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Monday, September 23, 2013

The Crack Cocaine of Antique Shows

I'm an antique show slut.

I visit shows all year long, selling and shopping. Nothing gives me greater pleasure than visiting with and making purchases from my fellow vintage and antique dealer friends.

One of my all-time favorite shows is Antiques Weekend in Round Top, Texas.  Round Top, in case you're unaware, is the crack cocaine of the antique's show world and happens to be going on right this very minute (September 21 - October 5, 2013!) The field that I set up in is called The Texas Rose and is located directly across from Marburger Farms at 2075 South State Highway 237, Round Top, Texas 78954.  You'll find directions from Dallas, Houston, Austin and San Antonio here.

Bottom line, I "owe" this show; I wouldn't own my own business or be an out-of-control vintage collector (AKA hoarder) without it!  And the only shopping advice I have to offer is to forget portion control … it is futile! … there are just too many vintage and antique goodies to pass up!

I just drooled …hmmm … perhaps an intervention is in order …

I emailed these clips and photos to my talented son, Noah, and he put this video together for me.  He even supplied the music for it!  That's him on the guitar, playing one of his original tunes!!  

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Want It Wednesday: Raising The Bar

Friday, September 6, 2013

Book 'em Danno: Remix: Decorating with Culture, Objects, and Soul

You know 'em, you love 'em, you can't get enough of the husband-and-wife team behind the blog AphroChicJeanine Hays and Bryan Mason. I love their take on upcycling.  The pair always manages to live "green" on the glam side of things.  In my travels through the interwebs today I came upon a cover shot of their new book, Remix: Decorating with Culture, Objects, and Soul, a lush style guide that mixes high-end pieces with travel finds and artisan objects, and then immediately went to pre-order my copy.  Authors Hays and Mason have always managed to blow my socks off with their genuine, personal style online and I'm sure I will continue to be rendered sock-less with this offering, as well!

So, if you're all about stylish, unforgettable rooms, then I have a feeling this book is for you!  The title will be released on November 5, 2013 but can be pre-odered here.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Thingy Thursday Revival

I admit freely, without apology to anyone, that I'm a collector slash hoarder slash "if-you-don't-want-it-I'll-take-it" kinda chick.  If someone put it in a garage sale, I bought it.  If someone trashed it, I dumpster dived it.  There is not a minimalist bone in my body and I have the junk to prove it.  I come by this green-recycler-obsessive-compulsive behavior, not because I abhor overflowing landfills (which I do,) but because I'm neurotic - and I'm only sorta kidding here!

So, to make myself feel better about all that, I've decided to resurrect a weekly post that I began a few years ago and then let wane.  It's called "Thingy Thursday" and as the name suggests, it will serve as a vehicle to showcase collectors and the "thingies" they collect.  The plan is to begin with my own personal collections next Thursday, accompanied by specifics and rules and regs for a contest we'll be hosting on our Instagram and Pinterest.

But while you wait with baited breath for next week's "Thingy Thursday" post, I have a few archived posts that I would like to share with you from my friends, Stan Williams, author of The Find (also known as The Elegant Thrifter) and Lynn Goldfinger-Abram, the woman behind the marvelous online store, The Paris Hotel Boutique.

Take a look and walk away, as I did, with a case or two of collection envy!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Want It Wednesdays: Cheetah, Cheetah, Pumpkin Eater

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