Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Where Has Charlene Been? SHOPPING!!!!

Have you heard of Round Top Antique Fair? Well, that is where these two HAPPY girls were headed! Lisa showed up at my house bright & early Sunday morning & this is what the back of the van looked like. A case of water & a shopping cart!
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.
Here is Lisa in front of one of Carolyn's fabulous beds! Her linen pillows & bedding are amazing!
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).

16 comments:

Julie said...

Oh, my! Wish I'd been there with you girls! I would have left the car door wide open, too! So much to see!!! Thanks for sharing such fabulous stuff--LOVE that Christmas booth!

tarnishedandtattered.blogsot.com said...

Post looks great except for those aweful pictures of me, I'll blame it on the heat! What a great time, I'm still unpacking. Lisa

Pat @ My Tattered Elegance said...

So glad you both had a wonderful time and I can't wait to see all the treasures you brought back. Missed you both.
Hugs, Pat

Chrissy said...

Hello from Canada!!! Oh my gosh,you guys are soooooo lucky to have shows like that,I wish!!! Thank you for your kind note,so glad you came by,and glad you like my blog!!! Hope to talk again soon,all the best,Chrissy

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Wow, there is so much to see. What a fantastic trip. I can't wait to see all of your treasures. Hugs, Marty

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Whoa! All that eye candy has me drooling on my keyboard!! Really!
Glad you both had a great time. Would to have loved to been there too ;~)
*hugs*deb

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Oh my gosh...how much fun! I can't believe you got to meet Carolyn Westbrook! I love her style!!! Those chandeliers are so gorgeous! Now I'm in the mood to go shopping!

Mermaid Queen said...

Oh I loved the tour Charlene, especially the room full of chandeliers. Take care, Martha

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

I am soo envious...what a fabulous trip! All that leaded glass...you didn't buy just one piece?

Glad to see the girls dressed in skirts & cwgirl boots. That's exactly what I'm wearing to the Paper Cowgirl event...figured it would be appropriate for the occasion.

Can't wait to see what all y'all bought.... I saw Lisa's overflowing mini-van. LOL

Heidi said...

Oh wow what a wonderful day you must have had, You ladies look like you had a blast. All the neat and wonderful treasure, wow the doors, and the furniture, and the jewelry what a wonderful time.

Blessings,
Heidi

common ground said...

Hi Charlene, I'm so glad you came by for a visit. Wow, what a fun time it looks like you had at the shows. I'm afraid I'd be the same, but I might jump out even BEFORE the car had stopped. I've been known to do that! So nice to meet you, come and visit anytime!
Debra

Collected Treasures said...

OK...I'll take one of that and two of those....oh, let me have six of that other thing.......NOW can you see why I didn't go. I simply cannot control myself:) xojana

LaVerne #497 said...

Here I am up at 5 am so excited about leaving today for Roundtop....sure wish we could have all went together. Luved your pics......can't wait to get there. I'll call you.
LaVerne

Then and Now at Collected Treasures said...

I'm so glad you'll had a great time. I've really enjoyed your blogs seeing all my favorite places. My heart still races after all these years when I park the car and the hunt begins.
see u soon.

diane said...

GREAT photos of what all you saw! Fabulous fun! Wish I were there again looking at your pictures.
And, it looks like we traveled the same ground...I was just one step ahead! And, I left plenty for you didn't I? LOL...
BTW...I can relate to jumping out and running! My poor daughter.

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Hello, I was wondering if you girls had stopped in my booth at Zapp Hall and seeing the mannequin, now I know you did. Hope you had a great time. If you are back in the Spring please stop in and introduce yourself. I'll be posting lots and lots of pics of the shows you might want to check out, Theresa

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