This past week, approximately 400 dealers showed their treasures at the Marburger Farm Antique Show. The diverse group of quality vendors from over 30 states and several European countries makes the show a success every year.
A light drizzle didn't stop the excitement of early bird shoppers who arrived first thing Tuesday morning with their trucks, U-Hauls and SUVs ready to haul away the day's finds. While some of the 20,000 plus attendees came with the goal to find that certain item their home or project is missing, others casually peaked around seeking fun and inspiration.
That's me getting a grand tour of Marburger from owner Rick McConn who purchased the farm with his wife from John Sauls in 2007. From the hospitable Round Top welcome Rick gave me in front of the Coufal House, you’d never guess he was busy at all, knowing each vendor by name and smiling at visitors with a warm Texas greeting. It’s amazing to see how the show has developed over its 40-year history while still remaining true to its roots, mixing the 12 historic circa 1900 buildings with 10 huge tents. Enjoy while I take you through just a small sampling of some wonderful discoveries I fell in love with!!
The booth inside the Coufal House behind us is Eric Brown's A Century of Lighting (417-894-9179 firstname.lastname@example.org). Traveling from Springfield, Missouri, you can see that he has a wide range of unique items ranging from industrial furnishings to vintage lighting and coral accents. The large coral piece behind me would have been perfect on my living console, but as you can see, it already had a red sold ticket!!