Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Round Top Texas Annual Fall Antiques Sale!


      It was a long drive from St. Louis to Round Top--we put over 2,000 miles on the car. And we went from nice cool Autumn weather in Missouri to Hotter 'n Hades in Texas.  But boy was it total girl FUN!

      Janine and I stayed in the home of our gracious hosts, her brother- and sister-in-law Michael and Karen, who live in Montgomery.  So it was still a 1 1/2 hour drive each way every day that we attended the sales in Round Top.  Here are some photos of the truly a-mazing "Marburger Farms" sale that we attended on opening day.  Many French, English and other European vendors were there, as well as hundreds from the US.  Many of the items for sale caused me considerable "sticker shock", but there were bargains to be found.  Karen, Janine and I shopped 'till we dropped--almost literally--in the unusually hot fall Texas weather.  There was no air conditioning in those huge tents, but it was worth it...rarely do you get to see such a huge variety of antiques from all over the world in one place.  Which ones would you choose?





 
 
 
 
 
 
 





 

 

 




 
 
   This is just the beginning, so Stay Tuned for MUCH more!
 
 
 
 
 


 




10 comments:

  1. Gorgeous pics, as always. You have a real eye for beauty, Linda. Looking forward to seeing what treasures you brought home.

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    1. Thank you very much, Kimberly. I am saving my own "goodies" for last! :-)

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  2. The treasures are beautiful and your adventure sounds wondrously fun, but can you guess now why we left Texas and returned happily to Missouri?

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  3. Wow, it must be enormous, how I wish I could come and have a walk around. Looking forward to seeing your goodies :) xx

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    1. Would have loved having you along Cheryl! Maybe next year?

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  4. Sooooo much "eye candy"! The vendors set up their space with such flair. Food for an artist, decorator, collectors sole. It's a WOW!

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    1. Yes, it was, wasn't it? Highly recommended.

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  5. Absolutely jaw dropping pictures! Any info on the card catalog? Had I known that was there, I would have driven from Illinois just for that! :) And if I may, what is the wooden cabinet with so may intricate parts? I've never come across anything like that. Thank you for posting such great pictures...can't wait for the rest! :)

    Tracy in Plainfield

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    1. I honestly could not stop and ask questions about anything I could not stuff into the back of our SUV--LOL! I did think that was the most curious cabinet with all the little ins and outs--was afraid I would faint if I looked at the price tag, so I didn't. I was having a ball just walking through and trying to capture the wonderment on my camera.

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