Thursday, April 1, 2010

The First Day at Round Top

Ok, we couldn't even get all the way to Round Top before we stopped!!! We saw this garage sale in Giddings and couldn't resist... Our first find of the day, old bread pans and silver ware.

We're traveling the back roads of Texas to find the best junk and we are bringin it back to you for our Funky Junk Sisters Show in May. Seriously, isn't this a great pic? All of a sudden our GPS sent us down this wonderful road, so scenic and beautiful.

We arrived at Marburger farms.

Here is the Magnolia Pearl booth, we had to wait around awhile to get in, it was so packed. The girls here were awesome and were gracious about lettin us take photos for a magazine (more about that later).

Here is the absolutely fantastic paper mache' tree they had in their booth!

Loved the colors in this carnival booth.
This is Willow Nest, you North Westerners may be familiar with them they were in Oregon before they moved to Texas. They have done Barn House Shows.

More from Willow Nest.

Linda and Ludmil, the proprietors of Willow Nest.

We visited with Jo Packham of Where Women Create. We chatted about her upcoming retreat in September. We'll be there!

More fun photos from booths.

Loved this display, it's a bed spring hangin from the ceiling. The ribbon is sheet music from an old player piano. Now that's funky!

Here is building on the grounds of the Round Top Festival Institute. We are staying here in Tree House Room #3. We attended "The Round Top Experience" book premiere in the courtyard of this chapel. It was a lovely party thrown at twilight, full of many of the vendors featured in the book.

Here are the charming authors of the book, Gretchen von Rochow and Kerry Rupp. It was so fun visiting with them. They are both formerly from Seattle so we had lots to talk about, including their love of scones from the Puyallup Fair.
We'll have to send them a bag of scones from the Spring Fair in April, we'll have a booth there so make sure ya'll stop by to say Hi.
We're doing a radio interview today with the Junk Gypsies, so we gotta get goin! More later.
Linda & Dixie
The Funky Junk Sisters


  1. Looks like a great time- that paper mache tree is amazing!!

  2. Wow! I can't wait for the day that I can make it there! Looks like so much fun. I love the place where you're staying - very cool!

  3. Great post and it was so good to see you!!

    Thank you for taking the time from all of that fabulous "stuff" to come and see us!

    Much love

  4. Isn't it all just incredibly amazing and overwhelming and wonderful?!! Thank you so much for sharing your trip with us. Blessings... Polly

  5. Looks like a great show. Hope to make it to the next one. Thanks for all your pics and info!

  6. I want to drop everything I'm doing and drive to Texas!