Boerne Farmhouse offers beautiful architectural salvage, antiques and home goods

Holiday Shopping in Texas Hill Country

Be sure to stop at Boerne Farmhouse for all your holiday decor. Boerne Farmhouse gives me so much home inspiration. You will find architectural salvage pieces, specialty furniture, and an assortment of home goods.

A lot of my clients have asked me for recommendations on where to purchase furniture in the hill country. It is difficult to find furniture pieces right now so I thought I would put together a few of my go-to places for furniture and home decor. Boerne Farmhouse is a must. I recently purchased a beautiful over-sized credenza from them. It was the perfect piece for my office.

These old doors… Right when you enter the store all these doors are lined up against the wall. It makes such a visual impact and immediately makes me want to buy one. That would then start the domino effect of renovating a room in order to incorporate that exact door. It would all be worth it.

The fall displays were so gorgeous the last time I visited.

I am always on the look out for faux stems that actually look real. Boerne Farmhouse has an assortment of beautiful floral stems.

Check out Boerne Farmhouse on your next shopping trip. Located at 1499 South Main Street in Boerne. For more hill country home good recommendations, click here.


Shopping in the Hill Country

With the cooler weather, I usually get an itch to go shopping around the hill country. I am always on the look out for furniture or ornate salvage pieces. If you are visiting the Texas Hill Country, I encourage you to take some time to visit a local antique shop. We have some wonderful stores in the area. 8th Street Market is at the top of my list. This multi-dealer has been a shopping go-to for years. The store is huge and filled with old, pretty things.

The 8th Street Market is a curated, multi-dealer shopping community with an eclectic mix of architectural, industrial, repurposed, and vintage lifestyle antiques and art. Our extensive collection of unique finds are always changing!

~The8thStreetMarket.com

The Comfort based store is rich with history. It was originally a Ford dealership from the 1940s. The roof was constructed with steel silos from the World War II era. You can see the exposed ceiling in this picture above. How neat is that?!

The store is already decorating for Christmas. I recommend you visit 8th Street Market for holiday shopping.

Isn’t this fall-themed center piece so beautiful? All the store displays are so pretty and well thought out.

And this tablescape…

Be sure to browse around outside. There is so much to see and rummage through. Garden structures, light fixtures, large salvage pieces.. and so much more. They have a new section too. Possible VRBO in the works…. The owner would not disclose but I am looking forward to the reveal.

My front yard needs these vintage street lamps.

Comfort Coffee Co. is also located inside 8th Street Market offering tasty shopping fuel a.k.a. coffee and sandwiches.

Go visit 8th Street Market! Contact me when you need a home to fill all your goodies.


Fall-Bucket-List in the Texas Hill Country

Fall season in the Texas Hill Country is a beautiful time of year. I encourage you and your family to take a hill country drive. Carve out some time to get outdoors. The cooler temperatures are such a treat after making it through the hot August month. I pulled together some of our favorite fall activities. Everyone in the family will get something out of these.

1. Visit Lost Maples State Park to see the leaves changing.

It is quite a site to see if you catch the colors at the right time. Lost Maples protects a special strand of Uvalde bigtooth maples. The show varies, depending on weather conditions. Also, take a hike, go fishing, campout, stargaze… it’s fun no matter what you decide.

2. Catch a sunset at the Empty Cross.

This is the highest, public hilltop in Kerrville that I know of. We usually can catch the sun going down after dinner. Watch for your turn. Turn onto Benson Drive which runs parallel to I-10. I always turn too soon and end up on I-10 and have to circle back around.

3. Harvest Pumpkins at Bridget’s Basket in Hunt, TX.

Bridget’s Basket offers a beautiful atmosphere with in/door sitting at the restaurant. Event date TBD but they will be offering a real pumpkin patch. Check back for more details.

4. Watch Bats fly out of Old Tunnel Road

At Old Tunnel Road near Alamo Springs Cafe, you can see 3 million bats fly out just before dark. It is incredible and hard to forget. If you have kids, they will love this.