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Antiquing in Texas

There are many wonderful shops in the greater Houston area. I will tell you about the ones I am most familiar with in the Spring, Texas area.

There are over 100 shops in Old Town Spring, some antiques, but mostly gift shops. It is a great place to spend a day. Old Town Spring is just east of the I-45 Freeway.

Spring Antique Mall is in the UHaul Center at I-45 and FM 2920,Spring Cypress Road, on the west side of the freeway. It is a 10,000 square foot mall with about 35 dealers. It is big enough to find lots of great items, but not to big to get lost in! A very friendly place to shop. About 1/4 mile west is Antique Gallery. It is 80,000 square feet with a little bit of everything.

Tomball, Texas is just about 12 miles west of Spring. About a mile or two before Tomball on FM 2920 is Laurie's. Laurie used to import containers from England and Europe regularly, but now is nearly all new.  She has great furniture and smalls. Her shop is huge and just wonderful. There are a number of antiques shops and a whole lot of thrift stores in Tomball, all lined up on or near Main Street. You can park and walk to all of them. It is a fun place to hunt for treasures.

Bellville, Texas is about an hour from Houston on Highway 36 between Sealy and Hempstead. There are a number of shops on the square, and one shop called Nothing Ordinary, just off the square. It is the largest and nicest shop in town. On the square are also gift shops. It is a fun place to go and spend the afternoon.

There is a fabulous antiques show on the first weekend in April and October in Round Top, Texas, and the surrounding area. This is about 100 miles from Houston, to the northwest, in the beginning of the hills. It is mostly outdoors or in tents, and is held rain or shine. Most of the finest primitives are sold at this show. It attracts dealers from all over the country. There are literally thousands of dealers set up in fields that cover several miles. Warrenton, Texas, about 3 miles south of Round Top has a flea market and antiques show that starts the week before Round Top. The Original Round Top Antiques Fair has several venues in Round Top and Carmine; Marburger Farm Antique Show is huge and between Round Top and Warrenton, with over 300 dealers.

Rural Texas Antiques Shows does six shows a year in Brenham, Bellville, Columbus, Cat Spring and Goliad. These are wonderful shows with over 50 dealers and lots of variety.

These are some of my favorite haunts to shop! I hope you enjoy shopping them as much as I do.

Here are March, 2001 photos of my shop space at Queenie's Antiques in Waller, Texas.

19th century Pennsylvania log cabin quilt, 2 19th century firehouse Windsor chairs, spool turned leg table, a group of stools, and English ironstone.  Most items are sold.

Blanket chest from Pennsylvania, huge wooden bowl and many children's chairs including 2 potty chairs.
The blanket chest, bowl, dough box and most of these children's chairs are sold.

Here are photos of my booth at the Columbus, Texas Antiques Show on May 19 and 20, 2001.

Happy shopping!

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