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Friday, October 1, 2010

Shop Till You Drop in Round Top ~ An Autumn Favorite


The days may still be hot, but here in Texas one sure sign of autumn is the October show of the twice annual Texas antique event held the first weekends of April and October.



Thousands of dealers set up in the fields and buildings in and around the rural communities of Fayette County in Texas.



I first attend this event over 30 years ago when it was a single venue produced by Emma Lee Turney and held at the Round Top Rifle Hall. Over the years more venues have been added, and today the event stretches across wide open fields and spills into barns and buildings of several rural communities: Warrenton, Round Top, Shelby, Carmine.



Since many vendors travel long distances to participate, some dealers now arrive weeks before the main weekend and begin selling.


Treasures abound and venues continue to expand with each year. There are literally countless items. With Pink Saturday in mind, I thought you might like to see some of the pinks I encountered during my day exploring this annual autumn antique extravaganza.



Vintage drapery textiles offer the perfect backdrop for this depression glass canister.



Shelves upon shelves offered stacks of pink depression glass in various forms.



Rows of pink tumblers were available to add to one's collection of pink glass.



Pink feather plumes in a frosted pink dish kept a delicate tea cup company.



Many of the dealers displayed their items within lovely vignettes.



How about this fabulous ironstone pitcher with its ribbons of pink or the angular teapot?



This French faience bird cage sitting among a variety of pinks caught my eye.



This looks like a comfy pink spot to take a shopping break.



Rachel Ashwell was among several of the authors available to sign their books.



These pink doors offer a hint as to the treasures of The Junk Gypsy.



You just might want to grab one of these to help cart home all those pink treasures.


74 comments:

  1. Sarah, I wish I lived close enough to attend that. Looks like great stuff to be found.

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  2. Sarah-

    Oh, I wish I could be there! Looks like so much fun.

    - The Tablescaper

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  3. Looks like a fun weekend. Would love to attend, but it is a little far away.
    Enjoy your weekend.

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  4. Happy Pink Saturday Sarah Sweetie...
    What a beautiful share today. Oh my gosh would I ever love to go to this Junk Gypsy Sale. Oh my heart would so sing. I love it.

    I love the rooster planter in the pink and black or is it a dark green? Boy did that one grab me. I love all the pink depression glass ofcourse, that is my favorite.

    I really adore the pink chair. I am afraid that would be going home with me. I love that one. How cute.

    And stand in line to get Rachel Ashwell's signature? Oh my gosh, yes I sure would. How exciting.

    I can't wait to see more shares. I hope you are going to attend the Junk-o-rama prom. Oh my gosh, how fun would that be?

    Have a beautiful Pink Saturday. Many hugs and so much love, Sherry

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  5. what a day that must have been. I've never been to a fair of that size - I don't even think that there is anything like this in the country. If I could choose, I'd buy the pretty be-ribboned coffee pot.

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  6. Oh Sarah, this looks like such fun. All the fall fairs and markets are going on now...I'll be taking this year off from them But I'll be back next year... This was a BEAUTIFUL post, thank you for taking me along. Hugs, Donna

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  7. Oh my goodness Sarah,
    All of these pinks have me swooning!! Love the depression glass if I had to choose a favorite!
    I gotta get me to Texas one of these days for these shows...just amazing!!
    Happy Pink Saturday xOxO Nerina

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  8. I want to go next Fall! Love all the Pink!

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  9. Sarah I can't believe how long that place has been running for and how loyal you are to still go every year....well it is obvious why. What great looking goods...I would need that junk truck for sure. I think I need it now, according to my husband. Have a great weekend. Debbie

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  10. Daughter and I have been wanting to go to Round Top for years. Hopefully, we might make it next time.
    So glad you had such a nice time...and thanks for taking these lovely pink photos..
    hugs, bj

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  11. Oh, Sarah, I would love to go that antiques market/show! What fun!

    And I am in love with the two pillows in the second picture. They are great!

    Just wanted to drop by and thank you for your prayers for Mr. Magpie. He's definitely on the mend, and I am no longer having to do nursing duty. Now, I'm just the maid and cook. ;-) I've actually got house work stacked up to the ceiling, and after that, I think I will be able to blog in a week or so.

    Have missed you...

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  12. That looked like so much fun. Sarah. I wish I coul dhave been
    there....Christine

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  13. This makes me wish I lived in Texas!! Looks like so much fun!

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  14. That place looks like a great place to while away the hours, I hope you wore pink!

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  15. Dear Sarah,
    this was a very impressive walk through all the wonderful venues. Those are really lovely vigneettes. In Germany at the Antique markets it often looks like a vegetable market. Not nicely displaed. I would love to shop there and I guess in the end I had to buy the car to bring everything I want to my home-. Thank you for sharing this.
    Greetings, Johanna

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  16. Wow, Sarah what a great day out you had, maybe one day I'll take that trip with you.
    Soon we'll be travelling to Savannah....so looking forward to getting the gang together once again.
    Maggie

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  17. Oh yea, this is my idea of fun! I'll bet you had a great time and can't wait to see what treasures you picked up for yourself-have fun:@)

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  18. I love pink depression glass. The daintier the better. Of course, I can never use it since I'm such a klutz but it's pretty to look at.

