Round Top Antiques Spring Show

Round Top Antiques Spring Show. You can find everything from art and artifacts to high fashion and fashionable furnishing. Here is my Round Top Round Up. Sharon L Sherman, Thyme and Place Design Wyckoff NJ 07481

Saddle up as we ride out to the Round Top Antiques Spring Show.

I have just returned from one of the most amazing antique tours ever.  Twice a year the town of Round Top Texas (approximately a 90-minute drive from Austin) is transformed into a mecca for interior designers on the hunt for fabulous finds for their projects. I love antiques and I could not ignore the lure of exploring field upon field of treasures. Here is my photo journey of the Round Top Antiques Spring Show which I call my “Round Top Round-Up”.

Round Top Antiques Spring Show

First Stop: Brenham Texas

12 top designers from across the country joined this adventure organized by the Interior Design Society. We visited different locations in and around the Round Top Antiques Spring Show.  We were treated to the most amazing American and European antiques, art galleries, fabulous fashion, flea markets, and fun interspersed with amazing Texas hospitality and food. Here is a little look at what you will find if you decide to attend Round Top.

The Ant Street Inn in Brenham TX is a great spot to relax after a long day of antiquing at the Round Top Antique Spring Market

We began our journey at the historic Ant Street Inn in Brenham TX. This quaint little town is a short ride from downtown Round Top. With its charming streets and painted buildings, Brenham is the perfect retreat after a day of treasure hunting.

Brenham Tx is the home of Blue Bell Ice Cream, a staple in the freezer of The Ant Street Inn

 

The quaint town of Brenham Tx

 

Round Top Antiques Spring Show: Blue Hills

Our first stop led us to Blue Hills. This haven of exquisitely curated shops displays a diverse array of French antiques (I purchased a lovely painting) American classics, mid-century, and vintage gems. There were also pop-up tents complete with fashion, jewelry, food, and drinks.  They like to say “There is something for everyone”.

One of the many antique shops located in Blue Hills during my tour of the Round Top Antiques Spring Show.

Blue Hills Shops. Photo by Thyme and Place Design

 

Interior view of a lovely french antiques display

 

More from Blue Hills

McLaren’s 

McLaren’s offers antiques, architectural pieces, lighting, and accessories. This shop had beautiful and whimsical items as well as quirky art and carnival pieces. There were doors and doorways, pottery, and mirrors, all displayed in a large unique space. Take time to wander and look in every nook and cranny.

McLarens was another stop on our tour of Round Top and the Spring Antiques Show.

McLaren’s Antiques. Photo by Thyme and Place Design

 

McLarens Antiques.

 

Here is a photo of me in front of the McLaren's store. Part of the Round Top Antiques Spring Show

Yours truly with my wizarding friend outside McLaren’s.

Round Top Ranch

Round Top Ranch offers beautiful high-quality European antiques in three large barns. They offer tables, seating, kitchen islands, cabinets and cupboards, armoires and bookcases and so much more. I am very fond of Danish antiques, and they have an extensive inventory. I found a perfect piece here. Round Top Ranch is open year-round and can customize some pieces in their shop.

Round Top Ranch offers American and Danish antiques which are some of my favorites.

Doughnuts and a friendly yellow Lab welcome you to the store.

 

More Danish pieces from Round Top Ranch

The Compound

Across the highway, you will find the Compound. This eclectic collection of furniture, fixtures, antique garden, decorative arts, antiques from America and Europe as well as “antiques of tomorrow” are displayed in 6 barns. Once in a while, you need a spot to sit and relax. The Compound has picnic tables, fountains, and a lovely outdoor area where you can enjoy freshly prepared food while admiring your treasures. 

 

The Compound is a collection of barns, shops and a lovely outdoor space to sit and sip a cup of coffee and reflect on your purchases.

The Horseshoe

The Horseshoe was one of my favorites. From fine art and antiques to old trucks, and beautiful linens, there was something for everyone here.

Even old trucks are available for purchase at The Horseshoe. Yes the are in running condition.

 

More fabulous finds at the Horseshoe

 

Beautiful linens and fabrics collected from around the world are available here.

