What I Bought At The Round Top Antiques Market (and a few other places too)!

Round Top Antique Market--2017

Happy Friday friends.  As you read this the hubs and I are headed back to Atlanta with my mom in tow.  She’ll be visiting us for a week or so before heading back to Oklahoma.

I wish you could see our car….it’s loaded to the gills with luggage and the vintage finds I picked up at the Round Top Antiques Market and beyond.   If you’re wondering what I mean by beyond, here’s the scope.  In addition to shopping Round Top, my travel buddies and I, Marsha, Wanda and Sherry also stopped at antique stores, flea markets and Goodwill stores during our road trip.  It was a thrifters dream.

Before I show you some of what I purchased, I wanted to share a bit more about our trip.

We left Dallas at 6:30 am on Saturday morning and made the trek to Round Top.  Dallas to Round Top is a 3 hour drive so we had time to chat and plan our shopping strategy for the day.

Once we made it to Round Top we spent the day shopping then drove to Saledo, TX where we were staying the night.  We stayed at the Inn On The Creek which is an adorable bed and breakfast.  I share more about the inn next week but here’s a little glimpse of this charming spot.

On Sunday morning we left Saledo and headed to Waco for more shopping and finally made our way back to Dallas last Sunday evening.

Two days….lots of shopping and a whole lot of fun!

Now let’s get to the really fun stuff…what I bought.

If you remember from my previous posts, I had a list of items I was shopping for including ironstone, blue and white pottery, old design books and vintage jewelry.  Although I wasn’t able to find everything on my list, I did find some plus a few things I didn’t have on my list.


I had pretty good luck in the ironstone category.  I found this pretty ironstone pitcher at a thrift store in Waco and it is in great condition.

Round Top Antique Market--2017

I’ve sold several ironstone gravy boats/creamers in my Etsy store recently and was hoping to find some new pieces to add to the shop.  This one has a pretty leaf and vine design on it and it was only $5.00.

Round Top Antique Market--2017

This 3-piece English ironstone sugar/creamer set was a great find at a Goodwill we stopped at.  And you won’t believe the prices–$5.49 for all three pieces.

Round Top Antique Market--2017

I found this large ironstone bowl at Round Top and love the softly scalloped edge.  It’s a great bowl for fruit or serving salads or pasta.

Round Top Antique Market--2017

Another Goodwill score was a set of Federalist  Ironstone cups and saucers.  I’ve never come across this brand of ironstone before but couldn’t pass up the set which was priced at $5.49.

Round Top Antique Market--2017

Round Top Antique Market--2017

There were two of these blue and white gravy boats but one had a chip so I only bought the one.   And it was less than $6.00!

Round Top Antique Market--2017

My friend Marsha grabbed this blue and white vase but offered it up to me.  #goodfriendssharetheirthriftingfinds

Round Top Antique Market--2017

I found these blue and white bread plates at another thrift store for just $1.99 each.  They are English transferware from Lochs of Scotland.

Round Top Antique Market--2017

One of the booths I stumbled upon a t Round Top had bins of vintage lace for $1.00 per bundle.  You know I had to add a few to my collection.

Round Top Antique Market--2017

I was excited to come across a dealer at Round Top that was selling design books for 50% off the marked price.  The books I purchased,  were published between 1993 and 2008 and cost $6.00 each.

Round Top Antique Market--2017

I spotted this beautiful silver-plated bowl in an antique store in Waco but it didn’t have a price tag on it.  When I took it up to the counter to check the price I was expecting them to say something like $48.  I was surprised and thrilled that it was only $12! #winning

Round Top Antique Market--2017

One of my favorite finds was this cute elephant planter/vase.  There were people around me when I spotted it so I played it cool and grabbed it when they weren’t looking.

Thrifting tip:  be ruthless in the pursuit of a unique treasures

Round Top Antique Market--2017

This cute plaid ice bucket and glass set (6 glasses) was a find at an antique store outside Ft. Worth.  What a fun set for someone to use for summer entertaining.

