Monday, September 26, 2011

The Rusty Rose....

We are very proud to have The Rusty Rose coming back to the Fall Show! The Rusty Rose is ready to help you accessorize your life! Owner and designer Andrea Glenn began making her own jewelry several years ago because of a passion and interest in the latest trends. Several unique pieces and compliments later led to much attention from friends who wanted to purchase her creations, and the rest is history. Andrea grew up showing livestock and horses and was always on the hunt to find unique outfits that were different and helped her stand out from the pack in the show ring. That outlook has carried over into adulthood, and she always wants to find an outfit or accessory that makes heads turn. Andrea can be spotted wearing things a little different to make people take notice and look twice! Aside from running The Rusty Rose, Andrea is employed as a sales rep for Plainview Farm Chemical where she sells seed, chemical, and fertilizer. Making jewelry and selling clothes allows her to still be girly when she isn’t busy out in the fields with her full time job. Andrea graduated from Texas Tech University in 2007 with a degree in ag communications. Specializing in one of a kind jewelry, clothes, purses, belts and other great items and constantly on the hunt for new and different items to provide for our customers!!
Be sure you check out their beautiful website and also become a fan on their Facebook page!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

It's crunch time ladies!

Um...where did all of the time go? Just one month till the Holiday edition of Petticoats on the Prairie! And you know what that's "get busy" time for all of us ladies!! But it's also a very fun time, because we get to start sharing our vendors with the rest of the world! We would not have a show without our incredible vendors, and we are constantly trying to figure out ways to make them feel welcome and appreciated. Mary has already got the vendor gifts all wrapped up and waiting to go for the Fall Show! We will be sharing vendors here on our blog and also on our Facebook page. First, we want to thank Fancy T. Smith, owner of Cactus Creek Daily, for sending this first vendor, Redhouse Ranch, our way! Cecilia was lucky enough to meet Fancy at her store on a recent trip to Missouri.
Rodeo Queen Cecilia Scott visits with Fancy T. Smith at her Cactus Creek store in Weston, MO.
Not long after that, we got an email from Mary Jo Vick, saying that Fancy had told her about our show and she wanted to be a part of it!! So we are very excited to welcome RedHouse Ranch Jewelry to the party in October!
Mary Jo Hand carves each piece in wax, then it is cast in pewter! Her designs are incredible and we are thrilled to have her at our show!
Head on over to her website... and also check her out over on Facebook. And of course, we hope you will come visit her booth at Petticoats on the Prairie, October 21st and 22nd!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Six Degrees of Separation OR It's a Small Junkin' World After All

This is a very comprehensive blog. Read carefully, because I'm not repeating myself. Be prepared for a pop quiz at the end.
1.) In February 2011, 4 Rodeo Queens and 1 Rodeo Princess flew to Portland, Oregon to visit The Funky Junk Sisters' Junk Salvation show. We met Dixie DeRocher and Linda Albers. We also met Isabel Lang, Lara Blair, Diane Kaser, and Lisa Love Harris of The Garden Cat- all great Northwest bloggers and antique lovers.

Rodeo Queen Leeann is visiting with Isabel Lang of Maison Douce.

Lara Blair is The Modern Prairie Girl.
This is Diane Kaser of Molly Mo's.

2.)Round Top Spring 2011. Janie's Prairie Picnic at her sister Linda's Six Acres. Lisa Love Harris gets us to go to the Bloggers' Party at Theresa Cano's booth in Warrenton. We meet Theresa, Malisa Hargrove of Pent-Up Photos, Tracy Smith and Suzanne Sexton of the Girls of Rusted Gingham. Kristi Knox Day was there but we didn't meet her at the time. These ladies all love antiques.
Here are Lisa Harris, her daughter Emy, Janie and Suzanne.
This is Lisa, Emy, Suzanne and Tracy.
Here is Malisa Hargrove of Pent-Up Photos.

3.) Petticoats on the Prairie in April at Black Locust Farm. We get to meet Kristi Knox Day. Her blog is called Junkology 101. Through Kristi, we meet photographer Amy Boland on Facebook.
Malisa and Larry Hargrove of Pent-Up Photos were vendors at POTP. Here's Malisa with Rodeo Queen Cecilia.
Lara Blair - The Modern Prairie Girl, on the far right, was our special guest at the spring show.
Here are Rodeo Queens Cecilia and Dana with Ann-Denise Anderson of Whim and Fancy Designs. Ann-Denise does wonderfully whimsical things with paper. Did I mention that all of these women love antiques?

4.) Paper Cowgirls. The Rodeo Queens connect with Cindy Mayfield and her incredible workshops. Ann-Denise is a presentor and Kristi is a happy participant. There is talk of a spring show in Waxahachie with Cindy and the Rodeo Queens. Cindy's blog is called Yapping Cat Studio. Can you spell a-n-t-i-q-u-e lovers?

