Sunday, December 11, 2011

Saturday in Round Top

I wanted to spend the day with my mom before she leaves for her Christmas trip and I couldn't think of a better place to spend time with her than in Round Top Texas. So Saturday we headed there since there seemed to be so much going on this weekend. I knew she had never visited most of the places we went to and since she had heard me talk so much about them we decided to go.

We started out eating breakfast at Royer's Pie Haven:

Just look how cute the outside is and you can already smell the fresh coffee brewing before you even step up on the porch. We had bacon and cheese scones and a cranberry scone and cappuccino's and the food was so good. Maybe food just taste better in the country. The life there is so slow paced, no one is in a hurry to get anywhere. I think that's why I love it so here.

After walking around the square and enjoying our food, we then headed out to Rachel Ashwell's place to see her magical compound and store. Of course it was just a pretty as it was this past Fall when I visited.

Take a look:

A side view of her cute shop.

Here's my mother sitting out front of the shop:

And here she is by the main house:

More views of The Prairie:

Don't you know I love that awning!

Guess who was immediately drawn to the old truck:

I think if he had it the floral curtains would be taken down from the back window though.

I could have just spent the day here and been so happy. But we had to continue our journey. We still had several more places to go.

On the way out of town we stopped at Festival Hill:

Yes another favorite place of mine that I love to stop at whenever I get a chance.

This is another magical place:

There's almost a spiritual quality to it:

I just always feel as if I've been transported to another place when I'm here. You also want to whisper here too, like you are in church.

We walked the gardens, looking at all the beautiful statues, flowers and grounds:

Look at this beautiful edible garden and bottle tree:

More beautiful views:

We hiked down a few trails and just had a great time together.

Our last stop of day was at Leftover's Antiques in Brenham:

They were all decked out for Christmas and were having a Christmas sale.

So many pretty things can be found in this store:

I hope you enjoyed the tour and tagging along with us. Next time you are in Round Top I hope you visit one of these places.


  1. I thought about you guys all day Saturday wondering if you were having a good time!

  2. Looks like a wonderful day!! thanks for taking us along! xo

  3. Gorgeous!
    I need to make a trip there sometime when the shows aren't going on, there are so many beautiful things you miss during the hustle and bustle of the shows.


  4. Looks like a perfect day spent with your mama!

  5. HA! I'm just gonna wait 'til I can sneak in the back seat of your truck and go WITH you!!!

    Sweet T... it all looks GORGEOUS!!!


  6. I now know....I really need to come to TEXAS!!! Looks like a GREAT trip!! xoxo

  7. Am I the only one who had never heard of Festival Hill?? Probably have driven right by several times. Oh my, Theresa, you photos are so beautiful! It looks so much like Provence. What a great day to spend with your Mom.
    Have a very Merry Christmas.


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