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DIY: Buchanan’s Market


by Lydia Regalado 21 Jul 2008

Lydia Regalado, Marianne Newsom and Shannon Karol model their “bazaar” find: vintage sunglasses with attached earrings, circa 1976. Guest blogger Lydia Regalado writes about people who gather to make things. From treasure to trash, Buchanan’s Market had it all. Collectables, vintage clothing, sewing notions, books, vintage postcards, fabric, furniture, house accessories and yes, a large […]

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Lydia Regalado, Marianne Newsom and Shannon Karol model their “bazaar” find: vintage sunglasses with attached earrings, circa 1976.

Guest blogger Lydia Regalado writes about people who gather to make things.

From treasure to trash, Buchanan’s Market had it all. Collectables, vintage clothing, sewing notions, books, vintage postcards, fabric, furniture, house accessories and yes, a large velvet painting of a cowboy: They all filled the Automobile Building at Fair Park. Buchanan’s was inspiration for DIY projects for home improvement and fashion. I’m not sure if I was looking for anything in particular, but my friends and I walked away with antique door knobs, Scrabble tiles, a jewelry box, fabric, knitting needles, pretty ceramics and a plant stand. One of the vendors had a sign up that said “haggling = happiness,” and I’m happy to report that I did not pay asking price for any of my purchases.

Next Up: Jewelry Making at the Dallas Museum of Art

This Thursday, view the art in the exhibition Making it New: The Art and Style of Sara and Gerald Murphy and create a piece of jewelry as part of the DMA’s Thursday Night Live programming. This Thursday, July 24, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., the DMA will be holding a jewelry class led by local jewelry designer Jelcy Romberg. All materials are provided and participants will learn to wrap and coil wire in a unique art deco-style. This class is $50, $45 for DMA members. Space is limited, so please call 214.922.1826 to reserve your space.

See you there!

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