5.) Summer of 2011. Lisa Love Harris spends the summer in Texas! She packs her trailer with so many antiques that daughter Emy and family dog were pretty squishy in the back seat. In San Antonio, she meets up with Suzanne Sexton of The Rusted Gingham Girls, Kristi Knox Day, and Amy Boland. BTW, Amy's blog is amybolandphotoblog.

On her way back to Seattle, Lisa stopped to see Rodeo Queen Janie in Big Spring.

6.) In November, Rodeo Queens Leeann and Janie will be vendors at The Rusted Gingham Girls' show in Gonzales, TX. Guess who we will see there? Kristi Knox Day, Suzanne and Tracy and hopefully Amy and Malisa. And maybe some other great bloggers and ANTIQUE lovers.

OKAY, here is the POP QUIZ...what do all of these antique lovers and bloggers have in common with Kevin Bacon?

Just wanted to see if you were paying attention!

Answer to the pop quiz: Kevin Bacon loves Antiques Roadshow and all the little old ladies who love their tchotchkes.

Don't forget to come to Petticoats on the Prairie on Oct. 21 and 22. You will find more than tchotchkes. And some of the Rodeo Queens' husbands definitely look JUST like Kevin Bacon.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Bragging Rights

What's not to love about a 9 year old boy named Will? 4th grade is a new adventure; Girls are still yucky. And when you ask him if he wants to buy a homecoming mum for a girl, he says, "Why would I want to do that?"

What's not to admire about a LSU graduate named Wendy in her first teaching job? Beautiful and full of excitement and energy. Ready to make an impact on young students and making her parents proud. Mom Dana said she got a raise when Wendy got her first paycheck!
How can a mom and dad not be proud of a young man named Will who just got a job as an assistant golf professional in Richmond, Texas? This guy was swinging a golf club by the time he was three years old. Moral to the story - do what you love.

Who wouldn't be the proud parent of a creative and talented display designer named Andrea? Andrea designs for Macy's Department Stores and her young and hip display was recently selected to appear in all Macy's stores. When Andrea comes to town to help her mama stage windows and set up at Petticoats, it is nothing less than awesome.
Rodeo Queen Leeann came up with the idea of creating a Petticoats on the Prairie cookbook. In the process of finding recipes, it was discovered that the Rodeo Queens descend from a rich heritage of pioneer prairie women. The cookbook was a work of sheer dedication and determination. It will premier at the show in October.

The cookbooks graphics are incredibly beautiful, and that is all a result of the unique talents of Rodeo Queen Cat. It is sincerely believed that the book will be a stellar cookbook with gorgeous graphics. Cat was definitely sleep-deprived, but the deadline was met!
Rodeo Queen Cherry's Colorado City store The Dragonfly was recently named a finalist in the Texas Downtown Association's Best Downtown Business Award. The winner will be announced in Nacogdoches in November. The Dragonfly is certainly deserving of this honor and we wish Cherry the very best.
Rodeo Queen Mary was affectionately known as Nurse Mary to hundreds of schoolchildren in Colorado City for 30 years. Now that she is retired, she is spending more time minding her shop "What's in Store" in downtown Colorado City. Mary is known for her quirky and unique store window displays.
Rodeo Queen Janie completed 33 days of radiation therapy this summer for Ductal Carcinoma In Situ. Rodeo Queen Dana (the one in red) was one of her radiation buddies for the trip to Midland everyday. Dana very obligingly took Janie to estate sales nearly every Thursday for a month. Junkin' queens don't get the blues.

Rodeo Queen Cecilia is excited about the house hunting she and her husband have been doing in Eastland which will take them closer to that special grandson. She's hoping to find a house large enough to accommodate all of her Rodeo Queen artifacts.

Rodeo Queen Marsha is keeping herself busy with mums and flowers at her floral business, Colorado Floral and Gifts. She's one of the creative minds behind the decor at Petticoats on the Prairie!

Please make plans to attend Petticoats on the Prairie Oct. 21 and 22. We are thrilled about our new location in Colorado City at the Mitchell County Fair Barns. See you there!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Time is sure flying by!

Can you believe it's already September?? Time has flown and it's getting closer and closer to our Fall Show. We have moved locations, and it was a tough decision to leave Black Locust Farm in Ira. BUT....the good news is that the new barn in Colorado City really allows us to have all of our vendors inside and gives us some much needed growing room! That being said...we do have some spots that need filling up!! We are looking for unique and handmade items specifically. We need more funky junk..more vintage, recycled, upcycled, eclectic and fab goodies! If you know of any vendors that fit that bill...send them our way!