Thursday, July 05, 2007

Smithville Texas

Do you know where Smithville Texas is? They say it's the best kept secret in Texas and it's also where the movie Hope Floats was filmed. We went there on July 4th, a slight detour on our way to Austin. It's about 40 miles from Austin and 18 miles from Bastrop Texas. We took the scenic route through Anderson, Brenham, and Round Top Texas. We shopped at several antique places, but our favorite shop was The Main Street Village in Smithville. Jan and Molly, the owners, were so nice. Please watch my blog for more information about this shop in future posts. If you are in the area, stop by for a visit. They are located at 216 Main Street. In the meantime, here are the pictures of their window displays, so pretty.



This is the house where the movie was filmed. It's located at the end of Olive Street and I believe it's changed some since the filming; the fence has been taken down, but it's still a pretty house.


Thanks to all who visit.

15 comments:

  1. Texas has so many wonderful places. Too bad I'd melt the minute I'd arrive.
    Thanks for the lovely pictures.
    Kathy

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  2. More great places to visit! We love a good detour!!

    Pat
    Back Porch Musings

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  3. Theresa, you certainly make the rounds..love this! I feel like snoozing on the white bed in the window...beautiful pics..

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  4. Hi Theresa, I always love stopping by your page so I can enjoy the sites. I loved that movie, so that would be a hoot to see the house!

    We're planning a trip to Austin next month so I'll be sure to plan a detour through Smithville. Thanks Theresa for always sharing your finds with us....you are such a sweetheart!!

    LaurieAnna

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  5. Ok, now I'm really planning a trip to your beautiful state!!!!

    Hugs,
    Carol

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  6. That looks like a delightful spot! Glad you had fun.
    Karen

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  7. It looks like someplace that I need to go to!

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  8. No I did not know where it is. :-) But did see the movie.

    Looks like a home-town-America kind of town.

    Mari-Nanci

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  9. Theresa, you go to the most amazing places! I always enjoy your photos, and all the fab displays ~ thanks for taking the time to take them and post! xxoo, Dawn

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  10. Thank you for your sweet comment, that our Summer patio looks welcoming. :-)

    I'm so happy for you, that you insisted on porches, on the houses you've built.

    Your porch in Summer ~ a picture idea? :-)

    Mari-Nanci

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  11. What wonderful pictures! Just beautiful!!!!

    Hugs,
    Carol

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  12. Hi Teresa...I'm popping back by to tell you, we are headed for a Day Trip to Ozark, MO Saturday. I plan to check out Seed Box antiques and other places. Thanks so much for letting me know about Seed Box!
    Pat
    Back Porch Musings

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  13. I loved the movie, Hope Floats. It has my crush in it, Harry Connick, Jr. I will definitely have to make a trip that way some time to check it out. I knew that the movie was filmed here in Texas but wasn't sure exactly where. Thanks for sharing!

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  14. Great pictures...everything looks so inviting!

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