Regional Antiques Guide 2014

Central Texas, aside from being known for its rolling hills and ample wineries and breweries, is also home to dozens of antique shops from Burnet to New Braunfels. Antique shopping, also known as antiquing, involves the hunt for items from another period.  To make antiquing a little easier, we have provided a regional guide with suggestions of shops to visit both in and outside of Austin as well as suggestions for antiquing daytrips to Burnet, Bastrop and the New Braunfels/Gruene areas where many stores are within walking distance of each other or a quick drive apart. This guide is not comprehensive.

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Austin


Amelia’s Retro-Vogue and Relics
Classic vintage items, Civil War to ’60s-era fashion
2213 S. First St. • 512-442-4446 • www.ameliasretrovogue.com
Hours: Tue.–Sat. noon–5 p.m.

Antique Marketplace
Variety of antiques from 55 vendors
5806 Burnet Road • 512-452-1000 • www.facebook.com/antiquemarketplaceaustin
Hours: Mon.–Sat. 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Sun noon–6 p.m.

The Arabic Bazaar
Imported antiques, jewelry, home decor and furnishings, furniture, clothing and gifts from mainly Syria, Egypt, Morocco and Turkey
5013 Duval St. • 512-533-9227 • www.thearabicbazaar.com
Hours: Mon.–Fri. 11:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.–6:30 p.m., closed Sun.

Austin Antique Mall
Variety of antiques from diamond jewelry to furniture
8822 McCann Road • 512-459-5900 • https://austinantiquemall.com
Hours: Mon.–Sun. 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

Blue Velvet Vintage
Vintage clothing
217 W. North Loop • 512-452-2583 • www.bluevelvetaustin.com
Hours: Mon.–Sat. 11 a.m.–8 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.–7 p.m.

Flashback
Some Victorian era to 1930s–90s clothing and home decor
1906 S. First St. • 512-445-6906 • www.austinvintageclothing.com
Hours: Mon.–Fri. noon–7 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m.–6 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.–5 p.m.

Gypsies Antiques
European antiques and vintage items
5202 Burnet Road • 512-451-6200 • www.gypsiesantiques.com
Hours: Mon.–Sat. 11 a.m.–5:30 p.m., Sun. noon–4 p.m.
The boutique-style shop specializes in antique and vintage pieces from Europe with a certain charm, owner Deborah Sierra said. “I look for items from Europe and all over the world that are chic, edgy [and] have charm and character for your home,” she said. Gypsies Antiques carries a variety of items from flatware to furniture. The store also has a boutique in the back that carries casual and evening dresses, hats, purses and shoes. Sierra said she tries to go back in time as far as possible when choosing new items to put in the store, but doesn’t stock anything that is more recent than the ’70s. “We find things that are pretty, items that you would see in [store fliers] like ‘Pottery Barn’ but real. I want the real thing,” Sierra said. Gypsies is also the go-to place for repurposing or making over furniture, she said. The business sells Milk Paint and CeCe Caldwell Paints, both of which add an aged look to pieces, Sierra said.

Buda


1898 Store
Antique artifacts
200 Main St. • 512-295-4919
Hours: 11 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Saturdays only

Burnet


Burnet Antique Mall
Variety of antiques, including glassware and furniture
206 S. Main St. • 512-756-7783 • www.burnetantiquemall.com
Hours: Mon.–Sat. 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m., Sun. noon–5 p.m.

CaroLees
Antiques dating from the early 1900s on, including the 1950s and newer items
139 E. Jackson St. • 512-525-4894
Hours: Tue.–Sat. 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m., closed Sun.–Mon.

Crossroads Antique Mall
Variety of antiques
209 W. Polk St., Burnet • 512-756-4312
Hours: 10 a.m.–5 p.m. daily

Finds! … Of All Kinds
Antiques and gifts
901 S. Hwy. 281 • 512-756-7400 • www.findsofallkinds.net
Hours: Mon.–Sat. 9:30 a.m.–6 p.m., Sun. 1–6 p.m.

Pickers Paradise Flea Market
Indoor flea market with collectibles, antiques and tools
103 S. Silver St. • 512-756-4250 • www.pickersparadisefleamarket.com
Hours: Tue.–Sat. 10 a.m.–5 p.m., closed Sun.–Mon.

Georgetown


Gatherings
Variety of antiques
1009 Austin Ave. • 512-930-2600 • www.gatheringsofgeorgetown.com
Hours: Tue.–Sat. 10:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m., Sun. noon–4 p.m.

Georgetown Antiques and Artisans
Antiques from the 1800s to 1950s and artisan vendors
719 S. Main St. • 512-369-9493 • www.facebook.com/georgetownantiquesandartisans
Hours: Mon.–Thu. 10:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m., Fri.–Sat. 10:30 a.m.–7 p.m., Sun. noon–4 p.m.

