Saturday, March 31, 2012

Mark Your Calendars - April Events!


April 7th
Treasure Spotters Market
401 E. Virginia - just East of the Historic Downtown Square
McKinney, Texas

April 13th - 14th
Old Red Lumberyard Junk Market
600 E. Louisiana
McKinney, Texas
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April 13th - 15th
Third Monday Trade Days
McKinney, Texas

April 18th - 21st
Gresham Barn Sale
Flint, Texas

April 20th - 22nd
26th Annual Whipp Farm Antique Alley Show
1900 E. FM 4
Cleburne, Texas

April 21st
Treasure Spotters Market
401 E. Virginia
McKinney, Texas

April 21st
The Dallas Flea
1409 South Lamar St.
Dallas, Texas

April 21st - 22nd
City-Wide Garage Sale
Palmer Events Center
Austin, Texas

April 21st - 22nd
Buchanan's Vintage Market
2460 S. Stemmons Frwy.
Lewisville, Texas

April 27th - 28th
Junk Salvation
J. Lorraine Ghost Town
Austin, Texas

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Late March Events

Hi friends!  As I was working on my April events post, I realized I needed a separate one for late March events. 

So we'll dive in to Round Top/Warrenton/Marburger.  The official dates you'll find posted are March 28th-April 7th.  However, let's take a look at what Curious Boys have already been up to here, here and here.  Theresa of Garden Antqs Vintage will be at Zapp Hall starting March 30th.  Check out J Hill Designs for information on Marburger Farms.  Time Worn Interiors will also be at Marburger Farms.  Rusted Gingham has some good details in this post - including a map and some helpful links.  Many, many bloggers will be set-up - too many to mention - but suffice it to say THIS IS THE SHOW OF THE YEAR!

First Monday Trade Days in Canton is also going on March 29th-April 1st.

And the Junkadoodle Spring Flea Market is March 31st from 9:00-6:00.  Visit here for more info.

Be safe for all of those traveling to Texas!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Texas On My Mind

I spent the weekend in Louisiana with our youngest son for a baseball tournament.  I love Louisiana and have traveled there many times for everything from saltwater fishing to plantation tours.  I enjoy traveling and have been blessed with the opportunity to visit many states.  We have family in both Arkansas and Missouri - both beautiful states with gorgeous scenery.  I loved my stays in Nashville, Savannah, and Charleston.  Had a ball in Colorado, Washington and New York.  Many states and many memories but there is nothing like coming home. 

I love Texas.  When I saw the "Welcome to Texas" roadside sign yesterday it was like a much-needed hug from a friend.  I love our State flag, I love the distinct shape of our state on the US map and I love our State flower.  Speaking of bluebonnets, check out this beautiful picture that Theresa of Garden Antqs Vintage took yesterday in Warrenton, Texas!  I know many of you will be traveling to Texas soon for Round Top/Marburger/Warrenton.  I hope you are shown the best Southern hospitality ever!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

My cutting board is bigger than yours

That title is a bumper sticker in the making - ha!  I found this wonderful, large cutting board last Fall.  I knew instantly that I would have to wait for the perfect stencil to come along to make it what I envisioned.  Well, the perfect stencil came along and this baby is going to debut in my updated kitchen with the new backsplash!
I tried different lighting so you could see the design a little better:

I used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Graphite for the design, let it cure overnight and then sanded for a worn look.

Here is a photo from a distance so you can get a feel for the size:

It compliments the color of my cabinets perfectly and it's nice to have something new in this spot because I've had the same thing there for years.

Hope you are all having a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Minor Face Lift

No, not me...well I did turn 40 this month...but, no my kitchen!  It's not complete yet, but I just had to share one quick photo.  We are getting new backsplash!
It's 1x2 marble in a brick pattern and I love it!  

In the recent photo below you can catch a glimpse of what we had.
Yep, that's 12x12 floor tile on the diagonal.  Had it for 10 years...won't miss it!

I'll share more photos when it's all complete!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

This Past Weekend at Treasure Spotters Market

Hi friends.  I never shared pictures of our updated booth before the sale in McKinney last weekend.  We brought in lots of Spring accents.
Don't you just feel like you want to go plant flowers?

Treasure Spotters has the BEST vendors and I'm so proud to call them my friends.  They helped me celebrate the LORDY, LORDY LOOK WHO'S 40 and got me this beautiful cake!

Come see us in McKinney for our one-day sale on Saturday, March 17th!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

And the winner is...

Jodi of Vintage & Company!  And already announced is Mary Alice of Chateau Chic because she was my 100th Follower!  Both of these ladies have great blogs that you should visit and Jodi is having her famous Barn Sale next month!  Please e-mail me with your addresses and I'll get your fabulous gifts shipped ASAP!  And thanks for Following!

Saturday, March 3, 2012


I promised a look at the giveaway today and I've only got a few minutes before it's tomorrow!

Mary Alice of Chateau Chic automatically receives a gift because she was my 100th Follower!  She will be receiving one of the Bon Appetit Y'all kitchen towels and a Southern Charm candle by Park Hill Collection.  One lucky Follower will receive the same plus the two linen towels and the two chalkboard signs - all items purchased from LaurieAnna's in Canton!

Here are the rules for the GIVEAWAY:
1. You must be/become a Follower of my blog to enter
2. Leave me a comment on this post
3. Please note I can only ship to a United States address
4. You may enter until midnight CST on Monday, March 5th
5. The winner will be chosen randomly and I'll announce on Tuesday, March 6th

Good Luck!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Spring Show at LaurieAnna's in Canton

Mom and I hit the road early this morning to be some of the first to see the unveiling of LaurieAnna's shoppe all decked out for Spring.  We went last year as well and knew from experience that LaurieAnna and her crew had been working hard all month to completely re-create the shoppe.  And re-create they did...

I spend the most time admiring the structure behind the fluff - the windows, columns, mantels, doors, corbels - so much architectural goodness!

And the lighting - give LaurieAnna 6 inches of space and she's adding a chandelier!

Yes, she's added a fabric room - genius.

And of course I couldn't do a post on LaurieAnna's and not have a photo of a scale - she loves them!  We had a wonderful time and our weather was perfect today as well. 

As I mentioned in this post, I purchased my giveaways at the shoppe today - I'll be sharing those tomorrow!