Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Pixie Glitter and Roadkill Raccoons

"How much fun can we have before we go to Prison?" was definitely the theme of our trip to Roundtop/Warrenton Antique Week during fall show this last week. So how much fun was it to find this great plaque from Angels, Saints & Sinners?!?!

First, my partner in crime (Tricia, Vintage Bliss) and I had the clever idea to drive straight through from Phoenix to Austin where my sissy Kim was waiting for us to pick her up on the way to the show. I was so excited to see her that 18 hours seemed like no big deal...(pictured here with me in front of the Paris Montana Blacktop Boudoir.)

Along the way, we hit a few bumps in the road: Got stopped by Border Patrol and had to unload half of the trailer, got pulled over AGAIN in Fredricksburg for excessive speed (7 miles over the limit!!!) and, sadly, after taking a Chevy Chaseesque wrong turn down a 2-lane country highway...took out Rocky Raccoon. Sorry little guy!

But once we arrived, got set up and sprinkled pixie glitter all around...the magic took hold! Having my sister Kim working with me rights my world. We are a year and half apart (she's older dammit!) and my whole life it's been me and her and nothing seems real until my sister knows...

Par usual, we met all kinda characters, saw old friends, made new ones and reveled in being in a field of wild grasses in the middle or nowhere Texas, that literally overnight transforms from a population of 77 to 4 billion!

A few other highlights....
- Meeting Rachel Ashwell, the Queen of Shabby Chic at the Junk Gypsy Prom

- Wearing my hoopskirt/spare tire cover as my prom dress

- Laughing with Tricia till our sides hurt at all the ridiculous things that happen when two gypsies are staying in a 17 ft trailer together for 10 days...

- Having Angela, my wonderful customer/friend, model (and sell!) one of my rhinestone bib pieces in Magnolia Pearl booth during opening day at Marburger

- Realizing that my fair skinned sister used 237 baby wipes (my entire supply) during her three day stay
- Selling one of my couture rhinestone necklaces to rocker Dee Snyders' web/social media gal for him to give to his wife for Christmas

- Spagetti and Disco night at Royers' Cafe

- Being invited by Junk Mafia guys to call in to their "Junk In My Trunk" radio show

- Watching a guy walk by my trailer with a duck on a leash...

There really is no other place like this in the world. If you haven't been, mark your calender for the spring show in late March/April (dates TBA). You can find us in the courtyard behind Zapp Hall in Warrenton!

See Ya'll Down the Road!


  1. Loving catching up on your blog! Very inspiring and lots of fun!!

  2. You make me laugh just remembering it all. We will definitely buy lots MORE baby wipes for Kin in the Spring! Love her! Can't wait to do it all over again(except maybe Rocky, and Border Patrol, and -oh forget it I'll take it all!)
    Love ya!

  3. Great post...I drove all the way from Cali to go to my 1st show & it was the GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH! I came over to your glowing shiney, dream machine & we talked about how hard it is to make those puppies shine. You took me into the trailer even though it was after hours {thanks friend}& I loved chatting with you! I got pulled over on my way by a Texas State Trooper & luckily only got a spankin & a harsh talking to. ;) {well a warnin is really what I got} Your adventure sounds wonderful & I know I'll be seeing you in the fields in spring. Until then, keep them smokies off your tail!

  4. Hilarious, Susie! See you in Spring!

  5. What an adventure you had... in more ways than one! *wink* Alas I couldn't make it to the Fall Show so I'm HOPING... HOPING... HOPING to get there for the Spring Show?! So... it's 18 hours from Phoenix... I'll definitely have to get some BFF's to help me with the driving then... and be my wing-gals for spotting those Texas Troopers and Border Patrol fellas so that we don't also have a similar escapade that you endured! *smiles*

    Dawn... The Bohemian

  6. 0 my goodness! 0 my goodness! i absolutely MUST do this!
    top of the bucket list for sure!
    love & misses (can't wait to see you my dear...coffee soon?!!)
    mwaaah! peace, love & olives
    lani (& her gypsy girl olive, of course!)