If you haven’t been to the famous Round Top Antique Show, you haven’t lived! Ok, that might be an exaggeration. But, this twice-a-year show held in Round Top, Texas is the vintage and antique lover’s dream! During the fall show last September, I had the pleasure of attending a special bloggers luncheon held at The Prairie, the farm-like B&B created by the Queen of Shabby Chic herself, Rachel Ashwell. The luncheon was catered by Royers Round Top Café, which some may argue is just as famous as the Round Top Antique Show itself. It was at this event that I first laid eyes on Bud Royer, the founder and “pieman” of Royers and its oh-so-delicious pies.
 
 
Yesterday, a group of vintage and design bloggers gathered at Royers to lunch on delicious treats and listen to Carol Hicks Bolton describe her design process and inspiration. Carol has long been an important figure in the vintage home industry and recently opened her new store Carol Hicks Bolton Antiquites: Laboratoire de Design in Fredericksburg, Texas.
 
 
Before we began our delicious meal of margherita pie (think creamy, margherita pizza, but made on Royers yummy pie crust), cilantro ranch salad, and hot berry pie with ice cream, the DMC president and CEO Bill Winsor said a few words about DMC’s focus on vintage product and the recently developed Vintage Home FINDS area of the FINDS Dallas Temp Show, which will once again be available for buyers June 21-24.
 
 
 
Then, Carol chatted about her life story and design aesthetic with Bud’s wife, Karen.
 
 
After all was done, each blogger received a FABULOUS goodie bag filled with gifts from DMC, HGTV’s “Junk Gypsies”, the Marberger Farms area of the Round Top Antique Show, and many others.
 
 
I had a wonderful time with my fellow DMC gal Emily and enjoyed meeting all of our amazing blogger guests! See you next time, Round Top and Royers!
 
 
--MW