Two times a year, for about 10 days, the little towns between Warrenton and Carmine grow from about 3,000 to about 100,000 as shoppers and vendors alike descend on what is known as the Round Top Antique Show. If you spent every day perusing this 15 mile stretch of shopping paradise, you’d not finish! From the wide array of booths in Warrenton to the fabulous tents of Marburger Farms, there is no limit to what you might find.
For example, I found these cool lampshades from old images and postcards. Perfect for the ranch house that has everything! Then, I found great lamp bases that were so unique and special – I bought two! Also found a huge assortment of Mexican papier mache fruit – I love this stuff.
The best thing about the Warrenton-Round Top-Marburger experience is how the hunt is sometimes better than the find! Well, no, finding those treasures is the best part. Actually, the best part is coming home at the end of walking for 8 hours and falling into bed.
If you ever make it down to Round Top be prepared – everything is bigger in Texas, and we ain’t kidding!
Horse, Rooster & Deer lamp shades
How many times have we heard, ‘well, I’m not in it for the money.’? Well, I always liked Marilyn Monroe, and this time – she said it best. If you aren’t in it for the money, you are in love with what you do. I am happy every day at the store. I’m happy every day I get to see customers. I’m happy with my life. Any of us that can say that are the luckiest, most wonderful people in the world.
I am happy, that is what makes me wonderful in my everyday life. So, have a happy day, no matter what you do. Not happy? Figure out a way to do what you were meant to do. It can happen, believe me, believe in yourself, and be wonderful.