The tangible and textural connections to our collection are those that can only be made in person.
Nestled on Highway 237 between Austin and Houston is the small town of Round Top, Texas. With a population of roughly 100, this sleepy, unassuming town is revered by designers, antique collectors, and lovers of all things vintage. Twice each year visitors travel down the stretch of highway to discover antiques that span centuries, luxury home goods, handmade objects by local vendors, and so much more. The event cultivates community between diverse groups, expresses creativity in distinct ways, and merges the past with the present.
Collecting antiques is a labor of love. Whether it’s passing down family heirlooms through the generations, or sourcing a specific piece from decades ago, antiques and vintage objects share stories from diverse walks of life. Past trends always find their way back into the modern discourse. We see it today with younger generations expressing intrigue in the 1970s mid-century modern look, or with the “Cottage Core” trend taking notes from rural European life. Antiquing is a great way to find pieces that are unique, but is also a more sustainable practice. Instead of buying a replica of a classic piece, head to an antique fair and discover what classic pieces lie within. To learn more about how we source our vintage collections, check out the “The Beauty of Shopping Vintage” journal article.
Round Top is a biannual event, and hosts hundreds of vendors every year. From small town trinkets to fine art, there’s something for everyone amongst the various venues. This year, Elysian Collective joined The Halles, the hub for all things luxury. Companies such as Dallas based brand Forty Five Ten, and Belgian artist Sabine Maes gathered in The Halles to partake in this VIP experience.
Guests were able to leisurely stroll through the modern barn style setting, sampling various foods and drinks. In the midst of the exciting insanity that comes from Round Top, The Halles provides a calmer atmosphere for guests, antique dealers, and designers to truly connect, according to PaperCity. A true admiration for everyone’s craft was felt amongst vendors, and the ability to connect with new audiences was a welcome delight. As a digital brand, it is rewarding to be able to have guests not only connect with us physically, but to be able to truly revel in the luxuriousness and beauty of our assorted collection. The delicate lightness of the European linen throws was felt between fingertips. University of Texas fans found delight in discovering the burnt orange hue of the MAMO Coupe Glass. These details are those you cannot effectively describe in words. The tangible and textural connections to our collection are those that can only be made in person.
Round Top was an amazing pathway for us to bring the collection to people outside of the digital space. We were fortunate to find community across Texas, and across continents. Seemingly unreleated walks of life all came together to share a love for design, objects, and most importantly, antiques. As we look towards our future, we’re eager to host more pop up shops so you can truly experience the power of the rare and beautiful.