The Study of Junk

03 July 2012

 As I mentioned yesterday, I'm on the hunt for nesting materials. In anticipation of this move and an extra 150 sq ft of space, I am already planning and scheming for ways to put more color, more texture, more everything in this little house.

Being the fan of junk stores that I am, when I stumbled across this beauty this past weekend, I knew I had to bring my camera along. Junkology, in New Braunfels, just opened up a month ago and is already on the fast track to becoming one of my favorite haunts. The owner, Shawn, is a live wire of a guy with a passion for finding and refinishing other's castoffs, and is chock full of stories and knowledge from his collecting days. He has a great eye for unique and colorful pieces, and an even more keen eye for design. The store is laid out beautifully, with the detail of someone who clearly knows what they're doing. 

Each room tells a story, with antique plane parts as their platform. Airplane wings made into shelves, wing lights turned into spectacular light fixtures and propellers hanging from the ceiling gave the store a vintage war time touch.

I walked away from the store inspired. Inspired by Shawn and his constant drive to find beauty in anything, and by the store itself, with the perfect balance of color, proportion and detail without ever being overwhelming.


  1. Great pics, Britt! I love those little boutiques in Gruene and N.B. We were actually just down there last week! Love that yellow frame around the antlers!

    The Mrs. and The Momma

  2. we have a place called junk to jazz by us! i love junk :)

  3. These pictures are awesome. I totally want those letters in the first picture, even though I know they are used for the name of the store. Love the yellow frame too!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  4. Oh this pictures are so amazing. Great post
    xo, Petra

  5. These pictures are so pretty! I love when people use their creativity to turn everyday objects into something beautiful!

  6. Oooh - I love this place. Amazing ideas :)

    Good call!

  7. wow, what a lovely place :) love the pics x



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