November 04, 2014

Traveler on the Backroads

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They say everything’s bigger in Texas, and that’s good news if you have a passion for rust, whimsy, and funky junk.

Why? Because every year, country treasures both new and old, rusty and repurposed, whisical and nostalgic are gathered for what one enthusiast calls “the best treasure hunt of the year” ... the Rusted Gingham Barn Sale in Gonzales, Texas.

The creative force behind this ever popular junking destination is Suzanne Sexton, who turned her penchant for collecting, hoarding and as she lovingly calls it “creative repurposing” of things that no one is using any more into an event that folks from Houston to San Antonio (and beyond) are telling their family and friends about so that they too can hop in their cars, trucks, vans and RVs and dive into the fun.

Suzanne first turned her dream of preserving history “one piece of junk at a time” into reality by hosting a barn sale in her own back yard in her own barn seven years ago, but in time, there were cars parking a mile down the road on either side and she needed, of course, to move to a bigger barn ...

Read more here ...

Or visit The Rusted Gingham web site for more info ...


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