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Magical shopping experience at Vintage Soul J By Bonnie Eissler

ulie Crawford’s first love is interior design and her signature decorating style imbues Vintage Soul with magical beauty and whimsy. “Home decorating is my passion, beginning in my own home and moving beyond that to decorating for friends and then for friends of friends,” says Julie, as a way of explaining how her interests and enthusiasms developed naturally over time until the only logical next step was to open her own shop, which she did three years ago this summer. There is no doubt that everything in Vintage Soul – the hand lettered signs, the antique French shutters, mahogany dresser, and mirrors that anchor the eclectic newer collections, the carefully selected reproduction and new mirrors, chandeliers and artwork, vintage croSee VINTAGE SOUL, page 2

Find delightful shopping at Vintage Soul, a “vintage inspired boutique” with goods lovingly crafted or curated by owner Julie Crawford at 300 Mercer Street. Above, hats designed by Julie and handmade jewelry. Photos courtesy Vintage Soul.

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VINTAGE SOUL, from page 1 With her husband and four sons, Julie is outnumbered by the men five to one at home, and from that perspective, she says, “This shop is my girl. This is the where I get to fluff up and play. I love decorating and redecorating the shop.” Julie describes her shop as “a vintage-inspired boutique” – even though all of the items are not by definition vintage according to their age, they look and feel true to that earlier time period. And because Julie is “always looking for the story,” seeking out anything from bangles to bunting and burlap that hearkens back to an earlier era, she chooses pieces that are very much at home with the actual antiques. Antique jars and new wooden cheese boards. Modern jewelry mixing it up with old photographs and a ledger listing purchases from a century ago. “Blending the old and new is what I most appreciate,” Julie says. Vintage Soul is ideally situated in a vine-covered historic building that is more than 100 years old and was once a pharmacy on Mercer Street before it was moved to this location in the 1950s. “I could not have asked for a better building,” Julie says, “There’s no running water, no bathroom, and no storage, but it’s perfect.” What the location lacks in modern amenities, it more than makes up for with historical authenticity and ambience. The store is somewhat short on

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The Crawford family. Outnumbered by men at home, owner Julie Crawford says the shop (Vintage Soul) is her “girl.” Photo courtesy Vintage Soul. space, but don’t be deceived by this. Vintage Soul is floor to ceiling chockfull of treasures large and small, yet surprisingly easy to navigate and not at all cluttered. One promenade around the aisles isn’t enough – you’ll want to go round and round again because there will undoubtedly be some little treasure you didn’t see or a charming design vignette you’ll want to examine more closely. Check out the old birdbath by the entrance door planted with an assortment of succulents. And don’t miss the cotton boll wreath hanging high on the wall or the funky old framed picture of George Washington, unsmiling as always, but quite comfortable there on the shelf with 21st century eyeglass

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Vintage Soul is located just off the beaten path in a charming building that’s more than 100 years old at 300 Mercer Street. Photo courtesy Vintage Soul.

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Lori McKenna will headline Songwriter’s Fest in October

