Saturday, March 26, 2011

Junkin Gypsy Style in Round Top, Texas...Ohhh Yeahhhh!


Howdy Y'all!!!!
I finally made it to heaven...Welcome to Round Top!
A tiny little town with a population of 77 in the hill country of southern Texas,
Round Top is my idea of what heaven should be.


It'll have wide open fields & gingerbread houses,
chippy white paint & rusty old horse trailers,
the bluest skies you ever have seen...
there will be longhorn steer & cows that look like oreos,
pie with blue bell ice cream & most certainly...
there will be GYPSY'S,
Junkin Gypsy's, the very BESTEST kind!


They are ALWAYS my very 1st stop when I step into town, but this being opening day & all,
 I was in for a treat cuz the WHOLE Gypsy Family was there to greet me.
Mama & Daddy Gypsy were helping set up the booth,
Gorgeous sister Gypsy's, Miss Amie & Miss Jolie, were adding their last minute touches
& the 2 tiniest Gypsy's were showing me some of there newly acquired Gyspy skills!!
One was mastering his paddle ball & had gotten up to hittin it 15 times...
& the other little one was showing me her FABULOUS Gypsy handbag,
I mean really, does it get any better then that??   ;)


Well, maybe it does, cuz then there's the STUFF!!!


GOOD STUFF!!!


These gals know how to throw a party kinda STUFF!!


It took everything I had not to throw myself into their luscious bed...


I was hot {as usual}, sweaty {what's new} & probably a little stinky {sorry}, but their linens looked soooo yummmmy...it really was a tough call!


Who knew skelenton's could look so awesome?


And what's with the deer havin more bling then me???   ;o
Only in TEXAS!   ;)


I ADORED their new line of nubby linen's, along with the "Oh Poop" baby picture of course!


Now that's my idea of BLING, BABY!


The ROYAL Mounted Police... lol.


Peacock Feather's & a PINK pay phone?? Coool!!


My on going joke..."I Work for Tee's"! {I really do girls}


And I wouldn't mind workin for BOOTS either!!! yummmmmmyyyyy


Fabulousity is just everywhere you look...


I mean SERIOUSLY Friends...


I REALLY, REALLY,
WISH YOU WERE HERE!  ;)
Stay tuned Sweet Hearts, there's soooo much more to come....

XOXO
vintagesusie

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Chateau De Fleurs, Part 2


Good Morning Sweetie Pies....
As promised, I'm back with with the second installation of 'Chateau De Fleurs' vintage show in Fallbrook, CA...it really was sooooo delightful!!


This booth belongs to Sweet Magnolias Farm ...do you not just LOVE those wreaths?? I'm sitting here kicking myself thinking, "Why didn't I buy one of THOSE?", as I look at the empty space on the back of my front door. {I feel a custom order brewing inside me} 


Everything they had was shabbified perfectly! This adorable Mother & Daughter team, Abbey & Sara, were so much fun to talk to. We talked about moving & Texas & humidity & the shows & our blogs & about getting PUBLISHED. You see, they make AMAZING aprons out of vintage linens like the one laying on the daybed & they just had an article published in Apronology. Congratulations Friends, how exciting, right! For more about Abbey & Sara check out their blog, Sweet Magnolias Farm...you may be feeling a custom order brewing too!


Then I was lucky enough to find this darling women...The Junk Fairy!!! Now who couldn't use their very own Junk Fairy? I mean really...I LOVE junk & I LOVE fairy's, it's a marriage made in heaven! Miss Fairy had a couple of things I just couldn't live without! She had a faded pink, horse riding ribbon from Fargo, way too cooool, {best movie ever} a stack of old cabinet cards, {gotta have those} & vintage baby shoes. {who can say no to old baby shoes?}


Then like the dingy that I am, I wanted a great cream colored vintage jewelry box she had...I thought I'd bought it. Driving home I was dreaming of all the fun things I could do with it when it dawned on me, I didn't go back & BUY it...I'm STILL mad!
{me & the fairy are in private negotiations about this as we speak}
Stop by & say hi on her blog Junk Fairy, she could use some more friends!  ;)


At this point, I had spent WAY too much time chatting & needed to get a move on it.
I adored this glammed up dress form, created by White Horse Relics, isn't she DIVINE??


and this cool booth is by another Mom & Daughter team, Lori & Jamie from Two Wild Roses! They were the hostesses of the Redlands show I went to a couple of months back & Jamie owned a charming little antique store next to mine for a while.

{picture courtesy of Jamie}
They have a wonderful & whimsical sense of design, along with some AWESOME antiques! Two Wild Roses can now be found at Country Roads Antiques in Orange, CA... one of my favorite antique shops in Orange County!


At this point, I seriously needed to leave, I was soooo late, so I did a quick tour of the last few vendors...


a different side of the Sweet Magnolias Farm booth, loved the Rose Queen window...


and finally I made it back around to my friend Shirley's booth of The Cottage Garden. I'm trying to talk her into creating a blog so she can get a little more exposer.


She is an Amazing Designer of clothing, pillows & purses, all made from Vintage Linen's.


