Trash To Treasure
Strolling among rusty, chippy, dusty stuff is good for my soul. I can’t explain it, but there’s nothing else that stirs my creativity and inspires me more. Traveling to Round Top twice a year is like a shot in the arm!
As my pickin’ buddy, Dana of Tattered Style, and I pulled into town, we stopped to say “howdy” to Carley and Johnny Seale, of The Gypsy Wagon, and checked out their newly renovated Airstream! She’s a beauty!
This vintage target practice poster was my first purchase from British Route Sign Designs! I can’t wait to hang it. I’m going to need a little help…I want to hang it high at the top of my stairwell which is going to be a little tricky…Don’t you love him?
Hands down, the best name of an antique or junk store ever!
One of the best parts of Round Top is meeting new friends. Lynette and Gordon Harrison, from Kansas, made our day! Lynette quickly picked up on the fact that Dana and I loved art, as we were perusing through her gorgeous space. She led us to meet her hubby, Gordon, who is an avid art lover and fine vintage frame collector.
Gordon gave me a great deal on this beautiful lady and made me very happy!! Isn’t she beautiful? I’m a bit addicted to collecting vintage art…ok, a lot addicted…but there are worse addictions, right?
I picked these vintage rosaries (another collection of mine) up in the first shop I popped in at Marburger Farms. I love them because they’re so long! They hang below my belt and I love to pile on several at a time! The wooden cylinder beads are my favorite! I’ve never seen these before…
It was pretty cool when my friends from Dallas Market Center and Lisa, from Dwell With Dignity, ran into Dana and I in one of the Marburger tents. Ideas started flying and you’ll be hearing about exciting things that originated in these conversations later…
I loved these stripey twin bed headboards!
The SHOP Antiques is always one of my favorite stops. Mandie Murphree and her dad, Garland, collect vintage carnival, amusement park and circus items. They were featured on the History Channel’s American Pickers on the August 1st episode. Their finds are amazing!
I wish these boots that I saw at Bull Chic (another great shop name!) would have fit me! They’re perfect!
Janet Waldrop, of Skip To My Lou, is another creative genius! She produces each piece of her jewelry with her own two hands out of unique vintage bits and baubles. She also writes a short story about each one on an old photograph where her jewelry is displayed. Each and every piece…amazing!
We found British Route Sign Designs during our last trip in the fields of Warrington and fell in love with Dwayne, the owner, and all of his route signs. He tackled setting up at Marburger this year and his space looked spectacular!
I little more than halfway through the first day of Marburger Farm’s opening day, Lorriane White had already sold half of her stock. Her repurposed furniture and ‘burlamps’ are unique and wonderful!
Are you dying over that yellow sofa? I could go on forever….the good finds go on and on…just wish my money would go on and on…
That’s it until the Spring….
Who’s ready to go with me next time?