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My name is Gerrie Wydeven doing-business-as Wydeven Designs. I have been conducting this small GREEN business since 2004. Wydeven Designs, based in the Atlanta, Georgia area, sells CHAIRS, LOVESEATS, CHAISES, SETTEES and other fine, well-constructed refurbished upholstered pieces. I love to travel, cook, take photographs and generally follow style and decor topics as well!

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Longhorn's Big-Haired Lady Inman Park Sale

On Thursday, I traveled to the Inman Park area of Atlanta for an estate sale.  It was a crisp, cool day in the area and a wonderful day to take a drive into the city.  The Inman Park area is historic and features some wonderful older homes.

Some nice items for sale in Inman Park - I did like the leather wingback chair but it was pretty pricey!
Running around at the sale, I noticed some colorful, western style costumes and a huge ten-gallon hat on the master bedroom bed.  Nearby was a recognizable photo of a 80's spokesperson for Longhorn Steakhouse - the BIG-HAIRED LADY - I remembered her immediately!  I checked with the ladies running the sale and they confirmed that, yes, this was the home of the famous Big-haired Lady (fortunately moving - not deceased).

I loved these colorful costumes. 

I found the sale charming and was thrilled to have found it.  I googled the phrase "Big Haired Lady" and found several interesting articles including this discussion about "resurrecting" the older advertising campaign in the late 1990's:
Lotta Mae Ledbetter is back. Better known as the "big-haired lady," the beehive-coiffed star of Longhorn Steaks' ads has returned to the Atlanta-based restaurant chain's commercials.
Created by advertising veteran Ron Scharbo, who resigned the Longhorn business in July 1996, the big-haired lady had been part of the company's campaigns since 1989; the ads were replaced earlier this year by Crispin Porter & Bogusky, the Miami advertising agency for the steakhouses. link to article

1 comment:

  1. I had forgotton all about the big haired lady until you reminded me of her. Loved her--she was a stitch. I really enjoy your blog.