I stopped in one of my all-time favorite shops in Old Town Spring last weekend to see what I could see and get inspired. As frequently as we dare, my mom and I visit Thads on Main Street in Old Town Spring – if you’re a local and you haven’t stopped by – you absolutely must!
If you’re not from around here but plan on visiting Houston one day, pencil in a day trip to the northside of Houston and stroll through Old Town Spring. The town itself is more than 100 years old that was built around the rail yards back in the 1900s. As with anything, the rail industry faded and now the many Victorian-style buildings that remain have been converted into shops, boutiques, eateries, and retail establishments.
There’s something for everyone from antique shops to wine bars, bridal boutiques, home decor, hats, yoga, jewelry, snow cones & funnel cakes, clothing, art and more.
My mother and I like taking off in the morning and perusing the shops, especially in the Fall, when the weather is nice and for the Fall-inspired & holiday decor inspiration. These businesses really go all out for the holidays and the decorations are beautiful.
Now speaking of unique finds…you will not find more unique gifts, home decor, nicknacks or holiday decorations than at Thads. Seriously, the owner is so creative and really has an eye for beautiful, extraordinary pieces.
If you’re a curator of amazing things – you’ve been warned!
You will lose track of time and get lost in a world of endless possibilities in Thads so it’s fortunate that one of the main reasons I stop by is right up front. From the moment you open the door, the smell of Thads is mouthwatering. It’s delicious and it’s all courtesy of a specific scented candle from Orleans Home Fragrance!
The Orleans Home Fragrance Creme Brulee candle is my all-time most favorite scent on the planet. It’s clean but spicy. Your home will literally smell like cookies but not in a bad way. It smells homey yet woodsy. I cannot compliment this scent more. It’s the only scent they burn in the store (and they tell you so) because it’s just that good. Now don’t get me wrong, Orleans Home Fragrance has so many other amazing scents as well – just Creme Brulee is the ultimate. If you don’t have a shop near you that sells it click here. I also love the room spray.
When my mom and I stopped in recently, the store was decorated for Halloween and this 3-set of “hear no evil, speak no evil, see no evil” skeletons came home with me! Stay tuned for how I incorporate it into my Halloween & Fall decor!
Just right here, in this picture above, you can tell that the finds you’ll find in this store are truly unique.
It doesn’t matter if you live in Houston and plan on venturing out to Old Town Spring to check out Thads or you live in a different town in a different state or a different country. Always take the time to see what your local artisans and small boutiques and shops have to offer. You will really be amazed at the quality and craft of the items you find when you shop small.
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