I graduated highschool with Tex. He retired at an early age as an accountant for Atmos Energy. He always was a brainiac. He came back home to care for his mom after his dad was killed in a tragic auto accident that left his mother in need.
I really like and admire him. I always have.
He has taken our old furniture store and filled it with booths that are full of the most interesting things. I think his sister combs the garage and estate sales in Amarillo and you just never know what you might find. He has a Flea Market the 1st weekend of every month.
I have a booth..sort of a cheap way to store all my things I don't have room for in my garage and if they sell great..if they don't I will bring them to 822 later when I'm done with my reno.
This is what I bought last weekend...ha...I go in to pay for my booth and always come out with some great finds! Something isn't quite right about what I just wrote? How do I have room for it?
Today it is raining and I hurt my neck trying to move an old heavy mirror purchase (not shown) off my ipad cord so I am piddling with purchases and my camera. Some fun stuff...almost as fun as arranging my soap.
Do you spy the little copper jello mold? I did polish it a bit. Lots of the white dishes came from Tex Kopke's Flea Market.
I love to buy one-sie or two-sie dishes and glasses (Hint: if you care if they're chipped use fingernail polish..yep it even comes in green, purple and turquoise these days and is better than a white chip)
Ok..I'm going to pretend I'm Delores at
she creates the most amazing table-scapes that leave me so inspired. I know one thing I'm missing
I bought these really pretty plates..just two of them and put with things I already had..so sweet and springy
I like blue and pink together and I really like pink and silver
(even my table cloths come back heavily starched...maybe I will buy an iron next month)
I have lots of bumble bee and garden stuff
the flatware has bees on it..it's what I use everyday
but the main thing I was looking for when I went to Tex Kopke's Flea Market this time was this...
I have a little bride getting married this summer and she shall have a very fancy picnic basket
I love to make these whimsical gifts for new brides..
two dinner plates
two dessert plates
two wine glasses
vintage silver for two
table cloth and napkins...as pretty as you can find
a bottle of fine wine with a corkscrew
and a sweet little vase to put in some wildflowers found on the picnic
with love from