Thursday, September 29, 2011

So what came home with me?

We all agreed on our trip to Round Top that it was more about the conversations and just hanging out together.  But, I did bring a few little treasures home with me.  

Two things were on my list a metal stool for outside by hubbies potting bench.
Can you believe the one above was at the very first booth we stopped at.  Marked $40.00, I asked if they would take $30.00.  Mine.  It is even better in person.

I call these my Americana moments.  Rusty wonderful metal case, the price on the tag was all faded out, so I knew he had had it for a while. I think it said $15.00, he said he could do $13.00, I asked how about $10.00.  Mine.

I think the case will be fun filled with coke and ice on the fourth of July.  The red little metal chair I can see stacked with Christmas presents by the tree, outside with a plant on top, front porch little chair or maybe in the kitchen with tea towels hanging from her arms.  This had no price, I could see top dollar because we were in a real industrial part of Warrenton.  When I asked the guy how much, he said "for that expensive chair",  I knew then I wouldn't be taking her home.  But, when he said $10.00... Mine.

These are really tiny, I guess finger bowls. One is cracked and I will use it as a business card holder at work.  He wanted $20.00 for all three, but with the cracked one he said he would take $15.00.  Mine.

Not on my list, but I have wanted angle wings for some time. I think I may white wash them before hanging them on a wall inside the house.

This was my final purchase of the trip.   I wanted you to see a close up of this plant holder.  See the middle section, it is the side cap from an aisle seat at a New York Theatre.  At least that is the story I was told and I was sold.

Stay tuned... I bought my first can of Annie Sloan chalk paint. CoCo !
The booth owner told me I had to have the newest thing out the plastic pour spout sealer thingy.

Next up more on Chalk Paint and tips.  (Which I will be trying out this weekend on several projects.)  I hope it is as great as everyone says.

I almost forgot, my sister Jill brought us all a little sussie.  From Red Door in Baton Rouge.  She reminded my sister Joanie and I of our own Aunt Carole.  Every time we had a family get together, oh every year or sometimes every other year (she is in Minnesota we lived in Louisiana), Aunt Carole would always pull out surprises from her suitcase.  What a great memory and one we now can continue from her inspiration.  Love you, Aunt Carole.

For more on Round Top, Texas go here and here.  There is also a label from past years.

Sharing with
A Potpourri Party at 2805
Inspiration Friday at the Picket Fence
Fridays unfolded at Stuff and Nonsense
My Romantic Home
Farmhouse Friday at Lauria Anna's Vintage
Funky Junk Interiors
Vintage Inspiration
Feathered Nest Friday


  1. Oh I love that little suitcase...the possibilities!! Little coke bottles would be darling!!

  2. You had a VERY successful shopping trip. I can't wait to see how your projects turn out. Have fun!

  3. great stuff!!! but you know I'm partial to the red. that chair is wonderful!

  4. So many great that red chair :) Visiting from 2805...have a good night, Laurel@chippingwithcharm

  5. That stool is AWESOME! You found some really fun things, and it sounds like you had a blast, too.

  6. What great treasures you foun! Love the americana monent you had and the angel wings too! I saw a number of them but they were all really pricy. I would have stayed longer except for the heat. You have done a really great job posting about the depth reporting! Can't wait til the Spring show!

    Thank you for joining Potpourri Friday! I really appreciate your participation and hope you will make this a weekly stop!

  7. I dream of going to Round Top! I look forward to seeing your "Chalk Paint" projects. A friend just told me it provides a wonderful look and very easy to work with. Thank you for stopping by for a visit. I just became a follower:)!

  8. Love your things~great idea to put business cards in the limoges dish!

  9. What incredible treasures you found! I absolutely love that plant holder and that red chair can just come over and pay me a visit sometime if it wants too. LOL! Thanks so much for sharing these with us at Inspiration Friday this week!

  10. Hey there~ wow I am so loving that darling suitcase!! What a great find and for the price- wow!!! Love your treasures!! Feathered Nest Friday is going on if you want to come share over there too! :)

  11. Love the chair and flag case, wonderful! Laura Cottage and Broome

  12. That little star studded box and red chair are adorable! You came home with some great pieces.

  13. Awesome deals!! I love lots of things! THe box(how cool) chair. wings! You did good!

  14. Looks like you got a lot of treasures Lori. One of these years I will have to go ~ if I can take the heat!! In the mean time I will enjoy your adventures!!

  15. Cute stuff!~ Yesterday I bought a can of regular paint which I have not used in sometime. I have to be honest and tell you, I just did not like working with regular paint anymore. I did not think I would feel that way or notice a difference, however I did~

  16. Thanks for sharing all the fun and linking up with VIF! xo

  17. Wow love that suitcase and chairs, lucky girl!!! Did you take a trailer with you??? We stopped in Houston on the way home and it was cool seeing it from the air...I would love to go back to Round Trip...bucket list!

  18. Just stopping back by to say thanks for linking up at FNF!!:)

  19. Just stopping back by to say thanks for linking up at FNF!!:)


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