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.

WHAT I BOUGHT IN AND AROUND THE ROUND TOP ANTIQUES MARKET…

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…

What’s On My Flea Market Shopping List

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It’s no secret that I love shopping at flea markets and looking for that diamond in the rough.  Most of the time, when I set out on a shopping trip, I’m not looking for anything specific.  I know what I like, I have a pretty good eye and can spot a great piece and I know I deal when I come across one.

This year I decided that I’m not going to go to the Longest Yard Sale (you can read about last years trip here and here) but instead look for a few new thrifting spots closer to home to shop.   The hubs and I have a couple of weekend trips planned before the summer is over and for this time around I have a list of items I’ll be looking for.

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Scenes from the Weekend—Around Atlanta

Hi there and Happy Monday!

I hope your weekend was a good one.  The hubs and I continued our weekend road trips, exploring the cities surrounding Atlanta.  On Saturday morning we headed north of Atlanta towards Cumming to check out some antique stores and see the countryside.  It’s amazing that how much beautiful land is still untouched just outside Atlanta.

We stopped at a few local antique and thrift stores and found some treasures along the way.  I scored on some wonderful ironstone pieces, a large (and heavy)  brass pineapple, some milk glass and red tole trays.  It was a good antiquing day.

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On Sunday I set out to practice my photography and take photos for this weeks class lesson.  I wanted to take photos of something unique and different so that first place we headed was Oglethorpe University.  If you’ve never been on the school grounds you need to plan a visit and walk around.  The architecture is amazing and you feel like you have been thrust into mid-evil times.

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Hermance Stadium (entrance, view from the east), Oglethorpe University

Directly behind the campus commons building  is this handmade iron globe fire pit that sits in the middle of a ring of chairs.  It was fun photographing this piece.

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After leaving Oglethorpe we made our way over to Chamblee Antique Row and I found this pretty fountain to photograph.  I’m learning how to use all the settings on the camera and was able to capture the water in motion.

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Our last stop was at the Chastain Horse Park.  I’ve loved horses ever since I was little so taking these photos and petting the horses was a real treat.

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This white horse was so sweet and just kept nuzzling me.  I think she wanted to come home with me.

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There were about 25 horses in the stables and this next one stood because of its eyes.  One eye was light and the other was dark.

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I could have stayed there all afternoon taking photos of these beautiful animals.

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The hubs likes horses as much a I do and after spending the afternoon with these horses, he made the decision to take riding lessons.  I’m looking forward to him starting class and creating some great moments for me to capture on film.

I’ve got some great design post planned for this week so I’ll see you back here tomorrow!

Shelly

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