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.