In the rolling hills of Central Texas lies Round Top, a small
village-like town of German Heritage that to this day, seems frozen in time and
isolated from our hectic world. Twice a
year, this small and peaceful haven becomes a world-class center of antiques
and folk-art that attracts collectors from around the world. Our story begins over Twenty-eight years ago
in this creative haven. The Round Top Collection was born when Jeff Krause
successfully started selling his rusted metal creations on the Town Square in
Round Top, Texas.
Jeff’s original design was an old rusted barrel hoop shaped into
a heart (pictured below). At the time,
rusted metal was not well-known in the gift industry, but the unique and
elegant creations caught on quickly. In
fact, there was one day Jeff went to pick up more barrel hoops and the
storeowner said, “I don’t have any more, you’ve used every rusty hoop in the
town”. Throughout the years, The Round
Top Collection has evolved from rust into a variety of painted pieces that are
hand-crafted with only the highest grade steel so it can be handed down from
generation to generation. Each piece is
designed to honor traditions and renew the joy of giving while borrowing from
nature. Our goal for every season is not
only to create new trends and designs, but to also inspire giving and
What started in a garage, is now located at a 45,000 sq. ft. manufacturing
and distribution facility in Houston, Texas. We remain a leader in the gift industry, not
solely relying on our original designs and superior quality, but also with customer
service that reminds you of the way it should be. That has and always will be our recipe to
keep our story going.
The rusted heart (pictured aboved) was the first piece ever created by The Round Top Collection.
Business Partner of the Year - 2015
Each year The Round Top Collection and the MD Anderson Cancer Center Children's Art Project work hand in hand transforming the amazing pieces of children's artwork into a special piece of Round Top metal. The Round Top team loves to meet the children of the art project and the special moments made during these meeting are truly memorable. This year, 2015, the MD Anderson CAP program awarded The Round Top Collection with Business Partner of the Year. This is such a special honor for the whole Round Top team and a very special honor for owner Jeff Krause. Jeff and the whole Round Top team truly appreciate the amazing people who work and volunteer to benefit the lives of child cancer patients. If you are unfamiliar with the MD Anderson CAP program please click here.
Vendor of the Year Finalist - 2009
Country Business Magazine, currently Smart Retailer, awarded The Round Top Collection with a vendor of the year award in 2009. The Round Top team is appreciative of all the support we received from such a great publication for so many years.