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Showing posts with label Fredericksburg. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Fredericksburg. Show all posts

Monday, September 21, 2009

Rate My Junk, Tuesday Edition.....


Welcome one and all to the decidedly
white trash version of HGTV's  Rate My Space!
This is a follow-up to yesterdays post wherein I bragged shamelessly
about all the swell swag I confiscated for my booth.
Ready for some more gloating AND the opportunity
to tell me just exactly what you think of my finds without impunity??

Alrighty then, let's get goin'!

First up:


Awesomely creepy little girl doll! Not creepy enough, you say?
Hmmmm, okay, tough audience....
Here's some of her kin just down the way:



Now that's what I'm talkin' about!
You know the whole decorating-with -creepy-doll-heads thing 
we've all been doing forever?
Ever wonder what happened to the rest of said dolly?

Well, wonder no longer! 
Fiona and Twig considers it our civic duty to answer these 
vexing questions which keep you awake at night. Here they be!
Oh my stars, you guys would've gone into an apoplectic fit 
if you'd toured this fab Field of Junk Dreams with me yesterday!
Where oh where to begin?
Feast your eyes....


What the hey??!!
Stroller for 4?
Kiddie-park ride?
No child restraints/seatbelts?
Wheeeee!!!!!

In keeping with our slightly macabre kiddie theme, 
walk another row over and you are met with this:



Do you have to ask twice if I'm going back for this???
And just in time for Halloween, too.
I'm wondering if the genteel locals are going to "get" my 
Curious Sofa-esque Halloween vignette?

Round the corner and all of this 
is pretty much ripe for the taking (dirt, dirt cheap prices!):


I'm in serious love with the garden lounger and birdcage.

As per yesterdays post, I'm breaking up my plentious finds 
from this weekend into several posts, but here's something 
on the more kid-friendly end of the spectrum.

Look y'all, it's Muff's Toybox!!!



Beats me who "Muff" is, but Aunt Jane and Uncle Scottie 
sure did think he was swell...





If I divulged just how cheaply I procured this toy box, 
you might just have to resort to calling me naughty names, 
so let's just say it was decidedly non-spendy and leave it at that.

Coming up on my next edition of Rate My Junk:

Life, Death and a Foe Defeated.
Clear as mud?
Good. I loves me a cliffhanger.  ;-)

'Night All,
Anne


Sunday, September 20, 2009

Lock and load, baby....


I'm thisssss close to being ready to stock my booth.
Today was like junking nirvana. Seriously.
The capricious junking gods, with whom I have a decidely love/hate relationship,
were smiling down upon me today.

I've been stressing about not having enough big pieces to stock my booth,
but today's finds put those fears to rest.
I have at least a weeks worth of posts AND pictures
just about todays extraordinary purchases alone,
but due to the fact that I'm pretty much toast right now,
I'm only gonna give you a quick peek and rundown.

We hit Trade Days in Fredericksburg,
which is sort of the local mini-version of First Mondays in Canton.
I met a terrific gal named Effie, who will be set up in Bar W Field at Warrenton.
We chatted for quite some time,
and I was totally jazzed to pick up
these two joined theatre seats from her for $20.



Aren't these just ridiculously cool?


Safe at home!

She has loads more, and not only that,
but she recently purchased the entire contents
of an old small town pharmacy building! How cool is that?
I think I'm staying friends with this chica! We exchanged info,
and she's going to show me the best spots to get rock-bottom deals
while in Warrenton next week.
Wow, did I just say next week???
Should we all just let out a big collective squeal?!

I picked up a gorgeous white dresser w/mirror
which will go over huge with the shabby chic crowd.
I also pretty much stole a vintage 1910 white wicker babies crib
which had been marked down to a ridiculously low price.
Pictures to follow when I go back and pick it up on Tuesday.
Add to that a few roadside finds (including a killer desk)
and about a dozen more Trade Days acquisitions,
and this Texas gal is ready to pack it in and call it a day.
Lots and lots of pictures to follow next week once I refuel and recharge.

Hope your weekend was blessed beyond belief!
Until next time,
Anne


Monday, September 7, 2009

Pass the cigars, it's a GIRL!



Ain't she purty?
Her name's Fantine.

Me and my gotta-have-it-right-now, impatient self
has been seriously jonesing for a dress form for what seems like forever.
My junking budget has taken a serious hit this past month or so
as I try to stock up on merch and props and such for my upcoming booth.
So a real live, busty, beautiful broad in the form of a female dress form was gonna have to wait.

In the meantime, I stumbled upon Jules, who I introduced you to last week.



Meh. He'll still come in handy, but he wasn't what I was truly looking for. 
Yes, I admit it....I was just using him until something better came along. 
Lookin' for the Junk BBD, no shame in that, right? 
So why do I feel like such a hussy, then?  ;-)

After Mass on Sunday, I set off just down the road
for some window shopping in the fab little town of Fredericksburg. You know, home of Red and the legendary Homestead stores, yada, yada.
Oh, and to grab a bite at the yummy well-known eatery, Rather Sweet ....
OMG, if you haven't eaten there, you simply must!
This chick is one seriously talented chef,
and she's been mentioned in scads of national mags
and been on the Food Network. Just go. Get the berry tart bar. Prepare to swoon.

Anyhoo....just window shopping. Yep, that's all I  planned on doing, yessirree. 
Was doing great until we hit the city limits 
and I saw a flashing "Antiques" sign I had never noticed before. 
"STOP THE CAR"  I screamed at my junking buddy 
who was driving. Turns out it's a brand spanking new Antique Mall 
which just opened a little over a month ago. 
They seem to have terrific stuff and mostly great prices. 
And that's where I found her....



She was nestled away in a corner behind a bunch of
Pepto Bismol pink frou frou. Almost passed her by,
and would have had she not whispered to me in French
"C'est un plaisir de vous rencontrer".

And with that, my resolve melted like a puddle of sorbet.

She isn't vintage, but that's aiight, I have plans to tea stain her soon.
And she comes on a really sturdy, solid rolling stand.
The best part? I was able to get her for a song,
and nope, it wasn't La Vie En Rose, either.

I picked up a few more treasures at my newfound junk source, 
as well as got my name on the waiting list for when a booth opens up. Score!

Here's another nifty little find which caught my eye the minute I walked in the front door:



It's an egg carrier-sorter thingamabob! A little too pricey for me,
but representative of some of the unusual things they have there.

Next installment, I'll give ya's a peek at the darling scales
I practically stole from them they were so cheap!

Have a fab Monday!
~ Anne


Tuesday, August 18, 2009

From the quaint little town that gave you Carol Hicks Bolton and Homestead...


I'm aware that many of you bloggers and shop owners are well acquainted with the enchanting work of designer Carol Hicks Bolton and Homestead. I'm abundantly blessed to live just a short 20 miles down the road from this iconic store in Fredericksburg, Texas, and have been inspired by the creativity of Carol and her husband Tim for nigh on 20 years now.

Please allow me to introduce you to yet another inspiring shop nestled in the Texas Hill Country, Red.

Link to store:


Link to blog:

So what are you waiting for? Click on their links and go get inspired!
Pax,

Anne



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