Wednesday, April 15, 2009

PSST! Just Between You And Me...

OK, before we get started with all the 411 I am going to drop on y'all, here is a little more information about Punkie's Place. Now on with the show!I know y'all have all been reading the great posts about the Warrenton/Round Top shows and it is just driving you all crazy to get out and do some shopping of your own...you know, instead of just reading about it! So, I am going to give y'all plenty of options for the next two weekends. Am I a friend or what? I'm only doing this for you and you alone because you know you are my favorite. First, if you feel the need for a long drive(or not, depending on where you live) a place I love to go shop is in Wichita Kansas at the MidAmerica Flea Market. It's only on Sunday, the 18th, but OH MY!!! We go in around 5:30 am with the vendors and start buying. Don't think, just buy! If you walk away to think about it when you come back, it will be g-o-n-e! Poof! Just like that! We are usually loaded about 8:30 am with all the trailer will hold and back on the road to Dallas by 9:00am. It's down and dirty, but SO worth it! Oh and before I forget, a lot of the antique malls stay open late on Saturday for shoppers in town for the market! How cool is that? Buchanan's Antique Market will be this weekend as well at Fair Park in Dallas. Another great market for smalls and fluff. If you go, be sure to stop and say hello to June for me. She will be set up to your right as you first come in...the pretty blond lady with all the gorgeous merchandise. You can't miss her as she will be wearing a smile!
City View Antiques will participating in a street sale next weekend, April 25th. A lot of the shops and stores on Industrial get the sidewalk loaded up with all sorts of bargains. We have set up in the past, but won't be this year...too many commitments. Richard is in City View and the above photo is of his space. I don't know if he will be a participant for those wanting to see him in person, but if not, the bargains to be had will make up for it! Mark that date on your day planner!
There is a great selection of antiques within the mall as well. Most or all of the dealers there will be offering discounts during the sidewalk sale. I know Abby will be working, so tell her I sent you!
Bright Star is an auction house in Sulphur Springs that is a cut above any auction I have ever been to...in fact, it is the only auction I WILL go to! The merchandise is just some of the best I have ever seen and the primitives are unbelievable. They will be having one this weekend on the 18th beginning at 8:00am for the barn and 10:00am for the catalogue. If you plan on attending, it is a good idea to call or e-mail ahead to try and reserve a seat. Be quick, they fill up fast. Otherwise you will be like me at the last one I attended. Cat Daddy and I stood in the back for 4 hours holding up various pieces of furniture! But it was so worth it! Now don't get me wrong...this is not a junk auction and be prepared to write a check, but the quality is just amazing. If you are wanting to step up your style a little bit, this is the place to start. Oh and the food!!! Pecan pie and chicken salad to die for.
If you are in the mood for a little more digging and a little less standing, then have I got the venue for you. Head on over to Cleburne for the semi-annual 25 mile Antique Alley yard sale. Talk about fun! Garage sales as far as the eye can drive! We go straight to Whipporwill Hill Farms for our main buying. Do y'all remember that wonderful ginormous movie reel we bought? Well, that's where we found it! If you click onto their site, you'll see a link that will take you to the post I did about our buying adventure there. It is set up as a market and you can find just about everything there. After you load up your truck, just start down the highway and pull off where you see a garage sale sign. It starts Friday April 17.
The Red Shed girls are also having their Saturday Sale on the 18th. You've seen the pictures, you've heard the talk, now hop into your trucks and head on over there for some beautiful finds! These girls go everywhere to find the best merchandise just for you. Why deny yourself the pleasure of purchasing something special for your home that is ready to just be put in place?
OK y'all, no excuses not to go shop. When I log on Monday morning I want to see photographs of all the great stuff you found and that's an order!
Oh, and if you are in the need of a little Bella fix, Jenn has done an update for y'all on her blog, The Apiary. Take a look at the new photos of our blessing from God!

22 comments:

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Hi Debbie,
I am so living on the wrong side of the country. Do you have anything in windy, cold California? Guess I'm just going to have to talk my husband into bringing me to his home state of Texas (if he'd ever take a real break from work ;). Love all your posts, thank you for taking me with you.
~Tracie

donna baker said...

