Monday, April 5, 2010

Trip #2 to Warrenton


        In this photo it is 6:00 am- I am in the driveway at my daughter Heather’s house, getting ready for my second trip to Round Top- this time to shop.  We (Heather , Lauren, and I) have a two hour drive, and once we arrive, we will meet Katherine who is driving in from Dallas.

        Some people may want to go to the moon, or travel to exotic locales, but my needs are simple: meeting my daughters at Round Top- specifically Warrenton-floats my boat.


        By Brenham, I need coffee. We always stop here. Why?  McDonald’s has the best to go coffee. I know opinions differ (Heather pulled into Starbucks- we were in separate cars for more storage space).


        Our next stop was Burton as we looked for garage sales.


        I had just rolled my window down to ask about one I saw, when Daughter #1, Heather  shook her head- from her car- and said NO.

        By this point, Daughter # 3, Katherine has called and said she is in Warrenton and will wait for us there.

        Then the sibling ‘discussion’ began because Daughters #1 and #2 (Heather and Lauren) felt she needed to meet us at La Bahia to start shopping.

        Conclusion? Katherine stayed in Warrenton to wait for us and Heather said:

“Mother she is doing this because you let her do what she wanted as a baby and you still do.”

My response?

I laughed. She’s right. Warrenton

                                          Katherine, Heather, Lauren 

(note:  they are going to kill me –every time I took out my camera they said ”No!”  I just laughed)

        Once we arrived at Bar W field, which we refer to as the desert (because at the October show it feels like it is 100 degrees), Katherine found these treasures.



        She plans to spray paint the antler plaque white (White Spray Paint- it’s genetic) and use it in her bedroom for her jewelry.

        After our favorite , traditional lunch at a local church food booth, we shopped some more. I took them by Debbie’s booth (Talking Trash) and introduced them, and then as we rounded another corner I ran into my dear , dear friend Mary Jo.  She was shopping with her family.  That was a real treat for me.

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IMG_0370           Daughter #2, Lauren, said it was time to get moving and so we did.

          It was wonderful . My feet were numb, and I was walking with a strange limp, and my cart weighed 600 pounds and had frozen wheels, but I was in heaven.


Michelle said...

I would LOVE to go there. I love the picture your daughter snapped up.

Jodie (everything vintage) said...

BEAUTIFUL girls girlfriend!!! You did a wonderful job in creating those!!!! :)

I can't believe you went back for round two! And ya got to see Debbie again! soooo jealous!

Now you have to show us what all ya got!!!!!!

Karen said...

Oh, Laura. You are so blessed. I've watched the girls grow from cute little girls into beautiful women. Each with a mind of their own and their own style. You taught them to be fearless... and that they are... even of their own mom!! lol Now you weren't supposed to teach them that. LOL
Yes... more pictures!!
Ladybug Creek

Nocona said...

I can't wait for my girls to be big enought to do things like this. My mother does not like to do girl's days like this so I am jealous of your time together. Where is this place that yall went? Sounds like fun.

Debra@CommonGround said...

Hey Laura, your girls are beautiful, I'm so glad I finally got to see pictures of them. Nothin' like shoppin' with the girls. Oh to live close to the fun! And you were able to go twice!
Thank you dear friend for the sweet card, what a blessing!
love ya,

Theresa said...

Sounds like a fun day to me! I want to go there so badly next time! I just love seeing all of those smiles and what better way to spend the day than with you daughters. Have a blessed day dear friend!

Anonymous said...

As the mom of 3 daughters, I soooo get the sibling stuff:) Isn't it just awesome to get a day with all your girls, having fun and hanging out! They are beautiful.

Terry Lee said...

i know that mickey d's in brenham very well! we always stop there too!! :-)

your daughters are awesome and gorgeous! wow, what a proud mama you must be!! my daughter (tara, 27) loves to junk with me when she can. yep, i do believe it's genetic!

sadly, my limp and other health issues kept me from roundtop/warrenton this time. sigh. maybe in the fall ...

terry lee

Brenda Pruitt said...

Oh, I wish I could have been there with you! Sounds like tons of fun. I spent the weekend slaving in the yard. Pulling up the most stubborn tree roots and laying stone paths.

jamie@midcenturymania said...

What a fun day! What did you find? You said your cart weighed 600 pounds, you must have scored big! Can't wait to see your treasures.

Marie said...

I am so envious! I haven't been for years but you've really made me want to try again! I have no more space for fabulous finds- but I love the experience.

Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge

Sandra said...

All of y'all look like sisters!! Love the comment about the baby. What is it about the older sibs? They always say that, including me who said it about my baby brother who my mother did like better and that's my story and I'm sticking to it. My son's favorite comment was always "You're gonna let her do WHAT?" or "She got to go WHERE?" or "You bought her WHAT?" Nothing more fun that raising children in my opinion, and then getting to be best friends with them later! xoxo

Julie Harward said...

Nothing, in my view is as fun as spending time with daughters...yours are beautiful! I have 5 and oh boy do we have fun! Come say hi :D

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh Laura, what an awesome trip with your girls, to do what you dearly love to do and to have them enjoy your passion too! I am sure it's a pinch me moment for you dear friend. Heather, Lauren and Katherine are just so beautiful girls, like their wonderful mother!

From the Old InkWell said...

My kind of trip!!! For sure!

Carole and Chewy said...

Your trip got me all excited about our yard sale season coming up - wish we had a good flea market up here!

Debbie's Garden said...

I SO enjoy spending a day with my daughter, I can only imagine that wonderful time x3. Its so wonderful to enjoy your kids as adults. Your day looks fabulous. All your outside parts all achy and sore and all your inside parts all warm, fuzzy and loved.

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

I am so glad you had such a great time with your beautiful daughters!! I wish I lived closer cos' I would LOVE to go!!

And I agree ~ McDonalds has the BEST coffee!!

Lou Cinda :)

Kendall@ Finesse Your Nest said...

Oh how I love Roundtop!! Thanks for sharing all your photos & thanks for visiting Finesse your nest! A trash picking tutorial is a great idea for a post! Check back & I'll be sure to post my secrets this week!!

suzyq said...

Laura, That's such a great way to spend a day - shopping with your daughters. I have two daughters and we just love having a day out like that- shopping, lunch, shopping, coffee, shopping... you get the picture.

Effie said...

Thank you for stopping by my booth at Bar W... it was great to meet you!!!


Nola said...

I've read several bloggers posting about Warrenton, so now it's on my bucket list; hopefully next year!
I agree with you, McD's coffee beats Sbucks by a country mile, and several dollars!

Mollye said...

Oh you are such a delight! I love reading your posts and your girls are beauties. I know you have so much fun with them. And whoa nellie...what a haul. Mollye


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