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Monday, April 11, 2016

Finding Inspiration at Round Top

My friends this is probably the first post of a total of three…maybe four…about Round Top.

It was just that good.

So I’ve decided to break it down into categories.


One of the main reasons I love attending Round Top is I always come away so inspired.

The displays created by dealers are some of the best in the business in my opinion.


When entering a booth that features a display that catches my eye I always greet the dealer and introduce myself. I present a business card and politely ask if I can take a few pictures that I may feature on Decor To Adore.


Generally dealers are happy to share. Some will ask that I do not use my camera flash due to the antique nature of their goods. I have rarely had a dealer decline but when they do I politely adhere to their request.


Once I am home I love downloading my images and once again looking at what caught my eye.

The grouping below made me think about my Papa Jack. I have a few of his shaving brushes.

Shadowboxes can be found quite easily and really can elevate an everyday object.


The same principal of elevating an everday object is applied here.

This collection of embroidery floss in a weathered urn was a happy and eyecatching contrast.


Bring the outdoors in.

Glorious greenery and cut flowers can add life to an indoor space.


If you have inherited strange taxidermy put a crown on it.

This makes for a whimiscal accent piece.


Never underestimate the power of grouping like items together.

In a suitcase.

With straw.


I have several comparable elements and have been inspired to create a similar grouping.

What makes it work is that it is an asynmetrical grouping in which the scale of the objects are similar.


A generous “Thank You” to all the wonderful dearlers at Marburger Farms for such lovely inspiration.

I’ll be back tomorrow with an update on the bad gas station bathroom.


Linking to:

Kelly’s Corner, Cuisine Kathleen, Between Naps On The Porch, My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia, Stonegable, A Stroll Thru Life, Savvy Southern Style, Made in a Day, Charm Bracelet Diva, Katherine’s Corner, Posed Perfection, Classy Clutter, 21 Rosemary Lane, The 36th Avenue, Craftberry Bush, French Country Cottage, Imparting Grace, The Charm of Home, AKA Design + Life, Tatertots and Jello, The SITS Girls, Funky Junk Interiors,The Dedicated House, Simple Details, Sundays At Home and…



Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh my word, so much to see. Totally Amazing.

Stacey said...

Wow, you captured beautiful vignettes that are very inspiring. Pinning. :)

Carol Lander said...

Laura, I've been to Roundtop twice and love it, although I thought some booths were outrageously expensive. I look for the cool arrangements too. My favorite finds are the little stuff to redo, although last fall I bought a set of narrow French doors. It is a great place to get ideas. Live only been in the fall, but would love to try spring.

Linda said...

Great, lovely ideas. :) Happy to see that I already incorporate some of those in my own home and hey, I'm not even a designer. Who knew? ;)
Thanks for sharing, as always.

Love, Linda

Vicki said...

{{Sigh}} Round Top! I am so going to enjoy these posts. Thank you so much for sharing your experiences there. If I can't be there myself, seeing it through your eyes is the next best thing!

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Beautiful photos Laura, and such lovely inspiration.
My daughter and her family will be coming home for a visit from California at the end of this month, and this is on our list to do.
Thank you~

Laura said...

There isn't anything better than Round Top for inspiration.
I always leave there both inspired and motivated to begin new projects.
This post is decidedly yours: elegant and beautiful.


20 North Ora said...

I would say that would definitely be an inspiration. Love all of the vignettes!


Karena Albert said...

Laura you have such a great eye for capturing artful elements!!
Beautifully displayed vignettes!

The Arts by Karena

Katie Mansfield said...

How fun. I love that show.

Lorrie said...

Beautiful vignettes, Laura. Thanks for showing them to us.

martinealison said...

Bonjour chère amie,

De très belles photos... Une multitude de choses fascinantes.

Gros bisous ♡

Bonnie said...

Since my son now lives in Dallas I am hoping to attend the next Round Top. I loved seeing your pics. Thanks.

Curtains in My Tree said...

I like the vignettes and I was told most nice display booths like you pictured are very high on their prices.
I am always looking for a $5 bargain haha

thanks for sharing I like seeing the different booths since I have never got to attend Round Top Marburger shows

Lisa said...

Oh Laura THAT birdcage! So gorgeous! What do you look at first? It's all so beautiful!

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

Wow so many inspiring ideas. I already have an idea for something from this!

Cecilia Bramhall said...

I have to admit that while I like looking at all the beautiful things at Round Top, Canton is still my favorite market to shop at. Love all the beauties you captured - wonderful inspiration for sure!

Charm Bracelet Diva {at Home} said...

I am so jealous you got to go on this wonderful adventure! To me it would be a trip of a lifetime. Thanks for allowing us to live vicariously through you:) xo Kathleen

Olivia Reinvented said...

Roundtop is one place I've always wanted to visit. Your photos are incredibly inspirational and beautiful.

Thank you for joining us this week at Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop.

Reinvented Collection

My thrift store addiction said...

Great tour Laura! I went last spring and am hoping to return in the fall! Blessings, Cecilia

The Charm of Home said...

Your so lucky to get to go to that! I wished I lived closer and I could go! Thanks for sharing at HSH!

Diana Petrillo said...

Hi Laura! Loved the tour and have featured you today on Vintage Charm :)

Pinky said...

I can imagine that I would be there for HOURS!!! So much to see. Loved these photos and vignettes!