Marburger Farm Antique Show starts September 28 -- next week. Are you going? Twice a year [April and September] thousands of people arrive in Round Top, Texas to look for treasures. Here are some four-plex collages from my visit in April. If you are planning to go, I hope these photos get your heart pumping. If you have never been and you love antiques of all kinds, start packing. April is a great time to go as well. The wildflowers are blooming in fields that stretch for miles and the weather is cool.
This antique show is really the whole county. Tents and buildings with merchandise for sale are in several towns, in hay fields and in wide spots in the road.
Driving through the countryside in April we saw many miles of beautiful landscape.
Here are some collages of the individual buildings at Marburger Farm as well as the huge white tents. Be sure to pick up a brochure when you arrive that tells you the layout of the farm. Also look at the website before you come.
Many of these old buildings were brought onto this site.
There were many of these huge white tents. Lettered from A to G, I believe.
Let's take a look inside some of them. Many of the dealers are regulars returning for years.
Lots of eye candy from this dealer who was inside Legler House.
This dealer was one of my favorites in the General Store. Love the displays and the light painted wood pieces, lots of mirrors -- just pure eye candy.
This Texas dealer makes new jewelry out of old disparate pieces. I love how she displayed them on old photographs of long lost relatives of somebody's. My sweet husband purchased a necklace and earrings for me. In looking at the necklace, I can tell it was assembled from an old buckle, an old dress clip, and a pin. Every piece is unique. This is definitely up-cycling.
There is no shortage of ironstone, majolica, bone china, porcelain, pottery, transferware, faience for every collector.
There are decorative items of every kind as well as clothing, estate jewelry, garden items and so much more.
Here are more booths.
The dealers are from all over the United States and some international.
There is so much inventory in all these booths, I commented that I could furnish an entire house in just one visit.
There is so much to see just at Marburger Farm alone. We spent one full day there and barely got to all the tents. To thoroughly look at all the booths, you could spend the full week here and never make it to any of the other venues.
If you have more time to spend, be sure to stop at the Big Red Barn. There are fine antiques in this building that is air conditioned. It is on the same road as Marburger Farm. You can also continue on and drive to Warrenton where there is much more to see.
All the best,
Photo Credits: All Swede