Monday, October 13, 2014

Fall Antique Adventure: Round Top, Texas

I am a Texan and one of our pride and joys is the Round Top antiques gathering that has gone from annual to three times a year featuring antiques, dealers and fans!

Round Top, TX, has a population of 90. But twice a year, tens of thousand of antiques sellers, vintage hunters, and bargain seekers descend for the spring and fall Antique Weekends. It is the best of food, fun and shopping rolled into one weekend!

Interesting Facts


When it launched 47 years ago, The Original Round Top Antiques Fair specialized in early American and Texas antiques. There’s still plenty of those, plus Mid-Century Modern, fine silver, rare books, and more—even an entire tent dedicated to Continental treasures.


Don’t forget the sunscreen—and the umbrella too.
Texas weather can be changeable. And becausethe fair encompasses a gargantuan barn,two immense tents, and a dance hall one town over, comfy shoes are a must.

Rachel Ashwell of Shabby Chic fame restored a 46-acre
Round Top property to create The Prairie, a b-and-b
spread out over five buildings. Designer Wendy Haworth
and country music star Miranda Lambert have been
known to source some fab finds at the flea.

Lunch at Royers (Photo Credit)

The 40-seat Royers Café is renowned for its handmade pies:
buttermilk, cherry, blueberry with lemon cream, chocolate
chip with pecans… It sells via mail order too, so you can
savor the flavor of Round Top long after the fair is over.

Can't swing a Texas trip? These picks from partner One Kings Lane will tide you over! - Free Shipping over $99Also, the next show is their Winter Roundup happening January 23-24, 2015 (admission only $5 at the  door)...hope to see you there!


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