Monday, August 30, 2010

Lord of the fleas ...

Don't take my word for it. I've never set foot in the place. But, that's about to change. I'm making plans to visit one of the 'big daddy' flea markets.

Hunting for a great bargain can be a team sport at Marburger.

For years, I have heard from friends near and far about the semi-annual Marburger Farm Antique Show in Round Top, Texas. Everyone has just oohed and aahed about the fabulous goods found during the week-long event set up in the middle of BFE (if you don't know, don't ask).  In this instance, BFE is located somewhere in a triangle between La Grange, Giddings and Brenham. You'll know you've reached BFE when you spot a 43-acre field boasting ten large tents and 12 historic buildings.

Country Living magazine has proclaimed that "the Marburger Farm Antique Show is one of the top ten antique shows in America." Dealers come in from across the continent showcasing and selling a range of antiques including architectural, English, Continental, Asian, industrial, garden, Americana, painted furniture, fine art, early Texas, mid-century modern, French, silver, jewelry, textiles, paintings and prints.

The Fall 2010 show begins September 28 and runs through October 2. General admission is $10, and it is good all week.  Shoppers can take advantage of free parking, an on-site cafe and air-conditioned facilities.

Somehow I'm thinking that while this may be my first visit, it probably won't be my last. The next show is in Spring 2011 from March 29 through April 2.

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