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Winter Antiques Show at the Big Red Barn Returns to Round Top

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With the winter cold comes the warm and friendly atmosphere of shopping and fun with the return of the Winter Antiques Photo 1Show Friday, January 24 and Saturday, January 25.   Expect scores of antique dealers filling the Big Red Barn in the small country village of Round Top with all visitors enjoying not only the hometown atmosphere but protection from the weather indoors while shopping fine antiques in a climate controlled environment.

Visionary Susan Franks began this show nine years ago, realizing the regional market and community surrounding Round Top would benefit from the weekend of shopping for antiques in the dead of winter.  The visitor will not be disappointed.  Those new to antiques may expect to find not only antiques but have a chance to visit one-on-one with dealers that are well known out-of-state and in-state collectors and exhibitors. Learning about those wonderful early Texas and American furniture (very early Americana and Texas primitive), mid century modern, interesting early Texas paintings, Continental furniture (and accessories), silver, jewelry, linens, antique toys, antique dolls, art, period pieces, and small decorative items for the home is part of the experience—all in 30,000 square feet.

“Our antique dealers take pride in explaining and educating people to their products-especially those that are just not sure of the clip_image008antique world.  The history revolving around these pieces is sometimes quite fascinating,” states Susan Franks, owner of the Big Red Barn.  When you step through the doors in the Big Red Barn, you are experiencing one of the best antique shows around.  Shows running throughout the year include the world renowned Spring and Fall Antiques Fairs (at the Big Red Barn, Big Red Barn Tent, Continental Tent, and Carmine Dance Hall), and the Winter Antiques Fair at the Big Red Barn.

The show runs Friday, January 24 from 9 am to 5 pm and Saturday, January 25 from 10 am to 4 pm at The Big Red Barn on 475 South State Highway 237(5 miles north of Round Top).  Food service will be available on site.  There is free parking with a nominal admission of $5.00.  For more information, call 512-237-4747, e-mail info@roundtoptexasantiques.com or visit www.roundtoptexasantiques.com.