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Friday, May 22, 2015

Laid Back Living in a Small Texas Town

H and I drove over to an estate sale in a small Texas town's about 40 miles north of Lubbock, Texas.     Hale Center is such a charming little town,   I couldn't resist taking a few photo's to share with you.

In early 2000 the town undertook a beautification project for their down town area.   A beautiful southwest mural is hand painted on almost all of the buildings on Main street.

They had signs to direct you to the estate sale.    More about the estate sale another day....let's take a tour of the sweet little town....   

Look at the tree growing up thru this old pick up truck.... 

There has been so much rain in the last couple of weeks in this area that the little ponds are really swollen!.  

The porch on this old abandoned cabin is almost covered with water.

Mama and baby.....

Horses drinking from the pond....

I'm going to just let you scroll down the pictures of the large hand painted southwest scenes on some of the buildings on Main street....

This is the old Hale Center train station and caboose.....

There are other buildings and lots of old farm equipment at the Hale Center museum.

How cute is this small beauty shop on Main street!

The cactus are blooming.....

Laid Back living in a small Texas town!


  1. GREAT artwork. No laid back places around here except our back yard~ :)

  2. Fabulous pictures! What a cute little town you shared, thanks Penny
    have a great weekend

  3. Penny!!
    Amazing murals in that town! Truly works of art!! I could not help by see how flat everything is there.. I am so used to the mountains as a back drop every where you look around here.......


  4. Such beautiful murals! Thanks for sharing.

  5. j'adore les " faux semblant " les peintures sur les murs
    c'est beaucoup plus jolis que les publicités
    la nature reprends ses droits
    bonne journée
    à très bientôt

  6. Silverton, OR has about 20+ murals and even have maps to help you find them. Here in Oregon City there are a few murals, some pretty old. I love one I found in West Linn, OR at a gas station which is very similar to your first one!
    Murals are fun to find and photograph.
    Here are some Silverton ones:
    and outside of there:

  7. That little town is so lucky to have an artist(s) that has taken an interest in keeping the old buildings from becoming eyesores like many small towns have come to. Thanks for sharing, Penny.

  8. So sweet and relaxing... Thank you for taking us there, Penny and Mr. H!
    Happy Memorial Day to you!

  9. Wow those murals are so cool, we have a town about 10 miles from here that does the same thing, very neat. We lived in Lubbock back in the early 80's for about 4 years. Can't believe there use to be drought and now getting all that rain. Looks like it was an interesting day!

  10. Woo hoo!
    A Texas blogger and a beautiful small Texas town!
    I am in heaven.
    I live in South Texas- the Rio Grande Valley.
    HAVE a wonderful Memorial Day!
    Enjoyed visiting,
    White Spray PaInt

  11. I haven't been to Hale Center. It looks wonderful! A beautiful small town! Thanks for sharing! I live in Spring, Texas!
    Blessings My Friend,

  12. Thank you for posting these wonderful pictures. I especially love the heritage artwork on the sides of buildings and the animals. I am aware of your floods of rain and praying for you. Be safe.

  13. These photos are just gorgeous! What a sweet little town!
    Thanks so much for sharing at Something to Talk About dear!

  14. I love when small towns have murals painted on the walls of businesses. Love these photos.

  15. Someone is a fabulous artist for all the towns murals, what a great way to add character to the towns walls. I love small towns but we never made it to visit Lubbock or those near by towns when we lived in Dallas.
    Fab photos thanks for sharing and the mention for Oh My Heartsie Girl!!

    Have a great week, Karren

  16. Hi Penny, thanks for sharing this sweet little town! I'm live in a small Texas town and I love the ambiance of it! I have been to Lubbock many times, but never made it around this area. Stopping over from Thursdays Favorite Things!

  17. That looks like a place I would love to visit! Thanks for joining us on Oh My Heartsie Girl Wordless Wednesday!


  18. What stunning images, dear Penny! This is such a delightful and charming little town. Thanks for sharing with Roses of Inspiration.

  19. I so enjoyed the tour Penny! Loved seeing the tree growing up from inside the truck and all those murals are amazing!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!

  20. What a fun place to spend an afternoon. And so peaceful. I can feel myself relaxing just looking at the pictures. Thanks for sharing.

    Stopping by (very late) from SITS Sharefest. I hope you have a lovely weekend.

  21. I love touring small towns like this Penny! Lovely way to live. Hubby and I are soon taking off for a week to Glenwood Springs, and Breckenridge, Co can't wait! I love road trippin!! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  22. Lovely pictures, Penny! Thanks so much for sharing at Your Turn To Shine :) Have a lovely week!
    Kendra @

  23. Such beautiful murals, Penny... thank you so much for sharing them for Let's Talk Vintage! last week.

    Someone was a very talented artist and the artwork will be appreciated by many for years to come.

  24. Thank you for the walk down memory lane! I used to live in Hale County and haven't been to Hale Center since 1978. It has really changed a lot from the nondescript town I remember.


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