Saturday, June 25, 2011

Antiquing: Throw Me a Bone!

The Round Top Antiques Fairs ( and I do mean fairs ) that occur at the end of every September and March are HUGE. Thousands of dealers...... Then throughout the summer it is hot but THE BIG RED BARN opens it's doors to give you a little taste of what is to come.....

A beautiful selection of quilts from Blue Hills Antiques.......These are the real deal.... Not knock offs.

Also from there.... And see those French chairs in the back?   Love them, they need some work but I will be doing the work because they are at the shop now waiting to go to Beadboard Rehab.

I loved the glass bottles here...

And the large Mercury glass bottles here.

Ok, now here is a lovely linen dealer but look at her body language, in the back of the picture.   She looks like the Police with her hands behind her back.  I am sure she has done many venues like this before, but  in the first hour of the show I think it would be better to "make nice" and seem more welcoming.  Also, the man in the purple shirt, probably was waiting patiently for his wife to go through another dealer's area.....
Maybe not his thing ,but he is trying....... Like a gentleman.

I loved this booth, they didn't have any business cards and I didn't want to take up too much of their time, as I think their customers should come first.   Name is Industrial  SOMETHING.  The spoons were great 2 for 5$.....

Great crystal pieces from chandeliers, people were scoopng up in their hands.... They were clean, and shiny, not with grime on them like a lot of dealers.... These people make the extra effort......

Two adorable chandelier shades from Cabin Creek Lodge Antiques.. I bought these.
They are at the shop on two vintage glass candlestick lamps........

I love bakelite... Being from California.....
.This is from Vintage Linens and Beads in Columbus, Texas.

Beautifully arranged.......

I think this is J Hill Designs, Kilgore, Texas. Not sure......I was power shopping.....
Pretty cart with fresh herbs....Reminds me of France...

I loved this stand for clothes..... They used the base from an old mannequin and
put cast iron finials on it.......From Willow Nest Farm, in Burton, Texas. 
 Linda and Ludmil Marcov do a great job.......


  1. Wow! Looks amazing - would love to be near enough to go to something like this! Love cart!

  2. Thanks for this beautiful post. I love the final image of the artfully displayed white garments
    Helen Tilston

  3. I would have been like a bull in a china shop!
    Those chandelier crystals would have been wiped out!
    So much lovely here.
    Thank you for sharing.

  4. Looks great - love those large mercury glass bottles!

  5. Wish we lived closer and could come to the smaller markets in between September and March. We are needing more merchandise to sell right now. Are you going to grill peaches tonight? Mona

  6. Looks ideal way to pass time! Tracey xx

  7. These quilts are beautiful! I always would love to have an old and genuine American quilt, they are just very special.
    I like the jars (3. image), love the wonerful bakelite-collection, and your comment about the 'linens' gave me a laughter - good sense of humor!
    Great post!

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  9. Everything looks great, thanks for sharing.

  10. Everything is beautiful . I don't know how I am going to make it but I have to come (one day)

  11. So glad you did a post on this show. I didn't get to go this time and I've been searching to see if there were any posts out there, so I guess you were the only blogger to post about it. Loved seeing Judy's booth, she's so creative.

  12. Flea'ing in Texas just has to be some of the best, aside from Paris of course. But no one shows us the ropes like you do. I"m so glad you snagged those French beauties to re-hab. They will look amazing once you work your Maryanne magic. I wish you and Robes a fabulous 4th. Hope it cools down enough to enjoy the evening and all it's festivities. Eat, drink and be merry & for me too!!

    xo Deb