Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Annette’s Touch of Class

As Suzanne and I drive up Highway 45 to our place on Lake Livingston, we noticed the construction of a unique building, north of Conroe near New Waverly on the west side of the freeway, named Annette’s Touch of Class. With an old 1950’s era car embedded high on the wall of the building, a porch made of old car hoods, and an old theater marquis, how could we resist checking out this new Texas business.

When we pulled up into the parking lot, we saw many architectural antiques lying outside. Inside was a different story. The owners, a mother and daughter team, have successfully blended antiques and collectibles with interesting one of kind gifts, women’s fashion accessories, clothes, shoes and jewelry. Annette’s Touch of Class has been operating for over 10 years in marketplaces such as Canton Trade Days and the Houston Nutcracker Market, but this storefront is a new venture.

While Suzanne enjoyed looking through ladies apparel, shoes, accessories, and  the unique T-shirts, printed exclusively by Annette’s, I was intrigued by the man cave items created from re-purposed antiques and all the old signs displayed on the walls. The cool use of old car doors for the dressing rooms, an old car hood used for a bed headboard and the old fashion soda fountain area caught my attention as well. Whether you are a lady or a man, it’s easy to spend quite a bit of time browsing through this store.  They have a child friendly play area to boot!

As difficult as it was to do, I managed to pull Suzanne out of the shop and out to the adjacent tin barn and surrounded by more antique signs and architectural pieces.  Annette’s has an impressive collection of old car parts and other distinctive items that can be used to create the vintage decorator items displayed in the store. Just looking at this impressive collection is enough to inspire creative project ideas.  The owner’s determination to pursue business growth with this new store has yielded impressive results. 

So if you are tired of roaming the boring shopping malls of the big city and looking for some unusual and unique items, check out this one-of-a-kind Texas shopping experience near New Waverly as you see Texas Thru My Back Door!

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