Month: March 2021

Information Please

Information Please

You may be the missing puzzle piece in someone else’s life – the memories of those childhood conversations never really left me; often in moments of doubt and perplexity I would recall the serene sense of security . . . . I appreciated now how very patient, understanding and kind she was to have wasted her time on a little boy.

Experience Antique/Vintage Insanity At Round Top Antiques Fair

Experience Antique/Vintage Insanity At Round Top Antiques Fair

Spending the day in the countryside, wearing jeans and sneakers, eating barbecue, basking in the bluebonnets in April and the autumn air in October, immersing yourself in endlessly curious and enticing antiques – how could this not be a bit of heaven, according to the book co-authored with Beverly Harris by the Round Top Antiques […]

Indigo Fabric

Indigo Fabric Indigo blue fabric

Indigo fabric is a remnant of the last product of a chapter of English textile history. The brown indigos were only developed during the late 1800s. The navy blue indigo fabric that appears almost black was developed through the late 1830s. Dyed and discharge printed in Manchester for 140 years, Indigo was manufactured for export […]

Determining the Age of Quilts

Determining the Age of Quilts Bubble Gum Pink Color Used in Fabric Developed After 1930

Have you ever seen a quilt and wondered how old it was? Determining the age of quilts can often be discovered by determining the age of their fabric. For Sarah Sang, who previously owned the antique shop, Carmine Serendipity,  in Carmine, Texas (and who also fosters hunting dogs for three different rescue organizations), combining her […]

Hurricane Causes Flood in Glen Flora Emporium

Hurricane Causes Flood in Glen Flora Emporium

Imagine owning an 8,000 square foot shop filled with hundreds of beautiful antique items for sale, and hearing the news that a hurricane would be hitting the Gulf coast, 130 miles from you within a few days. Trish Winkles, owner of The Glen Flora Emporium had weathered hurricanes that had hit the Gulf Coast before. […]

Glen Flora Emporium Filled with Antiques

Glen Flora Emporium Filled with Antiques

  Renell Moore June 23, 2018 The Glen Flora Emporium is currently filled with 8,000 square feet of quality antiques. The store is well organized, clean and air conditioned. If you didn’t know her store had flooded 10 months before, you would never even suspect it. Owner, Trish Winkles would like everyone to know that […]

Historic Clothing Shop Sells to Hollywood

Historic Clothing Shop Sells to Hollywood Plaid Civil War Era Gown

The Cat’s Meow Antique Shop, in Midland, Texas is a historic clothing shop that sells vintage and antique clothing to the general public, but also privately to Hollywood movie producers. Historic clothing and accessories are a unique specialty of owner Steven Porterfield who is a native Midlander. He travels 50,000 miles per year on buying […]

Vintage Clothing For Sale

Vintage Clothing For Sale Vintage clothing for sale hats

Steven Porterfield has vintage clothing for sale at his antique store “The Cat’s Meow” in Midland, Texas. He is an expert in authentic antique and vintage clothing, hats, handbags, costume & estate jewelry, furniture, glass, pottery, porcelain, crockery, dolls & toys, linens, lace, fabrics quilts, patterns, primitives, retro, and kitchen miscellaneous. Holiday items with a […]

Army Air Corp Propellers – Repurposed Lone Star Signs

Army Air Corp Propellers – Repurposed Lone Star Signs

The Lone Star brewery acquired WWI Army surplus propellers from Kelly Field in San Antonio, Texas. These were repurposed and distributed by the brewery from 1941-1942 with a clock or shield. The porcelain shield was produced in 2 sizes. There were a few variations with neon or painted letters on the blades. The propellers were […]

Huntsville Antique Show Held Each September

Huntsville Antique Show Held Each September

The Huntsville Antique Show is held each September in historic Huntsville, Texas in the air-conditioned comfort of the Walker County Fairgrounds located at 3925 HWY 30, 77340, just three miles west of Huntsville on Highway 30 (Exit 116). Huntsville is located an hour north of Houston, on I-45. There is a $7.00 Admission fee and Children under 12 […]

Antique Alley Texas: A Junker’s Dream

Antique Alley Texas: A Junker’s Dream

What started as a sidewalk sale in downtown Grandview and a couple of yard sales toward Cleburne in 1999 has turned into a 30+ mile long biannual event. Twice yearly on the 3rd full weekend (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) of April and September Antique Alley Texas presents miles of treasure hunting. Each year the show […]

Unique combination of Upscale, Vintage – ‘Experience’ – not just another Sale

Unique combination of Upscale, Vintage – ‘Experience’ – not just another Sale

Vintage Market Days®, an upscale, vintage-inspired event comes to the Ellis County Expo Center in Waxahachie, Texas the first weekend of each March. The events are 3-day events, providing amazing vintage shopping, live music, and incredible food. “The Ellis County Expo Center has incredible character and charm, and really helps set the tone for what […]

Grapevine Texas Antique Shopping

Grapevine Texas Antique Shopping Red Shed Antiques Grapevine, Texas Antique Shopping

Even the rain didn’t stop shoppers from parking their vehicles behind and adjacent to the downtown area. They popped up their umbrellas and strolled through downtown to find that special item. Day shoppers looked forward to enjoying a day of Grapevine Texas Antique Shopping and more. What’s in store for the day ahead? A visit […]

Vintage Shopping Yields Hidden Treasure ????

