Thursday, November 12, 2015

- Heartbreak in Wimberley

Those of you who have been reading the blog for a while know that By the Bridge Antiques in Wimberley is a favorite, both for furnishing our home and garden, and for Don's assemblage art projects.

The building was damaged by flooding over Memorial Day, but Jill Jones and her daughter Amanda worked hard on a comeback until a second flood the day before Halloween did more damage and took away more stock than they could ever hope to replace ...

Note the purple "Wimberley Strong" flag  on the porch actually made it through the flood

Having no flood insurance, they are now trying to raise funds through this website, which has more images and information if you feel moved to contribute.

10 comments:

Suzanna said...

So sorry to hear about this. Hope they will be back on their feet soon.

Liz Ackert said...

They are hoping to convert their home into a B&B ... if grit and determination count for anything, they'll succeed. I must admit I hope they will continue to sell vintage items as an adjunct if local zoning permits it.

jude said...

gosh, what damage water can do!

Liz Ackert said...

Such a powerful, elemental force ...

Dana said...

Its always disheartening to witness destruction whether from human or natural sources. I hope the B&B will be hugely successful.

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

i wish them well
and have you begun wandering downstream looking? It all had to go somewhere. Artifacts now.

Liz Ackert said...

They pulled a lot out after the water went down ... and sold it all

Liz Ackert said...

They have a lot of people pulling for them!

Marti said...

Tenacity, strength and courage to continue after this devastation. And now the love of many people whose lives they enriched by what they offered in their shops will be their bridge to the future. Best to Jill and Amanda.

Liz Ackert said...

Their bridge to the future ... oh Marti, I love that!