Monarch Butterfly

Road Trippin’ to Round Top

The Roundtopolis is a magical realm encompassing Fayette County and seven of its neighbors. As the last rural stronghold between Austin and Houston, it is a place where traditions meet transitions. Round Top is the self-proclaimed capital. Fall is the perfect time to explore. By late September, the earth has tilted just enough to let […] Read more…

Bud Royer Round Top Playlist

Round Top Road Trippin’ Music

Because no road trip is complete without bleeding ear drums, we’ve compiled a variety of playlists from a variety of people to provide the back beat as you explore the Round Top and beyond. Roll down the windows. Let the wind blow through your hair. Head out with a plan to see the sights in […] Read more…

Round Top in 1970 Lonn Taylor

Round Top in 1970

Life was simpler in Round Top when I moved there in 1970. The Antiques Show took place on one weekend in April and consisted of 20 or so dealers who showed their wares in the Rifle Hall. There was no Royer’s Cafe with people waiting on the porch for tables; there were no Shops at […] Read more…

Antiques display at Round Top Antiques Show Round Top Texas

Can’t Miss Tips for Round Top Antiques Show

The Round Top Antiques Show is a big patchwork quilt of experiences. High-end antiques. Junkified treasures. Food. Fashion. People. Music. From a storytelling standpoint, a single point of view doesn’t do the event justice. It’s too big, too brash, too bold. So we’ve patched together tips and lists of all kinds. Our goal is to […] Read more…

Old fashion selfie at Round Top Antiques Show

First-timer at the Round Top Antiques Show

‘Twas the night before the Round Top Antiques Show, and all through the house not a creature was stirring but me. I was nervous. It was my first time to embark on what everyone called a “grand shopping adventure.” I’m old enough to know that “adventure” is often a euphemism for chaos. I am a […] Read more…

Round Top Register Drivin' Guide Antiques Show Map

Birthin’ an Antiques Map

Unlike Prissy from Gone With the Wind, who “didn’t know nothin’ ‘bout birthin’ no babies,” the Round Top Register team—with the exception of Kurt who is in charge of humor, commas and testosterone—are veteran baby birthers. Collectively, we have 12 kids. Over-achieving Shannon had all three of hers at the same time. Yet all of […] Read more…

Kim David Legget Round Top Texas

Chatting with City Farmhouse’s Kim Leggett

  “There is no comparison to Round Top. None,” said Kim Leggett, owner and designer at City Farmhouse of Franklin, Tenn. She and David, her husband and business partner, go on “picking” trips that take them across most of the United States. They host and promote three antique shows each year, and they have their […] Read more…

Presidential Candidate Rick Perry Round Top

Shooting the Breeze with Rick Perry

  I sat down with Rick Perry under the oak trees on the Round Top Town Square. Black Cat Choir was playing for the first-ever Fried Chicken Throwdown. We were joined by Perry’s long-time friend and fellow Round Top citizen Tommy Orr and Perry’s dog Duchess who left her paw print on my notes. This […] Read more…

Cedar Hill Farmhouse founder Anita Joyce

Anita Joyce: City House, Country House

Anita Joyce has a city house in Houston, a country house near Shelby and a flair for French style. The former engineer is the wife of her college sweetheart, Kevin, and mother to two daughters: Elise, 21, and Evangeline “Evie,” 19. She is a self-taught photographer, interior designer, blogger and online entrepreneur who founded cedarhillfarmhouse.com […] Read more…

Anita Joyce Cedar Hill Farmhouse Round Top Texas

More from Anita Joyce

Anita Joyce is a self-taught photographer, interior designer, blogger and online entrepreneur who founded cedarhillfarmhouse.com in 2011. Today, that site alone, which is dedicated to French country style, has 80,000 unique visitors per month. She has her fingers in a lot of different pies. A Quick Q&A about Design RTR: How can people identify and […] Read more…

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