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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


Anonymous said...

Nothing like a shopping high, take finding the stuff as a sign from Heaven. I can't wait to see you open your first shop. Just remember, once you start doing this there is no turning back, you will be hook for ever ; humm... you already hook. Blessings, NO FEAR, Marta. P.D. You are very funny, better than a happy pill

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Girl, I am anxiously waiting for you to move in that booth, go now, run, hurry, so that I can shop with you! I can't wait to see it all in person, I'm already planning a trip just to see you :)

Junk Exchange said...

loving your enthusiasm for this junkin' - love the way words flow for you - i kind of see lily of how i met your mother - hope that doesn't offend - i think she is adorable and so are you - laterz, troy

Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings... said...

Love the NEW girl!!!! Just like us girls to toss the guys overboard as soon as something better comes along!!! Ha! Still laughing at your cute post...Hope your weekend was the best , xoxo~Kathy ~ @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Debra@CommonGround said...

Ahhhh, true love, glad you found her. Now promise you'll not ignore Jules, maybe the two of them could get together, but alas, he is only "half" a man. toot sweet!
You're hilarious!

Rita said...

What a great find! I hope you'll share all the teastaining details with us! I once read about using Rit Tan dye to get a teastain effect and shared the idea with a customer who than proceeded to use it to dye some very expensive organdy window panels! It was a total disaster! They turned some wretched shade of greenish yellow. Out of desperation she tried bleaching the curtains and miraculously they ended up with just the aged look she was after--and, she is still speaking to me!

Unknown said...

I will keep watching for your shop opening so I can make a trip from Dallas/Fort Worth to shop. Sounds like you are going to have some GREAT STUFF!

Anne Lorys said...

I woke up to all your schweeet comments this morning! Yayness, I love when that happens!

Marta~you are so right, I'm already hooked. I'd even go so far as to call me an addict, LOL!

Theresa~I am actually and truly planning a trip up to see YOU, too! Gotta see this awesome place called Winnie & Tulula's I keep hearing about!

Troy~I am nothing if not enthusiastic! That is, when I'm not spazzing about all this. I have NEVER seen "How I Met Your Mother", can you believe that??? I'm definitely gonna need to check it out.

Hola Kathy~Yeah, the new girl's gettin' all my love these days. Poor Jules. He needs to man up and deal with it!

Deb~I'm being bad, I've relegated Jules to the back of my SUV, he's off to storage. Fickle much? Ha!

Rita~I've actually never tea stained anything before! This should be interesting, eh? Hope my experience with it has a happy ending!

Denis~Hi and welcome to my humble lil' corner of the web. I hope you can make it down. In the meantime, I have family in Dallas, and your shop looks like a must-see!
~ Anne

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Hi Anne!
Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving kind words...Your blog is great fun and I intend to follow you so I don't miss out! Have a restful night!
Laura :) said...

I have so happy for you that you found your friend. I can't wait until you die her and dress her up.

I'll be back. Come visit

Rebecca said...

Congrats on the girly girl...sounds like you found yourself a sweet little nich. Love it when that happens. Thanks for stopping by on ww and have a great week

Anne Lorys said...

Laura, I could not be more pleased to have you follow me. I'm a big fan of yours!
~ Anne

Anne Lorys said...

Welcome back, Rebecca and Cindy, so nice to have you here! Hope y'all had a relaxing Labor Day Weekend.
Be well,
~ Anne

Rose Garden Romantic said...

I love your new dress form!! I had been wanting one for years and just recently found one and I'm so happy!! Mine is new, also and I plan to age her, just not sure how yet. I love Fredricksburg!! I used to live in San Antonia so it was fairly close, but now I'm in the Austin area and have a new baby so I just can't be driving that far right now. Wish I could run on over and check out the new antique mall! Have you been to Comfort? I love that adorable little town, too!!

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