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  19. aww...that pink depression glass made me sigh. Would love to go to that event! Have fun!

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  20. I have head so much about this event. I wish I lived close enought to attend it! What wonderful items!
    Hugs,
    Penny

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  21. Hi Sarah!

    It was only until I started blogging that I heard of Round Top. I think it sounds like a ball and a must see if you live in Texas {or anywhere!!}.

    I love all of your pictures...perfect for Pink Saturday. I'm glad you had a nice day!

    Xo,
    Janie

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  22. Now Alma and I need that Junk Gypsy Truck! LOL
    That was fun Sarah, I would like to take a look through that place!
    Finally a nice crisp Fall day here!
    It has been warm and rainy for a few days.

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  23. G'morn Sarah ~ Oh, I am in junk heaven! What gorgeous pinks & the depression ones beckon me ... wish we had events like this around here.

    We finally finished both house constructions & took off for 2 weeks. I apologize not having been with you lately, but will be better now.

    TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

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  24. Hi Sarah!

    Oh my! What beautiful things you showed us today! i would love to visit this wonderful maret!!

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  25. Now this is one show I would love to attend! A couple of gal pals go every year and say I should join them. Who knows?.... Love all the pink you showed today. Especially fond of the tea pot and pitcher- gorgeous!
    ~ Sue

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  26. Oh my goodness, Sarah...my heart just skipped a beat when I saw all that beautiful depression glass!!

    I told you I still regret to this day, not buying a $90 piece of it in McKinney, TX while visiting DH's son. Waaaaaa!

    Thanks for the lovely tour!

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  27. What fun this would be to visit...love the plethoria of pink!

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  28. Sarah, how I'd love to attend one of those events.

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  29. Oh how fun! I love all the pinks you found! Thanks for visiting my table this week.

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  30. Sarah how lucky you are to be able to go to such terrific shows like this!!! I would so love to find an awesome event like this in my area! Love all the pretty pinks you shared with us!! The one picture with the vintage barkcloth --oh how I love that barkcloth!!

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  31. What fun! I could happily shop from dawn to dusk there...love your pinks! And the Junk Gypsy's truck, my kind a vehicle to tote it all home :-) I'm dying to know what treasures you brought home with you!

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  32. I've always wanted to go! So much enjoyed your pink tour!

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  33. I would love to shop this event!

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  34. Hi Sarah,

    Well one of these days I'm going to have to go...I've heard about Round Top for several years and have wanted to attend. I've been to Canton, Texas and everyone always talks about it! Thanks for sharing all those pretty pinks!

    Have a great weekend!

    Miss Bloomers

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  35. I would love to attend such an event. It sounds fabulous!! The hard part would be being self-controlled with my spending.

    Blessings,
    Patti

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  36. Oh Sarah, what wonderful photos you took. I love, love that Ironstone pitcher and the square teapot, and that dish in your first photo. You sure made me want to attend this! So many beautiful treasures to be bought! (And you know I NEED some more treasures at my house!) Thank you so much for linking to Favorite Things Sat. laurie

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  37. Isn't that junk gypsy bag is soooo cute. I think I may have to find me one of those.

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  38. Oh yes, certainly worth a visit I can see! Great pink pics Sarah - and Rachel Ashwell, oh I would have loved to meet her.

    Know you had a fun time - bet you were tired though!

    Hugs- Mary

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  39. I've never been to Round Top, but someday I sure hope to go! I would LOVE to have that red transferware pitcher you showed! GORGEOUS!

    Nancy

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  40. Sarah, you found such a beautiful array of pink treasures at the Round Top! I like the Depression glass and the bird cage. The "Pink Gypsy" hearse at the end was a hysterical sight to see!

    ♥ Pat

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  41. Hi Sarah.
    You would love Stillwater, MN. Not only is the town located on a wonderful part of the St. Croix River and still has much to see of Victorian flavor, but there are several antique stores all within short walking distance of each other. Very enchanting little town.

    What a pleasure are your visits to my blog. It is my sincere desire to stir thought, but always with the goal of inspiring and uplifting.

    Have a great week.
    Ruben

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  42. Hi Sarah! Oh, how much fun I'm sure you had at the lovely place! I'm digging those vintage Roosters! Love all of the pretty pinkness and I'm thrilled you'll be coming to my party!
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  43. I always enjoy stopping by your blog. I, too, wish I lived close enough to attend this event. Happy Autumn!

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  44. Hi Sarah...

    Ohhh my, what a fabulous trip to make! You know, in all the years that I lived in Texas, I never knew that they did this huge sale in Round Top. Now I'm here in Colorado and would love to go!

