Monday, September 28, 2009

LaBahia Fun!!!!

Well, we are in full swing at the Round Top Antiques Week at LaBahia. We finished packing Thursday morning, Sept. 24 and drove up to the site of our booth. As Troy, Mandy's husband, turned the last corner on our drive up we had a blow out on the trailer. Unfazed, we blew into the parking lot and quickly parked the trailer behind our the gushy mud, with most of the fire ants exterminated by our great friend John that has a booth 2 doors down. We were able to put some carpet down and hang the chandeliers in our booth....before the torrential rains began. Still, unfazed, we went to bed ready for the day ahead. Friday is "set up" day at LaBahia...apparently, no one told the shoppers!!!! Jim, Marci's husband, came back to the camper at 7:20 A.M.....yes A.M. and told Marci and me that a lady was standing at the back of our cargo trailer waiting for us to open the back so she could see what we have inside....EXCUSE ME???? 7:20 A.M. ? Do we have a life???? Ok, so I will say, we have had a FAB. U. LOUS. 3 days so far!!! The booth looks incredible and we are so proud of it...I wanted to share some photos....

We would LOVE for you to come see us this week. You can find us here. We also find a little time to shop ourselves. I found the most incredible little shabby buffet....if it doesn't sell we get to bring it home to the cottage...although...I hope it sells!!! :-)

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Preparing for Round Top Antique Week

We have been busily preparing (scraping, painting, cleaning, and pricing, etc.) for the La Bahia Antique Show to be held September 26th - October 3rd. This show is held during what is referred to as "Round Top Antique Week".

For those of you unfamiliar with the event, it all started with the Round Top Antique show, and has grown to encompass more than 30 miles worth of shows along Hwy 237 from Burton to Round Top to Warrenton. LaBahia has always had a reputation for having quality, and sometimes unusual, antiques. Many collectors say that they find some of the best deals there, too. It is where the "Flow Blue Brothers" set up. You would not believe their amazing collection of Flow Blue. It also has, argueably, the best food. They serve both breakfast and lunch. Indoor restrooms and free parking also make it a popular stop.

We will be located directly east across the parking lot from the concession entry into the old LaBahia hall. We hope many of you will be able to come visit us! Please Note: THE COTTAGE WILL BE CLOSED September 24th through October 5th. We will open again on October 6th - - hopefully with some wonderful new finds!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

I Love It!!!

Remember the "mauve" cabinet????

Well, it only took a couple of weeks, lots of sweat in this Texas heat, a few coats of paint, then some sanding to make it just the perfect shabby. We moved it into the cottage just before Saturday's Antiques on the Lawn show and dolled it up with some fab. u. lous. fall goodies.

It is just the perfect, petite piece for a small cottage or apartment. I would love to see this in a bathroom with towels rolled up and soaps, lotions etc all stacked in it. Wouldn't some soaps in apothecary jars look great?

Here are a few pics of the cottage on Saturday at our show:

We were a little limited with what to do with our outdoor pieces because there was a chance of rain during the afternoon... we were hesitant to put things out. Well, the sun kept shining so we were optimistic and put things out on the lawn, put a tarp on everything and went home. The most horrible storm blew through about 8 pm. Rain, wind, lightning and someone said hail but we never saw hail where we were. The cottage fared well. We had a little incident with a tarp and about 500 gallons of water....uuummm, yeah, just picture that. It all worked out in the wash, so to speak and we were on for Saturday.

This last picture is of our outdoor room. We transformed it into the "French Market". It was sooo cute with our market finds in there.

Our next adventure will be the Round Top/Warrenton Antiques Show. We leave at the end of September. We are looking forward to a great week. For now, come by the cottage and pick up some fall decor for your home, yes the weather is going to be cooler, right??? Hopefully!!!!