Round Top October 2023 Show Letter


Whew!  Summer was not only exceptional in terms of temperatures but also our finds!  As we welcome fall and the upcoming holidays, we cannot wait to invite you to our expanded booth! It’s that time of year we enjoy “nesting” and welcoming friends and family to our home.  Cupboards need a refresh.  Special gifts for loved ones are needed.  Home takes on a different sentiment. Come see us and all the bounty in the same location (just larger) at The Original Round Top Antiques Fair, BIG RED BARN, Booth 380.  Show runs October 23 – 28. Advance tickets are available to purchase at

Being YOU and celebrating your unique style has been our focus. Whether it is a fabulous gold watch chain with unusual orbs, earrings which make you feel special every single time you put them in your ears, that cupboard of colorful Majolica which adds happiness to any room, crisp ironstone and salt glaze which make a quiet statement, or those folky pieces, such as quilts, that make you smile every time, these are the pieces which make YOU HAPPY.  Our sourcing trips have one goal and that is to make sure we find something JUST FOR YOU!  So what have the Munday Women found?  It is like Santa opening his bag…and perhaps…that may be your goal this trip….to find something UNIQUE for those loved ones on your holiday list.

Where do we even begin? Statement pieces for your holiday tablescapes seems like a good place – the most mesmerizing ironstone foot baths…ones with blue and white stripes amid subtle flowers with matching water pitcher(largest pitcher we have ever ever seen!), very special Gaudy Welsh bold orange and blues,  or perhaps YOU prefer “Barbie” pink flowers intertwined with brilliant green leaves, still not you…how about a plain one or two or three!

  • Large transferware platters to serve those wonderful meals or to add that “punch” to your wall or cupboard – massive serene blue ones with countryside scenes as well as amazing bold floral, largest ever brown floral, oversize vivid blue and crisp white, and even a few early green ones
  • Early and crisp white more to your liking? Most extensive collection ever of early white salt-glaze pitchers and syrups with various floral and wheat motifs! Love the muted green and blue glazes as well – pitchers and syrups in those too! Prefer people…pitchers and syrups alike in those as well…oh and A FABULOUS rich blue cake dome with brilliant white ferns! Oh my!
  • Early tall, glass dome to highlight that special piece or create a holiday vignette
  • Regal jewel tones of cobalt, turquoise, majestic pink, and brilliant yellow come to life in the massive Majolica collections – a bevy of stately parrot, cockatoo, and owl pitchers, luscious centerpiece bowls with hounds as well as wild roses, most amazing pair of centerpiece bowls resting on luscious pigeons, fabulous cheese dome with corn, platters in every colorway and subject matter from turquoise floral to exceptional round pineapple, pitchers to delight the senses from fun floral to warm acorn and natural scenes, a myriad of spectacular syrups, enough plates to create any wall vignette desired, and a GORGEOUS cobalt garden seat with wading birds!
  • George Jones Majolica certainly embodies Exceptional – wonderful cobalt oyster plate, rare Pair of cobalt “dogwood” tazzas and matching oversize muffin dome, pitchers with bold white irises in both rich cobalt as well as vivid lavender, lovely turquoise cheese dome , and even a rare all white one to entice not just Majolica collectors but ironstone ones as well
  • Speaking of ironstone…pitchers are always a necessity for those fall sunflower arrangements to make the house feel alive. Rarest patterns and very best from tall ewers to creamers which are perfect for welcoming arrangements in the guest quarters, tureens from plain to highly embossed to add extra pizzazz while serving all those holiday meals, platters and more platters, even a meat tenderizer and relishes are among the latest



  • Needing an entire dinner set refresh? We have you covered! Ironstone’s most loved pattern, “Laurel Wreath” complete with nesting platters, as many plates as desired, pitchers, graduated tureens, and serving pieces
  • More non-traditional and unpredictable…Largest ever, early glass round terrarium/vessel or largest ever silverplate punch bowl from Ralph Lauren’s 5th Ave store to create an over-the-top centerpiece
  • An army of frogs including the largest Granddaddy one of all as well as lazy, lounging ones, several sitting getting ready to pounce, and lots of various sizes. Each has its own personality due to being hand-decorated in 1930’s
  • Quilts in all colorways are always a crowd pleaser…a bold and wonderful red and green floral with the largest graphics ever…privately sourced….just WOW!...Rare, early Mennonite stumpwork album quilt created from men’s suiting, fun and colorful “Dreden Plate” and a Barbie pink captivating “Snail’s Trail” which looks more like puzzle pieces. Lastly but not least…a rare mid-1800’s album quilt complete with signatures and unusual subject matter of flags, flowers, and books, in well-patinated blues and reds


Oh that’s not all…a treasure trove of jewelry awaits…glamour and glitz…vast lifetime collection of rock crystal chains from chokers to opera length, bracelets set in not just silver but also gold, ultra fancy earrings to alluring teardrops and single solitaires from outrageously large to everyday size are sure to turn heads at those upcoming holiday parties and years to come

Are you a “gold girl?” - watch chains of not just unusual links including wheat, interlocking, and the ever hot “paperclip/trombone” but also various lengths to nest with any neckmess and add that “NEEDED” addition.. ones to fit any budget as these are the perfect gift…a lifetime piece. 

