Monthly Archives: September 2009
But, this afternoon my biz partner, Becca, and I escaped once more to Round Top Antiques Show to enjoy the fresh air, the cool antiques, and the great vendors. I came home refreshed, invigorated with ideas and ready to take on that paperwork.
So, for those of you sitting at your desk fighting the paperwork monsters, enjoy another picture or two of some fun…and note the new red table. You’ll be seeing our new friend as we unveil our holiday display. It is so cool I just can’t stand it!!
No, I didn’t pick up much in the way of product, but I picked up a ton of ideas for the store. That is what I like about this show, the ideas, the creativity that so many folks smarter than I am exude, leaves me awestruck. I do come home humbled, but infused with ideas to make our store even more fun and creative tomorrow.
Some of the vendors I loved the best include: The Gilded Peddler with their “naked” lampshades, chandeliers and mounted Auodad. The bedding at The Sweet Pea Collection were wonderful and charming — think they might make a great addition to our store – what do you think?? Going out to an event like this that covers acres and acres, literally towns, is so exhilarating. It’s good for all of us to get out of our box and see the world around us, see some new directions, new thoughts. All the world is a stage and we are mere players — or retailers in it!
At about 8″ square they are really fun for a kitchen or breakfast room area. What I found at market is lots of farm animals. This is the year of the farm animal I will proclaim! Next spring we’ll turn it over to bunnies and butterflies, but I’m saying right now, COWS ARE IN!
So, for those traveling along I-10 tomorrow, en route to Austin for the UT Game, heading to the Round Top Antiques events, or just cruising around…come on down to Columbus…we’ll be taste testing our San Saba River Co PEACH PECAN AMARETTO TOPPING on Texas’ own Blue Bell Ice Cream.
For those of you far, far away in a land where San Saba doesn’t hang around at your corner store, call us, we’ll take pity on you and send you some. You will have to pay the squirrels $9.95 a jar (it’s a ransom thing) but we’ll sneak the jars out under cover of the big brown mobile box (aka: UPS) and you too can enjoy a bit of the tasty fun!
We are so excited to unveil these great appetizer plates that are so beautiful they are worthy of taking a place on the cocktail table as a conversation piece…even without the appetizers! Enjoy these works of art.