Monday, September 27, 2010

A Little Road Trip

Here we are with my blogging buddies! L to R: Beth, Me, Jenn and Karla at the Round Top blogger party. Nice to see the real person where it just was a picture before!! And guess what! They are just as nice as they seem on their blogs!! We really enjoyed our brief visit with them both!!

Last week while reading Beth's blog ( )she posted that she and her buddy Karla (http://karla' were going to Round Top. WOW!! Now I know most of you know what Round Top is but for those who don't, it is just the most fabulous antique and flea market this side of Paris. They weren't going primarily to shop but just to see it, absorb the ambiance and meet up with friends.

Beth and I exchanged e-mails and decided that if Jenn and I wanted to, we could meet up at the blogger party that was being given by one of the exhibitors. She said see how you feel on Sunday and if you're up for it take a road trip.

So Sunday afternoon Jenn and I headed out for Round Top. Trying to be sooo organized I went to the Round Top website and printed out the directions how to get there from San Antonio........but
I didn't realize I laid them down on the table and forgot to take them. What an Airhead!!! Needless to say it involved getting thoroughly lost but finally making it there just before the party. In some ways it was for the best!! When I arrived there I was thunderstruck! Talk about over stimulation! Wow! Just the little that I was able to see made me drool! Since finishing the room I am pretty much broke until I get everything paid off. I had 99% of the money but, as usual, there is always some things that you didn't plan for that arise. I just have to get past this before I can go out and buy something I like without feeling guilty! I've included some pictures that I took. These are not representative of the whole show which if fabulous. Just some of the things between the party and the car. Hopefully you'll enjoy just looking at the next few pictures.....

Aren't these light fixtures really cool!

If you can't find a great antique bed here it just doesn't exist!!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Changing Things Around

There is an old adage that goes..the best laid plans of mice and men often go a rye. That is what I found out when I started to use my new room. It looked fabulous but when I started using it as a craft room it fell a little short. Nothing was readily available and felt somewhat awkward. I've had to "tweek" it a bit. That involved moving a lot of things around. I moved the family area around and consolidated it a little, expanding the craft side more. I spent the majority of yesterday rearranging furniture and seeing what looked best. I'm going to live with this arrangement for a while and see if this works better before I make it permanent. I guess time will tell........ Any thoughts??