Let’s Go Antiquing!

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Just south of the Dallas / Fort Worth metroplex, you will find yourself in the little town of Venus. I mean, it’s little, not small, little. I found myself looking at the water tower that hovered over the police station, overlooking the park and the one and a half blocks of buildings that surrounded it. A restaurant, hardware store and an antique store. I couldn’t have been happier to have found the antique store… I’ve been searching for just the right piece of furniture to call my own!

In the above building, you will find Grandma Had One Antique and Once in a Blue Moon Antique Sale. Essentially, the store is split up into two sections. The section on the far left is filled to the brim with books. Thousands and thousands of books!

The section on the right, well, anything and everything else. Furniture, books, window panes, horse shoes, cookware, odds and ends, chairs, tables and everything else.

For the curious and crafty mind, you might as well bring a trailer for your goods. You’ll be overwhelmed with ideas from all of those great HGTV shows. For others who are just looking for a good piece of furniture to pick up and bring home, well there’s plenty for you as well! If I had a house, I would’ve taken the below piece home.

Instead, what I took home was this little table (below). Super cute and very reasonably priced. I just had to dust it off a bit and I was able to check getting a piece of Texas furniture off my bucket list! Plus, the color is perfect!

If you happen to be in the market for furniture, refurbishing or even just looking for a drive thru a little ole Texas country town, here’s one you can check off your list!

14 thoughts on “Let’s Go Antiquing!

  1. Alyx

    I love what you found for yourself. I really wish that I could go antiquing and decorate our house with lots of really cool stuff, but for the most part, Mike hates that sort of decor. I’ll just have to wait till he’s out of school and has a full time job. Then the house will sort of be my “domain,” and he can’t really get mad about what I do with it. 🙂

    1. Diana, Down Home Traveler

      I think I’m pretty horrible at interior design so finding this was luck of the draw (I think) but it’s fun to peruse around and find new items. Maybe you could just start moving a few things in little by little, haha.

  2. Sarah Shumate

    Oooh this makes me miss having a house big enough to put fun pieces of furniture in! I love that Hoosier cabinet. I don’t know if you ever saw it on my blog, but I had one like it in my kitchen. It was one of the few pieces that we didn’t sell when we moved.

    I would be hours in the book section of the store. Actually, I’d probably never leave.

    1. Diana, Down Home Traveler

      That’s awesome! The cabinet is beautiful – I’m glad you got to keep yours!
      The book section was massive! I’m sure there’s some real gems in there, it’d literally take probably all day to go through that!


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