Friday, October 1, 2010

Oh, Where to Begin?

After spending three days at the Round Top Antiques Fair (read about it here), I am excited, inspired, and worn out.  There is no way to see everything at his huge event, but my friend and I certainly tried.  Now that I am home... jammies on, feet propped up, and a puppy nestled at my side, I have no idea how to even begin to describe it all to you.  Just imagine good company, beautiful weather, and  miles and miles of vintage, altered, and artistic finds...

Many of my first impressions had to do with the beautiful colors surrounding me.  Being a graphics girl at heart, I was drawn to the collection of old signage pictured below.  I love the juxtaposition of the different typefaces and orange and blue is one of my favorite color combinations.  Funny...I doubt that whoever stashed these items against the back of a tent realized that someone would view their arrangement as a work of art!

And just look at the slippers below,  from Feathering Your Nest in Smithville, Texas.  I really should have brought a pair of these home.  How could you not be happy with these yummy colors and textures on your feet? 

I love the way they were just piled together in the display bin.  It reminded me of the relay game we played as kids where we had to pick our shoes out of a pile and put them on before tagging the next person.  Slippers would have been helpful in that game...lacing up my sneakers always slowed me down.

I am winding down fast and so I leave you for now with one last image.  If ever I were to buy a sleigh (which is highly unlikely, to say the least), this would be the one.

The tufted burnt orange cushion on this piece is simply stunning.  And how about those ginormous bobber things on the ground beside it?  Talk about a random combination of objects...

Well, I have many more things to show you, but they'll have to wait.  My pillow is calling, rather, shouting my name!  Ah, it's good to be home.

1 comment:

  1. oh to have been there with you!!! I would have been in heaven!!!!


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