  • Wait until you see the chunkiest, medium length gold chain with wonderfully detailed links!
  • Need a longer chain to complete your #neckmess or want something fun to wrap three or four times for unpredictability? Intricate links, smooth and silky wheat links, or even a RARE 30” trombone link
  • Have all the chains you need but need a refresh or always looking to add something unique? Orbs of various decoration, rock crystal heart locket, compasses so you can always find your way, the very best buttery gold dog head pendant, extra special orb with heart detail which folds out into multiple picture lockets, tassels, a single acorn, or perhaps one of the fun rock crystal pendants or special fobs to add just the right punch

Quirky, fun, and unpredictable more your style? Fabulous scarce articulated fish pendants in both 14kt gold with ruby eyes and one in silver with turquoise eyes…WOW!....not fishy but want to ward off evil spirits then the incredible coral and gold Figa is just the piece

Stack’em high by adding one of the lovely gold bangles from a lifetime collection…ones for every wrist size…large and small…woven work, several with various stones including turquoise and even large pearls, buckles of various widths, and a special matched pair of wedding cuffs

  • Gold slave bangle or a “true” bangle on your bucket list? We have larger and average wrist ones!
  • Link bracelets more to your liking as they layer so well? Yummy chunky 18kt curb chain from an over-the-top lifetime collection, sweet intricate link to add to ANY stack, buttery anchor link for a bit more intrigue



Ooh la la!!  Earrings and more earrings…words cannot described how AMAZING the turquoise and gold pendant earrings are nor the pendant and dangle Showstopping jet ones nor the “Eiffel Tower” dramatic brushed gold ones…we are so in love!

  • Oh but wait…super sweet gold balls with slight enameling, RARE rock crystal orbs with slight gold detail findings, most brilliant amethyst in teardrop setting, Georgian paste flower earrings, turquoise tassels, gold tassels, the best selection ever and sure to meet any “need”

Lastly but not least…what GOLD collection wouldn’t be complete without the ABSOLUTE BEST gold buckle bangle…oh my gosh!  Buttery yellow 14kt, black enameling on buckle…fresh to market after 60 plus years! A MUST SEE!

Speaking of buckles..unusual platinum buckle ring with diamonds plus many gold and silver buckle rings, the sweetest narrow silver buckle bangle to layer with ANYTHING as well as an unusually larger one

Equestrian pieces are all the rage and a fan favorite…buttery yellow gold hoof/horseshoe locket, niello pendant with horsehead and horseshoe, oversize silver horseshoe pendant, fun silver crescent moon, and a highly unusual large silver horsehead

Silver bookchain necklaces of every width and length desired plus a SCARCE long trombone chain as well as a super chunky one, versatile wheat and rolo link chains in every length, and the VERY BEST silkiest 60” wheat link to wrap three or four times -  it feels so good!

You are crazy about the silver teething bangles as well as the hinged silver bangles with stones…we have thankfully restocked!  Engraved bangles galore as well as those paste stones in wonderful green, crystal clear, red, and even a few with buckle detail…perfect fun sparkle for all those holiday parties!

Attention larger wrists…best, wide, hinged silver bangle with design all the way around plus most options ever in the gold-filled engagement bangles…they won’t last!

Oh the legendary engagement bangles…it’s been tougher than ever but we have a lovely selection of monograms, triple monograms, names including Hannah and Sister, ones with amethyst paste stones, rare one with turquoise and gorgeous one with a lime green peridot..oh my!

The late Kenny Munday, father and husband, always told us, “You get only one chance through this life so don’t miss anything!” He couldn’t me more on point.  Make the trip to the Red Barn and find something which not only celebrates you but warms your heart. If you cannot attend the show or simply cannot wait, we are happy to work with you remotely.  We ship daily.  CONTACT US TO INQUIRE ABOUT PIECES IN OUR INVENTORY, and EARLY BOOTH PICTURES.

We look forward to hearing from you.  YOU are what makes our hearts happy and your UNIQUE TASTE AND PERSONALITY are what we celebrate. Safe Travels and Enjoy the Ride!

Makala and Sandy Munday, Owners

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