Old Town Turns "Dolly SHOULD" for Second Saturday
- story by Karen Fineran, photos by Ellis Anderson
Prepare to flaunt both of your inner divas — Country AND Western! — during a themed Second Saturday Artwalk in Old Town Bay St. Louis on January 9. “Dolly Should,” a festival celebrating the great Dolly Parton’s 70th birthday, has been organized by Smith & Lens Gallery, 106 South Second Street.
Click here for a full schedule of special happenings!
The day’s events include a 5k costumed Run, a Dolly themed art show, hay rides, a petting zoo, pie-tasting and edible sculpture contests, live bluegrass music and – the day’s finale - a Dolly Look-Alike Contest.
In addition, the two monthly Hot Spots will be hosting special receptions to strut their stuff! The January honorees are bijoubel (126 Main Street) and Blue Rose Estate Sales (442 Main Street).
The Second Saturday Artwalk is sponsored by
Hancock Bank & People's Bank
126 Main Street
Mention this article to receive a storewide discount of 10% all this month, as well as Mariana jewelry at 20% off, and Joan Vass apparel at just $20 an item!
Southern-chic clothing, accessories, jewelry, home décor, and gifts, many of them
painstakingly handcrafted, and all at great prices.
You could drive all the way to Neiman Marcus or Dillards for your favorite Joan
Vass dresses and outfits, but why? You can get them right here in Old Town!
If you haven't been in to bijoubel in awhile, they recently have added to their extremely
popular Joan Vass clothing inventory, with a vast selection of styles and sizes that flatter
women of all ages. Made from quality knit fabrics, this casual clothing combines
comfort and style.
Owner Hamilton knows that shoppers love upscale styles at bargain prices, so she
offers these timeless fashions at a fraction of their original department store price
tags. (Take a browse online to see for yourself how high the department store prices are
for Joan Vass goods).
For instance, a dress that originally sold for $150 might be found at bijoubel for $30, and most clothing items at bijoubel range from $15-$55. In fact, during January, any item of Joan Vass clothing can be had at only $20 per garment.
Owner Melissa Hamilton also sells her own bijoubel line of handcrafted jewelry that
incorporates Swarovski crystals, sterling trinkets, and fun baubles, and she even
created her own Ava Kate children's line of jewelry. Hamilton can create customized pieces in either line to flaunt your school or fave sports team spirit!
Trendy designer fashion lines are also available at bijoubel. The store carries a
full line of dazzling yet affordable fashion jewelry, including Catherine Popesco,
Renaldo, and Gingersnaps (an extremely popular new interchangeable jewelry system,
where you can mix and match a variety of fashion snap bracelets and other pieces to
create your own look).
bijoubel isn’t just about the merchandise — it’s about the people! As soon as you
step inside, you will be greeted by a welcoming Southern smile and personalized service.
What’s more, just by mentioning this article, you will receive a storewide discount of 10% all this month, as well as Mariana jewelry at 20% off, and Joan Vass apparel at just $20 an item. With these sorts of savings, you’ll be able to start the New Year in style without breaking the bank!
bijoubel is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Mondays through Saturdays, and from
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays. For more information, call Melissa Hamilton at 601-463-2494.
Blue Rose Estate Sales
442 Main Street
Customers on Second Saturday get a spin on Blue Rose’s “discount wheel of fortune." Will your discount be 10%, 30%, or somewhere in between? You will surely have fun finding out!
treasure trove of collectibles and antiques, Blue Rose Estate Sales and Antiques.
Open since November 2013, Blue Rose in the Bay is the successor to the famous
Blue Rose antique store and restaurant, which was a Pass Christian shopping icon for
decades. The store is overflowing with unique artwork, home décor and high-end
furniture, including unusual lamps and chandeliers. Antique tables and sideboards
display collectible glassware and crystalware, china, silverware, ceramics, and jewelry.
Antique pieces mix with vintage items (and a sprinkling of new items for good measure),
and nothing is offered for sale in the showroom unless it is in good condition.
Managing partner Jul Lee Pursley-Dedeaux was born and raised in Bay St. Louis, and
couldn’t be happier about running her dream business in her home town. She opened the
business in partnership with her brother, Herbie Pursley, and Phillip La Grange. (BSL
antique lovers may recall the three stores that the Blue Rose Estate Sales partners ran
prior to Hurricane Katrina: Court Street Station, Bay Emporium, and Magnolia Place
mini mall at the corner of Main and Beach.)
Now a south Florida resident, La Grange purchases entire estates there, containing antiques that have been collected from across the East Coast and brought south by their owners. He ships these pieces back to Bay St. Louis to be lovingly organized, researched, and priced for sale by Jul Lee and her husband, John Deadeaux.
For furnishing and decorating your home in the new year, nothing could offer
more exceptional value for quality than antique furniture and collectibles. The Blue Rose
showroom is open 10am - 5:30pm (closed Wednesday) and Sunday from noon to 4pm.
And this spring, Blue Rose will begin offering a fleet of golf carts for rent. Perfect for exploring Old Town, without the parking hassles - even during Second Saturday! Stay tuned for updates on the "Bay Carts" Facebook page.
Blue Rose also does estate liquidations (estate sales for homeowners who need to liquidate the entire contents of a home) and the store accepts merchandise on consignment.
To contact Dedeaux about an estate sale or consignment item, go to BlueRoseEstateSales.com or call 228-231-1396.