In the fall of 2020, I made my way down to Houston to visit a few friends and hit the Round Top Antiques Fair. It was my last hurrah before having baby George!
I took a ton of photos, so I’ll try to keep the words brief. Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy!
UPPER KIRBY CONSIGNMENT in HOUSTON
The cutest little shop – located on Ferndale Street in Houston.
Lots of pretty things at this shop! I walked away with just one thing – a candle:
Here is a link to their website if you’d like to see more. Def worth a stop if you find yourself in Houston!
ROUND TOP ANTIQUES SHOW
The map below is from 2017, and the layout was pretty much the same in 2020, with a few new tents and buildings added! You can really see the vast size of the show based on how many vendors are there. I like to go for several days in order to see it all (the show goes on for about two weeks, and happens twice a year).
THE COMPOUND at ROUND TOP
This was my first stop at the Compound. It did not disappoint!
BLUE HILLS at ROUND TOP
Blue Hills is probably my favorite stop. It has a good mix of vendors and price points.
Lots of beautiful coral was seen at this show. Rima bought a piece for me which I’m displaying in my antique French hutch in our dining room.
I picked up a few of these crystals to replace what was missing on our antique chandeliers at home. (I found our Italian fixtures at this year’s show.)
COURTNEY BARTON at ROUND TOP
Courtney has a new permanent shop in Round Top, which I believe is open every weekend. And of course every day throughout the biannual antiques fair.
I’m loving all the block prints that are in style now.
I found a sweet baby blanket for George here and a couple of hair ties. She has lots of pretty linens – mostly Indian block prints that are muted.
Here is a link to her website.
At the same new shopping area as Courtney’s new shop, I popped into Bella’s Candles. I grabbed this Tarragon scented candle for a gift. Bella’s Candles hand pours candles in antique and other pretty vessels – like this champagne bottle. And I believe you can ship back your vessel to have it refilled.
ROUND TOP – TOWN CENTER
Round Top is an actual town – population 90. It’s booming during antiques weeks – which happen twice a year. Otherwise, it’s a pretty quite place.
I forgot the name of this tent. 🙂 It was near Marburger and relatively new… Anyway, we stopped and got drinks and a couple of antiques here.
LEFTOVERS TENT at BLUE HILLS ROUND TOP
Leftovers Antiques is one of my favorite shops! Their store is located in Brenham, TX – about halfway between Houston and Austin on 290. They had a tent at Blue Hills and here is a look of some goodies inside.
Wish I would’ve got this little iron shelf for the mudroom.
I’ve included a few pics from their store in Brenham here too.
MARKET HILL at ROUND TOP
Market Hill had some very pretty stuff! I bought a few recycled glass beads here. We also had a yummy lunch at their café.
Here is their website link.
IMO, prices here were not great. Though the price of my glass beads was 1/4 that of Courtney Barton’s…
Here are my beads back at home.
I also randomly found a small round marble slab here, which my husband later attached to an iron bistro table base. I’m using it as a side table in George’s nursery for now.
MARBURGER FARM at ROUND TOP
Marburger is a set of several large tents and I could probably spend a full day exploring there. They do charge an entrance fee – I think $10 per person. Here is a look at some of their pretties:
MORE HOUSTON SHOPS
I shopped around Houston for a day. Here are some of my favorite stops.
MEMORIAL ANTIQUES AND INTERIORS in HOUSTON
MAI is a Houston favorite for antiques! They were running a 20% off sale the week I was there.
I met a few friends for dinner at Bludorn on the last night before heading back home to Illinois.
The trip was so fun!
Here’s the car on the way home; we still had room for a few more goodies, LOL! 😉
I hope you enjoyed this view of Round Top and a bit of Houston through my eyes! Whew, that was a long post.
Until next time,