Tuesday, April 30, 2013


Hey, Y'all!! I'm tickled PINK to have been a vendor at the first ever Pinkalicious Vintage Prom and Antique Show at Anna Acres.

Anna Acres was the perfect venue for this glitzy bash hosted by Texas Trash Jewelry.
During the Prom Friday night,the band, Southern Cross, played blues, country, and rock in an old barn lit with tiny twinkle lights and chandeliers.  

Prom attendants wore vintage prom attire, including 
lots of lace, rhinestones, ruffles, satin, and even a few white tuxes! 

Texas Trash Jewelry hosted this awesome market of  more than 50 vendors. From her funky decor in the barn and prom 
area to her fabulous vintage trailer, the stage was set for FUN!

There was no shortage of 
lacebling, and all things PINK!
Garden Cat Vintage was all about white 

wickerhot pink roses, and lots of vintage garden junk!

There were lots of wonderful vintage trailers...like this one owned by The Girl on the Go!
  Dee Dee Style was there with her special creative shirts and jewelry.

And y'all know it's a Junkin' Party when Girls Gone Junkin' are there!
 Girls Gone Junkin' had so much cool stuff from 
funky vintage wares to pink flamingos to hot summer junkin' fashions. It was a plethora of vintage goodness all around! 

"I believe in pink. 
I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner.
 I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. 
I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. 
I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. 
I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles." 
Audrey Hepburn

Until next time, sweet friends--
Peace, love, and all
 the good stuff to y'all!

Thursday, April 18, 2013


Hey, Y'all! 
QUESTION: What do you get when you mix some cute sheep, a wool warehouse, clothing, repurposed items, jewelry, vintage and antique items with west Texas hospitality, amazing vendors, and the wonderful women of Petticoats on the Prairie?

ANSWER: Whimsy at the Warehouse, of course!
Our booth, Garden Cat Vintage--so happy
most everything was sold by Saturday afternoon!

We were honored to be among some 70 hand-picked vendors for this incredible show in what was once a 
All the way from New Mexico, Perspective never fails to
 have the most incredible booth and  awesome items.
Kohls Custom Painting was full of cool vibrant
 furniture and must-haves for the hacienda.
Some of the lovely items at A Cut Above Crosses.
forgotten old wool warehouse in Ballinger, Texas. Thanks to Stan and Gayle Bickel this 

This was the Bickel's booth at Whimsy. However,
they also have a  great shop in downtown  Ballinger.
 old building has been given an updated look while 

keeping the fabulous historic details that make the old 

wool warehouse so fantastic. 

One of the many cute sheep around the
 warehouse--a reminder of the building's former life.
 Here's a glimpse of our Garden Cat Vintage.
booth as well as many of our friends
Sisters, Elaine and Betsy of Sisters Treasures
 had a beautiful collection of swoon-worthy
garden wonderfulness and plenty of other fabulous treasures.
Incredible wine bottle wind chimes!
Stormi Greys had a fun, whimsical booth.
Libby of Flash and Trash gives thrift store pieces
 and vintage tablecloths new life as luscious fashions. 

A special THANKS to the customers who came from near and far to experience all the whimsy for themselves. Thanks to the vendors who work to keep the dream alive and continue to inspire.  A huge THANK YOU to Stan and Gayle Bickel for "dreamin' big!" And finally,  to the Rodeo Queens of Petticoats on the Prairie, a heart-felt, sincere Merci Beaucoup for creating and growing this renowned premier vintage market in west Texas

Now, I'm reloading GARDEN CAT VINTAGE with all things PINK, sparkly, and GARDEN and headed to a most bodacious PINKALICIOUS PROM and ANTIQUE SHOW in ANNA, TX!

Until later sweet friends,

Monday, April 8, 2013


Hey, Y'all! Hope Spring has found you in your neck of the woods/prairie. Spring has definitely made its way in all its glory to the Brazos Valley and south central Texas prairie--it has been resplendent with a bounty of Bluebonnets just in time for Texas Antiques Week. This go-around I was only able to do a little junkin' due to family scheduling and threatening spring thunderstorms. Never-the-

less a junker has to do what a junker has to do--wear your rain boots and junk FAST! Here's a glimpse of what I saw in the lovely cow pastures at the Warrenton and Zapp Hall Antique Shows. 

Love this little vintage trailer!

Junkin' to your heart's desire!

Got skates?  I'm thinkin' Roller Derby fun for all. 

This great old truck body reminded me of "Old Blue,"
 Jimmie Rae's trusty vintage truck. It was for sale
as an architectural  piece! Pretty cool. 

This is a fun combo of cool sign with concrete statuary
and olive trees.  They had  wonderful garden stuff.

Here's the inside of their booth--fab french garden items!

The one and only incredible Jill Suzanne!! A wonderful creative soul and person. 

The entrance to Jill Suzanne's whimsical venue.

The Girls at Junk Gypsy had their usual
AWESOME vibe goin' on. Love this star-spangled vignette!

A Junk Gypsified rockin' picnic vignette.

The Junk Gypsies always have a FABULOUS photo booth.  Smile!
Wouldn't ya love to do a little JUNK dreamin' here?
 Find the goods at Junk Gypsy--www.gypsyville.com

And don't forget the Junk Gypsies' "Large Marge!" 

Sharin' some LOVE from the cow pastures of Warrenton Antiques Week!

Isn't this a lovely table scape using lots of cool vintage items? Love the colors!

The Girls at Rodeo Royalty Roadshow had a fantastic
Americana, gypsy-soul, funky booth--including this amazing gypsy wagon!

 This is their granny's crocheted doily inspired sofa--very cool! 

As the clouds got darker and the wind picked up, I took the cue and headed back to my SUV with my fresh treasures, giant ice tea from Royer's, and happy Junkin' vibes in my heart. 

I know the magic will happen in the cow fields again in a few short months.

 Until next time, sweet friends...
Peace, love, and all 
the good stuff to y'all!