Sunday, May 6, 2012

Marburger, baby!

The Marburger show always starts on a Tuesday so we try to shop the fields for a few days and then hit the opening day of Marburger.  Shopping in the fields is free to everyone but Marburger has an entrance fee and is a juried, more upscale shopping event in large tents constructed just for this antiquing event twice a year.

This Tuesday morning they were talking about the threat of heavy storms coming in so Miss Charlene made sure we had a "storm plan" just in case.  We had our Wellies (thx to Miss Cindy for my pair), umbrellas & rain gear in our carts and an escape plan if it got bad.  We had a little "spitt'in" when we headed out and then just clouds , heat and TONS of humidity.  The first stop is always Magnolia Pearl.  Cindy is a true fan and has a closest full of their clothes.  It's a Texas thing, it's a cult, it's a lifestyle!  LOL  These women are serious!  The booth is always decorated so incredibly with one-of-a-kind sculptures and is always a mob scene.  It's tradition to go and see but Charlene and I stayed outside in the isles this time while Cindy busted in!  As always, the vignettes were amazing!  I loved the bicycles wrapped in vintage lace and look at the little coin purse hanging from the handlebars – so cute!

mp collage MP dress collage

This display was beyond FabUlous!  It’s sort of hard to  tell in the photo, but it’s  a metal sculpted dress covered in all sorts of natural items including sunflower pods!  Also scattered throughout are baby shoes, coin purses and small bottles.

MP dress 
Right across the isle from Magnolia Pearl was none other than Judy Taylor Hill's booth!  Not that I knew that, but when Charlene said this vendor was a friend of Lisa's and I just about died when she told me who it was!  I love Judy's style and would give anything for a chance to go to one of her open houses, but I just never seem to be Texas when she has them.  Of course, I needed a pic of us.  She was so sweet and just a petite little thing.

JH collage

While we were having lunch, Cindy made a call to her hubby who told her about the tornadoes that hit the Dallas/Ft. Forth area.  Luckily, her & Charlene's homes were not in the path.  When we got back to the hotel, we watched the videos online and all the TV coverage; just devastating how quickly it can happen and how random they hit.  My heart goes out to all of those affected.

Here’s some other FabUlous vignettes to enjoy . . .

rt collage

manni collage

There were also celebrity sightings as well!  Matthew McConaughey & his Victoria Secret model/girlfriend, Camila Alves, Miranda Lambert and Rachael Ashwell to name a few.  Unfortunately, we seemed to just miss 'em all - shoot!

Wednesday morning we awoke to beautiful clear skies and headed back to Charlene's where Larry and Miss Elle were wait'in for us.  We had perfect temps in the mid 80's and almost no humidity.  But, there was definitely something in the air as Charlene's allergies were in high gear and something was tickling my nose too!  I stayed for a couple more days and of course, we did some more eat'in & shopp'in.  Just gotta love Texas!! 

This adventure was a month ago and now Charlene and Cindy are out here for Kim Caldwell's Affaire at Tiffany's event.  I’ve already donned my chauffer's hat to show them LA LA Land for what else, more shopping!


blossoms vintage chic said...

WOW!!! Sandy...your trip and photos were amazing! You girls are just fabulous, wish I fit in your suitcase!!
Take care and hope to see you soon!
P.S. I finally met the fabulous Charlene in person at Country Roads!

Charlene said...

Oh sweet Sandy we did have fun!!! And yes, we were chicken to go into PEARLS DEN!!!

And I'm so glad to see you have the language down (Spittin just explainds it doesn't it?) And you explained earth quakes & saw tornados. NOW you understand that we are very cautious about those bad boys. I WANT NO PART OF THAT ACTION!!!! It would mess up your hair!!!! :)

And soooooooooooo glad you came back to play with Elle, Daddy Darling & I. WE LOVE having you. And by the way... you ROCK as a chauffer. Downtown LA really was fun. Oh some of that trim... 2DIE4. And just think... less than 3 weeks & we're headin to Diana's. LIFE IS GOOD! Love you girl!!!!