We have survived another Warrenton show at Cole’s Antique Market. For those of you who haven’t yet visited us there, my wife Sandi and I are on “Waco Dr” in Cole’s in Warrenton, booths 128 and 142 (directly across from each other).. Business was great and traffic was up!! It was a record show for us, with major contributions from Sandi’s booth. Our single largest item was the sale of a King Ranch tack box, once used on the King Ranch. We also sold a really cool English-made Jockey scale with wood frame. I did great with old Texas and Republic of Texas documents. It was great to see so many of our regular customers! Everyone was having a good time! I think most vendors had good shows, but there were a few that did not do well, even with good merchandise. There was quite a large crowd that attended our traditional Tuesday night wine tasting in Cole’s, and we did a good bit of business.
Cole’s has really become the finest free show during Antique Week. The merchandise is priced right, and is every bit as fine as the stuff in the shows where you have to pay to enter the show and/or park. There is a wide variety of goods including our Texas books and Texas/western/cowboy “stuff”, antique clocks, Texas crocks antique toys, furniture, jewelry, linens, glassware, and many more items. I even heard a rumor that at the next show the Flow Blue Boys are moving to Cole’s from La Bahia!
We had great meals at Dempsey’s in Round Top (the chicken fried steak is some of the best we’ve ever eaten), and the J W Steak House in Carmine. Sandi and I highly recommend the bone-in filet there! We also enjoyed cooking in our little trailer where we stay during the show. Actually, the trailer was bigger than the last show. Our hosts had moved the old trailer to their deer lease, and bought one a little larger for us to stay in. It sure made a difference in our comfort over the 12 nights we spent there.