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. In this creative haven, more than 30 year ago, 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. 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 store owner said, “I don’t have any more, you’ve used every rusty hoop in 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 to be passed 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 sharing.