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Monday, March 22, 2010


This time tomorrow, I'll be rolling up to Bar W Field for the experience of a lifetime!
I made the tough decision to leave the laptop at home during my week spent selling in Warrenton.
Never fear, I DO plan on taking my camera, and I'll happily share all the big show photos with y'all once I return.

But I decided that my REAL reason for tagging along with Effie and learning the ropes of being a big-shot vendor at a big-time show was NOT to sit there and blog about it.....nope, my objective is to get down and dirty, to learn how to load and unload 72 feet worth of awesome junk from Effie's trailers (packed to the rafters, I kid you not!), to learn how to set up a tent, how to deal with selling under adverse conditions (rain, anyone?), how to haggle with pickers trying to grab my awesome junk for a steal.  ;-)

THAT is why I'm going to Warrenton.
Blogging will come later, make no mistake about that. But to immerse myself in the whole experience, I actually need to be present and not lost somewhere in cyberspace.

Make sense?

Which brings me back to the photos.
Yes, I'm taking my camera and a memory card which will hold close to 5,000 images.
But this year will be quite different than last Fall for me...for the Fall show, I was there as a shopper and had all the time in the world to make the rounds and snap pics to my heart's desire.

But as a vendor...well, I've had other vendors tell me that they generally don't get away from their space all that much to shop or to visit or to oooh and aaah over everyone elses spaces, so I guess we shall see!

Effie has assured me that I'll be able to come and go at will, but I really do feel a sense of responsibility to be there for her as much as possible.

After all, I feel like she's given me an incredible opportunity here, a chance to learn things I never would have had the chance to learn any other way....sorta like running away and joining the carnival and having a really cool, bad-ass carny to teach ya the ropes.  ;-)

So to summarize:

  • I'm leaving bright and early Tuesday morning for Warrenton.
  • I won't be blogging or checking my e-mail for at least a week. It'll be tough, but I'll survive. ;-)
  • I'll be selling and working my little heart out in Bar W Field alongside Effie. Yippee!!!
  • I'll be shopping and photographing as time allows.Especially shopping!
  • I will DEFINITELY be at the blog party! Just try and keep me away!
  • I'll be headed back home either Monday the 29th or Tuesday the 30th.
  • I'll be drawing the winner of my Paris Flea Market Giveaway on the 31st!
  • I'll be moving into my new downstairs booth between April 1st-April 3rd.
Any questions?
Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?

See ya on the other side, and to all those attending, hope to meet you there!

See the words Texas Junque Slinger?
Follow the arrow and you'll find us!


Love the Decor! said...

Have a wonderful time!!

The French Bear said...

Good luck and enjoy yourself, have a blast!!!!
Margaret B

gail@My Repurposed Life said...

Many blessings Anne! Good weather, safe travel, good crowds, good sales (for you both) good loot!
Can't wait to hear all about it!

Char said...

I hope you have lots and lots of fun, can't wait to see the pictures, Char

Theresa said...

Oh no, I am already having Anne withdrawals:) I will miss you tremendously but understand you leaving me behind. Good luck, safe travels and happy selling!

Jennifer {Studio JRU} said...

I think that is a great idea! It can be hard to leave the computer behind... but you will be having so much fun you won't even notice! :) Sometimes it is refreshing to step away from technology for a bit!! Have a great time... looking forward to those pictures!


Kate said...


All the best to you and Effie on this big adventure for you. Miss you already look forward to all that you will share on your return. Love ya bunches girl

Kate xoxoxo

Rory said...

Have lots of fun on your trip!

Jennifer@woodleycottage said...

Have a great time! I do not live too far from Kerville. I can't wait to stop by your shop!!

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

What a great experience! Take it all in and enjoy to the hilt! It'll all be worth it and loads of fun, too. Best wishes, Tammy

red.neck chic said...

It's like this. I will come find you. That simple. Or, if you find me, I will have my lap top. And it's yours if you are totally fiending (sp?) for an "on-line" fix. yep.

Now - get busy! And don't forget to anchor your belt buckle down pretty good or you might spot it on me. LOLOL

;-) have fun!!!

Dorthe said...

Good safe trip, and wonderfull sale, to you.
xo Dorthe

alice said...

Wish i was coming this time! But maybe next fall! 2 many comments!
Learn bunches and have fun!!!
smiles, alice

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Anne, I always some how find time to take pics of other's spaces. Supporting others in this biz has always been super important to me, but I know there are those that may not have someone to tend their booth, but then again there's always the late evenings or mornings since so many vendors do stay open late AND are even open early. Happy selling, happy hunting, and no my friend no one would even think of keeping you away from the blog party, you'll be the fun one there :) See you in a few, T

Anne Lorys said...

Oh, believe me, I soooooo want to get lots and lots of pics of everyone's space!
Especially after LAST year when I left the GOOD camera at home and had to use a disposable, ugh!

See you in just a few, yeppers!


Debra@CommonGround said...

As much as I'll miss coming over here this week, you have your priorities straight. You'll be so busy having a great experience you wouldn't have time to blog anyway! OK, Missy, I'll miss you, stay in touch if you have time!
love ya,

Anonymous said...

Oh, you will love it! I worked a booth with a friend several times, and we had a blast! Plus, you get to SHOP!!! You meet so many wonderful people too. You will lose yourself in the bliss of it all!!! Have the time of your life!

