Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Let The Antiquing Begin

This is a new year, new month, and new antique adventures are starting here in Texas. Since it's a new month, I'm also linking up with Kathleen again to start off her White Wednesday posts

January always starts off our year with being at the Red Barn Winter Antiques Show  in Round Top Texas.  I can't think of a better place to start off the year antiquing than being in beautiful Round Top Texas.  Not only is the drive there just picturesque, but since this is the area that we eventually want to call home, it's always such a treat coming this way.  There are so many places to visit while you are here, but more on that further down the post.

The Red Barn Antique Show hosts four shows a year and we are fortunate enough to be found here twice a year, January and June.  The 30,000 square foot building hosts some of the best dealers/designers in the business and it's heated in the winter and cool in the summer.  If you are needing inspiration, this is the place to be (that one's for you Kristi!).  This covered barn will allow you to shop until you literally drop with all that can be found here with no worry of the elements outside.  The weather man is already forcasting a cold spell next week, but don't let that stop you.  They also normally host a food vendor so you can even stop shopping just long enough to grab a bite to eat and then continue finding your next vintage treasure.


January 15 & 16, 2011 (mark your calendars)

9 to 5 on Saturday and 10 to 4 on Sunday

$5.00 Admission is good for both days

For more information, click HERE

I hope you're planning on coming out to see us.  We have hit the junkin road during the past few months and always save our best treasures for this show.  We have found some really awesome things that you'll just have to come and see for yourself.

Here are pictures of different booths during the past show:



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redbarn 036

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my booth5

my booth3

my booth2

my booth (2)

Don't forget that Round Top Texas is home to Royer's (famous for their pies & awesome food).  Festival Hill can be found in Round Top as well and it is just so beautiful to walk through their gardens and see their buildings that are here.  There are several towns that you can continue your antiquing adventure at, like in Round Top, Carmine and Brenham, and don't forget that the Leftover's Antique Shop can be found in Brenham.  You can spend the day here and there are beautiful B&B's in the areas that would make your trip worth while staying at.  While you are here, why not drive by and see the Outpost Inn which is now called THE RANCH that Rachel Ashwell recently purchased.  I'm sure she's going to totally transform this place.

Oh and in case you are wondering how close we are to
Antique Week starting in Texas:
We are 78 days away, can you believe it!!

On a last note, I just have to say thank you to all of you that leave me comments. 
You make my day!!


  1. I'm so excited! I can't wait!

  2. Oooo... Those chair slipcovers are right up my ruffly alley!

    Hope you are having a wonderful week. Blessings... polly

  3. Hi T...Thanks so much for stopping by CollectInTexas Gal and commenting on the Abandoned Church Post. It is located in a tiny town just outside of SanAngelo, and I ran across it quite by accident. It was a fun photoshoot!

    Also, wanted to Thank-you for including my Blog on your Texas Inspirations Blog List. You are my FairyBlog Traffic Stats show Garden Antqs Vintage as the largest source of hits to my blog.

    And finally, just wanted you to know that I visit you often for more inspiration than you'll ever know, and enjoy your beautiful photos, Texas Antique Show Information and just browsing your blog. You were one of the first bloggers to welcome me back in August 2009 when I first started CollectInTexas Gal. Thank-you so are an inspiration...Sue

  4. i am a fellow reader of your blog... and was pleasantly surprised to see that you used my kitchen shot form the lastest country living mag!!! you never know where you may pop up ...!!!

  5. i am a fellow reader.. and was pleasantly surprised to see that you used my recent photo of my kitchen from country living... you never know where you will pop up!!!

  6. YOU gave me some fab display inspiration to use this upcoming weekend!!! Can's wait to SEE what you come up with for THIS YEAR's Show!!!
    Jeanine, ChiPPy!-SHaBBy!

  7. Hi Joanna, I am really loving the newest issue of Country Living and it finally dawned on my why your name sounded so familiar. It's because you were in a previous issue of Country Living and I have that magazine dogeared with pages of your home. You have great taste and I love seeing all your pretty things. Thanks Joanna, for inspiring me this year!

  8. With each picture, I am ooooing and awwwwing (apparently loudly) so so me!!! Xoxoxo

  9. best of luck at the barn!



  10. One of my goals for this new year is to get to Texas. It's a long drive but I'm coming your way sometime this year. I hope to find you among all the goodies


  11. Love all of the pictures. They have given me some ideas that I want to use in our home. This time of year I always want to rearrange and redecorate.Thanks

  12. Oh how I wish I could get there! Your pictures just tempt me so much. There's always SOMETHING, but I'm visitng my Mom in law that weekend for her 90th. Love your header picture. Have fun at the show!

  13. Great post and LOVE the photos from the Red Barn winter show. I thought this would be the year I would get over there, and it is KILLIN' me, just KILLIN'me that I can't!!!
    I forgot about a promise I made to my daughter for that weekend, and it doesn't involve me antiquing - dang!! Hope you have a great show and I will just have to look forward to April. Happy new year!!

    P.S. I am going to make it over to Ralph Willard's show in Austin this weekend for a "fix"!!

  14. Theresa, everything looks yummy! I just can't wait to shop shop with you and meet you someday in McKinney! Wouldn't it be fun to stay at the Outpost with a group of junkin' girlfriends some weekend?!?

    Big TX Hugs,
    Angelic Accents

  15. Beautiful!!! I want everything in all the photos!

  16. How fabulous!!

    This little booth renter so appreciates you sharing your amazing photos...I am soaking up all this inspiration.

    Someday I'm going to visit these wonderful shows!!

  17. My keyboard is gonna fry from all this droolin!
    You make my day!

  18. Good Luck with your shows. Richard at

  19. Just so you know, I am already feeling inspired by your photos! But...nothing is like seeing it all in person. See you Sunday!


  20. There are some really beautiful pieces here! All of them are classic! Very exciting!! Thanks for the post!


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