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!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Spring and Summer designs

Holiday production ended weeks ago, so what's next?...can you believe that Monday morning we began working on our spring and summer designs?? Due to popular demand, many shapes will be returning, however we have lots of new ideas on the drawing board. So this is how our "research and development" goes....I might draw out a prototype and say to Richard "do you like this"? He shakes his head NO and I say "let's go with it then". We laugh and begin to make 100 of them!! It sure helps to keep one's sense of humor through all the ups and downs of this thing and it doesn't hurt to be proud of being TRASHY!!

Saturday, November 27, 2010


The Mayers from Brenham are the latest winnners of $50 free merchandise!!

worn out wonderful wagons

watch the waywe transformthese wonderful worn out wagons!!!!!!!!!!!!


This year we incorporated a lot what some call "glo-molds" into our holiday wreaths. This was a particularly fun wreath and will have a new home when it gets auctioned off soon in Round Top to benefit the Historical Society. Thanks Elizabeth for letting us participate.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Leon Collins

Today I met Leon Collins, a folk artist, a character, a nice man. The most fascinating thing about Leon is that he creates art with his 20 year old daughter! He does some pieces, she does some pieces and some are a collaborative effort. I came back to the store with 14 pieces.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

it will be here before you know it

HEY, i apologize!!

To my thousands, possibly millions of followers and fans, I can only apologize for being a slacker when it comes to blogging! Have I lost my touch, or am I losing my mind??!! The approaching holidays are having a strange effect on me.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

International Quilt Show

Texas Trash at the Quilt Show, hmmm sounds like a oxymoron, however you spell that, just didn't seem like the two would go together. Well it turns out that quilters love anything handmade and appreciate whimsical and "different" stuff!! So to sum it up, we loved the people and the show AND alot of trash went to new homes and gardens. A perfect weekend.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Rosenberg trash seekers

The Peddler show in Rosenberg this past weekend was a fun and profitable time, thanks to all the trash seekers!! Thank you from the turquois building on 290!!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Get your Holiday on!

here is a preview of our soon to be released Photo Notecards!

 Photography by Deb Taylor
 Art by Linda & Richard Hamilton, Deb's Trashy friends and neighbors!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Fall Fun

watching the gentle wind knock the leaves off the branches has given us our latest idea. we are having fun this fall.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

run run Rudolph

For years we have been wanting to create a reindeer. Well we finally took the time to do just that!! Made 100, and they all "ran off". That means they SOLD. So here comes another 100. Run run Rudolph!!

Saturday, October 9, 2010


Thank you to all my trashy followers who came out to buy trash from us in Warrenton. see you in 6 months.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Saturday, September 25, 2010


If you don't like fun and junk, you might want to come to Warrenton just to look at the people who like fun and junk. I love to look at the faces, and thru the hustle and bustle, I managed to capture a few.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

follow me to Warrenton

SUN IS UP..........TIMES AT HAND...THERE's a STIR ACROSS THE LAND..AND SO BEGINS ANOTHER DAY AT WARRENTON. FOLLOW ME THERE....it a tiny texas town...go to the website and read about it!! gotta go shoppers await!!!!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

bud the pieman

Royers, the cafe, was nominated by their patrons; one of 20 finalists and now all they need is our vote. Have you voted yet?? VOTE at http://tinyurl.com/26a3ywg