Sunday, December 5, 2010

Open House on Alameda

Last night was our Open House. Once a year, all the antique shops on Alameda stay open until 9:00. There is lots of food, music, and FUN.

A couple of the shops have a universal percentage off, but at Betty's it is up to each vendor to have a sale . . . or not. Joan and I opted for not. We ran into Judy and Betty and had fun checking out the shops together.

Betty is one of the hardest-working people I know. She has three (count them, 3) antique malls in Corpus Christi. I have booths in 2 of them. Frankly, I don't know where she gets the energy. I'm pretty high energy, but Betty could run circles around me.

The food went fast. There were tons of people enjoying the huge shopping party. The brownies did not last long. They were absolutely delicious! Did someone say, "chocolate"?

Jean is owner of the Renaissance Shop. She is another with boundless energy.

This is the window that Jean did at Betty's Trash to Treasures. Even though she has Renaissance, she also has a booth at Betty's. Our booth is just to the left of this wonderful window.

Jean has started a Junk display at her counter at Renaissance and has included one of my Junk Queens to be a part of it. I feel quite honored.

This guy was awesome. He played Christmas music on his sax all evening. He really added to the festivities and could be heard all over.

Cricket stopped by our booth and we had a lovely chat. It's fun to meet your customers one-on-one. She has a shop just down the street and I plan to go check it out the next time I am in town. By the way, she got an awesome deal on those bowls. I wish that I had seen them first. LOL

Even Duggers Flower Villa on Antique Row got in on the fun. She served lumpia and jello shots. Quite a combination.


Prior said...

The widow looks fantastic, it would make me want to go in! And everything inside is gorgeous, as well. I love lumpia, I have not had any since we retired from the Air Force! Lezlee

Heather said...

Everything look fantastic. I am a lover of anything antique and vintage. Love the shops. So Festive!

time worn interiors said...

Gosh, it looks like you guys had a great time! Hope the sales were good!

Yvonne said...

Wish I had not been out of town. I sure wanted to go to your open house. Looks like you all had lots of fun and hope you had a good crowd. Everything looks great and you look beautiful! Hope to visit your shop this holiday season for sure!


Looks like a ball Teresa(:)

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Looks like such fun!
There seems to be such a great sense of community amongst all you dealers down there. Nice to see!