Saturday, October 23, 2010

Comfort Village Antique Show and a Surprise Visitor!

Last weekend I set up at the Comfort Village Antique Show. 
Comfort, Texas is about twenty minutes from my town and about thirty minutes from San Antonio. The show is what I think of as an old fashioned country show.  People from the town work at the show selling tickets and a local barbecue restaurant sells sandwiches and breakfast tacos. There is a sweet spirit about this show.
Many dealers come back year after year and during set up there are lots of old friends reuniting and catching up with those they might not have seen since the last show.

 I got to shoot a few photos of some of the booths right before the show opened on Saturday morning, but really couldn't capture the feel of the whole show. I was set up by myself so I couldn't get away from my booth much after that first morning.

As luck would have it, though, I had a surprise visitor mid morning on Saturday, and she just happens to be a fabulous photographer!

 I finally got to meet blogging friend, Anne, from Fiona and Twig!
Anne and I have been emailing, especially lately, since she and her husband are moving to Fredericksburg.
She is also a fabulous photographer and a generous friend.  Anne walked the show and got really great shots of all kinds of neat vintage items.

You can see Anne's post about the show here.

Remember the story of the grain sacks I bought and then decided not to sell them because my friend, Shelley, was selling them right across the aisle?

Well, here is just a smidgen of Shelly's booth at the Comfort show. She is the queen of vintage linens, especially grain sacks!

Shelley also had a TON of old clocks and clock faces. 

An finally, but the biggest miracle photo of all - a decent one of me! 

Those are rare - really rare!

Thank you Anne, for all the great photos. I look forward to having you as my Fredericksburg neighbor, and who knows, maybe one day I can convince you to set up at the Comfort show !!


  1. Great stuff! I need to make my way down to the hill country some day real soon! Just love Fredricksburg, even though I was only there once! Loved it!

  2. Thanks so much for the kind words, Ann!
    And I beg to differ, taking a beautiful picture of you wasn't hard at all. :-)

    See you soon!

  3. I would love to shop there. Loved every picture. Anne is really nice too.
    One day, we'll come to Fredericksburg. Heard so much about the area.
    That's a great picture of you. You have a nice smile. Take care,

  4. Nice photo {of you}! I know I need to post a picture of myself on my blog and am a little blog-shy! I enjoyed seeing a good country show...Americana at its best.

  5. I always get a postcard about this show. YOu've sold me -- gotta go next year! Great photo of you!

  6. What a great looking show. I loved the clock faces and the scary booth with the head in the basket, are they from the same vendor? One day I've promised myself I'm coming to this show. Have a great Sunday, T

  7. Looks like a great show, and thanks for the introduction to Anne. I'm going to check her blog out now. And by the way that is a beautiful photo of you. Have a great week! Mona

  8. A great photo... one we actually like of ourselves is priceless! I just stumbled upon your blog and it is quite lovely. The grain sacks as slipcovers is fantastic.
    Thanks for the good read.

  9. Looks like a fun show! LOVE that beautiful photo of you!!

    happy weekend!

  10. you look gorgeous ann!

    this helped fulfill my longing for a good antique show but makes me long for a trip to hill country. lucky fiona......and you!
    thanks for sharing

  11. I've been considering going to this show and after seeing your pictures, I'll definitely make the trip next year. Thanks so much for sharing!

  12. This looks like a nice show. A must do road trip for next year! Thanks for posting.

  13. I love the post. And that is a wonderful picture of you, Ann! You might have to trade me that shirt for something.... Can't wait to meet your new friend!

  14. How fun to meet one of your blogging friends!! Looks like a great time...

  15. Great photo of you. Looks like it was nice weather and a great time.

  16. Oh great looking things , I am such a treasure huntress!


  17. I stalk your blog regularly and always look forward to a new post. Just wanted to comment (for once) and let you know how much I enjoy it.
    Great pic! Such beauty in that smile!

  18. So many goodies! I would have wanted a truckload.

  19. Hi Ann, this looks sooooo fun. I really need to go sometime but would need a freight train to get it all back home!

    Love your photo BTW...; )

    xx kelley



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