Vintage Shopping Yields Hidden Treasure ????

Vintage shoppers love the idea of finding the unexpected, the unknown when they head to an open-air vintage market, venue or antique shop because they just might discover an item they fall in love with and can’t live without! Vintage merchandise often sells at affordable prices for quality brand merchandise. In the past, the antique […]

What kind of Emotion does Pyrex Conjure up?

What kind of Emotion does Pyrex Conjure up?

What kind of emotion does the word Pyrex conjure up in your vintage heart?  For me, it takes me back to a time when my grandmother used various Pyrex pieces as a vessel for serving or storing her amazing meals. Long ago, this special glass was called borosilicate and was used in science labs because […]

Explore Antique Shopping Abilene, Texas

Explore Antique Shopping Abilene, Texas

Abilene, Texas is a town often overlooked when it comes to choosing a destination for a vintage shopping trip.  But, you will definitely want to include it! The first 9 shops, out of a total of 31 shops, to be showcased are located in close proximity to one another because we know you do not […]

Woofle Bird Lamp Shines Whimsy

Walter von Nessen, a German immigrant, founded Nessen Studios in New York in 1927. His original goal was to design and fabricate architectural lighting, but his far-reaching vision had a profound effect on modern lamp design. by Larry LeMasters     Oct 9, 2017 @ 10:23 Rare, pair of Art Deco Woofle Bird “Peacock” lamps by […]

Vintage Engines Power Restored Machines

Vintage Engines Power Restored Machines

It is a beautiful spring morning in Louise, Texas where an occasional train whistle, and a rooster crowing can be heard in the background. Charlie and Margie Stehno are both dressed in matching khaki coveralls and wearing white straw hats. Charlie smiles and points toward Margie “She makes doing all of this worth it.” “All […]

Gatherings for the Home Store Features True Antiques, Antique Reproduction Pieces

Gatherings for the Home Store Features True Antiques, Antique Reproduction Pieces

A mix of antique reproduction pieces and true antiques, Gatherings for the Home Store in Sugar Land, Texas offers a unique combination of primitives, and country along with accessories to compliment  the items. Cherry Whittington, who has sold primitives and country pieces for 22 years, also offers accessories such as real natural floral pieces to […]

Browsing an Antiques Store: Shoppers Open Up, Experience Flashbacks from Past

Browsing an Antiques Store: Shoppers Open Up, Experience Flashbacks from Past

Flashbacks and trips down memory lane are just two of the things people experience as they stroll through the aisles of an antique store. For one Midland man, who was often fondly called the “music man”, a stroll down the aisle of Sunflower’s Showcase Antiques meant a meeting with a long-lost brother. The gentleman walked […]

Former School Administrator turned Entrepreneur Finds Lucrative Avenue Upcycling Antiques

Former School Administrator turned Entrepreneur Finds Lucrative Avenue Upcycling Antiques

When Molly Bodungen opened a consignment shop, The Mercantile, in El Campo, Texas, she said her original purpose was to be a workshop where people could bring in their own pieces and she could walk them through the process of painting them, but the consignment took off and became so popular that she found she […]

Evant, Texas: Reclaiming its heritage – located on highway 281 between DFW and Austin

Evant, Texas: Reclaiming its heritage – located on highway 281 between DFW and Austin

Have you ever traveled through Highway 281 between Dallas Fort Worth and Austin?  Or maybe you’ve been on Highway 84 from Waco to Brownwood?  If so, you’ve been through Evant, Texas.  But in the past, you probably didn’t notice it.  You might not have slowed down.  And most likely, you had no idea how to […]

Marburger Farm Antique Show Shares Surprising Secrets

Marburger Farm Antique Show Shares Surprising Secrets

ROUND TOP, TEXAS –  If an antique show had secrets, what would they be? The Marburger Farm Antique Show in Round Top, Texas spills some secrets here. For instance, did you know that shoppers can actually enter the show early at 8 a.m.? And did you know that those very early birds will find complimentary […]

Classic Collection Antiques Mall Still Going Strong After 15 Years

Classic Collection Antiques Mall Still Going Strong After 15 Years

Linnie Ray opened Classic Collection Antiques Mall, located at 833 Butternut in Abilene, Texas fifteen years ago after having her own store. The antiques mall has 40 booths with 27 dealers and 8,000 square feet of antique items. The antiques mall has an open, airy feel to it with no permanent walls. Linnie has two […]

Nay Nay’s Cottage Antiques: How I started selling antiques at Round Top Hill Antiques Show

Nay Nay’s Cottage Antiques: How I started selling antiques at Round Top Hill Antiques Show

It was a cool, crisp spring morning on March 25, 2010 when Sandra Becker opened her doors to a “first business” of her own, known as “Nay Nay’s Cottage Antiques.” Deciding on the name of her business adventure came easy as her four grandchildren call her “Nay Nay.” Renell Moore  January 8, 2018 Selling at […]

Witch Postcards Make Charming Collectibles

Witch Postcards Make Charming Collectibles

Recently, August 2017, I visited Salem, Massachusetts. Although Salem is a beautiful port city, most of its cultural identity centers on the infamous Salem witch trials of 1692. The witch trials were a series of prosecutions of people accused of witchcraft. Held between February 1692 and May 1693, the trials resulted in the executions, for […]

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