Today, my mom and I took the day, just the two of us, to drive out to the little town of Round Top and check out the last day of the very popular Antique Week. We watched the rolling hills speed past as we hurried to get started with our shopping… The clock already reminding us that we didn’t have a lot of time to spend. Clocks seem to be doing that a lot lately.
We found a parking spot in the busy little town, and ventured into one of the most talked about places in Round Top… The Pie Haven. A quaint little coffee shop that also offers a huge variety of pies from the equally famous Royers Cafe. My mom and I quickly threw our plans for “healthy eating” to the wind and ordered iced tea, lemonade, and cranberry chocolate chip cookies, mmm was it worth it!
On a normal day Round Tops population is a quaint ninety one people, but during antique week thousands upon thousands of people from all over Texas and beyond come to stay for two weeks. Bringing with them tents bigger than your backyard and quickly filling the fields surrounding Round Top with “pretty junk”. Before you know it people and junk are fighting for space.
Even though its October, Texas won’t have any cool weather for a few weeks. Everyone is still wearing shorts, sipping on iced tea, and eating scoops of Blue Bell ice cream. We walk through the tents passing expensive antique furniture that is piled high with plastic dolls that look like they could be Chucky’s sister. Antique week has something for everyone!