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Nine Years of Textiles, Art History, Gardens, and a Little Mental Traveling with Courtney Barnes

11.25.2010

Shimmer and Sound

[Photos courtesy Rebecca Vizard.]


As another precursor to the weeks ahead, I thought it would be nice to end the day with a touch of shimmer and light, plus a song that references sleep.


After she shared her holiday playlist with me, writer Mary Laura mentioned the Mumford & Sons show that took place a few weeks ago in Atlanta at The Buckhead Theatre (familiar to locals as the old Roxy). She and many others have been raving about the event. In particular, the encore cover of The Avett Brothers's Go to Sleep, performed with Cadillac Sky, rocked the house. Enjoy a sampling here. And a note to architecture buffs: pictures of the restored 80-year-old building's stylized Spanish Baroque details can be found here.

At the top of this post are images from the archives. Looking for photos of antique spools,  I recently revisited the baskets of sumptuous trims in Rebecca Vizard's Louisiana studio. And that led me to the seasonal metallics. What draws me in is the contrast of the opulent materials with the rustic bins. Much more of her studio can be seen here.


On the left, above, is an example of the mini stockings B. Viz's team makes using vintage and antique textile remnants (another SC tradition). Shown right, aqua sequins and glass glitter from French General, home to myriad beads and notions.




Feathers and beaded leaves also from French General.

4 comments:

The Eternal Intern said...

Courtney, you always have the most beautiful finds on your site! Thank you for adding a little shimmer to an otherwise yucky and snowy day in Paris! x Ophelia

Petra Voegtle said...

Thanks for leading to Rebecca Vizard - I love the story behind her success and I love antiques textiles!
Greetings from Munich, Petra

Style Court said...

Ophelia, Petra --

It's gray and soggy in the Southeastern U.S. too. But I'm thankful yesterday was gorgeous. Always appreciate you stopping by. Enjoy Becky Vizard's finds!

stacy said...

I love the French General finds! I have some from a trip to their store years ago and we still put the bits and baubles to good use.