Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Fabulous & Frugal Fun: Somewhere in Texas

The sun bore down on those late September days that The Elegant Thrifter packed up his wares and and headed down to the Longhorn State for the Texas Antiques Week to join forces with LeAnn Stephenson, The Vintage Laundress.

They set up their goods at The Texas Rose Antiques Show: he with copies of The Find: The Housing Works Book of Decorating With Thrift Shop Treasures, Flea Market Objects, and Vintage Details, and she with all her linen finery and china niceties. Their meeting was a match made in vintage heaven -- one that the thrift gods and LeAnn's husband smiled upon.

The dynamic thrift duo milled about the tables set up for miles around and heaped with alluring treasures, picked through old cookbooks, admired kitchen knickknacks, laughed at funny doodads, and certainly enjoyed their fair share of canned diet DR Pepper and bottles of blush wine.

And along the way they met all kinds of creative folks like Maggie from The Veranda in Canton, who can take almost any scrap of paper and turn it into a whimsical object of beauty. Oh... and they sold a book, a tablecloth and a napkin or two.

Take a look at the video and see for yourself.

Always Frugal, Always Fabulous!

The Elegant Thrifter


  1. I adore you Stan!! Texas misses it's Elegant Thrifter. I love your videos - more, more, more!!

  2. I so wish that I'd been able to meet you at the blog party, but we were only in Warrenton for one day. Drats! Love your blog, ordered your book, please wish me luck, I just recently opened my first booth in an antique mall.
    All the best,

  3. Deep Big Sigh Of Contentment. If I couldn't be there in person, thank you, thank you for taking video so I could pretend for a moment I was hanging out with the two of you!

  4. Hi Stan,
    I am so glad to have met you at the blog party! You are such a doll for signing my book for me. Are you going to come back in the spring? Trust me it is much cooler then!

  5. Well, being from Texas, and blogging with Texans, I am seeing your face everywhere. Thought I would check you out and I am glad I did. I will be wanting to read your book and pass it on to my sister... but she will have to return it.

    Maybe some day I will see ya in Canton, TX.
    It is nice to meet you in blog world.

  6. I decided to follow along and put you on my blogroll... my readers will enjoy your blog.



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