Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Road to Utopia

Heavens to Betsy!

Look what came in my e-mail this week.

I still can't quite believe Cat Daddy and I are now two of the 350+!
Quick...somebody pinch me before I get too excited.

Oops...too late.

While enjoying my breakfast of toast, I foolishly did a quick count of the weeks until the show kicks off....and me-thinks I might have wet me-self!  Good thing I'm a woman of...ahem...a slightly older generation who knows the hidden value of a good Depends...otherwise, I'da been changing into dry britches.

Speaking of Depends, dry and toast, that brings up an unpleasant subject.  I hate to tell y'all this, but you can expect a lot of commercials outta me over the next 9 weeks and 5 days.

I know.

You're thinking you're already being bombarded with political ads and now you gotta read infomercials here...right?  I swear y'all...upon a stack of butter pats...nothing negative will come outta this keyboard.

Pinky swear.

Sadly, It's part of the job.  Besides...I need to make sure y'all can find me on that sleepy, little, two-lane stretch of road known as Hwy. 237.

When I say sleepy, you best understand that's under normal circumstances...'cause twice a year, during Antiques Weeks, the sleeping giant awakens with a roar.  It morphs into Fayette County's version of Interstate 20...complete with jaywalkers, bumper to bumper traffic and honking horns.  On the plus side...and this is a big ol' also comes with handsome lawmen on horseback for traffic/people control.

Top that big city life!

(I'm getting positively giddy just talking about it.) 

I don't want to lose any readers from an ad blitz, but people...I got bills to pay and stuff to buy.  In an effort to keep from being too boring when I'm trying to sell myself (and let's be honest here...I'm selling Cat Daddy and me as much I as am our merchandise!),  I plan on offering up sneak peeks as the weeks turn into days.  I won't be showing y'all too much though.  Think of it as a strip tease...junker style.  I'll show just enough to make you wanna see more, but hold back just enough to stir your imagination!  Gypsy Rose Lee I ain't, but I still got a little dango in my fan...wait and see!

One of my window displays at Winnie & Tulula's

All I ask is y'all keep riding shotgun with me...please. 

I promise you up and down, the ride may get a little wild from time to time, but it's gonna be smooth blacktop once we get where we're going.

How do I know you ask?


God's been shoving all the boulders off my rock at a time.


Cheryl said...

Stir my imagination with that dango in your fan and I am ready to hang on for your wild ride!!
Have fun,

Olive Cooper said...

I am thrilled for you. It is very exciting. One day before I am 85 I am going. I was given the senior citizen discount today at the supermarket-ten years early-I must look like I am declining. xoxo, olive

Anne Lorys - Fiona and Twig said...

Y'all will be right at home! :-)

Debra @ Common Ground said...

I'm with you and I'm so excited to hear all about it. surprise tomorrow...

Ivy and Elephants said...

Congratulations, you are in the big time! I can see by peeking around your blog that you will do just fine.
You have an awesome eye for spotting and arranging treasures. I love your writing style!
New follower,

holli said...

Yay- i cant wait for the sneak peeks. I am gonna try with all my might to attend this event.

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

I am so super excited about this, you just don't know how happy I am for you two...

red.neck chic said...

Whoo hoo!!! I'm all kinds of excited... and I'm gonna stalk you.

Like a BAT!!!

:) xoxo
chicky baby

One Gal's Trash said...

Goodness, Gracious, Great balls of fire! Congratulations!

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Congrats.... how exciting!!!
Hugs~~~ Daphne

Beth Leintz said...

Awesome- can't wait to see some of those sneak peeks- I'd love to take the trip to Hwy 237 again!

Kate said...

So excited for you and Cat Daddy!!! Keeping you both in prayer while you get ready for the big event.

Love ya from Cali

Lisa Phillippi said...

Im just giddy for yall...and oops I think I need depends too! lol :)

Shabby Vintage Junk said...

Oh Deb I'm SUPER STOKED for you both....Though....I'm gonna miss you like sin at Zapp....!!!!!

I hope I get to see you 'cause I'll be leaving before your Show starts....!!!!!!!!!!

Let me know your dates when you have a mo....!!

Tamarah xx

Carole said...

So happy for you. You two deserve to be there! I thought I read you are selling Cat Daddy! haha


Just came to visit from Vintage Inspiration at Common Ground and I love your tub with the lady display..she looks like those French dancers taking a dip!! Congrats to both of you, how exciting! Your precious grand is adorable too.

Bliss said...

I've got a little fan left in my dango too! Stopping over from your friend Common Ground, and I'll be back to snoop around some more.


pballard said...

I am your newest follower on your blog and pinterest. Cant wait to sift throught the last several posts.. Glad to have found you thought Common Ground.

GINA's BLOGGATORIUM........... said...

okay, Its about time that marburger got some of that Cat DAHDIEEEEEEEEEE.....fever.
sooooooooo happy that you two will be there, let me know where, I will DEFINATELY be coming around your neck of the woods....
congrats....and bring me some cool stuff.

Gypsy Brocante said...

Way to go!! Marburger is LUCKY to have you and Cat Daddy's talent ... and warm souls ; )

Ill be dreaming of the day I get to come back and visit !!


Rebecca said...

I can hear the Jefferson's theme song in my head... mov'in on up!
You will wow them, I know. Who knows maybe this year I can go, it is yet to be seen.
Wishing you inspiration and joy in this new adventure.

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Can't get rid of me...I'm all buckled up and excited to ride along!

Attic Rat said...

If I was doing Marburger, I would surely wet myself too.

I am so excited to hear all about it. You are gonna rock it!


Dayle @ A Collection of This and That said...

You'll be awesome. I have no doubt.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Congratulations! You've just added one more reason for me to get myself there sometime! Will we get to meet the bathtub lady?

Pam @ Frippery said...

I can't wait to see what you have planned. I will ride shotgun with you anytime. Fan in your Dango. That is too funny Debbie. That's why I LYttH, Pammie

Miss Gracie's House said...

This sounds like a great move for you...have fun!