|Easter pecans fill my cast iron bunny, which I purchased |
at Warrenton several years ago!
Saturday, April 12, 2014
Thursday, April 3, 2014
AW Blog Friday and Weekend preview
See map at www.AntiqueWeekend.com
|Antlers at Bar W aisle I|
Trends we’re seeing:Lot of cast aluminum this year, metal letters, lace and linen clothes, Bar-W "aisle I" tons of antlers and quilts, wonderful vintage linens everywhere! Silver plate silverware at Round Top Hill and La Bahia, Blue glass in a tent on front lawn of Coles. Burlap is still popular and the burlap coffee bags are back again at many show sites.
|La Bahia, Blue & White|
|Lots of patterns at Round Top Hill|
|Vintage jewelry at Round Top Hill|
|Elegance at Arbor Antiques|
Don't miss:Texas Rose Antiques (SH 237 near Marburger Farm), great vendors and great food.
|Lush décor at Texas Rose Antiques|
Round Top Vintage Market (SH 237 past RT square) huge variety of furniture, jewelry and art.
|Mustard Seed at RT Vintage Market|
Don't worry about finding something to eat, there are food vendors at all the show sites and scattered throughout Warrenton.
AntiqueWeekend Spring 2014 is winding down. Many shows close Saturday, a few will be open Sunday, try Warrenton, but arrive early!
|Clever tables at Round Top Rendezvous|
|Garden shed made from old doors - HGTV rate my space|
|Bonedust and Bodega, I'll have two of each!|
Show Food We Love:
Royers at Zapp Hall
AW has eaten at Royers Café in Round Top many times over the years, and we love the Pie Haven in Round Top’s Henkel Square Market. Royer’s Fall show menu at their Zapp Hall booth did not disappoint. AW Foodies enjoyed (and I mean enjoyed) the Grilled Shrimp BLT and Beef Tenderloin Tips. The BLT is four large grilled shrimp with thick-sliced crisp bacon, served on a nice hoagie-style bread roll slathered with the perfect mustard vinaigrette. The beef tips are accompanied by a wonderful potato salad and a great “Texas caviar-style” cold black-eyed pea salad. Also available are sodas, beers, and fabulous Royers mini-pies. We will be back to see what they are offering on the 2014 Spring menu!!!
Don’t Miss Prom!
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
To Flea, or Not to Flea!
Food we love:Texas Rose Café at the Texas Rose Antique Show
Another Don’t Miss:
Old Henry Farm (SH 237) lots of great stuff including a tent filled with French style pieces.
we hear from our readers that the Warrenton and Round Top area vendors are having periodic difficulty with their cell phone accessed credit card systems. Good idea to have cash on hand in case you can't use your debit/credit card.
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
|Bright colors and plants, its Spring!|
seen at the Carmine Y, these colorful chairs shout spring. Take any old chair, cut a hole in the seat to hold a plant, paint it a bright color and bring some spring to your front porch.
|Eclectic mix at Bar W|
North Gate Field and Bar-W: these are two of our favorite haunts. We usually start our Warrenton shopping at one of these two show sites which sit side by side in Warrenton on SH 237 near-ish to FM 954.
|Hand embroidered lines at Bar W|
|Beds, chairs and tailgates (of course!) at North Gate Field|
Tuesday night: Zapp Hall 8-12 Black Cat Choir, Texas Rose 6:00pm live music, Tuesday: Coles Antique Show free wine tasting (corner SH237 at FM954) Tomorrow night, Wednesday, live music at Scotty and Friends, in Round Top at the Village Green (SH 237 and Round Top Road/Bauer Rummel) outdoor deck under huge oaks.
Show food we love:
|Fayetteville Square, dealers open late|
FAQ: can I bring my pet?
We are often asked if the show sites allow dogs. Most of the outdoor show sites in the Warrenton area, on the Round Top square, and beyond Round Top on SH 237 allow pets, however it is not really a suitable environment for pets, especially large dogs. The weather varies; it can be rainy and hot. Most of the shows sites are not air-conditioned. The outdoor fields are just that, fields, and the terrain may be tough going for dogs. The tent areas are crowded with merchandise and shoppers, and the passageways are narrow, again difficult for dogs. We cannot promise you that the paid-entry or indoor show sites will allow you to enter with pets. So, if you must bring your pet you will find plenty of shopping sites which allow it, but the best thing may be to leave them at home.
FAQ: What to wear?
Cowgirl sassy, gypsy chic, cute rubber boots, jeans, shorts, dresses, prom dresses, cowboy hats, red hats, tiaras. It’s all good….and dressing up is part of the fun! Remember, they are “fields” so if the weather is bad it may get muddy…a lightweight rolling cart is a good idea, carry a small umbrella, a hat and a change of shoes and dress in layers.
Monday, March 31, 2014
Cool idea.......as seen at the Junk Gypsy World Headquarters. When you are shopping at AntiqueWeekend, or scouring the garage sales and antique shows in your area don't pass up a pretty patterned plate because of a chip. And don't toss out a favorite at home because it got broken. Do what the Junk Gypsies have done and use those pretty plates and platters as garden edging! Add cottage style to a corner of your yard with this clever idea!
Show spotlight: Marburger FarmThis legendary show site featured in many magazines opens Tuesday morning for early buying 10am-2pm $25 on Tuesday until 2pm. Tuesday hours are 10am to 5pm. Admission gets you in April 1 through 5. Huge tents and antique buildings house one of a kind antiques and artisan goods. Show is located on SH 237. Parking is free with paid admission. For more details see their facebook page or their website: Marburger Farm
AntiqueWeekend After Dark:
Arbor Antiques Martini Bar, full bar, 11:00am to 11:00pm.
The Round Top Rendezvous Bar has wine and beer and they are open late for shopping and sipping.
Bistro 108, in town, or show location in Henkel Hall, Henkel Square Market, Round Top
|Chef Susan of Bistro 108|
|Beautiful china jewelry from Blue Door|
|Love these Texas chairs, one from our hometown went home with us!|
around 8:00ish in the morning, till the last shopper leaves in the evening, unless it is a site with specific open/close hours and then they will end at a specific time. Marburger, Big Red Barn and Carmine Hall have specific open/close hours and days. Check our calendar here. Some charge a parking/entry fee.
there is parking adjacent to every show site. Many parking areas are located behind the shows along SH 237, some are free and some charge a modest fee, $5 is the going rate this Spring. Some are church parking lots and the fees are a fundraiser.
Cash, Check or Charge, yes please.
ATMs, too. The banks in Round Top (Round Top State Bank), Carmine (Carmine State Bank), La Grange (multiples on the square), Brenham and a couple of show sites and gas stations have ATMs. The vendors welcome cash, many take credit cards and some take checks. Plan ahead.
Friday, March 21, 2014
Thursday, March 20, 2014
Sure enough it was easy to draw on. It’s perfect for anyplace you would instantly like the chalkboard effect without using paint or permanently changing a surface. It’s a great table cloth for a kid’s event or craft table…they can chalk to their heart’s content and then wipe or remove!
Watch for the oil cloth guy in Warrenton on SH 237, you can't miss those bright colors!
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
|Tie in the color of the covers with the accessories below.|