So... I may have gotten a little snap happy with my camera yesterday, but Texans don't show restraint very well when it comes to Round Top and Antiques Week. The shows are starting earlier and the entire event has grown with every season. It's overwhelming, even for locals, so if this is your first time to visit, go easy on yourself. It's Big. And a big show deserves a big blog post.
I know everyone has their way to experience Round Top, but I think it's a good idea to keep your options open. Visit a field or a show you've never been to. I promise you there's more to see this time around than ever before.
Before I show you some of the pics I took in Round Top, I want to share a couple of outstanding antiques shops I photographed recently that have been prepared especially for show time. They're close to Round Top, easy to find and so very good.
Shop owner Holly Kuhn opens Old Glory Antiques in Burton, Texas, twice a year during Antiques Week. Burton is just 9 miles from Round Top..practically next door! For this show she's filled the shop (a former Texas dance hall) with fresh Americana country antiques and accessories. The shop will be open from Sept. 26-Oct 4.
Another favorite shop that you absolutely MUST see is Leftovers Antiques in Brenham, Texas. Shop owners Ed Fulkerson and Michael Breddin have creatively re-imagined parts of the store into "Lake Leftovers" for fall. I love that this store looks different every single time I'm there. They never rest!! It's cozy, warm and packed with inspiration.
Michael and Ed know their antiques and have a passion for traveling to bring the absolute best of European and American treasures back to the store. I know it's hard to believe but these images reflect only a small part of their vast retail store.
Ready to hit the fields? Grab your walking shoes!
|SDS Designs zinc, copper and wood top tables. They're happy to customize to any size.|
One of my personal favorite stops is Clutter down the road in Warrenton . The styling is fun and the space is filled with the weird and wonderful. Mostly wonderful.
Next to Clutter is ex-cess. Architectural salvage and funky finds.
Random goodness from the fields.
The Show Daily is a great resource to help you plan your trip. It lists all the show dates and locations.
The big show at Marburger Farm opens Sept 30-Oct 4. Those tents are up right now and are being filled with gorgeous antiques, industrial trends, art and textiles.