DRIPPING SPRINGS H Organizers of the Dripping Springs Songwriters Festival are proud to announce Lori McKenna —two-time Grammy-winner and ACM’s 2017 Songwriter of the Year — will headline the festival October 20-22. Featuring an incredible roster of local, national and international songwriting talent, guests to the fest can choose from 30-plus song-packed shows a day. More than 35 talented songwriters from as far away as Australia and Ireland will play “in-theround” Nashville-style, on six intimate stages located at The Barber Shop, Mercer Street Dance Hall, Acopon Brewing, Mazama Coffee Company, The Sidecar Tasting Room and Hudson’s on Mercer — all within safe, easy walking distance of each other in the quaint Historic DisLori McKenna. Photo courtesy Lori McKenna. trict of downtown Dripping Springs. Performances run continuously on Friday and Saturday, and Sunday the festivities include a spirited Gospel Showcase at Hudson’s on Mercer followed by the ever-popular Festival Wrap-Party at the Barber Shop. Admission to all regular daytime showcases are free to the public. Lori McKenna and Angaleena Presleys’ intimate solo performances at Mercer Street Dance Hall at this year’s Dripping Springs Songwriters Festival should not be missed. Tickets for this much-anticipated headline showcase are available now, and are priced at $40 for Reserved Seating and $25 for General Admission. In 2016, Lori was nominated for the Grammy Award for Song of the Year and won Best Country Song for co-writing the hit, “Girl Crush,” which was performed and made famous by Little Big Town. She won Best Country Song again in 2017 at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards with her tune, “Humble and Kind,” which was beautifully covered by Tim McGraw. She is one of only five solo women to win the CMA award for Song of the Year, and the first female songwriter to win two years in a row. Music history was made in 2017 when Lori McKenna became the first woman in the 52-year history of the ACM Awards to win Songwriter of the Year. She penned the 2x Platinum Billboard No. 1 hit “I Want Crazy” by Hunter Hayes and other radio favorites such as Little Big Town’s “Your Side of the Bed” and “Sober,” while Reba McEntire, Alison Krauss, David Nail, Keith Urban and others have also recorded her songs. Three-time CMT Award nominee and member of the Pistol Annies, Angaleena Presley, will open the show for Lori. Angaleena is touring to support her new album, “Wrangled,” which debuted at No. 15 on Billboard’s Heatseekers Album chart. FYI • To purchase tickets for the Lori McKenna headline showcase, and for more information about the 4th Annual Dripping Springs Songwriters Festival, visit the web site at

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Julie’s hand painted signs have been favorite shop items since Vintage Soul opened. Photo courtesy Vintage Soul. cases and bowls of bracelets. Julie’s hand painted signs have been favorite shop items since the beginning and, ac-

quiescing to her customers’ requests, she now puts her artist’s signature on them. She painted the earlier signs on reclaimed pallets, but now more often uses old barn wood, ceiling tins, and even door panels. The washed fabric trucker style caps that send a message – Yes Ma’am, No Sir, Sweet Dripping Springs, Hey Y’all – are also Julie’s designs and exclusive to Vintage Soul. A portion of proceeds from sales of the Heart of Texas cap goes to help support the Heart of Texas Pregnancy Resource Center. FYI • Vintage Soul is tucked away, just slightly off the beaten track, in an old vine-covered building on 300 Mercer Street in Dripping Springs. Business hours are Tuesday to Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm. Call 512-5675934 or visit the web site at for more information.

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any surveys and studies about what humans fear the most claim that standing in front of a group and talking is at the top of the list, surpassing snakes, heights, needles, zombies, ghosts, even death itself. While dying is one sure way to escape having to give the dreaded office presentation or obligatory maid of honor wedding toast, a far better alternative is to become a more confident and effective public speaker. The Dripping Springs Toastmasters help individuals achieve that goal, and their weekly meetings are also a lot of fun. Toastmasters here and around the world offer two tracks, one for those interested in building their public speaking and communication skills, and another for developing good leadership skills. Anne Child, Secretary and Immediate Past President for Dripping Springs Toastmasters, says the idea is “to learn by doing” surrounded by a friendly group of peers who offer support and immediate

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feedback. Each level of the communications track requires 10 speeches to develop skills for research, organization, use of visual aids, persuasiveness and vocal variety. Anne’s association with Toastmasters started about 12 years ago in Austin when she was working there as a computer programmer. “It was after I began volunteering with a lobbying organization,” she recalls, “that I became aware during leadership training that I wasn’t communicating very well.” Toastmasters seemed like a good way to get guidance and an opportunity to practice speaking. The first speech each new member gives to the group is an “icebreaker” and the object is simply to introduce and tell about yourself in a way that engages the listeners and reveals those qualities that make you who you are. What motivates you? What are your interests and concerns? “I was very nervous,” Anne says, “but that meant I really practiced.” Anne says the evaluations from the group are always


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encouraging, honest and constructive. “It is wonderful to see the successes, to watch an individual blossom and steadily get so much better at speaking,” she says. The weekly meeting agenda generally includes three prepared speeches followed by a “Table Topics” question and answer session, with a designated table topics master who asks several people questions, providing opportunities for impromptu speaking practice. Speeches may be serious or lighthearted, and often relate to a specific theme that may be inspired by a holiday, the end of the school year, summer vacation or some other event. A recent speech with a Memorial Day theme described the proper way to fold an American flag and the meaning of each fold. The table topic for that meeting included questions about both real life and super heroes. A summer vacation theme led to a speech all about the beverage Kava, and table topics about the worst hotel stay ever and where to go on vacation if See TOASTMASTERS, page 5

