My mother-in-law Monica put together this awesome day trip to Old Town Spring. Originally we were just going to visit Twisted Yarns, an awesome yarn shop I was wanting to visit, but then she remembered that it was right next to this cute artsy community full of unique shops and cafes!
Twisted Yarns was our first stop and it’s actually just about a minute outside of Old Town Spring. The owners are super friendly and we received great customer service. They offer a wide variety of yarns and products. They emphasized that they’re a crochet-friendly shop – this is good news for me since I’m more of a crocheter than a knitter. I bought some beautiful yarn, a gorgeous wooden crochet hook and I even got the most perfect craft bag with turquoise sparrows on it. I call that a success!
The next stop of the day was to Spring Beads. I have a couple of hardcore hobbies and they were both covered in the first two stops. This bead store had a huge selection of glass, metal and stone beads along with lots of unique tools to help you craft the perfect jewelry. They’re not kidding when they say that they’re “the place to bead.”
Brick sidewalks connect picturesque shops, delicious-looking cafes and even the most darling puppy adoption place! We went on a Tuesday and not all of the shops or restaurants were open, although the majority of them were. I would recommend looking up the stores and checking the hours of those you really want to visit.
I love toy shops! Not stores like Toys R Us, but these locally owned kitschy shops with vintage toys and funky alternatives to normal toys. Monica and I had a lot of fun looking at silly things like ‘Hipster ABCs’.
Visiting the German Shop was a must because we’ve both not only been to Germany, but our families both have German roots. So, it was fun going in to see their nutcrackers, cuckoo clocks, german treats and more. Of course, we stopped by the Dutch Girl shop next door and bought some sweet treats for ourselves and our husbands! I can say that the amaretto fudge is top notch!
Thad’s was a shop that I could’ve bought almost every single thing in it. There are lots of gorgeous garden accessories and home decorations that fit my personal style perfectly.
There was another small yarn shop, but it wasn’t open when we stopped by. That didn’t stop me from admiring their adorable yarn decor attached tho their telephone pole outside the store.
I have a bit of a doll-phobia, so this wasn’t my favorite stop, but I can appreciate it for what it is. The Doll Hospital sells new dolls and fixes old dolls if something happens to the doll you already own. How fun is that?
Of course, day trips to cozy towns have to include getting something tasty to eat! So, when Monica and I were first looking up some of the places to eat, I saw the Loose Caboose and I just fell in love with the idea of stopping there.
The Loose Caboose gets its name from the caboose that sits outside. I’m not sure what the history is, or if you can still order in there or what, but it’s just so darling.
Inside feels a bit like a rustic sports bar. There are a handful of different beers on tap, and the menu includes some fried specialties and BBQ. I got the pulled pork sandwich and Monica got the brisket and we were both beyond satisfied with our choices!
I would definitely say that our trip to Old Town Spring was a success! It’s the perfect place to buy special and unique gifts, eat some good food, try some sweets and just have the perfect girls day.
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