"Regrets, I've had a few:
But then again, too few to mention...."
Oops sorry, just channeling a little Frank Sinatra there!
All in all, my trip to the Junkin' Shangri-la known as Antique Weekend in Warrenton was a huge success, both personally and God willing, professionally. I scored some truly amazing one-of-a-kind finds for my shop, met and made some incredible new friends, and took home enough warm and fuzzy memories to last me until, oh, I dunno, at least
April 2010. ;-)
But if forced to enumerate some things I'd like a "do-over" for, here's my list:
Wear more comfortable shoes. Yes, my cowboy boots were way cool and kick-azz, but I came home with a blister on my right heel the size of a lemon. Cow-patties be damned, next time I'm wearing my Birks!
Spend more time with Debbie and Cat Daddy of Talking Trash! I have to admit, those two were just about my favorites there. Warm, funny as heck, and style to boot. What's not to love?
Plan on spending more than just one day. I mistakenly thought that our inability to secure lodging in the immediate vicinity would be a deal-breaker. This native Texan shoulda just whipped out an atlas and did the math...lots and lots of affordable rooms to be had in Austin, and it's not that far away.
Actually refer to the map/guide inside the Show Daily Guide Book before the drive back home. Another Captain Obvious mistake. It has a handy dandy cross reference guide in the back to help you locate just where to find which vendor sells what.
Quit rationalizing about all the reasons why you can't go back....already spent too much money, gotta get the booth stuff ready for Saturday, blah, blah, blah, baby fishcakes.....just DO IT!!!! It's like Disneyland only better, it's like Canton on steroids (I totally stole that last bit), it's the most fun you can have smack dab in the middle of nowhere in a cow pasture!!!
One thing I don't regret?
This schweeet little purchase right here...
Have you ever seen anything like it?
If you have, you're a better man than I am, Gunga Din.
Cute little Asian inspired crusty child's toy chest, or as my husband is wont to call it, the "ugly baby thing".
It needs a little love, but once I give it a good spit shine and some polyurethane, it'll be ready to head to its happy new home.
Come see me at Water St. Antiques in Kerrville, Texas, for the ugly baby thing and lots, lots more!