Saturday, May 28, 2011

Pictures of My Booth at the Homestead Antique Fair in Hico, Texas

Getting the booth set up, my friend Mike took this picture of me. Hey, not exactly my best shot.

Second day of set-up. I would say I had almost finished my booth.

It is always nice to have a little help from handsome men like Mike. Ain't he purdy? Third generation Burleson, Texas cowboy.

It is always nice to have friendly shoppers that are interested in my wares. Some are repeat customers, some are new, and then others I knew from my store on Vickery Blvd. in Ft. Worth.

Okay now, pictures of the booth. I love red, white, and blue bunting. This bunting is about 100 years old and was used to decorate the old town halls and meeting places on special occasions.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Homestead Antique Fair a Great Success

I went over to the Friday night, Vendor Welcome Spread, early, to get some pictures. It was luscious. You can read all about it at the bottom of this post. I got pictures of Mike of Homestead Antiques (host) overseeing the preparation of the food and it looks like he took a minute to sit down and have a relaxing beverage. Brenda, Mike's other half, decorated the tables so beautiful with small birdbaths, statues, and one of my favorite textiles, linen fishnet. The chef was busily preparing her gourmet foods. Because I was early, the only food I got pictures of were the stuffed tomatoes. Ummm. There was soooo much more!

The Homestead Antique Fair was a great success and in many ways. First, I met alot of friendly, fellow vendors. Everyone pulled together during the loading and unloading for the show. The booths were phenominal. Lots of architecture, unique furniture, western decor, chic, and of course antique. It was a very quaint and personal show. Sales were good! I just can't say enough good things about Mike and Brenda of Homestead Antiques. They hosted and presented the show. Always present to accommodate everyone and make the show very successful. Friday night after the show closed, we were treated to a great spread of gourmet food catered by a wonderful, professional chef. Gourmet cheeses, turkey, ham, roast beef, salmon cakes, meatballs, and stuffed cherry tomatoes were just a part of the treats offered. They topped it off great cookies and cheesecake and I can't leave out the great beverages that were offered. I was just so impressed with the host and hostess. We enjoyed this spread in the old, stone, shell of a building across the street from the Fair. The ambiance of the location was wonderful. I just can't seem to say enough about this great fair.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Soldering Workshops Have Been Great

The recent soldering workshops were so much fun. Martha R., Trulin, and Karin (Waltzing Gypsy) were very good students. We had a great time creating and visiting, and learning to solder. They chose to solder glass encased images into a pendant. I would have had pictures posted, but I left my camera out in the heavy rain. Good excuse to get a new one, I guess. I want to encourage anyone who would like to learn to solder, to sign up for a workshop. Everything is included for $48. My email is

Have a good week and I will have pictures of the Homestead Antique Fair in Hico, Texas for you in a week. It is this week and I am so looking forward to it. Busy, busy, and more busy. Wait until you see my display tree. Talk about Anthropology, I don't think they have anything on me. I can get way out there too.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Let's All Go to Hico (Hico, Texas) plus other news

Just wanted to let you all know about a great antique show in Hico, Texas. Hico is located south and west of Ft. Worth (maybe 60 miles). It is being held on May 13 and 14. It is called Homestead's Antique Fair. I will be vending there along with other hand picked vendors. This will be my first time to be at this show and I am looking forward to the challenge of designing a booth and selling in a big circus tent. This show follows on the heels of the Warrenton Show and I hope that the great people that shopped the Warrenton show will find their way a little further north to this unique gathering of merchandise. I know that I am gathering lots of goodies, small and large, to present for sale. Hope I see you there!

We have really been getting some badly needed rain today. The storms have blown my power out twice in 1 week. The rain has my new seedlings doing great. I planted Hummingbird vine, Hyacinth bean vine, and various other new seeds that a friend shared with me. I am so in love with my back yard and the serenity it brings. I also have a new tree that I hear is rare in my parts. I don't know the formal name, but it is called a Chinese Parasol. It transplanted very well from an estate sale that I shopped at. The owners were supplying shovels if you wanted a dig.

I hear on the news tonight that part of the evil in the world has been taken out. I am not going to even mention the name, but I think you know who I am talking about. That evil's demise is way over due. May all victims rest in peace. God bless America.

Until next time Lambs, peace.