As parents we always wanted our girls to have as much as we could possibly afford. On a school teachers salary, many months that wasn't alot. When you have three girls everything has to be bought in threes. At the time gemstone necklaces became popular, the hand strung necklaces were retailing at $75 and up. There was no way we could afford to bejewel three girls with these necklaces. I purchased some beads at a flea market and taught myself how to string necklaces from studying different methods and trying different wires, crimps, etc for the best combination. Soon the girl's friends wanted necklaces as well and the jewelry business started from there. Each of the girls learned how to string necklaces along with designs added by good friend, Ryan. Gary even spent some nights in front of the television watching football and stringing necklaces. Our goal from the beginning has been to bring our customers the best value for their dollar. We understand stretching a budget. Feel confident that we spend everyday looking for the best deal for the dollar that we can pass on to you.
GIDDY UP GLAMOUR began as a part-time collaboration of five designers and now operates on a daily basis with twelve full time employees and seven part-time employees, allowing us to create pieces for every age and taste. We operated online and weekend shows for four years. After many requests, we opened our first boutique in our hometown, Huntsville, Texas in May, 2012. Always ready for a new challenge, we began searching around Texas in early 2012 for an additional location. After visiting several towns, we found the right fit in the historically famous Stockyard District of Fort Worth. We look forward to serving this new area of Texas as we search for addtional sites as well.
Welcome to our website. I am NANCY CHRISTIAN, owner of GIDDY UP GLAMOUR. I live in my hometown, Huntsville, Texas with husband, Gary, and youngest daughter, Abby plus a multitude of show animals and registered Daschund puppies. I am a proud third generation Walker County resident and a third generation Huntsville High School graduate. I graduated from Sam Houston State University with a BBA in Accounting and still service tax clients and some monthly accounts in addition to the daily operation of GIDDY UP GLAMOUR. I was raised with a livestock background with influences from 4-H and FFA. We in turn raised our girls the same way. Our customer base began with our livestock friends and has grown to a nationwide base of over 70,000 fans plus we expand into other countries as far as Russia, Australia, Thailand, United Kingdom, Italy and Japan and the list goes on and on. We are continually amazed at the new places we ship. It's been a struggle some days and lots of hard work everyday but we are thankful each day for the blessings that are bestowed upon us.
MALLORY PARRISH is our middle daughter. Mallory has loved fashion since she was a toddler and has an eye for trends before they are trends. She really lends a great deal to the design team by keeping us in "on the edge" designs. Mallory, Texas A&M '10, returned full time to GIDDY UP GLAMOUR as General Manager, designer, buyer and personal shopper for many of our clients.
ABBY CHRISTIAN is our youngest daughter. Abby is a 2013 graduate of Huntsville High School. After years of showing livestock from goats, lambs, or steers, to occasionally a pig or two, Abby will head to Texas A&M this fall.
GARY CHRISTIAN is in charge of shipping. Gary is a native of Mauriceville, Texas but relocated to Huntsville in 1970 to attend Sam Houston State University and stayed. He coached in Madisonville public schools before starting a career teaching in the Windham School District. A recent retiree from 30 years of teaching, he now spends his days packaging GIDDY UP GLAMOUR and shipping Glamour throughout the world!
KATIE PARRISH is our oldest daughter. Katie is a member of the Fightin' Texas Aggie Class of 2008 where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Agri-Business. She graduated in May 2010 with her MAB in Ag Business and after a small stay with GUG she now has relocated to Lubbock, Texas and works for Dow Agriscience. We don’t get her home as much as we like to work in the GIDDY UP GLAMOUR workshop but we count on her to keep an eye out for new trends. She has a keen eye when it comes to combining colors and stones.
Thanks so much to our Glamour Girls...Ashley, Barbara, Brittany C, Brittany R, Courtney, Gabbi, Isi, Katelyn, Kelsey, Kimberly, Maria, Rachel, Robin, Shana, and Shyanne - these girls are the best!
A special thanks to our relief Glamour Girls STACEY and MACI MEADOR.Stacey is a teacher in Nacogdoches, Texas but fills in as often as possible to help us when we are swamped and also works many shows we attend. Maci is a senior this year and has worked our road booths for several years.
GIDDY UP GLAMOUR owes a special thanks to dear friend RYAN RASH for helping us name this venture.
All of us at GIDDY UP GLAMOUR sincerely appreciate you taking the time to look through our designs and merchandise. We appreciate each and every customer!
When in Texas please visit our original boutique located at 1411 11th Street, Huntsville, TX 77320. We are about two blocks west of the square right across from the Chamber of Commerce/Visitors Center. Call the boutique at 936-662-3865 if you need further directions.
Our newest location opened in May, 2012 in the Historic Ft. Worth Stockyards at 301 W. Exchange Street directly across the street from the historic Pearl's Dancehall and Saloon.
Hope to see you soon!