Saturday, July 26, 2008

Austin's Uncommon

I visited this shop in Austin called Uncommon Objects. It was a typical booth style flea market but atypical in the fact that it housed the biggest array of some of the strangest and most fascinating flea market items I've ever seen amassed in one place. Unfortunately I had a whiny tween with me who seriously hampered my shopping ability but not before I could check out the bewitching display of vintage Shriner and Mason objects. I don't know if its the symbols they use like the "eye of providence" or the crescent that drew me in but I've always found those oddly intriguing. I really wanted the rich velvet cape with the eye of providence on it but it was a bit out of my price range....oh say...$500. That must've been the Grand PooPah's robe (or whatever it is they call him.)

Kind of like the $400 cowboy boots I found. I couldn't afford those either.

Oh well. It was sure fun to look...even with a whiny tween.

3 comments:

Magpie said...

What a neat looking shop! We so need to make an Austin trip.... :)

Ms. Perception said...

You'd be so much less whiny too!

Lani Robertson said...

looks like a really cool shop...you will have to go back sometime but minus the whiney tween!