Still Out & About...on my Trip

First, I'd like to know how was your 4th of July weekend? I happen to be away still and am now in Texas. I should be home tomorrow and away from this awful humidity. I LOVE dry climates, mainly because MY HAIR, being naturally curly... holds up better than in HUMID weather! 

While here in TEXAS I've decided to hit some of the antique shops. They had quite a collection of interesting items although I ended up buying only a couple things: A large nun's wooden rosary and a few bars of soap imported from France. Below is a highlight of my trip to some of the antique shops. Enjoy!

So, what are the best antique shops in your town? I'd love to know!










Below is the 'The Red Rooster' in New Braunfels - this place was pretty large & even had it's own cafe' inside- with tons of people. I loved it!


 


 

 



Below we visited 'Gruene River Antiques'. A two story shop with lots of old & interesting pieces!

 

 

 


We also ate lunch at a little place called "The River House Tea Room" - which was delicious! Both the food as well as the fresh brewed black (iced) tea they served!

 


 

Below was my plate, pistachio-crusted pork tenderloin with mashed potatoes and veggies.




And below is what my husband ordered: grilled reuben panini with tortillas.




Here's the LARGE vintage nun's rosary I bought at one of the shops. It's large and super pretty in person!!


images by jen from my iPhone


I'm always looking to check out shops in other cities. So, what are the best antique stores in your town? Which is your favorite??  I'd love to know! 






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48 comments

  1. I love antique/vintage shops. There are a ton here in Brooklyn, NY, as well as many flea markets. Brooklyn Flea is one of the best!

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  2. Oh my!!! I need that knocker in a bad way!

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  3. Gruene is such a quaint little town. There are so many adorable antique shops in South & Southeast Texas, I love the Roundtop-Marburger one. Hope u had a great time in the Lone star state!

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  4. Oh, New Orleans has amazing antique stores all over the city!

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  5. Well there's loads in Dublin (Ireland not Cali) you'll always come out with something great . I'm currently on the search for a old still working typewriter . There's also this thrift store that literally around 12 thousand old records . which is the most i've ever seen in the one place !

    x

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  6. Whimsy Antiques in Carpinteria, CA is my absolutely favorite!!!

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  7. When I lived in Texas I got cool printing letters spelling my name...and I got a great window. I love the pink and red rotary phones! ---My 4th was super nice. Fresh off a business trip to DC I spent the whole weekend with friends and family.

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  8. YAY for Texas!! I'm glad you had a great time in my home state....It looks like you were around the san antonio area...you were def spared from the humidity of Houston....eeekkkk....


    jen
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  9. I love that you mention your hair in humidity!! I am Egyptian with naturally curly hair which turns into a puff-ball in high humidity, despite my professional grade straightening iron! Lol :) Hope you are having fun!
    Nancy

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  10. Holland, Michigan has one of the best around. I've purchased two typewriters, my vanity, and tons and tons of little gifts.

    Hope you had a good time in my home state. And yeah, humidity, it's the pits!

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  11. DROOL!! I love the back and white dresser.

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  12. Had no idea you were going to NB! I hope you make it to the Grist Mill (seat by the river is a must!) and catch a show at Gruene Hall (oldest dance hall in Texas.)

    Fredricksburg (about 1.5 hours northwest of there) has great antique stores and all of the Homestead stores which are amazing!

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  13. I'm from Oregon, and Aurora is a famous town for Antiques...i'ts like a chain of Antique resorts..I went there last February for a Valentine trip:

    http://www.dhee-ghee.com/2010/02/valentine-in-utopian-town.html

    I only bought 4 pcs of antique wooden shoe forms.

    Do you have any idea how much those deer horns in your photos costs? (pic.10 & 16)...I found worth $20- $35 several pieces from the Flea Markets, and the half mannequin ? Oh, I'm always in love to those!

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  14. All these places look wonderful, I love those vintage telephones! I have a cherry red one.

    X

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  15. I went to visit my brother-in-law in New Braunfels a couple years ago and we spent a day in Gruene and I enjoyed those exact same shops :)

    There aren't many actual "antique" shops in my city but a few good thrift stores - actually I just blogged about a few vintage finds I picked up over the weekend - I love thrifting!

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  16. MARCUS DESIGN/NANCY:
    Haha....it's so true. Just like you, my hair is like a pouf-ball!
    I can't stand humid weather....so uncomfortable. XOXO

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  17. J.S:
    Ha! I don't know if i was spared..it was terribly humid in san antonio. :)

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  18. DHEE GEE:
    I'd love to go the ones in Oregon, lucky you!

