Sunday, September 26, 2010

Warrenton in all it's glory!

Greetings Sweet Hearts!!!
My adventure has been as big as the great state of TEXAS, but by yesterday it was time to just kick back & enjoy the show! Nothin CRAZY happened, thank the Lord, as I needed a break & just wanted to take in Warrenton in all it's JUNKY GLORY!!

I LOVE me some good ole rusty mailboxes...

& I'll tell you what...our traffic cops sure don't look like this!!

Can I say I was DIGGIN the guns & the saddle! He was tellin me to MOVE ON, but I told him to HOLD ON, I just had to get some more PICTURES OF HIM & he gave me a tiny little grin...ain't he cute?

I still haven't gotten over to this booth, but I want some of her white, flowing cotton. It looks soooo cooool! {as in not hot, lol}

Fall in Warrenton, Texas...farm equipment & pumpkins, LOVE IT!















The line for the cupcakes is longer then the line for the port-a-potty, but today I'm gettin me one...yummmmy!
I ended my day yesterday at Zapp Hall lookin for the fabulous Miss Theresa from Garden Antiques Vintage bloggy fame.

& look who I found sittin in her booth...the infamous & divine Miss Debbie & Cat Daddy from Trash Talking! They are a HOOT & A HALF & I adored them both right off the bat!

And Sweet as Pie Miss Theresa was truly the hostess with the mostest. She had the greatest fan known to man & gave me an iced tea & the cutest little red vintage chair to sit on & I didn't leave until she was ready to roll up shop! Tonight she's having a blog party & I can't wait to go say "Hi Y'all" to all my bloggy buddies!

Oh & by the way...did I tell ya she had the most wonderful junk in her booth!

Here in Texas, I've seen some glorious things...but do you know what I'm going to miss the most when I have to go back to Cali? Yes the friends I've made, yes the gingerbread houses, yes the amazing array of antiques. But what I'm going to miss the very most is...

THE CLOUDS!!!
The skies of Texas are like no other!

Ever changing.

Always amazing.
If you want to see God's handy work & you happen to be in Texas...just LOOK UP!
I do LOVE it here...If it only wasn't so dog gone HOT!!!!
Today, I'm off for yet another day of walkin the fields looking for some more good junk
& tonight
A BLOGGY PARTY!
So, from one Cowgirl to another,
Happy Trails Friends!!!
XOXO

Saturday, September 25, 2010

feeling the junky love!!!

Excuse my french ladies but,
'Helllll Yeahhhhh"!
Zapp Hall, Hall of the Kings & Queens of JUNK!
I made it. I drove half way across the country to be here & can I just say, it truly is a
JUNKER'S PARADISE!

Y'all probably already know where I made a bee line too...The Junk Gypsy's of course!!!
Look at the cooooolest car in the history of cars!

This is the entrance to the hottest ticket at the show, at least it was for me.

And although I had my handy dandy, old as dirt, flea market cart...
I LOVED these vintage shopping baskets. Look at that rack, again the coooolest!

Walking in you are captivated by Hollywood icon, Walter Matthau. He was kinda like the Mona Lisa, his eyes followed you everywhere. {he may have been some kind of high tech security system, I'm just saying...you never know}

Now I was tired & I was hot. Did I say I was HOT?
But this bed looked mighty inviting & if I wasn't covered from head to toe in sweat, I would have loved to jump in it & just lay there to soak all this Junkified Goodness in.
{there was also a huge ceiling fan above it, moving air yesterday was a GOOD THING}


I do believe after making my holy trek to Junkland I should be considered an honorary 'COWGIRL', what do ya think??

Turquoise, Aqua...I just love anything in those shades of blue.

So, after viewing the entire booth at least 3 times, I needed to get down to business & SHOP!!!

Oh, wait...another awesome bed beckoning me to come take a load off.

I had to get a couple of these, my tank says 'Let's Get Back to the Basics of LOVE' & I now am an official member of the 'Junk Gypsy Road Crew' cuz that's what my hat & my bumper sticker says!!!

