half the dirt of texas...

was on her feet, and in her eyes, she said...more on that in a minute:)

this precious celluloid picture was perhaps the most i spent on any one item in texas...and i love it - isn't that a darling child? it is a good thing that my purchases were limited to what i could pack in a suitcase or carry-on; next time, i'd prefer a trailer, please!

a beautiful tattered old rose

and how could i resist a book with a title and cover like this? (despite the strip of scotch tape that i can't remove without ruining the graphics...)

one thing you should know prior to venturing to the texas antique shows is that you will walk. a lot. in dirt fields. flip flops tend to leave the feet just a little soiled, as seen in this photo of my niece's feet...i walked into our cozy little room at the bed and breakfast and laughed out loud:) what i don't have a photo of, is the other half of the texas dirt that she said got into her eyes and contacts. (did i mention that one of the days we were there, there were 40 mph winds?)

i have so much to tell and show you about my texas trip - but one thing i did not do was carry a camera around. so i have found a few links to show you just how fabulous the sights are there! it is overwhelming and wonderful and incredible...this was one dealer whose booth i loved! now, these photos of hers are from prior to the show - but she will be posting lots of photos soon, i think. the ironic thing is this - when i happened across her booth, i asked if she sold online, and she said she only had a blog - little did i know that her blog was already in my favorites!!! her displays were wonderful - and it was toward the end of the show and she said things were a mess?!? which leaves me wondering what it usually looks like and what did i miss??? i thought her booth was in the top 10 that i saw - and i saw a lot of fabulous booths:)

and here are a few more gorgeous pictures of the type of displays and offerings to be found at the texas show. i love this blog - and was thrilled to find these photos last night when i finally had some time online:)

more photos of my humble little purchases coming soon!


Stephenie said...

I love all your finds..That was is just beautiful..But I just love that celluloid picture...I would have bought it too..That picture of the child is just so sweet..

Christine Edwards said...

Mary, it sound like you had a good trip. Mmmm, wish I had known about this show when we lived in the Dallas area. But then we were only there a couple of months so I didn't get to explore much. Look forward to seeing more of your goodies. You always seem to find some great stuff.

Tamerie Shriver said...

I guess that Coronado really isn't on your way back home, but it sure would be nice if you actually could stop by our Italian Market on Saturday! As it is, you found some really cool things.

P.S. My feet always look like that at the end of the day. I love wearing flip flops all the time (actually being able to) but I HATE it when my feet are dirty.

Leah C said...

Oh one of these days I'd like to get to Round Top to "shop":)
P.S. Thank you for the kind words you left on my blog regarding my mom.

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

What a great trip. Dirty feet = a real treasure hunting gene! Beautiful celluloid piece.

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

I had to laugh at your feet because that's exactly what mine looked like everyday. I even had my husband bring a bucket of water so that I could wash them several times during the show; didn't want anyone to think bad of me :( Thanks for your kind words in this post and I'm so glad I got to meet you. I'm still going through cards, notes, and names I've left for myself. Hope you found lots of treasures, but most all that you had a great time and will come back in the Fall. Blessings, Theresa

Kids Napping? I'm Scrapping! said...

great finds! i love the bedspread under your niece's dirty feet. *chuckle* i can't wait to hear more.

Laurie said...

Yeah, I love that bedspread, too -- and I love the little picture of the baby. Hey, I wouldn't have been able to pass up that little book, either! Great title!

Cheryl said...

You can remove that tape easily with "Goo be gone" you can get it everywhere these days, even the Dollar Tree sells it~


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