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Monday, October 3, 2011

Round Top Trip

Hello everyone...I got home from Round Top, Texas last night and boy, I'm still  pooped!!!! We walked for two days straight and still didn't get to all the tents and booths. The backs of my legs feel like boils but I tell ya....we had a fabulous time!!!!! The highlight of my shopping yesterday was when I found a $1.00 table full of the most wonderful antique dishes....on the last day of the two week trade days the venders want to get rid of stuff so they don't have to pack it home. Ooooh, how I love a good bargin...Whoohoo!!!
Anyway...I made this Halloween card before I left...it was made with stamps from Red Lead Paperworks. They have such cute little witch stamps!!
Recipe: Stamps: Red Lead
Paper: Pumpkin Pie, White, dp scrap
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Really Rust
Accessories: Fiber, Ribbon, Circle Punch
This is a picture of the wonderful Pecan Grove Inn Bed and Breakfast in Carmine, Tx where we spent Saturday night. It is a turn of the century home with 7 bedrooms and a dining room where we all eat family style. The owners are sooo nice and they are great cooks!!! Susie and I shared a double room...all the rooms have their own bathroom and little sitting area.
This is the side garden and patio...check out all the big  beautiful trees!! All the houses in the area are gorgeous, too!!
This is the sitting area in our room.....the owners love antiques and period pieces, too!! Note the wood siding on the walls...it's original. The ceiling has the original beadboard and the floor has the original 6 inch painted wood planks.
The last two pics are different tents with lots of goodies....some of the tents house from 2 to 20 or more venders. Take these tents times 200 or maybe 300 and that's how many tents are in each town not to mention the huge metal buildings with hundreds of venders sharing the space. We went to 3 towns in two days...yikes call us crazy!!

Thanks for stopping by.....have a great Monday!!!! 

10 comments:

Dawn Easton said...

How fabulous Joan! Sounds like a wonderful weekend!! Glad you found some deals!!

Your card is fantastic as always ;)

Tammy said...

Oh I love your card especially the witch on the right! Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend and found lots of goodies.

jimlynn said...

Great Halloween card - love the witch and the "tag".
Looks like so much fun in Round Top! And you had good weather to boot.
Lynn

Kathy and Lucky said...

Great card!!! I love the Halloween card and colors. Your trip sounds like fun and what a great little inn.

Linda Palmer said...

Looks like a lot of fun and a great place to stay. Glad you had a good time. Your card is darling and love it. The little witch is such a cutie.

Lori said...

Great Halloween card. What a wonderful trip! The Inn is gorgeous, it doesn't look that big from the front, I was surprised to read 7 rooms!!!

Bev J. said...

Wow, no wonder your legs hurt! Worth it though I expect!

Neat witchy card!

Carole of Brum said...

wow, what a marathon antiquing outing! sounds fabulous though, and i loved seeing your photos, the B&B you stayed in looks just lovely. Love your witch card, I can never believe how many great great stamps you have, Joan. CoB

Julia Aston said...

Ohhhh - SO jealous Joan! I've read about Round Top and I'd love to get there someday!

Barb said...

Very cute Halloween card, and I am IN LOVE with that B & B! What a fun time in a charming home and lots of antique shopping, too!