Monday, June 21, 2010

Carolyn Westbrook: At Home and Gone Junkin!

I hope that everyone is keeping their pinky swear promise to enjoy the long, summer days. Yeah, I know it is hot, but hey if you stay in the shade and get a nice breeze or run through the sprinkler or just get sprayed by the water hose, we remember how great those summer days can be. I for one, have been taking full advantage of the iced tea, making heaping pitchers every day, laced with fresh mint and orange slices. I have so many things that I want to tell you and so many things to blog about, that I cannot get it all into one. Yes, yes, I know that it has been a while since I blogged, but I have hit the road lately and left the plantation to go out on some summer road trips, in search of great junk, and I have seen plenty.

First, I was off to Canton Texas and found piles and miles of great stuff.
There was fields of all kinds of great stuff to buy and I could not possibly get all of the pictures on here at once, so you will have to stay posted, as I do it a day at a time. This picture was quite an eclectic mix, but the pelican would be great sitting poolside and the stagecoach would be great for our annual haunted hayride!
The flowering plants were plentiful at Canton and thought this was an incredible shot of the pallets of beautiful snapdragons, moss rose, larkspurs and more. I bought an entire truck full of knock-out roses, moss rose and zinnias for our summer gardens. By the way, give me a shout out if you loved the gardens in the movie," It's Complicated." I absolutely fell in love with the gardens in that movie with the vegetables, the cabbages, tomatoe vines and flowers, were glorious. Nancy Meyers produced that and "Somethings Gotta Give" and she is a genius. I loved the beach house too and found myself watching both of these over and over, just to look at gardens and decor. How about y'all? Speaking of about these vintage garden tools that I saw at Canton for $4 each??? I will post more great pics of our summer fun and road trips.
This weekend we will be road tripping down to Roundtop Texas for the Big Red Barn Summer Show that starts SATURDAY the 26th and Sunday the 27th. This is a great group of dealers...the best from Warrenton, Marburger and ROundtop, so if you are in need of the good stuff, and ready to hit the road for a summer getaway, then don't miss it!
We will be set up at the show and have our usual great mix of linens, garden, French and architectural pieces.
P.S. while your there, don't forget to visit the legendary Royers cafe, that is famous for their 40+ kinds of homeade pies with real homeade crust from cherry to tollhouse, you have to try it. Also, don't miss the Sunday lunch with homeade fried chicken dinners. Truly, the best fried chicken, other than my grandmother's recipe, that I have ever eaten.
Plus you get to enjoy the Texas Hill Country and it doesn't get any better than that!
Meet me back here tomorrow, for more of our summer junkin trip!
xo Carolyn
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Primitiques 'n Poetry said...

I am in love with the pelican. Greatness! And I am drinking more lemonade with mint these days. Yum! ~Mindy

Debra@Common Ground said...

Hi Carolyn, looks like you HAVE been super busy on the junkin' trail! Love all the garden goods and I can't wait to see how you use the wagon at Halloween, that will be so much fun! I'll be back for more photos.
Thanks for the sweet email. It has been lot's of fun doing the give away, and the winners will be announced June 30. Everyone can't wait to get their hands on this new book! me included!

Debbie said...

I'm loving your blog. I'm now a follower. The photos are fantastic. And I appreciate the tips and advice you offer. Keep the blog posts coming. I'll be back ...



Love your style must get your new book... have your first one.. one of my favs!!! xox laura