Monday, August 15, 2016

Favorite Haunts

I was asked recently where I go to get stuff. Stuff being the things in your house that make it your home. That's a loaded question isn't it? But I'll try.
Brick and Mortar Shops
I've blogged about both of these stores before but
My Favorite Room

And Beaucoup

are both the gold standards when it come to home decor shopping.
The displays are always stunning and the merchandise is varied, with price points for every pocketbook.

Locally Run Antique and Vintage Markets

In the Dallas area three come to mind.
Vintage Market Days(This show has events in many cities in the US.Check their dates for yours.)
Red Shed Antiques
The Old Red Lumberyard Junk Market
The fun thing about these type of shows is they are each so different! Even the same show will be different from date to date. I've had great success finding things at all three.The vendors are always so sweet and bring some of the absolute best stuff. The prices are fair considering and most all are willing to negotiate.

Antique Malls

My absolute favorite is Antique Company Mall
The vendors here bring their A game, creating the most charming vignettes. The prices are great which makes it on my go to list.
I have been known to frequent a few others who lack certain shopping creature comforts but manage to somehow present undeniable bargains.

Two Texas towns have reached legendary status in the antique shoppers hall of fame.
Canton and
Round Top.
Space and time won't permit me to tell of their treasures but there's a reason they are legendary.
Invaluable has a fun post on The Best Towns for Summer Antiquing. Check it out for some great tips!
What about you? Where are your home decor go to's?

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Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Oh goodness, these would be my favorite haunts too!
Thank you for sharing them with us:)

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Thanks for sharing....will keep these in mind in a future road trip.

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Lisa, these "shop till you drop" markets are amazing. I live nearby the Red Shed and was just their a few weeks ago for their big sale. Got there early before opening, it was packed but I found a few wonderful treasures. I also go to RoundTop and Canton. Thanks for sharing your favs. Great photos of inspiration. xo

Katie Clooney said...

You just make me more homesick for Texas!! Hope you're staying dry!

Eilis@MyHeartLivesHere said...

What a great list! You sure know where to find treasures. I'm looking forward to getting back to my favorite passtime...

jeabbe said...

Wow - these shopping sites are perfection. Thanks for sharing.

Stacey said...

I want to come and hit some of these with you!! :)

Blondie's Journal said...

These look like very cool places...we'd have to bring the truck for sure!!


Saleslady371 said...

You are one savvy shopper. You need your own TV show for sure. I'd watch it.

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Oh my Lisa, those look like some great places! I've been to a few of those, but want to go the the Old Red Lumberyard. Do you ever go to Trade Days in McKinney?

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

I forgot to mention that whenever I'm in downtown McKinney, I always have to go to the Antique Company that place.

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Lisa, you have some that I had not heard of! What other secrets are you sitting on? I need to go shopping with you!

Deanna Rabe said...

I'd love to explore all of them!


Stephanie said...

Oh Lisa, I can see why these are your favorite haunts...they would be my favorite places to visit as well :) Thanks for sharing the delightful photos.

Hugs to you!

Pam Richardson said...

Lisa, sounds like great places to shop...I have to drive a little distance, but if I am patient, I can find great stuff!. Pam & Everyday Living

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

First, thanks so much for your visit to my blog! These places look amazing. NOTHING like this around here! You are fortunate. I hear all the time about Roundtop but have never been to Texas. Hope you had a great weekend.

Kim said...

So many beautiful shops...and I love the photo of the piano roll draped over the mannequin! Hmmm. Gives me a few ideas for my own! ;)

Hena Tayeb said...

so much pretty stuff. thanks for sharing

Summer said...

I wish I could go to these places right now ♥

myletterstoemily said...

I found a lovely idea on every photo, thank you! Thank you,
too, for your encouraging remarks at my place! Blessings!

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