Saturday, April 11, 2009

Pink Saturday in Wimberley, Texas

Wimberly's Market Day, held the first Saturday of the month, is well known in central Texas for its variety of shops and vendor booths. "Something for everyone" and "Everything you didn't know you had to have" are the claims. It's sponsored by the local Lion's Club and used to fund their local projects. For those of us in Texas it's a mini version of Canton or Round Top with shade and nice restrooms. And just look at all the pink in our neighbor's shop...There are pink roses everywhere...ond on nearly everything...on the glass of framed pictures...inside faded suitcases...on the outside of banged up vintage luggage...lovely old dresser sets...and if an item didn't start out pink, she'll add a rose or two...or she'll gather and display things with pink neighbors to give them an "in-the-pink" attitude. And I found a vintage photo perfect for the next Paper Cowgirl Retreat in June!'s true, I didn't know I had to have it until I saw it...and then there it was something I couldn't live without! Happy Pink Saturday...think Pink...It's a State of Mind and Wimberley is the capital...Thanks to Beverly for hosting.


g said...

Oh, I'd sure love to go browsing there with you!! What a fun place!

Hope your enjoying your Pink Saturday. I'm looking forward to checking out the Paper Cowgirls!

Mimi said...

♥A lovely and purr-fect Pink Saturday blog post. During this most holy time of the year I am wishing you rainbows, gracious days, dewdrop nights and the love of friends and family to comfort you and hold you close.♥

someplace in thyme said...

Sometimes you are just in the right place at the right time. Lovely pictures and looks like a great place to be, Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Easter too, Char

Jennifer said...

I am so in Love with the little Pink Drawers! It i s too cute! What great shops! Happy Easter!
Happy Pink Saturday!

Lisa said...

Oh what great stuff! We don't have anything like this around here! I just LOVE going to markets!Happy Pink Saturday!
Happy Easter!
Hugs, Lisa

Limping Deer and the Twins

Limping Deer and the Twins
They are still spotted at this time.

Show and Tell Sunday June 15

Flea Market Finds...sounds like my whole house and yard...

Milk Glass Collection

Milk Glass Collection
Who knew that a 25 cent flea market find would unleash such a collecting frenzy? I never pay more than a dollar unless it's a really nice piece. They are great grouped with a single daisy in each.

These used to be inexpensive florist vases in the 50's and 60's. Everyone's Grandmother had bunches.

Mexicana Dishes

Mexicana Dishes
My sister found these for me at Bussy's Flea Market in San Antonio, Texas. I had seen pictures in her Fiesta reference book. Mexicana was also made by Homer Laughlin in the 30's. I had been looking for several years without ever finding even a single piece when she found the set...with a promise to hold it for us, she came running to find me and I bought the entire set...60+ pieces for $50.


I've added to the set over the years, but the price and experience will never match that first amazing find.

Vintage Kitchen Hutch

Vintage Kitchen Hutch
When my hubby found this hutch it was Pepto pink and I was not 100% sure about it. But with a new red back and fresh white paint and refurbished hardware, it became one of my favorite pieces.

Nancy made me save the vine

Nancy made me save the vine
The vine and flowers painted on the inside were in such bad shape that I was ready to remove it all. Nancy -My Crafty Little Page convinced me to keep it and after some touch-up work, I'm glad I listened to her. My husband restores vintage Cushman motorscooters and he tries to make everything "mint" condition again. The Shabby Chic movement came along just in time to keep me from making some terrible mistakes.