Donna Reyne' said...

You are going to have such a good won't even miss all of us here in blogland.
I can't wait for your return and look forward to the amazing photojournal I am sure you will present once you are all moved in to your new space!
Wow! You are going to be busy!

Have a blast...donna

summersundays-jw said...

Does that mean we can talk about you??? Hope you have a great time & sell everything you take. Do hope you have picture-taking time & perfect weather. Jan

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

I love the way you post!! So enjoyable. Again, have a wonderful time and safe travels. I'm sure your honey will miss you lots!

stefanie said...

have lots and lots of fun...and make lots of $$$$

Miss Mustard Seed said...

Good for you for leaving the laptop behind. I know the time will come when I need to do that as well. I am in Orlando visiting my parents and the laptop came along!

Wildflowerhouse said...

Have a fun trip and no withdrawal from posting!

The Little Red Shop said...

What an awesome opportunity! I'm looking forward to hearing all about your apprenticeship...hehehe!!

Have a great week!

: )

Julie M.

Chickens in the Basement said...

Have fun! I can't wait to hear all about it!

Bunnym said...

Sounds like your gonna break even...I think that's Have fun!


Jane Carlstrom said...

No Questions. Just well wishes. Thrilled you are jumping on this great opportunity with enthusiam. And finally figured out you are in Texas not France. Have a great time. Will look forward to reading and gazing at pictures when you return.

Unknown said...

How sweet of you to come and leave such a sweet note about my Tv debut when you are so incredibly busy......that speaks volumes to me and I thank you. Have the best time ever...can't wait for you to report back next week.....also, when things settle down for you after your return, I want to talk to you about something when you have time) Be safe, have fun, and soak it all up! xojana

Unknown said...

Oh, BTW....haven't been into a dollar store in years, but searched out those little birds you have......just had to have some....they are precious! xojana


I bet you will have a wonderful time.

Sweet Sage said...

Have a B.L.A.S.T you LucKy GirL!!!!
Can't wait for the 5,000 pics!!!!!

Rust: Vintage Inspired Design said...

Gosh Anne...I just about had a heart attack when I saw the first picture as I thought you were closing down your blog.....??!! Now I have my breath back have a GREAT time!

My Vintage Treasures said...

How amazing that you have someone that is willing to teach you the ropes!!! Take it all in and enjoy!!! Can't wait to see all the pix & read your next post!!!

DeeDee said...

Have fun, learn lots... and enjoy the adventure......see ya again soon

trash talk said...

Smart girl. I don't get to take many photos during the show...usually at the blog party and prom night is it for me. I'm generally just too busy and that's a good thing, right? It's important to stay focused on what you're there for and learn. I'll see you Sunday!

Brandy said...

Such an amazing opportunity for you! I hope you have a wonderful time!!!

The Feathered Nest said...

Hey sweetie!!! I hope you have a BLAST!!!!! Sell your heart out, party with the bloggers...and have an amazing time ~ and don't worry about us, we'll all be here...waiting...wondering...and ready to welcome you back!!!! hugs and love Anne, Dawn

nostalgia*gal said...

AWESOME that you have someone that is willing to teach you the ropes! Cannot wait to read of your time at the show.
I would LOVe a trip to Texas to sell so share everything please.
May you have wonderful weather and make lots of $$$!
cheers, cindykay

Brenda Pruitt said...

Well, you're already on the road. You have a wonderful time, enjoying the sights. I love your new banner. So sweet! Be safe, Texas gal!

Rosemary said...

Hope you are having a wonderful time!!

Thistle Cove Farm said...

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Lisa said...

I'll bet your going to have 500 comments when you return. I know you and Effie will ROCK the flea! I will miss your sweet comments, but can't wait to hear the skinny when you return. Lisa

Tina said...

Hi:) I can see you are away, but just wanted to say thanks for your lovely comment and I am so happy to have found your blog:) Hope you have a wonderful week ~ Tina x

savvycityfarmer said...

missn u already ... things just aren't the same without F&T

Dreamy Whites said...

Hello Anne,
You are the sweetest person!! I can't wait to see all of your pictures!!!!
I will feel like I was there with you! I hope you have a wonderful time!!
Take Care,
Your friend,

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Anne,

Oh I wished I could follow the arrow and be there!
Wishing you a wonderful time, sweet friend.
I hope that you sell lots and look forward to seeing your photos on your return.

Take care and have fun!

Alicia ~ time worn style said...

You are going to have the BEST time! Cant wait to see the photos!!

Mary Ann said...

So sorry I have been so remiss in not responding to your visit. Your blog is adorable.

Carole said...

Best of luck to you! I know we'll be drooling over all your pics and wishing we had all gone.

Vintage Etsy Society Street Team said...

oh my gosh... I am so excited for you! I want to shop there sometime ! love it. please let us know how it goes!!!
I am totally jealous!

Stacey said...

Have a great time! I hope the weather is perfect for you and lots of money changes hands. Can't wait to see your pictures.

Kathryn J Cain said...

love your pics,and know we will see many of all the fun and HARD work you will participate in. Having just finished with a lil show that we had Marta and Friends. I can't and can imagine all the hours you will be envolved in. Have fun and make many memories.

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