Friday, September 17, 2010

Let's Go Hunting!

In our house, fall is hunting season. Stroud heads off to shoot dove and deer, and I pack my bags to go antique hunting at the Round Top Antiques Fair. This year I'll be making the trip twice - first with my mom and sis to scout out bargains in the fields, and then again the following week with my girls to peruse the more expensive tents of Marburger Farm and the Big Red Barn.

It's hard to say what I like best about this trip - the uninterrupted time with some of my favorite friends, the food (can't leave without my bag of kettle corn), or the thrill of finding everything on my "list." Here's what I'm hoping to bring home this year.

Antique architectural elements like old shutters, window panes and doors are an interesting alternative to art. My stairwell has a tall wall where a set would fit perfectly. 

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White ironstone. I have several platters and pudding molds inside an old English plate rack in our breakfast room. I'd love to find some pitchers, compotes and tureens to mix into my glass kitchen cabinets. 

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Framed Intaglios are simple and serene, and would complement the Carerra marble and metallic grasscloth wallpaper in my powder bath. 

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Vintage paintings from the mid 1900s are usually fairly inexpensive and when grouped together make a big statement. My mom layers still life paintings in her kitchen; this homeowner stacks several vintage landscape paintings in the entry. I have a few French and Belgian works in my booth and would love to add more. 

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A vintage globe for Leighton's room. I'm so drawn to these - they remind me of classrooms from my childhood. I'm picturing one atop his primitive pine chest. 

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I'll let you know how I do after next week. And if you're making the trip - happy hunting! 


  1. I love the statue of the bird that sits on the stairs. Very unqiue.