Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Tuesday ~ Ruby & Vintage

When I was a kid I loved watching the Andy Griffith Show and Little House on the Prairie. I always wanted to be like Laura Ingalls. I think part of me got stuck in the "good-old" days. Those were special times when the family would gather around the television for good wholesome fun.
The Andy Griffith Show
Little House on the Prairie
My love affair with vintage country decor started way back then, sitting in front of the television. This past weekend I went to the SAS Shoe Factory in San Antonio. I enjoyed a fun afternoon with my mother and Aunt Connie. As soon as we drove in I fell in love with the place. We were greeted by vintage architecture buildings; Feed Store, Post Office, Garage, and General Store. We walked through an old style screen door, the type you see in old general store. In the store we walked the isles and watched shoes being handcrafted. The store sold popcorn for 5 cents and sodas for 10 cents. I was like a kid in a candy store with the endless displays of antiques. I took tons of pictures and here are just a few.
Main Entrance
Porch Screen Door
Vintage Dresses
Vintage Sewing Machine
Ruby Red Vintage Car
My vintage pillows in my living room!
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  1. Your blog is so much fun. Thanks for making it available. What a fun afternoon. Your pictures are great. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Oh I just love this post. Was a fan of both those shows and I just love those old towns. Want to visit them all the time. Oh i guess we are just throw back from old times.LOL
    My Ruby Link for you.

  3. Loved those shows too as a kid. Looks like a fun weekend...amazing that they can sell popcorn for 5 cents?!?! Great shots!

  4. Just watched a episode of Little house yesterday-- been years since I've watched it.

    I think my sis-in-law has been there-- she loves SAS shoes. That red car looks like a real version of the car in my RT!

  5. Fantastic post. I love every bit of it. That building has a beauty all it's own. I am so glad I stopped by to take a look

  6. Great examples of Red in your post!

    Happy Ruby Tuesday,


    btw Mine this time is HERE. Hope you can join me.

  7. What a wonderful place. I love stuff like that. I used to watch Little House all the time.

  8. Great way to recycle (or upcycle as I like to call it.) I love it and would love to see you post this at my linky party Upcycled Awesome!

  9. What a great trip! I wish we had something like that around here. Thanks so much for linking this to Transform Tuesday. I used to love those old shows too.

    Oh, and I love your blog header. It looks great!