Did I mention the SHOPPING part of Paper Cowgirls?
Not only was downtown Waxahatchie jam packed with good stores, there was a special event going on with Petticoats on the Prairie and we all got in at a discount for the sneak preview shopping night.
I'm still kicking myself for not buying this pillow!
The displays were well done and I did get more photos. But- I had my crappy, little pocket camera with me and very few turned out. I hear that the newer small cameras do better in low light. I've had mine about 4 years, so I know that updates have made them better since I got it.
My favorite booth there was Angela's. I know her from her blog, but had never met her in person. I found lots of goodies in her space, including this small, Victorian loving cup, and this toothpick holder with the same trophy shape to it.
I'm using both on my dining table as part of my Easter decor, with some of my eggs and nests from the 3 Wire Workshops tutorial.
It was fun to see some of my pal, Lesa's work there too. I spied these on a table, recognized her style, and wondered how she ended up there from Kansas City, then realized they are from her Bethany Lowe line.
The show was a good mix of hand made creations, market items, and vintage goodies.
One of my fave purchases is this pillow/pin cushion that was a prop used in Alice in Wonderland. We all fondled it, hoping that Johnny himself had used it as the Mad Hatter. I was making people sniff it too.
The table cloth its on is something I bought at a place Beth and I stopped at on the drive home. It was only 10 bucks because of some bad stains. They washed out easily, and the lace itself is in great shape.
The flea market we stopped at had lots of jewels too. I snapped up a bagful of cameo lockets from one dealer, they are in the boutique now, if you need one. I kept a few for my own use, but had quite a few, so there are both blue and brown ones in the Boutique now.
Beth knows that she can park me at a $1 jewelry table and go on shopping, because I'll be there a while. I take it as a challenge, and just have to delve in to see what is under all the junk. Usually its worth my time, and I find a few decent pieces of older stuff mixed in with the not so interesting pieces. Either way, it sure keeps me entertained!
We debated stopping, since it was an 8 hour plus drive. But were glad we did. The flea market was so good we stayed for over 2 hours, and filled a few bags. It was the icing on the cake to top off a wonderful trip!