Round Top is big ya'll. OK? We probably didn't see a tenth of what was there. It's huge. That's point number one. Point number two is that while I'm grateful I got to go at all since it was a little out of the way on our way home from Dallas (another trip to Oz) going to Round Top with 2 kids in tow for a few hours is not the ideal way to experience it. To really experience Round Top you need to leave the kiddies at home, go with some girlfriends and stay for a couple days.
So who's with me? Round Top spring 2013? Let's do this. I'm as serious as a heart attack.
I snapped a lot of iphone pics and here are my observations:
1) If there's some random vintage thing you want, you can find it at RT. Even English style telephone booths--there were at least 8 of them.
2) I saw a lot of things that I rarely see at regular thrift/antique stores and if I did see them I'd probably be super excited and want to buy it immediately. But seeing these items en mass, for cheaper-than-usual prices made me think Oh, giant metal letters/enamel buckets/wooden crates/metal gym locker baskets/Jenny Lind Beds again? These things are a dime a dozen... and I could comfortably walk away. Weird.
3) One thing that bugged me was the wide selection of faux-tiques. Distressed Tolix knock-off's anyone? To be fair, I'm not above knock-off's and in fact while I hate the fake distressing here, if you wanted some Tolix chairs for $79.00 (versus the regular $269 or $249 price tag) these would be a great buy along with a few cans of spray paint. (Kathryn, I'm looking at you.) But there were just a lot of tents filled with 'fake antiques' that were just too cheesy and contrived. And don't even get me started on the craft booths...no pictures. I couldn't stomach it. (Just imagine hot pink, tiger striped crosses.)
4) And just some pics of stuff I liked...
In the end I didn't get anything. The only thing I'm sorta regretting is the above vintage baby block--easily my all time favorite vintage baby block. Yes children, Z is for Zeppelin. Led Zeppelin.
In short it was amazing and overwhelming and a thrifters paradise.
I really want to go again.
Without my kids and for longer.