A Picker's Tale

Find Us at Zapp Hall, Warrenton, Texas

When we came to Texas, we expected to take a while to find a path for the Pickers Palace. Texas offers so many incredible opportunities from Vintage Markets to Trade Days and of course, we have our own beautiful barn.  In an awesome twist of fate, however, we were invited to set up at Zapp Hall in Warrenton/Roundtop. We are so excited to be part of Texas Antiques Week! With only 2 weeks to ge…

Textile stamps for decor and creating

Every now and again, Steve and I get a chance to buy entire, amazing collections of special treasures. This week, we returned from Ohio with a small collection of antique textile stamps, Some are hand carved, some are dated early 1800s. As a creative, they just captivate me. I knew these stamps existed, but I had never found one. Imagine the excitement of finding over 30. I spent a bit of time re…

Using old fireplace mantles

Old fireplace mantles offer exciting home decor options. They have a wonderful romantic vibe which we love! One of our favorite peeps from Phoenix, Laura of Threesonsfarmhouse on Instagram, filled her beautiful hearth with old books. The result was a fantastic, warm space in her beautiful home! Mantles are also trending as headboards. If you search "repurpose mantle" on Pinterest, you will go craz…

We're gearing up!

We're finally getting acclimated to our new forever home here in Texas and we're filling our barn with vintage, primitives, and antiques from across Texas and some of our favorite places farther north. With a couple of shows already confirmed, we're excited to get beautiful things ready for our vintage peeps. Keep an eye on us via social media as we lock down our 2019 events and adventures. This y…

Playing with Flannel

 As soon as we arrived in Texas, I was on the hunt for a flannel shirt. It was too hot in Arizona to wear them but I've always loved these ultimate winter comfort shirts!  Faded flannels are everywhere and on everyone right now and you can quickly see why. They're awesome! Of course, I had to give it a DIY attempt because thats how I'm wired...and why do one when you can do a dozen…

Transforming the barn and become the Palace

 We have a lot of work to do to get the barn ready and The Pickers Palace open. Our barn used to be a foundry. They made big, custom, creative metal pieces that were sent all over the world. The artist died in a tragic car accident in Austin. In the last decade, the barn sat idle but you can still see so much of the history from the equipment foundations to the old rock walls and stone paths…