Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Shopping At The Gas Station

I hope that everyone had a wonderful long holiday weekend! What did you all do? I can almost bet that you all did not do what I did. I went shopping at a gas station! Yes, you read that right- a gas station. 
Cow Crock-Farmhouse Decor- From My Front Porch To Yours

Can you guess what I purchased at the gas station?
Cow Crock-Farmhouse Decor- From My Front Porch To Yours
As soon as I saw it I had to bring it home with me!
Creative Co-Op-Cow Crock-Farmhouse Decor- From My Front Porch To Yours
I just could not resist this mini crock. Right about now you may be wondering why in the world would a gas station carry farmhouse decor. Well let me tell ya, here in Texas we know how to do gas stations!;) Thru out Texas you will find a chain of gas stations called Buc-ee's. These gas stations are not like any gas station you have veer been to before. Let me tell ya, you make sure you have to stop and pee if you are near one!;) Besides having the cleanest bathrooms EVER along with over 90 gas pumps they carry an array of items from hunting and fishing to home decor. You could literally spend an hour or more in this place if you are not careful.
Buc-ee's-Farmhouse Decor- From My Front Porch To Yours
 Just look at all the farmhouse decor. Who could resist!? I already own that Old Farmer's Cow sign. I have yet to find a place to hang it up though.
Buc-ee's-Farmhouse Decor- Roosters- From My Front Porch To Yours
They have old timey kitchen cookware and roosters.
Buc-ee's-Farmhouse Decor- From My Front Porch To Yours
Speaking of roos check out these new Jadite hens. I would have loved to have brought one home but at $60 a piece I decided they were staying there. I would rather find a vintage one.
Buc-ee's-Kitchen Decor- From My Front Porch To Yours
Buc-ee's-Farmhouse Decor- Coffee Mugs-From My Front Porch To Yours
Thought these were cute for those that love their coffee.
Buc-ee's-Farmhouse Decor- From My Front Porch To Yours
So much to look at! Check out the vintage inspired bread box.
Buc-ee's-Home Decor- From My Front Porch To Yours
Sunflower lovers would rejoice. 
Texas Tradition-Buc-ee's-Gas Station- From My Front Porch To Yours
On top of having home decor they also know how to lure those Texas men in for awhile!;) So if you are ever in Texas and happen to see a Buc-ee's don't pass it by thinking it is just another gas station. You MUST stop and experience a true Texas tradition.

 So you do not think I have totally lost it, our intentions for the day were not to go shopping at a gas station. We actually went exploring to an area down the road from us called Moonshine Hill.
Moonshine Hill Texas- From My Front Porch To Yours
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It was a bustling little town of over 10,000 people back in its hay day. One that we never knew existed even though we drive by it all the time. The area contained 
thirty-one oil wells. In 1905 it was the largest oil field in Southeast Texas. 
Moonshine Hill Texas-School room- From My Front Porch To Yours
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Moonshine Hill had around eight saloons, three grocery stores, a dance hall, a meat market, a drugstore, a two-room school building, and a union church 
Moonshine Hill Texas-Union Church- From My Front Porch To Yours
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When I found all this out I was fascinated. I had read that there was not much remaining of Moonshine Hill but a few houses here or there and possibly a few other pieces of history. After driving around we could not find anything that remained of Moonshine Hill. It was a little depressing to think it was all gone but I know back in those days once drilling was done everyone packed up and moved on to the next big money making area. That is just how it was. 

Anyways, hope your holiday weekend was a good one and I will be back soon to share what I am working on.

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15 comments:

  1. Omg I knew I liked you for a reason hehe..I ALWAYS seem the find the most random & cute things from gas stations, little shops & unconventional shopping areas haha! I LOVE your mini crock Pamela!! Happy week friend!!

    Paige.Rose
    from
    www.TheQuaintSanctuary.blogspot.com

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  2. Well, now that IS the way to do a gas station! Wow, Pamela, that gives new meaning to "I'm going to fill up the car at the gas station", lol. Love the crock (and lots of other things I spotted in those pictures).
    Rita

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  3. I love all that cow decor. Nothing like shopping at a gas station 😉

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  4. That is one awesome gas station! I saw several things I'd love to bring home with me, including the cow sign! Love your crock, too! It looks so pretty paired with cotton! That is so sad about Moonshine. We have such towns as that in our area, that were once big and bustling, and now are not even there at all... no buildings, nothing! ~Rhonda

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  5. What an amazing display, and at a gas station no less. I can totally see me wandering around .

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  6. Wow ! I can't believe that's a gas station! So many fabulous things! Love those jadite chickens!

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  7. What a fun gas station. Only in Texas could such a thing exist.

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  8. OMG!!! Now that is MY kind of gas station.....why can't we have those here? My husband would have to drag me out of there!!! LOL....It is sad that so many towns are gone now and many are just barely hanging on.
    ~Des

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  9. What an awesome petrol station, Pamela! Wish we had those here in Australia... ;)

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  10. Hi Pamela,
    Oh you just have to love shopping at the gas station. These gas stations are awesome and love all the fun things to buy inside.
    Too fun.
    Kris

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  11. I've never been in a Bu cee's. It sounds like you had a fun weekend. I love the idea of ghost towns and would love to visit some of them.

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  12. Well I can't tell you how impressed I am with your gas stations - holy cow ( I want that cow plate ! )
    LOVE your crock -
    xox

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  13. Funny post! I'm a TX girl, but have only been in a Buc-ee"s once. I may need to make a trip just to buy gas. The crock is adorable! Enjoyed reading about Moonshine Hill. Didn't know this piece of TX history.

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  14. What an interesting history of that area. I know that if we had gas stations like those I would be filling my own vehicle instead of hubby. Maybe even more than once a week just to visit the store haha.

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  15. Now that is one amazing gas station and like none that I have ever seen!! Unbelievable!!
    Thanks so much for sharing!!

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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