Twice a year Round Top, TX has a large antique fair. Round Top is about 90 minutes from Austin, so it’s easy to make a day trip out there. My dad and step-mom wanted to buy us a rug as a house warming gift, and Round Top is the perfect place to pick up a beautiful Persian rug. We couldn’t go during the actual fair this year, so we went on what I would call a “preview” weekend. A lot of the vendors were already set up, and we spent the day browsing through the town.
You never know what you might find in Round Top, so I snapped a few pictures of our day:
For above the fireplace? Yes? I think this would go perfect in our house.
This clam shell used to be at a theme park. It was $3500, but they would deliver it right to your home. I thought it would make a great addition to our backyard.
Royer’s Cafe—we ate lunch here and it was FABULOUS. Be prepared to wait–we waited about an hour just for lunch. Well worth it.
I found this little chalkboard frame in a store and snapped a photo of it because I could(and probably will) make this. I’m not a DIY-master, but I can certainly throw some paint on a frame and add a ribbon.
I found an entire set of fish dinnerware and serving platters. My husband loves to fish, but even he said these would be a little too much for him.
I loved this mirror. We are desperately in the market for a full-length mirror, but unfortunately this one was about $1500. How cool is the design on it? I wonder if I could get someone to make one of these for me.
One shot of the rug store. See the rug in the bottom of the photo? That’s the one we ended up purchasing. I’ll post more photos of it later.
Since this rug dealer was still setting up shop, this was the scene outside the tent. Holy cow—I’ve never seen so many Persian rugs!
The Persian rug dealer also sold Turkish vases. The dealer said he sells about 1000 of these in a weekend.
I came home with way too many goodies. For $75, I bought 2 window frames, 1 window with no glass, an old shutter, a 100 year old quilt chest that will hopefully one day be a toy chest, and 3 Turkish vases. Since my family purchased a Persian rug, he dealer threw in the Turkish vases for free. We don’t have a lot of decor in our house yet, so I’m confident those vases will find a place quickly.
I love it all—I’ve been looking for all of these things (except the vases) on craigslist, so I hit the jackpot! Here are my goodies, in photos:
I am NOT Mrs. Creativity, but I have simple projects planned for each of these items. I can thank Pinterest for the inspiration. Stay tuned!