I have heard the Wichita show in KS is a great one. I know so many dealers from KS and they always have great stuff.

bella shabby said...

HiDebbie , I have a friend who shopped at Sparks Kansas. She said it was amazing. I would Love a Good auction , the ones around here are just so so. PS I'd love to make a purse for you. I'll send you an email in a day or 2 , okay?

Primitiques 'n Poetry said...

I am sorry I won't get to shop any of these great venues! You know I'm trying to stock up for the fall show at Warrenton! Lots of stuff going on the next few weekends. Hey! You need to come to Poetry, May 16. Lots of good bargains to be had that day! ~Mindy

sue said...

I cannot believe you're divulging! Then again, it's not like I'm gonna drive 1500 miles to scoop up the good stuff! I want pix!

Barn House said...

We may just be in the wrong part of the country...but, I think I really need to just quit my day job so we can venture out to lands of great opportunity! More and more, inspiration just keeps coming from TX and yonder!!

Hailey said...

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A Thing for Roses said...

If I come to Texas, can I go shopping with you? You always find the best places and the coolest stuff. Maybe someday I'll come knocking at your door and just say, "let's go junkin!" hee hee

Lisa

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Gee, it feels like I'm living in a flea market/shopping desert up here. How is it that you guys down there always have a ton of places to go, at any given time?

The Green Pea said...

Hello Debbie, Texas here I come at the end of April, hope to meet you at Canton. I love the red bed and how much fun 25 miles of treasures! Sandi

Frippery said...

Ack! Debbie, you are surrounded by goodness. I can't believe you have so many places to shop! Ohio needs to get with the program, or Kentucky, or Indiana. Maybe I am out of the loop but your part of the country seems to be hoarding all the best junk and dealers too. I am heading out to participate in one of the tax day tea parties. Hope I don't get thrown in jail! I hear Texas is thinking of seceding. If so do you think I could immigrate? I hopping over to see your little miracle now. Hugs, Pam

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Oh how I would love to go shopping WITH YOU this weekend, but have other plans. Hope you find lots and post pics of your finds. I was thinking of little Bella this morning, will check out Jenn's blog.

Lou Cinda said...

Okay....do I NEED to mention yet again the fact that I WANT TO LIVE IN FLIPPIN TEXAS!!! We got none of that here! NONE! Nada! Zip! It's about to tick me off! I am just going to have to get in the car and head WEST!!!

Lou Cinda :)

Unique Unique Design said...

Great run down of shopping "hot" spots!
marcie

Cactus Creek said...

WOW... great list!! Your the best, Debbie. I wish I could hit them all ~ especially Wichita. Maybe we could meet for some diner food before you head back to Dallas??

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

I am just so darn jealous of all these wonderful places to visit. Wish I had a girl friend who would be willing to travel out west with me in a little canned ham to see all the places you all tell us about. xo Lynn

sparkled*life said...

So my friend are you going to be in Sulphur Springs???

delighted heart said...

Ditto sparkled life! We need to hook up if you do! Got you a little surprise!

Rosemary said...

Deb, where the heck is sulphur springs? That little darling boy from Bright star used to buy lots of stuff from me back in the day! I WANT that DINNER sign!! Does their stuff go really high? Or is it worth a trip? I want bargains :)

trash talk said...

Sulphur Springs is in Northeast Texas on I-30 heading towards Texarkana. It's about an hour or so from Dallas as the C.D. drives! We haven't gone but once...I bought in the barn. The catalog stuff is pretty high end so be prepared to pay. It is a really well run auction and draws a pretty big crowd. Debbie

Dixie said...

Debbie... love this post... we do have some great stuff in Texas... Thanks for stopping for a visit in French Lique earlier today... now I'm off to visit the little baby angel Bella... blessings. Dixie

The TinCan Cottage said...

Just found your blog! Wow I want to come to Texas for Sure! Lotta Nice Shopping and Alot of Nice Gals! Found you through Trailer Trash...Im new too like her, redoing a Vintage Canned Ham to take around the country junkin and making new friends! Love if you would stop by :D Sunshine and Smiles Christine The TinCan Cottage