April 01, 2012

Look who we found in Warrenton!

The girls at Rusted Gingham made it out for early bird shopping in Warrenton this week, but we had to do it on separate days. Suzanne was first out on Monday, and I followed in her many footsteps on Thursday. 

Megan with Salvaged says her favorite way to get around the area has been on this little turquoise, rusty and chippy vintage bicycle. She put new tires on it and it’s good to go. (It might already be gone by now, but if not, you ought to go grab it!)
Warrenton is just amazing. The tents stretch on as far as you can see, and you just can’t skip one because you never know what might be inside!

Salvaged has a totally decked out tent right along the highway in Dillard’s field. Right across the street from the Lutheran Church. Megan has it filled with salvaged goods.

I loved her awesome movie vignette – so cool!

Just a couple of tents behind Megan, we found Elaine and Betsy with Sisters’ Treasures! They’ve got a tent full of treasures for sure. I picked up a chippy little cabinet door that looked like it needed to be used for display at the next barn sale! I loved their pretty crocheted blouses and the handiwork they did on several pieces of clothing. They have endless creative energy, I think.  And they are always smiling!

And thanks again to Betsy for letting us borrow your red cart – it was a life saver since my shopping buddy scored this 6 gallon crock that weighed about 75 pounds! No way we were carrying that thing around!

I did more shopping than picture taking, but I did pause a moment before lunch to show you the fabulous sandwiches we ate from Legal Tender. All of them are stuffed to overflowing – plenty to share for two in my opinion. It’s my Warrenton lunch tradition.

Back to shopping. I love coming to the end of one row and peeking around the corner to see what’s next. This was a fun surprise – The pink umbrellas, pennants, and pink trailer caught my eye. So quirky and cool.

What I love about shopping Warrenton is that you can go from quirky to elegant in a few steps! This was a beautiful vignette outside of Carolyn Westbrook’s place. Of course the linens inside are totally luxurious, but I just loved this little teaser she had out around the corner of the house. So inviting and warm.
Now this tent below was probably my favorite find of the day. This guy is creative to the bone. All of his things were original art and just so distinctive and unique. We went crazy over the hanging globe lamps.
My picture doesn’t do them justice. Each had it’s own personality. He outlined some of the continents with pin holes so the light shines through. A true artisan with a tent full of original pieces. I think he was somewhere in the Zapp Hall vicinity. (Don’t hold me to that.) His name is Tony McCray with "Rust in Peace". Isn't that a cool name?! If you are interested in his globes or industrial pieces, email him : tonymccray2000@yahoo.com.

We got to visit briefly with Theresa Cano of Garden Antqs Vintage right outside Zapp Hall. She was setting up her magical tent that is always THE place to hang out, especially for her annual blog party on Sunday. (So sad we cannot make it this time). We enjoyed walking through Jill Suzanne’s awesome tent. Sure wish all you friends could coax her into coming to our barn sale this Fall! We’d love to have her there! Red Neck Chic was there, but too busy with customers to say hello. We’ll catch you next week! 

There was so much more. My trip next week will be a picture taking adventure I think. There are just too many opportunities to snap things you might never see again, anywhere! For now, it’s time to take a little snooze and rest my my tired paws – until next week!

So are you making your way down the wildflower painted roads of Texas that lead to that magical little town of Warrenton this weekend or next week? What have you seen that you fell in love with? Tell us where your favorite tents are. We want to see them, too!

♥ Tracy
enjoying Spring Antiques Week 2012
in Warrenton, Texas

**see Suzanne's tips for shopping Warrenton HERE