More than 100 dealers will be set up and selling at the 2020 Rusty Chippy Vintage Hippy and Garden Show on March 14th and 15th. This Pinterest Inspired Show is the first of it’s kind! From Antiques to Vintage Garden, Vintage Jewelry and Handcrafted Jewelry. Painted Furniture and Demonstrations by the Artist. Learn how to makeover your own treasures with a few new ideas! There is a $7.00 entry fee for adults and children under 12 get in free.
Huntsville Rusty Chippy
Event Focused on Vintage, Re-purposed Goods
2019 was a stellar year, with amazing crowds over the two-day event. Over 100 Dealers! We are looking to expand again this next show. Our event is focused on vintage and re-purposed goods as well as farmhouse and antiques. We have yard and garden items as well. We have a variety of jewelry dealers, some are hand made, some are estate jewelry and an awesome turquoise dealer. From Antique furniture, painted furniture, and the unique and strange. Boutique Trailers and homemade foods.
We advertise to promote the dealers and the show. Our crowd is amazing, and they come to shop! We are always so pleased at the local support from the city and the shoppers.
If staying in a local hotel, book early, they always fill up. There is so much to do in town, from the shops and restaurants to the Historical sites. You can really spend several days and not see it all. So make plans to come to Huntsville in March, and bring a friend, make it special.
Funky Junk, Antiques, Rusty & Re-Painted, Plants and Garden Decor
2019 was our first year to expand into our patio area! Very exciting for us and more shopping for you! Sales were great, we are growing every year. We had trailer Boutiques and 28 other outdoor vendors, all for the same $7.00 entry fee. That’s over 100 Dealers, coming in from all over to bring you their latest finds. Funky Junk, Antiques, Rusty & Re-Painted, Plants and Garden Decor, Re-Purposed items and items for you to re-purpose yourself.
Happy to say in 2019, we had an awesome crowd and amazing vendors! With Dealers from Minnesota to all over Texas, the show was a huge success! Shoppers were waiting ten customers deep at booths, just to check out and move on down to the next booth. The weather was perfect, and they were emptying several of our Dealers Booths, the Dealers were going out to their trailer and trucks to re-stock the booths by lunchtime!
WOW!!! The Spring Show of 2014, 2015,2016, 2017 & 2019 was absolutely amazing. We had over 2000 to 2500 customers through the door and they were shopping, not looking! The customers loved the different and unique items and told me personally how much they loved the Spring Show! We never expected a new show to take off like it did.
Yard Art to Re-Painted Furniture, Silver, Turquoise Jewelry, Shabby Chic
Come and visit us in the Climate Controlled Main building, @ Walker County Fair Grounds in Huntsville, Texas, on March, 14th & 15th, 2020. This is a two day event, that you will not want to miss. We have Dealers from all across the Countryside, bringing their latest finds and ideas. The first show was a huge success, from the Antiques, Yard Art to the Painted Furniture, Silver & Turquoise Jewelry, Shabby Chic and more.
If you are not familiar with our company and your first contact with us is online: We would be pleased to hear from you! Please let us know what your needs and questions are, we will be more than happy to help.
In brief, you should know the following about us: our company was established in 2002, We have been responsible for providing the outstanding Huntsville Antique Show ever since. We have over fifteen years in the area of Promotions and Communications about Antiques & Estate Sales. Our regular customers have praised our Huntsville Antique Show, year after year. We currently have Sale booths in four locations, three in Huntsville, one in Navasota Texas.
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 Fair founder, Emma Lee Turney.
The popular 52nd bi-annual Round Top Antiques Fair is set to begin this month. Plan your trip and gain valuable insight into this antiques extravaganza adventure.
Denim and Diamonds is a fitting phrase for the Round Top Antiques Fair. It is also the name of the book co-authored by Emma Lee Turney and Beverly Harris. It is the story of Emma Lee Turney’s Round Top Antiques Fair and how this now huge bi-annual event began in one small venue in Round Top, Texas in 1968. When the show began, shoppers from Houston would come to the fair to purchase one-of-a-kind antiques for their second homes in the country.
