Friday, May 4, 2012

"If you don't buy it, I'll buy it"

The title of this post quickly became the mantra between the three of us.  That way if one of us was "on the fence" about a purchase, one of us was gonna get it no matter what!  Our first full day of shopping was hotter than Hell but we came prepared with lots of water, mister bottles, hats & sunscreen.  The fields were overflowing with tons of FabUlous vintage finds and we managed to acquire quite a few.  THE most notable was this amazing crystal chandelier.  I watched as the seasoned Blonde bargainer extraordinaire in our group (Ms. Cindy) batted her baby blues to get the deal of the century on that bad boy.  I knew it wouldn't fit in the overhead on the plane so I had to let Cindy & Charlene share it and I'll come visit it at least once a year!  LOL

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The evening was topped off with Theresa Cano's famous Blog Party where Lisa Love Harris was the guest of honor, signing her new book, First Monday Murder. Who’d a thunk it! “A murder, a little romance and a whole lotta junk’in!”

LLH book signing

And this years' contest theme was to make and wear a crown.  Well, we did not come prepared, although I did bring my rhinestone tiara and then left it at the hotel!  But, hands down EVERYONE said this Rodeo Royalty Queen won.

RR Collage (I am so sorry I don't have her name even though I asked at least twice!  Just too much excitement to remember it all.)

OMG, that crown was the bomb!  Completely hand made, on the fly, out of rusted chair springs, vintage rhinestone jewelry pieces, feathers and lace.  I WANT IT!  We actually ran into the owner of Rodeo Royalty who helped create it and she gave me a little insight as to how they did it - SO COOL!  And take a look at their tent, the entrance was a life-size tepee covered in burlap and layered with vintage crochet tablecloths!  OMG!!  You can see it just over her shoulder but here it is up close and FabUlous.

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They even had a life-size horse AND a trailer inside the tent!  So much eye candy we were all in a daze. 

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Of course, ya know I managed to make a FabUlous purchase (or two) from them.

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This amazing top had my name all over it  It's a bit hard to tell, but it's comes just below the waist in the front and is full length in the back.  I ran amuck last year buying doilies so I had told myself I didn't need any more this trip.  I don't think this purchase counts, do you?? LOL

Next up the Bloggers Luncheon at Royers.

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