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FULL TIME in DRIPPING SPRINGS! Dripping Springs Toastmaster Greg Pittenger gives an energetic speech. Photo courtesy Dripping Springs Toastmasters. you could go anywhere in the world. Anne says that the Dripping Springs Toastmasters, unlike some other clubs, “do not shy away from controversial topics,” including the dreaded not-in-polite-company topics of sex, religion, and politics. As long as the speeches aren’t offensive or just a rant, but are insightful and thought provoking, no subject is off the table. “One meeting we were especially proud of was called Empathy Matters,” she says. “Four speakers gave very thoughtful speeches on their own takes of Black Lives Matter, compassion, empathy and what it will take to make our society whole.” It is noteworthy that the Dripping Springs Toastmasters received the Presidents Distinguished Club rating (the highest rating) every year since the club was founded in 2008. Anne says, “This award means that our members are achieving their speaking and leadership goals,

bringing in new members, and properly conducting club business.” Anne recalls one speaker who juggled throughout his entire speech and another man who played guitar during part of his speech. Most members tend to gravitate toward topics that are not related to their professions, although there are exceptions. Anne says, “At the Austin Toastmasters club, there was a man whose speeches were almost always about some aspect of his career in real estate.” His persuasive skills must have been impressive because when Anne decided to move to Dripping Springs, she asked him to be her realtor. “He did an excellent job,” she says. FYI • Dripping Springs Toastmasters meets every Tuesday at 6:30 pm at Pioneer Bank. For meeting information and more about the club, visit and Facebook at Visitors are always welcome pizza is served on first Tuesdays.

5th Annual Fair and Rodeo rides into town July 21-23 DRIPPING SPRINGS H The 5th Annual Dripping Springs Fair and Rodeo returns to Dripping Springs Ranch Park and Event Center July 21-23 with thrilling rodeo action, live entertainment, a steer show, a Mutton Bustin’ Shootout, good food and drinks, kids’ activities and family fun. Hosted by Dripping Springs Ag Boosters Association and the City of Dripping Springs, the annual community tradition has transformed into a top notch Cowboys Professional Rodeo Association Rodeo and fundraiser to support area 4-H Club and Future Farmers of America youth involved in agricultural projects and programs. The rodeo starts at 8 pm Friday. Saturday events kick off with a complimentary Cowboy Breakfast at 8 am (open to the public), followed by a free Ranch Rodeo at 11 am, featuring cowboys and cowgirls representing some of the region’s historic ranches in events including Trailer Loading, Branding, Yoking and Steer Tying. From 4 pm to 5 pm, kids can sign up ($20 each) to compete in the Mutton Bustin’ Shootout. Rodeo fans will be on the edge of their seats when the Cowboys Professional Rodeo Association Rodeo kicks off at 8 pm Saturday anasd cowboys and cowgirls compete for cash prizes, exhilarating rides and top rankings. Sunday, take part in a traditional Cowboy Church worship service at 8 am. Wrap up the weekend with a non-sanctioned Summer Sizzler Steer Show at 10 am, featuringfeature American, British, Mini-Herford, and other exotic breeds. FYI • For more information about the Dripping Springs Fair and Rodeo, visit or call Dripping Springs City Hall at 512-858-4725.

