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Day Trippin’ Round Top

Round Top Rendezvous Boosted by the popularity of the Round Top Antiques Fair and Fixer Upper’s Chip and Joanna Gaines, this small but bustling slice of far southeastern Central Texas is well worth a “look-see-do.”

Located about 75 miles from downtown Austin, Round Top will treat you to the charm of yesteryear in this totally Texas city. While the census indicates this less than 100-residents strong city’s population may be dwindling I can assure you Round Top is a bustling hive making eyes and hearts wider than Texas itself!

Never been to Round Top? Have a look at what’s in store with my Top 10 favorite photos (plus a few extra) from this week’s visit!

Light up your life with the saturated jewel-toned colors of this handmade lamp.

Round Top Stained Glass Lamp

All aboard this circa 1930s wind-up train that will have your heart on the fast track.

Round Top Honeymoon Express Train

All that is good and gothic will touch the window to your soul.

“Game’s On” with this antique table. I spy some great locations for chips. And private dips.

Round Top Antique Game Table

A unique mix of art and antiques can be found at the Humble Donkey Studio… along with two Texas treasures, John and Laurie. Both hosts were as sweet as Texas Tea.

One of the most touching early Texas churches rests in the heart of Round Top. Step inside Haw Creek Chapel for an authentic trip to yesteryear. (Hint: Make note of the wavy glassed window panes and doorway!)

Round Top Haw Creek Chapel

These glorious 18th century mirrors bring a nice smashup of Italy and Texas.

Round Top Antique Italian

Stained glass lover? This beauty isn’t just for “Friday Night Lights!”

Round Top Stained Glass WIndow

1 part sombrero + 2 parts Texas = Hats off to these artful ashtrays!

Round Top Sombreros

Click for a larger view of a few extra photo faves. 🙂

If you’re planning a trip to Round Top make sure to give yourself a full day or more – we were there about 7 hours and likely saw only about 25% of everything Round Top has to offer. That’s a good problem to have as our return trip is already in the works!

Joe Paul Reider

Home Style Austin Founder

Austin Realtor®

Keller Williams Realty


Mobile: 512-222-3302

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