dave (our close friends know what this means)
It just wouldn't be Texas without a booth filled with vintage cowboy boots.
19th Century American carousel piece from Mary
Stunning Garden Urns from Marshall in New Orleans.
A stunning booth by Nashville antique dealer, Randy Farmer and his partner Micheal (who sometimes supplements their income with table dances at the Junk Gypsy Prom). And, speaking of the Junk Gypsy Prom - I'll have highlights from the prom on Monday. You will love this!! And, I'll talk about the parties.
The Beverly Hillbillies do Marburger!!!!!!!!
Thursday, April 9, 2009
This stepback industrial shelf was totally steampunk style. It was amazing and was my favorite piece. Constructed entirely of iron the shelves were woven like a basket. It had nice design elements such as iron ball feet and finials. It went home with a customer from Austin who is going to use it for clothing.
This is my friend Aaron Rambo's booth. He, along with his partner, Ruth Davis, own a fabulous shop in Houston called Found. Aaron's stunning "loft/warehouse like" home was recently included in the coffee table book Domestic Art published by Assouline. Aaron's work is to die for - he's one of the top designers in Houston. Their booth sold out twice
Looking for more great steampunk or something a little out of the ordinary? Well, it was all here in the booth of my longtime friends - Steve Schwartz and Casey Hale of Urban Country.
HEADS OR TAILS
MORE GREAT STUFF AT THE URBAN COUNTRY BOOTH
MORE BOOTHS, MORE STUFF, MORE FUN TOMORROW!!!!!