What happens in Round Top…

8 Oct

definitely does not stay in Round Top!

Round Top weekend is one of my most favorite times of the year.  It takes a strong lead over Christmas and Thanksgiving.  I love everything about Round Top…the people, the food, the atmosphere and most of all…the finds!

The weather was absolutely amazing…low 80′s in the afternoon and cool 50′s at night.  Cool enough for a sweater and blanket outside watching the girls dance and sing.  In years past, we are sweating bullets and walking around in either mud or 100% humidity.

I really thought the girls would be bored after an hour of walking…but these little 8 years old are shoppers!  No whining, no crying…just shopping and eating and shopping and eating.

Here are some of the fun things we saw…some we bought, some we passed…others are just fun to look at.

All of the pictures were taken with my iPhone and edited with ShakeItPhoto app.  It seriously has become my newest addiction in photography.  I brought my big girl camera but at the last minute, I thought it would be fun to take vintage-looking pictures to go along with our vintage-inspired weekend!

And alot of this:

These cathedral windows started the buying frenzy!  Once one person makes a purchase, it is downhill from there.

The quick story behind the windows…usually, you can find these windows for anywhere from $65-$150 dollars each depending on the size.  I’ve wanted one for my living room for a while and almost bought one the week before I left for Round Top.  I told myself to wait until after I got back and then I could justify to myself spending that much money for one window.

So…the first place we stopped was this bling-bling, feather boa, rhinestone flip flop booth.  Totally NOT me but the girls wanted to look at some jewerly.  I walked around a corner and saw two windows sitting there.  The large one had a price of $15 and the small one had a price of $10.  My heart stopped.  I turned and ask the woman if she would take $20 for both.  She said they were not hers but would call the girl who shared the booth with her.  I heard her on the phone saying ‘okay, I’ll tell her.”  I thought for sure the windows were marked wrong.

She turns to me and says ‘she’ll take $15 for both.”

Uh. Okay.  And I looked at her like she was crazy…gave her $15…grabbed my windows…and ran like hell to my car.

My friend overhears the exchange and follows me.  She says ‘$50 is a steal for those windows!”  I told her “$15!!!!”  Her mouth dropped in total shock.  I laughed in shock.  And that is how the frenzy began.

We found some interesting signs:

And these great metal letters & numbers in beautiful colors:

Some girlie things:

I think I will make a pillow for Sweet P’s new room out of her old little Mexican dress:

These girls have a tent every year and their stuff is amazing:

I love old glass bottles like these:

A little more junk:

I really, really wanted this:

We ate dinner outside atop this old house…the best baja tacos & margaritas:

And some of our final purchases:

And this old window pane for $3 has found a home in my kitchen:

I really wanted this:

Just kidding!

Round Top really is so much fun and I can’t wait til we do it again in April!

Find a little flea market near you and share your fun with us!

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