FOR THE LOVE OF JUNK

SOME WOMEN DREAM OF BEAUTIFUL HOMES AND PERFECTION. SOME DREAM OF THE DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH, OUTCAST ITEMS, THE TATTERED, THE CRAZED, THE RUSTED AND SOMETIMES DISCARDED TREASURES. IM A MEMBER OF THE SECOND GROUP. I'M A JUNKER FOR LIFE!



Wednesday, March 31, 2010

JUNK HEAVEN

OK FRIENDS, I'M NOT DONE WITH MY TAXES BUT I FIGURE I TAKE A BREAK AND POST SOME PICTURES OF THE JUNK HEAVEN THAT IS ROUNDTOP TX. I STOPPED ATTENDING THIS SHOW FOR ABOUT 2 SEASONS OUT OF DISAPPOINTMENT ABOUT THE FACT THAT I COULD NOT AFFORD TO BUY FOR RESALE. THIS YEAR THOUGH AFTER READING ABOUT SO MANY BLOGGERS THAT LIVE IN OTHER STATES WISHING THEY LIVE CLOSER AND DREAMING ABOUT THE DAY THEY CAN MAKE THE TRIP I DECIDED THAT I HAVE BEEN TAKING FOR GRANTED THE BIG GIFT THAT IT IS TO LIVE IN TX WITH ALL THE SHOWS AND GREAT PEOPLE. I THINK THAT IF YOU ARE IN THE ANTIQUES BUSINESS TX CAN EASILY BE CONSIDER MECCA FOR DEALERS. THEY SAY TEXANS BRAG A LOT, I THINK IT IS NOT BRAGGING, WE REALLY LIVE IN AN AMAZING PLACE. 

IMAGINE TOWNS FULL AND FLOODED WITH THE MOST BEAUTIFUL AND UNIQUE ITEMS YOU HAVE EVER SEEN. THEN IMAGINE ALL THE DEALERS, ARTISTS, CRAFTERS AND FAMOUS JUNKERS ALL THERE TO PLEASED AND GREET YOU.
I'M NOT GOING TO MENTION THE FOOD BECAUSE THAT IS ANOTHER STORY. COME HUNGRY, THEY WILL FEED YOU GOOD!
I SPEND TWO DAYS IN THE FIELS AND SHOWS IN ROUNDTOP AND WARRENTON ONLY. TO COVER AL THE SHOWS AND TOWNS YOU WILL HAVE TO STAY THERE FOR  THE WHOLE 2 WEEKS.
EVERYBODY WITH THE EXCEPTION OF A WELL KNOWN DESIGNER WAS HAPPY TO LET YOU TAKE PICTURES. I LOVE THE RESPONSE OF ANOTHER DESIGNER WHEN I ASKED FOR HER PERMISSION TO TAKE PICTURES OF HER BOOTH. SHE SAID TO GO AHEAD VERY GLADLY AND TOLD ME SHE DIDN'T HAVE A PROBLEM WITH PICTURES SINCE NOBODY IS ORIGINAL, IT ALL HAVE BEEN DONE. I AGREED WITH HER.

THIS GUYS CAN REALLY  MERCHANDISE.

I FAIL TO WRITE DOWN NAMES SO JUST KNOW THAT IF I TOOK A PICTURE OF YOUR VIGNETTES I CONSIDERED YOU THE BEST OF THE BEST.





THESE LAST 2 PICTURES I BELIEVED BELONG TO THERESA CANO'S BOOTH. DO YOU SEE WHAT I MEAN?
I GOT MORE PICTURES FOR PINK SATURDAY AND A LOT OF WHITE FOR THE NEXT WW. UNTIL THEN CHICKIES, BLESSINGS, MARTA.

8 comments:

Jacque said...

Enjoyed your pictures! Thinking about making the trip someday and your post was helpful. I know several shop owners here in California that purchase for resale, they come back with great, unique stuff, just don't know if the trip would be cost effective. Sure would be fun to meet everybody though!~Jacque

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Great photos!

It was so wonderful to meet you this past week, I look forward to seeing you again SOON!

Hugs,
Anne

Margo said...

You got some great shots there. It was my first time for this show and I was not disappointed. I see Mindy space in those pics too.

Margo

Paige said...

I love your last picture---I actually took one of the exact same thing! They always have such creative displays!

vintagesue said...

don't you know it marta!! you have a right to brag. no doubt. loved the photos and i'm still drooling over the pink hutch and pretty bench you showed. yum.
god bless texas.
have fun with your taxes. ugh. take care lady.....
sue

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Marta,
I drool at your photos of all the shops and antiques where you live. You are so lucky. Where I live, we have all the Big box stores and no cute little shops!! Boo Hoo!
Debbie

Patty said...

So THAT'S what heaven looks like ;) thanks for posting!

Primitiques 'n Poetry said...

Aww! A friend just forwarded this to me. I am excited to say that pictures 5 and 7 were my space at Zapp. Thank you so much for the honor! If you are in Texas, maybe you can swing by my store in Poetry/Terrell some time. Happy Friday! ~Mindy