I was so excited yesterday to share what I learned watching Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead and Forks Over Knives, I completely forgot to share my Round Top purchases with you. I didn’t buy anything for personal use…only things we can use for our new coffee shop. So these things probably don’t seem that exciting but they are to me because they are much needed in our soon to be coffee shop – Revolucion Coffee + Juice! Woot!
Bought this light fixture to hang above our large community table. It is made from an antique holder used on a pot strainer.
These metal arrows will be used to hang above two counter areas…one will stay “Order Here” and the other will say “Pick Up Here”.
Antique women and men’s bathroom signs. Still not 100% sure about using these but they only cost $5 each so I picked them up just in case.
My final purchase was this large metal antique letter “J”. I thought it was very unusual since it was two toned blue and metal. It will be perfect to use on the wall to spell out the word Juice.
I also already own a large C (I bought in October’s Round Top) that can be used to spell out the word Coffee. I am probably going to spell both words out with different lettering – somewhat like Jack Pierson has done on the two pictures below.
That will look bright and lively on the wall don’t ya’ think? I don’t have the “offee” or the “uice” letters required to finish spelling out the rest of the words. I’ll probably make them because buying more large antique letters was too expensive.
While Carrie and I were grubbing down on pimento cheese and chicken salad sandwhiches, we shared a table and conversation with two very interesting people. One was David Athey who owns the Round Top Inn and the other was Gretchen Von Rochow who co-wrote the book The Round Top Experience.
Gretchen is not only an author but creator of the phone App Round Top which allows shoppers to search for items they want to buy in Round Top.
Shopping in Round Top and surrounding areas is very difficult because it is literally fields and fields (and miles and miles) of booths. It involves walking in the hot sun and dirt and basically just hunting and searching for items you want to buy. This phone App helps shoppers find what they want to buy and provides maps and other instructions on how to get to that particular vendor’s booth. BRILLIANT! And it’s FREE!
The phone App can also be used for:
- Finding a place to stay, dine or shop.
- Accessing map, photos and videos.
- Learning how to shop the show.
- See what’s happening year round.
It was completely random Carrie and I ran into David and Gretchen and got to spend lunch together. David and Gretchen probably think Carrie and I are a little quiet but we were just so tired from shopping in the hot sun all day!! Also we were in complete awe hearing all they had to say.
I can’t wait to read The Round Top Experience. And I really can’t wait to use the Round Top App next year to shop for antiques. Can you believe Gretchen actually created a phone app? She’s genius. To learn more, check out her website here.
And…I know where Carrie and I are staying next year at Round Top. The Round Top Inn! It’s a gorgeous inn that offers morning yoga and a happy hour during Round Top festivities!
Round Top Inn: Built in the 1800s, the Round Top Inn is a local icon and historic landmark, located within the Golden Triangle of Houston, Austin and San Antonio, Texas. The inn pairs modern amenities with rustic charm, offering guests a luxurious stay in peaceful, picturesque surroundings. Seven beautifully restored guest rooms and cottages are nestled among majestic oak trees and manicured grounds—an ideal setting for those seeking a relaxing country getaway. To book your stay or obtain more information click here.
Best wishes to David and Gretchen. Hope we run into them again next year