Living the Dream

As I collected treasures through out France my ultimate goal was to sell them at Round Top, TX during Antique week.  I was fortunate enough to find a field that was willing to give me a chance and I was assured by my customs broker that my container would be in with plenty of time to go to the show.  As we got closer to show time my container still wasn’t in and I had to make a decision.  I decided to pack up the few things I had at my house to sell and I drove out to Round Top.


As I pulled on to Highway 237, the main road through the fields of dreams that make up Antique week, I started to cry.  To even have the opportunity to visit Round Top, let alone be a dealer was absolutely a dream come true for me.


I made it to the Rendezvous and set up my tent. Here are a few things that I brought with me.


Here is my corner cabinet with some of my French crocks.


Scales, torchons, old jars, and Le Creuset.


One of my looks for the show week. I did wear boots all week in the 90* weather after a couple of snake sightings in our field.


I was not staying at the field so I had to get up and drive in each day.  I was up early to beat any traffic and I was rewarded with beautiful sunrises over the fields.


Glenn, one of the other dealers had amazing signs.


How fun is this old pharmacy sign?


The Rendezvous is well known for the Conservatory. In the spring they host “Where Women Create” classes in here.


This hammock was well used during the week.  It was 90* and up all week and this hammock was in the shade of a beautiful old tree.  It was the most pleasant place to be.


This old truck is for sale and more great old signs.


One evening the Rendezvous hosted a party.  The Conservatory was transformed with lights and filled with a yummy taco bar.


There were beverages of course.


The sign all lit up on the fence with the precious farm house in the background. Did I mention the Junk Gypsy crew came to the party?  I was too excited to be able to have a normal conversation with them, but they seemed like a great group of people.


And from across the street I just love this shot.   You could hear the band over here and it was such a great way for me to take it all in.


It truly was an amazing week.  I learned so much and met so many wonderful people. The Rendezvous is a small show, but it is growing and there are going to be some amazing things happening there.  The owners are fun people with lots of ideas and lots of enthusiasm. If you are looking for a place to stay in Round Top there are cabins on this property that you can see here. The Rendezvous is across the street from Marburger Farms and the new venue The Compound.  Go ahead and put the spring show on your calendar, March 24-30 and make plans to visit Texas Antique Week.  I’ll see you there.

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