Sunday, July 20, 2008

Anniversary spent in Austin Tx

When my husband asked me what I wanted to do for our Anniversary, many things came to mind, but the best idea was to spend it with our sons and to go antiquing in Austin. Sometimes I really do wish I lived either in Austin or Georgetown because these are my two favorite places to go. I had three full days to go anywhere that I wanted to, so the first day we spent in Georgetown at Gatherings. There are so many cool vignettes to see in this shop and each time I come here I see new displays of wonderful things. Here's what caused me to spend so much time here:

This was the display I took the other day when then the store was closed.

"Good Old Junk" just describes it best!!

Loved the white, all the white displays, especially the bowling pins:

They have butter pats!!

Great display!!

Our next stop was a few other shops and Antique Gallery in Round Rock, but unfortunately the pictures didn't download. I had some really great shots of Susan and Mickie and Brandy's space. Sorry girls.

The next day we were on to Austin City Wide. Our first stop was with Brandy and Mickie. Their space looked awesome and I did find a few great things with them:

This was Linda Parker's booth; loved all her displays as well:

Finally, I made a beeline for Hector's space. Found a few things with him as well:

Our last stop before lunch was at Uncommon Objects. Let me tell you, if you've never been to this shop, you are in for a treat. But, as my husband would say, bring a lunch because you will be here a while. I can't wait to bring my friend Theresa here in the Fall, she will be blown away as anyone who comes here for the first time! Of course, I've been here several times and I'm always blown away by the talent in this shop. Yes, this is one where my husband has to say, can we go now we've been here hours!!!

This was their window displays (sorry for the glare):

It's funny what caught my eye, all the things they had hanging from the ceiling, like these lights:

Lights made from old minnow buckets. Wouldn't this look cool in your potting shed or outdoor space:

This was Linda Parker's booth. I really liked the pendulum lights:

I'm always so drawn to Jeanette's space:

More awesome booths:

Our last stop of the day was at the Salt Lick BBQ Restaurant in Dripping Springs. The best BBQ in all of Texas, probably in all the U.S. My handsome men (oldest son, youngest son, nephew, and my honey) outside the Salt Lick:

Hope you enjoyed the trip and are inspired to check out these places.


  1. Which one is the hubs, sweet chick, they're all HUNKS!! Woooohooo, I'm not toooo old to recognize gorgeous when I see it!!

  2. are such a great junky tour guide! You know what we like to see..What a wonderful weekend you had..Thanks for sharing again and again and again..Blessings..deb

  3. What a fun way to spend your weekend! Your 'mens' are 2 cute!
    And...those bowling pins I think are what jugglers used in the circus and I WANT THEM! help.
    oxxo lulu

  4. Girl, what can I say I wish I lived in Texas. I guess I'm going to have to start planning a trip about every 3 months to come and see you. The only bad thing is you have to ask off work for about 3 days every time I come!!! You think you boss will go for that??? I am so glad you had a great anniversary weekend, you deserve it! You know I love you like a sis! Girl I am counting to days until the fall Round Top Show.
    Thanks for all those wonderful pictures. I would love to be surrounded by all those talented styliest every day of my life. Looking at great displays makes my heart beat real fast, and I like that feeling!!

  5. Good morning....I simply can not tell you how inspiring I find your blog.I have gotten so much pleasure (and so many ideas) from all your photos. So I guess I just wanted to say thank you and please,please keep it coming!! Your No.1 fan, Chrissy (

  6. P.S. Canadian flea markets don't compare to yours!!!

  7. I love all the pictures that you bring back from your travels. Every time I need some display inspiration, I view your blog. YOu are a real asset to us bloggers. Who needs those expensive books when we've got Teresa Cano.

  8. What treasures! Did you buy any? DO tell!

  9. Happy Anniversary Honey! Looks like it was a great one! And for all the years we lived in Austin, only ate at the Salt Lick ONCE! Can you beleive it? But my goodness, it was good.
    Looks like you had a great time!

    : D


  10. I love your blog!! Today is my day to work the shop & I'm going with all kinds of ideas thanks to you. I needed that! Jan (summer sundays)

  11. Okay, so I finally made it to Texas! Holy Cow! I LOVED it and I can't wait to go back. These are great photos and they soooo inspiring.

  12. We are heading to Austin this weekend and out to Georgetown. Do you have the addresses of the antique places you visited? I would love them if you have them. I am drooling over all the fabulous photos. I can't wait to find some treasures. Thanks so much!

  13. Thanks, Ms.T for all these wonderful pictures, I felt like I was back at Uncommon Objects. I hope you went to Gueros, the best mexican resturant. Can't wait to be there. I mailed your check yesterday. Cheers, Lauri


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