Hitting the show pretty early, we immediately headed for Jimmy's tent in the Excess field, excited for the much-ballyhooed unveiling of the new container. Upon arrival, we immediately sensed we were completely outnumbered. Not only was the owner of this particular entire field poised at the parked truck's edge, hauling off leather club chairs and tufted sofas and silver leaf mirrors, claiming each piece he wanted as his hands touched it, but we were two women among a sea of men. Not ones to despair or become shrinking wallflowers, we did eventually manage to make our presence known, ending up with a gorgeous early 19th-century silver leaf mirror and a pair of spectacular brass table lamps (all of which just arrived at rumba this week!). Check out our Facebook page for previews of the goods.
Lots of photos below! Next post - French rug dealers, carved skulls from Sweden, and the crazy signs of Texas.