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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

THE ONE, THE ONLY, WARRENTON BLOG PARTY!

And a good time was had by all....especially yours truly!
On Sunday, March  28th, Theresa Cano of Garden Antqs Vintage played hostess to the most rockin' collection of bloggers ever assembled under a Texas sky!

I'm going to break this post up into two parts....the first part is going to be a star studded, who's-who post with many of your favorite bloggers. Part two, which may be posted tomorrow, or maybe later this week, will feature some of the incredible goodies we attendees were treated to.

So without further ado, here are the pics I managed to snap when I wasn't...
  1. Chowing down!
  2. Making new blogging buddies!
  3. Ooohing and aaahing over the creative blogger name-tags many of us made for the party!
And shame on me for not getting a pic of  Garden Antq Teresa's name-tag! But in all fairness, Ms. Theresa is a little whirlwind of activity during the party, she is Party Hostess Extraordinaire personified, and thus hard to pin down.

Let's get started!




Here's a bit more of my own name-tag...I basically just embellished a show ribbon with this, that and the other. It seemed to be a hit with my fellow bloggers!


 Hmmmmmm.


It's the lovely Shelley of Sweet Pea!
And get a load of her gorgeous Magnolia Pearl party duds...


Moving right along...


This gorgeous gal would be Lauri of Chippys. Nobody rocks baby doll bling like Ms. Lauri!




 There's Lauri and her partner in crime, the one and only TOT (Theresa Smith, aka The Other Theresa) of Time-Worn Interiors.
More on TOT later.

 
Hey, there's one of me!
This beautiful blonde gal is none other than Rebecca of Rebecca Ersfeld for Vintage Living.






 It's my girl Angelique of Six in One Hand! She was rockin' a Mason jar full of grandpa's cough medicine.  ;-)


Left to right, Angelique, Me, Jodie of Everything Vintage, and Laura of White Spray Paint.
It's great when blog friends make the leap from virtual to "real"! 

 

Blogging goddess Heather Bullard. She's just as nice and approachable as she is beautiful!


 

So if ya look in the dictionary, you see this ladies' picture under "super cute"...that'd be Mindy of Primitiques 'n Poetry.




 

Who 'dat?
I was thrilled beyond measure to finally meet this gal in person...it's Adrienne of  The Flying Bee!

 
Oh, the trouble we could get into, hehehe!
Left to right, Angelique, Me, Adrienne.


 

This? Too funny.
The charming and witty Maggie of The Veranda.

 

The Warrenton paparazzi, aka Adrienne of The Flying Bee and photographer extraordinaire, David of Student of Life.

More celebs? No problem!
Here's one of the fab guests of honor Theresa lined up, Gina Galvin of Peacock Park Design.



 

And the gorgeous lady on the left alonside Gina?
Why that would be my future boss and publisher, (hey, it could happen!) Jo Packham of Where Women Create.

And which name-tag won the award for the bestest and most all-around awesome?
That'd be this one...



Great job, TOT!


Blog Party, Spring 2010 is a wrap!


Sunday, April 4, 2010

HE IS RISEN



~ Wishing you and yours a most blessed Easter ~

Anne

Friday, April 2, 2010

WELCOME TO MY NEW BOOTH!

It took the better part of two days, and we're STILL not totally done, but here's what my new downstairs booth space looks like...


I still need to drop off lots of smalls this weekend, add twinkle lights and another lamp, and just foof it a bit more, so please keep that in mind when casting a critical eye on my new booth.

To refresh y'all's memories, I  finally was given a much coveted first floor booth space in my antique mall, and we all know what that means....more traffic, more visibility, more sales. 'Nuff said.

To give you some perspective, here's what we started with two days ago...don't forget to click photos to enlarge!


Hey, at least it's not fugly pegboard. Hallelujah!




Self-explanatory thorn in my side.

So from that....

To this...

Sorry for the sub-par lighting and lack of sharpness in some of these photos. I think I was so pooped my hands were shaking!


































Thanks Debbie and Cat Daddy for the awesome chair!


Believe it or not, I'm actually the first to introduce creepy baby doll heads to our antique mall!
Viva la change!




Okay, so ignore the price tags, pen and tape sitting on the chair there!


I know you be lovin' my "Dead People's Stuff" sign I purchased from the vendors of the same name at Warrenton. 


You need gorgeous garden art?
We gotcha covered at Fiona and Twig!

And from the awwwww, sooooo cute files, one of the mall owners has five brand new baby kitties on the premises that he brought out for their worldwide debut...
Their itty bitty little eyes aren't even opened yet!

 
Say hello To Bobby above, he's the mall owner of your dreams. He and Vickie both, great people, super accommodating...I'm lucky.


Mr. Twig even got in on the act. Likes to tell people he doesn't like cats. Hmmm, yeah, whatev.  ;-)

So that's it for now!
I'd like to thank the mall owners for always being so supportive, encouraging and accepting of whatever sort of funky stuff I want to unleash on our sleepy little town.
And I'd especially like to thank Mr. Twig for being such an invaluable help to me all day today.
Thanks honey, you're the best!

More pics to come in the days ahead, thanks for looking!
Have a wonderful and blessed Easter weekend!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

A DIVERSION...


~ from all-Warrenton, all-the-time ~

As seen from my kitchen window yesterday afternoon...







Synchronized Sleeping.
I give 'em a 9.75, what say you?

I spent all day getting moved into my new downstairs booth at the antique mall, more of the same tomorrow.
Right now, I'm not lovin' it. But I will. I hope! It just hasn't come together the way I envision it in my head....yet. I adore the space, it's my arranging and booth pimping skills I'm not loving. I'm rusty.

Coming up soon, more all-Warrenton, all-the-time pics.
Promise!  ;-)



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