On Friday morning, Suzy Adams and I headed west to Hico Texas. It was a beautiful day and we laughed and talked all the way there! Suzy, is one of several new friends I have made since moving to Temple, last year. I am so grateful for her warm southern hospitality. She makes me feel at home. Which reminds of why we were driving to Hico for the Homestead Antique Fair. Homestead! An awesome store in an amazing building which originally began in Fredericksberg, TX.
Owners Mike and Brenda James, delight in finding unusual European antiques, furniture and vintage accessories! Homestead, housed in Hico’s beautifully restored Opera House, built in 1895, is a beautiful store sure to inspire and satisfy your creative taste. Homestead, named ’the 50 Best Stores in Texas’ invites you to visit seven days a week.
However, last Friday, my friend Suzy and I drove over and checked out the bi- annual, Homestead Antique Fair. Upon arrival, I marveled at the lovely architecture and historical significance of this town of Hico. It is charming, to say the least! Vendor’s lined the street but the ‘cream of the crop’ could be found situated next to Homestead under the Big Top Tent! Traditional, European, Shabby Chic, Industrial, Funky! They had it all.
Friend Mary Gregory, owner of Fig Marmalade, was selling her ‘tangy spread of artful goods’. While more friends, Jo Carol Spurlock and Carole Casey, were set up next door with their colorful collection of whimsical fun! Another booth that caught my eye was House Wren (below). Their collection of found objects, combined with earthy botanicals and an industrial edge, kept me coming back to drool….and consider plunking down my cash.
The vintage faux bois bird bath (below right) filled with water, driftwood, coral and sea fan kept calling my name. Alas, I chickened (cheaped) out and walked away hoping to create something similar but it won’t be easy because owner Nancy Govro, is a force to be reckoned with. Her decorative style is fresh inspiring!
It was great to see Linnie, Carolyn and Cheryl and bummed I missed Dianne and Heather! We had a delicious lunch at the famous Koffee Kup, complete with Strawberry Pie! It was a great day. Full of fun, with both new friends and old.
Speaking of new friends, look who came to visit Kim, last Thursday? Kat Edorsson! Click here for their latest adventure! A special thanks to Beth, for maintaining the Surviving Kim blog. Girl! You are a ‘dream sister’!