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The deep South dead since 1865 and peopled with garrulous outraged baffled ghosts...
- William Faulkner, Absalom, Absalom!

Southern style to me embraces the languid geography of where we live- enveloped by water below, beside and around us. Southern style is as mysterious and winsome as the bayous and eddys of the Mississippi River- calm, murky or churning.It nods to history and looks forward. It is hopeful.

I am a native of the deep south, with an aesthetic and experience that is true Southern Gothic. My childhood was spent playing on the decaying grounds of Rowan Oak (Faulkner's home)amidst rusty farm equipment and filbert trees that curled back against the sun.
To get my childhood you mix :
3 parts rust, 2 parts torn lace, a jigger of bourbon,& a splash of absinthe. Serve…

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  • Born on October 15
  • Joined March 16, 2007

Favorite materials

rust, lace, whiskey, sweet tea, oysters, beignets

About

The deep South dead since 1865 and peopled with garrulous outraged baffled ghosts...
- William Faulkner, Absalom, Absalom!

Southern style to me embraces the languid geography of where we live- enveloped by water below, beside and around us. Southern style is as mysterious and winsome as the bayous and eddys of the Mississippi River- calm, murky or churning.It nods to history and looks forward. It is hopeful.

I am a native of the deep south, with an aesthetic and experience that is true Southern Gothic. My childhood was spent playing on the decaying grounds of Rowan Oak (Faulkner's home)amidst rusty farm equipment and filbert trees that curled back against the sun.
To get my childhood you mix :
3 parts rust, 2 parts torn lace, a jigger of bourbon,& a splash of absinthe. Serve with a family secret (or two) & you have bayousalvage style.

History of Bayou Salvage as an artist/designer:

BayouSalvage is the home of the original skeleton key and lace debris accessories- cuffs,chokers,collars and purses. In 2008 we expanded to include custom made vintage inspired clothing made from recycled vintage lace and organic, made in the USA textiles made in ALL SIZES.

Wholesale contact info is found at www.bayousalvage.com.

Show schedule: Thanks so much to all of our Salvagistas that made us a success at Marburger/RoundTop for Fall 2009/Spring 2010.Looking forward to returning in October 2010.

BayouSalvage would love to thank all of the press we've had - Mother Jones Magazine,Southern Flourish,Readymade Mag,New Orleans Homes & Gardens,New Orleans Times Picayune,The Gambit,DIY City Mag,Antigravity,Sacramento Examiner,Fab Sugar,Altered Couture,Manolo Brides,Where'ya@ Mag and of course, the Storque.We're looking forward to the new Lucky Mag guide to Festival Fashion that features our booth from the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. XXOO,with love, from the rusty coast.

Interviewed for the Storque: http://www.etsy.com/storque/section/thisHandmadeLife/article/erin-from-etsy-new-orleans-trip-part-4/309/.

Bayou Salvage is thrilled to have been chosen to create a lagniappe design for Anthropologie this fall 2010- find it at their flagship store at Canal Place in the french quarters,chers.

Other names you can find me with on Etsy:

rustchic
chiffarobe
ireckon (with my mother)

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