It's going to be tough to part with her once I get a booth or shop off the ground and running.
Oh, my apologies, I haven't introduced you to my newest family member yet.....this is Big Orange Betty.....
She's a little self conscious about her height, being 7 feet and all. A
chunky hearty farm gal from the plains of Minnesota, donchaknow. How she made it to a flea market in the Texas Hill Country is likely a tale to rival the very best of Lewis and Clark! And don't ya dare even think about calling her Ugly Betty...why she'd just as soon whomp you upside the head with a rolling pin as put up with that sort of sass.
One of the local antique store Proprietoresses (is that a word?) had her eye on Betty for a few weeks prior. I know this because said Shop Owner is a friendly acquaintance, and we've shared tales of our latest finds and acquisitions.
On the morning I picked Betty up from the market, my trusty friend Junker Earl informed me that Shop Owner owner had come by bright and early before I had arrived to make doubly sure that I still wanted Betty and was planning on picking her up. I know for a fact that Betty wouldn't have left with her anyway....even though I got her for a steal at $85, Shop Owner has a glorious shop full of beautiful but pricey treasures. Betty, being a simple gal, instinctively felt more at home with me.
So, me and dutiful husband and dutiful friend loaded her up and off we went. Got her home and began to play dress-up....
A little strip of burlap to temporarily cover the stains....
Enough lollygagging Betty, time to get to work!
Out with the unpacked wedding china, into your watchful bosom, old girl.
She's going to be tough to say goodbye to on that fateful day, but say goodbye I will. My shop will need a good-hearted, big-boned sentry like Betty to keep an eye on things.....donchaknow?