Monday, April 6, 2009

Round Top Texas - Where do I begin?

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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.

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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.

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I wish I could have brought you all back a Swedish mora clock or a demi lune table - maybe next time.

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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.

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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.

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I have an obsession with pumpkins and gourds - so a couple of these made it back with me.

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Is there such thing as too many ticking striped pillows or antique linen?

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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 !!!

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11 comments:

Lauren said...

Oh my goodness it looks like Heaven!!!! LOVE the Swedish armoire!!!! beautiful!

High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

Wow! That looks like so much fun. I want to go to Round Top so badly!!!! I would have wanted one of everything!

Haslems said...

Looks so fun Bethany- I would love to do that someday! It would have been hard not to come home with a million things! How fun...

lindsay said...

In about 5-10 years we'll all be able to go down there and really shop!

Velvet and Linen said...

Oh, I am so jealous!
This looks like heaven to me.
Can I come next time?

xo
Brooke

Jen said...

Looks like so much fun! I'm glad you got to go with your sister. The pics are awesome!!!! Welcome back.

Maria Killam said...

omg would I have just loved to be there!

Thank you so much for your comment on my easter post.
xo
Maria

Cote de Texas said...

I BOUGHT a Moro clock from that man!!! hahahah!! except it ran on batteries. I was so upset when I got home and relized that. round top is so great. did y'all get to marburger?

Maria Killam said...

Those gourds are just a party! I need them for the kitchen I'm styling tomorrow!

Things That Inspire said...

WOW! Look at all of those mora clocks. It makes them look a little bit sad to see them all in a row like that...takes away from the unique quality they have when they are seen on their own in a beautiful home.

Great post!

Traci said...

hi bethany! found your blog through amy smiths. anyways- you look great and what a fun blog!
i was going to say, hope you had been to brimfield! love to go and usually go every year, but didn't make it this year! always treasures to find. my mom likes to come visit me during the time brimfield is on as well!
take care!!!

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