This past weekend, my friend Kristi and I made the trek to the Round Top Antique Market. I adore going to the market to sift through the miles and miles (literally) of antiques, vintage wares and junk. Kristi was a virgin Round Topper, but she was a super trooper and we shopped until we dropped (almost literally).
At the end of the trip, I thought that this Spring’s market felt very different than in years past. There were fewer shoppers, the prices were higher and there wasn’t much that was really unique. If I see another reproduced “vintage” metal letter made in Mexico, I may scream. Where was the originality? Where was the quirk?
There were a few amazing pieces, though. Kristi picked up a two cast iron skillets and a really cool set of drinking glasses. I found myself another wooden bowl and this really unique sculpture. I’m thinking of putting it in the playroom since the kids really love it.
Isn’t it fun? Or, have I taken the quest for my home to be unique a bit too far? I’m leaning towards fun, but I can understand if it seems a bit creepy to some of you. To each his own, right?
I love crazy quirk, but I do have to draw the line at the creepy clowns with plaster babies in it’s mouth. Yikes! The scariest thing about this was it’s “Sold” tag. Y’all, someone actually bought that crazy thing! I did buy an awesome plaster planter from this artist, so the booth wasn’t completely unredeemable. I’ll show you guys that once I figure out where I want it to live.
Have you been gotten by any good April Fools’ Day jokes today?