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Ben McCulloch 2435, UDC meets at the Veterans Hall, 27500 Ranch Road 12 at 7 pm. Sharon Hudson at 512-858-7177. EVERY TUESDAY • Dripping Springs Toastmasters. 6:30 pm at Pioneer Bank, 100 Creek Road. Visitors welcome. • Dripping Springs Property Tour. 512-5797711, • Hill Country Community Band Rehearses at Chapel in the Hills, Wimberley. 7 pm to 8:30 pm. 512-517-3111. • Open Mic Night at Hudson’s on Mercer. SECOND, THIRD, FOURTH TUESDAYS • Dripping Springs Boy Scout Troop 101 meets. Dripping Springs United Methodist Church. 7 pm. Tom Chenault, 512-707-7488. SECOND TUESDAYS • Friends of the Dripping Springs Community Library. 11 am. 512-771-3217 or for information and volunteer opportunities. EVERY WEDNESDAY • Dripping Springs Farmers Market. The Triangle (Highway 290/ Ranch Road 12) 3 pm to 7 pm. • Open Mic at Mercer Street Dance Hall hosted by Nick Gatewood. www.mercerstreetdancehall. com. • Wednesdays with Carl Weathersby at Hudson’s on Mercer. • Mah-Jongg Open Play. 1 pm to 4 pm at Dripping Springs Community Library. Beginners welcome. 501 Sportsplex Drive, or 512-858-7825 for details. FIRST AND THIRD WEDNESDAYS • Knit One, Read Too meets at 4:30 pm at the Dripping Springs Community Library, 501 Sportsplex Drive. All ages welcome; knitting instructors provided courtesy of The Sated Sheep, or 512-858-7825. SECOND WEDNESDAY • Free Alzheimer’s Support Group meets at Arveda Alzheimer’s Family Care. RSVP to 512-637-5400. THIRD THURSDAYS • Dripping Springs Cookers Club. Meets ar 6:30 pm in varying locations. Email dscookers@ for more info.. EVERY THURSDAY • Karaoke Night at Hudson’s on Mercer. 8 pm. • Trivia Night at Sidecar Tasting Room. Free with cash prize for the winning team. Come have some wine and show off all of the useless knowledge you’ve got floating around. 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. 501 Old Fitzhugh Road. www. •Alzheimer’s Respite Care at Harmony Place. Respite program for people with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias provides a safe, loving, respectful, and fun place for loved ones while caregivers have opportunity to rest, run errands, and have time to themselves. Lunch is provided as well as fun activities, laughter, and loving care. There is no cost to participants. 9:30 am to 1:30 pm. • Live Music at Mercer Street Dancehall. A different country band every week, same great dance floor. • Thyme and Dough Bistro Nights with live music, dinners and decadent desserts. 6 pm to 9 pm. 512-894-0001. FIRST THURSDAYS • Dripping Springs American Legion 7 pm. 512-858-5637. • Nonfiction Addiction Book Club meets at the Dripping Springs Community Library from 6 pm to 7:30 pm. New members are always welcome., 512-858-7825. • First Thursday. Participating businesses offer special events from 5 pm to 9 pm. www. FIRST AND THIRD THURSDAY • Lions Club meets at 131 East Mercer Street. 512-858-5159. • Gardeners on the Porch. Hays County Master Gardeners answer local gardening questions. 3 pm to 6 pm at Dripping Springs Community Library, 501 Sportsplex Drive. Visit the web site at or call 512-858-7825 for details. SECOND THURSDAYS • Knights of Columbus, Council 11695, meets at the St Martin de Porres Parrish Hall on Post Oak Road, at 7:30 pm. Preceded by a pot luck dinner. • Charlotte’s Book Club, a book-centered roundtable discussion group for adults, meets at the Community Library, 501 Sportsplex Drive, at 6 pm. For more information visit the web site at or call 512-858-7825. THIRD THURSDAYS • Rolling in Thyme & Dough Bistro Night. Chef Fabienne shops the Dripping Springs Farmer’s market every week to create her Bistro Night Menu. Live music. 6 pm to 9 pm. www. • Dripping Springs VFW meets. 27500 Ranch Road 12. 7 pm. 512-858-5637. • Thirsty Thursday’s. At City Hall, 511 West Mercer Street. Poets, musicians, songwriters and storytellers share their talents. Free admission. Sponsored by City of Dripping Springs and New Life Lutheran Church. 7 pm, Dripping Springs Ranch Park. 512-858-2024. FOURTH THURSDAY • Photographers of Dripping Springs (PODS). Meetings held in the Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit Parish Hall at 301 Hays Country Acres Road. 6:30 PM. www.photographersofds. us. EVERY FRIDAY • Friday Beer Garden at Rolling in Thyme & Dough. Beer and wine starts at 4 pm. Fresh made burgers, hand-cut Belgian fries, nachos, cheese platters starting at 6 pm.Enjoy some board games, life size Jenga and great company, while beating the hustle and bustle of the city. www. • Men’s Breakfast at Fitzhugh Baptist Church. 6:30 am. 512-913-4808. 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July 2017 CALENDAR, from page 6 Jennifer Cochran-Green and financial advisor Amy Colton, meets at 11:30 am at Dripping Springs Community Library, 501 Sportsplex Drive, Topics vary; RSVP by emailing or call 512-858-7825. EVERY FRIDAY & SATURDAY • Dance Lessons at Mercer Street Dance Hall. 7:30 pm. EVERY FRIDAY - SUNDAY • Craft beer and spirits tastings, cocktail bar, restaurant, tours and 27-acre property on which to play at Treaty Oak Brewing & Distillery Co. 16604 Fitzhugh Road. Check the web site for current hours at, 972974-0166. EVERY SATURDAY • Dance Lessons at Mercer Street Dance Hall. SECOND & FOURTH SATURDAY • Pet Adoption Sponsored by Thundering Paws Animal Sanctuary. Tractor Supply. 512402-9725. EVERY SATURDAY & SUNDAY • Live music and food at Twisted X Brewing Company. 512-829-5323, JULY 1 • Weldon Henson. Live music at Mercer Street Dancehall. 8:30 pm. www.mercerstreetdancehall. com. JULY 4 • Fire in the Sky 4th of July Fireworks. Join Jason Isaac to celebrate our Nation’s Independence. Petting zoo, bounce house, train rides and more provided by North Hays County Fire Rescue. VIP dinner, food trucks available in the outdoor pavilion. Dripping Springs Ranch Park Event Center. • Hill Country Ramblers at Barbershop Bar. 7 pm to 9 pm. 207 Mercer Street, 512-829-4636. JULY 6 • First Thursday Dripping Springs. Enjoy special activities, live music, art, dining and shopping Downtown. 5 pm to 9 pm . • Bob Appel. Live music at Mercer Street Dancehall. 8 pm. www.mercerstreetdancehall. com. JULY 7 • Gary Nicholson. Live music at Hudson’s on Mercer. 8 pm. • Bobby Mack. at Mercer Street Dancehall. 8:30 pm. JULY 8 • Fingerpistol at Mercer Street Dancehall. 8 pm • Departure ATX. Live music at Hudson’s on Mercer. 9 pm. JULY 9 • Three Chord Rodeo - Second Sunday at Mercer Street Dancehall. Traditional country sounds and great dancing music. Sunday

afternoon dancing and you can still get home in time for supper! 3 pm to 6 pm. www. JULY 10-14 • Vacation Bible eXperience at Dripping Springs Presbyterian Church. 9 am to noon. Student sections: Preschool (3 years to pre-K); Elementary (kindergarten through third grade) or Tween (fourth and fifth grade). www.dspres. org/children. JULY 13 • Tracie Lynn at Mercer Street Dancehall. 8 pm. JULY 14 • Mike Stinson. Live music at Mercer Street Dancehall. 8:30 pm. $7 cover. www. • Natasha and Chad at Hudson’s on Mercer. 8:30 pm. JULY 15 •Damn Torpedoes. Tom Petty cover band. 8:30 pm. JULY 21 • Dillon Havins at Hudson’s on Mercer. 8:30 pm. JULY 21-23 • Dripping Springs Fair and Rodeo. July 21, 22, 23 Showcasing the finest in rodeo skills, food and drink, beer, and entertainment. Live music and dance Saturday night in the Special Event Room of Dripping Springs Ranch Park. www. JULY 22 • Bracken Hale. Live music at Mercer Street Dancehall. 8:30 pm. $7 cover at the door. www. JULY 23-26 • Friendship’s 5th Annual VBS Sports Camp. Open to boys and girls entering Kindergarten to fifth grade in the fall of 2017. 6 pm to 9 pm. (must be five years old.) The camp is free and each camper get a t-shirt (reserved for on-line registrations prior to July 14). Fill out a registration and release form for each child at JULY 27 • The Merles. Live music at Mercer Street Dancehall. 8:30 pm. Free show, great dance music. JULY 28 • Skyrocket! Live music at Mercer Street Dancehall. 8:30 pm. $10 cover at the door. www. JULY 29 • Monte Good. Live music at Mercer Street Dancehall. 8:30 pm. $10 cover at the door. www. • Carl Weathersby and His All Stars. Live blues at Hudson’s on Mercer. 9 pm. www.

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