Four months after originally planning to visit the monthly Fredericksburg Trade Days, husband and I finally made it there. It was a rain-soaked trip but worth it. The drive into Hill Country alone almost made the trip worth it and made me wish we had found the time to do it during peak wildflower season.
The green hills and curvy roads were breathtaking despite the rainy drive, and the scenery put me in a good mood for looking at custom-built furniture, antiques and other treasures at the huge market. I’m glad there were more than a handful of huge barns housing many of the vendors, because the light to moderate rain decided it wasn’t going to let up at all during the trip.
I definitely would have spent more time looking at treasures for my house and garden if it wouldn’t have rained so much, but that also would have meant spending more money, too. So, I guess that’s a good thing, right?
I did buy a colorful Texas star that I plan on putting on the fence in our backyard. It’s a small but nice start to my fence decorations.
Husband and I also spent at least a half hour or so talking with Jim Henry Pfau, the owner of Pavo Real Furniture, about possibly making a custom cabinet for a unique but slightly awkward area of our house. We saw Jim and his wife at Poppy Days a couple months ago, and have been intrigued by Jim’s work ever since.
We’re looking for a piece that has some character for our somewhat cookie-cutter house, and I think Pavo Real might be the answer. The area of the house is in a somewhat curved hallway that leads from our front door between the steps going upstairs and the kitchen and opens into the dining room.
Because of the huge white wall, I’m looking for something colorful that’s unique yet practical, since it will be one of the first things people see when the walk in. This is an example of a cabinet made by Jim at Pavo Real. Wouldn’t something like that look beautiful on that wall?
I could definitely see it being the shining star in the house. Now I just have to decide on a final size, style, color, hardware… Oh, the decisions!