A few weeks ago, while heading back to Dallas, we stumbled upon Hico, TX. (pronounced High-Co. I only mention that because I called it Hic-O for a long time). What a great destination town, full of very interesting shops including Blue Star Trading Co., a surprisingly large store offering furniture, home accents, saddles and tack, and the works of local artists. You know it's a great store when it has such a well designed powder room!
Taking a cue from the stone walls of this 1895 building, the counter adds to the texture and interest.

Upstairs, on the third floor, you'll find a pictorial exhibit of the history of Hico. Included in the exhibit are old post offices boxes.
You can actually look at, or in my case, photograph old correspondence. This is from 1926!

The following are some more pics from Fredericksburg. Loving this TX limestone.



I could definitely imagine visiting the Hill Country of TX again. In the meantime, you can visit Ann at Hill Country House for a vicarious visit to this part of TX (and for great design too!)
 
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