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Rainy Day Antique Shopping

2015-04-05 13.33.24Central Texas is known for their antique shops and fairs filled with one of a kind pieces, fried foods, and new ideas for how I want to set up my new place. Texas Antique Week in Round Top, Texas (the location of America’s favorite junkers the Junk Gypsies) on the last day was full of packing up booths and drizzle, but plenty of picks nonetheless. Though I wasn’t able to shop the Junk Gypsies’ tent, I was able to pick up a few things which I am going to use to decorate my future home.

2015-04-05 15.22.21Most booths and tents will not allow you to take pictures or video any where near their merchandise due to them having one of kind pieces, wood working techniques, and countless other things. I was able to pick up some lucky horseshoes and cast-iron mermaid from a large cast-iron whole seller at one location and a new jersey shirt and hanging chalkboard (to post my favorite cocktail concoctions and wine list) from Amber Marie and Co. out of Oklahoma.

2015-04-05 14.35.52Since we (my mom and I) hadn’t eaten all day we went by a local place called The Oaks Restaurant in Warrenton, Texas. They had several specials on Sunday, but I decided to try their pork loin with loaded mash potatoes and vinegar based cole slaw while my mother had the cheeseburger with their waffle fries and cole slaw. My mother is a big fan of mayo based cole slaw instead of the vinegar based type, but she might have been converted because of the light vinegar taste which usually over powers those types of slaws. The pork loin was moist and not over cooked and the mash potatoes had the skins still on (which is my favorite way to have them) and loaded with great flavor. The hamburger was moist and made by hand and held up well in the bun with a great bite down that didn’t make you stretch out our jaw too much. The waffle fries were the best thing with the crispy outside and fluffy inside with the right amount of salt added to them.

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Oaks Restaurant

Texas Antique Week happens twice a year, you can get more information at The Oaks Restaurant is located 5507 S. State Hwy 237, Warrenton, Texas and has special antique show hours.