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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Market Days...

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On Saturday, Jody's parents, his sister, Amy, and her kids drove over to meet us at our RV campsite in Wimberley. Amy lives in the Austin area, so it  is only a 45 minute drive for her and the kids.  We visited with them for a bit and then all headed over to the Market Days.  I had been looking forward to this for some time now.  Several friends have told me how much they enjoy coming down to Wimberley for its Market Days, so it has been on my "bucket list" for a while.

Market Days is the oldest outdoor market in the Texas Hill Country and the second largest in the state of Texas.  There are well over 450 booths---and ladies, let me just say--I saw all kinds of eye-candy!!  It is held the first Saturday of the month (March thru December) from 7am-4pm.  If you decide to visit, I  would highly recommend you try and go during the cooler months though so you can enjoy it more fully without the sweltering heat.   It was a little too hot for all the kids to enjoy.  To learn more about it, click here

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Noah was super excited to see his cousins and grandparents. 

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Pop, our niece Kasey (in the center) and her best friend from college.  Kasey just recently graduated from Dallas Baptist University and has moved to Austin for her new job.  We are so proud of her.

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Noah with all of his Austin cousins....Kasey, Ashley, Will, Ben and Jake.

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The first order of business was finding a parking place once we arrived.  There are several lots designated for parking directly across from the market--the cost for parking ranges from $3.00-$5.00, depending on where you want to be.

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We arrived around 10:30 that morning and it was packed full of shoppers.  What I like about Wimberley (better than Canton Trade Days) is it doesn't feel as massive and spread out plus you have lots of trees that provide shade and coverage while you are shopping.  There is live music and great food to eat.

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These kids were super talented playing various blue-grass music for the crowd.  

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Jody spotted this table...love it. 

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Some wild-n-crazy boots...I think I'll pass. ;-)

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Love this cake pan...

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Patchwork quilt-style boots caught my eye...

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I'm a sucker for quilts...

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These petticoat skirts are all the buzz now...and not just for little girls.  I saw several booths and shops selling adult sizes--they are really cute when you wear them with your cowgirl boots.  But I don't know...the fabric is just a little too "itchy" for this cowgirl.  


Noah loved looking at all the beautiful flowers...he said, "They're so pretty, Mommy"

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My favorite shop was this cute little garden/ home decor booth...

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I'd like one of everything, please...

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Love, love, love the black mirror contrasted with the white wood paneled wall and mantle...

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The hot pink pillows and studded guitar caught my eye...

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Iwanted this antique ice cream maker, but don't really have a place for it in my home...it doesn't match our decor....bummer!

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Lovely...

Noah loved this booth...especially the tub that had the solar powered sprinkler in it.  It was so hot and sweaty, he enjoyed cooling off in the water. Jody asked the booth owner where he got this sprinkler...he said you can find it here.  We'll be getting one of those when we get home.


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If you live in Texas, you like outdoor shopping venues, and have an appreciation for all things antique... I would highly recommend you adding Wimberley Market Days to your bucket list.  I don't think you'll be disappointed.  ;-)  We had a great time spending the day with our family in this beautiful, sleepy town.  And hey---if you do choose to hit the Market Days on a hot summer day like we did, if you plan it just right, afterwards, you can enjoy some cooler temperatures by throwing on your swimsuits and floating down the Blanco River in tubes! 

Yep, that's how it's done folks in the Texas Hill Country....

XOXO....
Jennifer

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