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Friday, February 27, 2015

Busy. Busy, Busy....and Redid!


You know how sometimes you don't 
know whether you're coming or going? 
Welcome to my world. 

In the grand scheme of things, 
it's usually this lil' blog that gets shuffled aside. 
But every so often, I like to pop back in and 
give a little synopsis of what's been happening 
in my universe.

I haven't been screaming it from the rooftops, 
but I just completed my second photo shoot 
for the Where Women Create family of magazines. 
I'm pretty jazzed about that! 

I've been doing my usual B&B and shop photo shoots,  
as well as taking some projects on spec  
for future publication.  

One of these shoots took place at our  
fantastic local flea, Fredericksburg Trade Days.  
It was there that I met up with the gorgeous sisters  
Adrienne and Megan of Redid.  


Ummm.....can you say GORGEOUS? 


These gals are going places, 
mark my words. Their talent is indisputable. 


I photographed a whole bunch of 
my other fave dealers at Trade Days, 
and they should be headed for publication 
sometime later this year. 

In the meantime, 
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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Junk Salvation....Revisited!


Hey Y'all...
While I'm waist deep in editing
a few magazine photo shoots, I'm drawing
from some of my past blog posts 
to fill in my blogging gaps.

This one is from the AMAZING Junk Salvation show
in Manor, Texas a few years back.
Enjoy revisiting this fun, fun show!

*****

Salvation comes in many forms, it is said.
And truth be told, 
I've experienced more than a few.

But prior to last Spring,
I had yet to relish firsthand the
"hallelujah, lordy
will ya look at all that heavenly JUNK !!!" 
form of redemption brought to junkers
far and wide by the beauteous and beneficent 
otherwise known as real-life sisters
Dixie Kazmark DeRocher and Linda Kazmark Albers.


All Photos © Anne Lorys Photography






These dynamite bundles of sibling junkin' energy
are responsible for Junk Salvation Vintage Flea Market
shows that the sisters tirelessly put on across this great land of ours,
rounding up the cream of the crop to join them.

Although they are based in Puyallup, Washington,
that hardly stops them from venturing to parts near, far
and in between to share the Junk Salvation love. 
Hooray and another Hallelujah for that!

Last Spring, I caught up with the gals at their Texas show,
held at the J.Lorraine Ghost Town in Manor, Texas,
near Austin.

And whaddaya know?
Fifi O'Neill caught a gander of the photos
I snapped there, and has featured them and my photos
in the Spring 2013 Romantic Country Magazine
in their "Best of the Fleas" !








The sisters....sweetness, beauty,
talent and junking goddesses!
And coming back to Texas this year!




Here's the best of the rest.
Enjoy!






The ghost town setting was the perfect backdrop
for a day full of spirited junking. { groan, I know... }


















Magic Mike's got NOTHIN' on this guy.




I finally had the pleasure of meeting 
this talented and gracious lady,
Jana Holland of Collected Treasures and Nettie Jane Designs.










And then I bumped into sweet Maggie Lopez of The Veranda,
and she graciously allowed me to snap the photo below,
full of her wowza stamped spoon jewelry....


Which in turn caught the eye of one
Sue of Vintage Rescue Squad,
which led to this.....


Thank you, Maggie and Sue!
You too can have a copy of the
2013 Dreaming of Junking Calendar
simply by clicking HERE.





And another favorite...there is NOTHING that Brandy does
that I do not love! Her creative mind works in magically
twisted ways, and her creations never fail to astound and inspire.

Visit her Etsy Shop, but make sure you have your
credit card number handy, you're gonna need it.
Her creations are wonderfully, quirkily addictive!












But my favorite photo of the day
had to be THIS one below....


That pretty much says it all.
The beer was cold and wonderful, but the drins?
I wouldn't know.

Here is a complete vendor list courtesy of the sisters...

Shabby Junque Couture / Crystal Wiatrek
All in White Shabby Chic & Beach House Designs / Billie Nixon
Pocket Full of Heirlooms / Brandy Evans
Happy.Home.Austin / Dena Traweck
Revival Vintage / Sonia Rife
Flown the Coop / Tiffany Eckhardt
Junk Palace /Maggie Lopez and Lillie Bussey
Junk 4 Joy / Connie Sanders
Tin with a Twist / Grace Walker
Vintage Soul / Julie Crawford
Friends / Lisa Newell
Rust Austin / Erin Hurley
Hen House / Lori Sears
Le French Laundry / Beckie Warner
The White Lion / Alex & Carlos 
Nettie Jane / Jana Holland
Simply Home Design / Tricia Huntley 
The Funky Junk Sisters / Dixie & Linda


Hope you'll grab a copy of the Spring 2013
Romantic Country to see more.





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Thursday, February 12, 2015

It's a Wonderful Life, Revisited


I haven't been blogging as much recently.
And in going back through my old blog posts,
I realized that the reasons why
were so very aptly summed up
in this post from October of 2013.

I'm re-running it now to remind
myself, and maybe some of you,
that it's okay to step away from the blog
and just live your beautiful life.

*****
Originally posted October 2013:

If someone had told me five years ago 
that I would be living the life I am now,
I never would have believed them.
Nope.


Since my very young adulthood,
I had dreamed of a place not too far away.
Just 22 miles down the road, to be exact.

In my youth, I visited Fredericksburg, Texas
as often as I could.
Oh, how I delighted in spending an afternoon
taking in all the beautiful
Homestead family of shops...

Idle Hours, Room No. 5, American Higgedy Piggledy...
and of course, the Grande Dame herself,
the flagship store where dreams came true
and beautiful couches such as my Babette were birthed.
The original Homestead.


I adored the quiet little neighborhoods,
row after row of historic Sunday houses,
a place where time had seemingly stood still,
held her collective breath and said,
"this is good. this is right. this  we shall save and preserve."

And then three years ago,
as though it were foretold, and without question  my
Hill Country birthright, we did it.
I did it.
My dream came true, and I moved to
Fredericksburg, Texas.


I brought my love of all things vintage,
and of course, my love of photography with me.

I began to make many new friends,
many of them amazingly gifted shopkeepers and artists,
kindred spirits who allowed me into their shops,
their homes and their lives.
They allowed me to capture the loveliness
of what they have painstakingly created 
and document it in the pages of magazines,
and here on my blog.

And they have, almost without exception,
become very, very good friends.
How blessed am I, I ask you?


One new friend inviting me into her shop and her life
is the proprietor of the darling new Farmhouse Boutique
here in the 'burg. I'm doing a photo shoot at her fantastic shop
this week, and I am thrilled to once again share the riches of
my new hometown with the world at large.


"Gilded Girl."
Oh, how I love this necklace!
Purchased at a dreamy local shop, Timeless Menagerie.

The shop owner has become a good friend,
and has been kind enough to hire me several times now
to photograph her store for print ads and her website.

Yep, I'm pretty lucky.


Being a Texan predisposes one to sometimes
obnoxious displays of boasting,
but I really do feel that I'm living in God's country.
But more importantly, in His will.
I'm right where I'm supposed to be, doing just what
He would have me doing.


This.
I get to see beauty such as this  every single day!
I've truly hit the geographical jackpot
and the location lottery.


And all these many years later,
I still turn into a geeky fangirl when I open up
a local magazine and see this....


A print ad for Carol Bolton's store,
which I have photographed countless times,
and there's my photo of darling Carol right there,
dead center.
Once my idol, now my sister. I love that lady so much.

I love my life.
My home.
The gifts and opportunities I've been given.
I am grateful.

It really is a wonderful life.




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