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Day: March 16, 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.

Rusty Chippy Vintage Hippy & Antique Show March 13-14, 2021

Rusty Chippy Vintage Hippy & Antique Show March 13-14, 2021

Tell your friends and start making plans to attend today! You don’t want to miss this show! More than 100 dealers will be set up and selling at the 2021 Rusty Chippy Vintage Hippy and Antique Show on March 13th and 14th, located at 3925 Highway 30 West, Huntsville, Texas. Showtimes: Saturday 10 a.m. to […]

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: Last product of English Textile History.

Indigo Fabric: Last product of English Textile History.

Indigo fabric is a remnant of the last product of a chapter of English textile history. Dyed and discharge printed in Manchester for 140 years, it was manufactured for export only to the South African market. In the early days of sea travel, the journey to Africa took a long time and during the trip […]

Quilts: Fabric Age Determined by Dye Lots and Dye Colors

Quilts: Fabric Age Determined by Dye Lots and Dye Colors

  For Sarah Sang, who owns the antique shop, Carmine Serendipity,  in Carmine, Texas (and who also fosters hunting dogs for three different rescue organizations), combining her undergraduate degrees in anthropology, history and chemical engineering has led her to fascination and love for the history of fabric and quilting. She said the age of fabric […]

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 […]

Shop Provides Historic Clothing for Movies

Shop Provides Historic Clothing for Movies

Historic clothing is a unique specialty of The Cat’s Meow Antiques Store, in Midland, Texas. Owner Steven Porterfield is a native Midlander, but travels 50,000 miles per year on buying trips all over the United States. The Cat Meow’s features more than 2,000 pieces of costume jewelry, some estate and some sterling jewelry, china, glass, […]

Vintage Clothing, Hats Popular Trend

Vintage Clothing, Hats Popular Trend Vintage Fascinator Antique Stores Midland Texas

Tina Melonakes assists Steven Porterfield with vintage clothing, hats, handbags and jewelry, at his antiques store “The Cat’s Meow” in Midland, Texas.  Steven said all of these vintage items are selling well in his store located at 408 Andrews Highway in Midland, Texas. Tina also assists Steven in restoring and repairing antique, vintage clothing and […]

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 […]

30 Plus Mile Flea Market Dubbed Antique Alley Texas

30 Plus Mile Flea Market Dubbed Antique Alley Texas

The 39 plus mile flea market, now called the Antique Alley Texas, began as a weekend sidewalk sale 19 years ago and soon blossomed into a windfall sales event – an event that benefited Grandview, Texas as well as the small surrounding towns – the restaurants had to hire extra help and stay open extra […]

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 […]

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 […]

Whirligigs: Folk art that doesn’t just blow in the wind

Whirligigs: Folk art that doesn’t just blow in the wind

A whirligig is any object that spins or whirls. Collectibles often include pinwheels, weather-vanes, and gee-haw whammy diddles. by Larry LeMasters     Sep 13, 2017 @ 10:23   The word whirligig derives from two Middle English words: “whirlen” (to whirl) and “gigg” (top), or literally “to whirl a top,” and the first usage of the word […]

Fire Grenades: Antique Firefighter Tools

Fire Grenades: Antique Firefighter Tools

Back in the 1870s, you would throw a glass bulb full of liquid to douse a fire. These days, fire extinguishers look pretty similar and industrial. However, the fire extinguishers of old were arguably works of art in their own right. These bulbs were made between 1870 – 1910 and were known as fire grenades. Nov 11, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Tips for Navigating Texas Antiques Week Traffic

Tips for Navigating Texas Antiques Week Traffic

By: Dewain Belgard  “This is my last time to shop Round Top”, I overheard someone say. I was eavesdropping. I felt guilty, I don’t know why. Everybody does it. But I was taught you shouldn’t do it. Not intentionally anyway. And if you chance to overhear someone else’s conversation, you must pretend that you didn’t. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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