Thursday, April 19, 2012

Round Top Spring 2012 Part One!


In the fields of Round Top you can find anything…


Burlap for table skirts or teepee’s. Yes, that’s the door to a cute little tent of clothes, jewelry & home decor.


These talented folks bring it all… From beautiful to RUSTY!!!

Junk Car 2

Thank goodness there was a SOLD sign on the fountain below or it would have been shipped home for sure. You can walk for MILES!!!! Did you hear that word MILES? You walk & walk & walk…then you drive & you walk some more. Yes, we are talking miles of tents set up in Cow Fields.

Fountain collage

Fountain LOVE!!!! I loved the color, the design, everything but, the SOLD sign. We shopped for 2 days in the fields.

Aviary  collage

And then on Tuesday Marburger Farms Antique Show opens & the anty is upped two fold (usually the prices too). This is where the serious design stuff & displays come into their own. Above is the amazing aviary designed by Linda (& her husband) of Willows Nest. Linda used to own a dress shop in San Luis Obispo & was good friends with my buddy Diana Frey but, now she lives in Burton, TX.

Little Blue Coat collage

She does stunning displays & vignettes.


While at the special Bloggers luncheon on Monday we met this sweet gal Gwen (below on the right with Cindy on her left). She needed a ride back to Marburgers so we gave her that ride with the promise of a good discount when the show opened the next day. It’s a good thing I had the “discount” as I needed it!


Shells were all the rage at the show this year so I am glad that I have been ahead of the curve with my “OCEAN LOVE” already in full bloom. I bought many shells & a lot of French papers & documents from Gwen & her sister.

Old French Paper


Next up was Judy Hills beautiful space.


I have always wanted to go to her Open House in her home in East Texas but, never seem to make it. Instead I always visit her at Marburgers.

Judy Hill & Sandy collage

Sandy was so excited about meeting Judy that she needed a photo OP!

Chicken Nester collage

Doesn’t everyone use a chicken nester for display? And a manni in a wheelbarrow?

Lamp  collage

And a rusty spring for a lamp???? And a bed full of hay???
And one of my very FAVORITE THINGS I saw at the show was this wonderful Coin Purse Art Display.


There was manni’s with ATTITUDE!!!! And a manni that I got a great idea from… Cindy gave me a cruddy one & I think I’ll decoupage her to look like this baby on the left (Below).

Manni collage And I want this bedding…

Pillow LOVE

Or this…….

Love this bed

Well, you’ve been a very good audience but, I’m afraid I’ve made this post soooooooooooo full of eye candy you may leave me. So, I’ll say good bye for now but, promise to return with more goodies from Round Top. Do you promise to come back? HOPE SO!

HUGS! Charlene


Beach House Living said...

Oh my I would need a bigger wallet and house if I had gone there.

bunny said...

I would love to do something like that here...alas, we don't. Guess I'm gonna have to come to Texas...better start saving.

bun said...

Thank you so much for showing us pictures!!!!!I saw so many things I would have wanted to come home with:) Looked like it was too much fun:)
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

Kathryn J Cain said...

thank you and again thank you,even living in Texas up the road,I never have made it,Maybe next year but =pictures give me lots of the coin purse how smart. Plus the long with the bottles simply to think on where I can find the box,I have the bottles

kerrie of sea cottage said...

Wow...I've never been to anything like it. So are you going to go visit the Prairie(Rachel Ashwells B&B)?

blossoms vintage chic said...

Oh Charlene, I promise I will be back...just passed out over the first two pics (lingered there awhile) then on to the rest of them! Thank you for such amazing eye candy...can't wait for more!
You girls have sooo much fun!!

Thank you so much for stopping by and for your kind words...I was totally over the moon!!

Hugs to you and that sweet Sandy,
you girls are the best!


Holly Loves Art said...

Eeeek! Eye candy indeed. Thanks so much for sharing all the gorgeous pictures Charlene! Looks like so much fun and you girls look beautiful.
PS - see you in a couple weeks!

Cindy Craine said...

We did have fun didn't we!! It was hotter than blue blazes but we kept on truckin' for miles and miles!!
Can't wait till next year, love ya junkin' sista"!!!!! xoxo-cindy

Anne Lorys - Fiona and Twig said...

Fabulous photos!
And you are so right about Judy Hill, she's one of the nicest ladies around.

See you in the Fall!


Monica said...

Oh Charlene, thanks for sharing pics! You make us dream...

Karen Valentine said...

Oh be still me heart! I am having wonderful flashbacks to last year when I was there with your guys! In fact the cute little thumbnail in you linked within under your post is showing a pick of all of us at the Blogger party! I'm glad Sandie got to go out and play with you again! Your photos make me feel (almost) like was there! (okay maybe not... but, I'm shooting for next year!!!)

Hopelessly Romantic Art Studio said...

How wonderful, you got to go to such a great antiquing fest. Sounds and looks like heaven!

LuLu Kellogg said...

I am swooning over all these pics. What a fabulous time you girls had. I just have tears in my eyes for missing all this fun. Maybe next time. *Fingers Crossed*


Kay Ellen said...

Looks like an amazing shopping extravaganza Charlene!
Lucky Lady :))

Thank you for taking us along your shopping adventure,

Kay Ellen

Riki Schumacher said...

Oh man I'm drooling. LOVE the photos, and seeing how happy Cindy and Sandy looked. Tooooo cute those girls. I think my fav is the coin purse display. That would be in my suitcase for sure! MORE please! xoxo Riki

Alisa Noble said...

I love Round Top.

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