I am so excited to announce that STAN WILLIAMS will have a book signing event at My Blogger Party on Sunday, Sept. 27th, My Booth @ Zapp Hall, 6:00 pm to debut his new book, THE FIND. I've been reading the raves on this book on different sites and kept telling myself I needed to take the time to go to my bookstore and order it, but now I can just pick up a copy at the party.
The first time I saw his book mentioned was on LeAnn's Blog, The Vintage Laundress, and I was hooked. The stories he told of, as read on her blog, "living in Independence, Missouri searching for treasures in the dark, musty garages, the "crack-of-dawn" trips to the flea market, the exploration and excavation of thrift stores throughout the years, have all been his story in the making - actually a book in the making - The Find". You can read more of the interview here.
This really reminds me of how my life is, how I got started in the business, after having grown up with antiques all my life, eyeing my aunt and grandmother's things and promising them that one day they would be mine is a story for another day. I am guilty, so guilty, of getting to a sale way before it starts, with a flash light in hand, searching through grungy stuff, asking if something is for sale when it's normally not (and of course they usually will say, you know I hadn't thought about selling that, but what will you offer me?) is just part of who I am. Taking a vacation to go sell my things at antique shows across Texas rather than going on a "normal" vacation is what I long for. The best life for me is out finding the next treasure, which I must confess is sometimes daily but most certainly every weekend.
I know you all are probably wondering, does he have a blog, well of course. You can find it here. Go over and read just the Press Features he has listed on his side bar, great reviews. And, just as a side note, some of you are already listed on his fav list!!
Other Book Signing Events Stan will be at:
**The Texas Rose Show**, Saturday, Sept. 26th & again on Tuesday, Sept. 29
Thank you so much LeAnn for emailing me. Leann will be setting up and selling her vintage wares at The Texas Rose show. She probably doesn't know this but I first discovered her at the City Wide Garage Sale in Austin when we there selling a few times and then I've seen her many times in the fields of Warrenton. I'm so glad to have the opportunity to meet Stan and of course get this awesome book, The Find.
Please make plans to come out to the Blogger Party on Sunday, Sept. 27 @ 6pm. I changed the time this year to later in the evening to allow those that are already open and selling to be able to attend and also I'm hoping it will be a bit cooler with it being in the evening. It's open to anyone, no invitation needed. Actually, just consider yourself invited. If you have a blog or website you are welcome to come and even if you don't, please still come out and meet others. It's becoming a must attend party each season at Zapp Hall and I'm so thankful for all that have preciously attended. Hope to see you there!
NOTE: If you could please let me know if you are able to make it to the party, I'm just trying to get a head count, thanks I would appreciate it. You can either leave me a comment here or email me.