Coming This Week – Gypsy Market

Starting Thursday night I will be set up at the Gypsy Market here in Spring, TX at the Klein Multi Purpose building. The building is on 2920, not far from the Grand Parkway. The doors open Thursday at 4, then all day Friday and all day Saturday. There are some truly great vendors and yummy food. There is an admission fee, but it is worth it.


I will have some of my treasures from France and England.

My broken china jewelry will be there too. These necklaces have so much character and are one of a kind. They make a great gift too.


As well as a few Texas treasures that I have found.




What I Bought in Round Top

I didn’t buy much when I was at Round Top, I was too busy working! I did pick out these two special pieces though. My purchases cam from Marburger, since I was setting up there I did look around some during breaks.  This hand tied quilt caught my eye immediately. It is a lap quilt and I absolutely love the colors. The matched pair of painted pieces are from a New Orleans mantel and they are painted on cypress wood. The hand painted charm of this pair  caught my eye as soon as they were brought into the tent. I was directly across from them at the show and had plenty of time to gaze at them as I worked. I knew if they didn’t find a home during the show that they would go home with me. These pieces will be able to find a place almost any where in my home, I love these colors!


The chair underneath was a purchase from the Waterloo Market in Belgium.

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Fall 2016 Marburger Recap

The past 10 days at Marburger Farm were just what I hoped they would be. It was intimidating and inspiring and so much work!  I am so thankful I had the opportunity. I took a few pictures to share with everyone that couldn’t make it to Round Top during Antique Week.

You can always follow me on Instagram @BrocanteTreasures, I post regularly there.

Here is a shot from just inside the gate on opening day. After 5 days of set up I was so excited and nervous about letting customers in. I love getting to the show early and taking it all in. The tents are a peaceful place before the sun rises and they fill with people.


Round Top, Texas is such a special place.


Look at that happy girl! This was opening day just before the bell rang. It was so fun to see all of the customers lining up and ready to shop.  Check out the #Marburger tag for lots of fun pictures.img_4318

And here is my booth on opening day. I worked so hard on this space and it paid off when the table sold before lunch! My lady is there in the background. I made her skirt to display vintage hankies. She was a big hit with everyone.img_4270

Gotta love a SOLD tag!img_4322

Here is the other side of my space. I packed a lot in to my space.img_4265


This big beautiful piece sold as well. img_4357

I had so much fun setting the table with the set of vintage Limoges, my amber glasses, all the assorted silverware and a two tone plate to top it all off. img_4268

My favorite little vignettes from this show were the ones I created inside my vintage copper pots. img_4277

Look at all the brass, perfect for fall. img_4352

A french scale with brass horse bookends was an eye catcher. img_4382

This stack of blue and white was so pretty, and a couple of pieces sold before the show even opened. img_4249

Another show stopper, my succulents in a tea cup. If you need a hostess gift then this is such a fun little option!img_4286

One more little corner of goodness tucked away.img_4254

Decorating for fall really is so fun, look at that pop of orange with mid century blue and white. img_4401

These mugs were made in England and are a more generous size than most vintage pieces. img_4391

I did very little shopping while out in Round Top, but I did find this sweet little kite from Brazil.img_4388

I wasn’t able to take pictures of any other vendors, but this is the display across from me. I did come home with something in this picture. Can you guess which piece? I will be sharing everything I bought next week. img_4366

And here is the sunset on closing day. It was gorgeous and a fitting end to an amazing show. I met so many great people, dealers and shoppers. I learned so much about the business, about design, and about what I am capable of. God moved in a big way for this to happen and he was with me through the whole thing. I am already working on ideas for the next show, March 28-April 1. Make plans now! dsc_0058

My next show will be right here in Spring, Texas at the Gypsy Market, October 20-22.  I love this close to home show and I will be bringing some really fun treasures to share.

