Round Top, Texas is home of the Original Round Top Antiques Fair. If you’ve never been, let me paint a picture for you. Over 2 miles of tents and compounds strung along a Texas highway selling furniture, accessories, and unique finds from all over the world. You’ll never be able to see everything, and you are certainly only scratching the surface if you try to do it in two days, which is exactly what Amy @cutertudor and I did! But we like to consider ourselves “focused shoppers”. We know our favorite spots and we know where not to look.
My favorite venues:
- Blue Hills,
- Marburger Farm,
- The Big Red Barn,
- The Compound, and
- The Arbors.
For me, as a curator for the shop, I am looking for unique pieces in larger quantities. I will get the occasional diamond in the rough, but for the most part I want to sell more than one of my finds. It’s ok if each is a little different, but I want to grab a bundle.
If you are looking for that perfect one-of-a-kind piece for your home or your client, then you’ll find it in Round Top- mirrors, shutters, furniture, corbels, and more! I scored an amazing French Umbrella Cabinet that I’m currently using in my entryway.
We had no idea and we weren’t prepared for the occasion. You know we would have dressed up in 80’s formal dresses, but we just rolled in with our “Antiquing is my Cardio” shirts and danced the night away at Disco Alley!
It was so much fun to see our friends, the incredibly talented @deannart and @marygregorystudio. These artists are phenomenal and I was so proud to see them and their exhibits. Talent is everywhere and you’ll find so much to do in Round Top! We were sad to have missed Theresa of @linenandcake who hosted a workshop at The Arbors this year, but we’ll be back!
We stayed HERE and we ate HERE.
The weekends are crowded so try to come during the week. Round Top is a biannual event with market days in April and October. I will say that the more popular this Antique Fair becomes, the more expensive the antiques get. I suggest bringing your walking shoes, shopping the tents that aren’t in prime locations, and asking for deals.
I found Turkish Pottery, California Market Totes, French Demijohns, African Glass Beads and Cuban Cigar Molds. You can shop all our finds @shopfromsusie.