Thursday, April 29, 2010

On the road again

I'll be on the road again. This time, I will be shopping with a couple of friends of mine. We are heading up to Wimberley tomorrow.

In my last post, I said that no self-respecting junker could go shopping without a tricked-out shopping cart. Well, I closed my eyes and made my first cut in the vintage tablecloth (it's okay, it had a couple of holes in it). I took one of those plastic tablecloths, cut it to size, then sewed my vintage one directly to the back of it.

I attached a carpenter's apron to the back of the cart for drinks and snacks. I picked this one up at the ARK sale last weekend. They sell them at Lowe's, etc for under $1. I think all I need now is my sunscreen, some $$, and some comfortable shoes . . .

Beyond The Picket Fence

Saturday, April 24, 2010

The Junk Fairy blew me kisses

The Junk Fairy blew me kisses yesterday. I went to the A.R.K. (Animal Rescue Kleberg) sale and loaded up! The old apple crate will be great for displaying items when I do the Bishop Centennial Celebration next month. I was also quite pleased to find a bag full of artificial bird eggs. (They are in the short, squatty apothecary jar). The jewelry box still had its key and is in really good shape.

My plans are to cut up the tablecloth to make a nice liner for my rolling shopping cart. No self-respecting junker can go to Round Top without one. LOL. I just know that it is going to be very difficult to make that first cut, but that is what I bought it for. I am looking for a plastic tablecloth to make the lining and the vintage one will go on the outside. I will be on the lookout for some ball fringe. Wouldn't that be sweet? I would like to take it to Wimberley next weekend, so I guess I better get crackin'.

This Gold Metal Cookbook was an unexpected find. It is 100 years old; copyright 1910. It is in incredible condition, too! I can't wait to try out some of its recipes.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Say "cheese"

Smile pretty and say "cheese"! I found this non-working Kodak Instamatic camera at last week's estate sale and decided to make it into a photo holder. Some wire, a drill, and Voila!

I mugged for a camera just like this one LOTS while I was growing up. It was one of the first cameras that made photo-taking easy, peasy.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Theresa and Teresa

My trip to Warrenton would not be complete without a nice visit to see Theresa of Garden Antiques Vintage. She is a sweetheart and she throws a magnificent blog party. I wasn't able to get up there in time for the party. I'm still bummed about THAT!
You can find Theresa right outside of Zapp Hall in Warrenton. She's just around the corner from Mindy, Debbie, and Anne.
Theresa has an amazing sense of style and helps you see how you can decorate with the unique items that she carries in her booth.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Mindy & Robelyn

The three of us could have so much fun together! Wouldn't we make a fun group out on the town? You betcha! It was so nice to see Mindy again. I met her in person in September. This time, I also got to meet Robelyn. She has joined forces with Mindy and is creating one-of-a-kind handbags. Robelyn is known around these parts as Red Neck Chic. She makes her beautiful purses in the style of Primitiques 'n Poetry. It is a great pairing. Kind of like chocolate-covered strawberries and champagne. Goes very well together. I hope to have more time next time. In fact, I MUST be on hand for the next Blog Party hosted by Theresa. I'll keep my fingers crossed that I can schedule it.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Divine Miss Debbie

Once I got to the top of the hill, I made my way over to see my favorite girls. My first stop was to see the Divine Miss Debbie (Cat Daddy was around somewhere nearby, I'm sure of it) Debbie and I had a nice little visit. She is such a delight! She has personality oozing from her pores. LOL If you are ever in Warrenton during trade days, locate Zapp Hall and look around to the right. You are bound to find her nearby.

We really couldn't have asked for better weather during our shopping trip. It was a little breezy at some points, but nothing to hinder my treasure hunting. This morning I unpacked the trailer. I didn't remember all I had purchased until I removed all of the newspaper and bubble wrap.
It was almost like Christmas again.

Tomorrow, I will go visit my booths in Corpus Christi. You can't see me, but I'm doing a happy dance.