Sunday, July 22, 2012

All That Glitters

This weekend was our annual Home County Festival of Art and Music (formerly Home County Folk Festival), and we were treated to music from some truly awesome musicians like Kathleen Edwards and the Joel Plaskett Emergency.  There were also the usual craft and food booths, amongst which were some old favourites, who show up year after year.  One of these is the booth for Daniel Pollak Accessories.  It's easy to spot in the sea of little white tents as it glitters when the sun hits it.  

His entire booth is packed with large vintage-style brooches, necklaces, and bracelets in all shapes and colours.   It's overwhelming for the unitiated - I remember the first time I found his booth years ago, I was transfixed by the sheer amount of bold bling, and must have spent close to an hour in an attempt to look at all the pieces, which are organized by colour.



At the time I first saw his booth, I really wanted to own one of the pieces, but they are relatively expensive, and as time went by, my taste gradually moved away from oversized jewelled brooches to simpler statement pieces in sterling silver or leather.  That doesn't mean that I still don't enjoy browsing through the riot of sparkly colours.

Mr. Daniel Pollak himself, modelling some of his own bling.   I heard him tell a customer that he will do weekend festivals right up until Christmas Eve.

10 comments:

  1. He has quite a collection! Is this how he supports himself full time?

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  2. He must work really hard and often. Those fairs are a ton of work. I do love looking at this kind of jewelry but don't really have the wardrobe to wear it. Maybe someday when I'm on Advanced Style blog. ;)

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  3. Looks like wonderful times were had. I love going to events like these and shopping.

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  4. What fabulous jewellery modelled by a rather nice man! I love the snake brooch and how he rocks diamonte! x

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  5. OMG THE BROOCHES!!!! He is very gorgeous - I do love a man in a brooch! Sarah xxx

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  6. I'm the same re: the glittery brooches, but they're lovely to look at. And to see and hear Kathleen Edwards perform? Pure heaven; she's one of my faves.

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  7. So very beautiful! I love vintage brooches so this was fun. I like how he displays his collection. Great organizing ideas.

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  8. oh my goodness I love all this jewelry
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