ROUND TOP, Texas – The Marburger Farm Antique Show is once again filling 43 acres with inspiring antiques and collectibles April 2-6, 2013, in Round Top, Texas. More than 350 exhibitors will encamp on the central Texas cow pasture with antique furniture, vintage accessories, jewelry, art, lighting, folk art and more. Styles range from industrial to French, from Swedish to mid-century modern to the original creations of the Marburger artisan dealers.
“Wow!” is how photographer April Pizana sums up her first visit to Marburger Farm. “You come expecting knick-knacks and you have no idea of the amazing things and displays that you will see. Once you get past the initial ‘Wow!’ – it’s pure giddiness and glee.” [See April’s photos of Marburger at www.aprilpizana.com.]
“What I loved most about my first visit to the Marburger Farm Antique Show,” says shopper Terri Henderson on Facebook, “was the quality of the merchandise, the number of awesome dealers and the creative displays.”
French exhibitor Pascal Jones of Desiree Antiques recalls that her first impression of Marburger Farm was “the different styles of antiques – everything is at Marburger Farm.” For the spring 2013 show, Jones will offer her own mix of classic 18th century French and European antiques alongside 1980s brass, Lucite, art, industrial end tables made from French engraving plates and early wooden type-face letters made into furniture surfaces.
Originally from Italy, Philadelphia exhibitor Marco Astrologo noted that on his first visit to Marburger, he found the other dealers to be “extremely good and extremely happy.”
Astrologo will offer antique and vintage trunks and luggage from makers such as Louis Vuitton and Goyard; his is the largest collection of antique Louis Vuitton trunks in the country.
The Marburger Farm Antique Show opens Tuesday, April 2 with early buying from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. for $25 for adults, free for children 15 and under. Regular $10 admission begins April 2 at 2 p.m. One admission is good all week, with the show running Wednesday through Friday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and on Saturday, April 6, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Advance tickets and group tickets are available. Parking is free. Dogs on a leash are always welcome. For more information, visit www.roundtop-marburger.com or call Ashley Ferguson at 800-947-5799.