The Arbors

The Arbors offers a great selection of rugs, linens, art, fashion, and antiques all located under signature white tents. You can also enjoy food, drinks, and happy hour.

Bader Ranch

Bader Ranch boasted a beautiful Mid-Century Modern collection, European antiques, curated shopping, and a lovely café open during the show.

European and American antiques, decorative accessories, silver, fashion and more.

 

Fabulous finds from mid century modern to art and accessories are all available.

Kicking back at Henkel Square

Henkel Square is a small shopping center with interesting shops offering a variety of merchandise as well as tents with artisan-crafted goods. The Ellis Motel offers a lovely little outside bar to catch up with friends and compare finds. Lulu’s Italian offers dinner only. We had lunch at Royer’s. Make sure you try the pie.

Royer's Cafe and Restaurant is a staple of Henkel Square in Round Top.

 

 
An Array o homemade pie awaits hungry treasure hunters at Royer's Cafe

Homemade pie at Royer’s. Photo by Sharon L Sherman

 
Considering a trip to the Round Top Antiques Spring Show? Here are a few tips to ensure a mighty fine experience:
  • Plan Ahead: Arrange transportation in advance, ride share is not an option.
  • Be Comfortable: Wear comfortable shoes as you will be walking across fields and uneven ground. It can get muddy, so leave the expensive designer footwear at home.
  • Find Your Inner Texan: Everyone wore a hat and boots with jeans and dresses.
  • Dress for Success: Bring a jacket as it is cool in the morning. Don’t forget the umbrella.
  • Shipping Solutions: Most venues can offer suggestions for shipping companies. Get a few quotes to see what works best for you.
  • Documentation: Designers, bring your tax ID number and your receiver’s contact information.

 

Please remember that you do not need to be an expert to find something you love and want to live with. Mixing styles and materials is what luxury design is all about. Being comfortable in your home is surrounding yourself with what makes you happy. This is what creating an emotional escape room in your home is all about. Channel the inner treasure hunter in you. Happy adventuring.

Sharon L. Sherman, ASID, NCIDQ, CID, CKD

ABOUT SHARON. 

Sharon is the founder of Thyme and Place Design, headquartered in Wyckoff, New Jersey. She’s been practicing kitchen and bath design for the past 40 years and is a Past President of the American Society of Interior Designers – New Jersey chapter. She is a current member of the editorial board of KBB Magazine, the official magazine of the National Kitchen and Bath Association. Sharon has also received a Kitchen Bath Design News 2022 Innovator of the Year Award.

Her award-winning designs and editorial comments have been featured in Forbes, The New York Times, Design Milk, Furniture Lighting and Decor, Designers Today, Bergen NJ magazineKitchen & Bath Design News, Woman’s Day, Country Decorating, Design NJ, New Jersey Home Magazine, 201 Magazine, The Best of Bergen, Savvy Living, The Vue, The Record, The Star-Ledger,  and Aspire as well as several books.

Her blog “Tips from the Trade” appears in digital form on DesignNJ.com, Take 5 Bergen Magazine’s Newsletter, and KBBonline.com. She has also appeared on HGTV’s My Big Amazing Renovation and episodes of House Smarts with Lou Manfredini.  Sharon is a featured speaker for  *Voices From The Industry*  at the National Kitchen and Bath Association’s international convention and The International Surfaces Event and is available for further speaking engagements nationwide on all topics related to running a successful kitchen and bath design business. She is also a CEU provider for IDCEC. 

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4 Comments

  1. Naoma Welk

    Thanks for sharing your photos, Sharon. There are some great finds here. Naoma Welk

    Reply
    • Sharon L Sherman

      Thank you so much Naoma. I am glad you enjoyed the post. I know how much you love and appreciate pieces like these.

      Reply
  2. Michele Pagliei

    Thanks so much for all the wonderful photos, information and inspiration. This has been a bucket list item for me for a long time and I’m saving all of your tips and suggestions for when I finally make it there!! Thanks Sharon!!

    Reply
    • Sharon L Sherman

      Hi Michele
      I am so glad you enjoyed the post and found it useful. This is a definite for any bucket list. Plan ahead and go with a friend.
      Sharon

      Reply

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