Wednesday, August 24, 2011

4 Years & Past Memories

 When I started having problems with my computer shortly after I returned from the Spring Show, my nephew felt certain he could recover my pictures, but even though he tried, he couldn't.  All the Pictures I've taken in the last 4 years are gone, they couldn't be recovered.  It makes me really sad that I didn't use some kind of backup program.  It wasn't because I wasn't warned, but I didn't listen.  At least I saved some of my pictures on different programs, but the one's with family and holidays, birthdays, special occasions and all the pictures I took during the Spring Round Top/Warrenton shows couldn't be recovered.  I tell you this to please encourage you to back up your photo's before you lose them all.

Since I don't have my pictures to show you, here are a few things from the last show in Round Top/Warrrenton Texas that I wanted to at least share with you (I borrowed pics to do this): 
  • We had an absolutely fantastic time at the Blog Party, but then we always do:

(Credit: all these pics were borrowed from Susie's Blog. 
If you missed her post on the party, you can read more about it HERE)

Amy, Jolie, and Janie put together the most awesome goody bags in pretty pink bags to give away at the Party and they were a big hit.  Gina of Peacock Park Design had beautiful bracelets that she brought and gave away.  And Carol's husband made such pretty aprons that he made and they brought them just for the party.  Lisa of Pix Up Stix won the Blog Party Contest for having the most creative name tag.  I want to thank everyone that brought such awesome food or came to the party or brought party favors, you guys are the best!  I tell you if you haven't had a chance to come out to any of the parties you need to plan to come out to the next one this Fall.  Please check my blog for the next party in September.  We have the best time and you meet some really great people. 
  • I don't have any pics to show you all the great things I saw in the fields.  There was this one booth located at the Old Henry field that had constructed Red Walls and had chandeliars and great Italian looking chairs and settee's that automatically caught your attention as you drove by as the walls were located by the road.  It was awesome.  There are so many talented people that put displays together so well and then there are many booths that just put it all out on tables and that's okay too.  You can still find things you are looking for, displayed or not.  It seems this show continues to grow each season.  There are so many towns to show at from La Bahia to Fayetteville, Round Top, Warrenton, and in between.

  • One of the highlights of this past show, was being invited to Janet's Birthday celebration.  I just adore Janet and her family.  They are truly one of kind great people.  It was also her Mother's Birthday, yes Janet was born on her birthday, so there were  actually two celebrations.  Janet's only request for a gift was a butter pat!  The food was really good and the company that was there was just great!  We had such a good time, laughing, until it was dark. 

(Credit:  Check out Trisha's blog for her post on this party. 
She had so much more to show you.)

Janet also took us on an awesome house tour in the quaint town of New Ulm.  I wish I had the pictures I took to show, but it was an old school house (if I remember correctly) that was turned into the cutest place.

I also have to tell you the story about why her mom had the reaction she did in the picture above.  Her mother set up at shows way before any of us thought of even doing this and she had made the item she was holding in her hand.  Well it had long since sold, but one day when Mo (Janet's sister) was at the Canton Texas Flea Market she spied something that looked like her mother would have made.  When she turned it over she saw her mother's signature.  Now how awesome is that to actually find something that your mother made so many years ago and then be able to buy it back for her.
  • There were so many awesome vendors that set up Zapp Hall, like my neighbor and friend Cindy and her mom Charlotte.  They brought a huge load and sold lots and lots.  They are in the big tent by my booth.  Then, there's the Junk Gypsies (who need no introduction), Deb and Cat Daddy (of course we all know CD, but you might want to introduce yourself to Deb~just kidding), Robelyn (I've got an upcoming post just for you "R"), Carolyn Westbrook, Gina of Country Gardens Antiques and so many more great vendors here and don't forget the great food at Zapp Hall.  Check us all out at the upcoming Fall Show and you'll see what I mean.
  • Of course another highlight of the show is going to the Marburger Farm Antique Show.  So many of my friends are at this show and seeing all the great displays just blows me away.  One of the displays I saw even before it was set up was Robin's Dove Cage that was made out of a dress form.  Words can't describe just how super talented she is, not only with her clothing line, Magnolia Pearl, but with the displays she creates each season.  Just when you think she couldn't possibly think of something else, she does:

Robin's Creation can be found here

The Marburger Farm Blog has so much to show you of the vendors that set up at their show.  This is of Theresa's booth.  She always brings the best industrial and vintage items:


 Theresa of Time Worn Interior's booth was seen here, but you can also check out her blog for more pictures of her booth and the show.

And of course I can't always wait to see what fabulous display Judy has come up with:


Photo Credits:  Judy Hills booth was seen here

This isn't even a small fraction of the fabulousness at this show.  There's ton more to see.

  • The Junk Gypsy Prom is always such a fun event.  You just never know who will show up or what they will be wearing.  The fun here is just the best.  Check out the JG Blog for all the details.

