Last week, I took my team to go pickin’ at the Round Top Antiques Fair in Round Top in Texas. We stayed in the beautiful Wander Inn. It is a short term rental owned by Amie and Jolie Sikes and the rest of the Junk Gypsy family.
Specifically, the Junk Gypsy’s creative DIY spirit and passion for vintage finds is so inspiring. Therefore, I had to share this amazing experience with y’all! If you are unfamiliar with the Junk Gypsy style, think honky tonks, road trips, and a lot of amazing old junk repurposed into one of a kind pieces. Plus, throw in a little glitter, chippy paint and dirt road dust!
The Wander Inn near Round Top in Texas
Before the Junk Gypsy gals put their creative touch in each room, the structures were relocated to the Junk Gypsy headquarters near Round Top in Texas. In addition, they have a Gypsy Farmhouse that is available to rent as well. These rentals are the perfect place to get away to rest and recharge, let your creative juices flow, or unwind after a long day of antique shopping. They are located behind the Junk Gypsy store. Consequently, if you drive South past Round Top, just look for Marge, the big pink suburban parked out front.
There are two buildings that make up the Wander Inn. Within each, there are 4 seperate bedrooms with their own private bath and back porch. In addition, there is a shared lounge space with an amazing fireplace, kitchenette, and record player with plenty of vinyls.
The Crown House features a breezeway in the center of the house and porches on the front and back. Our team stayed in ‘The Country Delight’ and ‘The Rambler’ rooms at the ‘Crown House.’ So, here’s the tour!
The Country Delight room
First, the show stopper in this bedroom is a ‘country delight’ vintage sign hung as a headboard. Then, marquee letters spell out ‘gypsy’ above an antique counter which serves as a coffee bar. It’s such a fun space.
As DIY queens, Amie and Jolie have repurposed many old finds to give them new life. For instance, they created a unique yarn wrapped chandelier and glitter dipped feather lampshade. Plus, they hung a rustic door to create a sliding barn door into the bathroom. Lastly, they topped vintage wooden stools with faux fur for an unexpected element.
The Rambler Room
The Rambler Room has two queen size beds with custom made Junk Gypsy headboards. Wood carved mirrors decorate the walls. Similarly, ornate wooden chairs give you a place to take your boots off. Then, the wagon wheel chandelier adds a little touch of Texas.
Each bathroom includes a Jacuzzi tub and ranch-style corrugated metal shower with a rainfall shower head. Plus, each space features pine floors, reclaimed wood accents and a vintage, chippy door of some kind.
The Back Forty
French doors lead to the back porch and a pair of rocking chairs overlooking wide open spaces. Actually, this is the perfect view of the sunset or the longhorns grazing. Often, you find Amie and Jolie’s Daddy feeding the cows in the morning.
However, you can always count on Gypsy Daddy’s fresh, homemade biscuits brought to your door in a bucket. They come wrapped in a bandana with butter and jam around 8 am each morning. We grabbed a few bags of Gypsy Daddy’s buttermilk biscuit mix from the Junk Gypsy store before heading home. You can order the same biscuit mix, here.
The fire pit is the best place to connect with other guests at the end of the day. We stayed up till midnight talking with new and old friends, alike.