There’s plenty to do in Houston, but every now and then it’s fun to leave the big city behind and explore the wide open spaces that define Texas.
It doesn’t take long to see what rural Texas is about. Cattle graze lazily in fields
and the sprawling metropolis is replaced by a series of small towns.
This time of year the landscape colored by wildflowers is spectacular. No matter how many times I see fields of blue, red, yellow and pink my heart sings in appreciation of nature’s beauty.
Another reason to get out and about now is the Round Top Antique Show which these days is said to cover some 28 miles. That means a lot of stuff to browse. Now, I don’t need a thing, but that doesn’t keep my eye from wandering in search of the unusual or interesting.
Bottles never fail to get my attention. These are truffle jars that when filled with mushrooms and cotton hold in the moisture necessary for preservation. You can be sure that in my possession they would be filled with flowers to create a centerpiece for a tablescape.
Talk about an unusual flower container. Take a look at this chemical beaker. I didn’t buy one, but the temptation was great. These were $175 each, a little pricey so I’m going to look into finding new pieces and creating the look.
These wooden mallets got my attention because of their varying shapes and heights. In case you are wondering, they were used for barn building. I wouldn’t want someone with one of those in their hand to get mad at me!
One exhibit featured lamps and chandeliers made from the most interesting materials. For a fleeting moment I could imagine one in my eclectic mix of things.
Then, there were those things that reminded me of some of you bloggers. White porcelain
and blue and white pieces are favorites of many of you.
Exhibits are in fields, tents and enclosed spaces some of which are beautifully displayed.
I have a hard time imagining how much dealers have to sell to justify the cost. As one said, it’s always a gamble and you have to do a show knowing that you will win or lose.
A day or two of wandering among the exhibits is about all I can take and then I’m ready to get back in the car and wander the country roads stopping here and there to take a photo.
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