HUGE flowers made of Newsprint or Brown Paper were hung on the outside of the tent. The entire sides of the tent were made of BURLAP. See all the burlap fringe she used over the door/entrance! You have to understand that this show is set up in the middle of a COW PASTURE! So they set up huge white tents (to keep the Texas sun out), lay down hay & then vendors come in & create vignettes in which to sell their wares. Well, in the smack dab middle of this tent is a TREE & a sofa sits beneath the tree & everything is decorated around that.
The opposite side of the entrance has a brown paper flower & "stuff" to create the back drop for this Manni wearing some Magnolia Pearl signature pieces.
See the supports holding all the roof decor? AND THE MOB OF PEOPLE SHOPPING!!!! Pure craziness when the gates open women RUN to be the first in this shop. Women of all ages, shapes, sizes flock to purchase the items designed by Robin Brown under the name Magnolia Pearl.
See I told you MOBS!
Below you will see Krista. Isn't she adorable? Well, I had wanted a pair of Magnolia Pearl bloomers for awhile now but, just hadn't wanted to let go of the MEGA BUCKS required. But, in just LOOKING Krista helped me FIND a couple of pair I couldn't live without.
Yepp, that's me in the tangle of fringe showing you a couple of things I loved! And yes, the cute little top on the right happened to show up in my shopping bag! Susie took this photo for me(thanks girlfriend!)
Here's the Manni outside of the other door wearing MY bloomers & a top very similar to the one I bought. Both items were being discontinued so I got a "DEAL" on them (trust me when I tell you they were NOT cheap even with a "DEAL"but, I saw a pair of "Bo Peep Bloomers on a gal at the Blog Party & adored them) .
Another view of one of the huge flowers. Maybe you want to try your hand at a few of these???
Below is Robin Brown (thanks for sharing your photo Jill) showing off one of her tops. Check out her outfit, hair, style & the other metal Manni hanging from the rafters. As you look at the other photos you will see that Robin & all her sales staff have that Magnolia Pearl Look with clothes & hair.
And Robin's Hubby John in one of his "Johnny Shirts". You see Men & Women wearing these shirts over all types of bloomers, shorts, skirts or jeans. Well, my Hubby thinks he'll pass on a "Johnny Shirt" & for those of you who KNOW him, you're not suprised are you?
And here is a rack of her signature dresses & long tops. All of her items used to be made of vintage fabrics, trims & laces. Now... only a special few are done in this style. And this is where the $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ really can add up.
More typical of her items now is shown on the huge cases in the photo below. The fabrics have changed & are much more casual now. Look at the HUGE PILES of items to sell & let me tell you there were women sorting through stacks of this stuff & it would pile in the straw hip high when a freenzy was going on. A SITE TO BEHOLD I CAN TELL YOU!
Amazing!!!! Go check out Robin's site HERE to see more of her creations. And look at the videos she has of her home, vintage Air Stream Trailer (all decked out MP Style) & her Rolls Royce Car that she has taken the body off & put onto a 4 X 4 Truck frame so she can tootle all over her farm outside of Bandera, TX where she lives & creates her lines of clothes, furniture & other items. Happy Looking, Hope you Enjoyed this & be sure to come back to see more of Round Top Antique Faire 2010.