And, at that time in 1968, there were no flea markets. At today’s fair, you will find some of these markets amid what is considered the authentic and best antiques venues like Marburger Farm, Big Red Barn, Cole’s in Warrenton, and the renowned Junk Gypsy Company, located between Round Top and Warrenton.
Vintage Upcycled Singer Sewing Bistro Table
Shop Your Way To and From Round Top Antiques Fair
If you are planning to travel to attend the huge Round Top Antiques Fair this spring, you’ll want to check out https://shops.texasvintageshopper.com/search to find antique shops all over Texas to shop your way to and from this event! Within seconds you can know how many antique shops are within any given city and find their location. Many of these shops are not located on google as they have fallen under the google radar. And, we have provided a phone number for each shop so you can make sure they are open for business that particular day.
You can easily and accurately find all shops within a town using the only comprehensive Texas Antique Shop Directory around.
Dealers, have you considered using our directory to add to your inventory on the way to the show, or restock on your way home?
TexasVintageShopper.com – The only comprehensive Texas Vintage Shops and Events Directory
Round Top Antiques Fair is A Treasure Hunt, Festival of Epic Proportions
Regardless of what you are looking for, you will find it at the Round Top Antiques Fair. Everything from authentic antiques and vintage items to plants, crafts, and Mexican dresses. Whether the shopper comes in a Mercedes or a Pickup truck, everyone is a country gal or guy for the day wearing jeans and comfortable sneakers.
The Round Top Antiques Show is more than dusty relics and shabby chic signage. It’s 3-plus weeks full of people flocking to Round Top, Texas, from across the U.S. It’s treasure hunts and a festival of epic proportions. It’s food, fun and friendships formed over shared searches for one-of-a-kind finds, according to https://www.exploreroundtop.com/antiques/
Vendors start to set up around March 15 and the fair runs until April 5. Texas Antiques Week takes place over three weeks that end the first weekend of April and October each year and it’s makeshift, temporary venue of tents and buildings house a broad collection of independent show promoters and local entrepreneurs who provide space for several thousand antique, collectible, craft vendors and dealers throughout the several small communities.
This antiques extravaganza is located near the midpoint between Houston and Austin, Texas. The largest hubs of activity center in, and around, the rural communities of Warrenton, Round Top, Shelby, Carmine, Fayetteville, Oldenburg, and Rutersville. The nearby “big cities” are La Grange, Giddings, Columbus, Brenham, and Smithville.
Round Top Antiques Fair Show Guide
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Whether you are looking for a place to park your RV or a quick place to shower and snooze before some serious shopping, or luxurious linens and gourmet food, the accommodations available in the area around the Antique Weekend show sites offer everything you are looking for. But plan early, they fill up quickly, according to antiqueweekend.com.
“It’s never too soon to plan. Especially with the Spring 2020 Round Top Antiques Show just around the corner. Not going to lie. It can be difficult to find lodging during the last week of the show (March 29-April 4.), Katie said. For suggestions on where to look for lodging, check out Lodging Partners Lodging Tips in the 2020 Round Top Antiques Show Guide
Navigating the Round Top Antiques Fair can Prove Overwhelming
Navigating this event can be a little overwhelming as the Round Top, Texas population swells from 90 residents to tens of thousands during the event. According to Dewain Belgard, Carmine Antiques Shop owner, the infrastructure of these small Round Top area communities are being asked to support more than they can bear and at peak traffic times, it can take a shopper an hour to travel 7 miles from Round Top to Warrenton, Texas. Check out some navigation tips https://www.texasvintageshopper.com/texas-antiques-week-traffic/.
