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Vintage Makes Me Smile

“What are you going to do with that?” Is often the question from my husband when I beeline it to a treasure at Warrenton, Round Top or anywhere we happen to be checking out. Well, thought you’d like to see some of my current projects.

  

This patio table looked sad and worn out. Not a lot of work and it fits perfectly in our store

  

  

Currently painting this little sofa it entry table, then…. 

 

Then, this little beauty arrived – a Facebook find that made me race to Huntsville to pick it up. The paint colors are what I selected to give her a whole new look…. 

 

The transition has begun, and yes, I just can’t do a simple one color redo! I have tried!!

The closest I might come to a simple project will be these two chairs — 

 

But, who knows! 

  

It could end up like this!!

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A Map to Round Top

  

This begins the antique feeding frenzy known as Round Top Antique Week. But this is SO much more than just Round Top or one antique week. But it IS a feeding frenzy for the visionary of all things junk. 

I usually cruise the show 3 – 4 times during this semi-annual shopping event. So, I’ve developed a little $-$$$ of where to go for the novice who sees the 10 mile tour from Warrenton to Round Top as a little overwhelming.

$ – Warrenton and points south toward La Grange. South of the Warrenton gas station and the famous Zapp Hall you will find fields upon fields of everything from metal letters and signs to homemade bird houses and everything in between. Just north of the gas station you will find fabrics, bric-brak and odds and ends to give any Pinterest fanatic brain overload. As you hit the northern side “of town” you hit Ex*Cess a land of industrial goodies – some with prices to match their weight. Some bargains.  If you’ve made it here in one day, covering both sides of the road – you have incredible stamina. Congratulations, you can now move to the next level!

  

This bed spring is now a backdrop for our store in La Grange – I found it in Ex*Cess.

$$ – Cole’s is across the street from Ex*Cess and along with the AC/heat and a nice bathroom, comes high prices, but they are high, much higher, quality antiques and collectables.

Now, you get in your car and drive to Round Top. The square seems overrun with clothing and jewelry tents, but hey, we all need a wardrobe addition. Especially after you stop for pie at Royer’s. Trust me, YOU-DO-NEED-PIE.

As you head up the highway there are now dozens of cool places to shop – many I’ve not even perused yet. Prices here go from $$ – $$$, but worth the visit. This is also the area where you can visit the famous Junk Gypsies world headquarters. 

$$$ – north of Round Top is Blue Hills

  

Worth the trip if not worth the dollars, but even Blue Hills offers one of a kind fabulous pieces.

  

Okay, if you have any money, stamina or sunscreen left head up to Carmine and the land of cheap prices, cheap finds once more.

Tomorrow I’ll post finds and outcomes to get you excited even more. Get rest to shop!!!

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