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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Local Loveliness

Hello Friends!

How is your week going? 
Mine is going great, and it's going quickly.
Hurry up, weekend!

And speaking of weekends, I spent this last one doing all sorts of fun stuff,
including attending the 24th Annual
in the beautiful Hill Country hamlet of Comfort, Texas.

As usual, I was the annoying chick getting in everyone's way
snapping pics, so let's have a look,
shall we?




 Fabulous Fall touches were evident everywhere.





















 And what made this photo shoot extra special?


 Finally getting to meet this beautiful lady in person!
Ann Williams of Hill Country House.

We've been blog and e-mail buddies for awhile now, and since she resides in
my new hometown of Fredericksburg, Texas, I think we're going to be
getting into lots of trouble together!
Here are a few images of her space...



 I just love Ann's wares, she paints with beautiful,
broad brush strokes of color in her vignettes.



 And then I rounded the corner and saw this...






 A vendor selling nothing but grain sacks and vintage clocks!

Hyperventilating....must.catch.breath.
Oh my goodness, need you ask if I bought anything???



So there you have it!
An absolutely perfect Texas Hill Country day.



Enjoy your Thursday,
and be sure to head on over to visit Debra at Common Ground
for



67 comments:

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Oh Anne, I've always wanted to go to this show. So many great things. BTW, you are the offical photographer of The Accumulations Show, thanks for offering to do this. So, I guess I'll see at the end of the month, woo hoo, so excited you'll be there.

Attic Rat said...

I think I am going to need to get this show on my calendar. When is it held? (besides last weekend, of course!)

I am going to the Austin City-wide on Saturday. I've never been and am hoping that it will have lots of goodies there.

I enjoyed your picture tour!

- Teresa

Lululiz said...

OMG, look at all those fabulous old clock faces!!! Go on, how many did you buy? You DID buy some, didn't ya?

Vintage Junky said...

shut the front door! you have the bestest stuff in tx! nofair!

Debra@Common Ground said...

Eeeeck, I would have loved to have been there with you, and besides I AM needing some new glasses!
xoxo,
D

Studio Gypsies said...

Anne,
We are so looking for a kitchen sink like the one in the first picture. Or one similar!! Love it!
Love the clocks too! Oh, my can I come to Texas!!??
Lisa

Jo said...

I want to come and live in America.

*sigh*

x

Chambray Blue said...

So Wonderful! I especially loved the colored gourds.

Tina @ TinyBear said...

Sounds like an awesome day Anne. Love those grain sacks and the clocks too.
xo Tina

Olive Cooper said...

Oh my that cupboard with all the drawers and the chandelier...how do you control youself? One of your images reminds me that I have a vintage pulpit in my motorcycle shed! hugs♥olive

Gracefully Vintage said...

ahhhhhhh, I am so Jealous, I want those big letters, the preachers stand, and oh my so much more...
Going to have to maket the trip from no. ca to texas.YOU are so so LUCKY.
karryann

* French Farmhouse 425 * said...

~*~*~Wonderful treasures!!~*~*Thanks for the eye candy~*~* HUGS~ Rachel ;)

Chrissy said...

Its not fair...its just not fair...wahhhhhhh :( I want some clocks,and wire baskets and some of that fabric..........still crying:(

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Really, really fun to look at post!
So....what did you bring home?
:)

Hill Country House Girl said...

Anne, You are so kind! I wish I had fluffed some areas of my booth better for you. I think you are an awesome photographer - truly.It was so good to finally meet you and I can't wait for you to get over here for good!! Have a great weekend!!

P.S. I am heading out of town and need to do a quick post. I think I will post about the Comfort show via YOU and link back, ok?

red.neck chic said...

I want the scale...
Seriously. LOL

AUGH! Looks like you woulda had to drag me outta there...

;-D robelyn

gail said...

wow-I know I've said it before, but you gals have the best loot out there in Texas...I'm drooling here.
gail

Mzzterry said...

be.still.my.heart.

i'm speechless...............

sissie said...

Hi Anne,
The further down I scrolled the better the photos! And then, gasp, I saw the clocks and the grain sacks!!!! I think my heart stopped! LOL!

Did you buy lots? I know you did!

hugs
Sissie

Alice said...

Oh my, I could see why you were hyperventilating! Such lovely stuff there! Can you send some of that up my way?

