Monday, September 27, 2010


Tommarrow morning at 10 am the Marburger Farm Antique Show opens its doors and tents to the public. This show is the Queen of Antique Shows. The dealers are so proud of the displays, and make an effort of merchandising, that is worthy of the front cover of many magazines.
What makes this show different is the hospitality of the vendors, staff and locals.
This is the "lobby" of the farms quaint is this????

This is the King of the Farm. Rick and his wife and family own and run the show....they are amazing hosts of the event.

These shots are the day before opening day, this is how good these booths look BEFORE they are open, I will show open day shots later. You can imagine how good they look during the show.

the above vignettes are the wonderful time worn interiors as seen on her card below.

this is miss "chippy" I call her....her blog is 2chippys
She is another great talent.

her card is below

he has lost his head

bolts and bolts and bolts of rayon bindings.

The unmatched talent of this master from Willows Nest. His lovely bride Linda, was not in the booth yet. !!! I wanted everything he made....but tommarrow is shopping day for Gina/

Yes, he made this unit......

another talent in the show.....I always love her love love it.... Her card is below

how cool eh??? tin boat....

Okay, this is the sweet Robin, of magnolia pearl..... A super sweet soul with not a mean bone in her creative little body......a living her!

one of her creations.

yes, she and John made this amazing creation of wire, bits and baubles/

One of my favorite jewelry designers.....skip to my lou

Tons of European Antiques...their card is below.

The best sign painter in all of Texas....I love these guys.....super duper sweet and nice.

Oh, another favorite....her card is below

Oh, I want this shoe sign.......

another fine dealer in European antiques.....her card is below...

Beauty is everywhere !!!!!

Love these turq. tubs....

always taxidermy...there is quite a trend with stuffed wildlife these days.....

Run dont walk to Marburger this is worth the drive , flight, or journey...if for nothing else, just inspiration !!!


Sunday, September 19, 2010

Hear ye...... Hear Ye...................

Have you ever been to a "Renaissance Festival"/????
Well I have, I went yesterday, and took my daughter and two other maidens to the fair. Let me tell you, this is SERIOUS business for these folks.
It happens once a year for two months of weekends in the fall here in Michigan. A wooded forest that has been transformed into Hamlet and Lords, Ladies, Jesters and Fools run amuck throught this mystical village.
Apparently people come from all over and drive hundreds of miles to attend, I happen to live literally 20 minutes from the place.

Remember how fun a simple cut out can be???? This is my maiden transformed into a mighty Knight.
Below here is a King....even the faire is authentic. People run around munching on smoked turkey legs. This King believe it or not, is NOT part of the "employees". This is an example of how some people really get into this. I guess they travel from festival to festival, they are like a show circut, and a little community. They rent storefronts, and sell their wares to make their livings...eveything from wands of fairy dust, floral hair wreaths, costumes, herbs, and oils, and of course the town cryer in his ever so thick accent will announce the goings on in the village...

There are jousting competitions, and knight battles....The kids eat this stuff up. But I am amazed at the amount of adults that I mean REALLY get into this. Husbands, Wives, Kids, the whole family must plan for months on the wardrobe.

Just look at the details of the costumes.

I noticed on the belt of costumed characters was a leather strap that would wrap around the stem, or handle of their glass , tankard or cup. So they would never miss an opportunity for a free wee bit of Lager or Ale.

I believe the black cloth pinned on her shoulder means "widow???" I am not sure.

Get a load of the can certainly appreciate it, but I have to tell you......There just isnt enough Gold Silver or Boullion on the planet to get my Mr. Wonderful to don a pair of these tights, or ahem......Leggins, with a pair of slashed pantaloons.... OH MY just would NOT HAPPEN. And I have to say, with his legs he would certainly look wicked, and have all the wenches after him.....but NO WAY.....
It is funny, when he is crabby .....I will always say to him........Yes, your hiney....ehem, I mean your Highness......... ( He doesnt think it is funny at all, but I always crack myself right up. )

We are talking serious brocades here !!

Look at the amount of hand work and detail. wow !

I think she was a queen....

The stores and buildings are all made by these creative people to have a whimsical medieval charm.

Check out that strap holding the cup on her backside....I would forget and sit on it I am sure, one hundred times. I would have to cheat and have plastic...hahaha.

Well we all know I LOVE this hat....
How can you not love it with the wonderful Peacock Feathers.
This is also my favorite color pallet. Dingy corals, golds, turquoise and greens. It has such a faded elegance about it.
I love peacock feathers.
Some people dont realize, But the male peacocks shed their tails every the feathers you get are really just their castoffs. The are not pulled or harmed in ANY way. The next year their tail is bigger and so on and so on.
I have had peacocks at Peacock Park for many years, and it still amazes me to this day, how many feathers come from just one bird. It is incredible. They certainly earn their keep giving us the gifts of their feathers every fall.

My lovely maidens on their way home to the chariot that awaits to take them back to their very own be young eh??

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...