Here's a row of her bloomers, don't you just LOVE all the white!
She has a very Magnolia Pearl feel to her clothing design, but at less then half the price. Now don't get me wrong, I LOVE me some MP, but more often then not, it's a little out of my price range reach.
So there you have it, a beautiful weekend spent in the roling hills of So Cal,
surounded by orchards & antiques...
who could ask for more?
The next Chateau De Fleurs is...
June 3rd & 4th, 2011
9:00am ~ 5:00pm, located at
1524 S Hill Ave.
Fallbrook, Ca  92028
You will find me there, wandering through the orchards & antiques, chatting up a storm!
That's just the way I roll  ;)

XOXO
vintagesusie

Monday, March 7, 2011

Chateau De Fleurs


Hello my Sweet Hearts...
I had the bestest weekend ever, I hope you had a wonderful one too!
I knew that on Saturday there was going to be a wonderful show, Chateau De Fleurs, at Christie Repasy's house in Fallbrook, CA. Fallbrook is a ways from my house & I wasn't sure I wanted to drive that far, but when I woke up to blue skies, the sun shining brightly & a temp of about 76 degrees, I knew I HAD to make the trek & I am SOOOO GLAD I did! It was truly FABULOUS!  ;)


First of all I fell in LOVE with Fallbrook. What a charming place, with all the small town quaintness of a little berg in Texas...I could TOTALLY live there!
Walking up to Christie's house,  I was greeted by this vignette with one of my favorites, a vintage bicycle with a basket full of flowers...I knew I was in the right place.


The glimmer of white tent tops surrounded me,


along with this wonderful vintage bed, set up right at the entrance...yummy!


You might remember, I just worked with Lisa Loria on a new blog design & I knew she was going to be at this show, which was one of the reasons I wanted to go. I love to get to know my bloggie friends better & really wanted to meet her & see some of her art in person...she is AMAZING! 


What a talent!! She & I talked like old friends for a long time & I adored everything about her. She lives not too far from me & I'm hoping we'll have a chance to get together again...maybe we could play 'ART'!


Thankfully, we will be working together soon, as she wants me to help her create a
cohesive look between her blog & print work.
Lisa's art is filled with so much whimsy & color, I just love working with it...I can't wait!



After talking Lisa's ear off I headed over to see Christie's shop, Christie Repasy Designs,
right there in her house. I mean really, a dream come true!
Who wouldn't want there store to be literally in their own backyard?


Christie is renown for her gorgeous floral designs, but it's her ROSES that takes your breath away & reminds you of a much sweeter time & place.


Her shop was delicious all in pink & hardwood, so feminine. Can you imagine falling asleep on this beautiful bed surrounded by roses? What sweet dreams one might have.


You can see Christie's work at her on-line shop, Chateau De Fleurs  & find out a little bit more about her on her blog. She has this show at her house 4 times a year & the next event will be June 3rd & 4th, so you just might want to mark your calenders & go...I know you'll enjoy it, I sure did!


Now along with Christie, another presenter of Chateau De Fleur is Rita Reade of Mammabellarte & blog fame. She is creative beyond belief & teaches classes in soldering, which I have wanted to take since I met her at a show in Redlands a few months back.


I LOVE her style, everything in dreamy creams & whites. Look at this birdhouse, screw the birds...I want to live there! LOL


So much more to see...I will have to break my day into 2 posts, or no one will ever get through it all!
That's just how much cool STUFF was at this show!!
Thanks for coming along with me, I can't wait to show you all the rest of my day at...
Chateau De Fleur!

XOXO
vintagesusie

Friday, March 4, 2011

Round Top, Here I Come Again!!!


I don't know if the great state of Texas is ready for me again or not....
but I know, I sure am ready for TEXAS!!
That's right y'all, vintagesusie is headed to the Spring Antique Festival in Round Top & looking to find some of her FAVORITEST things on this earth.


I'll be headin on over to the bestest booth in town first...does it look familiar??
That's right, it's the home of 'The Junk Gypsy's', conveyor's of all things filled with
JUNKY GOODNESS!
I gotta get me some tee's & some hat's & some junk & some...


Junky Love! {that sound's nasty!}


Then, I'll search out my favoritest bead & vintage charm booth...


have me some of Bud's world famous PIE...


& maybe get me a little pinch of this.
{how dare y'all, I was talkin about the horse...get your minds outta the gutter, lol}


I'll be hangin with some of the 'Bestest Bloggie Buds' in Texas...
Miss Charlene of 'My Heart's Ease' bloggie fame & Miss Diane Cook of 'rosa & josie's', jewelry designer & teacher extraordinaire, along with some of there girlfriends flyin in from every which way...
it sounds so incredibly awesome, I'm gettin excited just thinkin about it!

{she was sellin limes, isn't that odd...or were we drinkin Corona's, I can't remember}
Of course on Sunday, March 27th, we'll all be going over to Miss Teresa's of 'Garden Vintage Antique's' for her Blog Party...I wouldn't miss that for the world!
And if I'm really lucky, there will be a little...


'Trash Talk' & Miss Debbie & Cat Daddy love! {meoww}


There will be lookin for that SPECIAL can't live without it, something...


Lemon Sisterbelle's cupcakes...


fields that go on forever...


Texas skies...

and me, with a big ole grin, wearin my cowboy hat thinkin...
I'm the luckiest girl in the world!
Stay tuned, there's so much MORE to come..  ;)


XOXO
vintagesie