Sunday, February 22, 2009

Let The Countdown Begin!

If you've read my blog any in the past year, you know when it starts to get closer to the Round Top/Warrenton Antique Shows, I get really excited about these shows. Yes, part of the excitement will be to find the coolest junk this side of the Texas border, and to see all the awesome displays of my friends and those I don't know that well but love to see their things, but for me the best part is getting to see my friends that I only get to see twice a year.

Mostly, it's because we are all so busy or some of them live out of state and this is our time (my vacation) where we can sit back, LAUGH, have a GOOD TIME, catch up with each other, and play dress up during the PROM (that's a whole other post you'll have to wait and read about)!

It's a special league of people, unique like none other, talented beyond words or pictures, and just purely absolutely the best girls and guys to hang out with that I've ever known. We're like family and it just doesn't get any better. I think I can say this for us all, while we don't get to visit during the year other than by phone or email, you wouldn't think we'd never stopped seeing each other because when we get together we just pick up where we left off.

I'd like to start this post with my official Warrenton Texas countdown. Yee ha--that's Texas lingo for the most exciting shout out ever!! For me, as of yesterday it's officially one month (3 weeks, 6 days as of today) before we load up the trailer, trucks (yes plural), and now my RV to head to the country. As as matter of fact we've decided to head that way in the next week to check out the scenery!! See how excited I am already, heading that way early.

During the past, I've received several emails inquiring about where to stay, shop, eat and I'll be doing a series of informative places. While I'm not an expert by any means, I've done this show for so many years and shopped it even longer, I've made some great contacts and seen some great places and want to pass this information on to you. Let me just mention, if you haven't already booked your place to stay you better make plans today. Hotels/Motels and B&B's start booking from the last show six months ago and you may have to hurry to find a place near by. Let me start out by mentioning these websites to at least get you started on finding a place:

These B&B's may already be booked, but it can't hurt to try:
Linda and Ludmil at Willow's Nest Farms
Deb at Heritage House and you might check out her blog, What's Deb Doing
B&B's main website: http://www.bedandbreakfast.com/warrenton-texas.html
Try this link for various B&B's and Hotels

Here are some pictures during last year's Spring Antique Show to get you excited to plan your trip:

Melanie and Brian of The Seed Box antiques are located at The LaBahia Antique Show:



Renee of A Junk Queen and Susan of Found Around are located at the BarW antique show:



Dealers you will see this year at the Marburger Farms Antique Show:


Linda and Ludmil-Willow Nest Farms


Mo of Rubbish and Company


Judy Hill


Theresa-Time Worn Interiors


Shelly of Sweet Pea


Peg of French Vanilla

You'll find Janet of Rubbish and Co. at the Cole's Antique Show:



Donnie can be found at The Gone to Texas Show:



The Clutter Show is located next to the Cole's Antique Show:



Dealers located at Zapp Hall:


Gina of Country Garden Antiques


Deb of Talking Trash


Carolyn of Carolyn Westbrook Home


My space at Zapp Hall


Last Spring was the first ever Blog Party and the next one is scheduled for Sunday, March 29 at my booth at 2:00 pm--don't miss it!!

And, last but not least is the Junk Gypsy Prom. The next one is scheduled for Thursday, April 2nd!!



I've said this before, but if you live in Texas (and even if you don't) and you've never been out to the shows, make plans to attend. You'll have the best time of your life!!

27 comments:

  1. Oh, Theresa, it must be so exciting to be able to go there, and show there. One of these days I'm going to get myself down there...

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  2. Oh, Theresa, it looks like heaven. I used to set up at Marburger until it got too expensive. Round Top is my favorite place to go in the world. I used to stay at the Settlement in Round Top; is it still there? We finally started staying in Brenham. Also, if Royer's wait is too long, the best chinese food I've ever had anywhere is in Beeville or is it Bellville nearby? Makes me homesick.

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  3. Okay, this is definitely going on my bucket list!!! Wow!!, I truly think you Texas gals have all the fun!!! Not to mention the best stuff!!!!
    Isabel

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  4. Theresa~This post made my heart race!! I am counting down the days with you girlie! Can't wait to see all your faces, give you a hug and share a laugh with a cold beer !!...Debra

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  5. I'm so excited to be a part of this years show...can't wait to see ya there!

