a FuN fUnKy FoLk ArT sToRe!

Journey along with self-employed artists, Richard and Linda Hamilton, peek into their lives... full of the daily challenges and drama of owning and operating Texas Trash and Treasures!

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

play day

I am not sure why any human would want to do this, so I went to see for myself...

Here is what I observed. Must be a man thing. Richard's most recent triathlon!

Friday, June 18, 2010


You know what is a really sad thing for a blogger???...............to blog and not know if anyone is even reading the blog!!!!!!!!!!!!! That's how I feel today , I'm sad... (maybe the heat has gotton to me) someone please COMMENT!! Gosh I am hot...........

Thursday, June 17, 2010

gotta make the wigits

yes we are actually taking fall and christmas to dallas market..............

Sunday, June 13, 2010

baby doll fairies

One of the more unusual and somewhat controversial items Richard and I create are the "baby doll fairies." Some customers are freaked out by them, some say they are creepy. But that's not our intention. We look at it as if we are bringing new life to the forsaken, forgotton and abandoned. Re-working the dolls into "folk art" hopefully will extend their life and bring endless conversation and enjoyment to their new parents!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Dallas Market

Last week Richard and I decided to sell our "Trash" at the upcoming Dallas Market cash and carry. That would leave us about 17 days to produce what we believe would be enough product. It is a risky goal, almost impossible really, to attempt to prepare for one of the country's major markets. But we are not rookies and we took it on. Facing record breaking temperatures most days and unbelievable rains, (paint doesn't dry in the rain) we trudge on....day after day.....like hewbrew slaves....with sweaty brows, short tempers, (especially me) and high hopes as we question ourselves hourly..................CAN WE DO THIS!!!?????

Sunday, June 6, 2010

road warrior

I love MEN! I mean in general I admire and respect most MEN. I love how they are wired to do what women can't or won't do. OK, I realize that is a controversial statement considering the times we live in, but hey it's my blog!! I love my husband, Richard, especially because he is, like most men, a warrior. He goes into his battles to win! That's what men do! This particular battle occurred on the side of the road coming home from our Oklahoma show. I think he actually got excited when we blew out a wheel bearing on our trailor. Ofcourse he had all the parts to fix it and so he jumped out , telling me , his fair maiden, to sit in the truck with the air conditioner running. THAT's WHAT I AM TALKING ABOUT!! I certainly wasn't equipped to fight this battle! What do I know about re-packing a wheel bearing!!?? So I watched him in my rear view mirrow, smiling, admiring him at battle. He attacked the tire with a vengence, and just as he began to grow a tad weary, another MAN pulled up, didn't even ASK if he needed help, just got on the ground beside Richard and dug in. It was wild!! Two warriors. A few hours later, we were flying down the highway again, my warrior at the wheel, no doubt proud of himself for slaying the dragon. I LOVE MEN, well I mean I love MY man.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

behind the scenes

Oklahoma was fun, and alot of work to get set for the thousands of people we saw. Here's a peek at what we do...........the beginning, right up to opening day.

thank you!!

Thank you Oklahoma City!! We really enjoyed meeting so many of you nice,cool people!! And we loved bringing your money back to Texas! Thanks to each and every one of you.

Oklahoma loves Texas Trash