Tuesday, September 28, 2010

One post ~ One short story...

Me? A short story? never.

I know you are thinking that I can NOT write a short story to save my life.  And for the 99% of you that agree with that, you are correct and you know me well!

I'm going to "try" and keep this short and sa-weet because I have a lot going on this week.

PLUS...what happens in Texas really does stay in Texas! ;)

So this is my short story about my weekend in Warrenton ~ Round Top, Texas (and I'm stickin' to it)




Once upon a HOT Autumn day, a little Cajun girl was lost in the antique fields of the Lone Star State.

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CUT: She wasn't really "lost" in the fields.

She learned from the best of how to find her way around in the huge sea of rust and chippy-ness, thanks to her fairy junk mother. She knew exactly where to park, where to eat, where to shop, and who to see.

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However, the little Cajun girl wasn't all alone.

A quest of one shortly turned into a quest of four...

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Beth, Karla, Me, & Lisa

They traveled bravely through narrow highways, dusty fields and very hot temperatures on the lookout for this...

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and this...

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  They found quite a lot of beautiful things, got lost, ran out of money, borrowed money from each other, wrote lots of checks, used plastic where available and lugged shopping carts full of goodies for miles and miles ... and proudly I might add.

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CUT: The Cajun girl bought a FaBuLouS vintage Clark's spool cabinet, thanks to the keen eye of Lisa Marie.

It is still in the back of the Suburban and it so deserves a post of it's own which will be coming soon ;)

Everything they looked at was screaming to them "Take me Home".

They could hardly hear themselves think.

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So darn tempting but it was so early yet...they still had two full days of shopping ahead of them!

Okay...maybe one or two more (little) things won't hurt, right?

(note the little fingers on the bottom left below. Sold!)

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The little Cajun girl was just ecstatic looking at all the beautiful things in tent after tent, mile after mile.

She could barely keep up with the others and certainly could have plopped herself on this beautiful sofa for a short nap.

She even thought about taking it home several times, but then someone would have had to sit on the roof to get back home.


She huffed and puffed and kept on walking in fear of missing out on the deal of the century.

    CUT: Because the little Cajun girl's friends were so generous, they shared their finds with her when she whined about them finding the good stuff first.

The rule of "I saw it first" did not apply when she was around ;)

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Whispers of her being a "big baby" were heard behind her back, but that was okay...she didn't mind ;)

She walked with her camera in hand and was just as content at capturing all of the beauty that surrounded her with every step she took.

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The little Cajun girl had some big shoes to fill as she promised a good story with lots of photos to share upon her return to blog land.

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Catching a second wind of energy, the quest of four turned into a quest of six as they were accompanied by Anne as they made their way to the Blog Party Queen, Miss Theresa of Garden Vintage Antiques...

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Lisa, Karla, Anne, Beth, Me & Theresa

CUT: Karla is not napping. My photos of us are limited as her eyes are always closed during a photo op ;)

Soon the little Cajun girl and her friends were off shopping once more...

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And after viewing the photos in her camera once she returned home, she sat and cried because she forgot to go back and pick up a few of her favorite items that she was debating on.

One of which was this beautiful vintage thread box filled with tatting...

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And the other was this old Smithsonian box...

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(sniff sniff)

While looking through other inspirational photos that she had taken, such as this one below, the little Cajun girl seemed to get over her sadness rather quickly...

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Everything was so beautiful.

Speaking of beautiful, the little Cajun girl had the honor of spending some quality time with her first blog friend ever...

Suzanne and her beautiful daughter, Elizabeth...

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CUT:  These two girls are just FaBuLouS in every way!!!! I loved LOVED hanging out with them. They have such a beautiful Mother-Daughter relationship...they totally make me smile!




Who said that Antiques Week was just for shopping?

There was a party to go to every night!!!

Friday night was at Clutters in Warrenton...

The little Cajun girl had a date with the lace!

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Saturday night was at Leftover's in Brenham...

It was a photographer's dream!

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and Sunday night was the event of the season...

~The Blog Party at Zapp Hall~

Hosted by Theresa, this was the biggest blog party yet.