Round Top Antique Market--2017

These are just a few of the items I purchased on the trip.  I’m coming home with tree boxes full of goodies, most of which I’m planning on putting my Etsy shop.  I’ll be sure to let you know when the items are available.  If you see something you’re interested in, just leave me a comment and I’ll email you the price.

Before I sign off, I did want to share an unexpected find.

Last night we stopped by my cousins’ house.  I’ve been in her house many times but didn’t realized she was a blue and white collector.  She has some beautiful vases, ginger jars and a full set of Blue Willow Dinnerware.  When I spotted it, I commented how I’ve been looking for Blue Willow chins. Then she said something I didn’t expect…she said I could have it.

I’m happy to say that I am now a proud owner of a full set of Churchill Blue Willow dinnerware.

Round Top Antique Market--2017

As I pointed out in yesterday’s blog post, it pays to go off the beaten path when antique shopping in and around Round Top.

Until next time…

Thrifting Finds–All About The Brass

Thrift Store

On Valentine’s Day the hubs took me out for a day of thrifting.  Lately when we’ve gone thrifting we’ve shopped at my favorite antique stores and flea markets so this time around we decided to stop by several of our local Goodwill stores.

Shopping Goodwill is definitely hit or miss experience.  Sometimes you can score some great pieces but more often than not, the shelves are filled with undesirable pieces.  I’ve also noticed that over the last year or two, Goodwill seems to be increasing their prices so the deals you once could find are harder to come across now.

 The stars and planets must have aligned for Valentine’s Day because I found several awesome brass pieces and a few blue and white gems.


This tulip shaped brass planter was in perfect condition and I’m thinking I’ll put a maiden hair fern or orchid in it.


I also found these brass containers and will most likely sell these in my Etsy shop.


Here’s some vintage brass inspiration for you…

Brass Container


Brass Planters2


These blue and white tea cups were too cute to pass up especially for less than $3.00.


 I love this Chinoiserie blue and white flower frog/brick and can image it filled with tulips.  After doing some research I discovered this piece was made in Portugal and was designed for the Metropolitan Museum of Art.


And I scored these petite brass pots for .50 cents and think they’d be great for succulents.


a little something like this…



While I was thrifting, I also picked up a few pieces that I’m sending off to a fellow blogger as part of the Ciburbanity #SwapItLikeItsHot blog swap.  I super excited to be participating along with a slew of other bloggers and can’t wait to share it all with you in April.

If you haven’t honed your thrifting skills yet, you can read my thrifting tips here and my flea market shopping tips here.

Happy hunting!

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What I Bought

If you’ve followed along on my blog, you know that I am in the midst of a master bedroom makeover...

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 The Inspiration

And, that I’ve promised to share any great finds I come across on my shopping excursions.

So, I’ve hit the stores looking for lamps, behind the sewing machine crafting a few items, and scouring unique shops looking for decorative accessories.

After a client appointment last week, I stopped by a store that my friend Robyne has told me about.  Home Grown Living is tucked into an old house, on a side street in Roswell, GA.  All Robyne had told me about the store was the that they carried great products, had lots of mercury glass and their prices were very good. 

Upon entering, I was mesmerized by all the vintage inspired furniture, antique tables, candle holders, pillows and a wonderful selection of mercury glass items.  And, I was definitely wowed by the great prices.

The store is not large, but is filled with lots of lovelies, some of which made their way home with me.

Here’s what I bought…

  • Etched Mercury Glass Lidded Jar–$30
  • Small Mercury Glass Votive Holder–$18
  • Black Bud Vase–$12
After Home Grown Living, I dropped in on my local Goodwill and found a great treasure…

  •  Silver Tray from GoodWill–$0.99 (oh yeah)!

Here are all the items waiting for a home in my master bedroom.

Home Grown Living does not have an active website yet, but I’ll be sure and let you know when they do so you can buy some of their great items.

Have you found any great bargains lately?


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