One of the things I've learned, when shopping in unfamiliar areas, is to ask shop owners where more places are. After shopping at a place in Salado, we asked the owner if he might know of some true junking locations. He directed us to a flea market, and said it was "hit or miss". We'll let's just say it was "miss" this time, But on the way we passed a curious shop. DH said "we'll hit that on our way back" and so we did.
It was Marta's Room
I walked in and knew immediately that is was a place you would all want to read about.
I went to find the owner and ask if I could take some pictures. Ready to explain all about blogging as I usually do. As I approached and Said "are you the owner?" She turned around and responded with "You're Margo!" Well I was double shocked at being "recognized" and then pleased that I could just ask about pictures without having to explain myself. And then Marta said something that made her my instant new BFF.
"You're tiny!" she exclaimed "pictures really do add pounds". Thanks Marta, I needed that. So there you have it strait from Marta. I'm tiny!!!!!! :)
Just so we are clear on this point, I am NOT tiny, I am the biggest I've ever been and not feeling too good about it :(
Marta is a long time lurker and blog reader. She has been written about several times on other blogs, but I must have missed it, because this shop was a sweet surprise to me.
Here are some more shots of Marta's place. Be sure to stop by if you are ever driving around in Belton Texas. Directions are at the bottom.
Here I am in the pink room
I loved all her pink things
And she doesn't just do white and cream and pink There is a Red Room, Blue room and even a black room. All beautifully done.
Look at these beautiful pearls, draped over an old drying rack
Her displays were wonderful and lovely to look at
She's got a real talent
I'd love to have her come and work on my spaces
Marta is very friendly and will be happy to chat with you about her love of junk and things old.
Be sure to tell her you read about her here, if you stop by.
Marta's Room is located at 5571 W hwy 190 #75, Belton TX 76513
Take G Wilson Exit, go east on service road, 1 block on the right.
Hrs: Tues-Thurs 10:30-5
Tomorrow: My finds