Saturday, April 23, 2011

Round Top/Warrenton Antique Show 3rd Installment

We had to take time to get some photos of the blue bonnets. These were in Brenham, TX and the last two photos are from Round Top, TX.

Marburger Farm is one of the shows you have to pay to get into. It really is worth it though.  The booths are nicely decorated with vignette displays like you would see in regular stores. They really pay attention to how their merchandise is shown.
Loved the color of this chair! But I didn't buy it. I was good.
This little girly was wonderful. I love the idea.
The crackle finish on this cabinet was gorgeous!

Isn't this a great use of faucet handles?

Lots of the walls in the booths were even taken care of. This whole booth had the vintage ceiling tiles on their walls. I thought this chair was such a contrast in color to this wall. Really pretty.

The wall in this booth was covered in book pages. Great idea! I have seen photos in magazines where a wall in a room was done this way.
Remember this guy? My family would eat at Kips Big Boy when I was a child. Fun memories.

This is Diane Cook and her husband. She had a great booth. Check out her blog . She does fantastic jewelry! If you have a chance to take a class from her jump on it!
Cuff bracelet by Diane
Other pieces of Diane's jewelry.
Wonderful thimble necklace.
Fancy cuff bracelets.
Magnolia Pearl was at Marburger Farm . These photos DO NOT do this booth justice! Their blog has a few pics of the bird cage dress and it's in better light so you can see it. Robin Brown (the owner) was in Stampington & Company magazine "Where Women Create" issue Nov/Dec/Jan 2011. I did not realize until I read the article she is from Bandera , TX. Her clothing has a gypsy kinda theme to it I think. Very comfortable to wear.

Beautiful dresses were made with wire, bodices, and I don't know what else. They were fabulous! The one in the photo above was right outside the booth and this one was inside.

Check out this magnolia flower made from paper. It was huge!! Stuck on a corner of the booth.
This bird cage hung inside the booth from the center of the tent like structure. The structure was constructed of burlap wrapped around wires and it kind of reminded me of dregs. It looked really cool though! Books had been cut into birds and were hanging from the ceiling.
Here is one of the birds made from a book.
This dress has real birds in the skirt cage. It was on the outside of the booth, opposite side from the other dress I showed earlier. The detail on the dresses was wonderful. Whoever thought of the decorations in this booth is VERY VERY creative!! Looked steampunkish! Which is soooo popular now.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Round Top/Warrenton Antique Show 2nd Installment

Leftovers Antiques  is a great place for vignette ideas. They have some beautiful items in the store and really know how to display them.

These glass globe bottles were just huge on this table. A dramatic setting.  
An apple on top of a derby.

Cool mirrors and bath rub.

 These stars were made from some kind of wood and it reminded me of the beach.

Glass eggs and a velvet bird.

Need a trophy?

Real birds.

Ice cream scoops in a case.

Bath items in great little bags.

Lavender in sachets made from vintage linens.

This soothing lavender bed would be wonderful to sleep in.

Brenham is the little town where we stayed during our trip. There were some great shops downtown to visit. One of them was Beadboard Upcountry This shop had home decor items as well as clothing and linens. The clothing and bed linens are imported from Italy if I remember right. They were beautiful!

Love to sit here and have a long chat with a friend.

This chair was at near their front door and I have never seen a chair cover that is scrunched like this. Wonderful material!

Perched on a high shelf this pillow with fabric flowers was peeking down on the store.

Love this bed!

This pillow was a scrumptious blue color and had swarovski crystals near the trim and buttons.

These flowers were sitting along this staircase outside a building downtown and I thought they were really pretty.

Melody and I ate lunch here and they have the best pie I have ever eaten! I had chocolate and she had kilime. My stuffed avocado was great too and so was her quiche.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Round Top/Warrenton Antique Show 1st Installment

Well we had a blast at the show! I highly recommend going. It's a huge one and you will need several days to look around. Lots of walking and the ground is not even all the time. You might be on gravel one minute and grass or sand the next. Check out this link for more info to plan your trip down South. The Fall show is Sept.29th thru Oct. 2nd.

We shopped almost all day of the three days we were there. From like 9:30am to 6:00pm. It was hot and we bought hats the first day to keep the sun off our faces. They helped a bunch. There are tents set up on the land off the Hwy and some buildings. Down in Warrenton it's pretty crowed with booths. One right next to the other. Right next to Hwy 237 and then out in the fields. Round Top has some areas with farms or land separating the areas to shop.

We shopped mostly in Warrenton but did attend another show on Hwy 237 before Round Top (La Bahia). Marburger Farms is one of the shows you pay to go into but really worth it to see the displays in the booths. We did not go into Fayetteville, Shelby or Carmine but there are places there also to shop. Where we were we still did not see it all.

You will find so much stuff it is unreal! If you need furniture and I mean antique pieces, this show is the one to go to. Some items were expensive but there were plenty that were just the right price. I saw some wonderful drawer units that would be great for my studio but I just do not have the room. They would store lots of stuff though! I noticed too that some items (not furniture) were plentiful there but are hard to find here locally. Like small vintage Christmas balls  just to name one. Did not find a baby bed springs, or thick yard sticks. I was looking for both of those items. But I found plenty of stuff. Below are some photos of my stash then some of the things we saw on our adventure. I will post more photos in another post later.

metal tags, metal tape measure
child's costume patterns, spoons, crochet ball, beaded trim, buttons, corks, rhinestone jewelry, wood block stamp, poodle statue (like my baby Duke!), Diane Cook charms check out her blog
doorknobs, scarf, belt with rhinestone crown buckle, hot sauce, pumpkin jelly, cucumber melon loofah soap, bird house for the birds to eat off of, Christmas ornaments, foreign money, metal numbers
paper boy bag with cool linen sack sewn on top, scarf, flower