We are fortunate to live in the Atlanta area for a number of reasons. Twice a year the Merchandise, Apparel Marts and Inforum become THE MARKET for buyers/exhibitors all over the country. We love to go because we're
a. masochists. We LOVE to troll through 3 18-story buildings looking at the Mother lode of consumerism.
b. masochists. We HAVE to get our creative juices flowing by trolling up/down escalators in 3 18-story buildings looking at displays.
c. masochists. We NEED to see why we are so lucky to be junkers and have one-of-a-kind objects.
d. masochists. We MUST sample every kind of morsel & tidbit in the FOOD temporaries. This usually takes place AFTER we've had lunch and invariably leads to unexplained time warps lasting up to 2 hours.
I ran into an old friend from college (UGA... GO DAWGS!). Katherine was helping her brother hawk his fabulous BBQ sauce. Anyone who is breathing in Atlanta knows Low Country Barbeque. Bennett Brown's business has grown from a tiny start-up to a full-blown catering enterprise, bricks-&-mortar 'Q places ( new restaurant in Johns Creek), and now BBQ Sauce at the retail level! Yum Yum. check it out. thanks for the fab tastes!!!!Once we were
BOY-OH-BOY did we hit the jackpot yesterday! The artist is Tom Finks of Primitive Twig. He & his wife, Marcia, are metal artists from New York City. These dolls are made of Baby doll heads(!), antique tins, found objects and vintage bits and pieces. Lauri is trying to secure a position as their 'head' vendor! We told him he'd be a HIT at Marburger!!! Blogistan...hold onto your spice cans! We present Spice Girls!
lulu's score The Artiste and lulu.Please check out their web site. They've been creating these wonderful dolls for 18 years! We're totally inspired and fired up about JUNKIN' and REPURPOSING, & BBQ Thanks Bill & Bennett! xo lulu