If you're a fervent follower of Emily Henderson on social media like we are, you probably already know she was just in Round Top, Texas for the town's massive flea market. The designer and blogger was in the Lone Star State snagging items for herself, for clients, and also for vintage resale site Chairish, where you can take your pick of specially chosen pieces from the show, starting today.
The sale is chock full of gorgeous vintage finds, like brass and wood flatware, nautical flags, school maps, oil paintings, and ceramic crocks. For larger pieces, like settees or pie safes, Chairish's recently launched AR tool will be helpful for visualizing in your space.
Along for the trip (and pictured in the gallery above) was Anna Brockway, founder and CMO of Chairish. "I can think of no better person to go vintage shopping with than Emily Henderson," she said. "We both LOVE the hunt and learning about each piece from the dealers. I'm really excited to offer Chairish shoppers Emily's hand-picked Round Top favorites. We walked miles in our boots to bring our communities the best of this coveted event (and we've got the blisters to prove it)."
For her own haul, Emily was on the hunt for her new place: "I am channeling my inner country girl this year, as I am looking for a few special pieces to bring into our recently renovated English country home," she says. "I never say never to a good seascape, leather chair, vintage art, or miniatures. I am also looking for some vintage dining chairs for my house, some larger scale art to fill my walls, a few accessories for the kids' rooms, as well as any vintage textiles that I can get my hands on to make pillows out of."
In terms of trends, Emily's betting on authenticity. "I think this year people are really investing in quality pieces that have simple and refined construction, an authentic feel, and are antique," she says. "After the influx of faux industrial, shabby chic, and antique, people are ready to see authentic and antique pieces in their decor that are inspired by those classic styles."
If you're a flea market novice, the Rose Bowl flea regular has some advice for shopping these big shows: "Browse for larger items first and then circle back to look through the smaller items. Big ticket items always go fast, as they are the first to be seen, so if you see something you love in the moment, grab it."
"Also, remember to look at shape, scale, and size, rather than finish or color. You can easily paint, reupholster, or refinish items, but you can't change the shape. I recommend looking for good bones and don't be deterred by old upholstery or a bad paint color."
Check out the Round Top sale over on Chairish.