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 want to waste precious shopping time driving in all different directions! South 1st Street offers an opportunity to visit five interesting shops. Living Chic has 8,000 square feet of high quality, high-end European and American antiques as well as home decor. If you are looking for a specific vintage or antique furniture piece, you will find it here. They have a wide variety of items that will transform your home into a showplace. Right next door to Living Chic, you will find Vintage Marketplace. This antique mall is 13,000 square feet with a very large eclectic variety of retro, vintage and antique items. There are 67 vendors and they also carry local honey, Yoder’s Good Health Recipe as well as DIY paints for your own home projects.
Just a little further down the street, you will want to visit The Furniture Junk-It and Junker’s Alley. The Furniture Junk-It has been in business for several years and specializes in the custom painting of quality furniture pieces that they sell or you can bring in your own piece for them to transform according to your specifications. They have recently added Junker’s Alley which is a 10,000 square foot storefront where you can find interesting retro, vintage, and antique items. Further down South 1st Street is a vintage shopping adventure you will not want to miss! La Villa is a 16,000 square foot experience on 2.7 acres. You can find just about anything you are looking for plus some things you didn’t even know you needed! The variety is vast and encompasses new to used, to very old. They specialize in decorative ornamental iron and pottery and have a huge inventory. If you are in the market for yard art/decor, this store should definitely make the list.
Butternut Street in Abilene is the location of 3 shops you will want to add to your itinerary. Classic Collections has moved directly across from their previous location. When you visit Classic Collections, you will enjoy shopping in a charming 1917 house. This charming old home offers 2200 square feet of fresh, vintage/antique items ranging from romantic and unique home decor to man cave marvels as well as wearable clothing items. In the spring, you will find many yard art/yard decor treasures in the courtyard. Directly across from Classic Collections, you can shop at Rust and Roses. This antique mall has 6,500 square feet with 28 vendors offering a wide variety of retro, vintage and antique, as well as popular farmhouse decor, unique man cave items, and German antiques. A little further down Butternut Street, be sure to stop in to shop at Bunny Run Antiques This shop was newly opened in 2018. The folks at Bunny Run Antiques will help you find treasures that are sure to please in this 3,000 square foot shop. They specialize in vintage/antique furniture/decor, jewelry, collectibles, shabby chic and vintage clothing. Closer to downtown, you will want to visit Antique Station. This is an impressive, traditional antique store that has 4,000 square feet of American oak antique furniture, vintage advertising, glassware, and china as well as a large variety of authentic-time period collectibles.
Abilene, Texas Classic Collections 1917 Charming Old Home
All of this shopping will no doubt leave you famished. If so, you will want to dine at Cypress Street Station, located at 158 Cypress St, Abilene, TX 79601 This restaurant is located in a historic building in downtown Abilene. With a 4.4 star rating and a menu full of delicious choices, it will be the perfect ending to a day of vintage shopping. Cypress Street Station is a chill hangout offering American eats & house-brewed beers in a historic Downtown building. A Landmark Restaurant in the heart of downtown Abilene,TX.
Abilene, Texas Cypress Street Restaurant Featuring House-Brewed Beers
The Compton Building was constructed in 1924. The original use was as a general store/ drugstore downstairs with doctor offices upstairs. In October 2009, Abilene’s first brewpub Abilene Brewing Co. was opened- at Cypress Street Station. Featuring three, 5 barrel tanks, and serving a variety of unique brews, Abilene’s first Micro-Brewery was born. The master behind Abilene Brewing Co. was Brian Green who passed away in 2015. Understanding that the craft of brewing good beer takes an enormous amount of talent…Cypress Street Station has decided to leave the beer brewing up to the professionals. The tanks were sold to Sockdolager a local brewery. The Bar at Cypress Street Station now has 14 craft draft beers that are constantly in seasonal rotation.
Explore Downtown for More Abilene, Texas Antique Shops
You will want to make sure you visit Elmwood Antique Center They have one of the largest selections of authentic vintage and antique items. You will find a highly organized, clean store with 15 dealers. This store takes consignment items and they also conduct estate sales. If you find that perfect item that you want to put on layaway, no problem; they can assist you with that.
