It is hard to believe that I was leaving for Round Top Antique Week a month ago. Things did not start out well, the transportation I had arranged did not work out so I had to rent a U-haul at the last minute. I was able to get all of my things to Round Top and I got them unloaded. Unfortunately it was so late in the day when I got there all I could do was unload and put a tarp over my pile of treasures. I had to drive the U-haul back to Houston and get my truck and then check in to my accommodations for the week. That night I woke up to a terrible storm, furious winds and rain. I prayed that my tarps held and that all of my treasures were safe. The next morning was a little scary driving to the Rendezvous to assess the damage. Thankfully everything was fine. I started unpacking and setting everything up.
I had brought my own tent with me, a 10×20 white tent, but I knew it was not that sturdy. The winds were whipping so wildly all day that I kept waiting for the wind to stop before putting up my tent. I ended up waiting all day. I put tarps over everything for the night and headed back to the house. I was finally able to get my tent up the next day.
Broken china jewelry in green transfer ware and a vintage French top.
A wildflower field in Burton.
This year part of Antique Week was over Easter. That definitely affected the traffic of customers, but it did give my family the opportunity to come out on Easter Sunday. A local brought a couple of horses and the kids all got to go for a ride. It turns out my kids love horses and have no fear.
The Conservatory at The Rendezvous, on Monday night The Rendezvous had a party at the field. There was a bar set up in this building and there was a band outside. We had food trucks set up and it was a good time. There was a list of well known people that came and I was really looking forward to meeting them, but I had so many shoppers I didn’t get a chance to mingle! A the end of the night I did get to meet Ki Nausser from Flea Market Style and Kelly Leggit from City Farmhouse.
The drive from the Rendezvous to where I was staying was a beautiful country road. This church was on my route.
The wildflowers were pretty amazing as were the sunrises and sunsets that I experienced.
I unwrapped this sweet girl just for this show, but when my husband saw her he asked if we could keep her. One of the hazards of the job.
This set from Germany found a new home at the end of the week.
I saw this sweet lamb in Warrenton on Easter Sunday. I went to church under the beer tent at Zapp Hall with a friend and her daughter. It was awesome to hear hymns sung, the word preached and an invitation given. They even served communion at the end of the service. The Budweiser banners were flapping in the breeze, but the Holy Spirit was there.
Of course the Royer’s Pie Haven was a part of my Antique week. I may have stopped their to get a piece of pie for breakfast at least 3 times.
The Houston Art Car made a stop, how fun is this? This car took close to 6 years for the creator to finish.
This beautiful set was made in Holland. I bought it at a market in Belgium. It is still available if anyone is interested.
The last day I was able to visit Marburger Farms with another friend. These boots were calling my name and they fit perfectly, but at over $200 they were out of my shopping budget.
This sweet little metal rack was a seriously amazing piece. It also did not come home with me.
These baskets were such fun colors, and the story behind them was so fun. They have a particular name, but I can’t remember it now. They were made my people with special needs and then painted. The seller of these baskets said they were probably all made by the same person based on the pattern and colors. I love them so much. Again, their price tag at $495 was a little steep for what I was looking for.
This bench caught my eye on the way out, can you see the little pink arm rests? The rubber ducks in the bird bath were a special touch.
On my way home I grabbed a strawberry rhubarb pie to share with my Bible study group. It was a fun treat to share with my friends.
Overall this Antique Weekend was a great experience for me. I learned many more lessons and met so many fun people.