Thursday, July 5, 2007

Day Antiquing

My DH and I decide to go East of Tyler to a town called Marshall for some antiquing today. We drove about 1 1/2 hrs and finally arrived in Marshall. We drove around, found downtown, and...nothing. Among all the old buildings downtown there was not an antique store in sight. So discouraged we stopped at a hamburger joint for lunch. I asked the people there for a phone book and I looked up the Antiques section. Found that there was only 1 store listed in Marshall but many stores listed in Jefferson. We inquired as to how far Jefferson was (20 mins north) and set out to go there. But first we had to find the 1 store in Marshall. It wasn't hard and I'm glad we went. Although I didn't buy anything, I met a very nice lady, Ginger, and saw many of her T2T creations.
The name of the shop is "The Little House" at 206 E Fannin St 903-938-0113. Ginger sells on Ebay under GingerE, check out her stuff. Here are some pictures of her T2T creations.

This is a bookshelf, storage display made from an old window and some old shutters

This is a great display, using 2 glass-less windows, hinged together with spoons hanging from them. This could be used to display hankies, ornament or just about anything.

These 2 old windows have been attached to this cupboard as doors.
After visiting with Ginger and getting the 411 on Jefferson (she has a booth there too), we headed off. Jefferson was a neat town, and full of antique shops. I was able to find Much t2t supplies there, and took these pictures.

Look at this pile of spindles

Old Windows to die for.

the ultimate use for old windows. Cat perch :)
It was a great day, Met a new friend, explored 2 new small towns, found some treasures and spent time with my DH. My Feet Hurt.


Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

Great pictures--all of those spindles make me drool! Okay--I'll wipe myself up here and hit the garage again (the 90 degrees garage)!!

Anonymous said...

I'm from Dallas and have been going to Jefferson for about 20 years now, since I was about 15 - love the history there, but now I love antiquing and digging for treasures! We go several times a year, and am going this weekend as a matter of fact.. (which makes me happy since I just missed Canton for the second month in a row) I love Marshall though for Marshall Pottery, there's nothing like rows and rows of terra cotta pots for what seems like pennies on the dollar! It's a great weekend trip from Dallas - we stay in Marshall, and shop in Jefferson :)

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Wow, I would love those old windows. I love shopping in Jefferson!

Rosemary said...

Sounds like my kind of a day.
Love that ladies creations.
The cat perch is the best!
Have a great weekend!

Margo said...

Bec: Get a Fan, I find it my most important tool in the summertime.

Dawnie, Garden Antiques: Be sure to go by the little house when you are in Marshall. Tell her I sent ya.

rosemary: The cat was so content. I love antique stores with resident cats.

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