Revival, located on Hwy 71 between RR 620 and Bee Cave Parkway, provides a “unique experiential shopping environment, with products and services focused on community and authentic living.”
If you’ve never been – maybe you’ve driven by it hundreds of times but never stopped – you might want to take the time to pop in next time. You’ll be glad you did. The storefront is inviting, but also deceiving because the entire place is actually much, much bigger than what you see from the highway.
I’d heard about Revival from designer friends that rave about it. One person described it as a “mini Round Top.” Turns out that was a pretty accurate description. Except that it’s here for us in the Lake Travis area to enjoy anytime we want!
The front shop is full of interesting décor items such as lamps and light fixtures as well as smaller items perfect for gifts. There are tons of unique, handmade pieces – the types of things you can’t find at big discount stores. The first time I walked in I loved it right away, but then I stepped outside. Wow! I don’t know exactly what I was expecting, but this even better and more fun.
Immediately, a large pig was there to greet me. Nope, not a statue of a pig – this guy was the real deal. Hamlet nonchalantly walked the grounds, unfazed by the crowd of small children gathered around him. I got the impression Hamlet thinks HE is in charge of the place. This thought was confirmed when I saw his “palace.” He made me smile and I fell in love with Revival’s swine mascot right away.
Slowly I wandered the grounds, pulled this way and then that by interesting, unique piece. There’s a mix of furniture, gorgeous antique doors, old windows, vintage playground equipment, metal signs and plenty of things that don’t fall into a typical category, such as parts of amusement rides. So much stuff my eye didn’t know where to focus! I looked up and saw a two-seater bicycle hanging from a tree. I looked down and saw an antique pinball machine. Whimsical is a word that comes to mind. Fun is another one.
There is also a generous area dedicated to succulents. You can purchase them on the spot, or sign up for a class with a Master Gardener to learn how to create and care for your own succulent garden.
In fact, Revival offers several types of classes, including painting and a “refunk your junk” workshop. They carry a line of chalk paint and offer classes for beginners on up. Click here for a class schedule.
Revival is also in the process of moving an old church, “stone by stone” to their Bee Cave location. It’s a process done out of love to bring something unique to the Lake Travis area. The overall vision is to create a market square that brings the community together. They promise a natural landscape that will feel as if the church has always been there. It’s a fascinating when you think of everything that goes into moving an entire building from one state to another and I look forward to enjoying the end result. You can read more about the plans for Revival Square here.
So while you’re doing holiday shopping at the Hill Country Galleria, why not take the time to pop over to Revival, too. You may come home with some unique Christmas gifts and even a prize or two for yourself. Or, at the very least, leave feeling inspired. Last time I came home wanting a pig for a pet and a vintage amusement park ride to hang from the tree in my front yard. My husband is thrilled. And I’m sure the HOA will be, too….
13308 HWY 71 West
Bee Cave, TX 78738