Thursday, May 29, 2014

Antiquing at Marburger Farm (with a layout!)



On the first weekend of April, Simon didn't have MBA class & (miraculously) didn't have a paper to write, so we decided to check out Texas Antique Weekend at Marburger Farm. It was our first proper road trip with the three of us, although it was relatively short. The day was absolutely beautiful, and the Texas wildflowers- Bluebonnet and Indian Paintbrush- were out in full force. It took us about an hour to get to Warrenton, our first stop on the nearly seven mile stretch of straight-up antiques. To see it all would take one serious antiquer! 

Warrenton's fields along SH-237 were packed with rows of tents filled with antiques, as well as a lot of rusty junk and when we arrived, we found it a bit overwhelming. Before we went, we had heard that Marburger was the place to go for high-end furniture & antiques, but we thought we would give Warrenton a try. After a couple of hours of browsing, we realized that these vendors just didn't have what we were looking for- furniture that wasn't shabby chic or painted. 

Before we left Warrenton, we stopped for some barbecue. We then fought the bumper-to-bumper traffic to drive the two mile stretch to Marburger. 


After parking, we went into the first tent & knew right away that this was more our speed.  Each booth was laid out like a shop, and some were pretty impressively designed. In the first booth, we found the exact piece of furniture we were looking for, a Georgian mahogany chest for our front hall. It took about five minutes for us to decide to buy it, especially after the seller threw in free delivery.

We only made it to three tents at Marburger before everything shut down, but I made it a point to stop at Jenni Bowlin's booth. It was such a pleasure meeting her, she & her husband are so sweet. Her booth was pretty awesome too! 

Before heading out, we took a family selfie- one of my favorites so far this year!

On the way out, we decided that in the fall, we would skip Warrenton and go straight to Marburger. 
I already can't wait until October! Since we had such an awesome time together, I made a scrapbook page about the day for one of my June American Crafts DT gallery layouts.

American Crafts Supplies: Ticket to Ride Paper (366039)- Cut & Paste, Awesome Sauce Paper (366047)- Cut & Paste, Blossom Paper (366042)- Cut & Paste, Alpha Stickers (366064)- Cut & Paste, Acrylic Stamps (366078)- Cut & Paste, Rotary Stamp (366080), Rub-Ons (366076)- Cut & Paste, Paper Leaves (85592)- Ready Set Go, Stitched Vellum Shapes (85628)- Yes Please, Thickers (366833)- Plus One, Tag Stickers (366838)- Plus One

Other Supplies: Ephemera Cardstock Die-Cuts (Crate Paper Close Knit Collection), Stitched Layered Borders (Crate Paper Close Knit Collection), Metal Flair (Basic Grey Carte Postale Collection)




Thanks for stopping by! Have you ever been to Texas Antique Weekend? What would your ideal antique find be?

9 comments:

  1. Beautiful photo and layout! I love ticket shapes and have lots of them in my stash as well as a punch that take the "stub"-style notch out of corners. I may definitely "lift" some of the ideas here -- like tiling tickets all along the bottom of a page and stitching through some and bending up the edges.

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    1. Lift away, Tracey! I love tickets & I especially love sewing through things to add some interest!

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  2. What an awesome post! I loved the story and the family photo is great!
    This is by far my favorite layout!

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    1. Thanks, Margy! You would die- you have to come down here for Antique Weekend!

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  3. Oh yah! Texas road side antiquing is the best, esp in wildflower season. I love your layout and your pictures are so good, letting me see the details. Excellent, thanks!

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    1. So glad that you gave us the skinny on what to do, C!

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  4. You have the most beautiful family, and I love the chest that you found!! Davis is at a horrible age to take antiquing, so we haven't done it for awhile, but you're post made me miss it terribly.

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    1. Thanks so much, Amy! That is so sweet. I have no idea how we got so lucky, but Lizzy was awesome the entire day. I'm sure it won't happen that way if we try again in the fall!

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