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

OMG Anne, I love those grain sacks and the clock facings, I bet you were hyperventilating!!! I know I would have been. I've never heard of this show but would love to go next time... do they only have it once a year? hugs~~~ Daphne

Deb said...

So much vintage ~ loveliness :-)
Looks like my idea of a perfect day of thrifting :-)

Valerie@chateaualamode.typepad.com said...

That chandelier is calling my name! A feast for my eyes...all of it. Thanks for sharing.

time-worn interiors said...

That's some great looking stuff there!
Theresa

It's me said...

Hi Anne...i see a lot of beautiful things !!! have a nice weekend sweettie.........love you Ria...

Pamela said...

Love everything Anne! I especially love that sink perfect for the laundry room! So much great stuff and great photos too!
Pamela xo

Sue said...

Great photos, loved them all! I love when there is a bunch of the same stuff grouped, like the grain sacks and the clocks. It always appeals to me!

Take care, Sue

Jane said...

Be still my heart. I would have been hyperventilating if I saw all of those clocks and clock faces....and I thought I had a big collection!!
The picture you took of Ann Williams was a beautiful portrait shot. Your photography skills are outstanding.
Jane

Donna said...

Wow, thanks for taking us along with you! So many wonderful treasures, it's hard to pick a favorite. But, I adore the vintage grain sacks, and the neat jumbo letters, and the leaded glass windows, too! I would've needed a very large truck to haul my loot home in :)

Itchin' Stitchin' said...

You're such a lucky lady to live so close to all this goodness!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Wow, so much great stuff all in one spot! Yes, a perfect day!

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

I can't believe I missed this!! I'm going to have to mark it on my calendar or something!! Bummer!

GREAT pictures!! I'm glad you found some great things. The clocks and grains sacks are delectable!! And how fun to have met up with a blogger. One of these days I'm going to have to meet up with you in Fredricksburg.
Patricia :o)

traci said...

oh my gosh. i want the old sink, the vintage grain sacks and all those clocks. i would have spent tons-o-money there.

Vicki said...

So many comments here...1)I want to move to Texas because based on your blog and photos, you guys have the best junk 2) Ann's booth is beautiful! So glad you have a new partner in crime 3) Grain sacks and clocks..OMG I bet you bought a few things for the new house there. 4) I spotted a few quirky roosters in those photos! Thanks for sharing. Have a nice weekend. I can't wait for mine either.

bella said...

Oh I love those vintage grain sacks
and the clocks
and the big scrolly letters
and the thing with all the little drawers
It looks like a great show - thanks for sharing :)
Sue

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

gorgeousness!

-Danielle

Theresa said...

Oh my gosh Anne... when I saw the letters I thought to myself, self you need to tell Anne how wonderful those letters are and then you showed the chandi, and then you showed the printers cupboard, and then the grain sacks and the clocks!!! OH MY GOSH! What a great show, you must have had a blast, and maybe take a paper bag with you just in case you hyperventilate! Thank you for sharing! Theresa xoxo

Jemsmom said...

Wow! Wow! Wow!!! I want to come!

Low Tide High Style said...

Anne, so much great stuff in one place, I'm completely jealous! Glad you had a good time and I'm with you, those grain sacks and clocks would have been calling my name too! Ann's booth was full of lovely things too...sigh!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Kat :)

Shirley Smith said...

I couldn't catch my breath after the first photo..the bed!! Wish I had it..its just like the one I had when I was young! I'm looking for one again. All your photos made me wish I was there! Thanks for sharing!

Heaven's Walk - said...

Be still my soul!!!! So......just how many grain sacks DID you buy, Anne???? lol! I would'ave just told the guy "I'll buy your entire booth.....!" LUV LUV LUV those old hemp linen grain sacks!!!! They're my latest obsession for sure....

What a blissful show it must have been!

xoxo laurie

Heaven's Walk - said...

Hey, Anne - btw - the vendor with the grain sacks doesn't have an online or Etsy store, do they? I can't get over them...... :)

xoxo laurie

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

Oh Anne~ Whenever I see your Fabulous Photos with such Vintage Treasures, I just have 1 thing to say ~ "I Want to Be There!"
Cheryl

north pal said...

i so adore that you share your snaps with us. oh, those lucious linen towels. they are so home spun looking. the framed little girl is too sweet. Bestest,Denise

Fearless Nester said...

