4.12.2013

Round Top Report Spring 2013

Here's a report on our trip to Round Top this spring.  It was a little different than our usual routine because we went the weekend before the majority of the shows were open.  The consensus is that going early is worth it!  The pictures tell the story.

Parking is usually a breeze, but we didn't see the sign and we were so close to getting towed!


I'll be updating the How To Round Top, Part 2 post because I had my favorite guy's name wrong!  His name is Ken Bizzell of KB Design located at Excess.  I love talking to him and I wish I could spend a day working with him wherever he works.  These are keys from a piano that had been destroyed in a fire.  I'm kicking myself that I didn't bring this home for my wall!:


I did bring home a several of these piano hammers(?), hopefully I can create something cool for my master bedroom with them, I thought the colors were pretty:


Also at Excess, I thought this sideways clock was cool.  The coffee mug gives away it's size:


In Warrenton, I should have taken this big linen flag for $50.  I hope I find another one someday:


We discovered an awesome rug source in the North Gate Fields.  Nomadic Trading Co.:


They basically bleach old rugs and dye them in a single color.  Love!:


My next rug will have to be a hemp rug.  The fiber is supposed to be super strong and this guy says he throws it in a commercial front loader to clean it.  Awesome for dog owners!  Hemp rugs:


Another new source from North Gate Fields for lamps made of relics, Peter's Lamps:


I thought these he made were cool for my friends with ties to NOLA:


From Blue Hills I found this cloche that was priced too high for me.  Ever since I saw this cute post from Inspired by Charm I've been wanting one:


Also at Blue Hills, I purchased this table from Bull Chic for my Master Plan!  We negotiated and settled on $200,  great deal I think!  It's going to be my nightstand (I'll find a new spot for the trunk):


These awesome tall antlers at Blue Hills were SOLD when I went back for a 2nd look:


More at Blue Hills, a silver Art Deco tea set and a beautiful pine chest from Antiques of Dallas:



The best part of going early was being able to watch Lone Ranger Antiques unload his Swedish furniture!  Here we are loading up purchases:


Someday:


Zapp Hall wasn't open yet so we found a new place to hang, The Stone Cellar.  I don't think they were expecting the crowd but I bet they will next time!  Fun band to listen to:


Last but not least we stopped at Leftovers and picked up a few things:


After the eggs, I was so excited to find this paper marbling kit!  Can't wait to try it!:


That's it!  I wish I could have gone back a few times before it was all over, but there's always next fall!

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