Round Top Antique Show
As you might know I go to Round Top for the show every spring and fall. I even have an interior design column in the Round Top Register. You can find the Register HERE.
There’s lot’s of good stuff in Round Top every show, and not just antiques. The show has changed a lot over the years. It used to be just vintage items and antiques, but now it includes a lot of new items as well. I found these lovelies at Blue Hills. That is just one of the venues at Round Top. The show extends over miles of miles with quite a few buildings and tents.
Aren’t these large prints gorgeous?
I also spent some time at Marburger Farm and found some exquisite things. This aubusson below was being shown by French Touch Antiques. It is a very fine tapestry that took years (possibly more than 10 years) to create. It’s a copy of a much older piece. This one was made in the 1800’s. If I heard correctly, it’s worth over $150,000. The color is still vibrant, which also makes it very rare.
At Round Top, you can find find just about anything you want. Looking for something inexpensive? You can easily find things that are bargain priced. Looking for something more high end? , and the prices are all over the place. No worries if you are on a budget. There are plenty of things that are much more affordable at Round Top.
French Touch Antiques also had some of the most amazing monogrammed linens. I was wowed by these pillow cases and sheets.
I love these gorgeous white monogrammed sheets!
I bought some things that I’ll show you later. I didn’t get time to get them photographed just yet. My friend Caroline came with me, like she usually does. We also saw our friend Amy from Brocante Treasures. In fact Amy and her lovely sister stayed with us one night at Cedar Hill Farm. She had a booth at Marburger last spring, but not this time. I haven’t had a booth for several years, and probably won’t any time soon.
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Thanks so much for your info about Round Top. It’s been on my bucket list for years. With the influx of new sales closer to home, the list keeps changing, still like hearing about Round Top.
I remember you mentioned it in a post about a week ago. Is Round Top a town? Where approximately is it in Tx? Is it possible to find lodging while it is going on? What is there during the off show time?
We really like markets and might be able to plan a getaway there some time.
Portia, it’s halfway between Austin and Houston. Yes it’s an incorporated town. Yes there is lodging but it fills up fast since this is out in the country without a lot of motels. Better plan way in advance! There are a few places to shop when the show is not going on, but a lot less.
Norma Rolader says
Thank you for sharing and introducing Round Top such great things! Where is Round Top? God bless
Norma, it’s halfway between Houston and Austin.
kim croisant says
My cousin and his wife sell there every year….but I’ve yet to go.
Kim, I think you would love it.
When does this sale normally happen during the year?
Kimberly, you can get the specific dates for each venue in the link, but it’s basically late Sept and late March. https://antiqueweekend.com/calendar/
So hoping to go in March?thank you for sharing, Anita!
Cindy Leaf says
I love the large pictures, how would you get one to go that big without blurring, they are stunning. What do you think you would need as far as a picture size able to get that big??
I love your blog, such great ideas!!
Cindy, do you mean if you were enlarging your own photo? I don’t know. I haven’t enlarged any digital photos that large. You would need to talk to the company doing your enlarging. They should know the resolution needed.
Thanks, Anita, I love to see pics of the local shows. Your blog is fun and fresh with ideas. Thanks for being a muse. Many blessings!
Nana Diana says
Oh! I would just LOVE to be able to attend Round Top! I love visiting you and your blog and always come away smiling- xo Diana
What a beautiful place to stop in and pickup a few things, however, wasn’t they effective by hurricane
I don’t think any of the venues flooded, but there might have been some damage.
So jealous! Round Top is definitely on my bucket list. I am totally lusting after those gorgeous embroidered sheets. Thanks for sharing your impressions of this awesome antique show with us on Share Your Style.
I believe we are like-minded! That trophy find and napkin ring confirms it!
Thanks for sharing?
I think so Charlene! I love all those old things.
Louise Adkins says
My friends and I ventured to Round Top this fall. Everything people say about it is true…22+ miles long, variety of items-small to huge but with that comes $ to $$$$. Come with plenty of time to explore. Obtain lodging way way way far in advance (we were 30+ miles away.) Bring cash. If you have never been to a large show like this you will be overwhelmed. We have been to Brimfield so it wasn’t a surprise. I will have to say we ended up buying very little…we were flying home so that was a consideration (we did have our friend driving up in November) but what I found was- items were not priced, too expensive compared to what I find where I live (metro Atlanta), or were large furniture items. We ended up in Canton Texas at their monthly show and bought there. Don’t get me wrong we enjoyed the “bucket list” trip but I was a tad bit disappointed. But hey a chance to go off with girl friends is always spells FUN!
Sorry you were disappointed. There are some good deals there, but not every place has good deals.
Thanks for sharing, Anita. I look forward to more of your posts about Round Top. I don’t know if I will ever get there someday, so it is fun to read what you share, and I enjoy the pictures, too! I’m way over here in Wisconsin, but I do shop at Bespoke, and enjoy seeing all you and Kelly offer. As far as antique/decor shows go, I will have to be content with those in Walworth WI and Kane Ill. Two that are close to me and very good shows.
I love your blog and all you share!
Sandi, you are so kind. I bet those shows you attend are wonderful. And I also hope you make it to Round Top one of these days.
Jackie B says
Anita, it was such a pleasure meeting you and Kelly. Bespoke had a beautiful display (love my pillow) that was the hopping place to be! It was fun meeting other listeners/readers and hearing you girls interact with each other. Since I hear your voices on the podcast all the time I felt like you were old friends.
Jackie it was such a delight to meet you and we love our sweater pumpkins!!! I hope you had a wonderful time at Round Top and enjoyed your birthday. We enjoyed meeting you, your daughter and granddaughter immensely.
Anita, French Touch are just fabulous sellers of French treasures. They are my neighbors here in California. And they travel back to their home in France every year to make their purchases for their wonderful sales in the States. I purchased a fantastic French Wine Rack that I just love from them. Eylan and Tracy are a treasure to know also. Yes, you did hear correct on the price of $150,000
They are so knowledgeable on all their antiques.
Barbara Chapman says
How fun! Glad you are enjoying Round Top. It’s on my list of places to visit sometime in the future.
I hope you get to come to Round Top soon Barbara.
Leslie C. says
French Touch have wonderful treasure’s that Eylan and Tracy bring back from France. I have the privilege of knowing them as neighbors here in California. Their linens are absolutely beautiful and a great asset to your home. So nice you got to meet them. Thanks for sharing their awesome treasures.
That’s wonderful Leslie. They were so kind and their booth was gorgeous!!!