Texas Antiques Week
This past weekend I attended Texas Antiques Weekend for the 10th year in a row. Wow, it's crazy to think that I've been doing this twice a year for 10 years now! Antiques Week is a two week long Antique fair located in Warrenton and Round Top Texas. "Antique" fair might be a tad misleading these days, as there are becoming more and more different booths throughout each field. It's seriously unlike anything you've ever seen before. There are spring and fall shows and if you're like me you won't want to miss either!
The weather is always so tricky to peg, so I went with this utility jacket over a tank top and a pair of boyfriend shorts. I liked this outfit because it allowed me to add or subtract layers throughout the day to be comfortable for that ever changing Texas climate. And it was perfect for roaming over all those fields of vintage! I topped the outfit off with a black hat to keep my face shielded from the sun and my hair inplace.
Below are some of my tried and true tips that I've accumulated over the years:
- Go Early! Seriously, it took us two hours to get into Warrenton this year, and that's on top of the driving time over there. And there is so much ground to cover out there! Whatever you imagine Antiques Week to be triple it and then leave an extra hour early in the morning. ;)
- Wear Comfy Clothing. You'll be doing a lot of walking, so make sure you wear some comfortable shoes. Also, the weather is often times cooler in the mornings then warmer in the afternoons, so wearing layers that can easily be taken off and transported around is great too. And don't forget your sunglasses or a trusty hat to shield that Texas sun from your eyes! Because there is always Texas sun, always.
- Break it Down. There is no way to see everything Round Top and Warrenton have to offer in one day. So do a little research and break it down to the fields you really want to go to or try and book a room close by in La Grange so you can spend multiple days exploring everything!
- Have an Open Mind. It seems like everytime I go out there with a list of things I want to find, I never find them. So head out to TAW with an open mind and list! You're more likely to find some great treasures that way AND you won't leave disappointed!
So that's it for now! For those of you who have been to TAW previously, what are your thoughts on it? I would LOVE to hear them!