Round Top Spring 2023 Show Letter

Spring has come in like a lion with color finally returning to the winter landscape.  We cannot wait to return to Round Top in a few short weeks and see not only the roadsides filled with bluebonnets but also all of our loyal clients.  Our usual booth at The Original Round Top Antiques Fair, BIG RED BARN, Booth 380, will be filled with amazing pottery and spectacular jewelry to provide you with a “refresh” for your cupboards and tablescapes as well as to give your jewelry trove the much needed “perk” for the warm months ahead.  Show runs March 27 – April 1.  Advance tickets are available to purchase at

Twenty years ago, Makala was quoted in Country Living magazine as saying the green-glazed yellowware bowls “exude happiness.”  This theme certainly reverberates through our offerings for this show.  As warm weather returns and lush green grass and colorful flowers appear, we are inspired to fill our lives with special pieces which do just that…bring happiness to our everyday lives whether it is by a statement foot bath filled with flowers anchoring our tablescape, texture rich and colorful Majolica grouped on a sideboard, crisp, clean salt glaze pitchers and syrups with a surprising modern feel, or a different chain, bangle, or link bracelet to layer with our “old” favorites.  Please stop by to see our personally selected pieces to add a fresh bit of happiness and spark to your upcoming seasons.

-          Nothing says spring like the best early cast iron 40” long oval green-painted planter

-          A fabulous, one-of-a-kind flower and animal themed decorated grape gathering basket

-          Monumental, early pitcher with robust flame-colored tulip design

-          Incredible transferware pitchers for those spring bouquets – brilliant, over-the-top blue, large pink or quiet brown florals

-          Cast iron plaques of peaceful doves with a flower basket in the center of each

-          Small, early metal forest green-painted deer to add an unexpected visitor in your flower bed

-          Red tole foot bath for that punch of color on a table or top of cupboard

-          Grand, unusual medium green transferware platter with a large bird and flowing flowers

-          Umbrella stands in soft pink blending to turquoise, exquisitely shaped with soothing pink flowers encircling the top, a rare smaller one with a serene wading bird amidst tones of turquoise and yellow to add that pop of color on a foyer table displaying your favorite fresh flowers or a subtle matte white one

-          Woven runner in muted tan and ivory with special Round Top provenance

-          Sandy’s favorite!!  Folk art fish created from a piece of driftwood…3-dimensional, hand painted, signed New England, incredibly well-executed and emulating real life

-          Ironstone galore – unusual graduated set of raised banded foot baths, extraordinarily large simple foot bath, very best embossed floral oversized jardiniere, pitchers of all sizes incl. two rare “Fig” variations, graduated sets of plain and embossed tureens, rare pair of largest oval plain platters ever, and even a grouping of shakers(pepper pots)

-          Speaking of pepper pots – a lifetime collection including ones with rare natural toned floral designs, simple green bands, and elaborately decorated mochaware ones

-          Rabbits certainly appear in the spring and our spring booth would not be complete without a rare set of rabbit plates as well as the seldom seen matching mugs

-          Several Majolica collections have resulted in various plates and sets of plates in different colorways and themes..even a few lobsters and crabs…perfect to “refresh” any wall or cupboard

-          Powerful yet subtle Palissy platter with a three-dimensional fish and snake makes quite the statement!

-          Looking for a different kind of statement…George Jones 22” long, vibrant green leaf platter…ooh la la or perhaps a George Jones intricately detailed, large fish tureen

-          Fish pitchers, floral pitchers, tall pitchers, short pitchers…we have all sorts in Majolica


-          Matching pineapple Majolica platters in spring yellow and rich cobalt are just two of an entire collection of platters…matching pair with corn as well as a rich cobalt and bold pink leaf one too

-          What Majolica collection would not be complete without a garden seat…yes..we have one of those too!

-          Bennington is ever present in our booth and our home so why not share a rare slop jar/jardiniere for those needing something more in the earth tones or a marked snuff jar or oversize book flask

-          Fabulous lifetime collection of early salt glaze syrups and pitchers ranging from those with modern-like motifs to ones completely filled with floral and wheat designs to even one with a bird…not only are they in crisp white but a few possess the soft green or muted blue coloration…these pieces are Makala’s newest obsession!...even a cheese dome with cows and an intricately patterned cake dome!

