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,


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    1. THANK YA kindly, Susan! Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a lovely comment. Peace, love, and all the good stuff to ya, sweet friend.

  2. Oh good all looks fab. Just once (at least once) I'd love to make it out to West Texas for a look see and to just absorb it all.
    I ain't trying to pull the wool over your eyes when I say..."Good Job!"
    My daughter Jenn will be setting up at the Pinkalicious show and I'm hoping my doctor will let me go. Maybe I'll get to see you and get a hug. Some how I missed getting one at Zapp.

    1. Hey, Sweet Deb--Yeah, ya gotta get out to POTP--it's definitely worth the drive and a little dust in the wind!! So many wonderful vendors we don't usually get to see out our way. Thanks for your lovely words, dear lady. You just keep getting better everyday--I miss seein' ya in blogland/fb/and in person. Hope to see ya at Pinkalicious...but I'm not above finding Jenn and giving her a BIG hug to pass on to you well know! ;) Love ya, sweet lady! Hope to see ya soon!xxoos

    2. all wonderful as usual,my imaginary shopping bag is full of all the goodies i have bought x

  3. wonderful as usual,my imaginary shopping bag is full of the goodies ive bought X