Junk Gypsy Ribbon Cutting & Texas Antique Week

If you keep up with me on Instagram &/or Twitter, you probably saw where I spent my Friday- Round Top, TX. It was a very last minute trip & I almost didn’t go, but I am so glad that I did! I had a great time & came home with a few, new treasures. I attended Junk Gypsy’s official ribbon cutting which will air on GAC sometime this summer & walked through Texas Antiques Week with my grandparents. They hadn’t been in years so we enjoyed a full, hot day of antiquing.

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I captured some of as the season’s first bluebonnets as we flew by them.

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They make my heart happy!

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Here they are cutting that ribbon! It was such a fun experience & I’m so glad they invited everyone to share it with them. I met pretty much everyone at some point or another. The place was packed! It was just as wonderful as I remembered it being on my last visit, which you can check out here.

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I even got my my picture with them! Yayyy! They were so kind & met everyone as they walked in. Maybe one day they’ll do my wedding. đŸ˜‰ Now talk about a dream come true!

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Here’s my lovely Nana & Papa in front of ‘large marge the party barge.’

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Everyone’s gotta snap a pic in front of her! We grabbed some free swag too- stadium cups, koozies, & buttons.

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We had a great morning at Junk Gypsy before we headed for the antiques. There was oh-so-much to see & so many neat people to meet. Lunch was at Royer’s Round Top Cafe, of course. That place falls on my list of top 10 restaurants I’ve ever eaten at. If you’re ever in the area, you will not regret eating there. I order one of their 2 pork chop plates (both are delish) with creamed corn (AMAMZING!) & potato casserole (to die for). My papa kept trying to stop & eat Mexican food or BBQ before we made it to Royer’s, but I assured him I knew the best place to eat around there. He was pretty skeptical, but fell in love with his first bite of the blue-cheese & steak salad he ordered. He was pleased we waited. After a few more hours of runnin’ around in the hot sun, we went back to their pie shop right down the street & ordered 2 slices of pie a la mode- chocolate chip & junk berry. Both were top notch pieces of pie. I’m sure you can’t go wrong with anything on their menu though. They even have some savory pies. My mouth is watering just talking about this!

These are some of my favorite finds-

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My Nana & I were looking at some rings like this one at Junk Gypsy, but they were a little pricey & the line was reallllllly long. Somehow, we happened upon the shop of the man who makes them for Junk Gypsy & sells them at a significantly lower price. I had no clue this was a fork when I originally saw it! Isn’t it just the bee’s knees? I bought a spoon ring at the Bluebonnet Festival a few years back & thought he needed a fork friend. The guy let us pick our own stones & made them to order right there in front of us. It was pretty cool!

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This is my absolute favorite purchase of the day. I’d been looking at some burlap coffee sacks throughout the day, but wasn’t really won over till I found some that were potato sacks. I’m a potato girl through & through. I was really, really won over when I spotted this Texas  potato sack. What a find! It smells awful though & I have no clue how to wash it without ruining it. Any suggestions?

Anyway, I think it will look stunning hanging in my future kitchen!

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I also got all of these white pitchers for 5 bucks! I found a place with huge crates of all kinds of white pitchers, saucers, teacups, etc. You paid only $1.00 per pound. The possibilities will be endless & white is always in.

Well, that’s it! It was a wonderful Friday adventure.