Two of my favorite times of the year in Texas both occur during Texas Antiques Week. The Spring Show is near my birthday – and many times, I’ve asked only for money to be spent at the show because I mean… it does have birthday presents galore. The Fall Show is just as the weather begins to turn a tad cooler and a couple of weeks after my only daughter’s birthday, which is the perfect time to find decor for the house and Christmas presents for family.
I have seen Tori Spelling and Rachel Ashwell at the show in the past. Separately but equally cool.
In April 2014, I met one of my girl crushes on Instagram. Lynsey of Yonder Way Farm was walking among the rest of us shopping for awesome junk. I had to walk up to her and say “hi”. We hugged and I fawned over her but I didn’t get a picture with her. Should have but I didn’t. I’m still kicking myself. I snapped this “stalker photo” before I got the nerve to approach her.
We found our amazing, vintage patio furniture in April 2013 at Warrenton during Texas Antiques Weekend. I loved the yellow but we painted it teal as it is more “our” color.
In addition to finding nifty old crystal door knobs as my husband and I have in the past, I also see the hottest trends at Warrenton – like these owls. They were everywhere as was fringe. I didn’t snap a picture but I saw fabulous fringed vintage Louis Vuitton bags in the LHTX booth. Of course, I had to add one of those to my wish list.
We found our vintage military trunk turned coffee table at the Surplus booth at the Spring 2015 show. The brass boot puller-offer thingy reminded me of my daddy’s when I was a little girl. The fabulous pug China reminded me of a friend who lives in Las Vegas. I have seen the name bricks in several local boutiques recently though I did see them first during Texas Antiques Week. I snapped this particular photo because my daughter is named Chloe and everyone misspells it by writing C-H-O-L-E, which drives her bananas.
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40-something mama, wife, blogger – who shares her crafty and ordinary life with her family, their three tiny dogs, a fat tortoiseshell cat, – and sewing room that is in a perennial work in progress.
A native Texan, who spent one year in Georgia and over a decade as a single mom, is now happily married and sharing her opinions on products and life in photos and words strung together.