W When Holly Kuhn found herself in Texas twice a year attending the world-
famous Round Top Antiques Fair, the owner of Denver’s Old Glory Antiques faced a quandary. “It’s always wonderful shopping at Round Top, but there are two big obstacles,” says this native Texan. “Where to stay, and what do you do with all the stuff that you buy?” When a friend’s bed- and-breakfast came on the market three years ago in the nearby town of Burton—right in the heart of the flea-market circuit—holly jumped at the opportunity to own a piece of the American pie and bought the property, which includes a retro dance hall that has become her own pop-up shop during Round Top show weeks.
“Now, we have a place to stay always, and if I go out to shop, I can store it in my building until I have a truckload,” she says. Beyond lodging, there’s also another advantage: The century-old house is a whole new frontier for decorating to her heart’s content with her signature stars-and-stripes Americana style.
“People from my staff come down, my own family comes down, and it’s become our place to hang out during