Round Top is the largest antiques fair in Texas and the Southeast. Our booth is at the Big Red Barn, part of the Original Round Top Antiques Fair.
Campbell’s Melange Booth
Blue and White Porcelain with Fruit Prints
Now in its 45th year, Round Top is held the first week of April and the first week of October. Started in 1968 by Emma Lee Turney, Susan and Bo Franks are the current owners. Centered around the town of Round Top, Texas, the fair’s tents spill into the countryside to the towns of Carmine, Shelby and Warrenton.
Shoppers make semi-annual pilgrimages to the fields of Texas to find that perfect treasure. Many of the shows are in fields where pastures grew just a few weeks prior! The cows move out and the tents go up! I’ve tried to take pictures of the tents and fields over the years, but it’s hard to capture the vast feel of it—miles of tents! The Show Daily puts together an excellent guide to all of the shows.
Tent View from the Car!
In the spring, Bluebonnets are in bloom, creating a gorgeous carpet across Texas. Thank you, Lady Bird Johnson!
Hotels and restaurants are booked six months to a year in advance. Shoppers have their favorite shows, booths and routine!
World Globe Lighting
The Globe lamps are from Rust in Peace
You must have a Mexican shirt and boots when you dig into the BBQ!
Texas Monthly published a great piece this month on the shows and the hunt for the best finds. It’s not online yet, just on the newsstands.
Over the years, we’ve made friendships with the dealers and designers we’ve met at the shows. A few are: Blacksheep Antiques, Holly Mathis Interiors, My London Flat, The Old Grey Mare, The Red Door, and The Urban Market Houston.
And some of it, you just can’t make up!
Vintage Tupperware- Ours is probably at Goodwill!
Astronaut and Earth Hanging on the Side of the Highway!