Monday, September 26, 2011

Round Top & Warrenton

 Mr. Ella and I just came back from Antique Week in the Round Top area. We mainly shop the fields in Warrenton when we are there.You just never know what you will find .  I was taking a short cut between some buildings when I spotted these cute blue chairs. They didn't come home with me though.

 We stopped by Theresa's booth by Zapp Hall. She always does such and awesome job with her displays.
We had a good visit and caught up with all the latest news in the antiquing world.
 These metal shelves did come home with us. They are really cool because they fold up. (We had just bought some other wonderful metal shelves and they wouldn't fit in our trailer, so we had to get our money back...)
 I loved the industrial twist on this farm table and wanted it sooo bad. Mr. Ella didn't.
 He like this more traditional one. He promised to build me a table.
It will  be the best.
 We were hunting for a mantle to put in our Romantic Prairie home. We loved this tall one with a mirror, but after thinking about it, I decided it would limit my seasonal decorating.
 I liked this one, but it was just okay.
 This one caught my eye, but it still was not the one. 
Notice the pink bucket of water and the brown grass?
If you wanted to smoke a cigarette, you either had to be near a bucket of water or have a cup/bottle of water in your hand at the same time. It was so HOT and DRY there.
This is THE ONE. It has just enough carved details for our house. It came from a home in New Orleans. With a lot of TLC it will be spiffied up and enjoy a life in Texas.

If you are going to Antique Week I suggest you take a hat, sunscreen , light clothing and a smile!


Peggy and Elizabeth said...

You found some great stuff! Love your mantle! Mom and I were just saying that it is probably really hot in Roundtop!

Stephanie said...

Love the mantle you chose!

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Thanks for stopping by, I always love visiting with you and Mr. Ella! Love the mantle too.

bunnytrails said...

Love the mantle. I can't wait to come and see your new home. I know it will be WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!!!

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

What awesome treasures!! Someday I am bound and determined to make it there ~

Have fun in Hico!