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End of an Ear-- S. 1st Street Austin, TX

Aren’t hole in the wall places your favorite?!  They definitely are my favorite. Mr. Fancy Pants and I went on a record hunt this past Sunday afternoon.  It was rainy and cold and seemed like the perfect day to spruce up our vinyl collection with some new jazz, country, blues, and disco.  We headed over to End of an Ear on S. 1st street and man did we have some fun!

Browsing inside End of an Ear

Mr. Fancy Pants checking out Jerry Jeff Walker

Can I say that I LOVE record stores that let you listen to the vinyl before you buy it?  I think that should be a rule.  (maybe it is already..ha!)

Me (looking terrible) and listening to The Temptations (we snagged their anthology for $0.99!)

Jazz selection at End of an Ear

William still browsing...we were in there for a while.

Here are the records that we came away with from our search:

  • Rare Rockabilly- Various Artists
  • Delta Momma Blues- Townes Van Zandt
  • Little Richard’s Super Hits- Little Richard
  • Tea for the Tillerman- Cat Stevens
  • Willie Nelson Sings Kristofferson
  • Jerry Jeff Walker Live in Luckenbach, TX
  • Jackson 5 Anthology
  • Diana Ross & the Supremes Greatest Hits
  • The Dock of the Bay- Otis Redding
  • Here’s Little Richard- Little Richard
  • The Temptations Anthology

When we got home, we decided to revamp our records “situation” on our shelves. William had found this awesome bookend idea on Svpply and we decided we could definitely incorporate this into our shelves.  AND what a perfect way to re-display our vinyl!?

C Clamp bookends

So, we hopped into the car and made our way to our favorite hardware store (ever), Breed & Co. Sure enough, they had just what we wanted–a brushed nickel version of these c clamps!  We swiped four of them and headed home to let the revamp begin.  Here’s our new record shelf!

William securing the c clamps on our bookshelves

Finished record revamp from the front

TA DAAAA!!!!!

So I’m sure you’ve caught on by now that I am a genuine book nerd.  Not to say I don’t love to socialize with real people outside of the written characters that I love to befriend, but there’s a certain charm about fictional characters that I sometimes miss in people.

Naturally, I love bookshelves too, well just shelving in general.  Mr. Fancy Pants and I have some great book shelves from IKEA in our apartment to store all of our fun things. I hope to someday fill it completely with books, but for now, I do what I can.

The Fancy Pants' bookshelves

I’m always on the search for new decorating ideas. Not that I’m going to start a complete decorating overhaul in our apartment any time soon but someday in the far off future, I would love to own our own home!  When that day comes, I’m going to be ready! I have all sorts of ideas stored all over the place…now it’s just a matter of finding the funds to complete all of my dreams.  Ha!

Check out these awesome bookshelf ideas that I’ve been collecting.

One day I will have shelves with a ladder! I think ever since I saw Beauty and the Beast as a little girl I've been enamored by ladders on wheels!

Ok I know these aren’t bookshelves but they are shelving of sorts.  For a lover of mason jars and organization…what could be better!?  How awesome is this?  This makes me want to eat only food from a garden or farmers market and store it all in mason jars. Not sure why but that’s the emotion it triggers!  This picture actually reminds me of my friend Rachel.  She is a fellow lover of all things vintage and loves mason jars.  When we were in college we lived together for a year and I can’t even tell you what all uses she found for those little jars.  It was truly a talent ladies and gents.

Lovely Pantry

I think this one is one of my favorites.  How incredibly creative.

Crate grid wall unit

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