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Sunday, September 27, 2009

Warrenton in Review, Part 1....

Dumb blonde confession right up front:
About 60 miles down the road, I realize that yes,
I've brought my fancy schmancy digital camera, but that no,
I've left the rechargeable batteries at home. Just great.
So we picked up a couple of disposable cameras at H.E.B.
(to you non-Texans, that'd be the greatest grocery store chain on God's green earth),
and I vowed to just make do.

Here's the skinny if you're new to all this talk of Warrenton... here and here.

My booth space opens up in just 6 days, and this was only a one day trip.
The mission at hand was to cover as much acreage as possible
and score some really good deals to stock my booth.
Mission accomplished on both counts!

My wonderful workhorse of a huband gallantly pushed my
Wonder Wheeler all day long, made numerous trips to the car
to unload treasures, all the while remaining good natured and tireless.
Methinks he's a keeper. Oh, and it's his birthday today! Happy Birthday, Sweetheart!

There's so much to share, so let's just get to it.
Oh, and if I post a pic and don't credit you or your shop,
please, please forgive me! I can match most of the pics with the right dealer,
but hey, I'm the idjit that forgot the batteries, remember?

First up, here's a pic of me and the oh-so-fab Theresa of Garden Antqs Vintage.

She's set up right outside Zapp Hall, and for my money, 
she has some of the very best merchandise I saw all day. 
She is an absolute master with display and setting up vignettes. 
I'm only sorry that my accursed $5 camera didn't capture all the shots 
I snapped. I did manage to get a nifty shot of one of her girls, though....

Theresa was there with her husband Cruz, 
and I was instantly met with warm hugs of recognition. Good people.

I was fortunate enough to get to meet several other blogging buddies, 
each one just as nice and genuine as I'd imagined.
Between Royer's Cafe and Zapp Hall, 
Mindy from Primitiques 'n Poetry is set up.

Isn't she just the cutest little thing?

She's another master artiste from my must-go-see destination shop,
Winnie and Tulula's. This is her first trip to the big show,
but you'd never know it from a quick tour of her tent. Wow....

Girl's got mad skills.
I purchased this sweet little silver vase and platter from Miss Mindy...

She and her boyfriend David, who endeared himself to me 
always and forever when he gave me a furniture painting tutorial, are a great team. 
He's a pro-photog, so check her blog for more pics. 
He was snapping away, and it's a safe bet that his shots look better than mine.

Just to the left of Zapp Hall and within shouting distance of Theresa's tent 
is the awesomely awesome Troy from Junk Exchange.

 I think I remember him telling me this was his first trip to Warrenton, 
but I'm sure it won't be his last. His tent was always packed, 
and he and his partner Rod make you feel at home the moment you meet them.  
Look at the pretties I acquired from Mr. Rash...

Look at that darling nightstand! And ya know what else? 
He has some of the best prices I came across.

Ironstone I scored from Troy. My momentary nemesis Theresa 
was scoping out the Ironstone while I was there. 
I put her in a headlock and walked away with the spoils. 
(kidding, of course. Theresa is a doll).

Random Warrenton Awesomeness...

Right about now, I need to head outside and start cleaning some junk.
Booth opens up in T-minus 6 days,
and I bought a ridiculous amount of stuff.
I have way more pictures to share than I have time,
so please pop in all this next week for LOTS more pics
from my all-too-short day at Warrenton, and for the scoop on Debbie, Cat Daddy, and lots more!

One more thing, if you like my apron, please visit my friend Bunnie at
Apron Unlimited. She made mine, and it got raves in Warrenton.
She'll be more than happy to make you one, too.
~ Anne


Unknown said...

You did pretty good without your fancy shmancy camera! Glad you had such a nice time!! Now the countdown begins...

:) T

Artsy Fartsy Junkin Finds said...

