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Green Depression Glass

Green Depression Glass Vintage-Uranium-Glass-Hometown-Antique-Mall-Stephenville-Texas

Inexpensive, green depression glass was produced in mass amounts, and at the same time elegant and an affordable luxury that brought hope during the challenging times of the Great Depression. There were several patterns produced; Cameo, Colonial Block, Princess, Mayfair and Florentine were all colorful green Depression glass made by adding colorants and chemicals, all produced […]

Valentine Memories

Valentine Memories Vintage-Valentine-Day-Cards-Mickey-Mouse-Donald-Duck

I grew up in the 50’s and 60’s, and Valentine Memories are fond ones. At Sam Houston Elementary School, like many other elementary schools, homeroom was a special place, especially on those days like Valentines. Our homeroom mother’s (in some cases homeroom dads) were our heroes! A Look Back: Vintage Valentine Day Cards School Homeroom […]

Reminiscing: Snippets of the Past

Reminiscing: Snippets of the Past Odessa-Texas-Telephone-Directory-June-1960-back-cover-old-color-telephones

In this blog, Reminiscing: Snippets of the Past, I will be adding historical information about different vintage items I think will be of interest to our readers. As we get older, we often find ourselves thinking back to memories from our past and reminiscing about yesteryears. These fond memories can be triggered by seeing or […]

McLaren’s Celebrates 10 Years in Round Top and the Life of the Man who Started it all

McLaren’s Celebrates 10 Years in Round Top and the Life of the Man who Started it all McLaren’s Antiques & Interiors announces passing of Owner & Founder, Sean McLaren

Article Courtesy of Helen McLaren Founded by the late Sean McLaren more than 40 years ago, McLaren’s Antiques & Interiors is carrying on his larger-than-life legacy as they celebrate 10 years in Round Top this fall. Round Top’s 20,000 square foot “must-shop” has added a 3,000 square foot expansion (for a total of 23,000 square […]

Selling Porcelain Vintage Signs

Selling Porcelain Vintage Signs

Randy Moore, owner of Moore Old Signs and Antiques started selling porcelain vintage signs when he worked for Champion Technologies in Odessa, Texas from 1979 to 2005. He buys and sells porcelain vintage signs, oil and gas, and all advertising memorabilia, old and rusty or like new. You can text pictures to 432-661-1519. You can […]

Retro Diner, Vintage Cookie Jars

Retro Diner, Vintage Cookie Jars Brush McCoy Vintage Cookie Jar Cow with Winking Kitten 1950s

81-year-old Patsy Garcia and her daughter-in-law, Elizabeth, recently made memories while eating breakfast at a Retro diner. Without a firm plan, they found themselves turning in at Ginger Browns Old Tyme Restaurant and Bakery. Ginger Browns is a popular retro-themed diner, decorated with a collection of vintage cookie jars. It is located in Lake Worth, […]

Tips for Navigating Round Top Texas Antique Week Traffic

Tips for Navigating Round Top Texas Antique Week Traffic

By: Dewain Belgard  “This is my last time to shop Round Top,”  I overheard someone say. I didn’t know it, but I was about to offer someone tips for navigating Round Top Texas Antique Week Traffic. I was eavesdropping. I felt guilty, I don’t know why. Everybody does it. But I was taught you shouldn’t […]

Antique Washstand Full of $$$

Antique Washstand Full of $$$ money found antique wash stand

Twenty, fifty and other dollar bills bundled with thousand dollar wrappers were found inside an antique washstand when auction house employees were preparing items for an estate auction. One niece inherited her aunt’s entire estate after her death. But, when her aunt told her there was money hidden in the bedroom, she wondered “is she […]

Antique Mall Tea Room Party

Antique Mall Tea Room Party Blair Plumee Tea Room Party

An Antique Mall Tea Room party can create the perfect charming atmosphere for that fairy tale party atmosphere. Be it your littlest princess/prince or your queen/king, they are sure to feel special whether it’s Valentine’s Day, a birthday, or “just because,” Seriously, have you ever thought about the dining experience at an Antique Mall Tea […]

Antique Fire Extinguisher

Antique Fire Extinguisher Antique GuardX Canadian Fire Grenade

Nov 11, 2017 @ 10:23   What’s inside An Antique Fire Extinguisher Grenade? During their heyday, Victorian-era homeowners adorned their homes with an antique fire extinguisher such as a fire grenade. This antique fire extinguisher was meant to be thrown into flames (like a grenade) hard enough to shatter and let the substance inside quench […]

10 Secrets to Antique Shopping

10 Secrets to Antique Shopping Heritage Home Vintage Inspired Living Cleburne Texas Antique Store

10 Secrets to Antique Shopping begins with finding Unique and Personalized Items you won’t find anywhere else. Today’s trend in furniture is to just re-purpose, re-furbish or re-paint to create one-of-a-kind items that express your unique personality Calla Lilies Antiques Rosenberg, Texas Individual Look – Many consumers believe that mainstream items have become less unique […]

Round Top Festival Institute

Round Top Festival Institute Round Top Festival Institute educates students

Article Courtesy of Round Top Festival Institute Students from conservatories and universities in the United States and abroad pursue their musical studies at Round Top under the guidance of an international faculty. These young musicians have an opportunity to learn through an intensive summer music education program hosted at The Round Top Festival Institute. A […]

Rare Antique Glassware

Rare Antique Glassware Rare Antique Glassware Victorian Cranberry Glass Epergne 1900

Guest Post submitted and written by Max Miller. Max Miller Antiques specializes in rare antique glassware. Max Miller sells hundreds of rare glassware pieces and various Epergne table centerpieces are among these pieces. Max is known by collectors around the country as a source for the best selection of rare glassware. Max Miller Antiques specializes […]

Create Atmosphere with Vintage Lighting

Create Atmosphere with Vintage Lighting Vintage Lighting Fixture

Meet Juliet – Vintage Lighting Golightly’s Antiques Richland Hills, Texas.  Juliet takes lighting pieces that she finds all over, takes them apart, and then puts them back together. She even rewires them. The featured photo is 2 pieces. It is a small vintage crystal base lamp with a glass rose bowl drilled out to fit […]

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. “We have several thousand […]

Renovating Vintage Airstream

Renovating Vintage Airstream Refurbished Airstream Vintage Trailer Exterior Merry Christmas

What’s Old Is New Again!  How one couple is renovating Vintage Airstream trailers and flipping these popular road warriors to create profitable “flipped” homes on wheels. Recycling, Renovating Spawns Upcycling and Downcycling When I think of recycling, I often think of 1970 and the origin of Earth Day.  Truth is, however, that the first recorded practice […]

Real Magic of Wedding is Lasting Marriage

Real Magic of Wedding is Lasting Marriage The Cat's Meow 1870’s wedding gown backside with bustle

While Wedding dresses outwardly mirror the values, and the history of the times, the real magic of a wedding is the inner-lasting marriage that begins on the wedding day. Scarcely any other garment commands as much planning, scrimping, or reflection as the wedding dress. A wedding dress is the Dressing Forever or The Yes Dress. […]

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