Wednesday, October 4, 2017

A TRIP TO ROUND TOP, TX


"THE DETAILS ARE NOT THE DETAILS. THEY MAKE THE DESIGN." — CHARLES EAMES


We arrived in Round Top, Texas (Population 90—yes, in the WHOLE town!) last Friday and checked a visit to the biannual antiquing event off our bucket list. Y'all, don't let the size of the town fool you! This antiques fair is unlike anything I've seen before. With approximately 2,000 vendors spread out over a 25-mile distance, it's overwhelming in the best way possible. Flyboy and I looked at one another when we arrived wondering where we should begin?! We were total newbies and barely made a dent in the fair, but we had a blast anyway. We walked around for several hours gawking at the variety of pieces for sale while simultaneously trying to prevent Max from touching and breaking anything. Yikes! In a state of sensory overload, we managed to score a few cute storage bins, but I'm still dreaming about these ginormous pendant lights and a set of green leather chairs. Swoon! I'm fairly certain you could spend an entire week searching for treasures and visiting with vendors, but you still wouldn't see it all. It's just that BIG! Then again, what else would you expect in Texas? And for every vintage marquee letter being sold, there were a dozen middle-aged women that were high on life, rocking comfy sneakers, armed with rolling carts, and sipping Champs from plastic cups. That's right, even the people watching was an absolute riot! I left the flea market inspired, exhausted, and downright giddy to be surrounded by such great company. Joy is contagious when you're with people who geek out over a fabulous find!




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