Has this ever happened to you??  You are paddling along blithely through the river of life and you hear about this amazing….something-or- other…and then all of a sudden, it’s all you hear about or read about every time you turn on the TV or open a magazine???  Well, that’s how Round Top, Texas was for me!!!  Just one year ago, I’d never even heard of this strange and mysterious place!!!  But after hearing about it time and again…and being told over and over how I “just had to go”  the plans for an antique adventure were hatched!!

With two dear friends and my brother riding shotgun…ok, not all at once, but you know…we hitched up our 29-foot trailer and headed south!
Giddy-up! With Lyle Lovett’s, “That’s Right, You’re not from Texas, But Texas Wants You Anyway” as our anthem, we road tripped the 11 short (not really) hours to Round Top, Texas in search of treasures.
Of course no roadtrip is complete with out great food stops!!  And Fred’s Cafe in Fort Worth did not disappoint!
There is a reason I make it a point to stop at as many roadside eateries featured on “Diners, Drive-in’s & Dive’s”!  If Guy endorses it, I’m all in!!
  In addition to the mouth-watering tex-mex and the country music, of course,  a trip to Texas isn’t complete without extravagant local gas station purchase…the cowgirl hat!
After good food and fabulous treasures, another highlight of any great trip involves scoping out the perfect accomadations…and when you are antique-ing down the small back roads of Texas, this sweet little cottage was perfectly quaint!!
 
Let the shopping begin!!
Score, $45 pair

 

Where oh where could I use this…cool beyond belief!!!

 

Brass buckle and leather belt, Spanish origin, turn of the century. $15!

$90 super large globe for Eryn’s patio!
One of our favorite finds? Cowhides! We bought five and have three more on order!
One full trailer! Tucked among the treasures were also a great 12-foot farm table and a uniquely beautiful wooden chest from Tibet. 
Oh Round Top, you didn’t disappoint! We’ll see you again!
Until next time…we will spread the word!!  Giddy-up!
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