There are few things that I will happily set a 5 a.m. alarm for on a Friday morning -- heading down to Round Top, Texas to wander the state's best antiques show with my daughter and parents is near the top of the list.
The weather was gorgeous, the people were friendly, and we came home with lots of little finds that are sure to become favorite staples in our homes. Most of all, it was nice to slow down and spend some precious hours driving country roads and seeking out beautiful bits and pieces of daily life that are passed into new hands in places like these. In a few weeks when I bake another birthday cake, and I pull out my lop-sided Ironstone cake stand, I know I'll be wondering who else has gathered around this dish and made a wish that came true.
At the very least, this is one trip I know we'll be finding ways to make again and again in the years to come.