by Allison Bagley
Located on Round Top's main square, the boutique is, like many of its neighbors, housed in an old farmhouse.What can we find here, or what should we look for?
The small selection of antiques, gifts, letterpress greeting cards, and jewelry serve as tasteful Round Top souvenirs but the room devoted entirely to vintage cowboy boots takes the cake.If money’s no object, what goes in the cart?
A pair (or two) of cowboy boots, made from some hard-to-get leathers and decorated with a Texas flag. A step inside the boot room, even just for a photo, is a must...more
Texas Monthly - December 2018
by Lauren Smith Ford
Style editor Lauren Smith Ford shares her favorite stores from the year, from new finds to classic shops....
Townsend Provisions, Round Top
From the room filled floor-to-ceiling with vintage boots to the cleverly displayed collection of vintage finds (everything from furniture to retro holiday decor), Townsend Provisions, founded by husband-and-wife team Nick Mosley and Ryann Ford in a charming historic home, also offers whimsical seasonal goods. 101 Bauer Rummel....
Domino Magazine - September 2017
BY Claire Zinnecker
Twice a year the quiet town of Round Top, Texas, becomes a bustling site for one of the nation’s best antique shows. The empty fields fill with tents, vendors, antiques, and people dressed in hats and boots wheeling wagons carrying their finds. I’ve been making the pilgrimage to Round Top for the better half of a decade, and I am constantly asked to share my favorite spots to score some treasures. Consider this my ultimate guide for conquering the craziness that is the Round Top Antiques Fair...(More)
Dallas Morning News - June 2017
Discover the secret magic of Round Top when it's not antiques week
BY Coryanne Ettiene, Special Contributor
ROUND TOP -- Countless tiny towns dot Texas' highways, some of them with landmarks that inspire even the most well-planned road-trippers to go off-script, while others are versions of every other tiny town in the rearview mirror.
But Round Top is a destination between Austin and Houston that inspires an appreciation for history and art, and quenches our thirst for the bygone days when there was no such thing as a stranger.
For many, Round Top is synonymous with antiques week, a collection of fairs twice a year along miles of countryside packed with pop-up tents full of 18th century barn doors, curious vintage finds and high-end furnishings. But when the dust settles from thousands of visitors, life in this historic Texas town returns to normal. The nearly 100 residents that call it home resume the quiet lifestyle that makes Round Top special....(More)
Houstonia Magazine - April 2017
Seeking Antiques? Head to Round Top
“WE’RE JUST LOOKING,” I lied to my husband as we parked at Bill Moore Antiques off Highway 237 in Round Top. He knew better than to believe me. Twenty minutes later, he loaded our (okay, my) loot into the car: a mid-century map of Paris, a vintage Dutch-carved dough bowl, and an oversize French demijohn bottle from the European antiques dealer—“with wholesale prices!” I noted happily. Where he saw trouble, I saw treasure....(More)
Round Top Register - November 2016
Townsend Provisions : Vintage Boots and the Open Road
BY Lorie Woodward Cantu
"Nick Mosley and Ryann Ford, co-owners of Townsend Provisions in Round Top, know even more about cowboy boots and rest stops than most Texans. The couple, who split their time between Austin and Round Top, got their start in retail thanks to vintage cowboy boots. Ford, an architectural photographer, released a critically acclaimed book on America’s vanishing rest stops earlier this year. To further add to their creative bona fides, Mosley is a specialty contractor who converts old homes into office spaces.
“Round Top is so different from Austin,” Ford said. “We get to live two lives. During the week, we are deadline-driven, overworked, overscheduled Austin folk, but come Friday we get to embrace a slower, more deliberate pace and turn into country folk. It’s a wonderful split-personality life.”...(MORE)
PaperCity - September 2016
A Texas Treasure: Round Top’s Most Eccentrically Charming Shop is a Family Affair
"Townsend Provisions on Round Top’s Rummel Square stocks signed copies of Austin-based Ryann Ford’s elegiac The Last Stop - Vanishing Rest Stops of the American Roadside (PowerHouse Books, $45), a beautiful photographic depiction of America’s vanishing rest stops"...(more)
Tribeza - August 2016
HOW THE PHOTOGRAPHER-TURNED-AUTHOR’S SIGNATURE STYLE COMES HOME
By Mimi Faucett
"...Most of the home’s found objects are scored from Townsend Provisions, a vintage shop nestled in an old farmhouse in Round Top, Texas. Ford co-owns the store, which opened last fall, with her fiancé and their respective mothers (think hip, vintage boots, American-made wares and covetable rustic finds)."...(more)