Travels to Round Top April 3, 2015

OK, friends.  I’m back and had the time of my life!


Yes, Round Top draws quite a crowd and I’m so glad we were part of it all!  I had been talking about going to this bi-annual antique shopping extravaganza, for years.  It was about time!  


Five of us, (three are shop owners), left California before the sun came up on Monday morning and met up at Austin’s airport, that afternoon.  Round Top and surrounding areas, are about an hour and a half, from Austin, so we hopped in our rental van and took off!  No time to waste!!


Since it was really too late to officially start shopping, we stopped at Leftovers, on our way to the motel.  


The two gentlemen, who own the place are masters of display.  Prices are quite hefty, but they have curated quite a wonderful stash of treasures!


The Marburger Farm Antique Show, is on 43 acres, in a little town called Burton, Texas.  It’s just a five day show, that happens each spring and fall.  But, even for just five days, the vendors go all out!


We were there, for opening day and the Texas women were all decked out, in their cowboy boots!  These women know how to take casual elegance to a new level! One woman was wearing a little black dress, with pearls and a black straw hat, with you guessed it, cowboy boots! I wish I had taken her picture, but I was trying my darndest, to not be tacky!


Look at the aged finish on this stellar antique!



I had hoped to find some ironstone, but everywhere I looked, prices were really up there!  If you have ironstone, the real stuff, take care of it!



I love all the old trucks, used in displays!  But what do you do with an old truck in real life?

I’ll just share some more pictures, so you’ll get to get an idea of what I saw.  







Don’t you love these lamps, made from porcelain stools? 


The Junk Gypsies have also mastered the retail quest for success!


Here we are, on our last evening, before heading back to reality.  So, what did I buy, you ask?  Well, considering I was without a truck…major mistake #1…, I was still able to pack my bags with beautiful Kantha cloths (hand stitched Indian throws, great for the end of a bed, some monogrammed French night shirts, that amazing tunics, over leggings or jeans, a beautiful Morrocan vintage wool rug and a few treasures for me, myself and I.

I hope you’ll find a minute to stop by the shop and see the other new arrivals, soon! If we don’t talk before hand, have a happy and blessed Easter!

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  1. Jane K Schott on April 4, 2015 at 5:23 am

    Oh, I am so glad you got to see Leftovers. Yes, sky high prices but a visual feast. Now that you have gotten your feet wet you can plan to fill a truck next time. It is a great show though isn’t it?

    • Barbara Bussey on April 4, 2015 at 7:22 am

      Not sure when, but I’ll be back! Hugs to you, Jane!

  2. Shirley@housepitalitydesigns on April 6, 2015 at 4:32 pm

    wow…love the pics and see so many things that I would have loved to take home …. glad you had a great time and yes, next time bring a truck!

  3. jodie on April 10, 2015 at 10:12 am

    Thank you for sharing! I would have had an excitement fit in there, soo many amazing things.

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