You will want to venture over to Chick n Tree Antiques because they have over 13,000 square feet and 100 booths to whet your junkin appetite! There are over 30 dealers and this store has been in business for 30 years. You will find a large variety of shabby chic items, furniture, antiques, art and just about anything you could possibly be looking for.
Make sure to visit the friendly and helpful folks at Fabulous Finds. This store is loaded with wonderful antique dolls, vintage clothing and accessories as well as exquisite glassware and many more items that are sure to please.
There is a brand-new store in Abilene that you will not want to miss seeing! Urban Relics is now open and will be having a fantastic grand opening on April 4. There are 12 vendors and you will find furniture, home décor, farmhouse items and a whole lot more! They will also redo a piece of furniture for you using your custom specifications!
If you have not yet visited Yesterdaze Antiques and Collectibles, you are missing a treat! This store has been in business for 33 years and has 10 vendors. Be prepared to spend some time here because there are so many wonderful items such as furniture, glassware, tools, household décor and even bikes! One of the best features about this store is they are open 7 days per week for those of us hopelessly addicted to vintage and antique items! is a perfect choice. There are many vendors with a large variety of items within 60 booths. They have everything under the sun AND the kitchen sink! If you are looking for games, toys, movies, records, knives, jewelry and/or man cave items, this is the place to be! They also offer a unique service of computer repair, which is not always easy to find these days.
For those of you who enjoy flea markets but don’t want to shop out in the cold, heat or rain elements, The Crossing Indoor Flea Market With all this shopping, you will no doubt want to reward yourself with a sweet treat at Candies by Vleta in the downtown area. If you are like me and have a weakness for fine chocolates, don’t miss the opportunity to visit Vleta’s! They have a wide variety of delectable chocolates made in-house for you to enjoy.
Have you planned your trip to Abilene yet? If not, do so today. You will find everything you are looking for in vintage and antique items and will be able to satisfy your sweet tooth!
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 market was inaccessible due to high prices. Today’s market is much more accessible, especially for younger people purchasing items for their first home or for seasoned collectors looking for that special item.
Bob Ferris, an avid vintage scale collector, from Crowley, Texas recently embarked on an antique shopping trip to Austin, Texas. He planned his trip in advance and targeted 2 shops he thought were good prospects for finding scales. While disappointed that these shops did not have what he was looking for, he decided to stop and visit a third shop, not on his list, before he left the Austin area. He was excited when he landed a unique find along with its original parts, some of which were being sold separately because the shop owners were not aware that the scale and the parts went together.
Plate Scale Market 2 Kilo Force 1900 Patina Iron Cast Metal Beam Kitchen Shabby Vintage Brocante Antique France
Recreate, Embrace Memories Past While Vintage Shopping
So what is Vintage? Items 20 to 100 years old originating from a previous era have that romantic aura about them because they have a past and a story behind the story. Antiques are items 100 years old or older. Owning these items can make buyers feel nostalgic as they recreate and embrace distinct memories of places and things from their past. The term “retro” means “relating to, reviving, or being the styles and especially the fashions of the past: fashionably nostalgic or old-fashioned,” according to Merriam Webster Dictionary.
Vintage decor and accessories can be surprisingly modern. A popular trend is mixing vintage with new, as well as creating a unique mix of various styles and eras. The photo of the dining room below is my own dining room, unintentionally put together without any specific planning after Randy and I moved into our new home in Crowley, Texas in May of 2019. The items below were items Randy had in his own collection. It was amazingly fun to decorate our retro dining area with this Coca Cola collection. As you can see, the grandkids love the Coca-Cola booth. We just need one of those table-top junk boxes to put at the end of it!
