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Upcoming....Don't forget, the 1st Saturday sale for November is just around the corner (November 3rd).  There are still spaces available, if you would like to set up, the cost is only 10.00. OR you could just come out for some great deals inside the store and outside in the parking lot.  Mark it in your calendar, hope to see you soon!

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You’re invited!

It's true.  YOU are invited to a party at Paply's Gifts & Antiques!  I saw this invitation on Mike's desk, so I'm sending it out to all my blogger friends.  You gotta come!!!  They've been decorating for days and there is going to be some great desserts and beverages.  I saw the list of food and drinks to be served and I've been salivating ever since.  Consider this your personal invitation to join the fun.... You are cordially invited to our Holiday Open House at PAPLY'S GIFTS & ANTIQUE MALL Thursday December 2nd from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM Holiday Desserts and Beverages will be served. 5505...

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Secret peek at CALENDAR!

Since I consider all of you my best buds, I'm going to share my secret-spy discovery I found while snooping on Mike's desk...his calendar!  Closed Thanksgiving Day Black Friday Sale and the best secret-spy discovery of all... HOLIDAY PARTY DECEMBER 2 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Gobble, gobble to all you Thanksgiving celebrators in blogland!

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Catchin’ up

Have you missed me?  Well, I've missed you, too!!  I know you're wondering about my long hiatus from blog world, and I plan to tell you all about it...just not right now.  It's a surprise.  A big one!  I promise not to keep you in suspense too long.  That would be really mean, and I have to be good...at least until December 25.  :>)   Until I'm ready to reveal my really, really big, super neat surprise, I thought I'd entertain you with a few pics of the shop that I found on Mike's desk.  I can't verify their age, since I haven't been inside the shop since...oh!  I can't tell you how long...

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Where ya been Vinnie???

I'll tell you where I've been...trying to stay cool, just like everybody else in Texas!  Can you believe this heat?  I don't know if you realize it or not, but mice sweat, too, and I've been all but swimming in it! While I've been sweating, Brenda and Mike have been busy.  There's a new section to check out at the store...The Bargain Barn.  It's directly out the back door.  You can't miss it.  Here's the sign that marks the place... Here's a peek inside the front door... Okay.  So it's not much of a peek.  But it does give you an idea why I'm not too happy about the new Bargain Barn. ...

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Shhh. Mum’s the word.

Do you know what this weekend is? No, not the Fourth of July.  I mean, yes, it is the Fourth of July, but that's not what I'm talking about.  It's First Saturday at Paply's! And you know how I feel about First Saturday at Paply's. (If you don't, then please read the previous post.) That's why I'm asking you to keep quiet about it. Rumor is there may not be as many vendors in the parking lot as usual, 'cause it's a holiday weekend and all. Hmph. As if that's gonna make my life any easier. I swear Paply's vendors have gone crazy. There isn't enough empty space in the store to turn around in. Every...

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I warned you!

Don't say I didn't warn you.  This is what Paply's Gifts & Antiques parking lot looked like on June 5.  And these pics WEREN'T taken when the BIGGEST crowd was there.  And I didn't take a single pic of the people INSIDE the store.  You couldn't stir 'em with a stick, they were so thick.  If you STILL don't believe me after I've provided you with the proof, then you better make plans now to be there July 3 and see the madness for yourself.  And don't say I didn't warn you, 'cause I did. This mouse is outta' here.  I'm still recovering from the invasion that occurred on First Saturday. ...

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Help! The masses are coming!

Do you know what Saturday is?  FIRST SATURDAY AT PAPLY'S!  And, yes, I screamed that...and not in a nice way.  I bet you'd scream, too, if you lived here--or anywhere near here, for that matter.  I was eavesdropping--my favorite pastime--and heard Mike on the phone talking to someone who wanted to rent one of the spaces in the parking lot for the big Saturday sale, and he said, "Sorry.  We are already full."  Full??  Oh, woe is me.  That means there's going to be people in the parking lot with stuff to sell, people in the parking lot wanting to buy the stuff for sale, cars everywhere, people...

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New look for Paply’s!!

Woohoo!  Paply's has a new look.  Get a load of this sign that was erected this week. How fab is that?!  I heard Claudia, one of the vendors, say, "Now we don't have to explain to people about the Oma's Flea Market sign any more!"  (You'll have to imagine that said with a German accent, 'cause I don't know how to write with accents.  :>)Seems it always confused people, when they were trying to find the store.  The store is called "Paply's Gifts and Antiques Mall", but the big sign on the pole said "Oma's Flea Market."  Well not now!  Here's another pic that shows part of the building...

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The Official Vinnie-Tour of Paply’s continues….

Last time I updated the blog, I told you about the patio.  Well, I've found more new area for you to explore!  One step outside the patio there are some neat chairs with flowers on the seat.  I guess that means these chairs are decoration only, huh?  :>)  Some days the flowers look really pretty.  Some days they don't.  The day I took these pics was one of those 'don't' days.  It's this Texas heat.  There is nowhere outside the store where there is shade to protect the plants from the broiling sun...I know because I heard Mike explaining all this to a customer the other day, who was telling...

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