Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Carolyn Westbrook: Warrenton Countdown

Friends...I just checked and there were some rooms available. If you have been wanting to come to the show, now is a good time to see if there have been cancellations and you could find a room. WHOO HOO! This could be your lucky day. I am telling you, this show is not just great for merchandise, but a favorite vacation spot with the girls. Last year, we had a group of women show up that came for one of the girl's b-day. Her husband had a huge rental truck sent in for them to load up, but in the back of the truck, prior to their load, had it decorated with tables, chairs, streamers, a complete birthday party with cake, in the back of a rental truck. What a great husband!!!!

Tuesday, Sept. 29th is the opening of Marburger Farms. There is a $25 fee for early shopping. There are numerous huge tents and buildings at the venue. Some of the best vendors do this show, including my good friend Janet Wiebe. SHe is in a tent in the back of the field, next to Marie and Simone, who you have seen on my blog from New Orleans. I have always said that some of the best pieces in my home come from Janet and Marie's is FABULOUS as well. You cannot miss them. Also, along the fence row at the front of the show in the long row of tents, you will find French Vanilla, Peg and Jon Vandyne. Need I say more??? Most everyone knows them and try not to get trampled in the herd that is headed for their booth. There is so much to see here you could certainly spend a whole day. In another tent look for my friends, Austin Woodhenge. They have handcrafted reproduction book plates, framed with handpainted frames, along with handmade wooden stools and all kinds of interesting finds. They are quite the talented couple, Kathy and Donny Gross.

If you wait until later, the price for entry does go down, but there is something about rushing off to your favorite booth.

Food tip: Back down in Warrenton TX. right off of Hwy 237 you will find the Legal Tender Saloon. They have incredible pimento cheese that is made with 5 cheeses on homeade bread, and incredible bar-b-que. We like the beef stew, but sells out quickly. There is indoor seating for this eatery, and it is a great place for lunch.

If you do decide to head out to Marburger Farms, make sure to tell all my friends, that Carolyn sent ya! Hope to see you there!
XOXO Carolyn
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6 comments:

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

You are not lying about the Tender Saloon, I always have to have one of the cheese sandwiches and I've had other things they have, soup, etc., it's divine!

Charlene said...

And I was worried that there is no where to eat(like I shouldn't be worried about such a thing.. walking no eating MAYBE I could loose weight RIGHT!) Thanks for all the tips. Got the sleeping arrangements nailed down. Now you are giving us the scoop. Can you believe it is 10 days away? See ya on the 29th! Thanks for all the input.

trash talk said...

I miss Janet! We need to get her back in our field. She was so much fun...her and her mom! Now you got me wanting pimento cheese...dang you!
Trash

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Carolyn, I love that girl's husbnand!

Attic Rat said...

This is going to be my first trip to Round Top. I am so excited!!

Great big smiles,
Teresa

Primitiques 'n Poetry said...

I love all these scoops. Thank ya! And are you feeling better? ~Mindy