After spending WAY TO MUCH TIME in their booth, I was thinkin...these girls probably think I'm a stalker! Well, I guess I kinda am.
I walked over to the counter & said to Miss Jolie, "Hey girl, I'm Susie & I just drove all the way from Cali to see y'all". She then says, hold on to your hats..I couldn't believe it, "This is vintagesusie! She was the one trying to decide whether to drive or fly here, you drove! We posted your blog on our Facebook to let everybody weigh in...let me take a picture of you to put on Facebook!" So stunned & honored & sweating, I smiled as she took a couple of pictures of me. Then out comes my camera, to get a picture of her with George Burns telling a joke in the background. This sweet gal with her comes twice a year, for 12 years, from Georgia to help them with their sale. Jolie says "yeah, it's cuz we pay her so much." I say, "you could just pay me in t-shirts...'I Work For Tee's', Jolie thought that was pretty funny. ;)

She says, "You've got to meet Mama & Amie, this is vintagesusie...she's the one who was trying to decide if she should drive or fly from Cali!" Hugs all around, I told them they didn't have to hug me cuz I was so sweaty...but they did anyway.
I ADORE THEM!!!
They were worth the drive to Texas themselves!
Mama Gypsy thought I was getting over heated & I should go get a nice cold glass of ice tea & cool down a little. I told them I'd be back & I did exactly what Mama Gypsy told me to do. You know, since I don't have a Mama, I adored that Mama Gypsy took care of me. I wonder... if I hang around enough, do you think they might adopt me? My luck, they'll just call the State Trooper, LOL.
NEVER, They are FABULOUS & I truly do LOVEEEE them!
Back for more Junky Love today!!!
Oh & by the by...I did get some REALLY COOL JUNK already! Load me up my Texas pals!
XOXO
PS: I lost my cell phone, so I'm off to find another...silly me!

Friday, September 24, 2010

fredricksburg, texas & gingerbread heaven

Yipppppppeeeee, can anybody give me a 'Hell Yeah'! I have finally arrived at my destination...the great state of TEXAS!!!! On this particular morning, having had some trials & tribulations over at the caverns, I decide...you don't have to go to the Alamo today. Enough of the National Parks for the moment, {& I NEVER say that} you can just hit it on your way out. Let's head over to Fredricksburg, go on to Austin & then drop on down into JUNKER'S PARADISE. The plan was made.
Now in Cali the speed limit is 65, so when I'm going 80 on the Interstate I feel like I'm flying...my skin slightly stretched back from the GForce. {but that's a goood loook on me!} So when the lights went on, on the State Troopers Patrol Car behind me I thought, "What the hell, I wasn't even going 80, my foot cramps from pressing the petal that hard...oh CRAP!"He politely asks me to exit the vehicle. I ask him"What did I do wrong officer, I know I wasn't speeding?" "Well M'am, you were driving too close to the car ahead of you. You didn't leave a safe distance between you & the other driver." I was surprisingly calm at this point, as this was nothing in comparison to the CAVERNS! I then start talking in tongues, even I don't remember what was said. Something about 65 in Cali, not use to 80, just learning to use the cruise control, trying to get to The Junkers Paradise...yada, yada, yada. He now asks me to get into the patrol car. Ok, this is it...I'm headed to a Texas Penitentiary, my husband is NEVER going to let me take a trip alone again! Sitting in the patrol car, I cordially extend my wrists to be shackled. He says, "No M'am...I'm just issuing you a warning & I didn't want you to get hit by a vehicle waiting outside." What, I'm not going to jail...only a warning, Blessed be Baby Jesus!!! I guess I wasn't doing what the sign had told me to do... Drive Friendly, The Texas Way!
So my question Texas Pals is...How many of you have sat in a Texas State Tropper's Patrol Car??? Yeah, that's what I thought.

But...Fredricksburg was sooo Charming!!! Someone even took my picture there! :)



I fell in LOVE with Red Baron Antiques & the lovely Paula & Adrienne, they are adorable! & the antiques were hot too!

I bought several thing from this vendors booth...I couldn't help it. I LOVED everything she had! If Debbie Fritz is out there, your style rocks girl!

And now for the GINGERBREAD!




I'm going to buy this house & live here forever!



I adored Fredricksburg...I really thought I would love to live there & open my little shop in one of the Victorian buildings downtown. But times a wasting & off I go headed towards the 'Austin City Limits'. Suddenly on the very road I'm driving on, I see this!!!

What, a National Park?? {I quickly, but safely, swerve to the side of the road} I look in my handy, dandy passport book to see if this is the real thing, I mean is there a stamp in this place. By the heavens above & the Gods that guide the avid National Park enthusiast's, there is. I have found yet another Great American National Park completely by accident!!!

This is the 1st school house LBJ started at 4 years old.

It really was very interesting & the cattle wondering on the property were kinda cool...

until I came to this dude staring at me through my open window.
What'd I do NOW???

But the vistas & the views from his property were absolutely spectacular!

Texas, is a thing to behold!

The back side of LBJ'S Texas White House.

And as the sun sinks slowly in the west, I headed to La Grange...where I am writing to y'all right now, getting ready for my 16 mile drive to Warrrenton. Let the party begin!!! :)
Yeeeeeeee Hawwwwwww Sistahs!!!
See y'all in a couple of minutes!!!
XOXO