Our first stop... THE FIELDS! Yep, you heard me right... COW FIELDS turned into Shopping Nirvana. Lisa THREW OPEN HER DOOR & JUMPED out of the van. Ran to the back & pulled out the cart. She's heading for the road. I was trying to lock the van & it wouldn't beep. I said "Hey Lisa does your van beep when it locks"? She says "Yes" I say "It's not working". She turns around, comes back & checks... She left her door WIDE OPEN when she bailed to get the cart. We both LAUGHED SOOOOOOOOOOOO HARD!
As we walked from the parking lot (field) this is one of the first food vendors we saw. CUTE isn't it? A coffee hut VW trailer. So made me laugh! This field was in Warrenton, Texas.
We were walking (no running) for...
One of the first booths we took a photo of. A little of this & a little of that.
Lisa already on the HUNT! She & I both dropped a bit of cash here. The owner was from Dallas & had a wonderful stash of silk seam tape that is so the rage right now. We bought so many beautiful colors. And also, vintage Christmas treasures.
We were really on the hunt for Carolyn Westbrook's booth. Lisa had her hardback first edition book & we were ready to shop with Carolyn & get her autograph.
Again, Vintage Christmas. Don't you love the framed shelves?
Mission Accomplished! Book signed! Thanks Carolyn! Now we're hungry so let's head to Royer's Cafe Annex at Zapp Hall. Royer's Cafe is FAMOUS in Round Top. But, it is tiny & they put this second venue at Zapp Hall to help the crowds.
The menu... is below. I had chicken-apple sausage with grilled onions, potato salad & Texas caviar (black eyed peas with onions & jalapeno peppers). Lisa had a shrimp poor boy. YUM!
Some more shopping & then it's time for dessert.
On a WING & A PRAYER! Boy, I can relate to that!
Is that the cutest little Shasta trailer or what? Hey Britney (my friend Laverne's daughter who also has a Shasta trailer & is a member of Sister's on the Fly) where's this baby's wings? Anyway, this gal had fixed up the trailer & was selling cup cakes. CUTE!!!!!!!
Day TWO we started at CLUTTER! Isn't that a cool name & sign?
This little treasure is only open for the shows (one spring & one fall). Clutter is owned by a mother/daughter (below) team that go to England on buying trips & then ship all the "clutter" home for these shows. Bought some great stuff here.
And then back out into the SUN in the fields. Believe me when I tell you it was gruesome! 98 degrees with horrible humidity. Only a die hard shopper could endure! But, I wondered about us more than once... Everyone knows I have a weakness for stained & beveled glass. Well, do you think I found some?
And let's talk some crystal chandi's
And some more doors & chandi's... A WHOLE HUGE TENT FULL!
No, I didn't buy a door or a chandi. But I darn sure wanted to! I was like a crack addict in a meth lab!
And did you need some beads?
Would be perfect if you were a cowgirl!
A very popular mode of dress for this show is a dress or skirt worn with cowboy (EXCUSE ME COWGIRL) boots!
Both Lisa & I loved this look of the old chairs covered with printed linen. (Linen chair, pillows & stool).
Another look at this shop & you can see other goodies in there. This is where I bought a fabulous black & white transfer ware plate with shells. I'll show you my goodies later.
Well that's day One & Two! I am pooped & headed for bed. I have lots more to share so be sure & come back soon! Gotta Love Shopping with a girlfriend in such a little piece of HEAVEN! We did share camera's & photos...kind of who could find there's at that moment. But, the stories will be different so be sure & go see Lisa's Blog too (& she has names of some of these great vendors because I didn't have pen & paper).