Sunday, October 2, 2011

Round Top and the weekend

Busy weekend around here.  Yesterday we took the kids over to the Grandparent's house early morning and headed to Round Top, TX for the big antique fair weekend.  At last the weather has cooled down just a bit here, so it was a pretty day, but sad to see how dry all of Texas is, not just here close to Houston, where millions of trees are dead and dying.

I didn't take many pictures, but just a few of things that caught my eye:

Pretty mirrors and light fixtures

Owl made of recycled materials

contrast of classical antiques and funky folk art?

I liked this shabby yellow cabinet

pretty vintage fiestaware

lots of old signs and letters

this caught my eye because it is the same as the one I bought for Kate's room for Goodwill for $14.99, I didn't see the price on this, but I'm sure it was at least 10 times that amount

pretty farmhouse table with unique pieces for display

a church pew - my mother in law wants one of these, so I am on the lookout for one.  This one already had a sold tag on it.

subway sign art.....

very unique coffee table made out of an old tuba

This blue bed caught my eye, because it is pretty similar to the one I bought and painted for Kate's room.  This was not priced too high ($150), but it is still fun for me to see things that I have found for a fraction of these prices (Kate's bed frame was $30).
This was at the La Bahia antique show.  The other previous pictures were from the Marburger farm show.  My only purchases of the day were a pair of Euro pillow shams ($10 each), and a $5 pair of earrings. 

Looking forward to going back again in the future, it is an amazing experience to see all of this out in the Texas countryside. 

Then today we had scheduled for family pictures to be taken, it has been many years since we had a professional family picture taken.  The photographer who I have known several people to use was doing mini sessions in the Heights (near downtown Houston).
I'll get our pictures in 1-2 weeks, but I had to take a couple of pictures of the kids while they were dressed for the occasion (it took a little bribery to get Thomas to wear the button up shirt).

At home:

before pictures (I made them get out of the car to take this picture when I saw this antique store - Thomas was not impressed!):

out to eat at a restaurant named Lolas after our "photo shoot" (by this time they had more practice with striking a pose!)


Pamela said...

Your babies r beautiful!! Amazing pics of Round Top!! I really hope to go sometime in the future!

Rene said...

Looks like a fun time for sure. That old church pugh would be great in an entry.

Holly said...

That flea market looks like so much fun! I love the two stools in the photo of the Indian figures...they're very au courant.
I bet your photos will turn out great!

Lynn at Cottage and Creek said...

I really enjoyed your photos of Round Top. We don't have anything like that in Western New York that I'm aware of. I'd love to visit a show like that. Maybe someday. Your kids are so cute. Mine are 24 and 25! Time sure flies! Thanks for visiting Cottage and Creek :)

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

Wow, I wish I could go here! I really love the old yellow cabinet, and the church pew. One of the other may would have came home with me :) Your little ones are cuties, thanks for visiting.

Cindy said...

Looks like FUN, I love the farmhouse table and tablescape! Such beautiful children!!!

andrea said...

That church pew is so vintage and lovely. I would want one for myself! andrea@townandprairie