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It's been a Fun Ride

Tue, 04 Oct 2016 23:47:00 +0000

I've had this blog going on 10 years this month and I've decided to take a new direction.  I'm changing my business name to Walker 1791 Architectural Salvage and Design.  I've created a new website: and Facebook page:  I hope you'll go over and follow my new adventure.  My Instagram is staying the same, I just changed the profile info.

I decided to change because I felt that Garden Antqs Vintage no longer fit who I am now.  And besides I think change is good.  It causes you to learn new things, like creating a website among other things.

Walker 1791 is named after my family and the road I grew up on.  I hope you'll follow along on my new adventure.  I'll probably leave this blog up so that you can follow me on my new one.

I really am thankful for all that have followed me through the years and all the wonderful people I've met because I took a leap of faith and started blogging.  Thank you for your support these 10 years.  It's not over, just going down a new road.

August 20th

Sun, 21 Aug 2016 02:54:00 +0000

Today is our sons birthday. I can't even begin to tell you how proud we are of him and the man he's become. Time flies from him having been this little kid to this awesome man who loves God and works hard everyday. He's such a blessing to us. Happy birthday Mark we love you so!!

New Finds & Upcoming Shows

Sat, 06 Aug 2016 01:29:00 +0000

I thought I'd show you a few of my fav finds from the past two days and wanted to let you know about our upcoming shows.  The white school desk we got today. The owner had it for 41 years and she said it belonged to her teacher that had it for about 30 years. I sold one very similar a few months back and was really happy to find this one. There's my newly painted chair that I think goes great with it. Now this blue cabinet we found yesterday.  I am in love with the this piece.  I'm told it too came out of an old school.  I think it would make a great buffet.  Here's another view it with a chair we found a few weeks back.The swan we found today too and it's made from a light weight material.  The interesting thing about it is that it has a price tag on the bottom of it that reads $448.00.  Makes me wonder what store would have carried it for that price.  It does have great detailing to it and it's really a pretty piece.  Now the lights next to it came from an old church and when they light up you can see the crosses inside.   Really cool find and there are 4 of them.I think I'm going to hang on to these items and take them to the Warrenton Tx Antique Show.  We will be in a new location this year and I promise to share details about where we will be really soon.  I want to show you where we'll be so you can find us.  The neat part of our new location is that my RV will sit right behind my space and allow me to cool off from the Texas heat.But before we load up for Warrenton, we'll be at Fredericksburg Trade Days the third weekend of this month.  We are located in Barn 0 here.  Yesterday we went and constructed new walls from 100 year old wood.  I really liked how they turned out.  Don't forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram.Happy Junkin!![...]

July Show

Tue, 12 Jul 2016 21:56:00 +0000

I know I seem to blog less and less but wanted to give you a quick update of our July show happening this week.  We've decided to move back to Fredericksburg Trade Days and are super excited that we will be inside Barn 0. We spent this past Saturday building and creating our space.  Hope you stop by and see what else we've created.

Here's a pic of what we're working on:

Here's a view of what all is here, come find us in the first barn, Barn 0:

 Fredericksburg Trade Days is the third weekend of every month.

You can also find me on Instagram and Facebook. 

June Shows

Tue, 21 Jun 2016 22:28:00 +0000

I know I seem to blog less and less but I've had a really busy show schedule. We were in Nacogdoches last weekend for Vintage Market Days and it was a great show.  Here's a pic of my booth there:

This week we are headed to Rosenberg Tx, Friday to Sunday, for another Vintage Market Days.

Our show schedule has changed up a bit.  We will be back in Fredericksburg Tx for the July Fredericksburg Trade Days.

August shows are pending so please stay tuned.

Hope you are having a great summer and hope to see you down the junkin road.

May Show

Tue, 10 May 2016 00:10:00 +0000

Hello, I know it's been a while since I've blogged.  It seems there's never enough time to do all that I want to, but wanted to give you a heads up where we'll be next.  Our Next Show is the Vintage Market Days in Hempstead Tx on May 20-22.  Hope you make plans to come to see us.  I've included a list of our shows through August as well.  As the Fall approaches I'll post more of our shows.  Hope you've all been well.

