Dumb blonde confession right up front: About 60 miles down the road, I realize that yes, I've brought my fancy schmancy digital camera, but that no, I've left the rechargeable batteries at home. Just great. So we picked up a couple of disposable cameras at H.E.B. (to you non-Texans, that'd be the greatest grocery store chain on God's green earth), and I vowed to just make do.
My booth space opens up in just 6 days, and this was only a one day trip. The mission at hand was to cover as much acreage as possible and score some really good deals to stock my booth.
Mission accomplished on both counts!
My wonderful workhorse of a huband gallantly pushed my Wonder Wheeler all day long, made numerous trips to the car to unload treasures, all the while remaining good natured and tireless. Methinks he's a keeper. Oh, and it's his birthday today! Happy Birthday, Sweetheart!
There's so much to share, so let's just get to it.
Oh, and if I post a pic and don't credit you or your shop, please, please forgive me! I can match most of the pics with the right dealer, but hey, I'm the idjit that forgot the batteries, remember?
First up, here's a pic of me and the oh-so-fab Theresa of Garden Antqs Vintage.
She's set up right outside Zapp Hall, and for my money, she has some of the very best merchandise I saw all day. She is an absolute master with display and setting up vignettes. I'm only sorry that my accursed $5 camera didn't capture all the shots I snapped. I did manage to get a nifty shot of one of her girls, though....
Theresa was there with her husband Cruz, and I was instantly met with warm hugs of recognition. Good people.
I was fortunate enough to get to meet several other blogging buddies, each one just as nice and genuine as I'd imagined.
Between Royer's Cafe and Zapp Hall, Mindy from Primitiques 'n Poetry is set up.
Girl's got mad skills.
I purchased this sweet little silver vase and platter from Miss Mindy...
She and her boyfriend David, who endeared himself to me always and forever when he gave me a furniture painting tutorial, are a great team. He's a pro-photog, so check her blog for more pics. He was snapping away, and it's a safe bet that his shots look better than mine.
Just to the left of Zapp Hall and within shouting distance of Theresa's tent is the awesomely awesome Troy from Junk Exchange.
I think I remember him telling me this was his first trip to Warrenton, but I'm sure it won't be his last. His tent was always packed, and he and his partner Rod make you feel at home the moment you meet them. Look at the pretties I acquired from Mr. Rash...
Look at that darling nightstand! And ya know what else? He has some of the best prices I came across.
Ironstone I scored from Troy. My momentary nemesis Theresa was scoping out the Ironstone while I was there. I put her in a headlock and walked away with the spoils. (kidding, of course. Theresa is a doll).
Random Warrenton Awesomeness...