Sunday, July 18, 2010

Whirlwind Anniversary Trip

My husband and I celebrated 30 years of marriage by going on a junkin trip and spending time with our boys.  This was the best Anniversary gift we could have received was to spend time with them and since this is what we both wanted we had a great time (of course the diamond bracelet my husband gave me just added to the great trip).  

We spent Friday in Dallas and McKinney and the weekend in Austin.  We were headed to Fredricksburg but got side tracked with our kids and just decided it was too hot to head that way.  It was 102 in Dallas and Austin, both days.  And could you feel every bit of the heat and humidy. 

The first place we stopped off at on our Friday trip to Dallas was Gina's beautiful shop, Country Garden Antiques:

I first saw this display on her blog and couldn't wait to see it in person.  The large flat cages she said were originally in a green house.  She had a great arbor and candleabra.  Loved the manniquin too.

You can see more of her shop in this slideshow:

She also made the latest issue of Victoria Magazine where they showed pictures of her booth at Zapp Hall in Warrenton during this past show.  She always has such great things.

Our next stop was to see Carolyn Westbrook's shop:

She had so many pretty things for sale.  I hope if you are headed to Dallas you'll check out both shops.  Their shop info. is on their blogs.

I'll show you were we stopped in McKinney tomorrow.  And then stay tuned for what we saw in Austin.


  1. Happy Anniversary wish you many more happy years....

  2. oh! hap-hap-happy 30 to you and the mister! sounds like the perfect celebration! congrats!

  3. Happy Anniversary! What a wonderful way to celebrate! Thanks for sharing all these great pics! Looking forward to more...
    Safe travels!

  4. From Wisconsin, where it's 72 degrees right now, that sounds like a lot of fun. You know, except for the whole "heat" thing.
    Look forward to hearing about your trip to McKinney. We were there in Jan.

    Things change fast, but it was still charming. Let us know if you found a great place to eat, will be there again later this year.
    Hey! Happy Anniversary, BTW!

    Even if you didn't get to Fredricksberg, keep in mind Carol Bolton started us all on this journey:).

  5. Happy Anniversary to you both. And as always thanks for the great pics.

  6. You didn't tell me you were on your Anniversary trip! We were married in 1980 too. I enjoyed your short visit in McKinney. You HAVE to come back when we have more time to go to every neat store. Congrats!

  7. congrats you two! glad you had a fun weekend and oolala diamonds! way to go cruz!



  8. It sounds like a perfect anniversary to me!

    And girl, if you HAD made it down to Fredericksburg, I would have been downright peeved if you hadn't looked me up!!!

    Love ya lots!

  9. wow, just love your blog, so inspiring- have a great anniversry..
    Just Lovely..
    Karryann so glad to be a follower.

  10. I love Gina's shop! My daughter-in-law and I stop there every time I'm in Dallas. We'll have to get to Carolyn's soon! Thanks for the great pix! Jacqueline

  11. Glad it was a perfect spite of the heat. Did you and Cruz add to the temp?
    Diamonds are a girl's best friend.

  12. Happy Anniversary my friends. I am so happy for the both of you. Matt and I were also in Austin this weekend. I can't believe we didn't run into you. Anyway, can't wait to see what you saw in Mckinney. I was there for the grand opening for Patina Green and thought of you. Miss you and hope we can talk soon. Bee Blessed for 30 MORE!!!

  13. HaPPY AnniVeRsaRy!*!*! Tooooo Cute how you mentioned "The diamond bracelet"... GREAT PICS... Jeanine, ChiPPY!-SHaBBy!


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