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106 WHAT'S NEW AT THE SPRING ANTIQUES FAIR ROUND TOP Roundup I t's no wonder Mark Massey now serves as director of the Round Top Chamber of Commerce — his passion for restoring and revitalizing the town has breathed new life into the region. The Compound, one of Massey's stellar projects, is composed of five barns used for antiques shows, weddings, and other events, and he's recently added another salvaged building, this one dating to the late 1800s from the Fayetteville area. For the Spring Antiques Fair, loosely March 18 to April 1, The Compound's early show opens Saturday, March 18, in the Neal barn, Carriage House, Stables and Gazebo, with top-notch dealers Alisanne Wonderland, Pascal Home, and Old World Antieks; the Peck Barn and the full list of dealers opens Friday, March 24. In the Grove area of The Compound, Massey introduces Top Shelf, operated by Vin 114 of La Grange, serving wine and charcuterie from 2 to 6 pm under twinkly lights after a hard day of antiquing. Also new this year — a pop- up dinner on Thursday, March 30, with Cherry Pie Hospitality chef Lee Ellis crafting a three-course affair served in the Carriage House courtyard, with Bone Spirits cocktails out of Smithville. Tickets $85 each, available at roundtopcompound. com. The Compound, 2550 Texas 237. RUMMEL SQUARE UPDATE O ne of three squares in the town of Round Top, Rummel Square, another Massey project, is a Mark Massey's TRIFECTA collection of antique houses, forts, and cabins that house Townsend Provisions, Espressions Coffee & Art, and other shops coming soon. New to the burg is antiques shop House Rummel, opening for the spring shows and owned by Susan Horne, who also operates Susan Horne Antiques in the Memorial area of Houston. Also new — and not a moment too soon, say Round Top regulars — is LNG Spirits, stocking Texas craft beer, top- shelf spirits, and handmade cigars, slated to open in time for the spring antiques fair. Garden Company Cafe, housed in a 1914 farmhouse, is also scurrying to open in time for the spring shows. IN HENKEL SQUARE … I n Massey's third project, Henkel Square, Teague's Tavern has opened, serving casual country food set to a backdrop of live music, which Massey describes as the Cheers of Round Top. Dapper Deer from Bastrop has opened a location in Henkel Square, with men's clothing, knives, and accessories. Artist/former NASA employee John Lowery and his art gallery Humble Donkey Studio have moved into a larger space, the better to house his bovine paintings, vintage furniture, and other swag, as he calls it. Saturday, April 22, noon to 3 pm, Henkel Square hosts the 2nd Annual Crawfish Boil, with crawfish from Ragin' Cajun, beer, wine and bluegrass music. Ticket price to be announced. NATALIE LACY LANGE Mark Massey and Kathy Johnston at The Compound A fter the successful debuts of the Mercado and Feasts in the Field last year, Sheila Youngblood — owner of the 20-acre fantasy guesthouse compound Rancho Pillow — is going bigger than ever. Youngblood assembles a superb collection of vendors for her spring Mercado, including Carolyn Roumeguere, who will bring her jewelry, furniture, and home goods from Africa, and is designing a luxe safari tent from Kenya for her showing. Stephanie von Watzdorf of Figue brings in her lifestyle collection, and Carolina K offers up textiles and fashion inspired by the indigenous people of Latin America. For Feasts in the Field, a dramatically long table in the pasture seats 100 for dinner for five nights. Guest chefs include Robert Lyford of Patina Green in McKinney; Rebecca Meeker and Alex Manley, formerly of Jeffrey's and Josephine House in Austin; Erica Waksmunski, serving her famous Nashville hot chicken; Saul Arteta of Austin, preparing paella; and Rene Ortiz of Launderette, cooking on an open fire. The Tents by Roumeguere are available for guests who want to sleep in luxury under the stars. Monday – Friday, March 27 – 31; Feasts in the Field, tickets $75 per night; gratis admission to Rancho Mercado; overnight tents, limited availability. The Tower House and teepee at Rancho Pillow KNOXY KNOX Take Me to RANCHO PILLOW The Vintage ROUND TOP R ound Top's most darling couple, Paige and Smoot Hull, opened their B & B, The Vintage Round Top, in 2012 to much fanfare — attracting guests such as fashion designer Hunter Bell and, this spring, HGTV star and New York Times best-selling author Emily Henderson and the folks from resale company Chairish, who will take up residence during the antiques fair. Open in time for the spring show is a new cottage dubbed Boho, where the Hulls host a Social Media/Branding workshop Saturday, March 25, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm, and a pop-up shop the same day in the original house, Number 1450, 10 am to 5 pm. The Vintage Round Top, 1450 Texas 237,

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