Ann Wolf and Alex Papachristidis at Round Top
For over 50 years, the Round Top Antiques Fair has been held in the small town of Round Top, Texas. Treasure-seekers come to explore some of the fabulous booths of antiques and exquisite finds, from small towns to the finest cities all over the world.
While I was not able to take the journey, I think you would be in much better hands living Round Top through designers Ann Wolf and Alex Papachristidis. This duo of chic certainly has the ideal itinerary at the world’s largest antique show. I hope you enjoy their Round Top round up!
Also, if you missed the Spring show, Fall is right around the corner.
As told by Ann:
This is our second annual trip to Round Top, and it did not disappoint. This year, we both found furniture and accessories galore for our projects, and had so much fun as we always do when we are together.
These baskets are a treasured accessory I purchased for a previous project, and introduced them to Alex who fell in love with them and bought one for himself. He bought the best one the dealer had, because his motto is-“ always buy the best, if you can!” They are individually hand-made in Panama by tribal craftsmen from natural fibers and each takes several years to complete; each one is unique. I use mine as a cache pot for a tiny orchid plant-they are so densely woven they can hold water.
We hopped from tent to barn to tent in search of accessories and furniture. Our favorite finds include a Chippendale mahogany fretwork console table, antique quilts, polychrome Delft chargers, a tiered Jansen table with Goat feet, and an 18 century Chinese lacquer stand with bronze mounts. We joked that we “bought a farm” as our finds also include turquoise Chinese roosters on purples bases, a pair of Japanese blue and white fish vases, a steel bunny rabbit shaped doorstop, and an English plaster sculpted lamb.
Country house by architects Curtis & Windham
After a full day of shopping, we spent the night at a friends gorgeous farmhouse in the country, a short drive from Round Top. We dined on a screened porch to a chorus of tree frogs and Caribbean sheep. [Our hostess explained that these sheep do not grow thick coats so they are able to withstand the Texas heat.]