Oh you're killing me with all those beautiful treasures! But I really do enjoy seeing all that I am missing through the lens of your camera. I cannot even imagine seeing that huge collection of grain sacks in person, I too would have to carry a paper bag to breathe out of there! xo ~Lili

Firefly Hill said...

Wow Anne...I mean just picture after picture of amazing things! I could have gone nuts...
Your photos are wonderful-thanks for taking us along.

xo,

annie

A Cottage Muse said...

Hi Anne ~ fabulous as always! That head in the basket made me giggle!!

trash talk said...

Three words...sink...giant clock faces...scales! Well, actually more than 3...but who's counting? Prices???
Debbie

Theresa said...

Beautiful goods and gorgeous pictures of it all! I can't believe you find so much good stuff everywhere you go! Wonder if they do all of that just for you? Maybe so:) Have a blessed day my friend! HUGS!

The Feathered Nest said...

OMGoodness girl!!!!!! So, so much wonderful eye candy here...I don't know what to gush about first!!!! But the little doll and child furniture has me swooning and YOU KNOW I'm foaming over the clock faces....it's like a wonderful dream ~ great post sweetie!! hugs and love, Dawn

Claudia said...

Sheer gorgeousness. I especially love that old pulpit!

xo
Claudia

Pam said...

Beautiful photos. I am in love with that little blue doll bed with the decals. I love 1950's decals. Now the glasses freak me out a little though. I always think of dead people when I see them.

Georgia Gibbons said...

can you hook us up w/ that clock vendor? The whole thing was amazing.

vintagesusie & wings said...

OK, so I'll start with the well know fact that your photographs are AWESOME girl...but then I must immediately follow up with my newly found knowledge that, TEXAS JUST ROCKS!!!
Maybe I'm lucky I don't live there...I'd probably be homeless from spending my mortgage money on more cooool junk that's around every corner. I could just live out of my car & collect smalls, right! That could work, but I love all the big stuff too!! What's a junky Cali girl to do?
Hugs,
Susie

Nook Cranny Gifts said...

So many sacks, Oh my goodness!!!! I would of been so excited to see those myself.
Great sale, wish I lived there.
Thanks for sharing.
Michele

Sandra Evertson said...

Just like Heaven!

Sandra Evertson

Secret Garden Cottage said...

Anne, you're one lucky girl! What a great sale... sooooo many beeautiful things to choose from! How is that? When I go antiquing, I can't even find one good thing to buy sometimes... haha! Sounds like you had a wonderful day!
Enjoy your weekend!
Hugs ~ Jo

Melanie said...

OH MY, ANNE!!! I think I ooh-ed and ahh-ed more in this one post than I have in an entire lifetime! The letters. The linens. The baskets. The CLOCKS!!! Seriously.. my heart can't take it!;))))

Have a fabulos weekend, friend!
Melanie

Melanie said...

SEE! I am so a flutter, I can't even spell FABULOUS!!! ;)))

sweetpea said...

my computer is about to short out from the drool collecting on the keyboard...

hugs,

shelley

Teresa said...

Wow, the grain sacks and the clocks just about took my breath away! Beautiful!!

Burlap Luxe said...

Anne,
Right off let me give you a late Birthday shout out !! HAPPY BIRTHDAY girl!!
Its your special month :)
I also am shopping right off your post I would snag up all those galvanized wire baskets for sure, I have a real thing for galvanized metals and wire pieces.

You always have to best featured posting with flea market chic-ness :)

See you soon!
xoxo
Dore

Dee@FrenchBleuVintage said...

Oh Anne, Hubba hubba!!! Where to start? Suffice it to say, you take some pretty great photos.I would kill for that kitchen sink -The weekend is here...YIPEEEE

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Anne,

Thanks for sharing your photographs,love everything there and I can see why you went home with some goodies.
Love the grain sacks and all the clocks! just wish I could have been there.

happy weekend
Hugs
Carolyn

DustyLu said...

Hi my dear friend! I have missed you! I am sorry I have not visited I have been soo sick and had the worst flu in ages! Get your flu shots! I love you photogaphy and the places you take me! Thank you for be so creative and so awesome! Have a wonderful nite! Lulu

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

What a wonderful sale. Your photos have all of us drooling :-) I know you had a wonderful time!
Have a great weekend my friend!
Blessings,
Marcia

Barbara Jean said...

unbelievably amazing!!
thanks for all the great photos.

blessings

barbara jean

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