Monday, April 13, 2009

You Can Party, But You Can't Party Here

I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter. I know my family and I did. What started out as a miserable morning with thunderstorms ended up a beautiful afternoon. I'm wrapping up my Warrenton trip with this post. I'm ready to start getting into spring...Cat Daddy is ready to start buying! In fact, he wasn't home a day until he was dragging home treasures. I'll show some of these in upcoming posts but for now, here are the last of my spring show photos.One last shot of the magic disappearing box before it is abracadabra-POOF!-put away until the fall.
Thursday night is not only prom night, but it is also Bellini's and Bargains Twilight Shopping. At Zapp, all the dealers stay open until 8:00 p.m. Cheryl and the gang serve bellinis and appetizers to any and all shoppers. Here the line is forming and it will stretch almost to the road. There is a band playing in the Beer Garden and Lissie is serving champagne and mimosas in the Bubble Lounge. It really is a fun night and we didn't get to leave this year until after ll:30 p.m! As long as we have one person wanting to shop, we stay and this year was no exception. In spite of the winds beating all of us and our tents up(two places you don't want to be in 40 m.p.h. winds is under a tent or in a porta-potty!) everyone was in a really great mood.
Cat Daddy took this photo. Now this girl shows true dedication to the art of junking!!!
Remember the cute pink trailer I used for my prom pictures backdrop. Well, Peggy is the owner and this is her tent. She brings the most gorgeous stuff you have ever seen and layers it on just like whipped cream. Before you ask, the sofa sold! I saw it going across the field to a waiting truck.
Cheryl and Karen are our show's promoters and do a Fab U Lous job keeping the inmates in check! That's Mel with baby Witt in the stroller in the background. Witt and his family are a testament to the power of prayer and faith. If you would like to read more about him go here. You will be so blessed when you do.
I think I took this photo when Mindy was checking into getting a space in the fall. Am I right, Mindy?
My very, very, VERY favorite dealer at Zapp Hall....Richard!!! He and his mother(who didn't get to come this year) have the corner tent next to the main road. Everybody and I do mean everybody, just loves him and with good reason. He has the greatest attitude, never steps on anyone and could sell ice to an Eskimo. While the rest of us might be twiddling our thumbs, he will be wheelin' and dealin'.
Richard works hard at this business and it shows. He also has a space at City View Antique Mall in Dallas if you are ever in the Design District.
Theresa did a wonderful post on Punkie's and I thought I would show just a few more photos of Diane's show. I love how Sue at VRS said it was very Lauper-esque! Truer words were never written. It is just a blast of color and groovy merchandise. Diane is also in the process of getting a web site up and going and just as soon she does, I'll let y'all in on the 411.
Aren't you just crazy for this tiki taki bar? This would just be tutu much fun by a pool. Check out the Collins Of Texas handbags. The gals do a wonderful job of mixing vintage with new finds that have an old feel. You can't help but feel happy while looking around. For those of us that are children of the 60's, it's hard to believe that if we had just held onto some of this stuff the money we could be making now! Who Knew? Oh well, you can't keep everything although I do my part to be a keeper of the crap! I do still have in my possession a 4' long black light that works!
I'll close by showing you one of the chairs (I bought a pair) that I got while at Punkie's. Nell had these in her area and Cat Daddy and I just fell in love with them. Real hide of the naugha....Could you just die? If you'd like to see Punkie as she was unavailable for photo ops the night we dropped by, go here to take a peek! And that, my friends, wraps up Warrenton. As the sun sinks in the west, we bid a fond farewell until the fall.
A quick add on to let y'all know about a giveaway. Janet of Rubbish has started a new website called Sweet Talk and because they are such great friends, the M & M's are holding a giveaway to help promote it, so get on over there and tell Marcie I sent you!

17 comments:

Cher said...

Looking at pictures one can sure see how ya just can't see it all, even with your boots on the ground!

The Texas Woman

The Green Pea said...

Thank you for the pictures, what great booths and so much fun to see what we missed... Sandi

Primitiques 'n Poetry said...

You are correct! We were discussing how much fun I will have set up across from Theresa Garden Antqs Vintage. I can't stop giggling, just thinking about it! Bellini night sure sounds fun. Fun in the Fall. For sure! ~Mindy

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

You captured some great pics. Can't wait to do this again, believe it or not! Just no high winds, please Lord, this time.

Dixie said...

thoroughly enjoyed all your Warrenton posts... and now... waiting for the fall to arrive so I can go too!

Jodie LeJeune said...

Hey D~
Got a question...is Richard married? Hell, even he wouldn't have to wheel and deal as he could have me for 'free'! haha just kidding although he is a cutie (but not as cute as C.D)! ;)
All kidding aside...your pictures (& story) of Warrenton are great, thank you for taking me along, I enjoyed the free ride!
everything vintage

cityfarmer said...

I have a Richard in my life...her name is Mary...she just has a way,and before ya know it you're handing her $

Unique Unique Design said...

Fun pics Debbie! Those genuine "naugha..." chairs are cute. Thanks for adding a link to Janet's site.
marcie

Cathy said...

Looks like ya'll had such a great time !!! All of your photos have been awesome...such great stuff to look at and enjoy!!!

Have a great day!!!
XOXO
Cathy

Marie said...

I want to BE YOU....OH, I want to live of life of JUNKIN'....
LOVE the new header!!!

Berlin Deluxxe said...

This looks like so much fun! I'd have to show up with two strong men and a couple of wheelbarrows to haul back so much goodies!

Frippery said...

I love those chairs you bought! I wish I knew what a naugha looked like before it was skinned. So many great pictures of great stuff, I don't know how you decide what to bring home! About my header, I did a few changes about three weeks ago. Can you find the others? I give you extra entries in my give away if you do! Thanks for sharing all the fun with us stay at homes. Hugs, Pam

Cheryl said...

It does look like so much fun! Sure wish I could go to this show. It sounds awesome! Thanks for sharing great pics!

Joan said...

I have read so many posts about you and seen so many pictures of Cat Daddy that I feel I almost know you. Thanks for the great pics and inside scoop. xo Joan

nikkicrumpet said...

Oh man I'm drooling over all the fabulous stuff in these pictures. It looks like a great place to do some shopping. I would be broke by the end of the afternoon!

Trailer Trash said...

I just can't wait for the Fall Show to roll around! Hopefully "Chief" will be ready to roll. (I think he is eyeing that hot little pink trailer)
xoxo trailer trash

Colleen Hickey said...

I love that first pic with the flowers and turtle shells. Amazing how you can just throw something together and get a work of art. Or was it artfully arranged? Thanks for the pictures of one of my very favorite places.