Winter Round Top Antiques Show
Polls of the various shows and year-round antiques and vintage businesses indicates more than 150 dealers will set up at permanent and show-only venues from Jan. 24-27, 2019.
“Because of its scale, the winter show is a much more personal experience,” said Susan Franks, who hosted the first winter show at the Original Round Top Antiques Fair about 13 years ago and anticipates having about 110 dealers participate in 2019.
“The winter show is a great time to be in Round Top, especially for people who have never shopped the spring and fall shows,” said Helen McLaren, who co-owns McLaren’s Antiques and Interiors with her husband Sean. “This show gives you the time and space to really get to know this special place, and the weather is a lot cooler!”
The McLarens are showcasing new finds from around the world Jan. 24-27 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; McLaren’s Antiques and Interiors is also open select weekends year-round.
In celebration of its second winter show, The Compound is hosting a Preview Party on Jan. 25 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. The venue’s stellar line-up of dealers will be on site Jan. 25-27.
“The quality is high, but the crowds are smaller, so people can enjoy everything about Round Top—shopping, restaurants and boutique lodging,” said Kathy Johnston, antiques show producer/director at The Compound. “The winter show is a great way to whet your appetite for shopping—and weekending—in Round Top.”
Alisanne Frew of Alisanne Wonderland will have her exquisite French antiques, custom limestone, monumental stone and architectural relics at The Compound (Jan. 25-27) and at The Boneyard by appointment only from Jan. 17-24 and during regular hours Jan. 25-27.
Round Vintage Market’s group of dealers, weekend regulars year-round, will be open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Jan. 24-27. Guests will discover everything from antiques and vintage furniture to shabby chic, primitives and art within the comfort of the 12,000-square-foot space.
The Venue, located at the former site of Old Henry Farm, will be open during the winter show as will Bill Moore Antiques.
Leftovers Antiques will host shoppers at its flagship Brenham store as well as its Market Hill booth. Other dealers are expected at Market Hill as well.
Old Glory, Humble Donkey and Townsend Provisions, Round Top businesses that deliver vintage style year-round, lead the line-up of permanent businesses ready to take care of winter show shoppers. Shopkeepers, artisans and restaurateurs at Henkel Square, Bybee Square and Rummel Square roll out the red carpet by offering stellar eats, fine arts, hand-crafted artisanal goods, statement-making fashion and unique gifts. As you head south from Round Top, you will find the Junk Gypsy World Headquarters.
Carmine, which calls itself the gateway to the antiques festival, has a number of year-round businesses that also join in the winter show fun. McCall Style will be open as well as several venues at the intersection of Highways 458 and 237. Mallory et Cie will have her tiny shop open on Highway 290 in Carmine. Her dates are Jan. 25-27 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
In Warrenton, Cole’s Antiques is opening for the winter show for the second time. Dealers at Ex-Cess I & II may tailgate, weather permitting. Antiques and Vintage – Round Top at The Bull Market is also open for the winter show. The Chicken Ranch is opening as well. Between Warrenton and Ledbetter, on FM 1291, Recycling the Past will throw open its doors to shoppers.
Lodging is available throughout the area.