Update: this shop has closed!
Stanford Court offers that touch of Old Texas. Texas style furnishings fill every room, in massive scale, big as the state itself.
The store is in an old farmhouse that was taken apart, with every stone numbered, then moved to its current site where it was lovingly restored. What a feat!
Rustic is the theme here: rustic furniture and accessories, iron fireplace screens and crosses, leather pillows, candles in barb wire holders, antler lamps, distressed wood picture frames, I think you get the idea (picture #2). I loved this store!
Two friendly Golden Retrievers welcomed visitors to the shop, never making a peep and never roaming beyond the open front door. I was impressed! They are a great advertisement for Golden Retriever Rescue, which is detailed on the shop's website.
First and foremost, Magnolia's is outstanding in their collection of exquisite floral arrangements, decorative wreaths and wall hangings.
Wistfully eyeing these lovely creations, I could envision them in every room of the house (picture #2). You will pay accordingly for their quality, though.
Other home decor items such as ceramics, pretty tassles, table lamps, unusual clocks or scented soaps and candles, jewelry, jewel studded sandles, women's clothing and bright summer purses accented the shelves. This is actually 13 shops in one. Judging from the number of ladies visiting the store, this seemed to be a popular shop, too.
What to pay: moderate to pricey
Classics on Main was packed with wonderful things--original paintings by local and international artists, handblown glass, turned wood pieces, beeswax candles, sculpture, woven baskets, weavings, whimsical creations of art, colorful accent pillows and handmade furniture.
The assortment of items for the home was extensive, most having that artsy appeal. The chairs I've pictured are simple country pieces. I can see them fitting nicely on a covered porch or sitting in a snug corner of the house. So different and so attractive!
One-of-a-kind items can be found here that will add a little spice to your home.
If you're wanting to create the look of old-style elegance, Salado Creek Antiques is the place to do this. The beautifully restored furniture resembles what you would find in an estate--perhaps, a Southern estate.
These fine wood pieces have either been lovingly cared for, expertly refinished or polished up to compliment a high style, gracious decor. It's rare that you would find such a large collection of furniture suites, allowing complete rooms to be furnished in one fell swoop.
I can easily picture any of these pieces at TARA, Scarlett O'Hara's plantation depicted in Margaret Mitchell's tome of the Civil War, Gone With The Wind. Roaming through this store was THAT wonderful!
Having less refined country antiques, I settled for purchasing a pretty vintage postcard.
Hours are Mon.-Sat. 10am-5pm; Sun. 12N-3pm. Tuesday times may vary.
The Salado Antique Mall is comprised of many different dealers. If your decorating style is more casual like mine, you'll most likely find many interesting items here.
As we wandered about the store, I found vintage kitchen ware, a trio of small fiestaware tumblers (which I purchased), vintage cookie jars, old framed prints, glassware, countless China plates, antique glassware, linens and many collectibles from the '50's.
I found an antique cut glass basket (great for small flower arrangements) and an embroidered linen kitchen towel, which I brought home with me. My purchase was made all the sweeter since it was 'Market Day'--where most items were 10-25% off. I believe this is a monthly event....the fiestaware I bought was 50% off its original price.
Hours are Thurs.-Sat. 10am-5pm; Sun. 12N-5pm; Mon. 10am-5pm; closed Tues. & Weds.
This is just a typical art store in Salado. You can find paintings, sculptures, pottery, or pretty much whatever you like.
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