Sunday, April 5, 2009

Round Top

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     Going to Round Top at least once a year has become a rite of passage for my daughters and me.  The goal is for all of us to get to go.  We all meet in Brenham the last week of the sale , arriving from different directions. That didn’t happen this year; my youngest grandson was sick, and our oldest daughter didn’t get to join us. That created a real missing link.

     We are relative newcomers; we have only been doing this for about 4 years.  I simply cannot describe it.  The word overload comes to mind, particularly to my senses and my out of shape muscles. I got back home this afternoon- in time to watch the women’s final four coverage (another great favorite), and I can not move.

     Our middle daughter found wonderful things.  I am sure she will be posting photos on her blog Three Hermanas. By far, she bought the most. There, I said it. I can’t imagine why my girls say I am the leaky cup in the family.

     I bought a pair of these.

Brackets

     I saw them resting on the ground outside a booth in Warrenton. The price was $95 for the pair.  I almost choked.  My bargain hunting sensibilities don’t count that high. Why did I want them?

     For this.

Patio Frame

     It is almost finished- more pictures later-

     Back to the negotiations. My daughter Lauren said “Ask him if he’ll take less.”

Explanation.  By this time in the day, late Saturday, my eyes were almost crossed. I limped over to the proprietor and asked ,

Would you consider taking less?”

Answer: “Sure, how about $50 for both?”

My answer: “Sold.”

I was feeling a little light-headed at this point, or I might not have agreed. Keep in mind this was the last weekend of a week-long sale, and I am sure he didn’t want to pack up what was left. Regardless of all of that mumbo jumbo, they are wonderful, and I love them.

     My youngest daughter Katherine found these. She collects milk glass and now plans to collect Jadeite. She also got two wonderful vintage belts.

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     If you had plans to get rowdy while in Round Top, there was this to dissuade you.

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I was so inspired on this trip; my house bucket list is now a mile longer.

I also have a new object of comfort and flash in my sights: Yellow Box flip flops. Oh woe is me.

2 comments:

Domestic Designer said...

I am glad you had such a great time. Looks like you had some great finds, but I am sure the best part was the time you spent together!

Amy said...

OH my!! Round Top? Why have I never heard of such a wonderful place full of bargains and sales? I must discover this!!! I must!

As it is, I'm an avid Canton Shopper and usually try to make the big weekend sale event 5-6 times a year - yes - I'm one of those annoying shoppers with the carts loaded down! :)

Sounds like you had a great time!

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