In less than a month, hundreds of antique dealers from across the world will descend on a tiny little Texas town in hopes of unloading their wares. And I, in turn, will be there waiting to take some of their goodies off of their hands.
Perhaps one of the most famous antique shows in the the country, the Round Top Antique Weekend, is more than just a bunch of vendors set up in a parking lot. It quite literally encompasses several small towns and all of the barns, buildings, fields, hen houses, dog houses, and outhouses in the area. Okay, maybe not outhouses, but you catch my drift. This is a mecca to people like you and I, and it only happens twice a year – once in the spring and a smaller show in the fall. There are all sorts of vendors, from dealers of fine antiques (read: too rich for my blood) to “junk” and flea market dealers (read: much more my speed).
This year, I will finally get to say that I’ve shopped Round Top, and I’m inviting you, my dear readers, to join me! On Saturday, April 2nd, I’m heading over that way for an all-day extravaganza. I am setting up a carpool/caravan for those of you who live in Central Texas and would like to come along. You other Texas readers who live elsewhere can meet up with us at Round Top. We’ll shop, laugh, eat, inspire each other, and just have a grand ‘ole time.
If you’d like to come along or meet up in Round Top, either email me or leave a comment below. I’ll work on getting the details arranged. I think we have to pay admission to the big shows, and I’m sure we’d have to pay for parking. Other than that, you’ll need to save your cash for finding some new goodies for your home.
I can’t wait to go shopping with some of y’all! But, if one of you tries to put one of these creepy things in my car, I’m leaving you in Round Top.