Welcome everyone to Vintage Thingies Thursday
If you have a love for vintage things, well....you have come to the right place. We have a really good time each and every week!!!
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I have mentioned here before that my daughter lives in Austin, Texas and it is always fun to go and visit and experience all the "Austin" things....weird and all. In fact, the more out of the norm, the better!
Last week, I told you about a shop and the food trucks on South Congress and how much we enjoy them. Another aspect I love about that part of Austin are the homes just off of South Congress. They are a mix of eclectic homes, some of them in their original condition, but many have been redone and are most amazing in their decor and style. I always wonder about the people who live inside those houses, always want their story or a part of their story. It holds a magical sort of allure for me and I tell my family all the time, that if I lived in Austin, I'd want to live here in this area. If I could not do that, there is one other area I really love that has the same feel. My daughter just laughs and rolls her eyes......not her style at all!
Last month, when we were in Austin, we were getting ready to head home and had to walk through some of these streets in the neighborhoods to get to where we parked our car....ummmm.....yes, the parking could be a little better, as we had to walk several blocks......but that turned out to be a wonderful thing.
We happened by this house once we found the car and made a wrong turn. Turns out to be the right turn...would you just look at this house...I was mesmerized and forced, yes forced my husband to stop. And would you believe this time, there was a story that went with this mystical house. Oh. Joy.
The house has this sign out front and was fantastic information about the owners and the house. (Click the photo to read this information.) It is hard to imagine the house being purchased for 13K in 1979.
How many times do you see a fantastic home and wonder about it and the occupants? I was really interested in reading this sign, but was more fascinated with what I was looking at. The house is magnificent, everywhere you look is something fantastic and unique that was used in the homes decor.
The colors, the glass, the siding, the paint, the landscaping, the front door, every where you looked was a fantastic array of beauty on this one house.
I wanted to go up and ring the door bell, just to get a closer look. My husband kept telling me and my daughter to get in the car before someone called the police. Reluctantly, we got in the car....
....but not until I thought once more about walking up these steps for a closer look. The house is spectacular nestled in the trees of this eclectic neighborhood.
I know this weeks Vintage Thingie is a bit different, but I wanted to show you how fantastic homes can be in this town that would like to stay weird. If I am not careful and keep out of these neighborhoods, I just might find myself trying to relocate there. I fear I'd fit right in and be right at home.
Happy Vintage Thingie Thursday!!! .....and I guess I should say, ALL of Austin is not like this..it is rather normal and sorta boring....I prefer the more wilder side of things that this town has to offer. *wink * wink !!
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