Round Rock


Antique Gallery
Variety of antiques from jewelry to furniture
6101 S. I-35 • 512-218-4290 • www.antiquegalleryroundrock.com
Hours: Mon.–Sat. 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Sun. noon–6 p.m.
For 20 years, Antique Gallery has been a destination for shoppers who are looking for a large piece of wooden furniture or the perfectly jeweled bauble. With 30,000 square feet and 167 booths, it is hard to determine a specific style the gallery has, Manager Melody Morgan said. However, nothing from the ’80s or newer makes it into the store. Recently Morgan said she has noticed teacups, saucers and old broaches are the hot purchases because brides and hostesses are looking for these to add retro flair to an event. The gallery also sells to movie and TV production companies that film in Austin, such as the newest Transformers movie, “Age of Extinction,” and TV show “Revolution.” Morgan said shoppers should allow themselves at least two to three hours to wander the air-conditioned building. The store’s busiest days are Saturday and Sunday.

The Dowdy House
Antiques, unique gifts and home decor
109 E. Main St. • 512-310-5880
Hours: Mon.–Sat. 10 a.m.–5 p.m., closed Sun.

Bastrop


Apothercary’s Hall Antiques
Furniture, glassware, china, linens, lighting and vintage clothing
805 Main St., Bastrop • 512-321-3022
Hours: Mon., Thu., Fri. noon–5 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m., Sun 1–5 p.m., closed Tue.–Wed.

High Cotton
Antiques, furniture and home decor
922 Main St. • 512-308-5012 • www.highcottontx.com
Hours: Sun.–Wed. 11 a.m.–3 p.m., Thu.–Sat. 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
Pam Ferguson’s antiques shop features antique and vintage furniture, home decor and gifts. Items include English cake plates, glass door knobs, tea sets and other antique kitchen items.

Lost Pines Art Bazaar
Persian rugs and art, antique furniture
603 Chestnut St. • 512-985-6403 • www.lostpinesartbazaar.com
Hours: Mon.–Thu. 10 a.m.–4 p.m., Fri.–Sat. 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.–3 p.m.
Downtown Bastrop, located about 30 miles east of Austin, offers several antique shops within walking distance of each other. Art lovers can appreciate the collection found at Lost Pines Art Bazaar, which offers Persian rugs, art and European furniture dating back to the 17th century, said Gallery Manager Naseem Khonsari, whose father, Kazem, started the business out of his love for Persian rugs and antiques. “He has always appreciated antiques,” she said. “He picks all the pieces.” Khonsari said the 6,000-square-foot showroom has items at a variety of price points. She said the store recently started selling items by Europe 2 You, which repurposes 19th century European timber into kitchen items, such as knife blocks and cutting boards.

White Morpha Fine Art Restoration and Gallery
Antique art (pre-1950), furniture and decor
714 Chestnut St. • 512-549-3054 • www.whitemorpha.com
Hours: By appointment or call ahead
Owner Jessica Lee Miller specializes in restoring pre-1950s art and selling antiques at her business, White Morpha Fine Art Restoration and Gallery. Miller said she previously worked with the late art restorer George Attal at Austin Galleries on Sixth Street in Austin. She now focuses mainly on restoring oil paintings from the 1700s and later. Most antiques in the shop predate the 1960s and include home decor, lighting and furniture that has been upcycled, meaning an item has been repurposed for reuse or a new use.

Gruene & New Braunfels


Black Swan Antiques at Hampe House
European antiques, gifts, jewelry, home decor and furnishings
1640 Hunter Road, Gruene • 830-625-7122 • www.blackswanonline.com
Hours: daily Mon.–Sat. 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.–6 p.m.

DowntownAntique Mall
About 12,000 square feet with 45 vendors selling a variety of antiques and collectibles
209 W. San Antonio St., New Braunfels • 830-620-7223 • www.thedowntownantiquemall.com
Hours: Mon.–Sat. 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.–6 p.m.

Gruene Antique Company
Variety of antiques
1607 Hunter Road, Gruene • 830-629-7781
Hours: 10 a.m.–9 p.m. daily

The Gruene Flea Antique Mall
Variety of antiques
1265 Industrial Drive, Ste. A, New Braunfels • 830-625-2559 • www.nbauctionco.com
Hours: Tue.–Sat. 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

Hausita Antiques
Variety of vintage items
636 S. Castell Ave., New Braunfels • 830-515-5170
Hours: Mon.–Sat. 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Red Rooster Antique Mall
About 25,000 square feet with 70 antique dealers
971 W. San Antonio St., New Braunfels • 830-609-3311 • www.redroosterworld.com
Hours: Mon.–Sat. 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.–5 p.m.

Leander


Leander Flea Market
Air-conditioned booths and outdoor vendors selling antiques, vintage furniture and lawn and garden items as well as repurposed items
1001 CR 271 • 512-658-2292 • https://leanderfleamarket.com
Hours: Fri. noon–6 p.m., Sat.–Sun. 10 a.m.–6 p.m., closed Mon.–Thu.
By Amy Denney
Amy has worked for Community Impact Newspaper since September 2010, serving as reporter and then senior editor for the Northwest Austin edition and covering transportation. She is now managing editor for the nine publications in the Central Texas area.


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