As we were familiarizing ourselves with New Braunfels, I spied the Downtown Antique Mall on San Antonio street. It looked like just the place to find what I was looking for...vintage pieces.
Roaming the aisles, we passed antique furniture, mirrors, old photos, glassware and China. This was all very nice, but I had something else in mind. After searching for a few minutes, I discovered a pile of vintage kitchen towels. Hooray! A towel or two would be perfect alongside my green handled vintage kitchen utensils and fiestaware cups and saucers. (Ladies, see picture #2 for the towel I chose, with a glimpse of the cross stitching--it's cute for $6.50)
This store was fun to explore and filled to the brim with good selections! If you're ever driving through New Braunfels, it might be in your interest to stop by.
What to buy: I love browsing through antique/collectible stores; anything along those lines can be found here
As we walked further along San Antonio Street, we came across The Red Rooster Antique Company. It carried the usual pieces you might expect, plus some interesting vintage items. This old cupboard pictured would certainly add a nostalgic touch to one's kitchen if this style appeals to you.
Most antique stores I've visited in Texas include a small restaurant or tearoom, such as this one called the Olive Branch Cafe (picture #2). What a great idea for tired and hungry shoppers!
Red Rooster seemed to carry more vintage and collectible items than fine antiques. The store is deceiving in that it extends waaaay back from the street, being larger than it looks.
What to buy: Antiques and vintage items