The Lord bless you and keep you

The Lord make his face to shine upon you

and be gracious to you

The Lord lift up his countenance upon you

and give you peace…Numbers 6:24

Monday, April 23, 2012

Our Trip to Tyler's "The Gipson Girl" Boutique

Jess and Mother dug right in...
Just after Christmas, my daughter; Jessica, and I decided to visit a vintage boutique that my Mother-in-law had found in Tyler, TX. My Mother-in-law, Pat Noga Breedlove, has been an interior designer for the past 35 yrs. Tyler has an antique district downtown. The Gipson Girl is located just off of the main rd. on East Locust St. There are a collection of boutiques that are in a gated warehouse area. So, we felt like we were on a treasure hunt!

Meanwhile, I took a trip to the restroom to find this delightful display! The wallpaper was a royal blue and gold silk toile that had torn pieces of vintage sheet music glued artfully to the surface. Vintage mirrors, clocks, photos and, yes, that is vintage underwear that is pinned to a clothes line! 

I didn't notice the mannequin atop the buffet until my second time through the store. There is also a mannequin on the blue sofa above.

Who wouldn't love a velvet and silk umbrella for their luncheon table? The chairs are upholstered in the same fabric.

I just loved these pair of animal print, mad hatter type lamps!
There is a vintage pink flamingo at the headboard among other treasures!

This bike had bling and fringe!

My grandma had a lipstick holder just like this one. There were many vintage vanity items available.
  There was also a beautiful collection of vintage perfume bottles.
This vintage painted dresser had been customized with beaded fringe and an antique treatment.

I like the new trend of fiber optic lighting in floral picks. 

This bed looked so sumptuous with its gold leaf headboard and tapestry pillows.

I wish I had a better picture of this tree. It had miniature red victorian lamps imbedded in the branches.
Above the Christmas Tree was displayed a vintage rocking horse sans the stand that had been spray painted black and bejeweled and feathered!
 I call this bling!

This is the most blinged out jewelry box ever! -so cute!

Another Christmas display of antiques.
Beautiful turquoise Christmas mantle. This picture doesn't do it justice.

This Yorkie print was one of many pet pictures available. I have a Yorkie, so I was drawn to this one.

Normally there would be a mirrored back to this china cabinet. I like the black and white zebra print background for the red, white and black theme.
My favorite lamp was this peacock lamp. 

This custom upholstered chair looked so comfy and warm.

Beautiful lamps with custom shades
I wish I had this pillow for my kitchen sitting area.

This is a bejeweled terrarium. -So fun!

I loved the colors of this double-fringed fainting sofa.
Here is a close up of the fainting sofa with the standard black poodle theme.


All of the pillows available are of an exceptional quality.

There were many vintage China items available and at great prices!

This is another custom piece that has a wonderful mix of patterns.

Pretty plate for Mother's Day

Wouldn't this black and white vintage sofa be cute for a girl's bedroom?

This is a beautiful antique dresser that Jessica wanted so badly- maybe, next time.

Those are vintage pink flamingos hanging from the ceiling!

Even the counter top had beaded fringe- just loved it!

These are just a few of the pics that I took at that time, so some of these items may not be currently available. I like unique treasures, so this little eclectic store is just right for me. Cynthia Gipson had a vision of opening a store that could house her treasured finds and let her express her creative talent. I thoroughly enjoyed our visit and hope to return soon. Their website is:

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