Rusty Chippy Show this weekend

Wed, 09 Mar 2016 15:20:00 +0000

Count down to the Rusty Chippy Show in Huntsville Tx this weekend. Here are just a few vendors that will be here. We've all been working hard to find awesome things. You don't want to miss this show.Here are times and more info. about the show: Saturday March 12th from 10-5Sunday March 13th from 10-4 Hope to see you there.[...]

Rusty Chippy Antique Show in Huntsville Tx

Thu, 04 Feb 2016 02:20:00 +0000

Have you got ready to attend an Antique Show but you had no idea who the vendors would be that would be there or even what they might be bringing.  Several antique shows that I set up and attend have been including lists of their vendors and even including photos to give you an idea of what you might find there.I think this is a great idea.  It lets your customers know some of the vendors that are setting up there especially if links are included for their website.  It paints a picture of what the show atmosphere might be like before attending and whether you should bring the car, the big truck or rent a U-Haul!Since Frederic Morris and Greg Bahner are the show promoters of the Rusty Chippy Show in March and the Huntsville Antique Show in September I thought it would be fun to follow them for a day to see what they find.  Well to be honest, you'd have to follow them every week.  They are all over the great state of Texas finding rusty gold for the show and their booths in the various malls they are in and promoting the show.Here's just a small preview of some of the current and previous finds for the upcoming show as well as a  snapshot of their booth during a previous show:         All Photos: Huntsville Antique ShowBe sure to follow their Blog, Huntsville Antique Show On Facebook: Rusty Chippy ShowTheir Website: Huntsville Antique Show Instagram:  Huntsville Antique ShowBe sure to mark your calender's to attend this show on March 12 and 13 at the Walker County Fair Grounds on Highway 30 West, Huntsville Tx.  Please help spread the word about this show and let them know you're coming to the show!!  Stay tuned for more updates about other vendors that will be here as well.[...]

Spring & Upcoming Shows

Wed, 03 Feb 2016 19:47:00 +0000

Well I guess by now we all know the ground hog did not see his shadow, which means an early Spring.  I love Springtime in Texas, it's my favorite time of year.  This also means we are a few shorts weeks away from the Big Antique Show season starting. 

Starting next week we'll be at Fredericksburg Trade Days on Feb 19-21 and then we'll hit the ground running.  March 12-13 is the Rusty Chippy Antique Show in Huntsville Tx., the next weekend we'll be back in Fredericksburg Tx on March 18-20 for Trade Days and then it's time for the Big Antique Show at Zapp Hall.  From March 21-April 2 you'll find me in Warrenton Texas in my same spot along the fence line before you exit Zapp Hall and enter into the Renck Hall field. 

Maybe I'll have a few days to play in the dirt and tend to my plants before I'm gone.  Hope to see you down the junkin road!

Big Red Barn Antique Show

Wed, 20 Jan 2016 14:08:00 +0000

The Big Red Barn Antique Show also known as the Original Round Top Antiques Fair is this coming Friday and Saturday in Round Top Texas.  There is no longer a Sunday show.  I hope you'll join us as well as many vendors that will be participating at this show and many surrounding shows.  There's tons of places to shop this Friday and Saturday so don't miss out coming to the Winter Antique Show.

Just look for this sign and you'll find the venue.  It's located on Highway 237 just past the Carmine Y as they call it in Round Top Tx.

I'm bringing lots of white, garden and vintage concrete items, and architectural items as well.

And here's a map that shows you all the venue's that will be open:

Be sure and visit them all.  And will you['re in the area visit Festival Hill, the gardens there are just beautiful and of course eat at Royer's.  Hope to see you!

January 2016 Shows

Sun, 27 Dec 2015 21:55:00 +0000

We already have two shows booked for January 2016.

 Picture: Via Pinterest

We'll be at Fredericksburg Trade Days January 15-17 and

The Big Red Barn Antique Show in Round Top Tx on January 22-23 (there is no longer a Sunday show)

I'm working on a new venue for February, so stay tuned.

Hope to see you at one of the shows.

December Fredericksburg Trade Days

Wed, 16 Dec 2015 01:08:00 +0000

This Friday to Sunday is the Fredericksburg Trade Days show and our last show for the year.  I'll be in a new location.  I'm setting up beside Sister Treasures cottage on the main road.  It's going to be a white Christmas, minus the bad weather.  It's actually going to be perfect weather for shopping.  Hope you come out and find me.

