Thursday, October 30, 2008


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Good morning. We're getting ready for Harvest the Music tonight at Lafayette Square. A portion of the proceeds go to assist the 2nd Harvesters Food Bank.

Its been a great run so far, with five Thursdays in October, and near perfect weather except for last week.

If you are in New Orleans for Halloween, come on down to Lafayette Park, one block up from Poydras on St. Charles & check out the great free party tonight.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Ahhh,we can finally relax because Voodoo Experience is ovah! It was such a good time to see several returning vendors and customers and to once again, worship the music!

There were so many cool moments- most of them involving random marching bands and packs of customers rushing for my rack of flowery lacey headbands.

Thanks to everyone who showed up - especially my students- to come say hi.- See yall again next year!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

BayouSalvage is Vending at Voodoo Music Experience Artists Village

Cannot believe the show will start in two days. Our house is a mass of boxes, lace debris piles,hanging clothes and rusty little bits ready to show.

I am going to try selling different kinds of art and seeing how it all works out. The lady just sent out loading instructions and she described herself as a "citizen of planet earth" so seeing as we're on the same page, its gonna be great.

Also, I'm super excited to see REM. it's been at least 15 years.And DEVOTCHKA, one of my new faves. Well just wanted to give an update, more later. See yall at the show!

Friday, October 17, 2008

I've been so busy trying to get ready for Voodoo Music Experience. Cannot believe it is just week away!

Every year I try to do some new and different things and this time we have two different markets going on the same weekend so I will be simultaneously preparing for the Broad St. Market and Voodoo. Craziness!

Our house is a blur of leather and lace and some new (well really old actually) vintage linen, denim and FLAX from France.

Hope if anyone is at the festival they will stop by and say hey!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Thrifting for Halloween costumes on the West Bank of New Orleans

It's that time again! Yes, time to masque and what better way to spend a lazy Sunday than to thrift for that costume on the West bank......

Goodwill on Behrman Highway had a truckload of hats and ballgowns. The gowns were pretty spectacular but the prices were also really high. We recommend sticking to the combing the racks for unusual items that have been overlooked by the clerks. This shop is really a hit or miss event, requiring a constant presence there for quality finds. Your best bet there would be vintage children's clothes or shelling out for the sparkly gowns. Sometimes it's worth it.
Next we ventured over to unincorporated Jefferson Parish (home of the best Latin food in town) and Terry Parkway to find Thrift City. It was magic....

Thrift City was fully prepared for a haunting, with rack after rack of vintage mardi gras costumes, and the usual recycled kids costumes from Target and such.

You cant tell from the pics, but we found a rack of vintage satin gauchos with exquisite detail- rick rack ,pom poms, the whole shebang.All were priced under $5.00- you've got to check out what Thrift City has for Halloween.
Thrift City USA
601 Terry Pkwy, Ste 18, Gretna, LA 70056
Phone: (504) 363-0006
Open Sundays, just like the good old days...

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Fall for BayouSalvage

To every season-there is a time to make.... a time to sell!
this seems like our season of juggling both and just in time, the Green Project had a huge clean up effort with lots of great salvageable goods available at low low prices.

These chippy doorknobs added inexpensive shabby chic to my latest display. Some will go on the mantle too.

These old walnut cabinets are going to make a great storage spot in our studio.

I am unable to resist windows like this. I am thinking about covering a small wooden bookcase we have with these to make it look more like an heirloom furniture piece.

The Green Projecton Press X Marais is just full of great stuff to get your creative juices flowing.

It was also great to have this write up in the Gambit Weekly on Tuesday. Thanks so much Kara and Sarah!