Yeeeeeee haw! Imagine this....
a full day of nothing but shopping for antiques and found objects, bling and beads, with friends, then eating great meals, playing and no work! You get up the next morning, and start all over again, for a whole week!
That's what it was like in Round Top, Texas. As you can see from the pics, we had no fun whatsoever! Round Top is just one of the cities that takes part in this event. There are a number of surrounding little cities, with hundreds of vendors, buildings and tents, at all of them.
I made some wonderful new blogging friends. This is a great group shot of the gang I hung out with. From the top left, Sandy Navarro, Charlene Gray, Susie Hibdon, Karen Valentine, Joy Campbell. Next row is lovely Rita Blanks, Cindy Crain, me, and the darling Diane Cook, my hostess for the week.
Thanks for your warm Texas hospitality to those of us visiting ladies. A handful of us traveled from California, and Arizona.
Here is a typical lunch, with Texas sized ice tea, with free refills. I must have filled that thing up about four times on the 91 degree day. I almost melted! But luckily, the weather improved. Man was it hot and dry. Then it rained, of course!
Here's Diane shooting one of our favorite Lace Lady booths. This is a typical booth under a tent, and the tents went on for miles! If you found something you liked, you had to get it then, because you might not find that booth again! Or at least I couldn't.
I just loved this mirror! What a great idea, to attach vintage baby shoes to a round mirror! So darn clever.
There are so many shots I took, it was hard to choose. So many booths went to a lot of work creating those special touches, eye candy everywhere.
Here is Diane set up for a blog party on Sunday night. Doesn't her display look wonderful?
Beautiful job Diane. This woman is a saint, putting up with me for so many days, and is married to the nicest man on earth! Thank you Allen, hope to return the hospitality one day soon. Love you guys.
Have ya'all heard of Magnolia Pearl?
Well, I had heard of it, but didn't really understand the attraction to the clothing, until I saw it in person.
I fell in LOVE, deep love, expensive LOVE if you know what I mean?
The lady that owns and designs this line of clothing, knows the art of display. I could have taken a hundred shots in her booth (which was six stalls, not one).
This sign is painted metal, with lights, and LOTS of burlap, everywhere.
This dress form with wings, was set up outside of her display, with live doves. Is that cool or what? Her theme this year was birds, so there were live birds everywhere.
This is Robin of Magnolia Pearl, with Susie (Vintage Susie) who helped me redo my blog. I coined the phrase "getting Pearled" after buying some of her fun pieces. Check out the website for a lot of romantic clothing, and darling models.
Sorry for not posting about this sooner, a cold got hold of me and tried to rip me apart when I got back last Wednesday. I'm finally able to concentrate, and share the story.
I have some pics of some of the goodies I bought. They were hard earned, pawing through hundreds of booths, boxes, dust and then negotiating for a fair prices. Whew. "I'm just sayin"... (that's Texas talk) I was tired by the end of seven days.