For the past decade I have intended to head down to Round Top for the semi-annual flea market and antique show. I have put it on my calendar season after season and even made lodging reservations… but something always seems so important that I have canceled my trips. This year was no different… with so many commitments and little time to squeeze in a trip to Round Top, I had resigned myself to put it on the calendar for the fall and resolve to let nothing get in the way. However, last Thursday I had a crazy idea to drive down early Friday morning, shop for a few hours and drive back early Friday evening. How hard could it be? I could start by visiting Jeffree Turney, The Lone Ranger, and work the venues from there. At 4:00 am Sophie and I were up and going. We ended up leaving at 5:00 and arrived a little after 8:30, before many of the vendors were even open. First stop was, as planned, The Lone Ranger. His antiques were even more beautiful that I had imagined, based on his website. He definitely has “The Magic Finishing Touch”! I can see why Martha extended an invitation to feature his treasures. Fortunately, I got there early enough to visit with Jeffree before the crowds rolled in. He was very friendly and easy to talk to.
Unfortunately, I was so caught up in the excitement of shopping and realized about lunch time that I had not taken any pictures! So, I did a little back tracking and snapped a few photos to share…
Further down the road, I saw some Blue Bonnets out of the corner of my eye and hollered at Sophie to take a picture, which she did, while telling me that they were not real at all. I took a more thorough look and realized they were painted metal! Oh well, they were still charming.
I do wish we could have stayed longer, but I am happy with the few hours we had. We were able to shop for four hours and found a few goodies. Later, I will share more pictures of the best places we saw. All in all, it was definitely worth the drive down there and I will go back in the fall even if I only have one day to spend!!! I am already making my shopping list!