Monday, June 15, 2009

Uncommon Austin

For many years I believed that Austin would one day be my home. I loved it there. The city was not quite like any I had ever known.
Last Friday, a week ago, we were in Austin for a granddaughter's high school graduation. Now I remember why I loved it there. It was the quirkyness, the people, the music & the art. And, the restaurants. Ahhh...and the shops. Stephanie Rubiano, who lives in Austin, suggested that I not miss this one, when I told her I would be in town.
uncommon objects is located in a part of Austin that cries out quirky. Uncommon. Located on South Congress Avenue, SoCo, is quite the place to be. Especially on First Thursday's.
And, is just down the road from the state capitol.
I looked more than I bought, which is hard to believe, for me. I did get away with a few goodies.

We had started ealier that morning at the Austin Farmer's Market. It's located downtown at 4th and Guadalupe. The event ~ Taste of Summer. Lookie at some of the goodies they had to offer that day. Oh, and we did eat lunch at a favorite of ours, Threadgills.
That is a another story.


The Joy of Nesting said...

Oh I'm soooooooo turning green with envy!!! One of my closest friends has a house in Austin that an elderly aunt lives in. SO they usually go up every month or so to check on her. Can you believe she has never been to Uncommon Objects or that she doesn't even want to go???? This is a place I would give my...well almost give my first born to go to!! :) One of these days we are going to go for a Girls only trip, she can shop the outlet mall and I can spend time in Nirvana :) That and a trip to Roundup are two dreams I lust to fulfill.

Pattie ;)
Mazatlan Mexico

Daryl said...

What are those wonderful birds? Are they weights or pulls or what?

Charlene said...

Thanks for sharing! I have been to Austin a million times but, never to Uncommon Objects or Threadgills! I'll have to check them out. Hope you are having a good week.

Cindy said...

Hi Diane
It looks like you had another fun trip! That Uncommon Goods shop looks like my kind of place! I sure wish I lived closer so I could tag along with you.

Seth said...

Thanks for bringing us along on this tour! Loved the first 2 photos especially!