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Living the Dream

I am living my dream. My little business has been going for about a year now and I have learned so much. I have met so many great people, and I have had some adventures. My next big adventure starts this week with Round Top Antique Week. I had a spot to set up in Warranton originally, but with the threat of an impending move I canceled all of my plans. I even scheduled a surgery that I had been putting off. The surgery had a full 6 week recovery with lifting restrictions.  After that move was canceled I was very frustrated that I was going to miss out on the Fall Show. I didn’t have a place to sell or a place to stay and I was very weak from my recuperation. I was very frustrated with the whole situation and my poor husband heard about it on several occasions.


I finally decided to do something and I emailed Marburger Farm to see if they had any cancelations. I was put on a waiting list and didn’t really think about it, but I put it in God’s hands. Even my husband was praying for my spot at Marburger. Not a week later I was moving forward with a space at THE Marburger Farm Show!

God is so good and has provided an amazing place to stay along with working out all of the logistics for the next couple of weeks. I still have a lot of work to do, but I am so thrilled to have the opportunity to set up at a great show. If you are going to Round Top I will be in Tent A, Aa12, at Marburger Farm September 27 – October 1.

If you are interested in seeing what the fuss is all about I went to Marburger Farm last fall and took some photos. The displays are incredible and I have high standards to meet with this show.  Here is a map of the show, there is a lot to see and some great shopping and food.



Here are a just a few loot shoots from France and England and a peak into my workshop. This plate rack is just in from Normandy, France and is absolutely gorgeous. I have french and english scales, enamelware for days, and so many books. I am working hard to bring as many amazing treasures as I can fit in a truck.

If you are there make sure you come by and see me. If there is something special you are looking for let me know and I will try and squeeze it in.



A Week in England

My husband was sent on a last minute trip to England for work and it happened to work out that I was able to go meet up with him! I had such an amazing time visiting England and spending some time with my husband. You can always follow along @BrocanteTreasures on Instagram to see my adventures as they happen.

I was able to visit a boot sale (a British garage sale), a local grocery store, the Sunbury Antiques Market, several charity shops, and the LAPADA Antique Fair. I explored the little town we were staying in, we saw old friends from our time in Oslo, visited Stonehenge, ate fish and chips and drank LOTS of tea.

I am trying to recover from jet lag now, but it was all worth it. I would definitely encourage you to travel if you are ever given the chance. Even if the trip seems a little crazy, GO! I have never regretted a trip taken and memories made.

I hope you enjoyed this quick recap of my week in England. I brought home a few treasures and you will be able to shop them soon, more news on that soon.

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I’m Going on a Trip

I found this little cutie at my favorite shop here in the area.  I love the blue and white stripes and the shape of this particular mug. Sometimes it is the little things about a piece that draw you to it.

What does this little cup have in common with my upcoming trip?


That’s right, I am going to England! My husband is going on business and I am able to meet him over there for a few days. I am so thankful that we have family to help make these trips possible.

We will be visiting friends, sight-seeing, and I might find some time to do a little shopping.  I am looking forward to drinking as much tea as I can in a week, and scones! DSC_0052

I will be taking my camera so be sure to follow me on Instagram and check back here on the blog later in the month.



Blue and White Enamelware

I love Instagram, and @MyIdealMess started a new hashtag this week, #EnamelwareWednesday. I like using hashtags for inspiration and to see what other people do with the same prompt. I have been needing to organized my enamelware collection and seeing this tag gave me just the encouragement I needed to gather all of these beauties. These pieces were all gathered across France and Belgium during our time living in Europe.


There are so many layers of character in here. And that crate, one of my favorite finds in France. DSC_0349

Looking for something in particular? The dark blue tray is a wonderful farmhouse piece. I will be listing a few of these on Etsy and the rest will be coming with me to my fall shows.  My schedule is coming soon. DSC_0357

This 6 is one of the pieces from my personal collection, I love it for our family of 6.DSC_0360

This blue and white check pattern is a full set of pans. DSC_0362

Some of the pieces are a little rough, but I love the character they have. That little dark blue tea pot in front would be so charming with some flowers. I might need to go to Trader Joe’s to get a bouquet. I am feeling inspired.DSC_0364

If you have a piece of enamelware that you would like to share you can head over to Instagram. Make sure you tag @MyIdealMess, the host.


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