Antiquing for You II


How could I not think of all you tablescapers as I browsed the bounty of Round Top and its environs.  At every turn I saw something that reminded me of someone.  As you look through the finds, do you see what made me think of you?

These dishes caught my eye, and I could imagine them in a number of playful settings.  Wouldn’t they be great on a quilt or on a porch or by the lake or in a cozy dining room?  Now that I think about it, I wish I had considered buying them because they would be fun additions to what I have.

And this simple but beautiful tableware would be a hit with the elegant touches many of you would add.

Some vendors created attractive displays to make their wares even more appealing.  You French country people would love this (thanks, Judy, for the photo)

as well as this.  Are those really canning jars atop the candle holders?  Think about how they would sparkle at night with a votive inside!

Take a look at these pitchers and bowls from another era.  Wouldn’t it be fun to work some of them into a focal point on the table?

They would look terrific on these vintage tablecloths.  This was a wonderful collection, and I could imagine how excited some of you would have been over this find.

After a late bite from these gals, it was time to mosey on back to Houston, but not before having a last look around.

That’s when I spotted this

and this painted screen door which made my heart sing.  Wouldn’t you know she was already sold, otherwise she’d have come home with me.  Think she would have like an invite to one of our tables?

Joining Let’s DishTablescape Thursday, Thursday Blog Hop

17 thoughts on “Antiquing for You II

  1. shirley@housepitalitydesigns April 12, 2012 — 8:37 am

    Oh my..I am with ya…love that screen door…wouldn’t it make a great pantry door?….You make me want to go to Round Top even more…gorgeous things and such great displays…sigh, sigh…

  2. What fun!

  3. That screen door painting is really cool!!! That is something I have never seen before. I never would have thought to do that! I also really like those cool blue chairs around the table with the blue & silver pieces on it. I’m not even sure that I would want to repaint them. They look pretty neat “as is.” Wow…thanks for shopping for me!!! 🙂 I saw lots of dishes & accessories I would love to buy! I’m not sure which one made you think of me, but they ALL make me think of me!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂 Glad you had a good time!

  4. I love the elegant black & white tableware. Thanks for sharing!

  5. I love the first set, how much? You know we all love to see the prices! What did you buy? Surely one of those adorable vintage cloths!
    Thanks for linking this to Let’s Dish!

  6. Any one of those dishes could have come home with me.. Love them all. Oh and the vintage tablecloths.. amazing. Thanks for taking us along.. xo marlis

  7. I bought 4 of those metal chairs!!

  8. I ♥ that ruffled tabletopper! One could do some serious dish buying there…good thing I don’t live nearby.

  9. That ruffled tablecloth is awesome- what a fun trip!

  10. Oh what wonderful inspirations. Love the French Country look…..alll those wonderful dishes….and what a charming door.

  11. Oh I SO want to go to Round Top…I would need a very large UHaul 🙂 Love the screen door too!

  12. I love Round Top, Marburger Farms, Warrenton, the Red Barn and all the other wonderful places to shop! I have been several times and it is always different and fun! I usually stay in Brenham! The set of china In the first photo is Minton’s Haddon Hall which I have had for many many years and have lots of extra pieces which I display in a cabinet. The prices are always a surprise but then you find items here that you never see any place else. I know a couple dealers who collect pieces just for the show. I glad you reminded me of the fun and thanks for the photos!

  13. There are so many interesting things to take in! I love the yellow ware bowls. I have a few and they are precious to me! If I were with you we could have come up with some plan to get that great screen door! Amazing, isn’t it?
    Yvonne

  14. Fun post! I was at RT on Tuesday. Look forward to attending every fall and spring. It’s amazing the inspiration that comes from a trip to RT. ~ Sarah

  15. I would grab without second thoughts to the door painting to.

    I am so envious of the ruffled tablecloth and the chair dress. How can I get this things?

    Happy w/end.
    /cc

  16. What a fun way to make happy memories! thank you for linking up to the Thursday hop. Sorry I’m behind in saying thank you. My recent post will explain my delay.Hope to see you again this Thursday. xo

  17. How did I miss this!! Ok, here I am touring with you too and first dishes are TDF! I have a platter from my MIL excatly like that one and is a Minton, made in England. I am also with you with the great door, I’d love that for a pantry or hutch. I’m drooling over the vinatge tablecloths, wow! Thank you so much for your lovely and kind visit. Enjoy your weekend coming up.
    FABBY

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