Sunday, October 6, 2013


Last week was the semi-annual antiques fair in south Texas.  Marburger Farm is where it all started, but now it has grown to include many little towns in that general area.  It's one of my favorite events to attend.

We made a day trip there, and had a really good time, except for the heat and humidity.  At one point I was ready to leave (which you never hear me say in the same sentence as "shopping") because I could feel the sweat running down my back.

Didn't purchase much, but here they are.  First is my antique iron bench which is wonderfully chippy, painty, peely.

I have been looking for a bench like this for years, but they are hard to come by in our area.  The dealer had the complete set, but for now I just wanted the bench.

Aren't the layers of paint just wonderful?

I have never seen the design on this platter before.  The dealer, who is from Atlanta, had some wonderful things that I don't typically see around here.

The design is "Rural Scenes" by A. J. Wilkinson and, according to the dealer, was made in the 1920's.

 Isn't the design on the edge of the platter just wonderful?

My husband bought a vintage telephone.  When I asked him where he wanted it, he said "Put it with your stuff".

(photo styling!)

And the piece de resistance - the one I had to let get away because of the price. But isn't it precious?  I would love to have it in my collection.  I forgot the name of the pattern - does anyone know it?

So it was a full, fun and hot day.  Thanks for looking with me!  And thanks for coming by!

Partying at:

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Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday
Kathryn at The Dedicated House for Make It Pretty Mondays
Debbie at  Confessions of a Plate Addict for The Scoop Monday
Maria Elena at Our Home Away from Home for Tuesdays at Our Home
Marty at A Stroll Thru Life  for Inspire Me Tuesday
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
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Sherry at No Minimalist Here for Open House Thursday 
Pamela at From My Front Porch to Yours for Treasure Hunt Thursday
 The Thrifty Groove ~ Thrifty Things Friday
The Charm of Home ~ Home Sweet Home Friday
 French Country Cottage Friday
Jody & Stan at Rooted in Thyme for Simple and Sweet Fridays 
Karen at A Stylish Interior for Stylish Friday Finds
Funky Junk Friday 
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  1. Glad you had a fun time and went home with some goodies. I was out of town and didn't get over till Saturday. Still managed to find some treasures to take back to Austin.

  2. I saw your bench and started drooling. It is okay to drool over a bench, isn't it? I have been looking for one for decades. It is gorgeous!!!

    And, your new platter is stunning. I love the pattern, and I don't recall ever seeing it either. The design is so pretty.

  3. So may treasures. Even when I don't buy a thing, I love looking at what is there, but the show has gotten so big, it's impossible to see it all.

  4. Such wonderful vintage treasures. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  5. Going to Texas for junking is on my bucket list. I can only imagine how delightful it must be to gawk at the wares and purchase some bargains. Great finds.

  6. What great finds! I wish I could have gone. Thanx for sharing at THT!

  7. Wonderful finds!! Love the old phone... um, Am I reading that right? Is the price on that plate $225 ?

  8. I love dishes, and the ones you show here are delightful. Can't name the pattern of the last one; it appears to be an English pattern, probably Victorian.

  9. I would love to go to Warrenton! You found some great pieces and I can't believe the plate is priced at $225. Thanks for dropping by and entering my giveaway. I am now a email subscriber.

  10. Love your bench and your plate is beautiful! Great finds!!! Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!!!

  11. I bet Steve-o has fun playing with that phone lol.

  12. ليس من السهل الحصول على شركة متميزة ومتخصصه لعملية التنظيف ومكافحة الحشرات ونقل العفش وغيرها من الخدمات فشركتنا رائده في هذا المجاال وجعل منزلك راقي وجميل حيث يتوفر لدى شركتنا عمال فلبيين وغيرهم متميزون وعلى درجه كبيره من الكفاءه والخبره كما ان شركة ركن الشروق يتوفر لديها افضل المعدات واحداثها التي تجعل الشركة متقدمه عن غيرها وجعل امور المنزل من تنظيف او مكافحة او نقل امر سهل وراقي في العمل عزيزي العميل نتمني منك الاسراع الينا وطلب الخدمة التي تريدها وسوف يصل اليك فريق على درجه كبيره من التميز والخبره والسرعه في العمل اتصل بنا ولا تتردد نصلك اينما كنت شركة تسليك مجاري بابها
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    شركة تنظيف خزانات بابها
    شركة تنظيف بالطائف

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