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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

God Blessed Texas

I'm back from the beautiful state of Texas!!! With it's miles of fences...

and fields of the most amazing wildflowers ever!!! I lived in Texas for 3 years when I was a child and my most vivid memory was all the Bluebonnets!!! 

I was so happy to discover they were all in full bloom when I arrived!

Other highlights were the Indian paintbrush...

and of course, the Longhorns!!!! 

then of course... THE SHOPPING!!!!!
These jewelry pieces were done by Paris Montana. I had no idea she was a local girl. I'm pretty excited to discover she is opening a shop right here in old town Scottsdale!!
There were cool things to look at everywhere! From beautiful handmade items....

to great additions for the home...

To tables full of yummy rhinestones and vintage jewelry.

I was on a mission to bring home as much rhinestone ans vintage jewelry findings as I could afford.
(I think I accomplished my goal), but you'll have to wait for another post to see my goodies.  :)

All that shopping was really hard work!!! (Don't you feel sorry for me.) So I took a load off on the coolest vintage bath tub lounge chair!!  To bad the beer was only a prop!!! LOL!

But my absolutely favorite thing, was meeting and hanging out with some of the sweetest gals I've ever met. What a joy they were to hang out with! This is all of us at the Blog Party, minus dear Karen from Some Days are Diamonds, who was feeling under the weather.  :(
We have miss Sandy Navarro of SMN Designs,  Charlene of My Hearts Ease, Susie Hibdon of Vintage Susie and Wings, (Me), Joy Campell from The Joys of Life
Rita (no blog yet), Cindy Craine from Lillys Lace, Riki Schumacher of Riki Jewelry and Diane Cook of Rosa and Josie's.

Next time, I'll show you some of my favorite idea's and inspirations!!


Anne Lorys said...

Looks like you had a fabulous time!

I'm sorry I missed out on meeting you, life sort of got in the way this time. :-)


Linda K. said...

Glad you had a great time, Karen!
I recognise some of the gal's from their blogs. And the shopping, whoa! Swooning over the vintage rhinestone jewelry! Can't wait to see more. And the countryside is beautiful! Love the longhorns!

Linda :)

Angela Richardson said...

Hi Karen,
What a great trip, you lucky girl.
I could have helped with the shopping!
Hugs, Angela.

Vintage Market Place said...

WHat a blast!
So glad you shared your moments with us.
Love that bath tub chaise as well.
Only in Texas.
Can't wait to get down there and roam the fields soon.

Unknown said...

ahhh...looks like a fun time was had by all. that texas country looks sooo gorgeous (never been) and your antiquing extravaganza looked amazing. can't wait for you to share more!

ImagiMeri said...

Hi Karen,

Looks like you had a fab time and if you've got any of the goodies you got for sale.......bring em over on Saturday! Yea I finally get to meet you........wahoo!

See ya'

Leah C said...

I love Texas in the springtime:) Been there quite a few times, but never to Round Top...looks like I'm missing a lot of fun & goodies!! Can't wait to see what you got:)

Rose Garden Romantic said...

Lots of yumminess! I can't wait to see what you brought home!

Lynn said...

Loved all the pics, especially the group. Love putting names/faces/blogs together. On a retirement budget I love to look but most is out of my range, but oh to have been able to capture those wildflowers thru my camera lens. Simply beautiful.

Holly Loves Art said...

Thanks for sharing all the very pretty pictures. Looks like such a fun time! I see several friends in the last picture too and everyone looks lovely!

Betty Ann Harris said...

Wow, fantastic pictures! The flowers in bloom are gorgeous and you looked right at home in that tub/lounger. I'm glad you had a good time on your trip.

Tins and Treasures said...

Good evening, Karen,
Thank you for sharing photos of green grass and pretty flower blooms. We don't have any of that here yet...still some snow on the ground!

It looks like you had a wonderful time! I'm heading over to check out the links of the other girls.

Have a nice evening. ~Natalie

Unknown said...

What a fantastic trip!


Nancy said...

Beautiful photos! I especially love the ones of the Texas bluebonnets.

June said...

Looks like a blast to me Karen! You cutie pie sittin' there in the chaise!!!!!
I can't wait to see your loot.
sending hugs...

Vicki Boster said...

Well - I am just flat out jealous! I have always wanted to go to that flea market - how fun that you got to meet so many other blogging friends! Your pictures are fabulous!

I just got my computer back from the shop. Am going to down load your ebook and will place the photo to advertise it on my blog for you!


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Jane said...

Beautiful scenery, wonderful shopping, and friends - sounds great!

Sheila Rumney said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time! Beautiful pictures!

Vicki said...

Karen looks like you had a blast. Can't wait to see what you purchased. Love the pic of you on that super cool chaise.

