April 9, 2012

A trip to Round Top: My finds at The Big Red Barn and Marburger Farms

Hello hello, a brief hiatus but I’m back. Inspiration has been found.

Let me start by saying that I had the most amazing time at the Round Top Antique Festival and Marburger Farm Antique Show. I was accompanied to this antique mecca by my mom and her friend. What’s truly unbelievable is that this wast first trip ever to Round Top, what took me so long!?!?

I wasn’t always in love with antiques. I distinctly remember as a kid being dragged around by my mother to the Austin Antique Mall that sits directly adjacent to the roller skating rink on Research Blvd. As I grew into an adult, so did my love antiques. It was an added bonus and fast realization that my mother was an encyclopedia of antique knowledge. I’m a lucky girl to have my very own “Antiques Roadshow” guide. Now days, I love to spend time with her strolling down the aisles and aisles of antiques learning about their history, what a good antique vs. a knock off and helping me create my own collections.

I’m beginning to notice that my home is quickly becoming my own personal museum filled with antiquities like Spode plates, framed sheets of chippendale furniture, various old glass bottles, turn of the century furniture and a very old bust of my favorite lady, Marie Antoinette. Each piece holding a special meaning and story of adoption.

I decided that with the number of finds I found at both The Big Red Barn and Marburger, for short, I would break this post into part 1 and part 2, so not to inundate you with my very cool finds.

The Big Red Barn:

I’m starting to see that a lamp can be made out of ANY found object, this one below is from, I think, the spinning part of an old washer.

Kentucky-made cherry wood kitchen utensils. I am a big believer of not buying crap from China, but buying American hand made. I purchased 2 spatulas, a coffee scoop, and toast tongs all for under $60.

What intrigued me about this piece were all the organized compartments. Naturally, I love compartmentalizing everything, so this Kitchen “Success” Pantry complete with clock and spices, sugar and flour dispensers fit the bill.

Have a lot of screws, nuts and bolts-this would be the perfect addition to your workshop.

Like to sew, well this organizer of bobbins, threads and needles are right up your alley. Actually would this be a great organizer of your modern day finds.

If I had a big enough curio, actually if I HAD a curio it would be filled with glass jars and such. Unfortunately, I cannot remember specifically what these were meant to hold but specific it was. Anyone know?

Part 2, coming up, my finds at Marburger Farms…

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