Thursday, July 21, 2011

Diggin' Vintage. In Austin!

I hope you’re all in the midst of a fabulous summer.
We’ve just unloaded from our Austin market this past weekend.

It. Was. Bliss.

If you’re a lover of vintage, and you haven’t been to Austin?
Oh my.

My husband and I lived in Austin for a good 10 years before we began traveling with Uncle Sam and Co.

Austin doesn’t just have some great spots for vintage shopping, but the city itself will give you some immense vintage inspiration!

I wish I could have taken pics over the weekend, but I was so busy at the market that my camera never stood a chance.

So…once again I’ll be relying on some awesome bloggers out there who have some noteworthy blogs that I can promote.

First up on Austin’s vintage list is Austin’s City Wide Garage Sale, which is where we were selling this past weekend.

99% of what you’ll find there is pure vintage.

Old-school clothes, furniture, linens, knick knacks, toys, you name it.
The biggest vendors are there for the October, November and January markets, so those are the best months to stop and shop.

This next little tip on vintage picking in Austin is going to get me in big trouble with fellow antique dealers, but here goes...

Burnet Road is a tried-and-true spot where dealers do some of their picking.

There are several places to sift through, so I think a stop here is definitely worth your time.

Here are some places to look out for on Burnet...

Top Drawer Thrift
Assistance League of Austin
Bethesda Resale
Antiques Marketplace (pricier but a fun stop anyway…)

Here’s a nice little write-up on Austin thrift that was just recently posted.
Good stuff!

When you’re done with Burnet Road, you may want to give the Austin Antique Mall a shot as well.

It’s a mere 5 minute drive (if that) from good ol’ Burnet Road and I’ve found some really fun stuff in there.

The place has been there basically forever and it seems like their prices are still very reasonable.

If the thought of vintage food doesn't sit well, bare with me.
For all you foodies out there (I’m definitely one…), Austin has a plethora of food trailers.

Groovy little roadside trailers that host some spectacular eats.

No, the food isn’t vintage, but the whole roadside dining concept certainly is.

I just love roadside spots and I’m thrilled that Denver is finally catching on to this. (now, If only I actually lived in Denver…)

So when you do plan your vintage outing in Austin, here’s a link that will guide you to some tasty trailer-style eats…

Food Trailers Austin

You may want to schedule a trek to Austin on October 22nd for the Austin’s annual Gypsy Picnic.

It’s a fabulous food fest featuring the best in food trailer fun.

Wish I could be there…

I could say sooooooooo much more about vintage and Austin, but I'll save it for another time.

For now, I hope this has inspired you to get your vintage-fix in Austin someday.

Signing off from the toasty Texas hill country for now...back in CO shortly!

Stop by & play!



Thursday, June 9, 2011

A European Sweet Spot

He’s off to foreign lands for a while,

And now that things on the homefront have settled some,
I’m back!

Thanks so much to so many of you who wrote the sweetest comments to me while we were in the midst of his departure!

I’m back to blogging, and thrilled to be here!

So…here we go!

For you travel bugs out there, I need to share with you one of my favorite Euro spots to check out.

See if you can imagine a place such as this…

Blissfully clean streets,

fabulous shops galore (including an Italian outlet mall!!!),

cobblestone paths adorned with fresh fruit and vegetable markets,

your choice of Swiss delicacies or an Italian menu,

and all surrounding a true-blue gigantic lake.

Any clue where this may be?

On the south end of Switzerland, just on the Italian border, is a dreamy little spot known as Lugano.

My American-Swiss friend Brenda took me there just after college graduation, and my senses have never been the same!

Lugano is truly the best of both worlds.

Here are a few websites that will help you plan your trip to Lugano.

Wiki's Info:

Lugano's Official Tourist Site

And one of my favorite bloggers, Expat with Kids.

I had to miss Switzerland on this year’s buying trip, but I’m planning on hitting good ol' Schweiz next Spring! can bet that Lugano will be on the map!

My apologies as these pics are borrowed from other fabulous sites, but it appears that my sweet soldier borrowed my thumb drive…containing all my travel pics.

That thumb drive is now stationed somewhere in the middle east!
Oh well…

As always, thanks so much for tuning in!

Come on over!

504 Main


Tuesday, May 24, 2011

There He Goes (again...)

hi friends.
Just a quick hello and a little explanation as to why I've been absent.
You see, our family is walking into this again...

For those of you who aren't military, this little pic says it all.

He's deploying.

12 long months where I will cram-in as much antiquing, rat-packing, and crafting as possible. (These are the things that get me through!)

So, please excuse my absence these past few weeks.

Family time has been a major priority for us, and I will return to blogville shortly.

Until then, blessings to each of you!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Checkin' In

We're back from a big market day in Denver.

All showered-up, pj'd and ready to read your posts!

Hope you've all had a great weekend!

Happy Mother's Day!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Market Madness

I'm about to post an obnoxious amount of photos here, so I thought I'd explain a little.

Last weekend was our first antique market of the season, and I always take oodles of pictures at each market.

Let me just say that what you see in our Etsy shop is such a minimal representation of what we actually carry. Like, maybe 5% of what we actually have in stock!

So...I wanted to post some pics to show you the fun variety of kitsch that we do have to offer.

First off, you'll always see our little banner hanging around...

Our funky ladders are always loaded!

We like to mix Oma's trinkets with those of Granny's.
They get along well...

Here's Oma's corner...

Foo Foo fit for a queen (or Kate...)

And last, but never least, our Yummy Linens...

Our next market date is Saturday, May 7th at A Paris Street Market, in Littleton, CO.

For those of you who aren't local to us (Colorado!) we just may be in Texas at some point this summer, and we're looking at the possibility of...drumroll...the Country Living Fair in 2012.

We'll see!

As always, thanks for tuning in!
Until next time...

Sunday, May 1, 2011

To Market, To Market...

Hi Friends!

Just wanted to drop a quick note and say that we're at our first market of the spring season this weekend, and we'll be at another next weekend!

I'm actually working on a market post that I'll publish's coming!

Have a wonderful weekend, and if you're in the Colorado area, stop by Monument and see us at the 35th Annual Pine Forest Antiques Show!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Hoppin' Around in Blogville

So blessed to be walking into this Easter weekend!

Instead of working like a crazy-person to publish a new post for the weekend,

I'm taking my sweet time, catching up on my most favorite blog pages, while also finding some new and inspiring blogs to follow.

Wherever you are and whatever your plans, have a wonderful weekend.

Smart and Trendy Moms
A Mommy's Sweet Blog Design Friday Blog Hop

Stalk Hop Friday

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

We have a Winner!

First of all, thanks so much to all of you who played along this weekend, in our fun little vintage giveaway!

My "assistant" asked to help me in doing the actual drawing today.

We were very professional...

And the winner is...

Christie @ Three Pixie Lane!

Here's her cute little blog button, if you want to say hi!


Congrats to Christie!
(A little vintage treat will be shipped to you shortly!)

Ya'll have a blessed week!
I'm off to prep for our first Spring market of the season...more details to come!
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