Last Rendezvous


Well dear readers......I am back for another post (though slightly off schedule time). However, before I begin my post today I wanted to take a few moments to thank you all for the lovely comments on my last post :) I was not able to personally respond to all of them like I usually do since I was out of town (hence the pictures from todays post), but nonetheless I wanted to say a general "Thank You" to everyone!
 Also, on the topic of your comments I greatly appreciated all the camera advice and suggestions......I can't wait to play around more and put them into practice!!
However, lets get on with today's post shall we! :)
Blouse: Good Will (Anne Taylor); Pants: Thrifted; Belt: Minnie's Menagerie;
 Purse: Mom's old Coach; Sunglasses: Five Below
The past few days (Monday-Wednesday) I went on  a short trip with my mom and best friend as the last rendezvous before school starts. We went camping at Guadalupe River State Park (one of my favorite places to camp). However, camping was not the only thing we did.....oh no! On our way down Monday we stopped off at the charming little town of Gruene and mosyed around a bit, peaking in the shops, mulling over antiques, walking through the old dance hall, eating ice cream, and of course taking pictures!
The Antique store in Gruene was fabulous! I found an absolute treasure tucked away in a stack of old magazines and I can't wait to share it on the blog next week (I might have been freaking out just a "little" bit)! Besides antiques we thoroughly enjoyed taking a peak inside Gruene Hall (pictured above). Libby and I are big into country dancing ourselves so visiting an old dance hall was such a treat :) We finished off the the day with ice cream because....who wouldn't....then we headed to the campsite to get set up.
I don't know if any of you have ever been to the river (any river) but they are the most relaxing trips ever!!! The Guadalupe river is so clear, cool, and refreshing that you can't help but take a nap in your tube after you jumped off of the jumping root a few times :)
Matching Bathing Suits thrifted a year apart....what are the odds!!
The second day we headed into New Braunfels for a little shopping. We ended up finding the Antique store of ALL Antique stores so far and spent close to two hours perusing the books, magazines, glassware, clothes, and records. 
I was completely over the moon (to say the least) when I found a stand FULL of old LIFE magazines!!! I don't know about you but I have been antiquing since I was young and never once have I found a good collection of old magazines if any at antique stores, so this stand was a jackpot!! If you see the magazine with Princess Elizabeth on the cover (far left corner) I actually purchased that LIFE magazine. I even found a few more collections of LIFE magazines throughout the store which is a rarety for me :) 
Oh, and can we talk about the clothes!!!! To say that this was the Antique store of ALL Antique stores is no understatement for there were at least three stalls full of vintage clothes, ranging from the 1930's-1960's. I was in Heaven :) However, it never fails that when you find a treasure trove worth every penny in your wallet you don't have many penny's to spare (boo hoo). Thus, the lovely dresses, hats, and purses, would have to be left behind for now.

I absolutely fell In LOVE with the dress to the right!!
Oh boy.....and did I mention Records!!! This store had a record collection that was absolutely Tickety cBoo (in good order or find). Libby and I were enthralled! The records were very well organized by genre and letter which was very helpful. I ended up deciding on a record from a musical called Over Here staring the Andrews Sister which was a bonus!! I am actually listening to it right now:)
Blouse: Thrifted (Old Navy); Skirt: Vintage; Belt: Thrifted; Necklace: Target; Hat: Forever21


To say the least the short trip was an absolute blast!! 
Nothing can beat relaxing in the cool river in 103 degree Texas heat and shopping at fabulous Antique stores :) 
This was definitely a perfect trip before the fall semester starts back up!
Until next week with some exciting posts hitting the blog!!! 

Have you ever found a fabulous antique store?

Do you like going to the river?

Have you heard of the musical Over Here?

P.S. Head on over to STANDOUTgirl for this weeks post on your Divine Burden.















12 comments

  1. What a fantastic adventure! How I wish I could have joined you on that fabulous antique-ing trip :) Those racks of vintage clothes are so tempting!

    xo,
    -Charlotte
    boyerfamilysingersblog.com

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    1. Oh Charlotte that would have been fabulous if you could have joined, you would have LOVED it :) The racks of clothes were seriously tempting!!!! I wanted to take them all home with me..hehe:)
      -Madison

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  2. Wow! What a lovely weekend that looks like!! I'm supes jealous. I MEAN A ANDREWS SISTERS RECORD AND A LIFE MAGAZINE WITH PRINCESS ELIZABETH ON IT???!!!?!!!! Argggh. Madison, stop sharing such pretty things. :-) (Just kidding, don't stop. :-P)

    ~ Naomi

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    1. It really was a lovely trip Naomi! Of course you would LOVE that life magazine as an avid fan of the royal family:) The article about Princess Elizabeth is about her turning 18....I still need to read it, but as a royal family fan myself I just HAD to get the magazine with Princess Elizabeth on the front:)!!!!
      -Madison

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  3. This looks like such a fun trip! There is an antique store about 45 minutes from where I live that I haven't have the time to really browse around in yet! I'm really hoping to go some weekend when I do have some spare time! Love your finds and I can't wait for you to share your treasure in a future post!! :)

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    1. Oh my you should definitely try to visit that antique store sometime.....you never know what you will find when you go antiquing. I am sooooooo very excited to share my treasure on the blog next week!!!! I can hardly contain my excitement:)
      -Madison

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  4. Oh, those look like just the sort of places I would like to explore! When my family goes to tourist-type towns we manage to find antique and consignment stores. ;) How fun this looks. Your straw hat in the last outfit (and the whole outfit) is darling!

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    1. Oh...thank you so much Paige!!!
      xo
      -Madison

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  5. What an awesome image filled post! It really looks like you were having a ton of fun! That antique store in the kind that it would practically take a team of wild horses to pull me away from. :)

    ♥ Jessica

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    1. Thank you Jessica! I can agree with you that the antique store would definitely be one you would have LOVED:)
      xo
      -Madison

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  6. What a fabulous time you had! Oh, and that lace dress! Isn't it such a shame when you don't have the right amount of cash just when you think you want it most? Happened to me more than once, I can tell you. :)

    Blessings,
    Brigid
    the Middle Sister and Singer

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  7. Oh my, wish I would have been with you on that shopping trip! So many good finds!! The record must be so fun to listen to :o)


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