Monday, September 10, 2012

Fredricksburg, Texas

We had a wonderful time in Fredricksburg, Texas. I did some junking. The antiques were outrageously high priced. So I mostly junked. I found this perfect set of Pyrex for a steal.Two pretty hankies-one is round. I love those!
Vintage sheets and pillowcases for projects.
Other stuff. I did find A Childs Garden of Verses that I didn't have for 99 cents. Yeah!

Here's a collage of some of the things we saw. We did a self driving tour to see restored school houses from the late 1800's. There were 17 on the tour, but we did a shorter version. You drive out into the rugged Texas ranch country, where you don't see a single car on the 1 lane road. The school houses are upkept by a preservation society. They have the 1 room schoolhouses, teacherages, outhouses,flagpoles, water pumps and some had the teeter totters and swing sets. It was perfect for the the beginning of the school year. I wish everybody thought that keeping up these old building was worth it.Some of the counties and tiny towns, still use the schools for town meetings and Bingo.

We saw wild life, huge beautiful oak trees, wonderful vintage houses ,went to hear real country music at a historic dance hall, and ate good German food. The area was originally settled by Germans who had great architecture. All in all a fun weekend. I hope yours was too. Now back to the grind, but so good to be home again. Have a great week!


  1. You did good for Fredricksburg. What a wonderful town that is. We went through on our way back from Houston years ago. It really it like it stopped in time. Love all your little finds...Smiles..Renee

  2. I spy a lovely lightswitch cover and an Ohio tin child's dish. You really did quite well junking. Welcome home!

  3. Oh, that is one place I would love to visit in Texas!! Such sweet finds!! Have a great night! xo Heather

  4. What great finds. We went there a couple of months ago. Sounds like we may live some what close together? Fredricksburg is only a couple of hours for us.

  5. Looks like a fun trip with lots to see! My daughters have me on the hunt for some of those vintage sheets. Haven't had any luck yet. Can't wait to see what you do with them!

  6. Sounds like a great flea market!! You came home with some great thing....I love the vintage sheets and pillowcases!! The schoolhouse tour sounds like a lot of fun!!


  7. Sounds like such a fun trip! I keep meaning to get down to Fredricksburg. So, what will you do with the old sheets? I picked some up last year at a garage sale and can't figure out what to do with them. Anyway, thanks for stopping by and leaving me a sweet comment about the fabric pumpkins. I couldn't believe how easy they were to make. Have a great week!

  8. I am not afflicted with Pyrexia, but I do love red and those dishes are darn cute!

  9. It looks like you had a wonderful day. I like the ric-rac and other trims, as well as the Child's Garden of Verses... looks like an Alice and Martin Provensen. I love their illustrations.

  10. Looks like you had a wonderful time!!

    The red and white dishes just stole my heart away!!


  11. What a wonderful trip! Great photos and I love your finds. The pyrex goes perfectly with your header! Looking forward to seeing your finds in future posts! :)

  12. That Irmi Jack and Jill light switch is adorable. I found an Irmi lamp recently and am totally hooked. Here is a link if you want to take a peek at it.