Keepin’ it Real, People!

I can’t believe I’m about to do this, but desperate times call for desperate measures. Take a look at my closet. That blinding light near the top is not a booming voice from above, admonishing me to clean my closet, but it should be. It’s my chandelier, but not even a little bit of pretty […]

More Round Top Fun: Leftovers Antiques and Zapp Hall

One of my favorites stops during Round Top was a fantastic place called Leftovers Antiques in Brenham. There is a little bit of everything there. Lovely antique furnishings and accessories, beautiful bedding and rugs, clothing, you name it. And lovely collections of all sorts of things. Each year owners Ed and Michael host Jazz night at […]

Round Top: More fun, More Pie!

I know what you’re thinking. There seems to be a “pie” theme going on with my Round Top Reports. Well, you’d be right. We started at Tara Royer’s Pie Haven, then ended the day at Royer’s Round Top Cafe. Here are just a few shots of all the fun and deliciousness! This is the first thing […]

Backyard Chickens: A Confession

We interrupt this series of updates on Round Top to bring you this special report: I have a favorite chicken. There. I said it. And I feel much better. Kind of. You see, we lost Edwina last week to the steely jaws and cat-like reflexes of, well, a neighborhood cat. She was a good chicken […]

Well, well. Wellies!

source This weekend I actually got to pull out my wellies (that’s British for rubber boots, y’all) and wear them at Round Top. For a west Texas girl, it’s quite a thrill, I assure you. Anyway, Saturday the heavens opened up. Like, really opened up. The result was a nice, muddy mess at all the antique […]

Round Top: Little Fabulous House on the Prairie & Rachel Ashwell

Thursday morning Holly and I had a great time winding our way along Highway 237 checking out all the great antique shows. It was a bit hot and steamy that day, so we decided to stop at Rachel Ashwell’s bed and breakfast, The Prairie. Driving up the road, we were greeted by this enchanting sight. […]

Round Top: Pie Haven? It’s Pie Heaven!

Yesterday morning Holly and I enjoyed a cup of coffee and a leisurely breakfast (mostly because I had to stop every few minutes and pet her new honed marble countertops-sigh) then headed out for a day of fun. Of course we had to fuel up before we could get busy, so we stopped at Pie […]