Its that time of year again! We love Round Top and are gearing up for some serious scouting and shopping. Below we’ve shared a few tips and some of our favorite finds from past years. If this is your first time or fifth, we hope this helps and gets you inspired. Enjoy!
Know Before You Go:
- If you are going to Round Top on a mission, do your homework to make your trip as efficient as possible. Be sure you know when shows open and have a game plan going into it.
- Make a list of the items you are looking for and have the necessary measurements on hand. Looking for a round dining room table? Have a floor plan of your dining room (if possible) or at least an understanding of what size table and chairs would fit. You don’t want any surprises once you bring home your RoundTop loot!
- Bring water and snacks in a cooler that you could keep in your car. And, a way to charge your phone battery (for all those photos!). Be sure to remember measuring tape and any notes.
- Dress in layers and wear comfortable shoes. If you are like us and get out early, you can hope for a little cooler weather, but by the afternoon it will certainly be warm. And you will be doing a TON of walking so make sure you are comfortable. Also, Round Top is rain or shine, so have wet weather gear on hand.
Not To Be Missed:
- The Arbors- Dealers from 13 countries selling antiques, art, collectables, linens and more. Pick up a smoothie from Fuel Bombs while you are there!
- Blue Hills- 85,000 square feet of decorative art, vintage finds, antiques and more.
- The Compound- Repurposed, vintage, mid-century modern and antiques fill 30,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space. Look for our friend and antique dealer, Alissane Frew at Alissane Wonderland who has exhibited in RT every year since we met her in Provence and shared with her the magic that happens in the middle of Texas twice a year!
- Marburger Farm- The crème of the crop for more “designer” antiques from 350+ dealers.
Our friend and Houston native Leslie Sinclair (Segreto Finishes) will be at Round Top signing copies of her new book, Segreto Vignettes. Leslie is so talented and we have had a great time working with her on CAM Construction projects. This book is sure to go to the top of our stack!
The Arbors, Tent D, Susan Horne’s booth: Monday, Sept. 26 from 10am-5pm
Marburger Farm, next to food court: Tuesday, Sept. 27 and Wednesday, Sept. 28 from 9am-2pm
Some of Our Favorite Finds:
Stand/ Side Table
Window we turned into a mirror
Shepard Boy statue
Farm Table and bench
We will be sharing photos and some of our Round Top discoveries on the @_CAMconstruction Instagram account. Be sure you are following us. And, we’d love to follow your Round Top adventures if you are going. Tag @_CAMConstruction in your photos!