Christmas in the Country Show @ Zapp Hall

Fri, 04 Dec 2015 03:06:00 +0000

If you haven't heard already, there's a Christmas in the Country show at Zapp Hall in Warrenton Tx starting tomorrow at noon.  There are over 30 vendors set up in different areas, the main hall, outside in tents, and myself and another vendor are inside the Red Barn.

The show starts tomorrow at noon and goes until 8pm.  Saturday it's from 10-8 and Sunday 10-2.  I hope you make plans to come shopping, there'll be EggNogStravaganza from 6-8 on Friday and Saturday.  Take your photo with Santa or Rudolph and shop with all the great vendors.

There's lots of activities going on in the area, in downtown Round Top and all the way to Burton.  Lots to do and have fun shopping too!

Vintage Market Days, Our Next Show

Sun, 25 Oct 2015 19:08:00 +0000

We had a great show at The Gypsy Market in Spring these past few days.  Sold lots of things and was really happy with how the show was going, but sadly I'm not sure if I'll be setting up here again.  The show promoters have decided to double the rent, good for them, but bad for us a show dealers.  I know the economy is sometimes tough in this biz and the more rent we have to pay the more we have to increase our prices to the public.  While I had a great experience here and they were very good promoters I just have to consider shows that are within my budget.  Here is a picture of my booth the first day of set up. 

Our next show is in Hempstead Texas at the NW Houston Vintage Market Days.  I'm pretty excited about being a vendor for this show.  They have shows all over Texas and beyond and I've always heard the huge crowds they draw in are amazing.  They are advertising it as "Dreaming of a White Christmas" and ideas are spinning in my head.  Can't wait to begin pre-setting up my booth (I always try to pre-set up in my yard so I'll know exactly what to take).

The very next weekend, we'll be back in Fredericksburg for Trade Days.  My December show schedule is still pending...

I'm also in Uptown Vintage in Huntsville.  Hope to see you soon at one of the shows.

Gypsy Market

Wed, 21 Oct 2015 00:22:00 +0000

I know I haven't kept up with my blog, but wanted to let y'all know we are going to be setting up at the Gypsy Market in Spring Tx this Thursday through Saturday.  Here's a picture of one of the vendors during this past Spring Show.  Hope you make plans to come and see us:

We're working on another show for November and will let you know the details once I know and we're heading back to Fredericksburg for the first November show.  We will not be there for their Thanksgiving Show.  I'll be spending some much needed time with my family.  Hope to see you down the junkin road!

Fall Antique Show Season is Here!!

Thu, 10 Sep 2015 13:50:00 +0000

********I've posted this before, but decided to revise it****************I’ve always considered the Round Top/Warrenton Antique Showas my “soul vacation”.  I first heard this term used by the Junk Gypsies and for many years when I worked full-time this was my only vacation.  While it may have been a working vacation, I really didn’t mind the fact that I worked harder at this job than I did my full-time job.   Now that I’ve retired, it still rings true.  I still work harder at this than any 9-5 job I could have.   (one of my fav booth sets ups during a previous show at Zapp Hall) I usually set out early carrying down one of many loads to get ready for the show.  Sometimes I feel like my truck looks like this:I love the drive that I make to Warrenton.  Once I hit Highway 237 I know I’m almost home free.  It’s always such a beautiful drive there.  Once I see this sign I know I've made it:I'll be making the drive from my home this year, but during past seasons we've been coming from a different direction.  This month I will NOT be at Fredericksburg Trade Days.  I'll be back in October.Setting up in a cow pasture/field for two weeks is indescribable.  I have friends that have never been and they ask me to explain what it’s like to be there.  It’s hard to do this, you’ll actually have to come and experience it for yourself but I’ll try to give you a taste of what it’s like here.This is a small idea of what you'll see in any direction.  (Pic: All things Beautiful)This year I'm coming back home to Zapp Hall in the heart of Warrenton.  It’s located off the main Highway of 237, just look for the Zapp Hall sign, you can't miss it:When you arrive, you will see treasures in every direction.    You might even see a boat:   The show covers miles and miles and this will cover many towns so be prepared to be in awe from all that you see and maybe an occasional traffic jam:Take your time and enjoy all that catches your eye.   You might see a lot of legs: Get there early and be prepared to walk and then drive some.Since I stay fairly close to where I'm selling, I usually wake up early, coffee is already brewing or bacon frying and people are stirring getting ready for the day.  Sometimes I'll get a quiet hello, or just a nod.  Something always catches my eye and then I'll notice dew is still on the treasures.   There’s just a peacefulness and calmness here that can’t be reproduced in any part of the world.  You won’t find big box stores here, but if you are looking for one of a kind treasure, great stories to be told, peaceful mornings, a small piece of Heaven, hanging out with friends and laughing until your sides hurt, and just an indescribable experience then come to this small Texas town.  We’ll leave the light on for ya!!Oh and don't forget your boots and prom dress because there is always a party to go to and especially the Prom held by the Junk Gypsies at Zapp Hall.See you at Zapp Hall field starting on Sept. 25 and I'll be there until October 3!!  And yes there will be a Blog Party, it's on Friday Sept. 25 at my booth, I'll post more details soon. [...]

