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A few fun pics of some of the sights and sounds at the Round Top/Warrenton shows I have no idea what this is, so don't ask. It's hard though, not like wax.
Me telling Theresa to hold the button down. I met up with my friends from down under, Kylie and Tamara and we had a great time.By the time this pic was taken, we were a bit ripe though.
Prayer Request, A Friend, Picker and Dealer of mine needs your prayers. Some of you May know Liz Caudle from the early days of Winnie & Tulula's and also the Hunt Co Flea Market. Liz's new husband, Lin had a massive stroke and is in ICU. They need your prayers. Will update as I have news.
Every year I go to the Bonanza I add to my "friends" list. I enjoy meeting new people who "get it" and catching up with old friends. Above was a rare moment when I caught Ki not running from place to place. Ki is such a sweet and "real" person. Every time she passed me in the hallways, no matter how busy she was she'd say "hi". On the far right is Kim Yeager. Kim and I have been working together on the blog for a few months now, but had never actually met. The first thing she said to me was "you've got an accent" :) This is Taylor (Ki's daughter) and Karla (Ki's sister) and the brawn behind the Junk Revolution store. I told them I needed a new picture. Did you know that Taylor has been in several TV shows including an episode of CSI (she was the victim). Karla makes lots of the fabric projects you've seen through the years. She's a sewer extraordinaire.
Another of my Etsy Team members lives right there in Shakopee Minnesota and was having a fabulous junk/garage sale which was stop #1 on day 2. You can see her there on the right with Martha in the middle. Love my new fallout shelter sign. Do I remember her name? No I'm sorry, but her store is ionesattic,. I loved meeting her mother as well, Ione, who has been in the junking business for 50 years or so. She was so sweet and handed out autographed pictures of herself. Notice the lovely dress form in the middle and all of her glitz and glamor.
Some of you may remember my fascination with this bag when I saw it in a magazine in 2010. I sent out the alert and you were very quick to let me know it was an Orla Kiely bag. Upon more investigation though I realized it was way out of my price range.
Robelyn over at Red neck chic was kind enough to use her little swatch of Orla fabric to make me my own red neck bag which I proudly carried last Fall.
This bag is still a favorite of mine
While visiting Hunt and Gather last week I spied these fabulous Oilcloth bags and pouches. I got the whole set and thought I had finally conquered my Orla Kiely obsession.I was feeling quite good and then... while meeting my uncle at a favorite restaurant of his, I Spied it...
The Fake I've been waiting for. I could not grab it fast enough and the price was reasonable (for a handbag that is). So out came the plastic and this beauty is now mine. I just love it and I still love my oil cloth bags and pouches as well, You can say my world is colored Orla now, and I'm a happy girl.
An ampersand of my dreams, no I did not get it, it was already sold.
The Actual Ugly lamps from the magazine. We voted for our pick of ugliest, my choice is below.
After the Bonanza closed on day 2, my new found friends and I went to Hunt and Gather, where I found more fun fabulous goodies Love this old barkcloth pillow and the mannequin below is skirted in old scarves. Eye candy at every turn.
I'm going to break my bonanza posts up into several little photo essays. This one is all about the mass quantities of items you can find.... in mass quantities.
Small and large items can be found in multiples every where you turn
A cleaver way to display old cameras, by the end of the show, this dealer had no cameras left. The Dealer below had a collection of Enid Collins bags to die for. And I took home one of these fabulous buckets. Wish I could have taken them all home.