Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Happiness



So, Friday afternoon we decided to drive to Austin at the last minute. Many of you may know that my husband and I make Austin trips on a regular basis. I do a lot of wondering around whenever I'm there, so I kind of assumed I was familiar w/ most of the shopping sites...but I discovered I was wrong! (I get so excited when I find new places to shop). Driving down South 1st, I discovered a group of shops called Happiness. There isn't an easy way to describe it. It sits behind a couple of funky vintage clothing stores. You kind of have to know where it is, because its hard to see. Basically, its a collection of tiny sheds. They are centered around a tree-lined courtyard and are filled the works of various artists. The little sheds feature different types of art and handmade objects. My favorite pieces were the creative planters. Happiness really lives up to its name; I forgot about all my troubles and became absorbed in the bohemian atmosphere.

6 comments:

Meg said...

Now that I live in Texas I'm dying to go to Austin, that shop looks like so much fun to hunt around in!!

High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

Oh wow it looks like you had a lot of fun. Austin sounds like such a great city. I'll have to make a trip to TX soon!

Carolina Eclectic said...

Meg: I'm sure you would love it. In fact, there are a lot of funky sites up and down South 1st. Be sure and go over there some time.

HHF: Come on down and visit. (Just don't do it in the middle of summer...too hot!)

Cote de Texas said...

aw, my favorite city in the world. never been to those shops so I'll have to go next time.

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

What a great little hidden secret you have uncovered!

The Lil Bee said...

Your photos are amazing. You should frame them for your own "happiness" series and put them somewhere inspirational. I just love this!