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Girls’ Road Trip Alert! Round ‘Em Up for Fun in Round Top, Texas

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Girls’ weekend, road trip alert! Ladies, listen up… if you’re itching to get out of the house or the office, gather up your girls and hit the road to Round Top, Texas, for a weekend of antiquing, arts, and fun at a unique 20-acre compound at Rancho Pillow.

Our Texas Hill Country ladies were invited out by our friends at Chevrolet for a weekend getaway in Round Top on April 6-7, 2018 to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Round Top Antiques Fair! We had an amazing time! The weather was typically Texas-unpredictable, but we did manage to enjoy some sunshine when it peaked through the clouds. We started our journey among the miles and miles of roadside bluebonnets, which are spectacular this time of year in central Texas.

Junk Gypsy

Junk Gypsy Store

Photo: Junk Gypsy

When we got into Round Top, we stopped off at Junk Gypsy‘s incredible flagship store. Upon stepping inside, it’s clear to see that you could get lost in the beautiful treasures all around you! As the store owners like to say, “We believe every man’s trash is truly our treasure, junking is a way of life, and garage sales are our Rodeo Drive.”

Junk Gypsy store remodel for Antiques Fair

Photo: Junk Gypsy

And, they had been hard at work, redecorating the entire store to celebrate the huge 50th anniversary of the Antiques Fair. There were treasures everywhere, high and low, almost too much to take in during one visit! Needless to say, we had a wonderful time shopping and picking through all of the “junk” at Junk Gypsy.

Rancho Pillow

We finished out the day and spent the night at the magical Rancho Pillow. Set among the farms and ranches of southeast Texas, Rancho Pillow is a whimsical wonderland that has been a true artistic adventure for owner and designer, Sheila Youngblood. What began as a family compound in 2006 has become a heartfelt landscape that invites all of us to a deeper understanding of ourselves and each other. Poetic and playful, it’s an idyllic shelter for Sheila’s Latin American folk art finds, colorful architectural restorations, and collected curiosities from both worldly travels and years of hunting in her Round Top backyard, according to Rancho Pillow’s website.

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