Yesterday was another 14+ hour day spent at Texas Antiques Week and I loved very minute of it. I set off again before the sun came up and headed west. This time, I took a different route which allowed me to drive a little slower and take some back roads.
It’s Texas Antiques Week again and today I had a fun time there! It’s an event where lots of antique vendors set up shop in large tents for a week or two each spring and fall near Round Top, Texas. I’ve been going for a few years now and it’s always a great time. You can generally see there lots of boot-wearing ladies, driving their husband’s truck, on a treasure hunting mission! I pretty much fit that description today except I forgot my boots (regrettably – it was so muddy!) and was driving my friend Matt’s truck instead of hubby Blaine‘s.
At around 6:30 this morning, I hit the road in with a thermos full of fresh coffee, some old blankets, tarps, measuring tape, cash, and my wish-list in tote.
The exterior is currently undergoing a face-lift! I mentioned a while ago that we’ll be putting new siding on the house, but before that can be installed, lots of other things have to happen. First of all, the steel siding (which was installed in the ’70s) covering the original redwood siding was removed.
I’ve been collecting antique and vintage items since earning my first paycheck at around age 14. To me, there’s something special about using or displaying an object that was artisan made, passed down through generations, and which tells a story about how life used to be.
With rain in Houston’s afternoon forecast today, I took it as a cue to spend some time indoors at a few antique stores on our side of town.
I thought I’d share with you a few things that caught my eye.
|Assorted children’s chairs|
Blaine sent me this photo one day and said, “guess what this is?!”
Hmm… some sort of weird hybrid turnip-carrot came to mind…