Tuesday, April 13, 2010


Hey everyone!

I'm still kicking, believe it or not!! Life has been quite crazy for me lately. I will say that I am fine and thank you everyone who has emailed me to make sure!! Honestly, I am peddling as fast as I can...seems to be all uphill lately.

First it was my slooooooooooow internet. Then the computer I use with all my pics etc. CRASHED!!

So, between really big and successful shows at Matildas monthly, taking care of baby Brooklyn, the heading off to WARRENTON, I feel as if I am on a wonderful crazy treadmill.

Marla, Karen and I left for Texas opening day at Matildas (after the morning rush.) We flew into San Antonio, rented a car and drove to our hotel close to La Grange.

We shopped endlessly for 5 days!! We went to the blog party at Theresa's of Garen Antiques Vintage, where we met so many of the wonderful bloggers......just not nearly enough time to chat though!! Heather Bullard met us there and she became our fourth roomie.

On Monday evening we had a fabulous dinner at Royers and were joined by Deb of Curious Sofa and Carol of Raised in Cotton. A wonderful night!

On Tuesday morning we were off to Marburger. We even got in early for a sneek preview...thank you Heather! All I can say is WOW what vignettes everywhere you turned.

Tuesday night Keith (Marla's husband) and of course Matilda came to Warrenton. They left San Diego right after our show on Sunday and drove a truck and trailer to Texas...So of course we did our part in filling it!!!

Wednesday, after loading all our wonderful finds, we said our goodbyes to, Heather, who was off to Austin, to, Keith, who was off to Knoxville, and Karen flew back to San Diego. Marla and I drove to San Antonio for a two day stay with her daughter. Keith arrived back in San Antonio on Friday and we drove straight through to Phoenix...WHEW!!

Keith and Marla stayed at their daughter's home in Phoenix and my daughter came and picked me up for a short stay with her....then we were off by 6:30 Easter morning, headed for home...Ah... Home a most welcome sight ......

So, my dear friends that gives you an idea of the craziness of late...And, now, I have a week from this Friday to clean, paint, fix, unwrap, price, and oh, yeh, decorate for the next Matilda's show....Yikes!!

PICTURES...you say Pictures?@#$#@@***. Every single picture I took at Warrenton and surrounding areas came out blurry!!! Can you frickin believe it?! That camera's going in the toilet!

There are so many pictures out there right now that even if mine did turn out they would be repetitious.

Stay tuned for some fabulous shots of the wonderful treasures we packed into the truck and trailer...We done good!

Take Care and thank you for all you kind words during my time of being a not so great blogger!!



Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

Hi Gale , I am so glad to see you are blogging again. Raymond and I missed you at Matilda's. I so sorry your computer took a dive. But glad to see your back.

June said...

Gosh Gale I was beginning to think you were a figment of my imagination...an invisible playmate I conjured up long ago, but I am so happy to know that 'she lives' cause I have missed you so much!!!
I am so thrilled to here that you had wonderfully successful shows.

Lesley said...

Good morning from the UK. So glad you're back. Sounds like a wonderful trip, with so many happy memories. You've been missed. Blessings

Lesley said...

Good morning from the UK. It's good to have you back. Sounds like a wonderful trip, with lots of happy memories to enjoy for years to come. Looking forward to seeing the pics. Blessings

junkdreams said...

Good to hear things are going well with you Gale!
Happy day!

Rebecca said...

Hi Girl
Nice to see you blogging again! I loved meeting you, I wished we could have chatted more...next time! You were so cute, I had so much fun and it sounds like you did too. What a whirlwind...

trash talk said...

It was wonderful getting to meet you although I am quite sad...I didn't get to meet Matilda!
Glad you made it home safely...keep on peddlin' it honey!

Sue said...

I can't wait to see even more pictures. I have though seen pictures of Royer's, courtesy of my Country Roads family! I HATE computer problems. I used this company called "Make It Work". They are really good at what they do, just not very cheap though. Good luck with things!
Take care, Sue

Jodie (everything vintage) said...

Sheeeeee's back! My Gale is back online! wooo hooo! (I guess I shouldn't shout so loud...your computer might freak out again!)
Seriously girl, I have to go take a nap in a little bit...your travel plans made me so tired just reading about it. Where the hell do you get your energy from?
Well, again I'm going to tell you that I so enjoyed meeting and chatting with you...I just love you so much!
Maybe when I get over there to Scottsdale for Barrett Jackson, I hope we can hook up again...I miss you so much already! :)

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

So glad you got to come to the party AND loved getting to visit with you, but sorry about your pics. My camera too has been acting up. Can't wait to see what you found. Happy Sunday, T