I can’t think of anything better than visiting an outdoor market on a Saturday morning. Every 1st weekend of every month, Helotes, Texas hosts their Market Days event, so we thought it would be a fun adventure to go there for a visit, and maybe a little shopping.

fullsizeoutput_a73The day began with a stop at a local coffee shop (no, not the one you’re thinking of). We’ve decided to make it a point to find new coffee shops that are locally owned and operated. It was worth it! The Aspen Brew Coffee Shop is cute, cozy, and delicious! One Café Latte, and one Iced Caramel Macchiato, please!  img_5081.jpg
Helotes, Texas is just a short trip Northwest from San Antonio. Upon arriving we immediately noticed the brightly colored flags and the cutest birdhouses ever!

fullsizeoutput_a71As we continued our walk along the shade covered gravel paths we began to feel the warmth of the vendors and guests. Their smiles and friendly manner were appreciated by everyone.  We even made a few friends–the 4-legged kind!  fullsizeoutput_a61

It was fun looking through the antiques at the Old Town Depot Antiques shop. I enjoyed watching Michelle figure out what many of the items were. Surprisingly, I found myself quickly taken back to my childhood and my time spent with my grandparents. fullsizeoutput_a57My grandfathers’ wooden tool box filled with basic, non-electric tools and my grandmothers’ make-up table filled with brushes, old compacts, and silver hand held mirrors.

We did make a few purchases for our upcoming trip in August.

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Michelle found a beautiful duffel bag and matching make-up case. I purchased a small, red zipper bag with a wristlet. Loved the color and it was handmade! That made it all the more special.

fullsizeoutput_a63It was certainly a trip worth taking! If you are ever near Helotes, Texas, especially if it’s during the 1st Saturday and Sunday of the month, I recommend a visit; however, you may want to wait until the Fall…it will be quite a bit cooler!

I’ve included a gallery of some of the pictures we took at the Helotes Market Days.  Do you have a favorite place to go for Market Days events?



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