Sunday, October 3, 2010


Texas is having the most Wonderful Weather!  Just wish it would last....
This is what you see if you get to Marburger early enough to get a parking place right behind the show.  I mean right behind so you pass the lovely (& much needed but slightly upscale) port-a-potties directly into the grounds!  Friday was a stunning day & even better when vendors could open the back of their tent flaps so the breeze could flow through...
Amazingly, I did get a press pass...

which was really cool even though I didn't really do anything but walk around with it...but thanks to Fancy at Cactus Creek Daily for this thrill.  Did get a cool t-shirt.  The pass will hang proudly in my craft room!
My BFF Cindy & BFFD Vanessa & I had a wonderful day & always enjoy ourselves tremendously!  My daughter didn't get to come back with us....she is a StuCo advisor at CyLakes HS & it was Homecoming weekend!  She was very busy....we missed her!
The vendors at Marburger work so hard to set up the most inviting booths.  One of my favorites is Judy Hill's...
It is always amazing to see what she uses as the main display in her booth!  This year it was a boat!!

These two girls at Judy's express all of your emotions at Marburger!  Thrilled to be there & what is that????

I can't recall which booth this was in but this is how you USED to get permanents!  Can you imagine having your hair hooked up to this?  It was sometime around this point that we HAD to stop for lunch.  That is a point of contention for our group sometimes...I hate to stop but They insist on nourishment!

We Always eat here!  They have the very best fajitas!  I highly recommend should see how long that line was!  After that, the need to visit those upscale port-a.....  There is an old (non-working!!) outhouse right in front of the port-a & guess who seems to be a permanent resident at Marburger!!
This Guy!!  Cindy almost backed right into him!  Yikes!

We did have a lovely day....
don't remember the name of this booth but it was full of goodies.  Like I said...some of these booths are just things of beauty to look at....
Judith McClellan, a Houston dealer, look at that!

& this...

Then I found one of the nicest people to come to Marburger....

Gwen McClure of French by Design.  (I should have taken a picture of her!!)  She comes to Marburger from Kansas City.  I met  her at my first Silver Bella & we sat next to each other in a Kaari Meng class.  I didn't realize then that she leads a dream life.  Goes to France to shop....isn't that a dream life?  She is a doll & I so enjoyed visiting with her.  Sadly what I bought at her booth is the sum total of my purchases at the show.
I collect 1s & 4s & I have a friend who wanted a 3 & I have an old thread holder so I needed a spool of French thread. Gwen didn't have a 1!!  My whole problem when going to Marburger is that I really have no room for anything else in this house & the things I really want require $$$ to buy. The most fun is in the looking & dreaming....sometimes you do bring home more....If I got rid of some of this...I could do more of that!

There was a beautiful door from a hotel in Indianapolis...
Lincoln stayed in this hotel on his way to his inaugration...took this for my history teaching daughter.  Someone had just bought this door & the other TWO that matched along with another beautiful huge door frame.  I would love to know what they were going to do with those....

THEN, we finally made it to tent F & found the booth Corey Amaro of Tongue in Cheek was helping her friend with.  If you read Corey's blog, you would know she lives a dream life in France with an equally or more so, dreamy French Husband....  Corey was off & about....but guess who was in the booth!!
French Husband!!  Poor guy, I went up & asked him if that was who he was.  He gallantly jumped up & shook my hand as I explained why I was so excited to meet Him!  He explained (in that lovely French accent) that Corey would be back in 20 minutes.  We all walked away in deep fantasy....he was such a gentleman!  Now that I look at that picture...why oh why didn't I see that little round table when I was there....well, we all know why!  Wish I had that!!  The table...FH belongs totally to her blog...sigh****

We enjoyed the day so very much.  None of us bought much...I did go into Leftovers in Brenham two times to get these luscious pumpkins...once each trip up.  They sold out of these once (& they had a bunch) & then got a second shipment. Yummy.
but that about sums up my purchases this year.  Going is enough.  I always ponder the things I wish I had bought.  Next year, we hope to be able to find a room up there so we can stay over & go back the next day.
I was tempted to get back into the car Saturday & dash back up but I didn't.  My Sweet Husband did take me out to dinner last night & we sat outside.  He usually hates that in the humidity we normally have but as I said, we are having the most wonderful weather right now.  We went to Hubbell & Hudson, sat on their patio & had the most delicious dinner....

it was a blissful evening & another great memory of the fall Antique Week.  Now I am looking forward to going back to Dallas & The Gilded Life in a couple of weeks....never finished my blog about that.  Guess I will combine the two...  It was a great weekend!!


  1. Ah, French Husband. Swoon. Corey's blog is almost too much for me to take. I don't like the (jealous) feelings it evokes! Not of the husband, although he does seem pretty darn perfect, but the rest of her life living in the middle of a huge brocante. Glad you had fun at Marburger. Now you have the Spring fair to look forward to.

  2. Oh I wish we could have hooked up there this past weekend. MBFarms show ROCKED didn't it!!!! Loved Judy Hills booth this year. The boat was HUGE! And did you see the vintage "Murphy Bath Tub" in the booth across from Judi? I'll post about it later. And Magnolia Pearl... talk about a mob scene but, I gave in & bought some this year! I have friends that live near you. When I come down to see them we'll have to try & do lunch. Can't wait to see you at Gilded Life Event. So glad we hooked up. See ya soon. Charlene

  3. Oh my gosh, you got to meet French Husband! How cool is that?! Too bad Corey was off and about.
    Looking forward to seeing you soon!

  4. Debe............ I didn't know that you had a did I not know this?!!!
    Loved these photos of RoundTop!! When we lived in Dallas we would do it as a day trip! A loooong day trip! These photos make me miss the event. We have Brimfield which I think just might be even crazier? coming up in May!

    happy to see you here!

    p.s. can't believe you just now tried honey?!! honey is fabulous over ice cream too, btw!

  5. Thanks so much for sharing the great pics. My sister and I will be there this fall.

  6. Hi Debe, thanks for your sweet comment of encouragement. I always enjoy seeing Marburger pics no matter what time of year and you actually showed me booths I hadn't seen there. Love all that Judy Hill does and that Gwen, isn't she the best. Hope to see you at the Fall shows, won't be long. Thanks again and have a great week, T

  7. I wish, I wish I lived close to somewhere like that. All the stands look as though they are selling such gorgeous things. Jealous? Me?!!

    Okay, just a teeny bit!

    I've signed up to follow you!