After 3 days in Antique Heaven, I have returned to the real world. The Zapp Hall Antique Show in Warrenton continues to be everything it is hyped up to be. Good stuff, good people. Staci and I called Theresa's space our home base. We checked in each day with Theresa and then headed out. She IS the Queen Mother, don't ya know? Between sales, Theresa snapped this pic of Staci and I in her booth. Can you see how glorious her space is?
We meandered over to the Bar W field where we visited with Andy of Found Around Fred's World. Here, he sits in his Rose Garden. The man put together a really fun look with mattresses on end and top. There's even a ceiling fan in there! Next to Andy were Renee, the Junk Queen and Donna from Curious Goods. Let's just say, I had to go get my pickup truck after shopping with these three! Lots of great stuff to be had.
On the Bar W side, bordering Zapp, is Mark with his birds. Mark is from Arkansas and he was one interesting character to visit with. He told us that all of the birds have names. Birdella. Birdie. Birdadette. He's talented and clever! Be sure to click on the picture to "go large". The detail on these birds is something to behold.
Of course we paused from shopping for a few hours to play at The Blog Party hosted by Theresa of Garden Antqs Vintage. What a blast! I met new folks. Put faces to names. I'll have a post later this week of just the blog party. It will be a challenge to remember who everyone is in the pictures! Theresa knows how to put on a party. We had a wonderful time. The highlight of the weekend? I saved the best for last...
Baby Witt made an appearance at Zapp Hall. Yes. He even came to the Blog Party and let us all ooo and aaah over him. He slept through it all, but I'm sure he felt the love.
Check out his old man, plaid pants. It took me a while to realize he wasn't wearing suspenders! There is a gadget on my blog for Baby Witt. If you are unfamiliar with his family and his daily miracles, go over and check it out. His short life has brought together lots of strangers with the sole purpose of praying for him.
In fact, Witt's Great Aunt Cheryl and Grandmother Karen are the driving force behind the Zapp Hall Antique Show. They are the landlords (or is that landladies?) of this wonderful place. Between seeing after their dealer/vendors and cooking in the kitchen of Royer's Cafe, and running after all their kids/grandkids/family, they are everywhere. Yup. It's about family at Zapp.
I have grown to admire these people and I decided to become a part of their extended family. ANNOUNCEMENT! This fall, mark your calender, I will be set up at the Zapp Hall Antique Show. AHH!!! Yes. I am a mess. I committed and I am more excited than a hog wallering in mud. Friday, September 25 through Saturday, October 3, Primitiques 'n Poetry will be Primitiques 'n Warrenton!
Wanna know where? Well, I'll be across from Theresa in my very own outside space. Go back up to the picture of the blog party. See the telephone pole between Susan and Theresa? That will be the far end point of my tent. I have never done such a show and for the next 6 months, I will be all consumed by it, don't ya know? I promise, I will attempt to refrain from driving you crazy with all the details. Wanna see some excitement around Zapp? Go to flickr.com and put Zapp Hall into the search box. Lots of fun!
I'll share some of my finds and the blog party in posts to come. Indeed, more pics to come!