I can't believe it's been 32 years (seems like a lifetime) since we've been married. Yes, today is our Anniversary, but before I tell you how we'll be celebrating, I first want to tell you a story.
For many years we would spend our Anniversary junkin in Fredericksburg Texas. Year after year we made the treak there. Filled with excitement, I knew I was going to walk into my favorite Carol Hicks Bolton stores and eat at my favorite tea room. That was always our gift to each other. I so wish I had taken a camera back then because the images that I remember of the trips there were priceless.
The first time I discovered Carol's store, Room No. 5, well I knew I was in love. It was filled with beautiful things, beds, linens, white items. Then there were her other stores, Homestead (which had a European Cottage Style as the Houston Chronicle put it and I couldn't have described it any better), Idle Hours (which sold garden items and was a close second favorite for me), Bolton and Bolton, American Higgledy Piggledy and Homestead and Friends.
I read every article that Victoria Magazine would publish on her stores and still have all the copies of them. Well this weekend we are back in Fredericksburg Texas. However, this time we are setting up at the Fredericksburg Trade Days and I'm really excited about being here. It will be our first time to sell here. I hope if you are in this area you'll come out to Trade Days and find us. We'll be in Barn 6, Space 21.
We'll hopefully stop back by Carol's new store, Antiquities & Laboratoire de Design, which I visited for the first time in Februay. You can read about it HERE.
I also want to see the inside of Vintage Smitten, since I only got to see the outside when we visited last time.
Just look at all the ironstone and white loveliness here. Can't wait to see it for myself.
And of course seeing our son in Austin is the another highlight of our trip. Every time we get to spend with him is always a plus in our books. Besides I also get to see YOU (that's if you'll come to Trade Days).
I'm linking up with Kathleen for this post. Hope you all have a great week no matter what you do.