There is still a little time before Christmas to jump in the car and head to Central Texas, where you’ll find a number of excellent antique stores. Plan to stay at a few fine Central Texas inns, and make a holiday of it.
From Cat Spring to Gonzales, Round Top to La Grange, you’ll find miles of scenic country roads and out-of-the-way antique shops. Stop by the Phansie Pherret Antique Shop in New Ulm. Gonzales offers several good shops, like Discovery Architectural Antiques and Laurel Ridge Antiques. Cat Spring has a quirky shop that is a particularly good spot to find cowhide – Mustang Alley Antiques. While Round Top is an area known for it’s fantastic annual antique shows in the fall and spring, it is good to remember that antiques are to be found here year round.
It may well be too late for you to travel to Central Texas before the holidays. If so, keep an antiquing trip in mind. What better way to start off 2010 than browsing through history in Central Texas?