Here's a sample of the Round Top goodies!
Where has the time gone?
I promised to show some pics of all the goodies I bought while slaving away in Round Top, going through boxes and boxes of items, on tables, under tables, tucked away places. Every night I was covered with dust head to toe....so much fun!
I started a collection of the sweetest shaker jars, there are about five of them here. I'm going to put small items, like MOP buttons and things like that in them. Aren't they adorable?
I got a huge amount of old hardware, lots of lockets, watches, some bling, stuff like that.
So I have to say, if you LOVE antique shopping with a passion, and don't mind hot weather, and pouring through miles of vendors, this is the place for you, Round Top, Texas. It is an antique lover's delight! This event happens twice a year, and it helps to have a friend who lives near there, to stay with or share a room at a motel with (thank you Diane Cook, you are the best. ) Diane also carefully packed up all these goodies and sent them to me, what a sweetie you are.
More goodies, more lockets. The prices were all over the place. I didn't find any reasonable rosaries, I remember one person said to look for those. I will eventually get some pieces on to Etsy, but need to kind of "live" with them for awhile, you know what I mean. They are like new little children that have come to live with me!
Here's a bracelet I made with one of the little hardware pieces I bought at RT. Love making pieces like this!!
And here is a picture of me today, at an antique show in a small town near us, that my friend, Diana Frey took of me in my Magnolia Pearl!
It is so much fun to wear, and I wondered how it would be received in California! So far so good, got a lot of squeals from a couple of ladies that recognized it immediately, asking if that is what it was. Too much fun to wear. Check out their website, www.MagnoliaPearl.com. Beautiful website.
That's the "rest of the story". Go to Round Top if you get a chance. Make it happen!
I'm just about done making a gigantic amount of jewelry for my shows this summer, but are we ever "done"? Of course not, and I have a LOT of pieces to use now!
Thanks to all those who have purchased a kit. I'm working on a new one, hope to get it out in a couple of weeks, we'll see.
Thanks everyone, hugs to you.