Shamefully, I have to admit that I had not attended the market in a few years. Twice while attempting to, major storms kicked up and I turned my car around and headed home. Today, however, gloomy clouds threatening rain were not going to stop me. Wild horses, squirrels, not even insane muskrats could have kept me away! I was actually a little nervous about today. Not only was I giddy about the oodles and oodles of awesome kewl stuff to be had and admired, but I was also going to get to see and meet some of my favorite blogging buds! These are people I've admired since I first started my blog two years ago and discovered theirs. They are like celebrities! Forget Hollywood, forget sports icons. Starstruck? I was Blog Star Struck! I'll get into that in a moment, but first, the market details.
|Hometalk Meetup Tent|
|My awesome narly VIP pass from Lucketts and Hometalk. Now I'll have to practice my queen wave!|
|Design House - look at the gorgeous window box!|
|Design House - LOVE the giant head!|
I actually loved this chaise lounge from East End Trading Company. It was super comfortable and the wood trim was just gorgeous! I would have seriously considered ditching one of my sofas in order to make room for this baby in my home! This vendor had a huge tent filled with so many wonderful items! Here are a few more pictures.
|My stunt double (giggle)|
|My daughter with another fab dress form|
|A different vendor. Lamp shades made from old pattern covers. She had purses too!|
|Must obey the chalkboard!|
|I should have bought this and ridden it around!|
|Adore this chest!|
|Hello Mr. Horse!|
|Look at all the neat doohickeys!|
|I see garden art in this collection!|
We chatted while watching Donna from Funky Junk Interiors assist another Hometalker in building one of her cute wooden tool boxes. I gave her a quick greeting in between her wood cutting. She was so gracious and really into her work. Her passion for reclaiming junk was very obvious! Loved watching her do her thing.
|Donna cutting reclaimed wood to make a tool box|
|I was frowning at my camera which did not seem to want to work. I got me a big ol' cookie puss!|
As we headed towards the exit, I was like a kid not wanting to go to school, dragging my heals. "Wait! I wanted to look at this again! Hang on! I need to see if this is still over here! Oh! I didn't see these yet! I need to check out these fabulous Tolex bar stools! Wow! They have chairs to match!"
|I want to build one of these - it was the coolest thing!|
|Love the tin mirrors!|
|You know that this little cherub stole my heart!|
|o/~ I ain't got no body ~\o (giggle)|
|Fantastic old stove!|
|This old tractor grill would be an incredible wall piece!|
|Stacks and stacks of tin-covered letters and ceiling tiles - drool!|
|Gigantic birdhouses flanked the market entrance - impressive!|
|I think my daughter wanted to live in one of these!|
|The drinks are on me - y'all earned it!|
|Goofing around in what my daughter dubbed the Survivor Hut|