A while back while passing by the small town of Refugio, Texas I saw the above Texas Boot, Blue bonnets and Cactus and have to snap a quickly. Sadly, looks like South Texas Kitchen at 201 S Alamo St, Refugio, TX 78377 has since closed but I liked the sculpture 🙂 Refugio had 2,890 residents as of the 2010 census.
Next stop…Sinton, Texas. Now why on earth would I veer off in that direction? Yep, to see the “Largest Squirrel in Texas”, according to a clever billboard advertisement, so off in search of I drove. Aunt Aggie De’s Pralines at 311 W. Sinton Street, Sinton, Texas would be the destination in the small, Texas town.
But what about the “Largest Squirrel in Texas”??!?!
It is part of our talent that we can take a companies 2-d logo and translate it via sculpting into a 3-d shape. We have done this for clients like Torchy’s Tacos, Gourdoughs, and the Jackalope in Austin.
This isn’t the only giant squirrel we have made in Texas; the Berdoll company has one that we created in 2010. https://berdollsquirrel.com/“
“For those of you wondering, Aunt Aggie De was what Eleanor called her Aunt Agnes DeKolb Bivin whose praline recipe is at the heart of the success of our company. Naturally, our squirrel would be named after that great lady and, since the original Agnes always wore a hat, so does ours! As you see her today, Agnes was created from our original logo design, Eleanor’s favorite nut dish, and the artist’s brush of Margaret Ann (“Sis”) Brittain of Sinton. Blue Genie Art Industries of Austin made her and her hat collection a reality beginning in August 2001. Our latest additions, the 25th Anniversary logo and this party hat, were designed by St. Onge Creative of Austin. We are so grateful to our customers and these creative folks for making our 25th Anniversary a very special one!” (2012)
As “The Official Best Gourmet Praline and Pecan Candy in Texas 2013,” we have been recommended in the pages of “Southern Living,” “Simply Gluten Free Magazine,” “Southern Lady,” as well as other respected journals and periodicals, received rave reviews from foodie blogs, received awards at both Fancy Food and Restaurant Association shows, have been in swag bags and green rooms at celebrity-studded events and proudly boast the Go Texan and Made in the USA logos. (Source: https://www.facebook.com/pg/Aunt-Aggie-Des-Pralines)
That’s it for today! Hope you all are having a wonderful week!
Elizabeth and Max