Today I have Round Top Antiques Show tips for you and a round up of what I did over the 4 days of my visit.
I am still reeling from the abundance of Round Top Texas during a show.
Firstly, let me say hanging out with Anita of Cedar Hill Farmhouse was, as always, a delight.
We talk several times a day everyday about the podcast, the shop and ideas for ventures.
However, chatting on the phone is one thing. Laughing our way down Skull Creek Lane in a wild thunder & lightening storm, digging through boxes and bins in search of the perfect vintage treasures for our Round Top Boxes and greeting our virtual friends in real life together is taking the friendship to a whole new level!
Round Top is BIG. As big as they say, and maybe a smidge bigger.
It is a small town that opens itself wide to the chaos of vintage stuff, dealers & seeker twice a year and makes it somehow organized. There are well outfitted venues with cold drinks, clean bathrooms and a magnitude of a treasures you can only imagine.
Our Bespoke Decor booth wasn’t only hopping & pretty, it smelled wonderful thanks to all the lavender sachets!
The Bespoke booth was outfitted well. Furniture & accessories borrowed from Anita’s farm ( yes it IS at the end of Skull Creek Lane!! ) and Bespoke textiles piled high.
This is the sign we had made, so it was easy for so many of you to find us!
It all came to together beautifully, but the beauty of the booth was far surpassed by the beauty & the kind hearts of our visitors.
So many readers, podcast listeners and shop customers came to see us. Smiles, hugs and even gifts were brought!
Honestly, my heart was as big as the state of Texas thanks to the kindness of all the ladies who made the effort to come visit us. (Fran, Sharon, Rhonda, Peggy, Jackie, Alissa, Meg, just to name a few … xx )
Touched beyond words. Thank you!!
Round Top Antique Show Tips
Ok so, my tips for enjoying Round Top:
- make the trip with one or two friends who get it and love vintage
- pack light in a large suitcase leaving room for your newly acquired treasures
- make a plan using the maps & descriptions of the venues – you might not see it all in one visit ( I didn’t )
- for more reasonably priced items head to the fields at Warrenton
- lunch on the chicken salad at Blue Hills ( made by the ladies of a local organization )
- be prepared with a hat, sun block & loose clothes it will be hot & might rain
- save some energy for dinner out in RT proper – the dining scene is burgeoning
- take time to talk to the vendors – really interesting crowd
- wear COMFY shoes & hydrate
- check the schedule at The Compound for special events
- don’t water bug around, but also don’t dawdle – if a booth is not for you move on
- enjoy & take in the bucolic countryside too
And if you can, stay at the farm at the end of Skull Creek Road 😉
I’ll be there again in the spring!
** Kelly **