Sunday, September 27, 2009


I shopped 'till I dropped today and boy did I have a great time. I am so thankful for my supportive husband. He toted all by treasures all over the place today. He's such a sweetie!!
It was a bit overwhelming, but apparently the best approach is find a starting place, remember where you parked, and have fun!

I found some of the authors to a few of my favorite blogs. It was wonderful to meet some of the people that I read about. I've been a bit of a lurker. I stop by and read their posts, but I haven't left many comments. I promise to be better about that in the future.

First, I met Mindy. Her shop is Primitiques 'n Poetry and is located inside Winnie & Tululas in Athens, Texas. I've enjoyed reading her blog and now I have had the pleasure of meeting her face-to-face. Her sweetie, David was there, too and we got to meet him as well.
I also got to meet Teresa of Garden Antiques Vintage. She hosted a wonderful blog party. I got caught up in the party and didn't take more pictures. I'll try to do better tomorrow! I met Debbie of Talkin' Trash. She is such a delight! I almost didn't recognize her without her crown!

On the way out, I stumbled upon this awesome car. All I can say is WOW!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Ready for Round Top

We bought this wonderful trailer this morning on our way to Round Top. If I fill it up, I should have PLENTY of cool stuff to put in my booth at Third Coast Antiques, won't I?

My brother-in-law talked us into going to the lake today instead of hitting Round Top this afternoon. He is probably right. I wouldn't have much shopping time today. Besides, he promised to throw something tasty on the grill for us. Who could pass that up?

Saturday, September 12, 2009

I need a bath!

I feel so dusty and dirty after this morning's treasure hunt, but BOY did I find some goodies!!! I wasn't even sure I was going to bother this morning. It had been raining most of the week and there were very few sales to choose from. In fact, I wasn't even going to go to the one that I found all of the goodies but a friend of mine said, "Let's go", so I did.

The cedar jewelry box is from Dallas. The front of it is stamped - Texas Centennial 1836 - 1936. It's a neat little box. I didn't get everything photographed, but this gives you a pretty good idea of today's score.
Fortunately, the guy I bought all this from also delivered it. After he told me he would deliver it, he asked me where I lived. I joked with him and told him that I lived about 25 miles south of town. I couldn't resist.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Old window chalkboard

My husband's friend has spent the last year helping his parents re-do a dilapidated old house. My DH has talked about how I can take something destined for the trash pile and turn it into something cool so he gave us a big stack of old windows that had come out of the house.

I had my DH pressure wash all the windows then I gave them a good sanding after I removed the glass. Instead of spraypainting the glass with chalkboard paint, I spraypainted some brown hardboard. It takes a couple of coats to get a nice finish, but I really like the results.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Lamp Rewiring 101

If you do it right, rewiring lamps can be easy peasy.

Just follow these simple steps.
  1. Go to and type in "rewire lamp".
  2. Assemble all necessary tools.
  3. Make sure husband is in room.
  4. Ask lots of questions out loud.
  5. Wait for husband to say, "Here, let me do that".
  6. Hand him all the tools.
  7. Watch intently.
  8. Say "Thank you"!
See, I told you it would be easy peasy!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

We grew

Today, we went and doubled the size of our shop.

We are going to have some serious fun!