Thursday, October 29, 2009

Hidy Yall

Hi yall. Just wanted to say Hi really fast. I am in the thick of the estate sale in Burleson. Whew! Lots of stuff and people. Thanks for all of your comments recently. I have been away from the PC for about three days now I think. News to come on workshops and locations. Back at you soon. Take care. Pam

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Just Checking In

Well boys and girls, it is already Oct. 25 and I haven't blogged since about the 19th. I have been busy working in Burleson, Texas on an estate that I am going to liquidate Oct. 29 (Thursday) thru Sunday Nov. 1. It is located at 420 Penny Ln. There are many antiques and collectibles there, including furniture, jewelry, art, presidential and commemorative items, depression glass, about 75 needlepoints and 65 or so paperweights, plus so much much more. It will take me four days just to sell all of that. So that is what I have been up to yall. I haven't gotten the last of the Warrenton pictures posted yet, but never fear, I will.

I haven't forgotten about the giveaway that I promised to those who left a comment on any of the Warrenton posts. Just give me a little time. After this sale in Burleson, Texas, I will be back at the store and making changes that I will announce later.

Angela Burks is going to give two more of her FAB soldering workshops in November. November 14 and 21. $80. Search "soldering" on the blog to see the past workshops, the soldered pieces and just all the fun that was had. Give me a call or email asap with your interest or intentions. 817.319.0112.

Yall take care and have fun!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Junk Gypsy Junk O Rama Prom at Warrenton, Texas

This is me and the original Junk Gypsy, Amy. She buys some of my more girlie stuff at Warrenton, like a pink velvet, button and tuck headboard to use as a couch backrest. Amy has been featured in Country Living more times than I can keep up with. Country Living loves the Warrenton, Texas show and loves to put pictures and stories in the magazine about it. Amy is a very sweet gal and everyone just loves her and her show setup. She vends her gypsy stuff in front of Zapp Hall under a great big white circus tent filled with everything catering to the Texas gypsy-spirited woman including T-shirts, tattoo leggings, hats, jewelry, prom dresses, canvas gypsy bags, vintage pearl snap western shirts, and all things fun. She really does represent the gypsy-spirit in all of us flea market, antique hunting, junque searching souls caught up in this antique/junque world. I wanted to mention that there was a film crew (as usual) down at the show, filming her and her technique for finding and selling junk (really good fun stuff actually). She will be featured in a television documentary showing what she does. It is the same production that does Ice Road Truckers so watch for it. By the way, she always has on the killer of all prom dresses every show.

Can you spot Amy amid all of the Elvises? You can barely see her peeking out. They jumped out of a white limo and stormed the dirt dance floor. What a big surprise for the Prom.

This is the all-girl group that the Junk Gypsies had playing the night of the Prom. They were fantastic. Reminded me of the Dixie Chicks. They were excellent. I didn't get their name though. They were playing a mandolin, fiddle, and guitars.

Me and my shiny shirt friend Mike. That is definitely a shirt for the Texas Prom. Can you tell we both needed the table to stabilize us? Did I mention that it is permissible to walk and drink all day long in the town of Warrenton. Of course, I am not saying that is what we did. But at the end of a long day and on prom's okay. You see beer at 10:00 in the morning being transported in the hands of serious south Texas women and men shoppers alike. That's Texas for ya. Need I say that everyone has a good time at Warrenton? It is a free spirit, shop and have fun event.

Well I wasn't sure if I wanted to put this picture in as the Prom or Hat category. He looks sort of like his own double date if you know what I mean. I wouldn't want to make him cross, get it? He reminds me of grandpa met Sally met pink panther! It takes all kinds.
Janis Joplin met Robin Hood met Day of the Dead! It's a fun time for all personalities.

Can you tell these gals came to PARTY? There are always at least two sets of friends that all come dressed alike. These gals and the gals in the red prom dresses. It really is a big thing this prom and I captured only a small percentage of the prom goers! Hundreds show up for the prom.

I wish you could have seen her beautiful black umbrella. She was dressed all vintage and beautiful. My friend Cathy and her friend. He is kinda ZZ Topish isn't he?

One of five Elvis's that showed up and the gals he delighted with their picture.

The prom is for funky attire including hats. I don't know the origin of this little hat, but she sure had fun wearing it.

Texas Glamour Girls

Hey, I'll get my big Texas hat and you get dye your hair pink and let's go to Prom!

Let's go to Prom in pink. These four girls were having a good time!

I didn't have on a prom dress, but I did have on my Magnolia Pearl attire. You can't see all of me, but if you could you would see $350 walking! You only live once and attend as many Junk O Rama proms as possible. (I'm the one on the left) in case you don't know me.
I think that urn was full of Everclear. See how they are grinning?
Who knew there were that many red prom dresses in Texas! Gun and holster too! Only in Texas do you wear your prom dress and tote your pistol.

Coming Soon More Dogs Hats Prom Oh My!

It is great to be back in Ft. Worth, Texas. We had so much rain down in Warrenton, Texas I thought I would never dry out! Rain boots were the fashion down there. It poured and flooded the last weekend of the show. Traffic, of course, was down. The tent guys are still down there, bless their little hearts, taking down those some 60 tents. I have many more pictures to show you including hats, dogs, the outrageous Junk Gypsy Prom, and my visit to Magnolia Pearl that set me back about a grand! For the pets, look under Sweet Pets, for more hats added, look under hats, no blog for the prom yet, but soon coming. You just gotta see it. You won't believe it!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Hi Pat at Burleson, Texas Antique Mall

Here is Sherry Saunders with her good friend Donna Carpenter. Many great friendships are renewed every Spring and Fall. Tried to get some pics for you Pat, but light was not cooperating. Sherry said Hi back at yall.