Sunday, January 11, 2009

New Places and Faces

I needed to take a load of things to the store in Sulfur Springs to refill my booth after the Christmas rush, I had a good month I was very pleasantly surprised. The owners of the Town Square Antique Mall in quaint downtown Sulphur Springs ; Tony and Marjorie Martin, said that December was a good month for antiques. The dealers I spoke with were very happy with their sales. I try to go to the mall once a month, to restock, and have a long weekend with, my friends in the area, I lived up that way for a short time, and made many good friends. On my way I stopped in at Curious Goods in Malakoff, a favorite place with some really clever ideas for using vintage items! To see Donna and pick up a purchase for my friend Patti of A Delighted Heart. Please check out Donna's neat stuff.

When I finished there, I went down the street to where Junk Palace is opening her new shop, I can't give away any secrets, and my camera, was lost in my truck, buried under my latest load of bird nest's still on limbs that my sweet husband risked life and limb for (really) to fetch, for me. He was a top a 6 ft ladder in the back of his 250 ford, reaching with a limb lopper, while the wind was gusting around 25 miles an hour, he was scratched and bruised, and not a happy camper, while he was perched atop this ladder risking his neck for me. During this a woman approched him to come see, why her car would not start, she had the key in upside down, it was a rental. I forgot to add my husband is 6ft4in and not a small boy, he did climb up in one tree for a prize specimen that I spotted just a little higher.

Back to my travels, it is really hard to keep on track, with my attention span of a gnat. I entered the soon to be fabulous shop of Junk Palace, introduced myself as AJUNKQUEEN and the rest is history, not quite so dramatic you see, I always name drop THERESA CANO sent me, that opens most door's wide! Lillie the lovely, owner invited me in and gave me a tour of the upcoming treasure chest, I said my good byes and met up with Tony Martin and we headed to Jo Harmons of Imagine located in Hunt County Trade Days in Quinlin Texas, she has an amazing eye for design, and has fabulous finds using creams whites, and rusty crusty things. Liz from Lone Oak is also in same trade area give these girls a look see.
Tony and I also made some other visits and fun finds at The PinK Flamingo on the main route thru town, and Chic and Tique, the room style arrangements, and color groupings were a treat to look at! There are more shops on this strip through town it is a worth while stop, we were on our way again this time to Primitives in Poetry, owned by Mindy of same blog title it was a treat, she has a wide selection on of varied inventory, I noticed three clocks, checked her blog after arriving home, she said some one bought them from the blog site Mindy is located in Jacks Feedstore in Terrell, go see her..
I will show what few pictures of my booth once I got it arranged two times, just finished, stood back and a lady said I really dont want to upset you but I want to buy your Harvest table, I had found my camera, snapped a few shots and had to borrow a table from Tony and start again, but that's what we do!













10 comments:

trash talk said...

I'm a witness. I came by while she was reworking the entire spot. Whew! It was great getting to see you again and catching up. Let's do it again real soon. I'm not surprised y'all do well at Tony's. It's a great looking mall with fantastic stuff! Tn'T

Cher said...

Glad you're home safe and sound. Your booth looks great, the bird nests worth every scratch on hubby! If only you knew a good nurse to patch him up....

The Texas Woman

Sweet Repose said...

I DROOL...all the shops in Texas that can weather the winter easily...as we struggle in the Nor'lunds hoping to see people on the weekends. But this year isn't nearly as bad as last, we're still having sales...yayyyy...

Be prepared when buying a terrier...they are full of 'IT' up to their eyebrows, but what a hoot, never a dull moment and so cute and fun to play with. Scratchy is such a good mouser, 16 vermin this year so far...ahh, livin' in the country.

But the minute you see a puppy, you'll be hooked, so be forewarned, cute isn't all dey is...her alias is 'Bad Scratchy'...that should tell ya sumthin'...ha!

sharon

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Your booth looks fantastic! Glad to hear you had a good time, made some money, and made it home safely.

PJ's talking2.... said...

That booth looks great. Would love to shop in it. I'm looking for birdnests, when's he available? ~PJ kiss that dog for me..

Found Around said...

Wow! You sold the harvest table?!! That's great. I'm really ready for a junkin'trip. We should meet up somewhere. We haven't found much of anything lately. You booth looks great. Hope to see ya soon.

curiousgoods said...

Renee, I enjoyed our visit so much while you were here! Can't wait to see you again soon. Lillie at The Junk Palace will have her grand opening a week from Saturday... maybe you will need to make a roadtrip!
Those nests look amazing, by the way. Hope he has forgiven you by now... snicker, snicker.... :)

A Dreamer said...

Girl!! Your booth looks GREAT!! Loved the harvest table & the nest display was too cute! You really have a style all your own, fun with just the right touch of whimsy, that makes you smile when you look in your spaces. Looks like you found the mother lode this week-end! Isn't it a hoot to junque your way all the way here, and back again? That way, you can stop enough that your legs (and other things) don't get numb from sitting so long. Not to mention, that you can think what to do with what you just bought in between stops. :) Thanks again for stopping by the shop & for the nice words you wrote... Hope to see ya soon.... Luv to Zoobie... Jo.

cackleblossums said...

Hello from another fellow junker..
from Texas, and my aka is junkartqueen.

I found your site from PJHornbergers blog...

Susan

Six divided by two..... said...

I looove your blog!!! I love the great finds!! I have a thing for the hats and I do believe I saw a yeelow Waverly rose pillow in the back of the suv. - MY FAV!!!!! Anyway. I am new to blog land and I am now a follower.