Sunday, October 25, 2009

Saturday's Birthday Trip

Yesterday we loaded up and headed down the road very early to celebrate Junkin Buddy's Birthday.  She had no idea where we were headed (well maybe a hint or two) and our first destination was Hico Tx to see the Homestead Store and to check out the Tent Sale and Antique Fair that was set up next to the store.

The first person I found was Felicia Blair of Bountiful, whose booth I have visited several times at The Lonestar Antique Mall in Fort Worth.  She said this was her first show ever to do.  I think she did a really great job, here's what's left of her booth.  I understand it was hit pretty hard on Friday, I can imagine why, she finds the best things:





Here we all are posing for the camera (her sister-in-law so kindly took the photo, she too has a blog, a la parisienne, that you have to check out here):

(Myself, Linda, Felicia and Marion in front)

The next person we saw was Linda of Willow's Nest booth.  It was so pretty, all in pink and ready for Christmas:

Look at the pretty pink columns, Linda's signature color.

Love the pink ruffled stocking, ready to put on your mantle and have Santa fill it up.

 Another pink setting.

  Now this blue peely cabinet was my favorite as it is hers.  Just loved the look of it.

Cute vintage wall paper in the back ground that lines this shelf.

Next on our list of people to see here was Dorthy of the Shabby Y.  She too has a space in Lonestar Antiques:


 She takes things and repurposes them.  Loved the corset here.

Our last booth to see was Amy of Bloom and Bee Swanky.  I can't wait to see her shop in Waco since it's been so long since we last visited.  We'll see you in a couple of weeks Amy:




This dress made of gloves is so pretty close up.  What a great idea Amy!

Our last stop was to visit The Homestead:




Wait until you see The Homestead's "White Store" that is located around the corner from this store.  I'm saving that post for White Wednesday.  Check back tomorrow when I show you what caught our eye in Fort Worth.  Happy Sunday to you all!


  1. Now THAT'S my idea of a fun birthday road trip! Have you ever been to the original Homestead here in Fredericksburg, T? They had an all-white store here too, and it was one of those places where you had to wipe the drool off the floor as you walked through.
    Have a great Saturday!

  2. Teresa, The show must have been wonderful! Anne is right the Homestead store in Fredericksburg is a must see! I've also toured the Hico store.

  3. Anne and Susan, I have been to the Homestead Stores many times but many years ago when Carol Bolton still owned the stores. I know she's reopened several again. I think my favorite store of all was Room #5, which I think was the white store, if I remember right and I believe it has moved to Hico.

  4. This trip was so great, I can't wait to see your White Wednesday.

  5. Yum yum and that is some bithday trip! I feel like I got presents just looking at all these photos of dreamy things!
    We have a bountiful here in Venice beach - is that the same person?
    I just saw little antique clocks like that under cloches and it's my new love!
    Thanks (as always!) for taking us along to your fabulous destinations and celebrations with such amazing people - like yourself
    xo isa

  6. Wow, how much fun!!! Amazing photos, great way to spend a birthday...or any day at that. Can't wait to see the White Wednesday photos. jules

  7. I loved this post! Bountiful has the neatest pillows, can't wait till white Wednesdays post! Angie

  8. I just wanted to say a big thanks for taking pictures at all the shows you go to....I know it's hard to shop,visit,buy,carry bags,and take pictures...

  9. How much fun was that???
    Wish I could have been there.
    I love the pink and that peely blue cabinet is incredible.

  10. what a great birthday trip!!! it all looks spectacular...the dress made of gloves is so clever and unique...i really love that...i also think the bucket of pin~wheels is totally adorable!!!

  11. I am SOOOOOO going to take a roadtrip soon!!!!

    How awesome!!!

  12. Beautiful, beautiful booths, Theresa. We always like the same things! Sigh. My kind of birthday fun.

  13. what a wonderful way to spend a birthday - junking - it does the heart good - can't wait to see your finds - really sorry i missed your anniversary and now your birthday - i am a bad friend - but honestly, i love how you have evolved into the 'roving reporter' of all that is happening in the texas junking world - i love it!
    happy birthday!

  14. The mannequin is "hands" down gorgeous!

  15. Teresa - Sounds like you had a fun birthday trip with your junk buddy! What wonderful pictures of all that luscious junk you got there. I still haven't made it to Winnie & Tulula's. Hopefully, I'll get over there on the 27th. I'm anxious to see all ya'll's goodies!

    Thanks for your suggestions about my little boxes. I thought they might come in handy for sorting stuff, but am trying to come up with something clever to arrange them, or group them on my potting table or nail them to the wall over it or something....

  16. Thanks for sharing the eye candy with us!

    Great big smiles,

  17. T- Thanks so much for coming and reporting of the show. You are so popular I couldn't snatch you away. I would love it for us to meet one day for lunch on a junkin trip so I can bend your ear. Are you going to Judy's open house? Maybe then. If you come to Waco for Rod and Troy’s sale I will bee busy setting up at the Jr. League show and will miss you again. I am sure the store will bee tore up as we will tear down many displays to take! Love the photos and thanks for the shout out. I always have the best intentions and then forget to get my camera out. It was truly nice seeing you. BEE BLESSED!

  18. I cannot think of a better way to spend a birthday, Theresa.
    I really love the dress of gloves!


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