Special guest of honor was the famous Carolyn Westbrook!


She was signing her new book and yes, the little Cajun girl got her very own signed copy!

Other "famous" attendees were:

Vintage Susie who traveled solo from Southern California to come play!!!!

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Gwen from French by Design...

Dang! I love this girl!!! Oui Oui!!!

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Robelyn and Malisa...Two of my favorite CRAZY girls!!!

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Meet my Louisiana twin (haha)

Adrienne...Miss Louisiana!

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And as much as I hate to show myself, here I am again with my favorite girls...

Susan, Elizabeth, Me and Suzanne

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I'll be so honest with you. I was SO busy hugging and talking with everyone, I really didn't take many photos with my own camera, so many of my friends are not shown here :*(


I bet if you click here, there will be lots of photos for you to enjoy if you wish to be "more nosey".

Amy was clicking away at the party and after all, she IS a FaBuLouS photographer so you can't go wrong with a click to go see what beans she's going to spill!!!

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Until next time, this little Cajun girl is tired but she's one busy baby this week... 

I returned from Texas yesterday, today is/was The Man's birthday, our high school Homecoming is all this week and also, it's The Man's 25th class reunion this weekend. whew.

FRIDAY, October 1st is my 4oth birthday!

So needless to say, we have parades and parties to go to :)))

I'll be back here as soon as I can. Matter of fact, I still have to show you all what I came home with. Everything is still in the back of the Suburban. Even my suitcase(s). All I've done since I've returned home was open a new toothbrush to use...the rest can wait to be unloaded ;)

Until then, have a wonderful week and click on all the blogs above. Everyone has a story to tell and some of those gals are still over there having fun. The show doesn't end until Sunday so I'm sure there is still lots of partying going on!!!!

I can't wait until the Spring to go again :)))


(Well, not really. I still have some more beans to share.)

Some um-um good beans!


Leanne said...

maybe I should channel whiny baby for a second here: "I wanna go, I wanna go, I wanna goooooooo!"


Thanks for allowing me to live vicariously :)

Sandy Navarro said...

What a great time! I can't wait til Spring when I get to go w/you! OMG! SO EXCITED!!

AND I'm pretty sure there's some FabUlousness coming your way this week, birthday girl!

Love ya!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I am so going next year! I can't go in the spring as my grandbaby is due then but watch out next fall.

Burlap Luxe said...

I have enjoyed getting to know you and your site.
very inspiring.
I will return to follow.

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Gorgeous pictures, Jodie! You're such a good girl taking them for us!!! I would probably forget because I would be so busy checking out every treasure around.
The spool cabinet sounds fabulous and it will be fun to see what else you bought. I'm glad you had such a great time and met all those sweet friends!
Happy Birthday to your hubby!

Lisa Phillippi llelsik@aol.com said...

The drool is dripping from my chin...I had almost talked myself out of going up for the day on Thurs. because I can't find anyone to go with me...but now I am just gonna put on my big girl panties and go by myself!

Dorthe said...

this was indeed a short-story :)as I`m sure there could have been tons of many more storyes and photoes, to share , lol-
so great to see all of you having fun,sharing memories, and "running" for good stuff-I`m happy this was`nt shorter, as I really wants to see more!!!!
Happy week- with man and everything else.

Hope Ellington said...

Yah...that was pretty short?????? Love every photo of it...wish I was shopping with you...but the spool cabinet would have so been mine!! Thanks for sharing.

Vicki said...

What a way to start the 40th bday celebration! I can't wait to see what is in the back of that suburban. The photos are great. I just stole your "thinking about starting a blog button" - love it. I wrote my first post this week. I'm finally not stalking everyone anymore. Enjoy all the fun ahead this week.

Theresa said...

Well, you just insist on having fun without me:) I love looking at all of these pictures and the fun you ladies had! One of these days I am gonna pop in for some fun too!

Have a fun day and I am looking forward to more stories about the trip!


Jessica at Kids Napping? I'm Scrapping! said...

I love your adventures! One day, I'm so going to pester you by joining you.
(Oh the tatting... The tatting!!)

