Round Top Texas Antique Fair

I have some great pictures to share with you from my trip last week. I flew into Houston Airport where I rented a car to drive 100 miles or so to Round Top Texas, home of the Round Top Antiques Fair.

Here's a bridge on the drive to Round Top.

Traffic in Houston is notoriously bad.

A gas station on the way to Round Top.

For miles, there are vendors along the sides of the roads.

More vendors in a barn:

There are so many interesting things to see in Round Top itself. Here's one of my finds.

Automotive art was a major theme of the trip. Here's another view:

This artist makes art from old wood.

Some of her pieces have quotes and sayings painted on them, and others are painted with patterns.

Another image of that mirror. Beautiful workmanship.

Here's a whimsical entrance with lots of interesting things to discover inside!

A cozy couch inside the camper matches the bed and the kitchen!

More of that adorable camper's interior. Here's the kitchen -

And the bed!

The exterior of the camper was just as colorful. Every detail was coordinated. So cute.

Another old camper, this one with a Native American flair.

Everything's bigger in Texas!

One of my favorite areas is this shop:

This TV stand is made from the back of a car! If you love a car, why not turn it into something useful after it's broken down?

More automobile re-purposing with a bar made from a Chevy truck:

Bar from a Chevy truck

The "outhouse" with lots of succulents out front.

We'll end with one last piece of automobile art, this time in the form of wall art.

It was a great trip! Thanks for sharing my journey.

 

 

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Island Style

Sometimes during the cold winter months, it’s nice to escape everyday life to a warmer climate, even if only through photos or memories.  In 2015, I took a summer vacation to  St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. My husband & I stayed at the gorgeous Ritz-Carlton.  We saw so many design ideas while there. Everywhere the old-world island style met new world style.

 

Here's a view of the entrance to the hotel.

 

 

Check out the beautiful lobby.

The dark ceilings contrast well with the light walls.

 

 

This lovely mirror was placed in a corner. Its bright sun motif contrasts well with its dark background. The table below balances the colors and gives both pieces an island feel.

 

 

This display has light airy colors with a modern look.

 

 

 

This light fixture is displayed at the base of the stairway. The old plantation style metal work is charming & beautifully crafted.

 

 

 

Mirrors were placed throughout the resort illuminating the rooms with natural light and reflecting the lush green plants.

 

 

 

The artwork also kept with the tropical island theme. 

 

 

This interesting fresco caught my eye.

 

 

The ornate details on the furniture incorporated sophistication with the relaxing island feel of each room.

 

 

 

Flower & plant arrangements throughout celebrated the vibrant island life! Notice the fantastic marble floors.

 

 

Outdoors, I found one of my favorite things, an herb garden!

 

 

Tropical plants surround this ornate water fountain. The sounds from the falling water are relaxing.

 

 

The "wish you were here" photo everyone sends home. I loved the palm tree on the railing. I had a great vacation!

 

 

 

Nothing more memorable from a trip to the islands than this beautiful view.  I hope you have enjoyed your imagery island getaway and that you are inspired by the beauty of the islands.

 

 

 

 

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