My sister and I decided to visit the Historical Heights area of Houston which has several blocks of art galleries, vintage stores, antique malls, and specialty shops. We first stopped by Grace Hart, a multi-dealer store where my aunt has her own space. We found a lot of fun items and very descent prices.
After quite a bit of shopping, my two year old nephew started to get fussy so we walked next door to Cricket's Creamery and Cafe where we were greeted with Southern Hospitality and found unique refreshing ice cream flavors.
The next day my family and I decided to take a short road trip up to Brenham, TX and see the blooming bluebonnets.
Texas Bluebonnets are the official state flower and it is considered a crime to pick or destroy them. The drive north on Highway 36 was breathtaking. Not only bluebonnets covered the land but yellow, pink, red, and orange wildflowers adorned the side of the highways. Every couple minutes one of us would shout "Look, look over there!" and point to an endless field of color.
A few hours later, we arrived in Brenham, TX a small historical town located between Houston and Austin known for it's famous Blue Bell Ice Cream Factory and antique shopping. We stopped inside an Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Parlor to get some of that famous Blue Bell Ice Cream. After filling our bellies with double scoops of goodness we walked outside only to find that all the stores(including all the antique and vintage stores) in the town had shut down by five! I was a little disappointed but we walked around anyway and enjoyed the architecture and did some window shopping.
Texas is a great state with fields of bluebonnets, friendly folks, hearty meals and most importantly: lots of antique shopping!