Wednesday, June 19, 2013

My trip to Lone Star Antique Mall and my Husband's Help!

The  precious sign was displayed in a booth at the antique mall my husband and I traveled to just north of Ft. Worth, Texas. 
Lone Star Antique Mall has been in this location for many years. We have visited here many times but we drove from our home which is east of Dallas to north of Ft. Worth and a little over an hour's drive. The mall has very high end items to more middle priced items.
At on end of the mall is a lovely tearoom with delicious food. We have eaten there before but it was convenient this trip. 
Some ladies waiting to be seated in the tearoom!
A beautiful glass case with the glass epergne and plates for sale in the tearoom.
Yummy desserts displayed in the glass case in the waiting area.
Several booths displayed patriotic vignettes to catch your attention. 
A gorgeous red, white and blue star quilt hung in back of another booth.
Towards the back of the mall a huge assortment of metal advertising signs were hung on the wall or set on the floor.
More of these signs were used and several large red letters!
Another lovely booth with a baby crib enclosing several child's pieces.
A corner booth is set off with pretty metal fencing and with cute signs hung as an attraction.
 Here is another lovely patriotic quilt shown with a beautiful brass eagle.
One of my favorite was this black antique truck and looked as if it was being driven down the street!
In front of the truck, was a ride with a clown peddling and pulling a cart.
The other ride was a clown on a see saw ready for a child to balance the other seat. The clown has a speaker in his chest and would have played music or a recording! These were so interesting and may have been hand crafted.
Here is a photo to better represent how large they were!
In the back of the truck, a grocery cart and a step stool with several cute signs were darling.
 My favorite sign was this cute saying and the small size grocery cart!
The truck was parked between buildings facing each other and a walk way on both sides of the truck!
One of the buildings was the Lonesome Dove Hotel which houses a large booth.
This photo depicts the inside of the booth and the Hotel sign is above the windows. 
Between the buildings on the street is a large wooden farm table with beautiful metal and glass centerpieces.

A charming set of china is shown on the woven wooden placemat. 
A lovely shelf holds many blue and white plates and platters
A large shop in the back of the mall has several wooden vintage cabinets with feminine accessories and clothing for sale.
A unique setting of pink garden furniture and wooden columns are accented by a pink flowered sundress.
A great blue convertible and the cute Dino the green dinosaur had signs warning to enjoy looking but do not touch.
A lovely and unusual Royal Doulton tea set was just waiting for me to carry home but when checked on the teapot had a broken lid and handle with repairs. The rest of the set was in great condition including the sugar not in the photo. So, I went on to look at other interests.
Including this lovely display of Shelley china and as always pricey tags.
The most interesting cup and saucer in the Shelley "Melody" pattern with a price of $75 and I recently purchased one for $14 in a small country town.
The very front of the mall has a beautiful living and dining room set for you to admire.
My favorite was the lovely wooden and glass screen which appears to be French.
Also in the front is another patriotic vignette with flags and cobalt blue glassware.

I viewed some of my photos and discovered I hadn't shown the metal bottle tree in the center of the farm table. I went to the back of the mall to show this wonderful table.
I also photographed this feed store and the great booth facing the farm table and antique truck .
These are some more of the beautiful displays of china which I am always on the hunt for and I loved the red flowered chintz covered vegetable bowl.
A beautiful china hot chocolate pot with two cups and saucers is another piece I thought about! But, I left without buying anything there!
What was so interesting was our detour. My husband turned to route us around the construct and traffic a he found a estate sale sign and pulled over to let me shop. I was fortunate to find a small china watering can with china flowers and a trellis handle marked $15 which I bought for $10. I had a happy face and thanked my husband for seeing the estate sale sign. I will post it in a later tablescape!  I love how he helps!!!!!

Hope you enjoyed visiting Lone Star Antique Mall with me!
 
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8 comments:

Monica @ Texas Fiesta Ware Fan said...

Great mall. Thanks for sharing!! I love that bottle tree. Your is a keeper. I'm glad helped you find some treasures.

The Tablescaper said...

This place looks wonderful! I could spend hours there and then stay even longer.

Thanks for being a part of "Oh, the PLACES I've been!"

- The Tablescaper

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Oh my, I just got those adorable star plates from my trip to Florida and Michaels..I love them too! Boy, that mal seems amazing, I would have loved to be there and fill up my car with such lovely things! Have as great Fourth weekend ahead.
FABBY

Rosemary and Thyme said...

Wow, so much eye candy in this place. This looks like a fun place to spend the day. Thanks for visiting me. I truly appreciate it.




Janet

m'lin said...

I love this mall. I live in FW and go as often as I can.

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Trish Cave said...

Where did you spot theLonesome Dove Sign .I want it !