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!

Friday, April 30, 2010


three friends i hang out with on a regular basis.

self portrait

junk driveby

i actually flagged these guys down when they drove by our store yesterday. i just knew they were headed for the dump and we couldn't have that! they thought richard and i were crazy until we whipped out the cash. they smiled, quickly unloaded, and said they would be back. i bet they will!! who are we?? WE ARE TEXAS TRASH A ND TREASURES!!!

cloudy in carmine

today is friday,normally a good day for sales at our store. but it's cloudy in carmine and not too many people stop when its cloudy. go figure. that would make a good song...its cloudy in carmine...kinda like a rainy day in georgia. clouds or no clouds, God is faithful cause here comes a group of women. even if it is a cloudy day in carmine.........................

Thursday, April 29, 2010

fun random shots along our journey.

be sure to check out our grandkids.


today was a good day. any day with progress is a good day. our store is a work in progress. i want to tell you all more about that soon. (what a story). we are just happy to take baby steps every day. photo is of our friend putting up another wall in our work station. we now have 4 walls.............i think that makes a room ...........or a cell, i'm not sure which, just depends on the day!!!!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

thanks laura and deb!!

everyone should have a daughter like my laura and a neighbor and new best friend like my deb. thanks to them so very much for helping my blog (where did that word come from anyway) get a big boost!! XOXOXO..............especially because what richard and i are doing since the tin man arrived is eat, sleep, pray, mark tin,cut tin, paint tin, eat sleep pray mark tin cut tin paint tin and on and on.................

#1 helper

our grandson Lawson sorting bottle caps for future designs.

work hard......play harder

played hooky last saturday!! richard ran a 10k in austin. afterwards we roamed around that great town looking for a second location. fun fun fun!!!

Monday, April 26, 2010

What is everyone saying about us?

Come buy our stuff!

I bet you travel right by our store once a week...YEP, you know that turquoise building that wakes you up halfway in between Austin and Houston with ART and PEACE and JUNK?? And you keep saying to yourself..."I gotta stop in there sometime to see why they make me slow down to 55 MPH in this Carmine Town" OK...come on....and here is a sample of what you can buy!

The Tin Man

WOW! The Tin Man has arrived!

Gotta have it!

Come visit our store this week! We have lots of new stuff... pick up a birthday gift for that special someone.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

not sure about this...

ok people! this is not a 100% committment. let's just say i'm thinking about surrendering. i don't even really know what blogging is. who came up with this word anyway?

Friday, April 23, 2010

There's a first time for everything!

If you can believe it, I am caving in! You all said to do it, so finally - here it is. Seeing is believing!