As I have mentioned before, here, it is antique season in Texas.
One of my favorites, and one of the largest venues for finding just about any vintage or antique treasure you might imagine, is the
Marburger Farm Antique show.
Several of my absolute favorite dealers anywhere will be here again and promise not to disappoint.
Talk Sweet Talk,
will be set up in the old farm house at the show.
I first met Janet when she was set up at Cole's several years ago. I have not seen her in a while, but I follow her most creative and inspiring blog. She has the best eye and I was smitten immediately with her knack for display, her collections, and her sense of design in setting up her booth at the show.
Like so many of the people I have met in the antique business, she is just the nicest person and a delight to visit with.
Talented and clever, and you will love what Janet does with
Another favorite, whose booth I fell in love with before I ever met her, belongs to Nance.
Nance writes a blog, My Favorite French Antiques, and her booth at the show
promises to tempt me, again, with antique paintings like this one of two dogs......
Nance also has tons of beautiful French furniture and accessories.
Setting up at Marburger for the first time,
but a long time vendor at the square in Round Top,
is Richard Schmidt.
I have only met Richard and his wife Janet a few times, but they are guaranteed to be a hit at Marburger.
Ohmygosh, I'll take one of each please!
As life would have it, and not surprisingly, Richard and his wife are
friends with another longtime favorite of mine,
Vintage Sculpture creators,
Brad and Sundie Ruppert.
I have several of their charming and oh so clever sculptures and it has been fun watching them grow in recognition and popularity over the past years.
"Let Your Love Shine Thru"
I bought this fabulous piece quite a while ago and love it more every day.
It has moved around my house and sits in my bedroom now. Like any piece of good art, it intrigues me every time I look at it, noticing different details Brad and Sundie created.
Sculptures range from folky angels, horses, hearts and arrows and fabulous mirrors.
Every size and color imaginable and the most clever combination of materials you will ever see!
I have longed for this piece ever since I saw it.
Full of personality and color, it is a prize example of their work. I case you can't find room for a cupboard, they make tons of smaller pieces of folk art that are just delightful.
Old friends, Alan and Lindra of Parkhouse Antiques set up at Marburger and always have the most beautiful booth.
These photos were taken last year. I can't wait to see what they do next week!
I have shared with you just a smidge of what you will see at this show.
From the most elegant to the most quirky, and everything in between, this show gets better every year. Be sure to visit the website and try to get here any time next week between Tuesday, March 29 and Saturday, April 2.
If you have favorite dealers at Marburger, or you are a dealer at Marburger and would like to be featured here at Hill Country House, please leave me a comment and I will be happy to post about you!
All photos used in this post either my own or were taken from the site referenced.