Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Antiques Shopping - Round Top, Texas !

It’s soooooooooooo warm here!!! Having left Michigan, temps in the 20s and snow for antiques shows and shopping in Texas, I’m so happy with temperatures in the 70s, sunny skies, green grass and blue bonnets everywhere - what a wonderful wildflower treat!

Been shopping nearly every day since last weekend, although the majority of the sellers here at the Texas Antiques shows in Round Top haven’t arrived yet. The first of the shows officially begin today, and even with threatening thunderstorms, dealers are setting up and buyers are shopping. Most of the dealers are under tents, but there are some in buildings and open pavilions, too. Here's more information about Round Top, Texas and it's fabulous antiques shows.

There’s at least a half-dozen shows with at least some dealers set up. Each of these shows are about 1/3 to ½ full, with the balance of the dealers arriving through this weekend. When it's all up and running, there'll be about 2000 sellers! Interior decorators, antiques dealers and early-arriving retail customers are all shopping, with the serious ones ignoring the small amount of rain and mud found in the fields.

The first day I found a nice old weathervane showing a golden retriever, see the photo above. The base and directionals aren’t quite as old as the weathervane, but that’s how it’s been for years and I’m leaving it that way. Certainly it’s not a very common subject matter for a weathervane, so it was a got-to-have country antique for my inventory! Soon it'll show up in Red Moon Antiques, available for a new home.

There’s so much to see, and there’s so many dealers yet to arrive! I'm in antiques shopping heaven. The best shows will begin next week - The Original Round Top Antiques Fair (more about that later). Marburger Farm, Shelby, plus at least two dozen more to shop, shop, shop - my feet hurt just thinking about it - but the good news is that my husband is a Certified Massage Therapist, so I’m a very lucky gal - antiques heaven and my own massage therapist.

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