The light is changing, the leaves are turning, the kids are back in school and it’s beginning to look a lot like fall – which can only mean that the Round Top Antiques Show is right around the corner. And while many antique treasure hunters spend their time perusing the flea markets in Paris and antique shows all over the southern United States, Round Top’s twice-yearly show is beginning to turn into something of a legend in the world of antique shopping. Southern Living recently sent their Home Editor, Zoe Gowen, to scope out the famous antiques show to see what all the fuss is about.
In her article, Gowen outlines the must-sees and dos on a three-day trip to the Round Top Antiques Show. First things first: Gowen recommends out-of-state travelers fly into Houston and rent a car (one that can hold plenty of goodies). She also advises against using a credit card, as it’s easier to negotiate with vendors with cash. Make sure to stay hydrated and wear close-toed shoes, and you’re all set for the show!
Gowen suggests that you begin day one by shopping the fields along State Highway 237 while your energy is high. But “forget walking,” she writes. “Drive through the fields, and stop if something catches your eye.” Day two should be more low-key, exploring the indoor markets filled with exotic furniture and vintage clothing. Top off your trip on day three by heading to the Marburger Farm Antique Show and The Arbors for the “big, fancy shopping:” world class dealers, importers and artists.
Along the way, Gowen has plenty of recommendations for where to get your grub on – including Round Top newcomer Mandito’s and an all-time favorite, Royers Round Top Café. And at the end of the day, she has this to say about the experience: “Round Top should not be missed.”
Check out the article here, and we’ll see you at the Round Top Antiques Show September 20 – October 8. Happy hunting!