The King of Beer and I set out for the open road this past weekend...actually we went down to Warrenton to pick up the trailer, but it sounds like more fun if I say we went junking! Happily, we made the trip without any flat tires or incidents!While on the road, we did do some buying, but I'll get to that later....first I want to share a few upcoming events I think y'all will enjoy. It's that time of year again for Portia and Gina (of Country Garden fame) to have their Garden Party show. Last year if y'all remember, they got hit with ark building rainstorms, but did this stop our feckless duo...No-o-o...and it won't this year. The fete begins Thursday evening, May 6th from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. The girls will be back at it Friday morning, opening at 10:00 a.m. and closing at 3 p.m. If you are wise, you'll be there Thursday evening. These ladies come up with some of the chicest stuff ever. I know y'all have seen photos of Gina and Alan's tent at Zapp and the shop in Dallas...2die4! Portia is very well known for having quite the discerning eye when it comes to buying....just ask anyone! If you're looking for different and dramatic...make plans to attend now! Oops...before I forget...the address is 4224 Allen Crest in Dallas. Kinda hard for y'all to make plans if you don't know where it is now isn't it? Before you head over to Gina's that evening...howsa 'bout a trip to Tyler to the first ever H E A P Show? What's a H E A P Show you ask? Well, I'll just tell you. Four of the most talented women in East Texas have gotten together and are going to be holding what is soon to be the most talked about event. Jana, Stephanie, Terrie, and Mo are combining their unique styles to create a "must shop" extravaganza! Talk about a "heap" of talent...kiddies, you have no idea! It will be May 6-8 at 302 E. Locust in downtown Tyler. The hours will be 9am-6pm. For more information, go talk to Janet. She just happens to have all the insider information. (Do you think that's because she and Mo are sisters?) When you drop by Janet's...be sure to wish her and Mama Peg a belated Happy Birthday.
Let's hit the road again...what do you say? On our way home from Zapp, we stopped and did some shopping and I found a lot of wonderful smalls! Now keep in mind, when I say smalls, I really mean bigs. My idea of smalls are not really small...generally about four of the kind I like to find will fill a tub and I haven't found this many in one place in a long time! Yea for me!
We stopped in wacky Waco at Bloom and Bee Swanky and looky, looky! I bought this garden table...do you not just love the color? I'm tempted to keep this one...at least for a little while. Ssssh! Don't tell Cat Daddy! Amy's shop is beautiful, but once again I left my camera at home. Never fear...just pop on over to Sweet T's...she was a guest vendor and just happens to have photos of the shop!
There is just no way to duplicate a finish like that! Very Jackson Pollock...wouldn't you agree?
I think it is time for a pop quiz...are you ready? You know, it's getting close to the one year anniversary of the opening of Winnie and Tulula's (I KNOW...time and money sure do have a way of disappearing!) and Gloria was trying to think of something spectacular to do to celebrate. One of her clever ideas was a sidewalk sale. She mentioned it to us Tulula Heads and I thought I would mention it to y'all. What do you think? Tell me...would you like to come to a "pounding the pavement" sale? What if margaritas were involved...then would you want to come "walk on the wild side" of Athens, Texas? What if there were sales going on inside as well...would you come to "where the sidewalk ends"? What if we offered cookies or better yet...chocolate...would you make plans for "chasing pavement" then? Tell me...inquiring minds want to know. Our anniversary is in June, so talk to me people....I'm all ears...and mouth!
I know y'all remember me telling you about the Gresham Barn Sale....well, for those of you who didn't attend...in the words of Julia Roberts..."Big mistake. Big. Huge!". I warned y'all...check out the dress forms I got in "His" and "Hers" versions. I am one happy, chubby lady with these two purchases!
His stand adjusts up and down. Now who wouldn't want to see a male pole dancer for a change of pace?
That same week, we went to Bright Star and we got this wonderful green, chippy trim. It's 11' long and I know it has a fancy-schmancy name, but for now, whatever the term is eludes me!
We also got this Fab U Lous iron bed. This baby will be going to W&T's PDQ! In fact, I'll be totally redoing my spot in the next few weeks.
Now how on earth do you suppose this photo got mixed in with a post on shopping and junk? Just keeping it real, folks!
I've got to get back to my rat killing, but in the meantime, let me (and Gloria) know what you think about a sidewalk sale!
The phone lines are now open!