Monday, April 19, 2010
I had a great time Sunday at Grosgrain Annie's! Jo Ann and her lovely Mama, Annie, hold court at Lakewood 400 which is north of Atlanta. Jo Ann hand dyes vintage rayon, velvet, French silk, millinery accroutrements, handmade tags and other textiles and fibers. She also sells vintage and antique yarn skeins, thread spools and the odd ribbon. I have bought vintage metal fringes and trims used in my jewelry as well as laces and silks used to make tassles. Her mama mans the cashier register and makes sure no one leaves without a great big smile due to her very dry and witty humor. I did not photograph a lot but I have her new
blog address. Ribbonemporium.blogspot.com
The piece above, Crystal Ball, is using two-tone hand dyed vintage rayon in gray and creamy yellow as bridges from the vintage Indian silver chain, aurora borealis crystals and costume chain with the clasp.
This piece, MINT CHIP, uses an old grungy chain with an Art Deco inspired vintage pin....wonderful green velvet and one secret component. Can you guess? First one who can correctly identify the sparkly 'thing' woven among the chain and ribbon wins a piece of bling! Spread the word. This ends April 30th!
and then there was the singularly ridiculous "CLOWN AID"
Thanks, Jo Ann and Annie!
Thursday, April 15, 2010
One black French Poodle named Floyd will be wearing this in his mama's wedding on the Amalfi Coast in Italy this summer! Even canines know lulu redstar is THE BEST in BLING!
And discerning dogs in from Cambridge, MA to Mobile, AL to Bluffton SC, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL and Atlanta are sporting them too!
Thursday, April 1, 2010
So, here are some of my 'gifts'. Spring has sprung at Greenjeans!
We may not have Bluebonnets but we have Virginia Bluebells and Spanish Bluebells. Ole Ya'll!
This is my favorite bush. Stachyurus praecox. Yeah, say that 10 times fast after a cocktail. As far as I know it doesn't have a common name other than Stachyurus. I just called it 'the acid yella praecox'. oookay.
Oh, these fleurs are my one of my new pieces from Spring lulu Collection. My model, Grace of the Pickled Hens of Ponte Vedra fame, wore it to a soiree over the weekend. Merci Grace!
This is me on Birthday # 6. Wearin' a hoodie (pink!) back in the day! Check out the Buster Brown RED shoes! I cannot stand it! My mother is the reason I am a style maven! My grandmother is responsible for those 'weiner' curls..ugh...she used to wrap my hair in white cotton rags! She is the reason I have a therapist! ;)
Speaking of style....the Birthday Suit!
What a Buddha!
Thanks, mom, for having me at age 35, two weeks late, 9 lbs 2 oz, edema so bad your wedding rings had to be cut off, with no epidural...Now that's love!
Thanks for letting share some of my gifts! xooxox lulu