April 06, 2015

We Walked and Walked in Warrenton!

Warrenton has come and gone... all too quickly!  I was only able to make two trips- but made both of them worth while!

The first trip was with a group of dear friends after church on a Sunday afternoon- We stopped for lunch in La Grange and picked up some sweets to snack on for the afternoon- then we shopped till the tents closed.

 This was a fun group of ladies to spend time with- One had only been her first time for a few hours the day before- she loved Every minute of it! This oversized red couch had us all laughing.

Jill Suzanne was the background for this shirt promoting 'It's all about the JUNK- No New Stuff' and Next Stop.... Barn Sale!   Jill Suzanne has this nice permanent show house on the hill in Warrenton- you can normally smell her signature scented wax melts before you get in the door.... I had to stock up to last me till October!

I took this picture to appease my Dad- He always calls me Sanford!  Cracks me up- as I tell him that I had to learn it from somewhere........

I was Delighted to see my friends Laurie and Stacy from Two Bar West with an Awesome set up by Zapp.  I have enjoyed my packs and purses from them since the beginning of their business- quality Texas made Goods!

Sweet Janet couldn't believe this was really an outhouse- so she had to pick up the lid to check...Thank goodness Jolie and Amie make it look cute since their Junk Gypsies tent is right next to it!

We didn't even fill up the vehicle- with 5 ladies I was Shocked!!!

Onward now to the second trip.....
What you cannot see in this photo is the line of cars in front of us and the line behind us!  This was Thursday morning around 10ish..... traffic was moving- slow.  But alas we made it!

This photo shows us ready to go- you can see the line of cars in the back.  Note the footwear options- comfy flats, well worn boots and flip flops.  These are also friends from church - they had prior commitments on Sunday so chose Thursday to make a day of it!
Models we are not- but we do enjoy promoting the Barn Sale!!!  Nov 6-7th JB Wells Park, Gonzales Texas!  Also- if you are interested in one of these shirts we hope to place another order (these were all special order) by September.  Email us from the link on the website and let us know!  I purchased a beautiful pink petunia from this booth at the end of the day.

Linda's smile cracks me up- her work is always creative and she uses whatever her and Richard can come up with... I was so tickled by the Party Poopers sign at the Barn Sale I had to get in on it at Warrenton.   Texas Trash and Treasures is a great business and we are glad to be friends with them!  20 + years in the junk business and still going... keep it up!!!!

Old school desks- swoon..... Now the story. The girls were looking at these and the vendor tells them they came out of a school in Gonzales- Yep- We stopped in our tracks!  Neither one of them had a place for one, I could have used 2, Two years ago.... So we started racking our brains.... Then we see a sticker that has a name K. Ehrig - We all three recognize it as the initial for a teacher that is now retired from GISD.  The neat part is that one of my friends with me has that last name.  Then I thought about a darling friend that is pregnant and is married to an Ehrig and lives in the house of the former teacher listed Ehrig... so thank goodness my texted picture finally went through to her. She said 'buy it' and the deal was done!  It will now be in their home for their little one to enjoy through the years.  I LOVE being a personal shopper for all things Junky- and meaningful in this regard!

Old school clocks- another swoon!  I purchased a fabulous wood framed one years ago from Teresa at Garden Antqs Vintage. I was tickled by this display- and how amusing it was that the times were so different!  (I know it's not great quality.. I did not tote my camera with me) You can view Tokyo, Round Top, London and New York- I've been to 3 of the 4 and the thought of being on 'Round Top Time' made me smile!

Now to the above.... It was about 5:45 when we loaded the car to start making our stops at the vendors where we needed to pick up items. We were all surprised daylight could be seen out the back window! As we were pulling out one of the ladies says- 'Hey, We didn't make it over there!' (I would really hate for her to know just how big the WHOLE place is....) I said- 'Nope we didn't'
Then it hit me- It was Thursday- not just any Thursday... PROM Thursday!  Junk Gypsy always hosts Prom on the last Thursday of the show and the Bubble Lounge at Zapp is hopping so I told them we could pick up the rest of our Goods and come back for late night shopping if they were up for it. As you could guess- they were.

This was one of the first things I saw when we started shopping on 'Round 2'- I literally Laughed out Loud and hoped she had one in my size- a favored color combo and a perfect saying- it was a win win!  You cannot see it in the picture but the elephant is loaded down with Goods.  This is funny to me as well since I used to travel to State Fairs and County Fairs all over the U.S- not with the Carnies though!!!!

This neon made me smile- we don't eat much 'Junk Food' around here- but the Junk part we can handle... The colors were right up my alley- however, it would not fit in the vehicle...so I left it and the Texas Taco Co sign seen in the back for someone else to purchase.

Said no cowgirl ever, 'Boots, I have too many.' You surely will not hear those words come out of my mouth.... I am Always scouting for another pair of boots! There were boots all over the place. Unfortunately- none came home with me.

We truly Walked and Walked in Warrenton- from the South side to the North side.... We smiled, laughed, walked, ate, drank, walked, shopped pulling a wagon all day (thank goodness!) and did I say walked?  It was a wonderful time- both trips!

Here was the clock when we got back to Gonzales Thursday night- I could not believe it! I had not shopped a day like that in a l-o-n-g time!  This was after finding out that ALL eating establishments in LaGrange are closed by 10pm with the exception of the EXXON gas station that Thankfully had 3 pieces of pizza left for 3 very hungry shoppers!  It was near midnight by the time I made it home- What a Day of Walkin in Warrenton!  Thanks for taking a tour with me!

Don't forget- if you are interested in ordering one of the 'It's All About the Junk- No New Stuff' shirts to give us an email!!!

As I'm finishing up I look at the date and realize it is officially 7 months until the Best Barn Sale south of I-10 happens in Gonzales, Texas!

Be Back Soon.......

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