So on Tuesday morning, we set off to hit Marburger Farm and the Big Red Barn, two of the "higher end" antique shows. There's not much digging involved when you explore Marburger. Everything in the six big white tents is pretty much to die for. Check out these sconces I saw when I walked inside. See that little red sticker? They're already sold, just 15 minutes after the gates were opened.
The patina on these antique mirrors is so pretty. Can't you just picture them inside a powder bath?
My mom is working to redesign the Chi Omega sorority house at SMU. Wouldn't a pair of these owl lamps be perfect in the home's new entry? Sadly, I have a hunch they're probably not in the budget.
After Marburger, we hopped in my truck and headed out to the fields. Going through the fields is work, but it's where the bargains are. One tent houses rugs made by a vendor who sells his collection to ABC Carpet & Home in New York. He takes antique rugs, removes all color, then distresses them by shearing the pile super short. Then the rugs are dyed again in bright hues and patchwork-pieced together.
Another field vendor sold balls made of wisteria vines, which Lindsay and Shawna snagged. Lindsay is using hers as a centerpiece on her dining room table; Shawna picked up this one for a client's home. The dealer started with more than 200 balls, and he only had a handful left for us to choose from!
Courtenay also bought some wisteria, but her version is mounted on a stand. It's going to be a Christmas gift for her mom, who has a clean-lined, Asian-influenced home in Hilton Head. This wisteria sculpture will be a perfect fit.
We ended the day with drinks at Royer's in the fields, a nice ending to a hard day's work. Oh, how I love sangria wine!
The next morning we were up bright and early to secure our spot in line at the Big Red Barn. We waited here for 45 minutes, but it's worth it - we were some of the first inside the Happy Hunter, a Tulsa dealer who has the most beautiful things. I picked up several things for my booth like some gorgeous blue Chinese export plates, antique engravings and a tiny bamboo side table covered in a cute leopard print.
But I think my favorite find was this vintage Highland Park High School pennant I bought for my son Leighton's room. I would love to get an Arkansas pennant for Stroud and an OU pennant for myself on my next trip, and frame them together inside our game room!
I'm hoping to have everything moved into my booth this week, so please stop by and shop my finds from Round Top!
Lindley Arthur Antiques
5013 West Lovers Lane
Dallas, Texas 75209