Thursday, May 17, 2012

A Tale of 3 Cities...or Markets

~I'm a road-master baby and I spend my life on the road.
I'm a travelin' musician and I'm carryin' a pretty big load.
I've spent my day drivin' down the highway, and
when the show is over, I gotta do it my way.
So look out honey 'cause a road-master is on the road.~Gene Clark


Since we got back from the Greatest Show on Dirt, this could be our theme song...just scratch out the word musician and pencil in junkers.  We've scattered gravel from here to there in search of the elusive big score.  Y'all know what I'm talkin' about.  That one killer find you just gotta strap to the hood of the truck for all the world to envy see. 

This weekend won't be any different.  It's my Happy Birthday on Saturday and I'm strappin' the wheels onto my backside and climbing into the poodle seat Friday morning to see where the road...and Cat Daddy will take me.

We could head to Houston for The Urban Market.  A lot of great folks I know will be there including Miss SweetT herself.  Afterwards, we could shoot down to Galveston for dinner at Gaido's.  That sounds like a great weekend...right?

But whoa Nelly...hold your horses!

I also hear tell Fredericksburg Trade Days is having their 10 year anniversary celebration this weekend.

A party...

with live music all.day.long...

and...

50 kinds of beer in the Biergarten?

Honey...I think they're playing our song.

I was fortunate to meet Rhonda and her daughter at Zapp this past spring.  They were on hand for the Junk Gypsies Prom and stopped by my tent for a little photo-op.  They are both dolls and were just a hoot and a half to visit with.  I've been thinking this might be the perfect time to see what they're up to.

My kind of peeps. Isn't she gorgeous...with all her guns up?
Did I mention there would be an auction in the Biergarten as well?  Now y'all know The Man loves a good auction, but he tends to forget I'm around when he's yelling Y-e-e-e-p!  I might get neglected in his zest for bidding.

Decisions...decisions!

Psst!

I'm gonna share a little secret, but it's just between me and you...okie dokie?

If I had my druthers, with enough time and plenty o'moolah, I know where I'd really be heading... and that's north...or is it northwest.  Come to think of it...is it Midwest?  All I know is it's not in Texas or the South...and thank goodness Cat Daddy does all the driving.


That's right baby-cakes.  I'd be making my way to Springfield Ohio for the Vintage Marketplace.

Jon Jenkins is putting on one heckuva show.  Fabulous vendors like TOT (who I only get to see twice a year...insert sad face here)...the queen of heavy metal.  Treasure hunts, a tent dance appropriately enough called Boot, Scoot, n' Boogie (I'm thinkin' something like the JG prom minus the Texas drawl!) and Oh Mylanta...there's even gonna be Vintage Bingo.

The fun doesn't stop there...no sirree Bob.  They've planned a Blogger and Friends Pot Luck Party as well. Now if any of y'all have ever been to a blogger party,  you already know it's a treat like no other.

Oh law...for the chance to meet Kathy and Lanette face to face, person to person, junker to junker...I would seriously consider robbing a bank...or selling Cat Daddy.

If that isn't enough to keep a gal jumpin'...Folk magazine is going to be there Sharing the American Dream.  Just like the road...the fun never ends.

Oh law...why oh why couldn't I have been born rich instead of beautiful?

So here's the deal pickle.

I can't afford to go, but it's my birthday...so I got to thinkin'.  (Y'all shoulda seen the smoke signals that started!)  Instead of gettin' me some expensive doodad (like I know you're just dyin' to do) I'm thinkin' if you're anywhere close to this fabulous event...you go for me.  Pretend you're me.  It's easy.  Just run around like it's you're first time to the big city and start hugging all the folks I know who'll be there.  If I don't know 'em...just act like I do.  Grab 'em, hug 'em, and send those hugs on to me.  The only thing better than a real hug is a long distance one...and I'll take it...any day...any time.

Don't worry about actin' a fool.  Folks expect that of me.  Just stop and ask yourself..."What would Deb do"?...then just jump right in and do it.  Print my face out, glue it on a card, stick a handle on it and carry it around just as if I was there with you....'cause believe you me...I will be in spirit.  Take photos...lots and lots of photos.  C'mon...what do you say?  Make an old gal's birthday wish come true and then I won't be hangin' my head mumblin' "It's my party and I'll cry if I want to".

In the meantime, if y'all are wonderin' whichaway Cat Daddy and I'll be headin' out come tomorrow mornin'...fair warning Texas people. You best be lookin' over your shoulder!