Retro-Modern Dining Room Decor with 1950’s Coca Cola button and 1941 white tin framed Coca-Cola bottle sign
Antique, Vintage and Retro items also make for a great way to create an individual look with the new upcycling, recycling, repurposing, refurbishing and repainting quality antique furniture trends. Steam Punk, Architectural Salvage and Farmhouse have also become popular for their individuality.
Kitchen Hutch Farmhouse Painted Maroon Mint Vintage
Vintage Shopping Offers Personalized Look
There are lots of reasons that vintage has become popular. One of them is that shoppers believe that mainstream items have become less unique and that mass-produced furniture and accessories are routine copy-cat items that anyone can buy.
There is a quality to vintage that makes it transcend newer items because they are chosen for uniqueness, quality, and design value.
Designers are integrating old looks that were once popular into modern décor for a unique, eclectic mix. A popular trend is “if you love it and it speaks to you, it works! Don’t stress over what somebody else thinks.
It’s never been so easy to look modern and current while reusing the old.
Vintage Shopping Offers Unchanging styles
There are always going to be people who prefer individual and interesting pieces and buy them as investments or one-offs. Shoppers are waking up to the fact that vintage can be adaptable to the latest trends, and that they are also timeless classics that can become a staple of their lifestyle. They will always be in style in their own way. You can pick up the latest trend and have something that’s only good for a few weeks, or you can buy something vintage you can enjoy for years.
Originality and Style Comes With Vintage Shopping
One of the most important aspects of a stylish home is being original. It tells a lot about a person and his or her personality. Vintage upcycling, re-purposing, repainting, industrial and architectural creations allow people to express themselves while creating their own original lifestyle, to fit in, yet stand out. It’s hard to do that, but anything is possible with creativity and skills to see the vision and bring it to reality.
Heart and Story: Part of Vintage Shopping
Vintage has a heart to it – there’s a story behind the story. There’s much more to vintage than just being old and used. There is a history and art to vintage because these items are filled with the stories and memories of the people that came before us and owned them. Owning vintage keeps those people and their history and artistry alive.
When it’s all said done, owning vintage means being packaged in a unique way.
It’s matchless, it’s distinct, it’s rare and many times, it’s just plain extraordinary.
Antiques & Vintage shopping in Grapevine, Texas – What’s in store for the day ahead? A visit to an old restored 2-story Victorian home turned antique shop, a 2-story antique mall with 150 dealers and a cozy and inviting atmosphere, a high-end European antique shop with an all-in-one Italian winery and café, and a quaint neighborhood home with a separate red shed full of European antiques.
Even the rain didn’t stop shoppers from parking their vehicles behind and adjacent to the downtown area, popping up their umbrellas and strolling through the downtown shopping area to find that special item.
You can’t miss the grand staircase to your right as you walk in the door of the Grapevine Antiques Market, 1641 W. Northwest Highway. But before you climb the staircase, the ground level shopping offers approximately 100 dealer booths from a Monkee’s Scrap Book Album, regular $50, now $40 to an old white carved side table, regular $59 on sale for $44, a vintage brass lamp for $24.
“People who shop here are looking to make their house a home – looking to find that unusual one-of-a-kind piece that is going to make their home special,” Assistant manager, Kenny Schmidt.
Don’t forget to stop at Beverly Riley’s Rusty Relics booth – the name says it all – you will see a rusty tinged 1934 Ford fender positioned on a barge board to create a unique, one-of-a-kind table. This was a 1800s barge board that once floated the Mississippi river – it started at the top of the river, and floated down with the goods on it. Beverly said the boards are emerging again and being sold at high prices. “If you looked on the wood from the bottom side you would see all kinds of little bug tunnels – these boards have a lot of character.”
Grapevine Antiques Market 1934 Ford Fender Barge Board Shelf
Leaving the Rusty Relics booth, there are two staircases to get to the full-service guitar shop, a booth with over 10,000 albums. Kenny said they have some very young people who are interested in the guitar loft. He said the younger clientele are getting into the old vinyl records and record players. He said they will soon have a booth featuring vintage video games and they are getting ready to open a consignment shop with furniture. “There may some antiques, but some will not be – this is going to reach a different demographic for us.”
