Saturday, October 4, 2014

Antiquing in Round Top ...

I'm not sure if I could ever get my fill of antique hunting. Good thing. Because this week is the semi-annual Antique Fair in Round Top, Texas. With miles and miles of roadside vendors, it's hard to decide where to begin. But, with limited time, there is only one place that absolutely can't be missed. That's the Marburger Farm Antique Show.

Just got back from a mid-week peek at tent after tent of obsession-worthy antiques. Among my favorites are the daybed (above) and dining vignette (below) - everything from the lattice enclosure and rustic mirrors to the harvest table and bare bulb chandelier crafted from an old windmill.

The same vendor made use of old tin cans and troughs to fashion some delightfully aged pendant lighting. Clever!

I love the wild boar mount with golden crown, too.

I'm a sucker for vintage signs and came so close to buying this one, but decided to craft my own as a future art project.

What I did notice in many of the vendor stalls were these Water Balls. Made of white porcelain, Water Balls seem to be the accessory du jour.

Leave it to photo stylists and coverage in Southern Living, House Beautiful and other lifestyle publications to create trendy uses for balls that once filtered municipal water sources. 

Once my sunburn heals and my feet stop aching, I'll be ready to do more shopping. Until then, I'll just file away some really great inspirational ideas to repurpose vintage pieces I have already acquired.

All photos via Alamodeus.

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