Thursday, September 26, 2019

The Other Side of Festivals - Southern Style Americana

Its not just the musical acts that we love to see at Festivals – there is meeting up with old friends, making new friends and of course – retail therapy

At most of the UK Country festivals, if you venture into the shopping areas you can’t help but spot the now famous red gazebo of Southern Style Americana Gifts and Jewellery

So who are the ladies under the gazebo, and what is it all about?

Southern Style Americana is J&L designs – which is actually sisters Jeanette and Lesley.  Crafters and lovers of Country Music, Jeanette and Lesley visited C2C and noticed that while some of the gifts on sale were nice, they weren’t necessarily great quality or value.  Deciding that they could provide a better product, Southern Style was born.

Exhibiting for the first time at Buckle and Boots Country festival four years ago, if you visit the stall you will find a range of jewellery and gifts with an Americana and Country Music theme. 

The difference here though is that all the items are either hand-made, bespoke commissions or specially imported from the states, which means you won’t be seeing the same items on other stalls. Song lyric plaques are the newest addition, and Lesley is always adding new strings to her bow

From necklaces to bracelets, with country motifs to song lyrics, and trinkets to wall plaques, nothing you see on sale is priced at over £25, so while your shopping might fill your luggage, it won’t empty your bank balance!

Jeanette and Lesley have become friends over the many times that we have met them – and their products are worn by us both, and feature in our houses!

You can find Jeanette and Lesley at a festival under the red gazebo
 or on their Facebook page - visit the virtual gazebo and give them a like!

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