As we near the end of our first five months at the Westside Antique Marketplace in Aledo, TX, The Green Poodle's Attic has decided that we need more room.
Our current space is 6 feet 10 inches x 6 feet 8 inches and seemed like a great place to start back in February.
Now, we realize that we need more room if we are ever to clear the attic and maintain the look we want in the space.
So, during the first week of July, we'll be moving to a space that is 10 feet by 7 feet. It will take us some time and we will do our best not to disrupt sales (of course!) but we think we need to do this so that we can display more of the things we want to have on sale and maintain the look we like.
So, come on out in July and see our new digs and the "new" merchandise we'll have available with the increased space.
And thanks so much to all of our customers. We truly appreciate each and every sale!
May 2019 was the best month yet for The Green Poodle's Attic at Westside Antique Marketplace in Aledo, TX, just outside of Fort Worth, on the West side.
We're also off to a good start for June and look forward to many more good months thanks to our customers and, yes, to the other vendors at the WAM.
I think the title speaks for itself. If you cook for someone who has the dietary habits of a 5 year old, you know what I mean. Anyway, there's a new entry on my cooking page for the first time in quite a while. Check in out.
Summer arrived here in North Central Texas on Wednesday, 15 May 2019. A little later than usual but unmistakable with its rich blue skies, high altitude clouds, brisk breezes, and heat index (temperature & humidity) that makes you want to stay indoors most of the day.
This followed an unusually long, wet, and colorful Spring. All of the local lakes are overflowing. I hope the ground water supplies are replenished as well. The Texas Blue Bonnets, which always begin the wild flower parade, were spectacular. Then their neon pink sisters were more numerous than I had ever seen. Next were the purples, pink, and reds of such flowers as the Blazing Star, Indian Blanket (my apologies to the Indigenous Peoples), and Thistles. Finally came the yellows varying from butter to golden. I don't know the names of most of these flowers but they are spectacular and the mix of color in the highway medians is breath taking. Topping off most of these is the white Milk Weed and another ruffled white flower with hostile foliage.
Those of us in North Central Texas have been able to enjoy these blooms for a couple of months now but soon they will go. As the heat of summer increases and the rains disappear only to return in Winter, the highway department will mow all of this abundance down to decrease fuel load in the event of wild fires. Yes, with wind gusts up to 60 mph, temperatures in excess of 100F, and high ozone levels not uncommon, wild fire danger is high most of the six months of Summer. So, no outside burning of any kind until after Halloween. It's Summer!!!
A lot has happened since my last post.
The 2018 Holiday Season is effectively over here at the home of The Green Poodle. Here's the recap:
As for New Year's Day, the tradition is this part of the USA is black eyed peas, which I will never eat again as long as I live no matter how hungry I think I might be. BUT, I might do a pot of pinto beans with some ham and cornbread.
Hope you enjoyed the 2018 Holiday Season and hope you have a very Happy and Prosperous 2019.
A Dog's Purpose
The Arrival of Wang
The Dog Lover
Year of the Pig
French Onion Soup
Finally At Last
Happily Never After
Thru Kitchen Window
Skeleton in Closet
410 Pounds of QuikRete
Desire and Love
Bird Feeder of Dreams
Tribal Bugs n Leaves
Curly & TheGreenPoodle
My Funny Life
The Ranch (NetFlix)
TV ... Upcycling
Lost In Space
The Toys that Made Us
The Spy Next Door
A Wrinkle in Time