We could not be more excited about the powerhouse speakers we've lined up for our third workshop.Read More
Lodging, Lifestyle, and Decor
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Welcome back! This week we are featuring the quaint, cowboy boot filled shop that sits on the corner of Rummel Square, Townsend Provisions.Read More
Aside from the Antique Show, Round Top is such a wonderful place to visit all year round! One of our favorite times of the year to spend in Round Top is the 4th of July. It's the absolute perfect place to celebrate our country, our freedom, and those who died to preserve it.Read More
Recently, we had the good fortune of connecting with the wonderful women at Yellow Conference when they reached out to us for an interview on their blog! The Yellow community was thought up by Joanna Waterfall and exists to gather and equip creative women to use their passion, strengths, and influence to serve the greater good in the world. Yellow celebrated their 3rd annual conference this past August with over 500 creative entrepreneurial women in Los Angeles.
One of the things we love about Yellow is the sense of community that they promote. It's easy to get caught up in competition and comparing our work to others, when we can instead be learning from and empowering other women. We feel so honored to be included in such a strong community of creative women. Check out a short excerpt from the interview below and visit the Yellow Blog to read more about our inspiration, living with intention, our commitment to sustainability, and more!
Where do you live and what brought you there?
Our family home is in Houston, Texas. The Vintage Round Top (RVT), our vacation home rental, is located only an hour and fifteen minutes away in the magical town of Round Top, Texas. Fate brought us there a little over five years ago. We took the scenic route home from visiting Smoot’s (my husband) mom and stumbled upon an open house in Round Top. The open house realtor educated us on the need for rental property in the area. We thought buying a house in Round Top was out of the question until we learned they can be rented during the bi-annual world famous Antique Fair that attracts over 125,000 people per year to this tiny town of 90 permanent residents.
Do you have a favorite quote or motto that you live by?
Yes, “Live with Intention!” We were given this advice right before we stopped at the Open House we mentioned earlier. In fact, that’s why we stopped. We thought, let’s go inside and get the “mojo” going for when we’d be in a position to purchase a second home in the country. Had we not made that stop, we wouldn’t have been told about the rental property business and wouldn’t be answering your questions today. So, our advice is to take action oriented steps towards your goals and desires. Ours was simply to find something creative to do together. And boy, did we ever find that!
Photo: Laura Morsman
It's our favorite time of the year, Texas Antiques Week! We have been having so much fun...Read More
We were thrilled to be featured in JetSetter's article "Our 16 Favorite Day Trips in the USofA" and agree with writer, Kathryn O'Shea-Evans, that Round Top is the perfect Day Trip...or better yet, a fabulous Weekend Getaway.Read More
We set up vignettes in each room to represent the colors. style, and materials we've chosen. What a blessing it was to have these two over-the-top talented friends come by to spend the day with us.
The two Instagram posts above show a sneak peek of one of the bathroom's selections. The Moroccan tile is from Cle' Tile out of Los Angeles, and the lovely faucet is from Galveston Architectural Salvage Warehouse - yes, it's worth the drive!
We're excited to be getting to this point in the project. There are so many details to think about and to coordinate. Seeing them all come together is a dream come true!
Every time the antique festivals roll around, it seems like the shows are starting earlier and earlier. But we're not complaining!Read More
The final post in our series is focusing on Houston lifestyle expert, Kristen Pulpan.Read More
This post is focusing on two unique artisans: Jill Garber and Pandora de Balthazar.Read More
This post is focusing on three talented ladies from the Austin, Texas area: Bex Hale, Sarah Thompson and Sandra Evertson.Read More
One of the many great things about Round Top is that it is in such close proximity to both Austin and Houston. This next post is focusing on 2 city gals who are making their mark on the entrepreneurial world with their unique business ideas.Read More
This post is focusing on the two amazing women who run Round Top Register, Lori Cantu and Katie Stavinoha. We are so impressed with these ladies for following their passion and conquering a new business.Read More
Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas from The Vintage Round Top!Read More
I love to see wedding pictures that are so honest and truly show the love that the bride and groom have for each other.Read More
One of the best parts of the nuptials is the wedding day photos. Can't you just imagine a bride and groom walking hand in hand down the many beautiful country roads in round top? Just another perk of having a Round Top wedding!Read More
At a wedding reception, dessert tables are a great way to add a touch of modern vintage style to that special day.Read More
Wedding veils are on old tradition and add so much beauty to the bride on her special day. Choosing a vintageRead More
We feel so lucky to live in a state that has so much variation in it's geography. Texas has so many natural watering holes to cool off inRead More
When we are at The Vintage Round Top, we love to take a quick 20 minute drive to a nearby lake. Water has always been such a peaceful element to me and I love to relax and reflect while skipping stones on the water.Read More