Photo taken at Marburger Farm Antique Show, Spring 2010
Terry John Woods, author of Terry John Woods' New Farmhouse Style, maker of delightful bears, artist, stylist and somebody I would like to meet, has a new blog. Now I wouldn't have known this so soon if Tall Husband had not noticed how longingly I looked at Terry's book the other day when we were at a bookstore. So today he took me back and bought Terry's book for me. I think it's an early birthday gift and only three days early. We don't buy gifts for each other unless the perfect gift happens along...perfect! The website listed in Terry's book led to my discovery of his blog. What a magical day this has been.
The husband and wife team of R.S. and Carolyn Machtolff, Machtolff's Mercantile Antiques, have been showing their collection at Marburger Farm for years. They graciously let me photograph their beautiful antiques at the Spring Show. They had the most interesting array, everything from stoneware, to old polo balls, to European grain sacks, some of which were morphed into chic, functional items.
Machtolff's Mercantile Antiques Anaheim, California 714-991-5353
As if this cottage, which is tucked away in the Houston Heights, weren't cute enough, it has flowers to match...masses of them. If you are not from Houston, let me tell you: these flowers aren't supposed to grow in this zone, but here they are.
I wonder if the homeowners have problems with bunnies nibbling at their greens?
Have you ever seen kale so large? Forget the bunnies, one must wonder if the neighbors help themselves to a nibble or two.
So, I've got to say, Pinch me, for I think I've stepped into a fairytale!
Judy Hill is another of the growing list of Bloggers/Antique Dealers who exhibit at the Marburger Farm Antique Show in Round Top, Texas. At her J Hill Designs stall, you may discover something for every whim or any room in your cottage. And her displays are so inspiring.
Teresa, author of Garden Antqs Vintage, has also posted on the Spring Marburger Farm Antique Show, so go have a look.
Also, Sweet Pea has posted on the Round Rock scene here.
Tall Husband and I met Kim Hoegger, blogger/antique dealer, at her eponymous stall, which was full of all things white, green and natural. Her space was a garden dreamland. She had really original items...just look at those adorable life-sized garden children playing among the white blooms.
Here's an idea to steal from Kim: plants dressed in raw-edged burlap.
Kim opted for potted plants instead of cut flowers so that she could have "something to take back home."
At My Ranchburger: Slate coffee table with marble sculpture and hydrangea.
If you are also a reader of My Ranchburger, the blog, you know that Tall Husband and I have put My Ranchburger, the home, up for sale. The Bunny Bungalow will be our fulltime home. This was a difficult choice, as I have lived in My Ranchburger during and since my college days and raised a family and a step family there. So, the place is full of wonderful memories. I'm the second and third owner of the home (but that's another story.)
You may see the listing here. There will be an open House at My Ranchburger on April 18th, 2010, 2-4 PM for anyone who's looking for a great Houston home with great neighbors. The address is on the listing.
If you happen by My Ranchburger, don't forget to notice my favorite reading spot...the hammock under the shade of the old pecan tree.
While at Marburger Farm Antique Show in Round Top, Texas, I found three bloggers/antique dealers whom I had met on line. In this posting, you'll get a peek at Sweet Pea. Visit Sweetpea's blog at Sweet Pea Home.Also, have a look at her own photos of her Marburger Booth here...you'll adore her style. (All photos below are of Sweet Pea's booth on opening day at Marburger Farm Antique Show in Round Top, Texas.)
Drop by later to meet the other two bloggers/dealers.
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