A couple of weeks ago, Claire hit me up with a spontaneous invite to head out to Round Top for the antiques fair. To which I answered, “Hells yeah!” With the absence of a good flea market here in Austin, I am always down for total immersion in vintage finds. Here’s a tiny peek at our day:
STUFF I WISH I’D BOUGHT
We’re on vacation starting tomorrow (woo-hoo!) so I’ve been conserving all spare cash for that endeavor. Otherwise, I would’ve hogged Claire’s entire Jeep Cherokee with the likes this stuff:
STUFF FROM REWORKS
We stumbled upon an Austin furniture design studio called Reworks, which was exhibiting their luxurious furnishings made from reclaimed items. I was so impressed with their quality and craftsmanship, as well as the elegance there is in simplicity of their work:
I’m hoping to do a more extensive interview with these folks soon. I just love what they’re doing.
STUFF I BOUGHT FOR A CLIENT
I’ve been looking for just the right filing cabinet for a client in Dallas, to coordinate with this awesome desk from Restoration Hardware:
Ye average lateral files just won’t do this baby justice.
When I saw this filing credenza, I literally heard that singing, “AHHH-H-H-H-H-H-H-H-H!” you hear when you’ve found the exact thing you’re wishing for:
Richard, from Alston’s Old Home Place in the Dallas area, coordinated this purchase over the phone with my Dallas client, carted it back to Dallas and delivered the beast to her home. Super nice guy.
STUFF WE ATE
…and you should too. Never expected to get that quality of food from a cart vendor next to an antiques tent!
STUFF WE VANDALIZED
Texas Trash and Treasures, in nearby Carmine, welcomes graffiti from visitors to decorate their storefront.
Big thanks to Claire for a superfun day! My apologies for getting all whiny from the heat and threat of third degree sunburn.
If this type of hunt is up your alley, the next Round Top Antiques Fair will be held January 15th & 16th. Surely it won’t be hotter than Hades then.