Monday, October 31, 2011


What a special town this is!
Located about 30 minutes from San Antonio, right on the banks of the Guadalupe River, it is a beautiful place to go spend a few hours and just shop, shop, shop! And have lunch! LOL Best barbecue ever!
If you like history and antiques, this is the place to visit. All the buildings are authentic and each one of them has become a different specialty store. The town was founded by a family of German settlers back in the 1840's and when you drive into this little town, it is like stepping back in time.
Here is a link for those of you that would like to read a little more about the history of this charming place
We had gorgeous weather over the weekend. Sunny and in the mid 70's and no humidity!, so we decided to venture up there for a Saturday morning outing.
As you can see, not a cloud in the sky.


One of our favorite antiques stores in Gruene.

Two floors full of so many treasures.
Couldn't take pictures of the inside, but look at all the "goodies" sitting right outside!

This is the original Victorian home of  the Gruene's family, the founders of this town.
This property is listed on the National Register of Historic places.
Today, it has became a Bed & Breakfast, but they have managed to keep all the charm.

 Look at this original cellar on the side of the house.

Only in Texas you can find flowers blooming at the end of October.
Aren't they pretty?

You can even have your picture taken Western style.

What is that in the back?

Going around to take a look!

Is this cool or what?

Gruene's Hall became a big tourist attraction back in the 90's, after the producers of the movie Michael, staring John Travolta, decided to film some of the scenes for their movie in Gruene.
Remember the movie?

 Here is the famous dance hall.

This scene was filmed inside the Gruene Hall back in 1996. Very cool!

This has to be the most awesome antique store ever! It used to be the old mercantile building and you can still see inside the original bank vault.
6,500 square feet of antiques!

Other great stores in town. A country store and handmade pottery.
Aren't these buildings beautiful?

The General Store. It smells so good in there! Baked goods and fresh coffee. You just have to go in!

And last, but not least, this store has the most beautiful antique furniture we have ever seen.

Look at the size of the chimes hanging on the tree on front of the store.
I wish you could hear the sound they made. So beautiful!

Look at this washing machine!

And the wood detail and glass on this door!

The sales lady was nice enough to let me take a picture of this room.
Have you ever seen something more adorable?

We had a really fun day. Sorry for the length of this post. So much to share about this awesome place.
I hope you liked the tour.
Come back and visit!


  1. Maria: Thank you for sharing! An awesome town that I would love to visit. I love antique shops!

  2. Love that little town!
    I just awarded you the Liebster Award! Take a look:

  3. Oh my gosh--what a fabulous post!!! How amazing! I am your newest follower (I came over from Mary's blog.) It's so nice to meet you.


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