Beth Leintz said...

Oh little Cajun girl, you tell a great story, but it's even more fun to be in the story with you- I had such a good time, your fairy junk godmother taught you well. xox, Beth

A Cottage Muse said...

Thank goodness you can't tell a short story ~ I loved looking at all of it and want to see more!! Happy early Birthday Jodie!

" SHABBY JUNK" said...

I enjoyed it all.I live in Royse City, Texas. Wish I had been there.By the way I love Louisiana.:ooks like u had a wonderful time! Maybe next year for me. Keep the great photos and stories coming! ~judy~

Linda said...

Enjoyed your a'hem "Short" story!! :) As I read along and enjoyed all of the photos, I kept wondering where in the world do you find such great places to visit and how do you know all of these people??? I have one close friend, that's basically it and my weekends are spent solely with my husband and our family. But.... I would love to visit such sales ~ we have nothing that even comes close to that here.

Hope you have a great remainder of the week! :)

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Jodie, what a fantastic blog post - just love it! Thanks so much for sharing your fabulous trip to the Texas shows with us. I just loved it when I went last year and miss it terribly. Can't wait to see what you brought back home with you!

Petite Michelle Louise said...

oh..you make me smile! that was a great post and well worth the read! I got to enjoy all the fun vicariously through you! What a blast! (and what a haul!) If i forget to say it on friday...Bonne Fete!"

she dreams big! said...

Okay, okay, I can't stand it! I am so going to go in the spring! Wish I had friends to go with, I always have to do it alone cuz no one I know appreciates this kind of fabulosity! So be prepared - your group just may have a stalker follow you around! Now, show us your loot!

kana said...

Ohhhh, it all looks like so much fun and to see all of your friends! If you go next year, I may have to join you. Have a very Happy Birthday!!!

Tamarah said...

Hello Jodie....!

I'm sitting here with BIGGEST smile on my lips....I remember seeing you at Theresa's blog party....You were smiling away having a GREAT old time....I WISH I'd had the chance to come over & have a good old gas bag with you.... :o) !!

I was ALSO at the Clutter party & was THRILLED you had pics as I didn't take a ONE....!!

I want to come over again in May so HOPEFULLY, we'll get together then....!!

Cheers for now Lovey from Australia,
Tamarah :o)

Tina @ TinyBear said...

Wonderful post Jodie - I LOVED reading it. Love all the photos - wish I had been there too and meet up with you and Anne and Lisa and.... Looks like sooo much fun.
xo Tina

the gypsy chick said...

Oh my goodness Jodie! I am going to start shadowing you on this trip! You find the best stuff! Sorry I was a little late on posting my pictures, I am still tuckered out from our trip!!!! I am so glad that we got to sit and visit for a little bit though! I can't wait to see you again in the spring! Also I think that mom & I are defiantly going to the paper cowgirl retreat in June!!!! So excited!

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Living in the story was much too short, it went by too quickly for me!!

E. Charlotte said...

What a wonderful story! Your trip sounds fantastic and I bet you found some amazing treasures! Thanks for taking us along for the ride! :D

Karen Valentine said...

No can do a "short little post" like you my friend!!! LOL! What a wonderful time you must have had with all(well, maybe not ALL) your BBB's!!!
I can't wait to hear the next chapter in the story!

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

I just adore your little story, and I'm so thrilled that I got to be a part of it!

Your images are simply stunning, little Cajun girl. :-)

And yep, my pics of Karla are always eyes closed, too!!!

Love ya bunches!

Jane said...

Hi Jodie,
Loved reading your post and seeing all the wonderful photos. It definitely looked like a good time was had by all!!
Happy 40th Birthday. I hope you celebrate in a big way!

Tarnished and Tattered said...

Oh JoDie!!!!!!
I love the story. Mostly I love looking at these pictures cuz they take me right back. (I missed that box of tatting, I musta been in the porta potty) It was a perfect weekend. The best! Thanks for taking us around & for putting up with a messy roomie. Love you!!!
Lisa Marie

Anonymous said...

