As if shopping the fields isn’t enough to keep you busy during antiques week in Warrenton/Round Top, there are get-togethers too!
I was able to attend three beautiful events during this show. Two were blogger events. The third was an evening soiree hosted by the rodeo queens of West Texas.
I met the rodeo queens at their antiques show in Colorado City, Texas, a couple of years ago. They took their show on the road recently to Waxahachie, Texas. Needless to say, the prairie picnic they hosted in Warrenton was just as lovely as their shows. From the nametags to the cheese selection to the caramel apple dip to the picturesque location, their attention to detail sparkled.The bad news: No photos. I took none. Are you bummed?! Of course you are. So visit their Facebook page for a look-see.
Theresa Cano‘s blog parties are epic. This show’s partay was no exception. Lots of giggling and photo snapping. Mouths burning from hot guacamole. Ears burning from gossip. This show Lisa Love Harris was Theresa’s special guest. Lisa just published her first novel, a mystery set in the junking world. I know how it ends, but I won’t spoil it for you. You’ll just have to read it yourself.
Another blogger event was held at Royer’s Cafe in Round Top. Please tell me you’ve been there. Bud Royer’s pie is Kind of a Big Deal. And so is he. This show he teamed up with designer and style icon Carol Hicks Bolton and Dallas Market Center to present a luncheon benefitting Dallas-based non-profit Dwell With Dignity. The food was amazing, as always. But the intimate interview with Carol had me close to tears. She talked a lot about her kids. She talked about her new shop in Fredericksburg and how it came about. But the conversation kept coming back to the importance of integrity. She stressed to the room full of bloggers that at the end of the day, you are not your blog — words of wisdom that needed to be heard by more than a single pair of ears — you are so much more. Your blog, the furniture you buy or sale or use to decorate is all well and good, but it shouldn’t be the focal point of your life. Amen. Carol is a trendsetter whose style has inspired so many people. But more importantly, she’s a beautiful human being. And that roomful of bloggers at Royer’s? We are better people for having spent time with such an amazing woman.
If you aren’t familiar with Dwell with Dignity, I encourage you to check them out.
And, if you go to market in Dallas, be sure to visit the vintage market in the cash and carry area. Some of your favorite dealers will be there. I love going to market and finding vintage goods. Makes me feel more at home. Bud will be there too. With his pies! Who can resist that temptation?!