okay, okay….so i made my hubby drive me and the kiddos 130+miles with 2 huge boxes of sugary snacks to see what the big deal is about Round Top, Texas and the whole Zapp Hall Warrenton, Texas flea market thingy. OKAY…I GET IT!!! WOW, OH MY GOSH, TOTALLY FANTASTIC. where was my paper bag???? i couldn’t breathe! i was sooooo star struck. so humbled. so overwhelmed with beauty. so taken with junkitis. i couldn’t breathe. everytime i stumbled upon a cool booth, it took more oxygen from my body. by the time we left, i was an ameoba (did i spell that right?).
okay..i took a billion pics. i brought NO cash. i planned to buy nothing because i had the hubby and kids and let’s face it…how much awesome flea stuff can one woman buy with the hubby and kids? i was on a time schedule for each booth. i plan to go back in the fall. i plan to bring cash. i know which vendors i will see. you could spend an eternity at this flea market and still miss something fabulous.
FIRST STOP….ZAPP HALL in Warrenton, Texas. it’s well known for Carolyn Westbrook’s booth, Uncommon Objects, Dead People’s Stuff and the Junk Gypsies….I HAD A CHANCE TO MEET THEM!!!! i acted like a fool. i was star struck. where was my paper bag?????
here is a photo of Carolyn Westbrook’s Booth. she’s known for her linens and fabulous taste in decorating. i love her style…elegant…so sophisticated, but still very cottage and timeworn. love it!
next we were off to the Junk Gypsie’s Booth, but detoured into this fabulous booth. didn’t get their names, but ohhhhh sooooo oooohhh la la vintage gaa gaa. love it….i needed a bag to breathe in for this booth.
after i drooled over all that stuff, we wandered toward the Gypsie’s booth. on the way, zoey had some fun with some pink flamingos! she’s such a junker.
poor arek…all he wanted to do was sit down!! he kept sitting on things that were fragile and expensive. stop already. he couldn’t stop sitting on expensive chairs and sofa in this fabulous group of booths!!!!
loved this booth!!! it’s Theresa’s booth from Vintage Garden Antiques. check out her blog if you want all the insight into the world of Texas Flea Haunting!!!!!! my my….she will load you with incredible pictures of booth displays and store displays of all her favorite shopping places. she has some really cool garden displays!! i lost a picture of her huge birdcage at the front of her booth filled with all kinds of little vintage goodies. sooo unusual.
then it was off to the Junk Gypsies Booth. if you haven’t had time to check out their website and blog…i have it listed in my blogroll…check it out. lots of inspiration from this mother/daughter duo. they have lots of press and for good reason…really fun vintage, texas, cowgirl, funky, hippie, gypsie style. makes ya want to take off your heels and put on some boots and shop till you drop.
after this, we found a booth i just thought was insanely cute….love the barstool covers made from old hankies. i look extremely vintage in this pic too…especially my gray hair. that’s what having kids when you are 40+ will do.
then it was on to Uncommon Objects.…out of Austin, Texas i believe. what funky stuff!!! really different. really unique and junky cool. love the whole vibe of this booth! got really inspired by their vintage garden flair and unusual displays. also a great website to check out! bag for this booth.
as if i hadn’t seen enough (there are fields upon field of vendors!!!!!), i found this incredible booth. the woman who runs does not have a website or a blog. it’s too bad. she’s amazing and her work is sooooo beautiful and unique and i would love to see more!!! her booth and business are call the Tattered Rose. wow!!! so many inspiring shabby things to look at!! she makes amazing mosiacs, pillows, pins, pendants, altered boxes, etc. fab, fab, fab!!! glitter and girly stuff all the way. total 2 breathing bagger. loved it!
my my….what great things. so sweet. okay….so i found a vendor not as sweet and romantic as this, but more family oriented….with some unusual things that were more on the shabby side. my family laughed at me as i took interest in this pitiful, old doll. had i had $5, i would have grabbed her on the spot. i just didn’t have enough time to react and get her. vendor said he’s been dragging her around a long time. looks like it’s been a really long time.
scary….here is arek and me and zoey all enjoying this booth.
i managed to get thru that booth w/out loosing too much o2. no bag needed there. only to help the poor soul that gets scared of that gacky doll.
after all this, we went into the actual Zapp Hall building (i think. don’t quote me on this one) and found this great vendor. Willow’s Nest. also…there is a website for this. LOVE the subtle, vintage, romantic, european chic style of this booth. lots of hand crafted items here and very, very inspiring.
next, we we headedd off to the other side of the road. went to Cat’s Meow, but didn’t take any pics. i think it was in Campbell’s Hall ( i probably got that all wrong). anyway, it was another hall other than Zapp and almost directly across the street. lots of cools stuff again!! i found this vendor and was inspired by all the bright colors and painted furniture. lots of hand painted signs and teacups and mill flowers glued to everything!!! soooooo cute.
and arek….with all the cool stuff to look at…is drawn to the simple things in a child’s world. after this, he just asked if we could go home. guess he’d seen enough. guess i’d seen enough. guess we’d all seen enough. very, very fun and interesting and inspiring day.
as if that isn’t enough, i have easter pictures of the kids i didn’t upload during easter.
that’s all for now. you all come back…ya hear. and bring your bag with you!!