Old Spring was first occupied by the Orcoquisac Indians who traded with the French and later the Spaniards.
In the early 1800's settlers began to make their way to the area, increasing trade and growth of the Spring area. Colonization began to flourish after Texas won its Independence from Mexico in 1836. Houston was founded the same year! In 1845 Texas became part of the US and homestead farming brought more growth to the area by German Settlers. After the Civil War more railroads were laid and rapid industrialization began for the Houston area. Spring was named by railroad workers who were laying tracks to the south during a harsh winter. When they reached the area it was Springtime and they were so excited about winter ending they named it "Camp Spring". In 1873, "Camp" was dropped and Spring became the base operation for railroad workers. This stimulated abundant growth for lumber companies and farmers and created jobs and opportunities for new immigrants to the area.
( Old Town Spring visitors guide)
So that is the beginning of this cute town....fascinating I think!
What did we discover when we went there!
Each one offering unique merchandise from all over the world. It has Antiques, Collectibles, Clothes, Home Decor, Crafts, Speciality Items, Gifts, and wonderful Eateries!
I thought I would share a little bit of Old Town Spring with you and a little antiques shop I really liked.
You know, I forgot my camera and my husband had to go and get it.....The shops were fun, clean and family friendly.
This is The Amish Barn. Gorgeous furniture......
A beautiful store.....
The owner was so knowledgeable....lots of iron pieces! We enjoyed talking with him.
Sam's Antiques was another wonderful store....yellow building!
Sam, his wife and children were a delight!
A Louis the XV dresser that caught our eye.
My favorite store......Do you know why???????
Did you think I forgot about Tablescape Thursday?????? Never!
I can just picture a handsome gentleman or an elegant lady sitting here on a sunny day reading their Bible and drinking a cup of tea.
A pretty tea set for tea lovers!
This store had so many pretty things! I could have bought tons....
I loved the top of this dresser.
This is my favorite! Roses and more Roses......
Dishes For Dish Lovers!!!!
Another beautiful room.....
Ideas for your kitchen.....