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Summer Shopping Guide

Where to shop right now: Local stores that will summer-up your home

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Friends & Neighors East Austin store
Friends and Neighbors hosts a vintage bazaar on July 19.  Photo by Jessica Pages
Positive Iamges
Positive Images features a rotating selection of homegoods.  Courtesy of Positive Images/Facebook
Soy Delites
Soy Delites candles are available at stores across Austin.  Courtesy of Soy Delites/Facebook
Mockingbird Domestics West Lynn Fire Pit
West Lynn fire pit from Mockingbird Domestics.  Courtesy of Mockingbird Domestics
Friends & Neighors East Austin store
Positive Iamges
Soy Delites
Mockingbird Domestics West Lynn Fire Pit

Say hello to the summer season with a total revamp of your home décor. In this month’s collection of shops, we’ve scoped out the best places to get your home’s summer style up to par. 

Mockingbird Domestics
This South Lamar storefront is the perfect place to visit if you’re looking for a modern twist on Southern décor. With several fine art pieces, textiles and even garden items, Mockingbird Domestics adds flare to any space you’re looking to summer-up with ease. Dress up the backyard with a West Lynn steel fire pits or drape a summery stripe throw across your couch for a perfect movie night accessory.

Friends & Neighbors Vintage Bazaar
Join the many vintage lovers of Austin at this July 19 bazaar for an afternoon of thrifting. The backyard event will feature vendors galore selling vintage finds, plus there’s an opportunity for attendees to sell their unwanted clothes. Sifting through these fashionable gems will guarantee some sweet summer finds.

Soy Delites
Bring the smells of summer into your home with a handmade soy candle. Scents like cucumber melon, moonflower and ocean will transform your living room into the beach house of your dreams. The Austin-based candle company has more than 30 Austin-area retail locations, including Central Market, Wheatsville Co-op and Whole Foods. These pretty-smelling candles aren’t tough to find, so get to it!

Positive Images
Upon entering this whimsical space, you’ll find some of the most unique summer décor that may just stay on your shelves longer than the season. Colorful vases, glassware and paintings populate this storefront and will surely make your inner interior decorator do backflips of joy. The ever-changing inventory makes for an interesting trip and guarantees a unique find or two. Currently, a batch of gorgeous handmade vessels are available — the perfect companion to a summer tablescape.

Music of the Spheres, Inc.
Create the perfect summer soundtrack in your backyard. Made in Austin and uniquely designed to fit your particular musical preference, these chimes are a splurge worth making. With a range of chimes and sounds (think Nashville, Balinese, Chinese) to choose from, your yard will sing sweet every time the wind blows. 

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