August Antique Shows

Thu, 06 Aug 2015 00:57:00 +0000

We are headed to the Hill Country twice this month, back to back weekends.  This weekend we'll be in Austin Tx for the City Wide Garage Sale and then the next weekend we'll be in Fredericksburg Tx for Trade Days weekend.  Hope to see you at one of the shows:

Aug 8-9: City Wide Garage Sale, Austin Tx 
Aug 14-16: Fredericksburg Tx Trade Days

But before then, we are headed to J Hill Designs "Destination Garden" Open House tomorrow morning.  You know we gotta go junkin before we go selling!

Pic: J Hill Designs Christmas Open House

Last Trade Days

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 17:24:00 +0000

Happy Monday everyone.  I had someone ask to please post more pics of Fredricksburg Trade Days.  Since I do so much more posting now on my Facebook page, I thought I would do a post in case there are some of you that possibly aren't on Facebook.  Yes I know hard to believe but I do have friends that aren't on Facebook. 

These pics were taken during this month's Trade Days.  These are pics of my space:

Here is Lori Allen Designs, House Wren, and Farm Haus.  Be sure and click on their names and follow them on Facebook.

The next Fredericksburg Trade Days is August 14-16.  Hope to see you there.

July Fredericksburg Trade Days

Tue, 14 Jul 2015 18:45:00 +0000

Fredericksburg Trade Days in Fredericksburg Texas is this Friday to Sunday.  Hope you are making plans to shop here.  I'm located beside Barn 1 in a tent and I'm bringing a new load of things.  There are over 7 barns, tons of separate cottages, and many vendors that set up outside in tents, including myself, and several food vendors.  There's plenty to see and find.

Here are a few things I'm taking:

Hope to see you there!

Round Top Show

Tue, 07 Jul 2015 18:00:00 +0000

We were at Brandi and Kevin's field, The Show, this past weekend and had a blast.  It was nice seeing everyone.  We had never been to the 4th of July Parade that Round Top Tx puts on each year and I had always wanted to go.  It was a great turn out for the parade.  Thanks for the customers that came out and bought and support what we love.

Now it's time to get ready for the Fredericksburg Texas Trade Days.  It's a week from Friday and runs through Sunday.  Hope you make plans to come out and shop.  We have a new load we're bringing.

Here was my booth at this past weekend:

Here are a few things I found this weekend that might be going to Fredericksburg, if not you can definately find them in Warrenton in the Fall:

Did I tell you that we are going to Zapp Hall?  Well if not we are and I'm really excited...

Hope to see you down the junkin road!!

June Fredericksburg Trade Days

Wed, 17 Jun 2015 13:39:00 +0000

Hello, I just wanted to send out a reminder that it's time for another Fredericksburg Trade Days.  We've found another load of things we are taking.  Hope to see you there.  It starts on Friday, Jun 19-21

For more info. visit: Fredericksburg Tx Trade Days

Hello June!!

Mon, 01 Jun 2015 15:37:00 +0000

Can you believe it's already June 1st.  Oh my, where has the time gone.  Well for many of us in Texas the time has gone to dealing with lots and lots of rain and wind.  I pray that those in towns affected by weather can rebuild soon and of course for those that have lost loved ones, there's no replacing them of course, I just hope with time they are healed.

Since today is my husband's birthday I thought this pic was appropriate since it has a cake.

