Tuesday, November 23, 2010

At the Shop Today

Front window:

This is sweet Charlotte. I don't know a thing about her, but I had to have her.


My neighbor brought some gifts to us:
The kids thought it was Christmas when they came home from school and saw all these cookies on the counter. I never buy cookies at the grocery store-I'm just kinda mean like that :)
The neighbor is a hunting guide and also brought us this:
Usually meat doesn't come to me packed in ice in a cooler. I was at a loss as to how to handle this. It's 'axis deer' and supposedly delicious! Can't wait till DH gets home to cook it up. My neighbor Rocks!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

The Beauty of Old Things

I love old things-things with a story, a history, a previous life. I found a vintage patio set this weekend-3 chairs and a table. I had intended to strip it bare and paint it red, but once I started stripping it, all these incredible colors started coming through-Red, yellow, green! These chairs had been painted at least 5 times over the years.

The madness will stop with me! I'm knocking off the rough edges and spraying it with polyurethane.

Texas Renaissance Fair

I have wanted to go to this Ren fair forever! Finally made it and it was definitely an experience.
Here we go-let's follow the pilgrims:

I wonder how much he gets paid for this:
Fairy bells:
He really wasn't scarey:
Oh-Lupe's got a boyfriend!
'Baby' dragon-very elaborate costume. The eyes were pretty creepy though.
The kids needed sword fighting lessons:

How come she got a magic wand?!!
Fairy Godfather:
Isn't he pretty?
Turkey legs!
Call me crazy, but I'm pretty sure this guys costume is NOT authentic:
We looked a long time for this place:
Sadly, no one's hand made it home.
I love the fairies. "It's not nice to tip cows". That was the fairy wisdom of the day.
They should have OWNED this:
The family that gets dressed up together...
She sprouted a tail:
Rickshaw ride to the parking lot was the BEST! (except the rickshaw puller was a little stinky)
Great time! Can't wait to go back next year! I'm thinking I may just wear that chainmail bikini I saw so unmasterfully modeled throughout the venue-LOL

Saturday, November 20, 2010

The Shop Opened!

This is the picture from the paper:
This is a coffee shop/vintage, retro, antique, junque shop. Christine is the coffee therapist, I bring the junque.