We were kicked out of our house over the weekend. There was a good reason though; our floors were being installed! This meant that we had to make ourselves scarce and stay out of the way while the crew made fast work of tile demo, taking out carpet, leveling the subfloor and installing our new wood floors. Because we knew we had to stay out of the house for much of the weekend, we planned a busy list of things to do. So, first thing Saturday morning, we got up early and headed to Grey’s football game in Bastrop, TX. Our guy had a couple of good runs, pulled a few flags and our team came out on top and won the game 25-18. After the game, we were off to Round Top to check out the antique fair that is held twice a year.
We weren’t sure what to expect but have been told lots of good things from people who have been. I assumed that it was just a few tents where vendors gather to sell antiques but there was so much more! When we arrived in Round Top, we were greeted by the sweetest little town EVER. The shops were cute. Like, postcard cute. We kept saying that Round Top reminded us of the movie, Pleasantville. Let’s just talk about the food for a second, the food that seemed to be around every turn. Good food too. Everything from Texas style BBQ to fair style food with staples like corn dogs and burgers. Food and antique hunting…ummm yeah.
These are just a few of the cute shops that make up Round Top. We talked to some of the owners who explained to us that they keep these spaces year around but are only open during certain times like the fair in the spring and fall. We visited as many shops as the kids could stand before we had to break for snacks and water. I am thankful it is cooling off here but it is still quite warm for October and the temps were in the mid 80’s. Our family can’t ever seem to adjust to the humidity. I don’t know if we are more sensitive to it being from the Northwest or if it’s a problem for everyone. This Northwest girl was hot. Maybe it has something to do with this very large baby boy that I am carrying around?
There were so many treasures to be found that I didn’t even know where to start. Many people we saw came prepared with carts and wagons that they were filling up. Look at those beautiful cow hides. It felt really inspiring to see all of the random pieces and imagine all of the ways to re-purpose these items. It really got my wheels turning. Especially this next picture…
Haha. Not really. But this is a good example of the quirkiness that we saw all over the antique fair. The shirt says, “Raised on Willie.” We decided that we would pick just one treasure to come home with us and it was an easy decision. I spotted an antique rug and Nate was able to barter with the shop owner until they agreed on a price.
I was so excited to bring this little guy home with us and am thinking that a bathroom or kitchen could be the perfect spot for him to live. Oh, notice those wood floors?? Those are our new floors!!!!!! I will write a post really soon with all the dirty details just as soon as it doesn’t look like a hurricane went through the middle of our house.
Overall, Round Top was loads of fun. I would love to go again with cooler temps and without a giant pregnant belly. On the way out, we were charmed by some Texas style houses and beautiful scenery.
I will leave you with this image. Because, who doesn’t love a good baby pic?