The Vintage Round Top grew organically from a casual Saturday drive with our three children in the Fall of 2011. That afternoon, we stumbled across a farmhouse for sale in Round Top, Texas that started the ball rolling. What seemed like an ordinary day, turned out to be the beginning of a new adventure...We purchased and completely renovated the home with clean, modern lines and reclaimed/vintage touches. We used reclaimed materials whenever possible and made most of the lighting and furniture from found objects.
Not only were we concerned with the environment, but also wanted to create unique pieces that told a story. We decided to develop a vacation home rental business and share our home with others. After several guests asked to purchase items we had upcycled, we entertained starting an antique and decor business. Being located in Round Top, home of one of the most renowned antique festivals in the country, this seemed to be the right next step on our journey.
In 2012 we jumped at the chance to be mentored by Tim and Carol Bolton of Carol Hicks Bolton Antiquities in Fredericksburg Texas. With their guidance and encouragement, we've traveled to France to buy one-of-a-kind pieces, have sold our goods at Marburger Farms Antique Show, and have developed an on-line store. On a lark, we sent photos of the house to Country Living Magazine. To our surprise, we were contacted and featured in the February 2014 issue. It was a wonderful experience and we are grateful for the opportunity!
In closing, we feel the soul of the home has guided our way and are humbled by the reaction to our labor of love. We believe in hard work, following our passions, and going after our dreams. Creating The Vintage Round Top business together has been a dream come true.