This shop was a fun place to look around. Downstairs were lots of gift items and some new clothing. Most of the downstairs items seemed a bit overpriced.
However, upstairs was devoted to vintage hats and clothing. They had quite a selection of hats and dresses and other clothing items. Of course the hats were fun to try on! :) These items seemed to be more reasonably priced for what you were getting, but still fairly pricey unless you were specifically looking for vintage clothing.
What to buy: If you're looking for any vintage clothing or hats, check out Whimsy!
What to pay: More than normal for clothing
This was a cute little shop that was a little crowded, but had a lot of clothes and jewelry. Some of the jewelry was cute, but most of it was pretty large and flashy. If you like large, colorful jewelry, you would love it!
Also, the clothes were very colorful and were for a little bit older lady than my friends and I. We are in our late 20s and I would say the style in the shop was more for late 40s and up.
What to buy: Colorful, fun jewelry and clothes!
What to pay: $10 for earrings... over $20 for clothes
Big variety shop that was fun to browse in! There were lots of little nick nacks... I even saw some cute Hello Kitty purses!
Make sure you stop by this store if you are in the mood to browse. Also, there is a nice little bench out front for any weary shoppers to sit and rest :)
What to buy: Souvenirs for friends!
What to pay: $2 - $50 (big variety of things)
Granbury's Town Square holds a number of antique and gift shops housed in nicely restored 19th century buildings. These three shops give a sampling of what Granbury offers:
ALMOST HEAVEN located at 118 N. Houston St. (817-573-1591). I was mesmerized by the different styles of chandeliers offered here. Note the stunning Tiffany lamp shade done in yellow, pink, red and green. Of course, there were other items offered, too. (pic #1)
MARKET ON THE SQUARE (pic #2)has quite a collection of glassware and china that are just beautiful. As with most stores here, just about every inch held a treasure or two. It's located at 112 N. Houston St. (817-573-6161)
BRAZOS MOON (pic ##) at 124 N. Houston St. has two levels of antiques and collectibles. My picture doesn't do it justice, but there was a little of this and a little of that...something for your antique collection and other things just to make your home a little unique. (817-579-8202)
What to buy: Antiques, vintage pieces, furniture, glassware, china, you name it!
What to pay: A little bit to a lot
As we browsed through the shops along the town square, we drifted into The Brazos River Trading Post. It was actually two connected shops offering jewelry, old photographs, old saddles, ceramics, china, glassware, vintage kitchen items, collectibles, old Western boots and vintage clothing.
I found some beautiful Christmas ornaments from the 50's, each with a glimmery touch of pink/gold/silver which I purchased as gifts for a friend. They were $3.50-$4.50 each and in very good condition.
I could have looked for a very long time here, but we wanted to see more shops. Each time we visit Granbury we make a point to stop at The Brazos River Trading Post. If you find yourself in this part of Texas, stop by.
What to buy: Vintage, gifts and antique items
What to pay: A little bit to mucho
As we called it a day and departed Granbury, we noticed this antique mall along Hwy.377. Curious as to what they offered, we decided to stop for a look.
It was a large store with aisle after aisle of glassware, ceramics, wood pieces, furniture, vintage ware and newer items. The entire store was so orderly and spotless, it sparkled! I've never seen an antique store so neat, so commented on this to the lady behind the counter, who told me that everyone having a display here did their share of the work.
I was almost sorry that I couldn't find anything to purchase. The vendors worked so hard to keep their spaces attractive, I really wanted to buy something. But...nothing in particular caught my eye that day.
What to buy: Vintage/antique items
What to pay: A variety of prices
Looking for that unique accessory? Try St. Helen's if you're spending some time in Granbury, Texas.
As you enter the store, a magnificent wood carving, an ethereal looking wall painting of the Virgin Mary and numerous displays of merchandise arranged in lovely vignettes tell you that care has been lavished on making St. Helen's a special place.
Sweetly posed cherubs, tiny bird nests of woven grass or straw, pale blue ceramic eggs, ceramics, planters, glassware, metal wall pieces, candles, soaps in the shape of doves, eggs and cherubs, grapevine wreaths, accent tables, jewelry, woven rugs and many other interesting items can be found here.
The Downtown Store is packed with items just begging to be taken off the shelf! In fact, the store motto is SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE.
Our grandson enjoys stopping here to check out their toy section. On his most recent visit, he purchased a little toy cap gun and extra caps.
Aside from toys, you'll find glassware, souvenir t-shirts, mugs emblazoned with the Texas star, Christmas collectibles and pretty ornaments, cards, colorful jelly beans and other candy, delicate earrings, lovely dolls in frilly dresses, scented candles, kitchen ware, Western themed kitchen towels and much more.
There really is something for everyone, so I just know you'd find something here!
What to buy: Texas themed items, souvenirs, gifts
What to pay: Most items are moderately priced
Dakota's Kabin carries OLD WEST decor, but also clothing and gift items in a rustic setting.
We were looking for old West paraphenalia for a guest room, so we spied some accessories to spark up this room. We paid a little more than we expected, but there's nothing like a unique piece to add something special to a room.
T-shirts, Western style purses, torquoise jewelry, the cowboy 'boot' theme in keychains, salt and pepper shakers or ceramics, books on the old West, furniture, accessories for the home, gourmet food products, cards and other themed items.
It was quite fun browsing through this shop!
What to pay: A little to a lot
According to the walking tour guide, the WAGON YARD was once used to stable horses for those who wished to shop or conduct business in downtown Granbury. It's located behind the Nutt House and was used when the Nutt brothers built their first log cabin in 1866, which they established as a store.
The WAGON YARD today houses brass beds, country furniture, clocks of all types including grandfathers, lamps, bathroom fixtures, lighting fixtures of all sorts such as sconces or chandeliers, metal pieces for the wall, a CD section, ceiling fans and antiques.
Unusual accessories such as a miniature suit of armor or a stuffed coyote carrying a $500 price tag added a unique quality to the shop. There were LOTS of shoppers when we stopped by! I liked the table lamps sporting unusual shades made of cowhide or metallic.
Hours are Mon.-Sat. 8:30am-5:30pm; Sun. 1:30pm-4:30pm seasonally
What to buy: Home accessories or furniture
What to pay: Moderate to expensive
There are several antique stores in Granbury but the Hollywood Antique Mall claims to be the only true one in the town square. There are over 50 different booths and dealers there so plenty to choose from. The building which was known as David's Market has been completely refurbished and covers 10,000 square feet
This store has many gift items along with books, jewellery, linens, glassware and some furniture. They also have some souvenir items like t-shirts, magnets etc. They also sell some antiques and Tilley hats. A lovely high ceiling old store right on the Square.
This is one of the many cute stores on the square which sell Vanmark Collectibles, Lucky, Betty Boop and Elvis. There is also a wonderful smell of the yankee candles you can smell throughout the store and lots of nautical items.
As you can imagine, if you are a cat lover, this is the store for you. Plenty of collectibles and fine gifts. Special orders and shipping available. Right on the historic square with a lovely timbered front porch setting.
This yard sits just back from the square just behind the Nutt House. They sell a variety of Antique reproductions, home lighting and ceiling fans.