It’s getting to be that time of year, when the tents start going up, vendors are hustling to set up, and the fields begin to fill with treasures as far as the eye can see.
Round Top is upon us once again. Whether you have lived in Texas all your life, are new to the area, or are just here for the 30 miles of antiques, and haven’t been to Leftovers Antiques, two miles north of Brenham on Highway 290, you are missing out on 17,000-SF of unexpected finds and memorable experiences.
Ed Fulkerson and Michael Breddin have been in the business for over 25 years. It is their passion for all things old and interesting that keeps people coming back to Leftovers. Ed and Michael make it seem effortless. It’s not just the uniqueness and grandeur of the antiques they carry, but also the way they keep bringing those elements of surprise and magic to all of their patrons. They mix hard with soft, old with modern, and simple with exotic to create interest, and it works!
When asked what they were most excited about for Market Hill, “Other than the food?” Ed said. “One of the pieces that we are really excited about is something totally different than our realm of the norm. It’s a 1950s original-finish foosball table. It’s absolutely stunning!”
“It’s funny, because it is so far from what we normally look for when we are shopping,” he said, “but it caught my eye, and I just stood there looking at it. I thought, ‘I kinda like that.’ I looked over at Michael and he was looking wide-eyed at it, too, and I realized that not only did we both like this table, we loved it!”
“This foosball table is amazing!” Michael added. “It has the original finish in fabulous condition, and corner metal ashtrays. The players are the original metal and have beautiful detail! It definitely takes you back in time.”
Another piece they found on their adventures is a Belgian carousel horse. “This is a 19th century original-paint, hand-carved carousel horse, and it is exquisite! It has hand-carved belts and saddle. The detail on this horse is amazing. It was an exciting find!,” Michael told us.
Along with the many gorgeous pieces of antiques that came from overseas – tables, stools, chairs, hutches, chests of drawers, lots of shiny copper – they also brought back a detailed set of youth general store fixtures. The small wooden store counter and back cupboard/shelving are 19th century, also from Belgium, with original paint and finish.
“It’s fun to imagine the children who got to play and pretend with this. It’s a precious set,” Ed said.
Make sure to stop in and meet Ed and Michael, and see their incredible collection at Market Hill or at Leftovers Antiques in Brenham.