Contributor post by Tracy of Fair Morning Blue
Greetings, dear friends. This weekend, I spent a lovely Sunday afternoon wandering around the Round Top Antique Fair with my mom. I thought I'd pop in here and share a few of my photos. Round Top, Texas is a charming little town roughly halfway between Austin and Houston, with a population of only 91.
For the past 45 years or so, Round Top has hosted an enormous antique fair every fall and spring. The fair has spread to neighboring communities and now includes over 2,000 vendors. Sunday was the last day of the fall fair, and my mom and I were disappointed to find that many of the vendors (especially the furniture vendors) were already packing up and heading out.
We did find many booths still intact, though. I had a great time exploring the fair, seeking out treasures among the rubble. We found such a curious assortment of wares: an enormous collection of old roller skates, old gas pumps, grain sacks, wooden crates, and discarded mason jars.
Walking from booth to booth, I love imagining the stories behind the antiques. Who did they belong to? Were they treasured family heirlooms, or were they cast off, unwanted, in favor of something newer and finer? I am happy to give some of my favorites a new purpose in my own life. Next year, my mom and I plan to return to the Round Top Antique Fair, and this time we won't wait till the last day!