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Round Top Fall Show Guide 2022

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W h e n Te a g u e 's Tavern shuttered after owners Kiki and Don Teague relocated to Costa Rica, the Henkel Square landmark received a new name — the Mill & Live Oak Building — and three fresh retailers with dedicated following. Cue Southern Beasts, Sapana, and Starr'z. Southern Beasts has herded its collection of beloved textile taxidermy from Rolland Square over to an expanded space at this new retail Mecca. Mary Lou Marks creates a delightful sculptural menagerie out of opulent antique fabrics and trimmings. Longhorns, deer, horses, rabbits, pigs, canines, and more make it into Mark's contemporary take on trophy heads. Inspiration arrives directly from her rare textile collection, sourced by pickers from all over the country. Marks was recently featured in Architectural Digest for her work on the Top Gun House, an 1887 cottage that appeared in the original Top Gun movie starring Tom Cruise and Kelly McGillis. The house has been moved onto the property of the Mission Pacific Hotel in San Diego and is now home to the nostalgic (and recently opened) High-Pie Bakery. Marks' new space includes vintage and antique furnishings, paintings by Lenore Prud'Homme and more. Joining her is her daughter, local musician Kellye Kephart, who helps craft Southern Beasts' signature pieces to keep up with ever-increasing demand. Mary Lou Marks, Kellye Kephart Southern Beasts sculpture made from antique textiles Textile taxidermy at Southern Beasts A Lenore Prud'Homme painting BY CANDICE COWIN AND COURTNEY DABNEY. PHOTOGRAPHY JORDAN GEIBEL. THE NEW SOUTHERN BEASTS AND TEXTILE TAXIDERMY 100

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