In my previous post of Deep in the Heart of Texas
I presented some places that I have been and lovely people that I have seen
and with some, met for the first time in person.
From Dallas to just North of Houston and a day trip to Round Top, our adventures
were fun and filled with great people and antiquing.
So today, we have Round Top and More.
Let’s start off with the latter part of our day trip,
to the Round Top Winter Antique Show at The Big Red Barn.
And what I left behind . . . yes, that pretty blue wooden bucket!
So tell me . . . when you go to an antique show, is there anything you particularly look for?
Well, for me, sometimes when I feel a bit overwhelmed, I tend to scan for color,
like white for ironstone and blues for transferware and “just blue stuff” 🙂
Do you know what is awful about antiquing when you are traveling by plane?
You have to leave the really big stuff behind!
While strolling through each aisle there was much to see
and you can tell what I was focusing on . . . the smalls.
Something I could tuck into my suitcase. Like a little ironstone creamer.
Or a pretty little transferware plate.
Or what about one of these pieces of beautiful spongeware.
I seemed to have passed up on a lot of these pieces in the past,
until I saw this amazing display by the style master Loi, of Tone on Tone.
that was on his Instagram.
Be still my heart.
I decided to pass on those pieces and look elsewhere.
There was something for everyone. Lots of furniture, glassware, vintage
accessories, chippy architectural items and more.
It was a good thing that this venue/show was indoors as it rained all day long!!!
Thanks to my hubby for dropping us off at the door and parking somewhere in East Texas
and running through the mud for us!
My friend Martha was looking for an old table with benches for her patio.
However, this table below was not large enough to seat the number of people needed.
It was a great buy!
While in Houston in addition to meeting up with some fabulous blogging friends,
I took the opportunity to visit with a high school (and beyond) friend who relocated there.
Linda took me to a great antique mall that was 160,000 square feet.
And, out of all that square feet of goodies, I got one thing,
small enough to put in my suitcase.
I actually offered it to Linda first, as she was thinking about collecting some
ironstone pieces…but then she said, “you take it” … then I said, “you take it”
That game sound familiar? . . . after she insisted, I took it.
Here is Linda and me taken at the hotel when she dropped me off after a long day of shopping!
We actually worked together for several years. She is an antique junkie too!
When we lived in South Florida, her hubby worked for one of the Big 3 TV networks and
he always got us the greatest tickets to the Orange Bowl parade.
There is another little tidbit about Linda.
Most of you know that my hubby went to high school with me too.
Linda and my hubby were voted “Best Personality” for the Senior Class Superlatives.
We were a Senior Class of over 900 students.
Excuse the pic, I took the pic straight out of my Yearbook!
Our Senior Year yearbook pages were in sepia tones . . . I guess a trend back then.
And here “we are” back in the days of High School . . .Yes, those were the days!
Thank you for visiting today, tagging along with me on my visit to Round Top, Texas
and going down memory lane. My hubby and I have so many great school memories
and we are blessed to have maintained our High School and even Jr. High and
Elementary school friendships. You can say that many of us “grew up” together
and kept in touch and many have been a part of our lives, going through life together with
marriage, children, seeing kids off to college, their marriages, grandchildren.
How about you? Do you still keep in touch with your high school, etc. friends?
Have a most beautiful day everyone, making someone smile, or even better, laugh out loud!!