Vintage bowling provides an endless supply of inspiration and (dangerously) stuff to collect. Here is just some of the ephemera I collected before and during working on Lucky Strikes. See lots more Lucky Strikes inspiration on my Pinterest board – including The Jesus.
This is the Spring Branch Bowling Club, halfway between Austin and San Antonio going “the back way” through the Hill Country. There are quite a few old small-town, nine-pin bowling clubs throughout Texas that remain gathering spots for the locals. Nine-pin lanes are not automated, so the pins are set and the balls are returned by hand, usually by local youth. I have also had the pleasure to visit the Blanco Bowling Club. Their cafe is very popular in the community and features classic American food alongside Tex-Mex plates. You pretty much have to go outside of Austin for original bowling alley action — sadly-but-understandably all of the alleys in Austin have been remodeled.
Hello, I’m back! It’s been almost two years since I officially shut down True Up, and the break from blogging was much needed. Reportedly the blog format has died since then, but I’m going to go ahead anyway, because I’m anachronistic like that. This blog will be a mellow undertaking though, just to have a place to talk about my fabric collections and the awesome things that inspire me. Maybe some sewing and vintage fabric content too. I’ve shut down True Up for good and redirected traffic here, because why not. If you’re looking for something in particular from the old site, let me know and I might be able to dredge it up from the depths. Thank you, have a look around, and enjoy!