Tomorrow I am off to Texas for a weekend of sorting through glorious junk, really nice antiques and a TON of items that I think I need to create. . . something! But really it is miles and miles of Inspiration for me. My parents own a little weekend cottage in Round Top, Texas (the smallest incorporated town in the state of Texas) which happens to be the home of Antique Week! A HUGE biannual Antique/Art/FleaMarket ( and not just Huge because everything is bigger in Texas Huge) This all takes place in a bunch of other small towns surrounding Round Top with more vendors than you can even make it to! The fields along the stretch of highway are filled with tents, trailers and barns full of all the vendors wares. It is a mecca for artists, designers, collectors, decorators and lookers. Several of my favorite design hubs including Country Living and HGTV have had teams there filling in the rest of the country on what they are missing! Ha!
I can’t wait to breathe in Texas air on Thursday, put on my boots ( oh . yes . I . will!) and walk through the fields of treasures with my mom. And then head to the super cool wine bar to have some of the best sangria with my dad.
For me it is the place for photography. Every time you turn around there is another interesting setup that is so artistic in its presentation that I have to photograph it, not only to document it for my dream store, but to capture the items too because they become a work of art. Here are some of my photos from last year.
So gettchoo self ready. . . I will be blogging while I am there! AND to keep you coming back Thursday night we go to a Prom! Yes, you read that correctly a Prom, with My Mom and two of her friends! But this is not just any prom, this is the “Junk-o-Rama Prom-o-Rama” Hosted by one of my favorite vendors the Junk Gypsy.
Stay tuned cause the outfits at this event are classic and so is the night. . .
What events inspire you to create while you are experiencing it and reignite your creativity? I know you have a few!
To help you jump start that creative side be sure to check out Watercooler Wednesday over at Randy’s!! WFMW at Rocks in My Dryer and Creative Chaos at Carlos‘!!