-          Flower pots and vases for those African violets and succulents…myriad of colors and sizes

-          Lastly a collection of green-glazed yellowware bowls and pitchers in a variety of patterns including the Girl With the Watering Can..perfect for spring and to remind us of that quote of Makala’s.

If your day is made brighter by wearing a specially created piece of jewelry, then do not worry. What better way to add that much needed sparkle than by wearing a unique piece of antique jewelry. Allow it to make you feel special on those days when most needed or wear it on those days when you just want to wear something you absolutely love. We undoubtedly have something to add a fresh bit of sparkle and happiness.

-          Gold chains of various links and lengths – two ultra-rare 15kt trombone chains as well as a handful of others including two matching to make a seldom found 30” long one, robust rolo link long guard perfect for wrapping three times, layering is all the rage… versatile and necessary 20” and 30” chains plus chunky watch chains for all those “needed” baubles

-          Gold baubles of all kinds – Etruscan, wire-wrapped orbs, orb with bits of brilliant Persian turquoise, snake with heart dangling from his mouth encrusted in Persian turquoise and ruby eyes, extra special large double buckle pin/pendant in 15kt and Persian turquoise, bloomed gold 15kt oversized simple buckle locket, small double-sided gold locket

-          Fobs and more fobs in gold – sweet double bird, unbelievable offering of 3 different dogs, unusual oval spinner, rare large square spinner, several round spinners allowing you to achieve just the right grouping

-          Wrist update needed? Gold bangles of all widths including a wide one with swirls and flowers, narrow true bangle with bezel set amethyst, narrow buckles, plenty to be able to achieve just the right combo

-          Most spectacular, wide 15kt gold wrap bangle – VERY BEST and IMPORTANT…a must see!

-          2” wide woven bracelet in 14kt…absolutely phenomenal

-          Bloomed gold 15kt link bracelet in large hollow links – stunning alone or layered..WOW

-          Earrings are always an easy option to add that special pizzazz – 15kt gold Etruscan discs, bold 14kt hollow pendant teardrop, showstopping rose cut floral long drops, exquisite citrine pendants, largest ever rock crystal solitaires, sweet small teardrops filled with rock crystals, half hoops with prong set sapphires, Persian turquoise with foxtails, tassels of all lengths and even ones with rare Persian turquoise… LOTS more

-          Silver chains abound…trombone chain with drop, bold, long link trombone, rolo chains of all lengths to satisfy any need, Fabulous collar with rose gold flowers and matching locket, very best and boldest cannonball bookchain, intricate link longer bookchain with additional drop

-          Bauble in silver on your “want” list? Rock crystal round locket as well as the only oval one we have seen, unusual Persian turquoise adorned feather, medals of all sizes, special and hard-to-find buckle locket and oodles more lockets for those special photos



-          Buckles are always on the list! Best selection in years of silver buckle bangles, narrow gold buckle bangles, and even fabulous gold-filled ones…gold and silver buckle rings plus lockets…can definitely check that off the list this time!

-          Buckles are even apparent in the channel set paste stone bangles…and boy do we have them!  Lots of colors and perfect to add that glitz and personality to any gold or silver wristwreck

-          We haven’t forgotten our roots in terms of jewelry either…ENGAGEMENT BANGLES…florals of all widths from wide to perfect stackers, fabulous flat ones, incredible ones with stones( not just purple and topaz but even one with citrine), monogrammed, small locket-top, and best selection of lions to provide protection and a bit of loyalty in today’s world.

We hope we have enticed you to come visit us and be inspired to add some additional happiness to your life. As always, we welcome texts/calls at 618-406-4657 or emails at  We ship daily and will be thrilled to discuss our current offerings.  If you cannot attend the show, contact us so you can still get your spring “refresh” and/or to request pictures of the booth.  We will gladly send pictures of the booth, once it is set up.  Thank you for being a loyal follower and we look forward to working with you again.  Follow us on Instagram as we try to post a few times each week and you never know when we might pop up on your feed with a bit of sparkle and color. 

Safe travels –

Makala and Sandy Munday, Owners











SHOW HOURS: Early Buyers MON 9am-1pm, Regular Admission  1pm – 6 pm

TUES – FRI 9am – 5pm

SAT 9am – 4pm



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