The Mistress of Junk, Friends, and What All I Brought Home from Texas
On our last day of fun in Texas, we drove to Keller to the Mistress of Junk show; our friend, Kristi Day, had a booth of vintage goodies there, and we met up with another friend, Linda Postma for lunch and some more shopping!
Here we all are -- Rebecca, Linda, Kristi and me!
The beautiful weather we'd been enjoying suddenly turned freezing cold that day -- that's why we are all wearing jackets!
I wish I'd taken more photos there -- this was part of Kristi's booth that I loved so much!
After we'd seen all there was to see at Mistress of Junk, we drove to nearby Grapevine and had lunch in an antique store with a cafe!
Then we spent some time looking around the store...
On a different day, we went to another Waco vintage shop that I just loved, called Junque in the Trunk!
I loved this faux "spring cotton"
Clever standing lamp
And I got myself this T-shirt that I really, really love and can't wait to wear!
here's the stuff I brought home with me from all the places we visited:
This is my favorite thing I brought home from Roundtop. It's an antique print of Jesus talking with the Chief Priests when he was 12 years old.
It was a gift for my husband.
I finally got a bicycle wheel! I will hang that up and clip fun stuff to it!
I loved those two wooden drawers -- the nail on them shows they are quite old.
The front of one is scrawled all over in pencil.
I wanted more ephemera than I ended up finding -- luckily Kristi had some in her booth!
Did you notice that vintage salesman sample button book? That was a gift from Kristi -- she is so sweet! The buttons are common but I love how they are assembled!
I went a little nuts on findings...
I bought a few things to re-sell, too, like a bag stuffed with Christmas hankies!
I'm keeping this one, though -- my favorite!
I love this lap-sized quilt; all of the pieces are silk and there is some shattering, but it just adds to the charm, I think!
I'm not usually attracted to blankets like this red one, but I was charmed by all the cross-stitched designs over the gingham:
Especially the motif with two cats! As you can see, it's also hand quilted.
If you're thinking it doesn't look like I bought much -- you're probably right. But, remember: I have been unemployed since January so my budget for delicious, fun antiques is tiny right now. But there was no limit on how much I could enjoy the hunt! It was fabulous!