Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Road Trip!
The past two weekends I have been lucky enough to get out of town for some antique shopping in different areas than my own town. Now, I must say that we have some really wonderful antique shops in the Austin area, but I really wanted to venture out to some nearby towns for an adventure! Our old car was on it's very last leg so we never ventured far from home. We traded it in for something much prettier and much newer, so I was itching to get out of town quick! I was so exited! I had waited years for this! Silly me, I didn't take my camera! I had to use my camera phone, so please excuse the poor quality photos. But I just had to share these places with you! The first place I went was Binky La Faye in Llano. It was such a fabulous shop and I even got to meet Binky herself! She was so very sweet! She was wearing an amazing Magnolia Pearl creation. Here she is holding my sweet little guy. This was my favorite room in the shop. Lots of pink, glitter, floral prints and millinery flowers!And this lovely room was all shades of white. I think I need to buy one of those pretty mermaids next time! I wish I had gotten better photos of this wonderful store. My photos really are not doing justice to how pretty everything was.I also visited the lovely little town of Belton. I have been wanting to visit Belton because I wanted to meet my blogging friend Marta. I'm sure lots of you know her from her blog For the Love of Junk. She has a charming antique shop called Marta's Room in Belton and I'd been wanting to visit for so long. She was just as sweet as can be and so fun to talk to! Her shop was so gorgeous but I was so exited to meet her I forgot to take any photos! I didn't realize that till after I left. I'll get plenty of photos when I return next month for her spring show she is having. If you are in the Belton area March 23 and 24th you really should go. She gave me a sneak peek of what she is working on for the show and I can tell you it's going to be fabulous!Another charming shop I visited was As Time Goes By. It is in this sweet little old gingerbread cottage. It was full to the brim with vintage treasures! It was my very favorite style. A mix of cottage, shabby chic and garden. The owner is so sweet and so are her little kitty and adorable tiny doggy who greet you at the door! The only problem is that many of the things I really wanted to buy were not for sale. She lives in this little house and half of it is her living space, so the things in those rooms were not for sale, including all the lovelies on this porch. But she was so nice to give me a tour of her beautiful living space and let me take photos! This was her bedroom. It was filled with stacks of vintage quilts and everything was covered in gorgeous florals! Look at that perfectly faded rug and vintage wallpaper! In the guest room there were so many lovely things. Vintage books, stacks of vintage fabrics, and really sweet vintage toys.Old tattered dollies and bears.Add ImageI really loved this cute dolly with her red polka dot dress. And do you see that tiny doll bed and baby carriage and miniature dressing table? So sweet!!I'm hoping to go to Fredricksburg sometime soon, too. I'll be sure to take my real camera when I go so I can get some better pictures to share. Hope you all have a wonderful Valentine's Day! Next post I'll show you the goodies I bought at Binky's.
Michelle xoxo


Melanie said...

Your break away looks just lovely ! I too did the same thing last weekend and found lots of pretty treasures. I just love that pretty Teale coloured daybed on the porch......couldn't you just jump in to it ! So pretty !
Come and visit me at French Blue and Peachy Pink and see what my finds were x

Kim Gillian said...

Such fun and your photos turned out fine! Thanks for sharing!
-Kim :)

Tina said...

Looks like you had lots of fun and your photos came out just fine. Lots of great stuff. Can´t wait to see your finds.
Have a wonderful day.

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi Michelle!

Looks like you had a fun time!! The warm weather is coming, and I can't wait to go out to garage sales and antiquing!


Ivy and Elephants said...

I found your great blog at Christie's and I am glad I did!
I'm loving all I see and read.
The shop and home are so quaint, I could stay there for hours! Thanks for sharing.
New follower,

Anonymous said...

Great pics.and lots of fun finds,yes Belton is a fun stop and next time visit downtown Belton.Marta has a shop located at Moore and Garrett Antique mall,over 90 vendors including me. I will be at Marta's and Friends
in March too look forward to your visit.

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

What a road trip ~ thanks for sharing! Love that sweet stack of old books!

christelle said...

Je découvre ton blog ! magnifique
Bon baiser de France


Thanks for visiting me! Love your banner and what great shops you went to!! I see so many lovley treasures.


Thanks for visiting me! Love your banner and what great shops you went to!! I see so many lovley treasures.

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Oh how GREEN I am. There are NO good little shops where I live. NOTHING. It's so pathetic. No cute little towns. No fun shopping. NOTHING. Yep, that's one big complaint fest.

Yes! We do have a lot in common.... well, except you're a LOT younger and you do have all that fun shopping around you. :-) Asperger's has been a challenge. Mostly frustrated by the lack of understanding by his teachers. They just do NOT want to get it. We spent many hours in meetings last week just trying to get him the help he needs. They can't figure out why he has these little quirks........even though he has a plan through the state for the occupational therapy, speech therapy and other help he needs. The teacher won't let him out of class. Oh boy. So maddening.

Have a great DAY!

Bless your little pea pickin' heart....


Shabby Vintage Junk said...

Hey Michelle....!

I hope you & your Family have been well Lovey....!

I'll be heading over your way shortly & would LOVE to pop in & visit the places you visited recently....!!

Have an AWESOME week won't you....!

Cheers from Oz,
Tamarah :o)

Shabby Vintage Junk said...

PS: Your camera pics are GORGEOUS....!!!!!

kt crea said...

What a nice blog! AHhhhh Magnolia Pearl!!! I love!!! Hello from France.

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Wow! I loved seeing inside of the personal spaces. Such lovely collections! I am in awe of those old books and the stacks of quilts.

Your little guy is sooooooo cute!!! Thanks for taking us along with you, Michelle!


Ana said...

Hi Michelle,
What pretty little shops. So many wonderful treasures to look at. Sounds like you had a lovely time.

Hugs and Kisses,

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I love looking at antique shops, so glad you took pictures and got to see her living space!!! Wow,thanks for sharing


Candy said...

Lovin your blog. Your day out is makin me want to go antiquing too. And, your pics look good to me.

It was so much fun that I've just become your newest follower. Please, please come visit me and maybe follow back? 8-)

Lori said...

Oh Michelle, what a tease you are!!! Marvelous shop, and yes I think you need a cutie mermaid next time! Lori

Honey at 2805 said...

Lovely! I am following you via GFC and Linky!

June said...

Michelle thank you, thank you for showing us some of your stops. Wow...I think your phone takes awesome photos...I really got a sense of how great these shops are. I bet you can't wait to go again. I know I would be wanting another road trip for these shops.
sending hugs...

thistlewoodfarm said...

It looks like you had a wonderful time antiquing! What fun! Isn't it so much fun to meet bloggers in real life and see the faces behind the blogs.


Lori said...

WOW, could have done some serious wallet damage in thsoe shops!!! Losts of wonderful pastels!!! P.S Newest Easter post is so very pretty!! Lori

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