Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Texas Hill Country Shopping

Recently I spent a lovely, fall weekend with my cousins in Georgetown, TX. Aren't those pumpkins great yard art!!!! That pumpkin patch would lasts forever......
My beautiful and brilliant niece, Emily, is a student at Southwestern University in Georgetown. Emily is a huge dog lover and always finds a new friend when we are out and about.
The Poppy is the official flower of Georgetown, TX. Isn't this a great graphic on the side of the antique shop?
Sweet pumpkins and ghostly gourds are a fun decoration at the front door!
I loved this clever silk poppy and black feather centerpiece. It's sure to look "fresh" the whole season.
Hollandaze Gourmets is a shop we always drop by. This store has the most interesting gadgets, coffee/tea, pottery, food items, etc. The lovely Laurie Holland is the shop owners and is a friendly, smiling face there to greet at the door and point out the latest fun products.

This is a great shop for gifts for friends and well as gifts for yourself. Check it out here.......http://www.hollandazegourmet.com/
And this is Jerry Pizzitola....chef to the stars, personal chef and party guy. http://kitchenduty.net/ He has the coolest business.....He will shop, cook, serve with flair and clean up for a party in your own home. Everything I've had that he's made is delicious....and it's not a bad deal that he's charming, witty and handsome, right?
He MAKES mozzarella cheese....YES....MAKES it! In Hollandaze there is a full kitchen on site and Jerry, and great chefs, hold cooking classes there. This particular day was a Hawaiian Theme.
Can you guess what's under the tarp!??!!? It's a roasting pig....Hawaiian Style! See the coconut on top and the huge knife stuck in the ground (left)? We didn't stay long enough for the luau because we had more shopping to do, but I can guarantee, it was delicious.
And finally....Laurie Holland (left) and my sweet, fun cousin, Marsha (right)! Thanks for a great weekend and hope to see you soon!
Check back in a few days....I'll be celebrating my ONE YEAR Blog-a-versary with a give away with some goodies from Laurie store and a some other holiday surprises!!


  1. It looks like you had such a great time... I scrolled back through several other posts and you find the neatest shops! And I have to say, Carson and Riley are just too cute for words!!!... Donna

  2. Hi Susan,
    Sounds like an awesome shopping trip. I have never been to Georgetown.

  3. When were you here Susan? Next time you're in town, drop me an email! Don't you just love Hollandaze? It's one of my very favorite shops here. They always have just what I didn't know I couldn't live without lol. Kathy

  4. Haven't been that way in a while. Isn't (wasn't) there a great candle factory just outside Georgetown? Unless I'm confused, we used to always stop for candles on our way home from San Antonio, or other parts south.

  5. Sounds like a great weekend with a lot of fun things to see and experience. Those are the kind of weekends great memories are made of. Have a good day...

    pk @ Room Remix

  6. Hi Susan. Oh, what a fun time. We used to live in Waco and I would drive down the interstate and go antiquing in Georgetown. I remember the sweet little square.
    Be a sweete,
    Shelia ;)

  7. Fun with family. Can't go wrong. And a chef and antiques and a black lab? Those are cherry's on top! ~Mindy

  8. Susan...looks like you all had a fun time...my great grandparents lived in Georgetown when I was a kid...they still had outhouses then in the 70's....it was a great town back then

  9. Looks like a lot fun! Thanx for stopping by earlier!:) Looks like we will have some spring like temps next week!


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