~You never know where we'll be found.
So you better get ready,
We may be coming to your town!~Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart





 

18 comments:

Olde Tyme Marketplace said...

I know u would love Lucketts Spring Market in Leesburg Va!!! Come see me! There may or may not be beer!!!!
Beth

Olde Tyme Marketplace said...

I know u would love Lucketts Spring Market in Leesburg Va!!! Come see me! There may or may not be beer!!!!
Beth

Lisa Love Harris said...

Hey, Sweet Deb!! HAPPY JUNKIN' BIRTHDAY! No matter where you end up on your road-trippin', celebratin', junk-happiness-tour this weekend, I'm sure there will be a party and a whole lotta good vibes!! Hope you have the grooviest, most fabulous birthday time ever. Peace, love, and ALL the very BEST life stuff to ya! xxoos

red.neck chic said...

You forgot something!!! If they are pretending to be you they have to TOTALLY bling themselves out! Drippin' out of the ears - 'round the neck - dangling from the wrists... and a few feathers! Those Mama Debinator hugs aren't the same without the sound of tinkling bling.

Gosh I wish I was your hood ornament! You can bet your bee-hind I will be lookin' in my rearview mirror for that kitty Cat Daddy to pull up (then proll'y pass me) with you in the seat!!!

HAVE FUN!!! And HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY 34th birthday!!!!!!! ;-D

that is all.

xoxoxoxoxo
chickie baby

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Oh Honey, you're just asking for trouble. there will be Debbies running amok all over that market!!! Happy Birthday dear heart!

daphne radke said...

I know there will be a great time to be had where ever you end up. Happy Happy Birthday!!!
Hugs~~~ Daphne

Gayle said...

You have a great birthday wherever
your junk quest takes you!! Then come back and tell us all about it!!

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Well LAW and MYLANTA all wrapped up into one! Just auction CD off and you'll be hearing a lot of YEPS! before you know it, you'll have enough money to go to OHIO!! I know you're going to have a good time where ever you are this weekend and big OL HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU...okay I'll quit singing!! Would love to see you and CD at Urban Market this weekend but I understand. It would be like driving cross country like we've been known to do :)

holli said...

HAPPY HAPPY Birthday!! Enjoy your weekend no matter where you end up. My birthday was yesterday and i'm celebrating tonight at Billy Bob's to see Robert Earl Keen! WooHoo!

sissie said...

Hi Deb,
We just need more of you that's all and we can all have us some Debbie fun. I know you can't be everywhere so I think it's a good idea to let all of us do it for you.
I'd love to be in Springfield too and many other places. I'll just send you some hugs from my recent trip to The Depot in Concord, NC.

Have fun wherever your roamin leads you.

hugs
Sissie

Theresa said...

I hope you have a happy blingified hap hap happiest birthday ever Deb! I hope it's everything you wish for and more, maybe Cat Daddy can swoon you with a little birthday serenade while he's driving the party mobile!
love, t.xoxoxoo

Donna said...

Happy birthday sweets!
I sure wish I could have gotten down the road to Ohio! It's just a short jump (1 state over) for me but I have way....too...much happening this weekend!
Hugs to you and TOT!
Have a wonderful rest of the weekend
Donna

A Cottage Muse said...

Happy, Happy, Happy Birthday!!!
I'm sure whatever you do you'll have fun...being with CD is what counts, right!!

Olive Cooper said...

Oh Dear Deb, I am late, Happy, Happy Birthday. You are RICH in family and friends. love, olive

Kathy said...

Deb - first of all - I know you must have had one heck of a happy birthday!! Lots of laughs and big junk fun... :) Second, thanks SO much for the plug for the Vintage Marketplace - you are the BEST!! And, third...I know we haven't met face to face but I know I love ya already! Hugs from Ohio my dear, and p.s., we SOLD TO THE DIRT! Woo, Kathy

lisa Moran, Bilancia Designs said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Deb!
Wishing you all the very best life has to offer to one incredibly talented lady.
Sending huge hugs through the miles... xo

Pam @ Frippery said...

OMG I freakin missed your freakin BDay ! Then the Ohio tease! Good Lordie girl, I need to be smacked! Please forgive my terribly lax blogging ways. Hope you had the most wondrous day yet! You know I LYttH even if I stink at showing it. Über giant hug, Pam

Anne Lorys - Fiona and Twig said...

The best part of all of this was looking out our shop window after hours and seeing Cat Daddy roaming around outside! What a fab surprise!!!

See you in June!

XO,
Anne