Monday Memory: Antique Hunting in Navasota

The primary reason for our move down south was Stephen’s admission to graduate school at Texas A&M. During his year in school, we alternated weekends between Austin and College Station. We spent a lot of our free time in Aggieland exploring neighboring towns and state parks because, well, there isn’t too much to see in College Station. No offense, Aggies.

One of my favorite Saturday excursions was a trip to Navasota in January for some antique hunting with my aunt and uncle.

colorful buildings in NavasotaNavasota is a quaint town that’s located about 30 minutes from College Station and one hour from Houston, a convenient meeting point for our little group.

Its oak-lined streets and neighborhoods are full of beautiful Victorian homes, some of which date back to the 1800s. My aunt and uncle joke about buying an historic property and opening a bed and breakfast or wedding venue when they retire. Sounds good to me!

Unique buildings in Navasota, Texas

old store front in Navasota

House-hunting for future retirement properties could have occupied our interest all day, but we had our sights set on shopping antique stores and boutiques downtown. I was in the market for a desk at the time, and I had hoped to find an affordable piece in need of a fresh coat of paint.

Great quotes as plaques for the wall

fancy bedding for sale in Navasota, Texas

Animal Head Navosota Shopping

Though we didn’t have any luck with a desk, we had no trouble finding several trinkets and treasures that we didn’t know we needed. Isn’t that always the case with antique hunting?

Yellow Metal Decorative Texas Star

My favorite purchase was a decorative metal star to hang in my bathroom. Metal stars are everywhere in Texas; I swear we see one hung above the garage door or next to the main entryway on every other house in Austin neighborhoods. I love that mine is yellow, my favorite color. It called to me.

On our way back to the cars, we walked by a nearly empty farmers market. Only one vendor remained, and we chatted for a bit while he packed up for the day.

fresh produce at the Navasota farmers market

organic farm fresh eggs in Texas

How gorgeous are those eggs?! The farmer was a bit of a character. When we asked about the pretty coloring of the eggs- why and how they come to be that way- he explained, “I gots all kinds of chicken.” I’m glad he could clear that up for us.

Before leaving town, we stopped for food at LaCasita Mexican Restaurant near Highway 6. Ugh, SO delicious. Their tortilla soup alone is worth the drive to Navasota.

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  1. College Station may not have much in antiques but did you stop next door at Bryan, TX
    http://2012.walktx.org/Bryan/

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  2. Gorgeous store-fronts in the first photo!

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