Texas and Gatherings ... and Lightheartedness

February 18th, 2009 in member junk     
bridiemurphy bridiemurphy, member
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Yehaw!  Sue's Comin' to Georgetown and surrounds! 

Went to my ALL TIME favourite Antique store in Georgetown, Texas today...Gatherings...where I confirmed with Cathy that Sue will be there on March 27th to sign her new book!  Then, the next day, I've invited Sue to shop and play with me at the "Citywide Garage Sale" where The Caring Place (Fabulous Finds is really the name of the thrift store that the Caring Place uses to sell wonderful donated goods to benefit the people of Williamson County) will have several booths and I will be showcasing some JunkMarket style projects ... and Sue will be doing a book-signing that will benefit the CP.  How cool is that?

Sunny and 81 today...had to get some of the gorgeous, white cotton/muslin slipcovers for my dining chairs.  While my table is spare, I hope it does justice to a few things found in nature -- a heart rock, an oval, white rock egg, a bird's nest.  I've also placed a metal rose that was crafted by my sister-in-law who is taking metalsmithing (this, after taking a welding class last semester...and she's in her 50s)!

The gals at Gatherings (Cathy & Stephanie) do lots of fun things...I mean, really, who would've thought to display such pretties in an old aquarium?  Kind of like your pretty frier, Candy, a mundane object turned into stunning showcase.

Pattern or design used: My own design
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Comments (8)

CottageElements writes: Looks like an awesome store . . . hope to be able to see it in person! Love all the little accents and embellishments. Can't wait! (PS I love, love, love aquariums!)

Lani Posted: 8:59 pm on February 20th
suewhitney writes: Can't wait, can't wait, can't wait! Thanks for the post Bridget. I am really looking forward to all of the activities. Everyone in Texas, like you, have been so kind, generous, and welcoming. My boots are already packed!

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 8:29 am on February 20th
georgiamoon writes: Bridget, I am coming too. I won't arrive until Sat. the 28th. so I guess I will miss the yard sales and Gatherings . Bummer. I know there are lots of things going on and I get to stay until the next Friday but I really wanted to at least do the yard sales with you guys. will you be at Leftovers on Sat eve.? I don't get into Austin until 5:15 pm so I am not sure what is happening there. Anyway I hope to meet you and have some fun! Love Geo Posted: 7:01 pm on February 19th
shabbychick writes: Great pics - I LOVE the bowl of buttons! :) (and the slipcovers are great too)

Soooooo jealous of the big fun y'all (with an Ohio twang...) are gonna have during Sue's trip to Texas! And, can't wait to see pics!!

Thanks for sharing!


P.S. Pleeeeese share some of that warm weather too!!! It's 18 degrees in Ohio this a.m.......... Posted: 9:15 am on February 19th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Funny you should mention my name after you talked of the aquarium. I've been on the lookout for one with silver edges for the last couple months...ever since seeing Lani's ice skate display and some others I've seen online. You don't see those kind of cool displays too much here in Ohio.

I LOVE your table display with your muslin slipcovers! And very impressed with your SIL!

Thanks for sharing. It sounds like you will be having loads of fun the weekend of Sue's arrival!

Take care,
Candy Posted: 8:16 am on February 19th
snowyowl writes: Love the display. I am in TExas. Do you go to Canton? I have been going since the 70s. Sure has changed - way too much new stuff and holesale stuff. Also do you go to Roundtop? Really fun too but high scale high priced very old antiques. Fun to drive up and down the roads there and stop where areas are full of dealers. People open their homes up too - so fun. I found a lady there a couple of Octobers ago selling vintage table cloths for 2.00 each. I think I bought at least 35. Unreal. Some of the higher priced barns and tent area cost to go in which I dont like. Sounds like you all had a great time there too. Posted: 7:44 am on February 19th
irishrovr writes:
You're sure to have a fun time! Wish it was warm enough here for garage sales! Lucky duck!

Eileen http://ruralwisconsin.blogspot.com/ Posted: 9:27 pm on February 18th
junkcollector writes: Sounds like it's going to be an exciting time in Texas!! Would love to make it to Round Top this year but have other plans-darn. Your displays are really great, I especialy love the bird nest and oh the aquarium too!! Great job!
Diane Posted: 9:05 pm on February 18th
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