Grapevine Antiques Market Staircase
Grapevine Antiques Market Guitar Loft
Grapevine Antiques Market Vintage Records
Grapevine, Texas: Red Shed Antiques
Red Shed Antiques is a combination antiques shop and travel agency – Riverside Travel Gallery and the Red Shed Cottage Chic. This shop is a 1500-square- foot house with a large garden and a renovated red shed located between historic Main street and residential neighborhood to the west and this isn’t your traditional antiques shop – Most of the items came from Paris, France and are unique, fun and eclectic. Items like a pearl lamp for $125, a vintage pink door for $99, vintage white wooden distressed chaise lounger, gorgeous silver antique French St. Therese formal gown for $79, old wood architectural arch for $85, vintage white dress maker vanity regular $425 for $199, vintage white and grey distressed french chair complete with a pillow that reads “1912 Hotel Les Etoiles Rue de lo Madelaine, 16 Paris” for $44, piano fret $220, old french pane door $40, mint green bric-a-brac corner shelf or a green, 2-shelf table with a front door – green with pink ornate designs on the door.
Red Shed Antiques Dressmaker Vanity
Red Shed Antiques Vintage White And Grey Distressed French Chair
Red Shed Antiques Vintage White Wooden Distressed Chaise Lounger
Grapevine Texas: Antique Revival
If you’re looking for fine antiques from all over the world, you won’t want to miss browsing Antique Revival at 418 S. Main where you will find quality antiques from America, Europe and England. Styles range from Gothic, Mid-Century Modern, American Empire and Chippendale. You may find a European hand carved one-of-a-kind, signed-in-drawer, and chair, telephone table with stand, circa 1910 for $975. A mahogany Templer panel set for $898, 1870s walnut and rosewood with marble dental cabinet for $7,500, a large Belgium wardrobe originally from Castle dated mid 19th century, circa 1850s-1860s for $12,500, a Blackamoor 7 foot Belgium Caryadid Candlabra foot swivel statue moore for $2,250.00
Grapevine, Texas: Farina’s Italian Winery and Café
Stop for a glass of tea, wine, lunch or dinner at Farina’s Italian Winery and Café located adjacent to Antiques Revival, 420 S. Main with convenient access by walking through an inside hallway. Delicious choices with plates big enough for 2 people are inspired by fresh tastes of Italy ranging from baked lasagna, chicken alfredo and spaghetti and meatballs, salads, soups, french bread complimented by red wines including Texas reds, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon. White wines include Farina’s own white blend, Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Sparkling and house made frozen cocktails. Thirteen delicious homemade pizzas featuring create your own pizza along with spaghetti, ravioli and margherita pizza.
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 our event is about – a Vintage ‘experience’ – not just another sale,” says Stacey. “It has incredible vintage potential to provide a get-away for customers to leave the stress behind, and just enjoy being in a fun environment with some of the most creative people around. We work hard to create an atmosphere that allows our customers to walk away feeling like they were a part of something special.” The 110+ Vintage Market Days vendors are some of the best in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas, Illinois, Iowa, and New Mexico, and they have been working hard to collect unique items specifically for this event.
Get-away for Customers – Leave Stress Behind, just enjoy Fun Environment
Vintage Market Days is a unique combination of an upscale, vintage-inspired, indoor/outdoor, open-air market along with an event “feel” featuring music, original art, antiques, clothing, handmade treasures, jewelry and home decor, along with demonstrations on anything from painting furniture with chalk paint to repurposing vintage items for another use. Vintage Market Days also has the opportunity to give back at each event. This years’ events are no different. “We are excited to support local non-profit organizations and the work they do in the area and around the world. For more information, please visit https://vintagemarketdays.com/market/so-central-texas/index.php or https://www.facebook.com/events/298868750839417/?ti=icl