Tuesday, March 31, 2009

I'm baaaaack!

Staci and I
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?
Andy's Rose Garden
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.
Mark's Birds
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.
Blog Party
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...
Nap Time for Witt
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.
Witt is sporting the old man pants
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!

Happy Tuesday!



  1. Mindy, I am so happy to see your pictures. More please. Wow, the fall show! I have been talking to some fellow bloggers that I met last fall and we want to get together again. Maybe fall in Warrenton could be my dream come true. Traveling with blog buds to meet more blog buds. We are definitely going to have to consider this plan! Can't wait to see the blog party pictures. pam

  2. Mindy , it looks like such Fun! I bet you can hardly wait for September - you'll be planning and gathering for the next 6 months. Can I be Jealous? Ok , I really am happy for you but I Need to get down there. :0) Are there more photos to come? Sue

  3. Thank you Mindy for bringing us pictures!! We poor people who cannot attend this wonderful show are dying here!!! Can't wait for more!

  4. Mindy, it looks like you had a fab time at the show. I love that first photo. So glad you're going to be there in the fall - how exciting for you. I'm planning to go for my first time ever, if I save up enough to go!

  5. Glad you had a great time, but... I missed you!

  6. The show looks like it was a lot of fun.

    That baby is the sweetest little man ever. My thoughts and prayers to the family.

  7. Mindy: I can't wait to write a post about you! You were the most fun thing about Warrenton! Who knew you were so damn funny! Oops...I cussed...but you are damn funny! Congrats on the booth for the fall! It will be wonderful! You are wonderful!


  8. Hi Mindy!

    It was so great to meet you and Stacy! Glad to hear you are taking the "plunge" into the show! Until I see ya again...take care and give my best to Stacy! xo...deb (the junkin' yaya)

  9. Looks like you had a great time. Wish all of us girls at Leola's could load up this fall & come see you. Maybe we can. Glad to have you back. Jan

  10. Mindy, welcome back! Glad you had such a blast.

    I thought those birds were real for a minute. That's what happens to you when you live in the city.

    I'm super jealous that you're wearing summer clothes. That's all I can focus on is the fact that it's SUMMER in some parts of our country.

    Best wishes with your upcoming antique shows.

  11. Love the pics and it looks like you had a great time!!

  12. Thanks for sharing the BLog Party photos...I so missed being there and meeting/seeing everyone!
    take good care! xo lulu

  13. Thank you for all the pics, I live to far away and enjoy seeing all of the fun I am missing. I wish to go some day and buy, buy, buy...Little Man Witt is a sweetie. Just love those pants!! Blessings, Sandi


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