Mic Casa is a fantastic store to visit and get ideas. The manner in which they present their collection is fun and artful. However, for many of higher end items, their prices are the highest I have come across: for example, their talavera, copper basins, and furniture. These products are available elsewhere - maybe not all in the same place, but 1/2 or a 1/3 of the price is worth the trip to another store. (I have purchased items when Mi Casa has 1/2 off sales on slightly damaged items - this is a good time to buy from them) Also, I believe the staff is definitely un-Austin - not going to go out of their way to say hello when you come into the store.
Pros: Excellent selection
Cons: Higher than competitor prices, unfriendly staff