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  19. Thanks so much for sharing your visit to these wonderful stores! My eye caught the pink rotary phone in one of the pictures...I have been looking for one for over a year! But I live far, far away from Texas. Shucks. I have been watching ebay, but not on a regular basis. Enjoy your trip and treasure hunting jaunts!

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  20. I kind of LOVE that dresser!

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  21. I love antique shops...Its such a treasure hunt...You did so well with your finds:) Have a wonderful day and have a safe trip home:)
    Kisses,darling

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  22. If you're ever in San Diego, we have several great ones on Newport Ave. @ Ocean Beach and on Girard St. in La Jolla. Another spot is on Cedros Ave. @ Solana Beach.

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  23. St. Augustine FL.... it has at least 20 of them in a square foot radius ( a bit of an exaggeration) but it was the place where America was found and its the oldest city in the country! Talk about some good antiques, and a wonnnderffull vacation. I recommend going in the Fall and staying in one of the bed and breakfasts around. Its such a precious city- and my favorite place, but i swear im not biased.

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  24. Oh man. I wish I would have known you were coming to my town! I would have given you a list of must dos. You hit some great stops, but if you find yourself here again send me an email so you can hit the locals fave hidden antiques, ie-not in greune.

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  25. i wish i knew of some great antique shops around here! if anyone knows of some good ones in the detroit metro area, let me know!

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  26. whatever are you doing in texas? come to dallas! great antiquing here. i do love gruene though. hopefully you're doing some wine tasting and some tubing in the hill country too :)

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  27. Wow, there are some treasures in those photos! I'm kind of dying over that pink bed - but my cat would loooove to scratch it up I'm sure!

    In Seattle, Pacific Galleries Antique Mall is the highlight, but the Pike Place Antiques is good too, and there is an odd little assortment in the Fremont neighborhood where you can find midcentury stuff. The Fremont street market is good for trinkets too!

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  28. i am drooling over that large dresser with the circular mirror!! i wonder how much that was??
    enjoy your vacation. we are in NYC this week and it is ridiculously hot! i can barely take the babies out! shari

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  29. Oh, that bed is beautiful!
    Here in Belgium you don't find such big & beautiful antique shops, rather small and very expensive ones!

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  30. Going to NB in a few weeks! Yay for Texas Love!

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  31. wow, that pink bed is amazing! if only you'd had room in your suitcase :) the lines remind me a lot of your couch in your header actually!

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  32. Hi Jen,

    Antiquing is the BEST! Looks like you found some good spots in TX!

    By the way, how is your new iphone operating for you? Have you heard anyword on the white one being released yet?....I am patiently waiting for it...

    xo
    Jenna

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  33. This is so interesting. It's surprising how many things seem popular in Texan antique shops that I'd not be surprised to see over here in London or in the small antique shops on the south coast in Kent where I am from orginally. Like the vintage phones. Style is international!

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  34. This is so interesting. I'm surprised by how much I see in the antique shops of Texas that I wouldn't be too surprised to see here in London. Like the vintage phones. Style is international!

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  35. I can't believe you are in Greune! You better float the river for me...All of my favorite junk/antique shops are in Texas. Austin specifically, although driving through the hill country and stopping at the random roadside spots is pretty much my bliss. HOpe you are having a blast despite that blazin' humidity!

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  36. If you are ever in Atlanta, be sure to check out Scott's Antique Market!

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  37. How delightful!

    I SLEPT all of the Fourth due to a 24hr bug. D:

    I wish we had an antique store, there was one but it closed down.

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  38. I love the phone in the first pic. I attended undergrad school in Santa Barbara...and I visited their antique shops at least once a week while I lived there...I now only live a little less than 2 hours away but every time I visit SB I have to stop by the antique stores...I do not remember the names ...but there are at least 6 great shops all located on State Street. Santa Barbara is gorgeous and if you've never been, you definitely need to go.

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  39. YES! i love that you were in new braunsfels... im from austin, about 1 hour away...the antiques there are so amazing..you got some great shots! that rosary is amazing!!!!!

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  40. that first phone is my favorite!! I'd love to spend an entire vacation just going antique shopping!

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  41. CARPE DIEM:
    Yes....I've heard from a friend that they have some really nice shops in Santa Barbara- so going to those is definitely on my list...thank you! oxox

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  42. MI VIDA BONITA:
    So far so good....the screen is incredible and it's much faster. :) All I've heard was that the white one would be released this summer.

    :)))

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  43. It looks like a fun trip.
    There's a bunch of antique/vintage stores in SF, and in Berkeley. I don't have a favorite per se though.

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  44. I <3 Gruene! Such amazing shops there! love antiquing in the hill country!

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  45. Jen,

    I called apple, white iphone is due out mid July, she said possibly the 15th!!!! Yipppppeeeeee!

    Great to hear! :)

    xo

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