Thursday, September 30, 2010

Round Top - Flowers

While at Round Top Flea Market, of course flowers, silk and real caught my eye.  So many creative ways to display your flowers. I can't choose a favorite.  But, I am ready to add some mum plants to my front porch.

Ideas.. burlap bows, iron chairs on hay laying sideways, silver coffee pots filled with flowers plus stuff. Makes you realize you can go outside the box for containers.

How much more eye candy can there be you say... Still to come, wood, furniture, fabric, china, misc...and my haul.

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Porch and Garden Party

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Napkins I'm using now

OU - texas Weekend!

Boomer Sooner!

Lynley bought them!  Our OU graduate.

OU ranked 8th, texas ranked 21!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Round Top - White

If you plan on coming down, the market is in Spring around the end of March and Fall around the end of September.  Round Top is population 79 or something like that, maybe 81 by now.  Finding accommodations is a bit of a challenge.  BandB's are booked years in advance. Very few hotel choices. We drove to Giddings, TX about a 20 minutes from the fields to stay at a very old Ramada. Luckily you don't spend much time in your room.  

During the two weeks, probably about 20,000 shoppers show up for preview week and antique week.  It is in the middle of NO where, the closest large city is Austin about an hour and half away.  Dallas was a four hour drive for us.  We got to spend three days, two nights. If you come in springtime  the drive is loaded with Bluebonnets in the fields. Our state flower.

There is just so much to see.  I'll start you off with White, so put on your sun shades it going to be bright.

I want to go back, it is still going on....

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Round Top - an explanation

There are several ways to describe the Round Top Antique Show.

Miles and miles of fields
Tent after tent after tent
Texas heat
Junkin' Bonanza
Canton on steroids
Sadly, happens only twice a year (but good for the bank account)

Pitty Pat's Porch pics below.

Whatever you call it and wherever you are, you must put this one on your bucket list and get here.
I think I took 200 pictures.  I will be editing for days and I have decided to break them into categories..
furniture, fabric, white, china, flowers, misc.

More posts are coming but a few pictures to make you want more.

Frankly Scarlet, get out of my way I'm buying that not you!

No, I didn't push anyone over.  It was way too hot and they would have been sweaty, just like me.  I can't tell you how many times we heard, "man it is hot".... and humid!
But we survived and I can't wait to share the fun with you.

Here was part of our group... after our picnic lunch. These girls can cook! Three sets of sisters in this picture.  Me, Joanie.. Melissa, Ann Marie, Laine and Taylor.  There were four other sets not shown.

The nice folks in this air conditioned tent forced Melissa and I to sit and melt into these down pillows.

It was so comfy... we almost fell asleep....

This is were we met for our first night Happy Hour... behind Zapp Hall.

That's all for now, I have to go edit some more pics.  

Monday, September 27, 2010

Thanks for my Flora Doora

I got a sweet surprise in the mail.  Thanks, Jane with Flora Doora!

Go here to see more of her great creations.  She makes these fabric bags that are plastic lined and you can fill with flowers.  I got mine in the mail and immediately did!  

This is hanging by my coffee pot, perfect match to the antique china pitcher in the background.

Hubby thought it would make a good remote holder too. I humored him.

Thanks for my Flora Doora, I love her.
To see more ideas and creations go to Jane's site here.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010


Did anybody else notice?..... It happened silently and slowly, but it happened. 

91 - September 7th - Katypatm
92 - September 8th - Chris
93 - September 15th - Venessa
94 - September 16th - Tamara
95 - September 18 - Deb
96 - September 19 - Lynn
97 - September 20 - La
98 - September 20 - Bella Michelle
99- September 20 - Sheila

Yikes my Lord, took me so long....

One Hundred Followers - love everyone of them.
Miss 100 is
Karen from Places of my Heart
How perfect ... both our blog titles have heart!

Karen will be receiving a little surprise.  She has a beautiful blog.  I guess she found me from An Uncommon Slice of Suburbia where we both posted our front doors.


Ohhh... My Heart with Pleasure Fills... even at the tiniest of things.
Thanks to all 100....You had me at Hello!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Texas sized flea market

I'll be there Friday!  Round Top, TX here we come.


Cows on the other side of the pond, out of sight.

Get here if you can.  

Have you been?

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Sunday, September 19, 2010

Sneak Peek

Sneak peek at a project I am almost finished with.

Found on the side of the road story to follow.

Waiting on someone with a saw to finish her up.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Pumpkin Cake!

If you have a Costco you can go now!  I don't know how to pronounce it but Krusteaz, makes a pumpkin quick bread mix.  The back of the box had a recipe for pumpkin cake, it sounded way easy and I had all the additional ingredients already on hand.  

Has four bread pouches.  You use one for the cake.  You have to have one of those jelly roll pans.

Frosting, yes butter, yes cream cheese, yes powdered sugar, yes yum!

Once cut into three even rectangles you spread the frosting between two layers and you are done.

We went to my sister's last night for a birthday celebration.  Luckily she already had a cake, so I popped this one in the fridge, after we test tasted of course.  Hubby said it was much better cold.  (his second piece later that night)  

Recipe below:  Only thing I added extra were pecan pieces.  The box advertised "made with real pecans", they were ground up, so I really needed some chunks added.  

Triple layer Pumpkin Cake

1/2 cup water
1/3 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs
one pouch Quick Bread Mix

8 oz. cream cheese softened
1/2 cup butter, one stick softened
1 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla

Bake 350 degree oven for 13-16 minutes.  toothpick test.  Let cool and cut into three even rectangles.  Spread frosting between two middle layers, sprinkle with powdered sugar.  Refrigerate left overs.

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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

All are welcome

I have put out the new welcome mat and spruced up the front porch.  Welcome all... Welcome Fall.

Sneak peek.... up close of chair with layers of baskets and pumpkins.

Boring, dirty Before....

Did I mention very small front porch, really just a step up.
After full porch shot below.

Full shot of re-decorated front porch.  Told you, we're talking small.

Now close up vignettes.

Yes, keeping the OU flag up for football season, Boomer Sooner!

The iron crown with ivy is from LaurieAnna's Vintage in Canton, TX. (Full shot in above picture.)

The wood look side table is from Wisteria.

Love this iron piece above the chair, filled it with fresh silks and an HB wire basket.

Chair, Ikea.  I went back for more, but it is a special item.  Once sold out they are gone.  I'm hoping next spring they will have them again.  I have two and want four, maybe six total.  They were $14.99.

Happy Fall Y'all.

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