Sunday, April 1, 2012

Mary & Joni's Excellent Adventure - Round Top, Texas

WOW!  It goes on forever.

Let me go back...  we stopped in Plano, Texas to teach a couple of classes at the Stamp Asylum and it was wonderful being with all my Texas pals.

Upon finishing my last class on Tuesday afternoon, my junking buddy Mary and I gassed the truck and headed south to Warrenton, Texas - the pre Round Top show.  We made our way down the darkest 2 lane road I've ever traveled, up, down and around the hills to arrive late night.

Early the next morning we headed another 30 miles from our hotel to get to the center of the action.  I don't think I can properly tell you just how big this show is.   There is no way to see it all.  As I parked at the first location it seems I was on a steep ditch.  When Mary opened the door she slid right out.  When it was time to go I had to pull and hold onto her left arm so she could try to stay in the seat and reach with her right arm to shut the door.  Of course we were laughing so hard that may have been slowed the process as well.  We didn't find any keepers at that first stop, but we started the day off with a bit of humor and found even more to delight us as we came upon a true Texas car.

In our stash of ceiling tins is a selection of pieces from a bank in Racine, Wisconsin that was robbed by John Dillinger in 1933.  They will become part of the structure for our new vintage room.  

I had to purchase the MUSE head for Mary's early early Christmas.  

                                        Now where else can you buy a full size stuffed moose.

                           The chicken feeders are from Arkansas and will become light fixtures.

                                                           Mud the Frisbee catching dog.

                                                         Haul in the back of the truck.

                                          Junking is a dirty business.  Time to hit the showers.

                               End of day 1.  Of course we had to make our traditional supply stop.

                                              Day 2 starts with a smoothie at the coffee bug.

Just can't pass up petting the puppies.

We stopped at Reba's for lunch and this was the ladies room sink.

 Antique Time Clock

Our trailer load at the end of day 2, but there is still room for more.

Notice the head peeking out in the back row?

 Another sweet pooch.

Mary had never been to a  Whtaburger so we had to make a stop for the return trip.

The Texas countryside.

As if we didn't have our fill of junking, we headed to Hutchinson, Kansas early Sunday morning for the Antique Bottle and Postcard Show.  Between all of these markets, I've gathered enough things and ideas for 4 new classes.  More to come...