You are such lucky ladies! It looks like you all had a wonderful time!
Diane ( my first time visiting)

Rustique Gal said...

You can so! Great story and great pictures. But most of all I can see what a GREAT time you had! How FUN!

Lucy - By the Hill said...

First time here and your blog is so much fun!
I am going to follow you so I don't miss anything!
Love the pictures!!!

Kelly_Deal said...

Looks like such a fun time!

vintagesusie & wings said...

I love your sweet story about the little cajun girl & I loved meeting the little cajun girl in person. To be able to give her & her glorious brown velvet shirt a squish, to hear her sweet cajun accent & now to wish her the happiest of birthdays. I love the picture of us & will proudly steal it as a wonderful memory of meeting my sweet Jodie from Louisanna...
Love ya girl,

Susie Q

Linda said...

Wow, this just looks like the best kind of fun~ great friends and lots of goodies...

pinkroses said...

Hi Jodie!
It was so good to see you in Texas...glad we had some girl time!! We LOVE you!!
xoxo suzanne & elizabeth

trash talk said...

My sweet Crazy Cajun...you're not a whiny baby...you're my baby!
Don't believe me? You and I are the only two I know of who think less than 500 words is a short story! Let's face it...we love to talk and talk we did...for the too short time we got to be together. Looking forward to the next meeting-up. I can't get enough Jodie-time.
I LOVE you!

FairyFiligree said...

You are exactly one year & 1 day older than my little brother who turns 39 today. so Happy Birthday! & loved reading your story - it sounded like a fun, fun, girlie day for women. I especially loved that picture with all that old lace hanging suspended... what a gorgeous idea. Wish I was there.......Remember your second life begins at 40 and it gets better all the time....

Embellish said...

Oh I am soooo glad you stopped by my blog. I have enjoyed my visit. You are so talented and I love your sense of humor!!! I have not met Flippery but, I blog stalk her since, she is so creative. We live on opposite sides of the city but, I sure hope I get to meet her someday!!!

T's Daily Treasures said...

Only you, dear Jodie, can tell a story so well. Not short, but definitely sweet all the same. Your photos are always gorgeous!What fun you all had! And great shopping to boot.

Wishing you the happiest of days! Hard to believe Ocober is upon us. Happy 40th! Birthday blessings, Tammy

Pam @ Frippery said...

I am so freakin jealous I can't stand it. Of course we all know you know how to get what you want so I am glad the girls were willing to share their finds. You know your month of being spoiled is coming up tomorrow so no worries that you won't be lavished in goodies. Happy Birthday to Thad and Happy Birthday MONTH to you! You really do not look anywhere near 40 girl. Umm is that a chin hair I see sprouting? Just kiddin. Love and hugs. I miss you, Pam

meleen dupré said...

dang, i miss you!!!!!.....i love it all miss jodie!!!

hugs from ny,

Rose Brier Studio said...

Well it wasn't short, but it sure was sweet! If I'm really good can I go next year, can I, can I? Sounds like you all had a fabulous time. Can't wait to see the Clark's spool cabinet. I want one so bad, but haven't found one at a price I was willing to pay.
It's fun to be back visiting,

June said...

This was definitely short! hehe! but I didn't mind a bit, since it had some of my best girls in it. you have got to love Lisa, Anne, Theresa, Karla, etc. Did you see my Sweetpea Shelley? Your pictures are just gorgeous Jodie. Next best thing to being there. Thank you so much for the great post...again!
hugs to you...

kayellen said...

oh you ladies looked like you had a wonderful time!! sooo many treasures!! How did you choose what to bring home???

How cool you got to hang with my mermaid girlfriends Beth and Karla...!!

Thanks for sharing your adventure with us all ~~

Take care Jodie,

Kay Ellen

Diane said...

So tired and back at home myself, but will have to wait a little bit to post~I am pooped!
Wished you could have come visit me at Marburger~maybe in Spring 2011~I will be in an annex of Tent W with my friend, Agnes, of Wilde Weedz =)))
Nice to meet you btw!

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

So glad you got to come out to the party. It really was a great turn out. And you found some wonderful things.