It's time once again for the Mineola Antique Fair! Angea (aka Rooster Tails) and I got our booth ready this morning and recorded a short video to show you around our space!
If you can't make to Mineola this weekend, we will be in Lindale at the Vintage Market Days of East Texas next week, or you can find some of our items in my etsy shop. See something in our pictures that you like and can't find it in our online shop - just send us a message and if it's possible, we will ship it to you!
Hope yo see you soon!
Thursday, September 12, 2019
Saturday, September 7, 2019
So (almost) every Thursday, Angea and I get together and go junkin' or work on items for our booths. The next two weeks, we will have back to back shows at the Mineola Antique Fair, followed by Vintage Market Days of East Texas in Lindale. This week, we did a little junkin' and decided to drive over to Lindale and prowl around, figure out exactly where the venue was at, which route would be the best travelling, and shop at a few stores we've heard so much about. We figured this was our last opportunity to check it out, before we get really in the thick of things.
I can't even recall what this thing was called, but honey hush, it was good!
We made a couple more stops and I know everyone in town is excited about the event moving to Lindale. (It was previously held in Nacogdoches and will be held in Lindale for the first time.)
We are in the process of getting everything organized and ready to go for our next two shows... This is is maybe a 1/3 of the inventory scattered out on my bed! I'm trying to get everything labelled, tagged, and sorted by designs.
Tuesday, September 3, 2019
It's (almost) Yam Time! We are in a county fair state of mind and have created original graphic tees to celebrate a few of our favorite fall things! The Yam themed shirts have a heifer wearing a flower crown, while that's a picture of my Prize Winning Yam Pie on there, plus a basket of sweet potatoes and leaves that once decorated the Band Stand. We've got other show animals, a Ferris wheel, and a blue ribbon... All items that embody the spirit of the our local fair!
The fair has been a part of our life, since we were a child. From watching the parades from the back of our truck to riding our horses in the parade with 4-H a few years later. Carnival rides on the square, corn dogs, funnel cakes, and then the decorated yam contest when I was in the 4th grade to attending the Queen's coronation pageant the following year.
As an adult, I have made many arm bouquets for the Queen's and Duchesses and helped decorate the band stand. I've also entered pictures in the photography contest and carried out a family tradition, winning the Yam Pie contest in 2010! A picture of that winning pie is included on the shirt.
You can say that the county fair runs deep in our roots! My grandmother and aunts were also a winner of the Yam Pie Contest!
We are currently taking pre-orders for the Yam Time Shirts, to be made in plenty of time to wear in October.
Message me to reserve yours or find them at gypsyfarmgirl.etsy.com (Unfortunately, comments here don't always show up or set up as no-reply, so please email, message on Facebook, or through etsy.)
We are also planning to have some in our booth inside the Yamboree Exhibit Building, October 17-19.