    My friend, you certainly whet my appetite with all of your photos! All that beautiful pink depression glass is so beautiful! I'm sure that I would have had to come away with a few pieces! Hehe! But I think my favorite was that gorgeous ironstone pitcher with all the pink ribbon pattern! Ohhh...I think my heart skipped a beat! It looks like you had such great fun, my friend! I can't wait to see what pretties that you brought home with you! You will share them with us..won't you?

    Thank you so much for stopping by and taking a peek at my autumn place setting! Your visits always brighten my day, sweet lady! Thank you!!!

    Warmest autumn wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

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  45. Wow!! Sarah... a pretty fabulous pink post!! Gorgeous treasures...i adore them all..beauitiful uplifting post!!
    Yay
    Kiki~

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  46. Sarah:

    Thanks so much for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

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  47. Now Sarah...it's not nice to tease!! :) I wish I could have gone, but life hee has been hectic as you well know. And looks like it will be next year in October until I get back there...since all my $$$$$ are going to Italy next summer...trade offs can be difficult.

    Thank you for showing me what I missed!!! I hope you found some goodies and left some for all of the others to drool over.

    Will touch base with you later this week.

    Warm Hugs,
    Linda

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  48. Ooh, such pretty pinks. That bird cage would have caught my eye, too.

    Happy Pink Saturday, Sarah.

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  49. Now what exactly is that yummy object in the first pic? I love it!!!

    I hope to see you there in the Spring, so sorry I missed you last week!

    Hugs,
    Anne

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  50. Right up my alley!!! I would enjoy this place without all the pink. The pink, though, would be the cherry on the top. I love it and am drawn to it.

    I've never seen so much depression glass in one place. That's one serious vendor!

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  51. I came back to take on emore look at the bird cage, Sarah. Where did you ever find this beauty?

    Have a great day ~
    TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

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  52. I am gonna have to remember this for next year, looks like I missed out for sure by not going, what amazing things!! I love the rooster, the colorings are unusual. Have a great VTT!

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  53. Hi Sarah,
    Thanks for the trip down memory lane. I was there in the spring and had a wonderful time. Oh, those pillows in the second photo are calling my name!

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  54. I remember coveting some 'ruby glass' that belonged to my parents' elderly friends when I was a wee tot in NZ. They were very worldly and served smoked cheese and crackers in pretty plates. Those pink tumblers take me back to that time of ruby glass. How funny :)

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  55. all those treasures..what delighful eye candy!

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  56. wow! looks so much fun! how I wish I was there! I see beautiful dishes and china! thanks for sharing.
    xo
    fitty

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  57. I have been to this in the past. I want to go again. They have some the neatest things. It is a full day trip for me. Your feature really showed it off very well.

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  58. my friend used to go there every year from missouri. she got fab things like you showed.

    gotta adore all that pink!!!

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  59. Oh my, Sarah! several bloggers have posted abut Round Top and you all are making me want to go! lol Love the goodies...especially that transferware tea pot! Hope you are having a great week...hugs...Debbie

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  60. I've heard of this event but have never been able to go. What gorgeousness! Love that pink birdcage! and all that pink depression glass. Thanks for giving us the opportunity to drool. Great post!

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  61. Sarah...I would have gotten in serious trouble at that event! So fun shopping with you...that wonderful transferware! :)
    Susan

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  62. Now that looks like a lot of fun - thanks for taking us along.

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  63. The bird cage is especially interesting!

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  64. Looks like a great place to be. I love all the PINK! The little slatted chair is so cute.

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  65. This looks like an event I would love! I see all those wonderful pink dished!
    I bet you had so much fun!
    Yvonnne

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  66. WOW! You have given us a spectacular collection of pink from the antique show. I bet your feet were tired by the time you got into your car to go home. Lovely shots showing us so many lovely collectables. Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting on my daddy’s pencil holder. I really love it. Next week I am going to share another goodie from my ancestry box. Hope to see you again. Have a great weekend.

    Genie

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  67. Wow, what fabulous treasures. I wish I could have shopped there, well maybe not, I'd never get it all home. Your pictures are wonderful. Thanks for sharing and for visiting with me.

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  68. Just back by to say good morning and thanks for stopping by.
    Hope this is a great weekend for you.
    xo bj

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  69. What a wonderful way to spend the day. The tote is darling and affordable!

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  70. Fabulous!!! I would love to attend one day. Have you started to cool off in Texas? We had cool temps for the past week here in SoCal. But it is suppose to go back up to 95 this weekend. I guess summer isn't quite done here. Take care & I appreciate that you always leave me comments on my blog. I'm sorry that I don't reciprocate very often.

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  71. WOW This is really cool Sarah! Oh FUN!
    Hugs

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  72. Wow! Looks like so much fun! Wish I could go there!

    Katherine

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  73. oh my goodness, I would have had to be restrained at that show. Could have gone crazy there!
    Have heard so much about this show, alas, you are too far away.
    Thank you for sharing,
    Evi

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