Monday, October 5, 2009

This past weekend...

I went on a much needed girls weekend with some of my oldest friends. I hadn't gotten to spend much time with them lately as we are all so busy! It Laura's Birthday on Saturday, and we thought this would be a good way to get together and celebrate. So we headed down to Round Top, TX for the antique festival held there. I had heard about this before but wanted to go see it for myself. It was overwhelming to say the least. There are 3 small towns and all along the two-lane highway connecting them were vendors as far as the eye could see! So we just picked place to park and started walking. I actually made it out of the weekend without buying anything- I think Randall was shocked! We decided that prices actually seemed better in Canton- so we decided to wait. Here is Alex and Ashlea at a shop:


One of our favorite shops we came across called Clutter:


After we walked our feet off... we headed back to the house we had rented to make dinner, rest our tired selves and watch a movie! Here's the 1920s craftsman that we rented in Carmine, TX:

It had all of my favorite qualities of homes from that time: glass door knobs, all wood floors,&  built in bookshelves and cabinets. Each room was painted a different color and the house was filled with antique furniture.


My favorite part of the house was in one of the bedrooms- it was the wood floors painted a beautiful turquoise blue and worn over time to shown the wood grain:


Here's the quaint kitchen with Laura and Ashlea cooking us up some grub:


There was even vintage aprons for us to wear as we cooked!


As we were driving around Round Top, we saw a sign for a Book Sale at the local Library so we followed the arrows which led us to this:


...the most darling library I have seen. It used to be a church. I wish my camera could capture all the details of the wonderful ceiling, and molding, and woodwork. 
Then we had to buy a couple books in order to help with the upkeep of this beauty!




The second day we were there it rained- hard - all day. So we packed up and heading back. But not without stopping in Brenham for some lunch, Bluebell ice cream, and buttermilk pie. Here are the girls at the counter of the soda shop in the town square, acting nonchalant:


It was a great weekend and I'll leave you with this:


Twin girls you ask?? No. Dogs. In dresses. And bows. And pink sunglasses- with rhinestones. In a dog stroller. There are no words.


2 comments:

Maria said...

It looks like you had fun! I love antique shopping and cant wait to do a little bit of it this weekend in Branson. And seriously... I feel sorry for those dogs. Yikes.

The Boyers said...

looks like a great trip! i love the place you stayed...how cool!