Joyce Carlton started her career in interior decorating back in 1979. After working many years in the design industry, she opened up a boutique shop in historic downtown Perry, Georgia. I have shopped at Impressions by Carlton over the years when I traveled to the area to visit my Mama. Now that I'm living here, Carlton's is definitely at the top of my favorite-places-to-shop list!
Located in picturesque and quaint downtown Perry, Impression's by Carlton offers fine ladies clothing, designer jewelry, pocketbooks, gifts, and design services by request. Joyce is just the sweetest thing ever...the epitome of a Southern lady!
So I was excited to get a ticket to her luncheon and fashion show held this past week at the Southern Bridle Farms, just south of Perry. I had forgotten about this place, but sweet memories came flooding back when I drove up...Mama and I dined here several times over the years.
Of course Joyce added her creative, welcoming flair to the entry. The arrangements were beautiful!
A closeup of one of the arrangements by the front door... Over the years, I have purchased many silk arrangements from Joyce and they are all still beautiful today...all of them classic and traditional Southern-styled.
The tables were adorned with natural fall foliage and flowers...
Joyce is so cute and very fashionable...and, she has THE sweetest Southern accent!
There were so many beautiful Southern ladies who modeled Carlton fashions...I'm including some of my favorite pieces here.
This lady had the sweetest, genteel demeanor about her. I loved the tartan blouse with the yellow cable knit sweater...classic and timeless!
This was my absolute favorite outfit and I bought it. Look at how cute she looks! Fingers crossed that I look half as cute!
Loved this lady and the royal blue poncho with a gold fabric necklace!
This outfit was a super hit with everyone...leather vest, fur vest, suede pants, and adorable boots!
I adore this poncho/shrug. The color was fabulous and looked great with the long sleeve paisley tee and tan suede pants!
I almost bought this coat! Still debating...loved it.
"HERE'S WHAT I WORE" The Mudpie dress is hot pink and navy with a contrast patterned cowl neck...very comfortable and the price is good too! My purse, earrings, and shoes are all Tory Burch.
Stop in and visit Joyce at Impressions by Carlton, 912 Carroll Street, Perry, Georgia, 478.987.4511...just off I-75 south of Macon, Georgia. Tell her Miss Janice sent you!