Isn't this bowl pretty? I love antique white bowls with the gold etching like this. I found it over the weekend while antiquing at in Waxahachie during the Paper Cowgirl Art Retreat. SO. MUCH. FUN. So many creative women, new friendships, lots of laughter and girl time, and beautiful creations around every corner. All of the teachers and students were incredibly talented. Cindy did a fantastic job planning every little detail of the event. And I had a blast teaching my patriotic banner class. What a great bunch of ladies! I especially enjoyed hanging out with Jana for a couple of days. Thank you so much for driving up, Jana!
I didn't take many photos this weekend. I just forgot, was busy, or ahem...forgot the battery in my suitcase the one time I did grab my camera. I'll share links to some photos from other cowgirls. Deb posted a few photos on the Paper Cowgirl blog. She was our resident photographer! In the meantime, I thought I'd share some of the things I found while shopping over the weekend. Click on any photo to enlarge it.
I collect vintage Christmas decor. I love things that remind me of my childhood. Had to have this looped Christmas garland, little Santa wreath, and red honeycomb bell. Total of about $6 here.
LOVED this beautiful necklace, made by Jennifer Babcock. I bought it at her booth on vendor night. She's a such a sweetheart and had so many gorgeous things for sale. Cindy Gilstrap was selling these precious Paper Cowgirl buttons. So fun!
Quilted boxes are wonderful for storage and for display in my vendor booth.
I found this one for $4. Love the yellow.
Thursday night's Meet and Greet was held at The Dove's Nest, a beautiful gift shop and restaurant all in one. I found this burlap hanging for our kitchen. LOVE the old spoons!
More vintage Christmas! Always on the hunt for Shiny Brite ornaments.
These were a bargain on vendor night for $3.95 for the box.
Ok, I also love vintage things for other holidays. :) I saw this pumpkin flashing from across the room on vendor night and I left my booth, ran over and grabbed it! Love how it blinks. Can't wait to put it on the mantle in October!
Angela Berger makes the most beautiful vintage jewelry. She had this for sale in her booth and said that all of the beads and the leaf are very old. I am so thrilled to have taken her class and learned how to make jewelry myself. I hope to take some time this summer to start making some of my own!
Ok, this wasn't a shopping find, but I had to show you this. Jennifer Babcock taught a domino necklace/glittered trinket box class and I bought one of her class kits. This was her kit! Isn't it cute how she packaged it? I can't wait to get started on it.
And because I've shown it in several photos, I thought I'd share my Anthropologie table runner. I bought this a while ago, but just pulled it back out recently. I love all of the colors! It's on our kitchen table.
Thanks for letting me share!