Where's that, you ask?
Why, that would be Bar W Field in Warrenton, Texas.
What? Where? Huh???
First and foremost, it's FUN!
First and foremost, it's FUN!
For the uninitiated, let me give y'all the skinny on just what the fuss is all about: Bar W is just one of many fields, halls, barns and venues located in the very heart of Fayette County, Texas. Twice a year, Spring and Fall, these sleepy little (and I do mean LITTLE!) farming communities become home to what is known as Antique Weekend.
This is an event of truly biblical proportions...it is a huge gathering of antique and collectible vendors from across the USA and even abroad. Tens upon tens of thousands of folks descend upon about a half-dozen tiny Texas towns at a point roughtly halfway betwixt Austin and Houston. Most of the shows are to be found along Hwy 237 in the towns of Round Top, Warrenton and Carmine, but there's much to be seen in the surrounding areas as well.
I've been rounding up treasures to take with me next month, as I will be there helping my good friend Effie set up and sell up her fab vintage wares. I wanted to give all of you a little sneak peek at several treasures making the trip...
"Satin Mesh MINUTE FACIAL!
With sterilized cotton for applying Satin Mesh!
From the old-timey, poofy-skirted lady, to the killer baby pink color, all the way down to the "tested and approved" seal from the Good Housekeeping Institute below the words "Freshen Up", I am soooo in love with this vintage vending machine! If you love it too, come see me in Warrenton, I think we can make a deal.
Procured only yesterday, I stumbled upon this...
On my lunch break from my ACLS re-certification,
(Oh yeah, I passed! Got 100% on the written exam, woo hoo!), I snuck over to the local estate sale,
which is where I unearthed this industrial piece.
Estate Sale employee and all-around awesome dude Jason told me that he thought it had been a water wheel in the garden. I don't know about you, but I see industrial art / side table written all over this beauty, how about you?
But back to the fun.
It was day two of the sale, everything was winding down, and junker Annie wasn't about to waste time huddled 'round the jewelry case with some burly dude with halitosis breathing down my neck to ogle the pocket watches.
Nope, I followed my usual MO and headed outside, where it was as though the heavens had opened up and shone a light down upon all of these...
*cue celestial choirs*
Rusty, crusty metal letters!
What do y'all think, ETSY SHOP or Warrenton?
If any of you folks out there see a way cool letter that you simply can't live without, I might just go ahead and list it in my shop, otherwise, these babies will be making the trip to Antique Week with me.
That's all for now!
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