Sunday, July 26, 2009

Dealer Spotlight-Ruff by Margo

Dealer Spotlight-Ruff by Margo
Nothing makes Margo's heart beat faster than a good pile of Junk.
Except maybe inspiring others to create something special with Junk. That's the philosophy behind Ruff.

Margo scours Flea Markets, and tag sales to find that unusual "whatever" that she thinks will speak to someone and spark their creative juices. If something has outlived it's usefulness in what it was designed for, Margo will look for a new use for it. Like turning an old car horn into a vase for flowers.

She is specifically inspired by the creative design of things of the past. "New items just don't have the look of old things. People of the past took pride in artistic expression in even the simple things, like heaters, grates, and yes even utilitarian objects, like coolers and screen doors. Everything made today seems to be made of plastic. There is no pride of artistry in a new products, a vent for your home, or even a heater or fan is just simple square and strait lines. I long for the creativity of the past"

As with all Winnie and Tulula's dealers, she works at creating inspiring displays so that you can see how these unique old items can enhance your space and be used in your home.

Come see what Margo and the other dealers have brought in this week at Winnie and Tulula's. Open Wed-Sat 10-6

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Window Dressing at Winnie & Tulula's

Maggie of The Veranda has outdone herself.

It was her turn to dress up our front window

Love the pink

She has a magic way with display

Look forward to seeing you....
Open Wed-Sat 10-6
Athens Texas, on the Square

Friday, July 10, 2009

Dealer Spotlight-Pat Williams & Amy Seabolt

Dealer Spotlight, Pat Williams & Amy Seabolt
Simply Cottage

Like peas and carrots, a mother and daughter who simply compliment one another's natural and diverse talents

Together this twin dish is hard at work creating and offering pieces well worth your travel. Pat (mother) has an artful eye, is a multi-talented furniture restorer, wood worker and painter.

Amy (daughter) is a self-taught painter specializing in hand-painted furniture, stemware and canvas.

You can find these items currently at Winnie and Tulula's

119 E Tyler Street, Athens Texas
Open Wed-Sat 10-6