Saturday, July 25, 2009

Truly Vintage Bliss!

Don't you just love Saturdays! That the day I try really hard to find "me Time". My work schedule is pretty demanding so just love when I can let go and enjoy a non-stressful day. I'm fortunate enough to live near Boerne, home to Vintage Bliss. So I hopped in my car listening to my favorite Bryan Ferry cd and headed for one of the loveliest stores you could hope to find. Theresa Cano of Garden Antiques Vintage, asked if I'd mind taking a few pictures. Kelly, the owner was nice enough to let me do just that. The picture above is from Kelly's shop. Next time you are anywhere near San Antonio or Boerne, you really should stop by. Vintage Bliss is a truly feel good kind of store. The colors are so restful, and what an eye they have for display. Not only did I get some great ideas...I found some wonderful gifts too. Ok, so most of the "gifts" were for me. I purchased the cutest little soap dish and holder, a Paris chic pillow, a journal, and a small roll of vintage wallpaper with roses of course. One of my purchases was actually a gift...a very nice foot cream for my Aunt Margie who just turned 88 years young. I think she will like it...our feet tend to get really dry as we age.

The next stop was the Antique Mall on Nacogdoches Rd. I'd been eyeing a small display's a nice old one with the original soft pretty green paint...beautifully aged. Well, I decided it was really needed for my "Someday" store. So, it is in the backseat of my car, as I wait for my husband to go to bed. One of those things he wouldn't quite understand. He just doesn't realize that those special pieces are really getting hard to come by.

My final bit of shopping was at Homestead Crafts. While I didn't buy anything, I met Kristy from A Checkered Past and had a really nice time sharing junking stories. She gave me some good suggestions for future Saturday destinations. Only 7 more days. :) We were leaving just as the store was closing and Kristy was caring in a beautiful white framed mirror to put in her booth. As I said, it was closing time....but I just may have to be there at noon when they open.


  1. Debra, I got all the great pics you sent me, thanks for that and this post. I'm planning on heading back that way soon to visit this shop and the one's Kristi's in. Sounds like you found some great things. Happy Sunday, T

  2. You are very welcome. Kelly said if you wanted to use some of the pictures on your blog, that it would be fine. As soon as I told her that you'd asked me to send some, she showed me what she had up on her computer. I hope your ears weren't burning. We just love the way you let us take a peak into shops all over Texas. Thanks!

  3. I wanted to welcome you to Blogging. I too have a new Blog and would love for you to come by and visit.

    I can tell by your picture and post that your Blog will be beautiful!
    I am following you so I can keep up with your posts...

    Take care,

  4. are so sweet! I have already put you on my favorites. I love what you've done with your home.....and your pillows are just gorgeous. I'll set up to be a follower on your blog too.

    Thank you again!

  5. Ohhhhh, your post has made me so homesick. I am really missing Homestead Handcrafts (both locations), Ironside Antiques, Recycled Memories, and Alamo Cafe.
    I did visit the Antique Mall several times, but they were not comfortable with my entourage. The other shops "knew me, my husband who gets lost and autistic spectrum daughter.

  6. Welcome to blogging from a still AZ dweller! I am originally from MI but according to my hubs, I am here to stay!

  7. Hello Debra, In my constant search for Texas bloggers, I found you. I would love it if you would send me the names and locations of the shops you mentioned above, as My friend and I love to take road trips.

    Thanks so much.

  8. Welcome to Blogland!!! I love that store! I used to live in San Antonio and Boerne, Fredricksburg and Comfort were my favorite places to shop! Maybe someday I can get down that way again, when my boys are a bit bigger.

  9. welcome to blogland!

    look forward to seeing it all.

    barbara jean

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  11. Thank you for stopping by and I hope that you can vist for more inspiration soon!

  12. WELCOME TO will love blogging, it is so deligtful. Come over and see my images from some Brenham, Tx. shoppes.

    I am with Barbara...I would LOVE to have a list of shoppes that you visit around Texas...we love to go on Day Trips to antique places.