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White on White on White…

Thinking about what to blog from my recent trip to Johnson City and Round Top, I realized that so many of the cottages and little historic towns are actually full of vintage white buildings! When I went through all the photos I shot, I notice the theme and thus my title! Round Top and the surrounding areas are really like nothing else around. Driving into Round Top always makes me feel like I’ve just driven into New England.

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Bayberry Antiques open during Markets

One of the highlights of my trip to Johnson City and the Karen Divine workshop at
the A. Smith gallery was getting to visit one new place in Round Top,
VRT or The Vintage Round Top
After driving up and seeing one of the owners on the porch, I decided to stop
and check it out!

Well, sweet Smoot, invited me in even though during Antique Week, they actually stay in the cottage themselves. So I was really intruding into their home but he was nice enough to have a brief chat with me and let me snap a few photos of their fabulous interior.

Another special treat was when my Air B & B host mentioned that she could get me in
to see the historic Catholic Church I had mentioned being so beautiful up on the hill.
So we met the morning I left for home and I got to take photos of the beautiful, ornate
alter and statues. I certainly covered a lot of ground in about 5 days but it was a ton of fun!

Places visited and photos above:

St. Mary’s Catholic Church-Ellinger, TX
A.Smith Gallery-Johnson City
Fayetteville, Tx.
Bird Bakery-San Antonio
The Vintage Round Top-Round Top
Rancho Pillow-Round Top
Bayberry’s Antiques-Burton
Round Top
Burton, TX
Johnson City, TX
Hill County Science Museum

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Cynthia’s cottage in Country Living!

Last September, my friend and fabulous set designer, merchandiser extraordinaire
Vince Maggio, let me know he had staged a fabulous cottage in McKinney. I asked
if he would like photos taken of his work and he and Cynthia said “Yes”. As it
turned out, Cynthia was going to submit photos of her home to several publications
hoping to get them published, so perfect timing! Well, I stepped in the front door
and was in Heaven! Of course this home needs to be published! Needless to say,
Country Living has it in the current July/August issue so pick up a copy! In 2017
it will also be featured in a book, City Farmhouse. I had the pleasure of sitting in
onboth of the photo shoots, so you can image this little photographer
was especially happy!


Heading out of town…Van Alystyne in Spring

Today was a good day for a drive especially with my new LensBaby!
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It’s Round Top and Marburger Farms ANTIQUES Time!

Ranger Hall

Ranger Hall

Kelley Copeland, Bud Royer and Rachel Ashwell

Kelley Copeland, Bud Royer and Rachel Ashwell

lunch benifiting Dwell with Dignity and Royers Cafe

and now on to The Blue Bonnet Barn where I stayed in July!

and now on to The Blue Bonnet Barn where I stayed in July!

Ranger Hall

Ranger Hall

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the beautiful countryside around Round Top from a few years ago

the beautiful countryside around Round Top from a few years ago



The_Prairie_K_Robertson-15Bloggers Luncheon at Royers Cafe April 2012

Bloggers Luncheon at Royers Cafe April 2012

Bloggers Luncheon at Royers Cafe April 2012

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 you know you're in Round Top when ... you see longhorns everywhere!

you know you’re in Round Top when … you see longhorns everywhere!

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Bloggers Luncheon at Royers Cafe April 2012

Bloggers Luncheon at Royers Cafe April 2012

Hip Hop Happening at Chase Hall – McKinney

Art in the Desert

On our way home from Jasmine and Alec’s wedding, we
decided to stop over in Marfa to check it out! ALways
wanted to visit and see all the galleries and of course
the Prada museum?…some shot with my iphone… and a
delicious dinner at Cochineal and a stay at the Hotel
Pasiano, what more could you ask for?

Sorelle and Jorden – you grew up!

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