Tuesday, October 04, 2016

It's been a Fun Ride

I've had this blog going on 10 years this month and I've decided to take a new direction.  I'm changing my business name to Walker 1791 Architectural Salvage and Design.  I've created a new website: http://walkerhome1791.wixsite.com/wh1791 and Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Walker-Salvage-Design-774197332683099/.  I hope you'll go over and follow my new adventure.  My Instagram is staying the same, I just changed the profile info.

I decided to change because I felt that Garden Antqs Vintage no longer fit who I am now.  And besides I think change is good.  It causes you to learn new things, like creating a website among other things.

Walker 1791 is named after my family and the road I grew up on.  I hope you'll follow along on my new adventure.  I'll probably leave this blog up so that you can follow me on my new one.

I really am thankful for all that have followed me through the years and all the wonderful people I've met because I took a leap of faith and started blogging.  Thank you for your support these 10 years.  It's not over, just going down a new road.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

August 20th

Today is our sons birthday. I can't even begin to tell you how proud we are of him and the man he's become. Time flies from him having been this little kid to this awesome man who loves God and works hard everyday. He's such a blessing to us. Happy birthday Mark we love you so!!

Friday, August 05, 2016

New Finds & Upcoming Shows

I thought I'd show you a few of my fav finds from the past two days and wanted to let you know about our upcoming shows.  The white school desk we got today. The owner had it for 41 years and she said it belonged to her teacher that had it for about 30 years. I sold one very similar a few months back and was really happy to find this one. There's my newly painted chair that I think goes great with it.

Now this blue cabinet we found yesterday.  I am in love with the this piece.  

I'm told it too came out of an old school.  I think it would make a great buffet.  

Here's another view it with a chair we found a few weeks back.

The swan we found today too and it's made from a light weight material.  The interesting thing about it is that it has a price tag on the bottom of it that reads $448.00.  Makes me wonder what store would have carried it for that price.  It does have great detailing to it and it's really a pretty piece.  Now the lights next to it came from an old church and when they light up you can see the crosses inside.  
 Really cool find and there are 4 of them.

I think I'm going to hang on to these items and take them to the Warrenton Tx Antique Show.  We will be in a new location this year and I promise to share details about where we will be really soon.  I want to show you where we'll be so you can find us.  The neat part of our new location is that my RV will sit right behind my space and allow me to cool off from the Texas heat.

But before we load up for Warrenton, we'll be at Fredericksburg Trade Days the third weekend of this month.  We are located in Barn 0 here.  Yesterday we went and constructed new walls from 100 year old wood.  I really liked how they turned out.  

Don't forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

Happy Junkin!!

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

July Show

I know I seem to blog less and less but wanted to give you a quick update of our July show happening this week.  We've decided to move back to Fredericksburg Trade Days and are super excited that we will be inside Barn 0. We spent this past Saturday building and creating our space.  Hope you stop by and see what else we've created.

Here's a pic of what we're working on:

Here's a view of what all is here, come find us in the first barn, Barn 0:

 Fredericksburg Trade Days is the third weekend of every month.

You can also find me on Instagram and Facebook. 

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

June Shows

I know I seem to blog less and less but I've had a really busy show schedule. We were in Nacogdoches last weekend for Vintage Market Days and it was a great show.  Here's a pic of my booth there:

This week we are headed to Rosenberg Tx, Friday to Sunday, for another Vintage Market Days.

Our show schedule has changed up a bit.  We will be back in Fredericksburg Tx for the July Fredericksburg Trade Days.

August shows are pending so please stay tuned.

Hope you are having a great summer and hope to see you down the junkin road.

Monday, May 09, 2016

May Show

Hello, I know it's been a while since I've blogged.  It seems there's never enough time to do all that I want to, but wanted to give you a heads up where we'll be next.  Our Next Show is the Vintage Market Days in Hempstead Tx on May 20-22.  Hope you make plans to come to see us.  I've included a list of our shows through August as well.  As the Fall approaches I'll post more of our shows.  Hope you've all been well.

Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Rusty Chippy Show this weekend

Count down to the Rusty Chippy Show in Huntsville Tx this weekend. Here are just a few vendors that will be here. We've all been working hard to find awesome things. You don't want to miss this show.

Here are times and more info. about the show:

Saturday March 12th from 10-5
Sunday March 13th from 10-4

Hope to see you there.

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Rusty Chippy Antique Show in Huntsville Tx

Have you got ready to attend an Antique Show but you had no idea who the vendors would be that would be there or even what they might be bringing.  Several antique shows that I set up and attend have been including lists of their vendors and even including photos to give you an idea of what you might find there.

I think this is a great idea.  It lets your customers know some of the vendors that are setting up there especially if links are included for their website.  It paints a picture of what the show atmosphere might be like before attending and whether you should bring the car, the big truck or rent a U-Haul!

Since Frederic Morris and Greg Bahner are the show promoters of the Rusty Chippy Show in March and the Huntsville Antique Show in September I thought it would be fun to follow them for a day to see what they find.  Well to be honest, you'd have to follow them every week.  They are all over the great state of Texas finding rusty gold for the show and their booths in the various malls they are in and promoting the show.