Karen said...

Love your pictures. you were too stink in cute sitting there- where was I? Oh YEAH! Shopping close by!
We had such fun! I am so glad I got to hug you in PERSON!
So... Where to next?
Farm Chicks next year?
Put on your thinking cap!!
Big hugs! Karen

Magda said...

You are so happy !!! I like it :) Waiting for more photos

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Fabulous pics... made me feel like I was there..almost anyway! Can't wait to see what you brought home!

Anonymous said...

Hi Karen,
You lucky gal!!! I am dying to go to Texas for some shopping!! So glad you had an amazing time!
Have a wonderful day.

Charlene said...

God did Bless Texas!!!!!!!!! So glad you had fun!!! I had a blast having you here. Every minute was GREAT!!!! I slept in your bed last night because Daddy Darling & Elle were wiggle butts in ours. I thought of you & missed you when I went in there. I saw a photo (from Cindy) of your completed necklace. It changed design from your original thoughts but, you did your teacher proud. HUGS!

The Rustic Victorian said...

Oh what fun! You look fabulous! What a treat! The wildflowers there are the best in the country.
Great photos!


Lea @ CiCis Corner said...

Welcome home! We missed you while you were away, but looks like you had a VERY good time. Can't wait to see your goodies!

Anonymous said...

Hi---or should I say Howdy?
I just discovered your blog. I have just been blogging for about a month now...so still pretty much a newbie. I am a Southern Gal living in Washington State now. But----lived in Houston for 18 years. Both my sons were born there. I am actually heading back for a visit next week. I just wanted to say that you have a lovely blog and---that I recognized the Roundtop Antique Show before I scrolled down to your previous posting and saw that is where it was. Have been to the Roundtop show a couple of times many years ago. Just wanted to say hello. Enjoying your blog. Have a fabulous day! xoxo Kim

Susan Houseman said...

Karen, it looks like you had a wonderful time, I love MP as well, and dream of someday owning anything MP. My husband's family lives in Dallas, and most of my family is in Tucson, Arizona. Two very beautiful states.

Devon Smith-Breidel said...

Had to log on to find out how much fun my good friend had on her trip! We need a girls night soon so you can Show and Tell! Can't wait to see you! xoxo d



An Oasis in the Desert said...

Looks like ya'll had a simply fabulous & fun-filled time. Loved the shopping tour!

Unknown said...

Some.Day. I will get to Round Top.
Until then, I will live vicariously through the great blog posts!

Hyphen Interiors said...

Love those pics. I grew up in Texas. I remember those bluebonnets! And, yes, the shopping is great! Message me and tell me about the great places to go in Phx. I'm relatively new here!

Sharon Lovejoy said...

I loved traveling and shopping in Texas with you and I ESPECIALLY loved the photo of all you great girls. What a ball you must've had.

I found you via one of my newest followers. So happy I did too. I'll try to keep up with you in the future, and I'll peruse a bit of the past.

Aren't those bluebonnets scrumptious?


Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

Unknown said...

Wow! Thank you for the pictures - aren't the Texas wildflowers beautiful? What a bunch of neat stuff, I'm glad you had a good time. I've stayed a while in Fredericksburg, my grandmother was from Llano and her mother was from Round Top - so it's only fitting that I go, right? Keep the pictures coming!


Wow, Karen! It looks like you had a wonderful time here. All that gorgeous jewelry is just AMAZING....and I'm drooling...SMILE. If you mentioned where, in Texas you were, I missed it. Where were you?


bright star said...

Very nice post,you all look very jolly!

Sonya Badgley said...

Hi Karen,
Welcome home! Looks like you had a fabulous time! Wow! I wish I could of went! I am drooling because of the the vintage bling! Oh my goodness! I would have went craaazzeee!
Thanks for sharing and I can't wait to see what you brought home!

Decor To Adore said...

Hi Karen,

It was such a joy to meet you yesterday. Your nest was best~! :)

I appreciate the information you shared about Round Top.

I have added your "How To Build A Beautiful Blog" onto my side bar.

Please check it out to make sure the title/link is what you want.

Be blessed.

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Thank you. Great shots. Amazing collections. WOW.
- Joy

Anonymous said...

Dear Karen-

I am a Texas Girl Living In Tennessee! My parents reside in Fredericksburg, Texas! When I saw those Bluebonnets and Indian Paintbrush flowers I just sighed! My Moms whole front yard is full of them!

I am trying to learn how to blog! I found you today and how I love everything you do!

It is all about a story!

You're Writing A Beautiful One!

By The Way - Scottsdale Ain't To Shabby Either - HUH?


lost coast scrapper said...

Beautiful stuff, I'll bet you had a wonderful time!!!

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