Houston Visit & Round Top 2020

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!

Houston pals 

I took a ton of photos, so I’ll try to keep the words brief. Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy!


The cutest little shop – located on Ferndale Street in Houston.

Upper Kirby Consignment with some of Courtney Barton’s collection

Upper Kirby Consignment

Loved this settee at UKC

Not sure about this!?

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!


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).


This was my first stop at the Compound. It did not disappoint!

Stunning Swedish antiques!

Loved this lamp

I got a beautiful alpaca throw for my dad. Sikay got one too!

I was strongly considering this English pine chest to use as a changing table in George’s nursery. I decided it was too low though.

Very large oil jars! Would be pretty in a garden or front door.

Considered these for George’s nursery

My friend, Rima, checking out some pretty rugs at the Compound

Sikay almost got this dresser…


Blue Hills is probably my favorite stop. It has a good mix of vendors and price points.

This would look great in a fireplace instead of faux logs. Seen at Blue Hills at Round Top.

I liked this unique piece!

Silk Suzanis and wool rugs galore at Blue Hills

So many Brazilian cowhides – best deal was found at a roadside tent halfway between Round Top and Warrenton.

Tons of handmade pillows, dog beds and linens

Zoey again! Dogs are welcome at the show. 🙂

I almost got these minis

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 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 George in his blanket at home 🙂

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 is an actual town – population 90. It’s booming during antiques weeks – which happen twice a year. Otherwise, it’s a pretty quite place.

My friends Matt and Cacy (Ellis) posing for a shot – aren’t they cute?!

I believe this dance hall can be rented out for wedding receptions and whatnot

Town center of Round Top

Lunch at Teugue’s Tavern just off the square

There are shops at the town center and Cacy found some gently used Luccheses there!


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. 

I purchased a little confit pot to hold my kitchen utensils

Ok, this was from a different stop…. again can’t remember the name! But I grabbed this beautiful rug too!


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.

I love their bath collection at the store. Lots of yummy soaps, scrubs, candles, and loofas.

I purchased this handmade bird house for my mom. She’s the bird lady! 🙂

I got this English sampler to display in George’s nursery. I thought the dog and flowers was somewhat unusual for a sampler. Loved the scripture on it too.

Pretty bed linens at their Brenham store



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.

Pretties at Market Hill

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 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:

At Marburger

Would make a great sofa table. I almost got it..

My friend, Rima was on the hunt for a painting

Silver rose pots.

I love me a big decorative bowl! So many uses – fruit, planter, tabletop Christmas tree holder, drinks on ice, etc!

Marburger plant shop

Cacy bought this antique Irish chain quilt

These vintage iron and leather chairs were cool! Heavy though. I forget the maker….somebody in Cali.


I shopped around Houston for a day. Here are some of my favorite stops.

My favorite fuel – from a sweet little coffee shop near our Air BnB.

Loved this big burled armoire at Heights on Yale Antiques.

Kuhl-Linscomb – another Houston favorite for all the things! (Not antiques)

I love their kid’s section.. so cute.

Lunch in Houston – crispy Pekin duck and more


MAI is a Houston favorite for antiques! They were running a 20% off sale the week I was there.

I got this sweet little Italian frame

I took this mirror home for a friend! It was huge – and perfectly fit in the back of my car! 🙂

Loved this bamboo and embossed leather desk

This came home with me – to use in our bathroom for storage and display

I met a few friends for dinner at Bludorn on the last night before heading back home to Illinois.

Sea urchin (uni) pasta – so good!

The trip was so fun! 

Here’s the car on the way home; we still had room for a few more goodies, LOL! 😉

It was a fun trip, but so good to be home with my guys again.

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, 



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