“Revival’s” Vintage Take on Modern Sensibility

13308 Hwy 71 West - Bee Cave, TX

Some people like to methodically scrounge their way around estate sales, garage sales and junk heaps. Those people are called pickers. For the rest of you, reap the rewards of pickers and shop at boutique stores like Revival. Specializing in not-so-shabby chic, Revival hosts a selection of treasures discovered by professional pickers all over the world, from Texas barns to Chinese markets. Iron gates from a French estate, anyone?

Architectural Salvage

The shop features new “old” furniture pieces made from reclaimed materials and custom upholstered furniture. If you can’t find what you need in house, Revival offers a special order service for more unique furniture and lighting. I fell in love with this over-sized glass front cabinet . . . and the zebra.

French Industrial Cabinet & Custom Upholstered Chair

In addition to wonderful objet d’art, you can find art made from recycled and re-purposed objects like these junk figures. Another artist salvaged bits and pieces from wreckage in places like New Orleans to make one of a kind lamps. Still other artists reuse vintage baubles to make modern jewelry and gifts available at Revival.

Junk People Figures

Revival is worth a visit anytime as the contents of the store are constantly changing with the whims of this picker and that artist. Take a little drive west on highway 71 past the big box stores at 620 and just when you think you’ve run out of town, there’s Revival. They are open Monday through Saturday, but closed on Sundays. Happy hunting!

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