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Henkel Square Hosts an All-Time Autumn Blowout

There’s No Party Like a Round Top Party — Farm Tractor Bar Included

BY Catherine D. Anspon and Matthew Ramirez // 11.06.18
photography Chris P. Bachman

What: Round Top Antiques Show + PaperCity Special Section Party

Where: Henkel Square in Round Top

PC Moment: Under a clear, beautiful fall Texas sky, Henkel Square was the site of an all-time autumn blowout, an evening toasting Round Top’s storied Fall Antiques Show and the release of PaperCity‘s bi-annual Round Top issue.

Henkel Square developer and Round Top impresario Mark Massey hosted the charming country-themed fete, which began when the sun was out and concluded under a starry sky. Joining Massey were family members, including parents Susan and Fred and brother Owen Massey. The foursome all joined in hosting duties.

Clever and winning party details included long trestle tables, bedecked with gingham tablecloths and pumpkins, which made a perfect setting for a picnic supper catered by Bistro 108 from La Grange. The libations – beer, wine, and cocktails – were crafted by LG Spirits from La Grange. Serving as an ace bartender was Susan Massey, proffering drinks on ice from the back of the Massey farm tractor.

Dessert and coffee were equally well-considered, coming respectively from Round Top faves Royers Pie Haven and Two Sparrows Roasting Company.

Singer-songwriters Keith Hickle, Deanne Wendolyn, and Morgan Ashley provided the perfect musical complement with their classic and contemporary C & W standards.

Enjoying a side of country: A bevy of Henkel Square retailers, including Humble Donkey’s Laurie and John Lowery, from the Silver Barn and Nutmeg’s Cynthia Sutton-Stolle and Bill Stolle, and Dapper Deer duo Eric and John Alexander; Round Top homeowners (profiled in the Round Top issue) Renea Abbott and Greg Manteris, and Tye Taft; JoAnn Ayres and Peg Richardson, both of Heritage Texas Country Properties; collector Ken Christie with pals Dawn and Richard Gervais, and daughter Jordan Russo (she, in from New York City); Round Top Real Estate’s Lisa Mayer with husband Monty and son Adam; Paige and Smoot Hull, of The Vintage Round Top; Penny and Paul Layne; in from Fayetteville, the Grand Fayette Hotel’s Joan and Jerry Herring and Mary Quiros; artist Christy Karll McWhorter; Debbie and Paul Michael; Round Top transplants attorney Norman Reynolds (who just recently hung his law shingle up at Henkel Square) and wife Sally Reynolds; Daniel Goldberg with Louise Cody of Round Top Real Estate; The Compound exhibitors including the Duke and I’s Randolph Duke and Irene Salas, in from Santa Fe; Kathy Johnston, producer and director of The Compound’s Antiques Show; Melissa Ellis of Tutu & Lilli, sporting Tutu & Lilli; Clemencia and Jordan Larimore; in from Houston, DeeAnn and Marcus Thigpen with friend Neera Patidar of Ruggles Black; Ryann Ford and Nick Mosley of Townsend Provisions; Brady Moore of Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty, in from Austin, with wife Jamie and father Ron Moore; linen lady Pandora de Balthazár; and Tikaa Cone of Totally Tikaa, who’s currently designing china for Lenox.

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