Marburger Farms—Vintage Treasures

I have so many pictures from the vendors at Marburger Farms this spring that I'm breaking it into two posts. Today's post is full of vintage treasures from some of my favorite booths. First up and in the category of "I don't know what I'd do with it, but it's really cool" is this wonderful cog at Fluff, the creation of Stephanie Talley. While photographing her fabulous finds, I discovered that Stephanie has a permanent booth at Curiosities, an antique mall which I often frequent when in Dallas.

One of the highlights of this show was getting to see hometown favorite, Carol Hicks Bolton. Carol was the guest speaker at a blogger's luncheon hosted by Royer's Cafe. She and her husband, Tim, have just opened their latest venture, Carol Hicks Bolton—Laboratoire de Design, here in Fredericksburg. At the luncheon, Carol spoke to the idea of making your home a haven by filling it with items that are meaningful to you—whether a bird's egg fallen from a nest or an old photograph. This was especially relevant as a portion of the proceeds from the lunch went to Dwell with Dignity—a wonderful organization whose mission is to help families escape poverty through design. If you are not familiar with Dwell with Dignity, be sure to check it out as they have many exciting projects on the horizon.

I always seem to be drawn to anything turquoise and it seems the same can be said for South Porch Antiques. Patrick and Karen Kenny set up at Brimfield and Round Top each year and will be at the Country Living Fair this weekend in Austin.

It's interesting how I go through the tents snapping photographs and it is only later that I realize many of the vendors are ones I have featured before. Last fall, I photographed a display of sea fans in concrete urns. This time I shot a combination of old letters, sea creatures, pottery and an aluminum chair only to find out that once again it was the work of Gwen McClure of French by Design.

Keeping with the theme of blue, these turquoise pots in the Tied Together booth by Sarah Stopschinski caught my eye.

As did this table display by J Hill Designs of Kilgore, Texas. I love the old door knobs used as stoppers for the antique bottles.

And a picture of a colorful paint pallette, just because I liked it—especially sitting on this old wooden bench with the blue shutters in the background.

Be sure to check back as my next post will be booths with a botanical flair.

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