I did it again, I went to Roundtop, Texas where every six months is the largest antique market I’ve ever laid my eyes on. I’m sure there are many bigger ones, but it’s the biggest I’ve ever been to.
I thought I’d share some of the jewels I stumbled into among the many, many stalls. You may see a theme here… see if you can guess what I am in the market for.
I love old boxes. It’s my thing, lately especially. Six months ago I bought these ones from the Marburger part of the market. So I decided to hold off before committing to any more right off the bat. A girl’s gotta make her rounds first.
Or at least my notes to people.
These were wooden crates. Similar to wooden whiskey boxes, but more like wine crates. I almost pulled the trigger but they were $25 each so I decided to keep shopping a bit. I wasn’t quite ready to go into American Picker mode and start negotiating.
I also liked her sweater.
This is my favorite building in Roundtop. I like that it has “Merry Christmas” permanently painted on the structure. It speaks to me. Have I told you that I’ve started spontaneously listening to Christmas music in the off season? You should try it.
And what do you suppose it is made out of?
This area of the market is called “Excess.”
Ha! Oh wonder bread… do they still make this stuff? It reminds me of my childhood when I’d sneak to the local deli where they had stacks of this stuff and I’d order some naughty things and put it on “my account.”
Oh actually, I think it’s a cash register.
p.s. look at the amazing root beer tap in between them!
These rocked my world. It’s an old butcher paper dispenser. I was trying to figure out all of the ways I could incorporate butchers paper into my life but I couldn’t think of enough to own this. I’m still regretting it though…
Okay. THESE were the boxes for me. You’ll see why in a few days when I post what I did with them. And guess what? I put my American Picker hat on and got them for less than the other two, smaller options. Go me.
Paul Michael contemplating the pile of antlers. Do you remember what he does with the antlers? Here’s a clue.
…to make some more deals. Actually, Paul Michael made the deals, I just sat there and was generally unhelpful. But I learned a lot about how to buy 8,000 square feet of gymnasium floor from a guy in Kansas, that’s for sure.
If you ever make it to this antique market, which is early October and end of March every year, here are some other posts to ponder to get ready for the visit: