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Adorable East Austin store named one of the best shops in America

Adorable East Austin store named one of the best shops in America

December Shopping 2013 Take Heart
Take Heart earned national props from House Beautiful. Take Heart/Facebook

Austin continues to find itself on national best-of lists, and this time around, we're earning props for one of our charming, homegrown shops.

Take Heart, the cute little East Austin home and gift shop, was recognized in House Beautiful's Shop America 2015, an annual guide to the best shopping in America.

Of the 22 states (plus the District of Columbia) that House Beautiful focused on, New York dominated the list with more than 50 stores. Texas did well though, with nine local, mom-and-pop shops getting props. Five Dallas shops made the list, plus three stores — British Isle, High Fashion Home and Settlement — in Houston. 

We're guessing House Beautiful was smitten with Take Heart's sunny storefront and thoughtfully curated selection of art, accessories and home decor. The artful store features vintage, modern and handmade one-of-a-kind items, including stoneware, jewelry and even wind chimes.

The next time you find yourself exploring the east side, stop by Take Heart. We're sure it'll charm you, too.