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Round Top Winter 2021

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W hen we arrived at Marburger Farm at 8 am, the fields were bustling with shoppers — many of the women dressed in the Round Top uniform of floral dresses or denim shorts paired with hats and boots. They were there for the Early Bird Tailgate, which offered coffee, breakfast, and a book signing with Jasmine Roth of HGTV's Hidden Potential and Help! I Wrecked My House fame. See page 54 for more on Roth's book signings. As fans waited for signatures and snaps, lines began forming outside the gates. At 10 am, the bell rang, stanchions went down, the tents opened, and lovers of all things decorative began strolling the aisles of the eight tents, looking for gems, both literal and figurative. As the morning went on, breakfast became lunch, and coffee became cocktails. We made our way through the crowds, where we bumped into Rancho Pillow's Sheila Youngblood, who was hosting L.A. designer Kelly Wearstler. When we asked Wearstler what she was looking for, she said she would know it when she saw it. Scene: HGTV's Grace Mitchell, Kristen Nix, Grayson Rooker, Kelly Hermes, Katie Stadler, Rachel Holaday, Martha Britton, and artist Butch Anthony, in from Marfa. As we headed off to more barns and tents, we took a quick detour south through Warrenton and to the Campbell Building to see our dear friend Robin Lindberg, owner of Crown Jewels, who offers a lovely collection of antique and estate baubles. I pick something up from her every time I go to the shows. After our minor diversion, we were back on the road, headed north to the Promised Land. At The Compound, the idyllic setting is comprised of three rustic barns, The Stables, Granary, and Carriage House, filled with vendors from around the world. One of our favorite spots was perched next to the Moët & Chandon vending machine. Lori Smithers' The White Barn by Fickle International had a stunning display of white stoneware as well as harvest tables, armoires, and country French chests and chairs. We strolled across the property listening to Season Ammons' acoustic guitar performance and got in line at Simply D'Lish. No, we weren't eating again — we were here to say "Hi!" to hydration. As we made our way to the Granary, we chatted with folks from Washington state to Rhode Island. GO ANTIQUING WE WILL ROUND TOP MAGAZINE HITS THE TENTS RUNNING, ROLLS THE DICE, AND MAKES OUT LIKE A BANDIT AT SOME OF THE TOP VENUES AT THE ROUND TOP FALL ANTIQUES SHOW. By Ryland Holmes Fowler. Photography Johnny Than. (Continued on page 30) City Boots at Marburger Season Ammons at The Compound The Arbors Sarah Bengard, Sheila Youngblood Kelly Wearstler at Marburger Shelley Weidner at Big Red Barn Paige Hille at Blue Hills Lyndsey & Bret Zorich at Bader Ranch Bekah Hale Pollock at Marburger 28

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