The Nature Of: Mr. Romper

When we first saw Melissa McCullough’s repurposed baby rompers we all but yelled “YEE HAW!” What Texas baby can live without a few of the vintage styling of Mr. Romper? (Or any other state, we all know they want to be Texas.) Editor’s note: Editor is completely biased towards Texas and freely admits it. 😉We are thrilled that Melissa will be making the trip from San Antonio to join our posse and we know she’ll get the big Houston welcome that we specialize in! Now let’s read about what’s behind the rompers…

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

A baby’s belly laugh.

Which living person do you most admire?

My daughter’s birth Mom. She has given me one of my two greatest gifts.

What is your greatest extravagance?

Anything I thrift that isn’t tagged with the color of the week! 👊

What is your current state of mind?

Hustle! 2018 was create.

What is the quality you most like in a man?


What is the quality you most like in a woman?


Which words or phrases do you most overuse?

For’s vintage.....vintage.... 

What or who is the greatest love of your life?

My husband. My husband always supports my creative ideas. And if he doesn’t I would never know because he lets me own them and see them through. That’s true love. 

When and where were you happiest?

One day at a time. And everyday has a moment of happiness. If not then there is always tomorrow. Hopefully. 

Which talent would you most like to have?


If you could change one thing about yourself what would it be?

Not be so hard on myself.

What do you consider your greatest achievement?

My two kids. 

If you were to die and come back as a person or a thing what would it be?

Mrs. Roper (Editor’s note: I feel like we’re going to really get along… T)

Where would you most like to live?

I love Texas! Colorado next!

What is your most treasured possession?

I am a collector of vintage thrifts. Today my most treasured possession is an Indian painting from Goodwill.

What do you most value in your friends?


Who are your favorite artists?

Charley Harper. Charles and Ray Eames. George Nelson. Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson.... Architects and Country Legends... 

Which local artists or makers most inspire you?

David Grizzle and Eryn Brooke. Austin, Texas Artists and Photographer. They have both helped shape Mr. Romper but they both have all of the qualities I value in a friendship.

Which historical figure do you most identify with?

Iris Apfel (Editor’s note: Yeah, we’re DEFINITELY going to be friends. ❤️T)

Who are your heroes in real life?

My Mom. She was kind, caring, strong and beautiful.

What is your motto?

You be You 2019 

From Vanity Fair: "The Proust Questionnaire has its origins in a parlor game popularized (though not devised) by Marcel Proust, the French essayist and novelist, who believed that, in answering these questions, an individual reveals his or her true nature." We've taken the original Proust Questionnaire and modified it a bit for our artists and makers so that they can share more about themselves with all of you. Check out the series to see how they all answered.