Event Alert: Spring Antique Fair at Round Top

Round Top Antique Fair

Spring has sprung and so has the famous Round Top Antique Fair! Go ahead and plan to take a day off next week to truck on down to Round Top for some treasure hunting and pie sampling. The event begins Wednesday March 30 and continues through Saturday April 2 (open 9-5). Look for everything from fine European antiques and imperfect vintage pieces to handmade jewelery and “outsider art” made from found objects. If you love collecting antique items, then you should definitely consider getting antique furniture for your house.

When heading out for a day of flea market shopping, follow the boy scout rule and be prepared. Start early, dress comfortably and bring cash. Bring a basket, tote or granny cart for smaller finds and consider bringing some sort of large capacity vehicle for the must-have furniture discoveries. For a slew of great tips, read over this article from Design Sponge, Flea Market Tips from the Pros.

And by the way, if you plan to do some serious hunting and need a shopping guide, I’m sure that one of our Spark stylists could be persuaded to tag along. We can shop until the cows come home (which in Round Top, they just might).

Happy Folk Art Created By An Elf…Really

Happy Folk Art Created By An Elf…Really

Shari Elf is the wonderful artist who creates these one-of-a-kind treasures in her little studio in Joshua Tree, California. By combining bits of, found objects, assorted junk & jewelry, Shari makes what she likes to call “Good and Sturdy Art.”   Her witty titles and captions elevate each piece into a combination of folk art and storytelling. [...]