I will be back in Round Top in just a few weeks and I can not wait! I will see some of you that are coming to the sold out The Vintage Round Top Shopping + Art Retreat! Paige and I have wanted to do something like this for years and we are both so excited to shop and create with you!  If you have been wanting to come to RT but you are never able to get lodging I did want to share that The Vintage Round Top has a few last minute lodging cancellations (NOT the retreat we are doing) and I hope this makes a few of you really happy! You can see availability HERE.

I also wanted to let you know that I will be speaking at The Arbors on March 22nd @ 1pm all about collaborations between artists and designers and how to grow your business. There will be champagne and small bites! Take a break from the shopping to learn how to grow your art or design business! Get the details HERE. Let me know if you plan to be there.

Keep reading to get some of my top recommendations for Round Top and The Vintage Round Top has shared their own guide to Round Top!




I have been enjoying the spring and fall antiques shows in Round Top, Texas for the past eight years. This show has been going on for fifty years so I am definitely a newbie! I have also been blessed to have book signings, teach a live art workshop and also speak at The Gathering in Round Top. I have so many sweet memories with family and friends and I hope to continue going year after year.  Each time I go I learn more about what I love, where I want to shop, how to find hidden treasures and how to not feel overwhelmed.

Over the past years I have had so many questions about where we shop, eat and stay that I wanted to do a fun post sharing what I loved about this special little town and the amazing men and women that make Round Top what it is. If you have anything to add to this list, please leave a comment below and share your favorites too.


My Favorites!



The Vintage Round Top

Hotel LuLu

Round Top Inn

These are just hotels we are familiar with. There are so many private airbnb and vrbo you can find but book early.



The Garden Company | dinner reservations are highly recommended during the shows and it is first come first serve during lunch.

LuLu’s | dinner reservations are a must. Even if it looks booked online give them a call and they are often able to accomodate you.

Prost | after a full day out in the fields and shopping this is one of my favorite place to relax under the trees, enjoy a glass of wine and charcuterie board. Come dinner time you will want to be around the fire pit with friends enjoying the fire baked pizza (only during the shows).

Ellis Motel | a great place to listen to music and have a great cocktail.

Royer’s Cafe (this is Kelly’s favorite)

Royer’s Pie Haven

Special events like Rancho Pillow Feast in the Fields

Keep your eye out for so many new food trucks



The Compound


Marburger Farm Antique Show

Excess 1 and 2

The Halles


Big Daddy’s Antiques

Courtney Barton


Favorite Vendors

Paul Meyer at Market Hill

Box Road 

Eneby Home at The Compound

Heja at The Arbors


What to Bring and Wear

The weather can be very unpredictable so bring layers. It is also not a bad idea to bring a raincoat and umbrella (just in case).

Have good walking shoes and/or boots. You will be walking in fields, dirt and sometimes mud.

You will want a hat for all of the time in the sun and don’t forget your sunscreen.

Bring a large bag to carry your treasures and if you are driving bring a cart or wagon to save your back.

Most shops take credit cards but I always like to keep cash on me too.

Always have water with you because it is easy to get dehydrated and instantly feel horrible.



Paige Hull of The Vintage Round Top has put together an incredible Guide to Round Top. Click HERE to get her best tips!