Pic: Pinterest

Here are a few shows we'll be at this month and then further down you can see other Texas shows as well:

Jun 13: Junke & Disorderly Sale @ Sweet Pea Collection, Athens Tx
Jun 19-21: Fredericksburg Tx Trade Days

*************More June Shows***************

Jun 5-7: Vintage Market Days, Dripping Spring Tx
Jun 12-13: The Old Red Lumber Yard Market, McKinney Tx
Jun 19-20: Gypsy Tramps Junk Revival Sale, Granbury Tx
Jun 20-21: City Wide Garage Sale, Austin Tx

**Note** Remember you can always click on the TEXAS ANTIQUE SHOW tab above to see more shows posted each month!

Happy June 1st!!

May Fredericksburg Trade Days

Tue, 12 May 2015 16:10:00 +0000

The May Fredericksburg Trade Days starts this Friday to Sunday.  We've found some really great things for this show.  Hope you make plans to join us.

Here's a pic of last May's booth:

Montgomery Texas Antique Show

Thu, 07 May 2015 00:47:00 +0000

The Montgomery Texas Antique Show was a great show this past weekend.  We couldn't have asked for better weather and the customer turnout was awesome.  We sold lots and lots of things and winded up bringing in three loads of merchandise.  Thanks for all the customers that came out and supported what we love doing.

I too have to brag on the ladies that put on this show.  Their hospitality is to be commended.  Not only did they individually come around and check on us all but they also made sure we had water, drinks and snacks all throughout the show.  It seemed liked every hour someone was coming around.  This really means a lot.  They took the time to sit and visit with us and asked our feedback and if we needed anything.  It's the little things that really mean a lot in this business.

Here are pics of my booth at the show:

We definitely will be signing back up for this show.

Not Every Show Will Be Your Kind Of Show

Mon, 04 May 2015 13:57:00 +0000

I have been in the Antique Show Biz for over 17 years and I've learned a lot along the way.  I also feel that I still have much to learn but this post I want to share my thoughts why every show may not always be your kind of show.We all hope that when we set up at shows that they are all successful and maybe for each of you they are.  But I look at how much I've spent just to be there before I've made any money and considered it to be a successful show.  In the past few years I've had some really great shows and not so great shows.  Maybe that's my fault and the type of merchandise I bring or maybe there are just so many factors that I can't control, like things are now getting more expensive and harder to find among other things, weather, location, etc.I do believe that not every show may always draw the type of customers that want to buy from me like they do in Warrenton or Fredericksburg Tx.  I buy vintage things, furniture and accessories and try not to paint any of it because I love the worn and original paint that the item has.  Now occasionally I come across a really great piece of furniture but I also know it won't sell in the condition it's in unless it's painted, but for me this is rare.When I set out to set up at the Sweet T Vintage Market a few weeks ago, I really didn't know what to expect since it was my first time.  I did go in with the thought that this town might be hard to sell to, from what I had heard from other friends that had tried to sell to customers in this town.  Bryan/College Station is a mainly a college town and the customers here seemed to be mainly looking for jewelry, clothes, or painted furniture.  None of which I carry. I had prayed about this show and God had whispered "he would provide my needs."  But when so many things happened like dealing with the weather and rain, then the heat and humidity was bad along with fire ants, the tent leaked and I thought maybe I had somehow missed it.  He did however provide customers almost the last hour of the show which made me so thankful and I realized that he never fails us.Due to these things, this doesn't discourage me it just makes me thankful for each time I do make a sale and to continue to listen to his still small voice.I do want to offer suggestions to the owners of this market.  First let me say I know it's a lot of hard work to get a new show going and I know this was only your second show so I hope you'll listen to each vendor that may offer suggestions.  I'm not trying to be critical but this is a business for all of us and we work extremely hard at what we do.  We've all learned a lot along the way at what works for us and what doesn't.1.  When you rent a tent, check to make sure it's from a reputable tent company, that there are not holes in the top so that if it rains it doesn't leak and ruin your vendors merchandise.2.  Tents can be dark, especially if it's raining and dark outside.  Either provide lights or ask the tent company if they are going to provide lights or ask your vendors to bring lights.3.  If you are going to block off all exits, as was done in this case, keep in mind that vendors need to be able to have easy access to their space not only for possibly unloading more merchandise that morning or to be able to unload heavy merchandise once it's sells.  I understand you want to[...]