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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Round Top Spotlight, Mindy, Maggie & Lilly

Today I'll show you Mindy's space first.

Some final touches

Pretty pretty

Right next to Mindy's tent is
Maggie & Lilly's place

Eye candy everywhere

Next Post, Teresa Cano's spot

Sweet Peas in Warrenton

For my first spotlight post, I'll show you Gloria's tent in Warrenton
As you know Gloria owns Winnie & Tulula's. Half of WT is Sweat Peas which specializes in custom bedding. Gloria's bedding is to die for.

She uses wonderful vintage pieces for display

Gloria sells to lots of decorators

Her space was so beautiful, I wish you could have seen it in person.

She is in the field with the building that says "The Gin" Not sure of the field name.

Ask around, someone can tell you where she is.

And the fields just around Gloria's tent have some great junk vendors. You know the kinds where it's all strewn out on the ground, and tables, and ready for you to dig through.

Next Post, Zapp Hall Field

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Round Top People and Pups

Today we'll be looking at folks I know you know. These gals are still busy working the sales everyday for the next week or so.

I love this one of Mindy, this was Thursday, set up day

Maggie & Lilly discussing the best way to decorate

Teresa Cano of Garden Antiques and Theresa of Time Worn Interiors

Gloria visits with another dealer friend. The conversation looks serious. :)

Ok, now for the pups. I for one do not shop with my dog. I'd be too concerned about their feet, and their need for water etc. But lots of people do and there were some cute ones out there for sure.

This was a litter of the cutest great dane pups. They were for sale, $600 ea, WOW!!!

This is either Maggie's or Lilly's puppy. She had her place on the pillow at the check out counter

Dressed for shopping

And when those cute little pups grow up, this is what they'll look like.
I love this breed, very gentle they are. But I couldn't afford to feed one.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Round Top for Dummies, What is the Round top, Warrenton, Marberger Antique Show???

This is a slightly edited post from last year. Several folks have asked me about the show I will be attending this weekend (as a shopper, not seller) and so I decided it was time for a primer on Round Top/Warrneton

For years I've heard about the big sale at Round Top, I've also heard it called Warrenton, and
This has been a point of confusion for me and one of the reasons I've never made it down there. I also had heard there are "No deals at... (one of the show names)." Also another reason I never made the trip. After meeting several of the dealers who sell there, I decided to get down there and see what it was all about. I also wanted to figure it out, so I could clear up the confusion (If anyone but me was confused).
My first stop was this web site. The site says

"AntiqueWeekend isn't just one sale, event or show,
it's dozens!

So now we have another name. "Antique Weekend". For Simplicity we will simply call it the Round Top Show, it happens twice a year (Spring and Fall).

The cities of Round Top and Warrenton Texas are right next to each other, Actually Round top just North of Warrenton in Central Texas between Houston & Austin.

Along both sides of SH237 there are fields. Some fields have permanent buildings, some do not. There are many tents set up. Each field is it's own show, and each show has it's own vibe and name.

These signs and buildings will help you navigate the show (s), and serve as landmarks.

Many flow into 1 big show for the most part. Some are separated by space of empty fields, and a short drive will get you to the next one.

I live in North East Texas so I simply headed south for about 4 hrs, with my GPS telling me where to go. As I enter the city of Carmine (N of Round top) I begin to see some small shows with A few tents set up etc. These shows are small, but worth the stop if you have time. But do not think this is it, there is much more.

Keep going (south for me and this article) and you'll enter the small town of Round Top. In Town you will also see a few small shows, worth a visit, but still not the bulk of the shopping. As you head further south you'll be nearing Warrenton, and you will begin to see lots of tents, buildings, people, cars and this is where the bulk of the shows are.

Oh I forgot to mention Marberger. It is a show in and of itself. It does not have the same calendar as the other shows. Most of them are 2 weeks, Marburger does not open until the 2nd week, and the other shows have been at it for a week by that time. I did not go to the Marburger show and have nothing to add about it, but it has been written about extensively and is probably the best known of all the shows. I did see the tents and it looks very large. I believe it is the place to "see and be seen" at the Round Top shows. Please
do not go only for Marburger. If you do you'll be missing lots of great stuff at the other shows.

You can see a larger version of the map here

That's the 411 on Round Top. I'll be heading out at dark 30 in the morning and will be at Teresa's blog party Sunday night, with some Flea Market Style magazines. Hope I find some treasures, but Tamara has been at it for a week already and is getting lots of the goodies. Leave me something!!!! If you see me be sure to say hello

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Round Top, Picture Set #1-things

You wanted pics of stuff, so that is what I've got for you.This first set are just a sampling of the 450 pictures I took. One thing you'll see at Round Top is unusual, out of the ordeinary stuff, and beautiful displays.
I am drawn to the junk just thrown out on tables and in fields, so that is mostly what this set is. I have a few pretty displays from my friends and I'll point them out as we go.

Most of this needs no explanation. Just feast your eyes!!!!!

Ok these wonderful cars were everywhere and cost around450.00. They are from the furniture industry. Wouldn't they be treat coffee tables. Too rich for my blood.

This pretty sink turned planter was from Gloria at Sweet Peas

Fields of Gold

These are doll molds, there were molds for just heads and limbs too. Macabre!!!!

Sign on the store says it all.

More of those great carts

Above Mindy of Primitiques Display
Below is Lilly and Maggies place

Above Lilly & Maggies'
Below Teresa Cano of Garden Antiques

I told you, there were unusual items there. I think I remember playing on something like this as a kid.

That's set #1, Tomorrow I'll try to throw in some people.

Here is a little of what I brought home.

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