I returned home late Friday night and though I'm still recuperating, had to share some of my fabulous week with you. Texas was a more fun, jam-packed week than I could have expected. The friends, finds, and food were absolutely perfect.
I flew into Austin on Monday early in the evening with Kimberly (Melamad), and I'm so glad I had her for company and conversation. You couldn't find a sweeter girl. Love her! She's a contributor and stylist for the new book, Junk Beautiful - Outdoor Edition, by Sue Whitney of junkmarketstyle.com, and is very talented in her own right. We were picked up at the airport by George Terrell, of Georgia Moon in Grover Beach, California, and Elizabeth Whitney, Sue's daughter, after they had made a slight detour to other parts unknown. Ha! Sorry, Georgia, but I just had to share that! And that's just the beginning of our adventure!
We stayed at a lovely retreat facility called the Heartland and we had such gracious hosts. I sure know now what they mean by southern hospitality! Thelma, was an older woman who ran the place and she made sure we had everything we needed. Shelly Weidner of Cibolo Creek Antiques in Bulverde, Texas, the coordinator of our stay, was equally as wonderful and what a hoot she was. I don't think I've ever laughed so much! Along with her was her cousin, Karin, and friend Kathy. They were there helping Shelly out at her booths in Round Top, one at Marburger and one at the Big Red Barn. And my goodness, what great gals they all are!
Early Tuesday morning we headed in to Marburger, a huge sale in Round Top, Texas. We had started setting up the Junk Market booth late Monday, but hadn't finished it. There, Sue, Kimberly, Elizabeth, Georgia, Doug (the welder) and myself, worked on the finishing touches. Sue would be signing her books there and a portion of the book sales along with items sold in the booth, would be going to Houston's Habitat for Humanity. The day started out very cold and windy and made for a difficulty time. But that doesn't mean to say we didn't make it fun. There were amazing things there to work with and it came together quite nicely. Here are a few pictures of the booth. More pictures from the rest of our trip will be coming shortly.