Monday, September 27, 2010

roundtop + 65 degrees = total bliss

 {my boys working in the yard.  thanks to PDM for being on dylan duty while I was treasure hunting.  he's the best.}

After spending the weekend hunting for treasures at Roundtop with my best friend, feasting on fresh veggies from her dad's garden and then waking up to a crisp, fall morning, I am beside myself with excitement.  How perfect can a weekend be?  Well, mine was amazing and I am one happy duck.  I don't even care that is Monday,  which is saying a lot.  Usually, my motto is "ease into the week" and I have to fight off the Monday blues regularly, but not today!

I can do pretty much anything when it gets cool enough to wear a great scarf.  Like this one:
{hello beautiful scarf. via anthropologie.}

So, I didn't really take pictures at Roundtop.  I was too busy walking 23,481,323 miles and forgetting to put on sunscreen, but not forgetting to eat funnel cake.   So, five pounds and four shades of red later, I am back, but with a loaded car.

In case you are wondering what, exactly, Roundtop is, I will tell you.  It is the biggest, most wonderful antique / junking event that happens twice a year (in the spring and fall) in Roundtop, Texas.  It is MECCA for us treasure hunters. If you don't believe me, try this little test:

1. Think of your most favorite antique or home decor store.   
(The one you don't tell anyone else about because it is too good to be true and you don't want everyone figuring out where it is and then finding something before you do.  If you don't have one of these, you need to find one.  And, no, I'm not telling you mine.  Ok, maybe, but you can't tell anyone else.)
2. Multiply that store's goodness by 5,110,233,537 and you've got an idea of how much goodness is at Roundtop.

3. Multiply your feelings of happiness by 10,532,432,238 and that's how happy you feel when you go to Roundtop.

So, now you know it's Mecca.  You may even shed a tear when you see it for the first time (like I did).  If you haven't been.  You need to go.  Even if you don't want to look for antiques or "stuff" as some people call it, don't worry!   There is funnel cake!  And really good iced tea!   You won't be disappointed!  And if you aren't sure, you should send me a message; I'm pretty sure my excitement over the entire thing is enough to make you a fan of it too.  And, don't worry, there are plenty of treasures for all of us.  Because, Roundtop is huge.  It's the biggest treasure hunt you've ever been on.  It's the best city on earth (twice a year).

Don't be fooled kids: this is the most magical place on earth.  Mickey comes in second.

happy fall,

p.s. Marburger Farm Antique Show opens on Tuesday, so I'll be back up there this weekend to check out even more goodness.  I'll try to remember to take some pictures!  Want to know more about Marburger Farm? Go see!

1 comment:

  1. I so badly want to go to Round Top at some point in my life. I have heard fabulous things about it and am dying to seems that every time it comes around i just miss it or have a conflict. One day, one day! So glad you had fun!


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