Other Significant Anniversaries

Consider throwing some of your holiday gift-giving budget in the direction of these fine folks who've stood the test of time.

10 Years

Baubles & Weeds Personalized floral service. 1207 Hillsdale. 442-9742. baubles1.home.texas.net.

Oceans Window Scuba. 13376 Research. 258-8000. www.oceanswindow.com.

Tapestry Dance Works 507-B Pressler. 474-9846. www.tapestry.org.

Blimp Photo & Video Service Austin aerial photography. 794-8401. www.blimpphoto.com.

Umlauf Sculpture Garden Memberships available. 605 Robert E. Lee. 445-5582. www.umlaufsculpture.org.

Kids N Cats Cat everything and tchotchkes for everyone! 5808-A Burnet Rd. 458-6369.

Austin Wine Merchant 512 W. Sixth. 499-0512. www.austinwinemerchant.com.

Austin Camera 2321 San Antonio. 472-2482.

Triple A News Newspapers, videos, comics from around the world. 1500 W. Stassney, 443-1004. 11657 Research, 343-1195. 2053 S. Lamar, 440-8626. 15316 N. I-35, 990-2144. 6035 N. I-35, 450-1922. 6524 S. Congress, 445-6117. www.aaanews.com.

Enchanted Florist 1616 Lavaca. 477-3996.

15 Years

The Cellar Wine Sales 3520 Bee Caves Rd. 328-6464.www.thecellar.ausinfo.com.

Speakeasy Liquor 6801 S. I-35. 444-9292.

Sky Dive Temple 15771 S. I-35, Salado. 877/218-8343, 254/947-3483. members.tripod.com/~SkydiveTemple/.

The Great Outdoors, Austin Aqua Sports 4403 Guadalupe. 453-1852 austinaquasports.com.

Bjorkheim's Diamonds European elegance, Austin-style. 3022 W. Anderson. 467-7492 www.bjorkheims.com.

Austin-Tacious Liquor 2110 New Slaughter, 282-9458. 2403 Hwy. 71 E., 385-3388.

Toy Joy The ultimate big kids and little kids kitsch shop. 2900 Guadalupe. 320-0090.

25 Years

By George 524 N. Lamar, 472-5951. 2324 Guadalupe, 472-2731.

Enchante 4006 S. Lamar. 441-3833.

Clarksville Pottery & Galleries 4001 N. Lamar. 454-9079. www.clarksvillepottery.com.

Dyer Electronics 8440 Burnet Rd. (custom home theatre systems), 374-0404. 8605 Burnet Rd. (retail and custom car audio), 458-9698. www.dyerelectronics.com.

Benchmark Designers Goldsmiths 1206 W. 38th. 458-8024.

30 Years

TinkerTronics Wholesale, hard-to-find electronic and specialty computer parts. 2600 McHale. 719-3560, 888/580-9055. www.tinkertronics.com.

A-Tex Family Fun Center 8700 Burnet Rd. 451-8353.

Halina European Skin Care 5403 Clay, 452-3500. 1204 W. 44th, 451-0158.

LBJ Museum Store The gift shop alone is worth the trip. 2313 Red River, 476-0029.

40 Years

Morgan Spas Sheds, spas, gazebos, etc. 4508 N. I-35. 451-2205. www.morganusa.com.

Airport Florist 3848 Airport. 476-4871.

McBride's Firearms, Texas hunting gear. 2915 San Gabriel. 472-3532.

Ray & Shane Hennig's Heart of TX Music Inc. 1002 S. Lamar. 444-9750.

Allandale Motors 3421 N. Lamar. 459-9506.

50 Years

The Cadeau 2316 Guadalupe. 477-7276.

Matt's El Rancho Nice place for a get-together. 2613 S. Lamar. 462-9333.

Nau's Terrific gifts and cards. 1115 West Lynn, 476-1221. 2406 San Gabriel, 476-1544.

90 Years

Texas Fine Arts Association Best little visual arts org in Texas! 700 Congress. 453-5312.

100+ Years

Brook Mays Music Co. (100 years) 4211 S. Lamar, 326-5855.

Orvis Austin Oldest mail-order company in the U.S.A.! Features fishing, hunting, country kitsch, and home décor. 9333 Research. 231-1645.

Scarborough's Texas' premier clothier for over a century. 4001 N. Lamar. 452-4220.

Alff's Florist (118 years) Fifth-generation, family owned and operated full-service florist. Orders taken 24 hours a day. 600 Congress. 477-2277, 472-8878 (24hrs), 800/369-9253. www.alffs.com.


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