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Sunday, August 17, 2008

Junking Adventures to share Day 1 Uncommon Objects


A few weeks ago I started planning for my trip to south central Texas. My DH's side of the family was planning a reunion, and I can't take a trip without doing some junkin. So DH had the idea of us leaving a day early, heading south, staying near Austin, and then starting out our day in Austin, junkin all day making our way up back in Temple which is north of Austin.
My first order of business was to contact Teresa Cano for a list of "must see" places in that area.
I took so many pictures, and stopped at so many great shops that I cannot get them all in one post. So check back every day for the next stop.
Of course high on both of our lists was Uncommon Objects in Austin. Although it was not the first place we stopped, I am starting with it since it was my main Destination.
This is an antique store like no other I've ever been to. It is as if Bohemian and Vintage had a baby and it was Uncommon Objects. The strangest and most wonderful collection of things I've ever seen. Hip, colorful, unusual, and fun.
It's on a street with parking problems, and lined with stores that are a bit off the beaten path.
If I'd been alone I would have stopped in a few more but I was here for Uncommon Objects.
As I was walking in the store I overheard a conversation of a couple of other shoppers. "Hey this looks like a neat place, Let's check it out". Well little did they know that they were casually checking out a place I'd been Jonesing for for quite awhile.
Here are some pictures, but this does not do it justice.
This is a display of the most random objects, I loved it.

That's me, I had to get this pic because of my love of numbers, But I didn't take any of these home.

Some thigs can tell such a story

You'll hear more about this booth later

can anyone give me a hand?

colorful

I loved these, and even took some home. Love the colors and NUMBERS-Perfect!

This is Don, read more about Don here. He wrote up my ticket and we talked for a bit. I told him that Teresa had recommended the place, and he knew her. His booth (behind him) is so young and exciting. Lots of carnival themed items.

Even though I'd finished checking out I just had to get something I found in his booth.

This is an old gear mold that I got from Don. I'm keeping this gem, It's about a foot tall and made of wood. I like the red accents and the symmetry of it. It hasn't found it's home in my home yet, but I'm trying it all over the place.
Here's the rest of what I got at this wonderful store. A T-shirt of course, and some various number tags, some of the black and white metal ones will be in my store soon, if you are interested.

It goes without saying, that if you are ever in Austin, you Must stop by this place.

On another note, I told Chelsea that I'd give her a shout out and show you all some of the great hairstyles that she gave to us older family members. I think Chelsea has a career as a beautician in her future.



We called this the slinkey style


Not much to work with here :)

Didn't she do a great job. Thanks Chelsea.
More of my junking adventures in my next post.



10 comments:

Vanessa {Bloom Right Here!} said...

Love all the fun photos! Looks like a great place. The leg braces intrigue me. My daughter wears AFOs (braces) - boy have they changed a bit! Can't wait to see more of your junking adventure.

Wendy said...

LOVE the shoe stretchers and those little numbers! I would love to be able to explore in there. The braces are defiantly interesting.

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

I heard you had stopped into town!! When I went to Round Rock and Uncommon Objects, they both told me that "my friend" from Tyler had stopped in. Sounds like you really enjoyed it!! I did a post a while back on Don, an "Uncommon Guy", you'll have to check it out. We had a blast this past weekend in Austin as well! I'll do a post later, T

Ki said...

Margo,

I have never been to Uncommon Objects, but it looks right up my alley. I love the Marching Gal! You know I'm partial to the circus/carnival variety of junk!

I will make a point of visiting this winter. I have already started talking to my hubby about a junking get-a-way.

Peace,
Ki

Carol said...

Oh WOW Margo! Loved checking out that Uncommon Objects website! I will have to get down there next time I visit my friend in Bastrop!
TFS!!
Carol

Sand Flat Farm said...

Hey Margo - Austin is one of my favorite places. Used to live there about 28 Yrs ago. Wow, has it been that long??? I'll have to check out Uncommon Objects next time I'm through there. Looks fun!
Loved your new slinky hairstyle. You should wear it more often! Vickie

bec4 said...

Looks like fun! I bet you could have spent hours in there--I know i would have wanted to. The leg braces reminded me of Forrest Gump. I look forward to reading about the rest of your adventures!

countrygirl3031 said...

Love all the pics...and the color of those shoe stretchers..wow!

Chelsea is so cute...just like my Cassie..loves to play with hair. And that's what she's going to school to be..a cosmetologist!

Hugz,
Michele

Rosemary said...

Looks like a fun time Margo.
Love your finds, and the hairdos!
Rosemary

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Not sure which little rabbit trail of blog friends brought me here but I am glad I arrived!! I am always finding little table legs, funky pieces of wood etc and it is just waiting for me to discover what it really wants to be when it grows up! I think your blog is just what I need for inspiration!! Well I need to get on to your older post so- till next time

:) mary

Ps would love to add you to my favorite blogs if you don't mind.

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