Round Top in the Off Season

We are lucky enough to live on the North side of Houston, just an hour and a half drive from the world famous, Round Top, TX.  Twice a year this sleepy little town swells for Antique Week.  We drove out last weekend just because we could.  The kids decided to sleep in so we had breakfast in the van on the way out.

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Our first stop was a shop I found on Instagram (@JessieLeeMiller).  White Morpha Antiques and Salvage is the name of the store on Facebook.  The pictures on Instagram give you just a taste of what the store holds.  I was only sad that I didn’t have my truck!

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I had fun shopping while the kids had fun feeding goats.  Every good antique store should have some kind of animal.  This store definitely did.  The 2 goats were a big fan of the animal crackers we brought, so was the dog that was bigger than the goats!IMG_5387

All of the kids got in on the fun.IMG_5431

These animals were so sweet.IMG_5408

I could have left with so many treasures, but this was what I walked away with. The Allen bucket has amazing colors and I could not be more in love with my new vintage quilt. IMG_5505

From Paige, Texas we headed back to Round Top. The Round Top library was hosting a chili cook off.  Unfortunately the weather was AWFUL.  Drizzly rain settled in for the whole afternoon.  We didn’t let it chase us away though.  We found a place to sit under a tent and Jon and I made trips out to get different chilis to try out.  It was all so good.  The rain didn’t dampen everyone else’s spirits either.  The live music kept everyone moving, and the hot chili helped too.  IMG_5414

This chili had bacon and cilantro to go on top with the cheese and chips! IMG_5415

After chili the kids were ready for some dessert, Daddy was their hero with cookies and brownies.IMG_5419

I love this picture of my son, Bennett.  We did not dress appropriately fro the weather, so when we got out of the van they were all freezing.  All I had to give Ben was my scarf.  Thankfully, after living in Paris for 2 years my little French boy did not bat an eye at wearing a purple scarf! DSC_0165

Malachi did his usual exploring.DSC_0177

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We supported the library fundraising efforts as best we could, the book sale meant there are a few more books in my library.  We also made a couple of bids on the silent auction.  I assumed we would get outbid so we left and headed back to Houston.  It was a fun day despite the bad weather. DSC_0178

Would you believe we won the silent auction?!  We got the phone call that afternoon after we were all settled back at home.  So Monday, because it was a holiday, the kids and I all loaded into the van for another quick trip out to Round Top.  We needed to pick up our silent auction winnings at the library we were working so hard to support. I pulled up and saw this gem, of course Round Top would have a converted church from the 1920’s as their library building.

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And just across from the library is this little oasis.DSC_0213

The kids were thrilled to get out of the van and play after a long ride. DSC_0216

This little area reminded me so much of our adventures in Europe.  A beautiful little town with a playground for the kids.  DSC_0225

This view just made my heart happy.DSC_0227

Again, my sweet explorer.  The other kids were running too fast for me to catch any photos.  DSC_0229

I hope you enjoyed our Round Top adventure.  I will have more pictures to share after I visit for the Spring show in March!  It will be here before we know it.

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