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Friday, February 24, 2012

Bohemian Style- Magnolia Pearl

Inspiration can come at you from any direction, in many forms. For me, I have found inspiration in a Textiles artist named Magnolia Pearl also known as Robin Brown. Many of you are sure to know her, as she  transcends beyond clothing designs and now inspires others with her unique application to Victorian Style. For me, she has quietly become a mentor. We both were born in the mid-sixties, and were influenced by the Bohemian Styles of the time that flourished in the early seventies. She does a show every fall and spring at Marburger Farms in Round Top Texas. Oddly, I have no talent whatsoever in sewing, but I do enjoy writing, and find that I must be surrounded by beautiful things in order to write. I enjoy decorating, and  can sew just enough to apply her unique brand of "Layering" to some of my treasures I find at flea markets. I no longer enjoy new furniture; I prefer dinged, chipped, and a bit worn, just like me. You can find her website at magnoliapearl.com. Her book, "A Bit of Velvet, and a Dash of Lace" is filled with beautiful pictures of her home in the Hill Country. It is one of those books you will enjoy often. What about you? Do find inspiration from unexpected places? I'd like to hear your story.


  1. Thank you for visiting my blog and following me. I am now following you and will put a link to your blog on my side bar. If you fix the way people follow you and not have to sign in to google to follow you will have better luck. I Love your Lab..Looks a lot like my Maggie. I just wish My Labs wouldn't take off every time they get a chance. I keep wishing they would out grow that but they will be 3 in April and still taking off every chance they get. I enjoyed your blog and will be back and hope you will be back to mine and leave a comment :)

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    1. Thank you for the info; I am very new at this and appreciate the suggestion and will make adjustments for sure.
      Liz Redwine

  3. Hi there, thanks for visiting my blog. It's funny I was just reading Ann Lamott's Bird by Bird last night and I'm not a writer. I'm glad you are, we need lots of writers. I'll be following you, thanks again.