It looks like you had a blast, isn't Theresa the best?? She buys from me ocassionally, she is just too sweet. And Mindy is cute as a button, I have only chatted with her on the blog but the pic suits her blog personality to a tee. Heck those are great pics even with an el cheapo disposable camera, I want more pics!!! Tootles, Janna

Unknown said...

Hey, great stuff you got there! And I enjoyed the pics...looks like you had a great time!


Debra@CommonGround said...

OOOOOhhhhhh, I would have loved to have been there! Glad you got to go and that you found some wonderful things. What a great guy you have that he schlepped for you, even on his BirthDay...actually Anne, your pictures were good!
Have fun getting ready for D-Day!

Anonymous said...

WOW! Everything looks amazing! You're so lucky to have gone and seen such great people and items. Thanks for sharing!

If you get a chance, stop by my Blog and say hi! I just put up a new post...
Have a great week,

Rebecca said...

It all looks wonderful and you are doing great without your good camera. Wish I was there!
I hope all goes well and I will hold my breath until you put more pics up

The Green Pea said...

Hello Anne, thank you for the first photos I have seen from the show. They look great to me. Happy for you that you got to meet Thersa, Mindy, David and are going to meet Debbie and CD. I just love all of them. Have a good time and a safe trip home. sandi

Dreams and Decor said...

Would you believe I'm a Texan and antique-lover, & have never been to Warrenton? I must go one of these days! It looks great! Have a good week! Patti ----PS: We love H.E.B., too!!!

Michelle Hughes said...

Wow! What great stuff! Wish I was there!


The Cottage said...

Hi Anne, I just came across your blog and you crack me up! I have done the same thing with the camera thing. Looks like you had a blast in Warrenton, look forward to seeing pics of your booth,

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

Oh My!!!!!!!!!!!Looks like Vintage Heaven! so much stuff to see and take home!! We love your "Junkin' Outfit", girl!!!! Thank you for sharing.


Thanks for sharing your pictures (and they were good ones) to all of us who have bleeding hearts that we weren't there (grin) I will be waiting for the next series! Good luck setting up your space...take pics of that too!!
My Best

Donna Reyne' said...

I just found you and WOW! I'm so... glad I did! You have a great blog! I moved from the Great State some time ago and miss it oh so much everyday! It looks like you had a wonderful time at the main event... I miss the shows there. But that's why I blog. So that I can see things thru others eyes. I can't wait to check back for more pictures. Hope you have a wonderful

Anne Lorys said...

I am so grateful for all your comments and encouragement! Trust me, if you've never been you simply MUST go! You Texas folk especially. I'm trying to talk myself out of going again this next week (3 1/2 hour drive), but chances are, I'm headed back that way. I'm so weak.
Meet me there before I snatch up all the good junk!

Lanette of Cottage Elements said...

Anne, great post on your Texas jaunt, even with disposable camera pictures. Leaving the batteries sounds like something I would do (easily!). LOL! I was at Round Top in the spring, but missed the blogger party. Did you make it? I'm hoping for next spring! Will have to meet up with you if you go. Looking forward to more posts and pictures!


gail@My Repurposed Life said...

wow! thanks for sharing those pics with us! It looks like you had a great time. I can only imagine what it must be like there. :(

Mindy said...

Anne, you are such a sweetheart. David and I enjoyed meeting you and your man. And thank you for your sweet words! I'm proud to say, lots of things in those pictures are gone. Yee haw! Come back and get the rest! ~Mindy

Anne Lorys said...

Yay Mindy! I'm still planning to come up and see you and the rest of the gals (and Cat Daddy) at Winnie & Tulula's sometime soon. Are you getting ready for Prom tomorrow night? I won't be making it back, too much to do, so have a decadently good time for me!
Big hugs,

alice said...

Oh Anne,
Your post is the best! I was a the show too. My pic's were not near the quality of yours! Fab-0 job!
smiles, alice

Lee said...

Howdy, I just found David then Mindy which lead me to you! Us Texans gotta stick together, so I think I will follow ya and put ya on my blog list.
Lee @ Inspired Comblogulations

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