    Oh! BTW...your blog is looking fantastico!!

    Have a Super Sunday~
    Lisa

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  6. Karen and I were a little late in booking a space this year! But we will be there for the shopping and for the blog party!

    Looking forward to seeing you!

    Malisa

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  7. what fantastic events and photos! I so wish I was not all the way over here in Alberta Canada or I would be haunting these places!!!!
    thanks for sharing...your blog is wonderful.
    (I thought I was one of the only ones online that had a junk beautiful mag...I have only seen one issue so far...but hope for more)

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  8. Oh, how I wish I lived in Texas. Have fun!

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  9. You are killing us with excitement and envy! We will be living through your posts! Sounds like it is a great place to visit, if not, live there! Keep the pix coming!

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  10. I will be there in spirit! I am so jealous, it sounds like so much fun and the pictures are amazing.

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  11. Please do not remind me of how close it is. I am so not ready! I am looking forward to seeing everyone down there though, especially you!!! Debbie

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  12. You better make sure your camera is charged and ready! I'm expecting lots of pictures..... Maggie

    p.s. my word verification for this comment is PROMED -- is that what happens to everyone who goes to the Junk Gypsy Prom??

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  13. Looks like great fun! The pics of the Junk Gypsy prom are a riot!

    Count it down girl!

    LA

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  14. hey theresa....i plan to be there this year i hope and w/o kiddos in tow. look out.....i may get crazy!!! cross your fingers that i will get to come bask in the texas glory of funky finds and fabulous treasures. i feel HONORED to live here and experience round top. really......it is just amazing.
    thanks for gettin me fired up.
    sue

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  15. Hey girlfriend!

    Looks great! Can't wait to see what you and Mr. "T" did with your new trailer!

    Love the new look of your blog!

    xo...deb

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  16. Girl..... I am just dying, I wish I could attend this!! Great pictures, Thanks for sharing, Janna

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  17. I can't believe it is so close, I had laid such detailed plans as to how many hours to work each day list of what to get done, marking them off, then...a girl at work needs time off, then I get an estate sale to do.. and I am behind AGAIN!
    Looking forward to seeing everyone and having a ball, getting the trailer packed..I LOVE this stuff.
    Renee

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  18. YOUR KILLING ME!!! What I would not give to spent a day in those lovely booths.... oh, I can't imagine trying to decide what to get, I would just want it all!!! Hope you are well, Chrissy

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  19. We SOOO wanT to come down this fall. Can you give me tips on where to sell and how to apply to get in?

    Anita & Judy
    iowajunkgypsies.blogspot.com

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  20. I can't wait! I hate that I won't be there for the prom. But, I'll get to see you and lots of great stuff. Looking forward to it! ~Mindy

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  21. great pictures! Its gets me in the mood for Roundtop, hope I can go this year!

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  22. OMG! I would LOVE to go there!!!! I know you'll have a blast!!!!! And your pictures are going to be GREAT!!! I know it!

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  23. So much fun to see last year's photos! I wish I could make the trip! I look forward to hearing all about it! More pics...please. I know there will be junk in heaven and it will look just like your photos!
    Peace,
    ki

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  24. Love your blog! Don't know if they still have space, but Carol Davis in Cat Spring has a lovely B&B... I believe she has about 7 or 8 old homes on a 600 acre ranch... and a wonderful restaurant in town (Carol's at Cat Spring). www.blisswood.net or call her at 713-301-3235 (ask her about the new baby kangaroo!) Hope to see you at the show. Jeannie (can't remember my blog PW... so... anonymous)

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  25. Oh girl I can't hardly wait! It makes me nervous that it's already time to go to Texas, hope I get my load ready! Texas here we come!!
    Theothertheresa

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  26. That looks like SUCH a blast...I would LOVE to go one of these days!
    Can't wait to see you pix and live vicariously thru your blog, lol!

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  27. Hi Theresa!
    I am so excited to have found your blog!!! My mom and are staying at Debs the week of the show. This is our first trip and can’t wait.
    -Cheers, Amy

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