The Texas Hill Country is home to many unique antique shops full of history and with charismatic shop owners. There’s no shortage of Texas antique shops in our area – your adventure is completely dependent on how far you wish to travel and what type of antiques you’re after. The shops listed below are just a sampling of some of the high quality shops you’ll want to check out while antiquing during your stay at River Inn Resort.
About 20 minutes away in Ingram is Southwestern Elegance, complete with a showroom, warehouse, and ladies boutique. Southwestern Elegance has a large collection of antique home décor, jewelry, gifts, furniture, and women’s apparel.
The Architectural Mercantile is a great stop if you’re renovating your home or just want some decorative pieces to spice up your style.
The Comfort Antique Mall is in the heart of the historic district and houses about 30 antique dealers. The collectors show off their items from the Colonial era all the way to the 1950s and the mall plays lively 1950s tunes as you peruse the various sellers’ offerings. The mall is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day but extends the hours until 6 p.m. on Saturday.
Comfort also adds a bit of flair to its antiques offerings with the Annual Comfort Village Spring Antiques Show, generally in late April to early May. Collectors and sellers gather in the park to shop or sell their pieces. Some of the dealers are from out of the area, which makes this event a nice opportunity to see pieces from different regions and time periods.
If you want to take a bit of Texas home with you, stop by the Downright Texas Antiques shop at Cypress Creek. Specializing in furnishings and art, this shop is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday – Saturday.
Over in Fredericksburg, you’ll find the Lone Star Antique Mall, one of the largest antique malls in Texas Hill Country at 4,200 sq. ft. of retail space. Approximately 30 vendors showcase their collections and timeless pieces, ranging from art to turquoise jewelry. The mall is open Sunday – Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Carol Hicks Bolton Antiqüités includes an impressive selection of furniture, lighting, trunks, and oddities for the antiques collector. The shop is open Monday – Saturday 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.