Imagine rolling hills and green pastures with a few barns interspersed throughout the fields. Next, think of those fields being filled with people, antiques, tents, trailers and oddities from all over the country. That is Round Top in an extremely brief nutshell of a description. To kick things off a local antique shop right outside of Brenham off of Highway 290 on the way to or from Round Top is having a special sale and promising it to be…
MORE FUN THAN A WHIRL ON THE
FOOD ~ DRINKS ~ FUN
20% off Store Wide
6:00 – 9:00
September 28, 2013
3900 Hwy 290 West
Brenham, Texas 77833
It’s Round Top time here and since I only live a few minutes away I’ve been twice so far and have a few more trips planned. I admit I get easily distracted all the time and most of the day so I thought I would share my Round Top distractions with you.
Distraction No. 1: “The Beetle”
Yep, this was at Round Top. According to the owner, it was in a barn. The barn had rats, the farmer got his shotgun and went to town, in the barn that is, and some of the buckshot hit the beetle. Never did find out if the rats got it or not. Hmmmm, curious. Also curious is: why is curious spelled with a “u” and the word curiosity which is derived from the word curious is not spelled with a “u”?
Distraction No. 2: “The Great Dane”
When my oldest son was little, I worked in sales and traveled extensively so he stayed with my mother who had a Great Dane named Champ. The dog was amazing with a toddler who poked, prodded and tried to ride on his back at every waking moment. Champ would just stand there and move his mouth as if the two were really communicating. My son would be inches from his face with his finger in Champ’s nose or eyes. They would saunter around the yard together discovering nature, talking and making merry. To this day, my six-foot two, about to turn twenty-one year old son gets tears in his eyes when he talks about his buddy, Champ. Hmmm, curious. Why does this make me want to cry?
Distraction No. 3: “Cage for Great Dane”
There is a message here and I am not sure what the cross means to the owner. I didn’t get to speak with him or her, but I think I have to go back and talk to this person and find out. Hmmmm, big Hmmmm, curious. Who travels with a dog, let alone a Great Dane, notwithstanding a Great Dane with puppies? Who wants to build a cage of that magnitude and then place a cross at the front? I have to know this person. I am definitely going back.
Round Top is still going for another week. Don’t miss it
Last Call for the Round Top Antiques Show. Wicker settees are appealing to me for some unknown reason. I had to take a picture. The only thing I didn’t like was The Walton’s floral fabric pattern, but this would be an easy upholstery job…for someone, not me –that is my disclaimer to Himself who says not another piece of furniture needing upholstery shall enter the garage.
Buckets and benches of all painted sorts. I came home with two of the benches, one high and one lower. I hesitate to call them foot stools because they are not for standing; instead, I use them to elevate food on a buffet table. In this case, I will be using them in my fall decor for pumpkins.
At Round Top there is the famous Royer’s which has appeared on many tv shows, but now there is Royer’s Pie Haven exclusively for the sweet tooth. My friend suggested I take some treats over to the real estate ladies at Heritage so we stopped in and this is what we saw.
The pumpkin whoopie is delicious and what I consider a petite treat. That makes me feel better about eating it since it’s not a whole pie. Then there was this sofa there that I had to take a picture of…I loved it.
I’ve been wondering if everything will be okay and now I know for sure. I saw it at Round Top today.
It’s not too late for you to visit the Round Top Antiques Show. From Houston pack up the car and travel out Highway 290 West and Exit Highway 237. It’s just that simple, don’t make it complicated, go and enjoy. If you need more information try http://www.Roundtop.com. Don’t over think it — just go!