The thing about shopping at Round Top (and other large-scale antiques markets) is the chance to find something unexpected. Surprising and grand.
That’s what happened when we found this astonishing clock cabinet (price tag is a leftover relic from a previous post, sorry!)
Bart Debrock is the merchant from whom we bought this pretty cabinet. He had a wonderful inventory collection and while we were shopping, Cristybella fell in love with a vintage surveyor’s elevation measuring tool. It’s a Dietzgen 6500.
She said “no, let’s not get it,” so of course I purchased it on the down-low while she wasn’t looking and made a hasty arrangement with Mr. Debrock to retrieve it from him a couple of week later, when he was planning to make a scheduled delivery of goods to an antiques retailer in Houston.
I picked it up just the other day, as a surprise for Cristy.
Isn’t it just very interesting?!
It’s also very long. And narrow. A tricky combination for placement. We chose to place it vertically, since that is how the tool is meant to be used.
And we selected our guest room-office, because of the room’s modest size.
Much easier to see the implement in here.
For the two of us, who adore numbers so profoundly, this is a perfect accessory. One we never expected to find. And therein lies the beauty of Round Top.
Thank you so much for visiting, your company brings me such joy!