Monday, September 26, 2011

Heat, lamps and shabby chic

We made it to Round Top and let me tell you that preparing for a big show like Marburger in 5 days is a really, REALLY BAD idea. Things have been a little bit tough for us and on top of our mayhem, the heat is about to melt us. It has been 104 degrees for 3 days. That kind of heat to a gal who had a hysterectomy 4 weeks ago and hot flashes have kicked in equals misery. While all the rest of us are burning up, my Daddy has been kissin' it up with his favorite Texas girl, Magnolia Pearl

It's a good thing my Mom is not the jealous type! Robin is such a beautiful spirit and she always makes the show for my Dad. Thank you, Robin. You are a true Magnolia Pearl.

Despite our moans and groans we have been unloading lamps and lamps and

more lamps.
And in between lamps, my Mom unloaded her dried okra. This stuff is like gold out here for her. She sells enough dried okra to fill her wallet. It does look pretty all tied in bunches and arranged in an old wooden box.
I told you that Jay was going to turn in to a lamp!
The heat got the best of us by lunch time and we had to take a break. We decided to ride out to Rachael Ashwell's new store and bed and breakfast, The Prairie.

She had a way of making everything look so fresh and cool. The laundry on the clotheslines made it feel like you were "home".

Wouldn't this be a great place to stay while antiquing in Round Top.

It was all beautiful, as I expected, and I left with a wish list that was a mile long. Tomorrow is our opening day. I hope to have more pictures soon! Lindsey has been busy taking lots of pictures of all the wonderful booths out here at Marburger to share with you.


  1. I love that picture of Robin and your Dad, looks to me like they are KINDRED SPIRITS!!!

  2. Your dad is so cute! The picture of Jay turned in to a lamp is hilarious! Wishing you a great week at Marburger!
    XXX Ido

  3. i am your newest follower! love everything about your blog....esp your dad! cutie patootie!