And that is exactly the question we asked ourselves Friday morning as we pulled into Warentown, Texas. Antiques weekend is bigger and better then you can image, with everything from total junk to fine collectible furniture and art. The only way to experience it is to just jump in feet first and so that is what we did.
No, we did not rent that Penske truck to haul home our treasures, nor did we plan to make any significant purchases. You would laugh if I told you how little cash my sister and I brought. We came to be inspired and to have some fun.
I wish I could have brought you all back a Swedish mora clock or a demi lune table - maybe next time.
We decided that the only way to truly communicate the size and scale of this event would be to record the view outside our car window as we drove through many towns hosting the show. You would see thousands of tents filled to the brim, taunting you to come inside and look for something unexpected.
I loved this grouping of furniture for my own home. I love the colors of the brown and orange leather with the zebra hide. However, it was the back to back benches and large ottoman that caught my eye. I have a long living room with windows along the back - and this arrangement wouldn't obstruct the view. Perfect.
I have an obsession with pumpkins and gourds - so a couple of these made it back with me.
Is there such thing as too many ticking striped pillows or antique linen?
The best part about this trip was the people. We met some of the most creative designers and were continuously inspired by their collections and displays. My sister is such a great friend and we had so much fun together. Since we have now been to both of the biggest antique shows in the country (Brimfield and Round Top) there is only one place left to go and that is to visit our other sister in London !!!