Posts Tagged ‘Fall Round Top Antique Festival’

Royal Doulton Bunnykins

April 4th, 2015 by Susan Lopez

I am the innkeeper of the Brenham House Bed and Breakfast.  I am all about the pretties on a table.  I have a passion for china, crystal and silver.  For some people a beautiful table is just a thing of the past.  It doesn’t have to be.  I find everyone loves a table set with linens that includes a beautiful table scape.  When it comes to my grandchildren, I really want a great table setting.  I want my grandchildren to have table manners and appreciate the effort it takes to use the finer things on a table.  Did you know that Royal Doulton Bunnykins were used by Princess Margaret and Princess Elizabeth, as a child?  The Royal Doulton Bunnykins pattern was introduced in 1934.  Royal Doulton is an English company that produces tableware and collectables dating from 1815.  Royal Doulton had a general manager, in the 1930’s, who asked his daughter to create a child friendly design for a nursery series.  His daughter Barbara created drawings of bunnies, in almost every family situation.

These are pictures of my Royal Doulton Bunnykins, for my sweet Bunnykin!  These are just some of the many different patterns you will find when looking for your Bunnykins pattern.  Oh, the stories that can be created from the scenes on the dishes.  What fun a small child will have during mealtime, as you describe the different scenes.  Here is my sweet Bunnykin Jentry.

Royal Doulton Bunnykins

My Sweet Bunnykins

The Royal Doulton Bunnykins line was an instant success.  Rabbits were dressed in human clothes, in beautiful English country scenes.  Royal Doulton Bunnykins that are signed by Barbara Vernon are quite rare and highly expensive.  The Royal Doulton Bunnykins china makes a great gift for Chiristmas, birthdays, and Baptism gifts.  Twice a year Round Top, Texas has a hugh Antique Fair.  It takes place in the fall and again in the spring.  You may be able to find your Royal Doulton Bunnykins.  They are stamped on the bottom of the china.   Don’t forget the yard and garage sales.  One person’s junk may just be your treasure!

Fall Round Top Antique Festival

August 29th, 2014 by Susan Lopez

Exciting news for this years’ fall Round Top Antique Festival.  There will be 3 trolleys for both of the big weekends.  The trolleys will run a continuous loop during the high traffic days of the show

Fall Round Top Festival

Fall Round Top Festival Trolley

You will be able to park and ride the trolley to get around.  After your stay and you have made many purchases you can then take your car and pick up your items.  That is the strategy most of our guests use.  Ask your innkeeper for a map and times the trolleys will run.

Fall Round Top Antique Festival

Trolley Map

This Fall Round Top Antique Festival covers six towns and is the largest antique show, in the United States.  Shopping begins September 21st and runs until October 5th, 2014.  All of the Brenham locals get out early to shop.  As soon as they see vendors setting up they are out shopping!  This way you miss the large crowds.  There is a lot of advertising for the last weekend, because that is when the Big Red Barn and Maurburger’s  Show opens.  These are great places to shop, but if you have other favorite places to shop you can go early and miss the large crowds.

Don’t forget to bring your walking shoes, comfortable clothes, phones with cameras, sunglasses, hat, snacks and bottle water.  After shopping all day you can come back to Brenham for dinner and get away from the crowds.  Brenham has great restaurants downtown.  Brenham’s downtown has Brenham Grill, BT Longhorn Saloon, Volare Italian Restaurant, Yumm, and  Smitty’s.  Also on Highway 290 Brenham has Chilies, Applebys, Los Cabos, Whataburger, Starbucks, Mc Donalds, and Dickies BBQ.

Plan to stay three to four days.  There is so much to see from high end English and French antiques to china, silver, yard art collections and crafts.  Grab your friends and make your plans now to get out for this year’s fall Round Top Antique Festival!  Then get ready to do it all over again in the Spring!

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