Here's just a small preview of some of the current and previous finds for the upcoming show as well as a  snapshot of their booth during a previous show:




All Photos: Huntsville Antique Show

Be sure to follow their Blog, Huntsville Antique Show
On Facebook: Rusty Chippy Show

Their Website: Huntsville Antique Show

Instagram:  Huntsville Antique Show

Be sure to mark your calender's to attend this show on March 12 and 13 at the Walker County Fair Grounds on Highway 30 West, Huntsville Tx.  Please help spread the word about this show and let them know you're coming to the show!!  Stay tuned for more updates about other vendors that will be here as well.

Spring & Upcoming Shows

Well I guess by now we all know the ground hog did not see his shadow, which means an early Spring.  I love Springtime in Texas, it's my favorite time of year.  This also means we are a few shorts weeks away from the Big Antique Show season starting. 

Starting next week we'll be at Fredericksburg Trade Days on Feb 19-21 and then we'll hit the ground running.  March 12-13 is the Rusty Chippy Antique Show in Huntsville Tx., the next weekend we'll be back in Fredericksburg Tx on March 18-20 for Trade Days and then it's time for the Big Antique Show at Zapp Hall.  From March 21-April 2 you'll find me in Warrenton Texas in my same spot along the fence line before you exit Zapp Hall and enter into the Renck Hall field. 

Maybe I'll have a few days to play in the dirt and tend to my plants before I'm gone.  Hope to see you down the junkin road!

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Big Red Barn Antique Show

The Big Red Barn Antique Show also known as the Original Round Top Antiques Fair is this coming Friday and Saturday in Round Top Texas.  There is no longer a Sunday show.  I hope you'll join us as well as many vendors that will be participating at this show and many surrounding shows.  There's tons of places to shop this Friday and Saturday so don't miss out coming to the Winter Antique Show.

Just look for this sign and you'll find the venue.  It's located on Highway 237 just past the Carmine Y as they call it in Round Top Tx.

I'm bringing lots of white, garden and vintage concrete items, and architectural items as well.

And here's a map that shows you all the venue's that will be open:

Be sure and visit them all.  And will you['re in the area visit Festival Hill, the gardens there are just beautiful and of course eat at Royer's.  Hope to see you!

Sunday, December 27, 2015

January 2016 Shows

We already have two shows booked for January 2016.

 Picture: Via Pinterest

We'll be at Fredericksburg Trade Days January 15-17 and

The Big Red Barn Antique Show in Round Top Tx on January 22-23 (there is no longer a Sunday show)

I'm working on a new venue for February, so stay tuned.

Hope to see you at one of the shows.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

December Fredericksburg Trade Days

This Friday to Sunday is the Fredericksburg Trade Days show and our last show for the year.  I'll be in a new location.  I'm setting up beside Sister Treasures cottage on the main road.  It's going to be a white Christmas, minus the bad weather.  It's actually going to be perfect weather for shopping.  Hope you come out and find me.

Thursday, December 03, 2015

Christmas in the Country Show @ Zapp Hall

If you haven't heard already, there's a Christmas in the Country show at Zapp Hall in Warrenton Tx starting tomorrow at noon.  There are over 30 vendors set up in different areas, the main hall, outside in tents, and myself and another vendor are inside the Red Barn.

The show starts tomorrow at noon and goes until 8pm.  Saturday it's from 10-8 and Sunday 10-2.  I hope you make plans to come shopping, there'll be EggNogStravaganza from 6-8 on Friday and Saturday.  Take your photo with Santa or Rudolph and shop with all the great vendors.

There's lots of activities going on in the area, in downtown Round Top and all the way to Burton.  Lots to do and have fun shopping too!

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Vintage Market Days, Our Next Show

We had a great show at The Gypsy Market in Spring these past few days.  Sold lots of things and was really happy with how the show was going, but sadly I'm not sure if I'll be setting up here again.  The show promoters have decided to double the rent, good for them, but bad for us a show dealers.  I know the economy is sometimes tough in this biz and the more rent we have to pay the more we have to increase our prices to the public.  While I had a great experience here and they were very good promoters I just have to consider shows that are within my budget.  Here is a picture of my booth the first day of set up. 

Our next show is in Hempstead Texas at the NW Houston Vintage Market Days.  I'm pretty excited about being a vendor for this show.  They have shows all over Texas and beyond and I've always heard the huge crowds they draw in are amazing.  They are advertising it as "Dreaming of a White Christmas" and ideas are spinning in my head.  Can't wait to begin pre-setting up my booth (I always try to pre-set up in my yard so I'll know exactly what to take).

The very next weekend, we'll be back in Fredericksburg for Trade Days.  My December show schedule is still pending...

I'm also in Uptown Vintage in Huntsville.  Hope to see you soon at one of the shows.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Gypsy Market

I know I haven't kept up with my blog, but wanted to let y'all know we are going to be setting up at the Gypsy Market in Spring Tx this Thursday through Saturday.  Here's a picture of one of the vendors during this past Spring Show.  Hope you make plans to come and see us:

We're working on another show for November and will let you know the details once I know and we're heading back to Fredericksburg for the first November show.  We will not be there for their Thanksgiving Show.  I'll be spending some much needed time with my family.  Hope to see you down the junkin road!

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