I spent last week humming
‘If you’re gonna play in Texas- you gotta have a fiddle in the band’
As my friend KariAnne and I drove and drove and then found ourselves
in the little town of Round Top, Texas.
The only places I have been in Texas before this?
The airports. While waiting for a connection.
I had never been to Round Top- which is about 80 miles outside of Austin.
But I always wanted to go- and see what life looked like under that big Texas sky-
especially during the big antiques weeks in spring and fall.
And so, when setting up book signing events-
Texas and Round Top
were on the top of the list.
and I could come on over her store
and do a book signing.
And Holly said YES.
And we did a little happy dance.
I flew in from California and KariAnne picked me up at the airport
after a bit of a travel issue- so we unfortunately were late for our first stop at our
friend Anita’s booth.
But, by late afternoon we found ourselves in Round Top at this gorgeous building-
full of anticipation of what it was like inside.
And you know it was incredible.
Full of antiques and vignettes and things
that I wanted to see if I could stuff into my carry on.
Like this old cupboard.
That cubby behind the table.
This cupboard – and the bench- and the chest…
okay- the whole room.
Old Glory is a beautiful shop full of curated and carefully chosen pieces.
There is also a Colorado location- for those who are there
and Holly and Brian and their team are seriously the kindest.
Sometimes you meet someone and they are an instant friend. Like you have known them for years.
Holly and I had been friends on FB for years- but this was the first time we met in person
and just loved meeting her finally.
And then there was this…
Even though my book has been out for 2 months…
seeing it does kind of knock me over sometimes.
Because- that stack of books is a dream stacked up right there.
Along with a lot of hard work and years of dreaming.
It is probably always going to be a pinch me kind of thing that I have to take a photo of.
I apologize in advance. 🙂
Holly and Brian at Old Glory hosted such a lovely party complete with treats and live music
and we met so many wonderful folks who stopped by to say hello and pick up a book.
And after wrapping up- we hopped back in the car and headed out to The Prairie.
The Prairie is a b&b that has been on the dream list of mine
to visit and stay at for years.
And it did not disappoint.
Driving up the long dirt road- well we might have been a little giddy and could hardly contain ourselves as the farmhouse appeared.
I was amazed at how green and beautiful everything was in Texas
even in October.
And the old farmhouse- so beautiful.
It has such history and charm.
We were fortunate to be able to stay in the Found Cottage for our stay.
A sweet little house with two bedrooms, two bathrooms and two extra twin beds.
Along with everything you could want in a house.
From the porch to the door knob-
all those details had me at hello.
It was such a comfy spot to settle in and relax.
That sofa? You literally sink right in. KariAnne thought about sleeping on it
after getting cozy while we chatted.
The uniqueness and charm in the cottage was inspiring and I loved all of the pieces with wonderful old patina and texture.
My favorite elements to use in a room- other than chandeliers and flowers. 🙂
Of course I noticed little things too… like the vintage hangers in the bathroom.
and the chippy paint and old hardware
The next morning, I set my alarm to get up early to head out for a little exploring.
Fun fact: I love to go out for a run whenever I am staying in a new area- just something about hitting that new ground and exploring while getting some exercise in.
Though… my ankle isn’t exactly run ready yet – but a walk was perfect.
It was misty and hot even at 6:30am but everything was so beautiful and peaceful.
And so quiet.
And it was a beautiful inspiring way to start the day before heading home.
This was such a fun trip- though it was super quick and
we didn’t get to do too much tent shopping due to a few last minute trip changes.
But, I am already making plans to go back in the spring again.
Thanks so much to Holly and Brian for hosting us!
This was not a sponsored trip
My love of the The Prairie, Old Glory Style
and the folks I met in Texas -are all my own.
And if you are looking for a signed copy of my book for yourself or a gift
you can purchased my book and/or a book tote
at 20% off through Tuesday-
use code Autumnsale
And you can also find my book HERE at Amazon- or your favorite local retailer.
Happy Monday everyone.