Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Warrenton Antique Festival Shopping

Our Warrenton Antique Festival day trip was awesome! The weather was wonderful; with bright sunshine and pleasant breezes. Just in case you don't believe the EVERYTHING in Texas is big; check out this oak tree next to the pasture we parked in.
I didn't buy this sign but it sure did crack me up!
This is just one example of the cleaver marketing at Warrenton. This just a little shed that usually is forgotten, but during the Antique Festival Week all real estate is prized and used.
Still glowing from my FREE bike (see previous post!) I kept seeing bikes and telling myself...I SAVED myself so much money (most bikes were priced around $75). I did however, buy a wire basket for MY yard art bike that will be filled with pretty bright flowers.

This cute little scale needs just a bit of cleaning up. I'm sure when it's clean the pale blue on the base will show up better. The front face of the scale indicates that it's from the early 1900's.
I'm going to make some Easter art out of these flash cards and playing cards. Doesn't it seem like I've ALWAYS got a project on-going or coming up? LOL!
Since I collect Coca Cola stuff I snapped this picture of the local grocery store. There was a vendor selling old rugs and textiles out front. Good place to grab a coke and smile and SHOP!
This metal sign for my shed came from one of my favorite booths at Warrenton and they come back year after year each year bring new and really cute things. I'm going to paint (well, of course I am!) the heart portion of the sign red.
Here is my BIG STEAL of the show. I got these cute metal brackets with the dragonfly's for $2.25 each. I saw a cute garden sign in a booth but, me being me, I didn't want to spend the money they were asking for it. I took a picture and hopefully can make something similar with these brackets, a board, some paint and creativity.
This is the sign I'm going to try and re-create.

Here's my shopping buddy, Susan A. with some metal art flowers from the same booth I purchased the Shed Sign. These little beauties are going to decorate her back yard!

I love old magazines and this is a copy of Life Magazine that was published the week I was born. It's fun to look through it and see what was going on SOOOOO many years ago. And MAN, they sure had a lot of cigarette ads back then.
My friends and I have a dream of buying an old car (almost like this one but we want it to be a convertible and not quite such a low rider). Once we have the car we want to go on a super duper road trip across the country. This one had red leather interior....mmmmmmmmmmm!
By the time the sun was setting at Warrenton we were very tired but very happy with such a productive and beautiful day! And if anyone says shopping isn't a sport, they should try walking around in cow pastures all day...and they will change their mind. Our legs were so sore we could barely stand to get out of the car after the one and a half hour drive home. We hobbled in the house slowly, but glad we had experienced the thrill of Warrenton!

23 comments:

  1. That looked like a fun trip. I'm with ya on the car, but not a low rider...LOL!!

    Hugs,
    LeAnn:)

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  2. WHAT a fabulous day!!! I LOVED this post! You got some great things. I also added myself as a follower. Love your blog!

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  3. Sounds like such a perfect shopping day. I especially love the dragonfly shelf brackets. I have an iron dragonfly door knocker very similar and I love it!

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  4. Susan, I can so relate with all the walking and I know you had pretty feet by the end of the day, right! So glad ya'll had a good time. Show us more pics.

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  5. I meant to also wish you a Happy Early Easter!!

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  6. Because of scheduling conflicts, I had to miss out on going to Warrenton this year.....I was sad. But I loved reading about your trip! I remember the booth with those metal flowers from before......so, so cute, and Of course you can make that sign for yourself!!! It will be adorable!

    Suzanne

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  7. I loved the sign. I wish I had it for my husband.

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  8. What wonderful things!!! I love that window and the old bike. You are so lucky to be able to have access to those fun thrifty things!

    XOXO
    Jen

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  9. Oh, I'm so jealous! I have been to Warrenton one time! We hauled home an oak hutch in the back of our van. It's a good things the kids weren't with us. We would have had to leave them there to make enough room for the hutch!
    Blessings,
    Lorilee

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  10. Hi agian, Susan, I just got around to reading your bicycle post. Wow what a perfect day--free plants and an old bike. I think they look awesome in a yard. I have my Mom's very old bike. It is in good shape except that it is just primer red. I want to fix it up to RIDE! I am thinking of going with lavender and yellow. That also assures me that my son won't borrow it!
    Blessings,
    Lorilee

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  11. Happy Easter Susan, looks like you had a wonderfully productive day, hope you have recovered from all that walking now and are enjoying your beautiful purchases, hugs, Kathy.

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  12. Love all your finds!! Cool car! Janna

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  13. What??? You were in Warrenton and I didn't get to meet you? Bummer!!!
    You can so walk yourself right out of your shoes there is so much to see.
    There is always a lot of fun vehicles to see down there.
    Debbie

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  14. You got some great treasures! Can't wait to see what you do with them. I am so jealous! I'd love to go to a festival like that! laurie

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  15. Oh, oh ... the scale is my favorite. Glad you had so much fun. Happy Easter, dear blog friend.

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  16. Hi Susan :)

    What a fun time! I love those dragonfly hooks and that car was HOT ;)

    Have a great Easter weekend!
    rue

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  17. LOVE the dragonfly hangers... I would love to have those in my house..

    Monica

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  18. Wow..looks like you had a blast! Loved the last photo...it's beautiful...much like your blog! ;)

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  19. Susan, my girfriends and I went on Saturday and had a blast! Got an adorable buffet for my craft studio for only $85 bucks! I'm in Conroe and saw you via Majic Brush blog! hugs

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  20. This looks like SO much fun!!!! I have read so much about this show that I want to go so bad next time!!! I have even thought about flying out for it!!! It sounds like you had a blast!!

    Thank you for visiting my blog!!

    Lou Cinda :)

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  21. You'll be Thelma and Louise!! Watch out Brad Pitt!!!

    Thanks for coming by and saying hi!!!!!

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  22. That looked like such a fun day! That shed looks an awful lot like a glorified out house to me, which really made me laugh☺

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  23. that would be fun to go on a road trip in a vintage car! looks like you had quite a day

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