  • The Leftover's Antique Shop has a party each season to celebrate their shop redo and allow vendors and customers to shop their store in the evening.  Their displays are always over the top and things they find on their trips is amazing.  This time, they hosted Rachel Ashwell and there was a book signing event there.  It was fun seeing the crowds that turned out for her book signing.  Here are several pictures that Shelley took of the shop:

(Credit:  Photo's from Shelley's blog, be sure and check out her blog for more great pictures)
  • I was invited to tour Rachel Ashwell's new home, The Prairie, in Round Top, which I did get to do a post before my computer crashed.  You can check out that post HERE.  I've heard that she will be opening a new store during the Fall Show (She just updated her blog with this, "On September 27th I will have my first book signing for my new book, at the opening of our Rachel Ashwell Shabby Chic Couture™ store at The Prairie by Rachel Ashwell B&B in Round Top, Texas.").  I can't wait to go back and see her magical place again.  It just took my breath away with the beauty that she's created here.  Be sure and mark your calendar's for her store opening and Book Signing Event!
  • So many friends and customers stopped by my booth at Zapp Hall to say hello and meeting Gayle that owns the Stars Antique Mall and having known of her for many years through having seen her in Country Home magazine was a real treat meeting her.  I also got to meet Mary Emmerling, but again no pics to show you.
I have made myself a promise to back up my pictures so in the event my computer crashes again I won't loose any of them as well as the important pics of my family.  

Just think you are about 30 days away from the shows starting!!  I can't wait, let's just pray for cooler weather though.  Hope to see you soon.


  1. Hello, let me introduce myself. My name if Debbie and I'm the lion tamer who gets to travel with the Big Cat! LOL...ain't it the truth?
    I can't believe you lost all your photos and I really can't believe we are only a few short weeks till we're playing at the Greatest Show on Dirt.

  2. How sad to hear about all your pictures. Do not give up and call it lost. There must be a way, even if someone has to discover it yet. This happened to a friend of mine as well. 15 years worth!
    I am going through computer failure at the moment so am backing everything up 2 and 3 times, to disc, to portable drive, keeping some on camera memory card, etc.
    Technology is convenient but also a pain!

  3. So sad about your pictures! What back-up program are you going to use? I can't believe it's almost time for the shows - where did August go?!

  4. So sorry you lost your pictures...that must have been very disappointing.My computer has been acting up terribly...I am concerned it might crash anytime. Better find someone who can put all my pictures on a disk or something so I don't lose them. The Junk Gypsies are from the next little town over from me. My oldest daughter went to Elem. school with one of the girls..can't remember which one though. They have came a long ways since those days :) Looks like all you girls have a good time together doing what you love to do...Junking :) Blessings

  5. I can't beleive the show is right around the corner! I can't wait for the blog party, since I missed most of it last time ! That won't ever happen again!
    tot I

  6. Thanks so much for adding my pics to your Round Top Time Adventure post!!! I sure wish I could come in the fall...I still have my fingers crossed but it doesn't look promising. :/
    I LOVE seeing you & going to your party & hanging with all my bloggie buddies & YOU!!!
    Can't wait for the next time!!!
    Big Hugs Texas T!!!

  7. Thank you so much for the mention! Looking forward to it...but not READY! what's new!

    See you soon!


  8. I'm sorry to hear about your pictures. Every once in a while I back up, but I know I should do it more often. The shows always look like so much fun "down" there! One of these days I'll make the trek from OK!

  9. In short, I miss you. Therefore I will brave the heat to see you (and maybe spend some quality time in front of your cooler) in a few weeks! I had to check to see if I was reading a current post, since I somehow missed out on all the giveaways at your blog party. But I did scrape the bottom of the queso bowl...

  10. so sorry to hear about the lost of your pictures, I cannot imagine. gonna back mine up again!


  11. thanks for the mention T! be seeing you real soon! woohoo!



  12. Hey sweetie....listen, I know you lost your pics on your computer but I want you remember that all of the photos you've uploaded to your blog are in your Picasa album! I'm so sorry if you've lost more ~ thank you so much for all you share!!! hugs and love, Dawn

  13. I am so sorry about your pictures..I had a close call myself last I use an external hard must be about time to back them up again...
    Hope it does cool off for all of you guys...

  14. Goodness... did you say 30 days? Geesh...

    I'm so excited - I can't WAIT to hang out with you for 9 days and sneak in to your tent when you aren't looking!!! hee-hee

    I am soooooooooooooooo sorry about your pictures!!! I save all of mine to Flickr because, like you - I don't back things up!!!

    BUT! You have some of the COOLEST memories!!! I'm not kidding - girl, the places you have gone and the people you've met... whoo hoo!

    Okay - I have to work now... 30 days?!!! yikes!

    Thank You!!!! ;-D

  15. I'm so sorry about your photos! That makes me want to go and double check my back up... My computer went wonky this spring and I was lucky enough to rrecover it all, except a few things here and there. Its stressful. I hope you didn't lose all of the rest of your stuff too.

  16. I really hope I get to come to Roundtop and see you all there!

    I am working on a different blog (long story) so here it is if you wanna see:

    Donna Rinn

  17. I can't wait for the blog party. I'm gonna get there early too!See you soon!

  18. Hey girl!
    Are you gonna be in Texas? I thought not? I'm confused ...not something new!
    Hope all is well ... I have a lot of blogging catch-up to do, life has been crazy ... some good, some bad ... it's life.


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