Monday, October 26, 2009

Gotta love "free"

Joy called me and she said she had some items that I would probably like. She also told me that she would make me an offer that I couldn't refuse. She knows I couldn't possible turn down "free"!

The darling little yellow table was built way back in 1941! I know because its builder signed and dated it. It has a neat little pullout section and a nice drawer. I think I may put a crystal knob on the drawer. I haven't quite decided yet.

I'm pretty sure that the doll beds are going to get a nice coat of pink paint. The other day, I mixed up a nice, soft shade of pink and it is now my color of choice (at least until it runs out)

The ceiling tin may find its way on top of a birdhouse. Not sure yet. It seems almost too precious to cut up. Almost.

The wire chair is just screaming to become a planter chair. Wouldn't it be great with a foxtail fern sprouting out of the seat?

There are 4 nice pieces of gingerbread but a couple of them are broken. I think that I may salvage parts from the most damaged one to make 3 complete pieces.

Oh, and do you want to guess how many wads of gum are under that black desk?

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Felt like a Hobo

I had errands and doctors appointments today so I had to drive in to Corpus Christi which is about 45 miles from my home. At my first stop, I slipped on the wet tiles and broke my shoe! Flip flops to be precise. I don't care how graceful you are, you just can not walk in broken flip flops. No way, no how. To top it off, the side of town I was on didn't have any known shoe stores. I had to walk around Corpus Christi barefooted until I bought more shoes. Made me feel like some kind of hobo.
Since I was already on the side of town that Third Coast was on, I had to rework my booth barefooted. Yuck, yuck, yuck. I can't stand dusty feet.
I'm glad that because I'm a junker, I carry a big container of Lysol wipes with me at all times. Ahhh, relief!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Miles and miles of SHOPPING!!

There was shopping as far as my eyes could see and as far as my feet could walk.

I just went from one awesome booth to the next. Most of what I found was in Warrenton. I also shopped Giddings and Fayetteville.

I ended up falling twice on my trip. No one said I was graceful. The first time I fell was when we were buying the trailer. The guy we bought it from had a Segway. When he offered to let me ride it, I jumped right on. He gave me a little lesson on how to manuever on it. He just didn't get to the part about how to get off of the thing. When I went to step off, it put more weight on the right side so it started to turn that way and sent my feet flying. I scraped up my elbow a little.

The second time I fell, I was watching for my DH to come back with the truck and didn't see the pile of stuff on the ground in front of me. I looked like I was sliding into home plate. I had white pants on. How I didn't get dirty, I'll never figure out.

They were even all set for Halloween.

I have spent far more than I had intended to. I just love all of my purchases. Can you see the gingerbread in the trailer? It came from Galveston. Galveston was devastated during Hurricane Ike. So sad. So very sad. I picked up several tables and chairs, a couple of neat dressers, minnow buckets, post office doors, I also found rusty tin ceiling tiles, chandeliers, and lots of other cool stuff. Now where am I going to store all this stuff?

Marburger Farm

I was walking around the Marburger Farm Antique Show with my eyes wide open and my mouth agape. I was like a kid in a candy store. The show is in Round Top, Texas and features something like 400 vendors from all over creation. There is tent after tent and building after building to explore.
Marburger is where you go to see the best of the best.

Magnolia Pearl takes you to some other time. lts creator is Robin Pearl Brown. She grew up in California to an artistic father and a gypsy mother. She now lives in Bandera. I'm sure that she got to Texas just as fast as she could.

This year's Victorian fairy wear is stunning!!

I stopped by Janet Waldrop's booth. She is a certified jeweler who does wonderful vintage jewelry using vintage found objects for her Skip to My Lou shop. All of her pieces are displayed on old cabinet cards.

Michelle's Vintage Girl booth was absolutely darling. She has a love affair with rust, chippy paint and time worn objects. Her items make you want to invite all your girlfriends over for a tea party. Her use of color is so very appealing.

These pieces were made from industrial parts. Some of these used to be old propane tanks. I like them in their second life. Very creative.