S is for Smithville

April 22, 2016 11:11pm Published by Jules Smith in Whimsy On A Wednesday 20 Comments


So, I went and found my Texan town.  The fact that they broke the Guinness Book of Records for baking the BIGGEST gingerbread man, “Smitty” made me feel a sense of unusual belonging.

Smithville is a city in Bastrop County, Texas, United States, near the Colorado River.  Their population is short of one: ME.



We have church spires in England to find places.  You have these.


Found myself a spunky little caravan to get me started.


Then spotted this little theatre ( Note : spelled correctly)  I could work here and dress up as a cowgirl/Joker/Mad Hatter and be an eccentric writer/artist.  It’s perfect. 


And become a star!


I’d eat my dinner here in this quaint lil’ cafe..


Take pictures of wall art..


And become the ‘Door Lady’ for real. 


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Smithville, Texas – The quaint Texas Hill Country Town where Sandra Bullock and Harry Connick, Jr. filmed the very cute movie, “Hope Floats.”

Got to watch that now! 🙂

Great Pix…the door is my favorite…

Thank you, Anthony! 🙂 Fellow artist appreciation!


I know! It’s the gingerbread man! 🙂

Aww – put’s me off eating them…RUN, RUN, AS FAST AS yOU CAN…ah, but i’m too fast for the swift little sweet *)

The gingerbread man is too cute. The door…Love! Nice pics xx

Isn’t he! Thank you, sweet gal 🙂 xx

We are such stuff as dreams are made on.

That, my friend, is very true.

I didn’t say it, it was one of Will’s.
As it’s his birthday, you can’t turn on the telly or open a newspaper without being bombarded by quotes from the bard.

See what you’re missing?

Well, they say that all great wordsmiths are born around this time.

I see that I’m missing the usual fun!

If you drive up toward Ft. Worth, stop by Granbury. It’s my take on small town cool. There’s not that much to Granbury. It’s on the Brazos River and there’s a small lake there but my take on it is that a house on the lake is nothing short of interesting. http://www.granbury.org

That looks smashing! I love these little, old fashioned towns. Thank you, Larry 🙂

I can’t believe they spelled ‘theatre’ correctly! Was that your doing, Jules? And you need to publish that cowgirl picture of yourself in every post, because I’ll never get tired of looking at it. 😉

Yes, I’m getting them sorted on the spelling front, Mr. Gorilla Bananas! Baby steps…

Awww, thank you. Even though my hair looks like straw and I’ve no make up on and sporting my ‘out in the wilderness’ cowgirl. You Sir, are a true gent!

I love all the photos! It inspires me to grab my camera and see what hidden treasures are lying in my own hometown!

Molly @MyCozyBookNook
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Thank you, Molly. You should do just that! Thanks for the visit 🙂

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