My daughter and I decided to spend an afternoon in Bryan, Texas and get a little shopping done. First of all, don’t go on a Monday. Most of the antique stores were closed but we enjoyed it anyway.
I think the Bird’s Nest Gifts and Antiques was my favorite. They have old stuff, new stuff, great stuff made from vintage stuff, rusty, chipped and galvanized stuff. It was a virtual Disney World of fabulous finds.
Look at this revamped lamp made with a vintage hat! I can totally see that in a little girls room or on top of a bookshelf or vanity. Those crocheted cups and saucers would give a different look to a retro Christmas tree, don’t you think?
Something else that spoke to me was this kitchen towel… You can see why for yourselves and I think it makes a perfect birthday gift. 😉
We could have stayed for hours and not seen everything. One of my purchases was a large galvanized bell. There’s one hanging on the left side of the super cute mantel below.
After leaving there we wandered over to Market 1023. They also had unique finds. Like circa whenever-the-first-computer-came-out computers, perfect condition retro dresses, lamps made from vintage fans, handmade wood and pipe tables, and repurposed items like this bed spring which I can see hanging over a bed like a canopy. So fun.
Look at these frames hanging from the ceiling like artwork. Wouldn’t that be a distinctive idea in your home? All you need is an old frame, a bottle, string and chain to make this awesome statement. I actually think this would make a cool room divider!
All this shopping made us hungry so we moseyed over to Caffe’ Capri for some of the best Italian food I’ve ever had. I’m not one to take pictures of my food- sorry. You’ll have to trust me – it was delicious.
I hope you get down south to Bryan/College Station sometime. It isn’t just filled with college students, Aggie fans and people that seriously bleed maroon. The Downtown area has history, culture and beautiful architecture like the Carnegie Public Library . When was the last time you’ve been in one of those? There’s the Lasalle Hotel built in 1928 where you can stay with your pet, an open air theater called The Palace with live concerts, several antique/gift stores, a theater called The Grand Stafford or one identified as The Queen and more places than you can eat at in a week’s time.
After all of that gallivanting, contact me and I’ll direct you to Navasota, TX so you can visit us. But give us a couple of hours to fancy up the place, make a new batch of sweet tea and bake a pie (a la mode with Blue Bell Ice Cream of course)!