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May 08

Uniques & Antiques: The Biggest Antique Mall in Mineola, Texas


  If you are antiquing in Mineola, TX and you stay on Highway 80, you’ll miss the biggest antique mall in the area. On Line street just a block toward the railroad tracks from Highway 80 is Uniques and Antiques. This mall features everything from Early American and European antiques to vintage pop culture memorabilia …

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May 07

Around East Texas… Pittsburg


Spend the Day in Historic Downtown Pittsburg Texas with its charming main street of restaurants, museums, attractions and ample antique shopping.   The Ice House  – Start your stroll at the north end of Downtown at 149 Quitman. This thrift shop is actually a non-profit operation benefiting Cypress Basin Hospice.         Rick’s …

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May 06

Now and Then in Tyler and Lindale: Where Thrift Meets Antiques


The 2005 World Almanac predicted that the United States was becoming a “thrift nation” and I believe they were right. There’s one store that is really capitalizing on the thrift trend by combing two stores in one. When you walk into a Now and Then store, either in Tyler or Lindale, you’ll see two stores …

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May 04

The Largest Antiques Collection in the USA

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When Cracker Barrel founder Dan Evans started his first store in 1969, he turned to local antiques dealers Kathleen and Don Singleton for decor. As the company opened more and more stores, the Singleton’s continued to provide all of the décor for each store until one day in 1979 when Kathleen fell ill and son …

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May 02

Upcoming Area Events – May 2013…

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May 1 Hawkins Farmer’s Market Opens – Farm fresh local fruits, vegetables, honey nuts and more. Highway 14 Hawkins May 2-5 – Canton First Monday Trade Days, World’s Largest Flea Market Free all day on Hwy 19 Canton 877-462-7467 May 3-4 Mineola May Days  – Arts, crafts, food, entertainment and fun for the whole …

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May 01

May 2013 Issue Now Available


It seems everyone is out in their yard planting flowers, and we’ve noticed a change in “what’s hot” in yard art. You still see the staples of bird houses hanging from tree limbs and cast-iron bean pots filled with pansies, but we’ve been spotting a few more antique tractors and farm implements decorating the great …

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Apr 12

Have you checked out The Rare Collections Online Business Directory?


For the very best in Antiques, Art, Collectibles, Gifts & More visit the Online Business Directory. Are you an Antique or Collectibles dealer? List your business for free! Join Lee’s Good Stuff and Leland’s on The Rare Collections Business Directory!  

Apr 09

Around East Texas… Lindale: Cycle of Seasons: Home Grown Goodness


    In this day of one-stop big box discount stores full of prepared foods, filled with preservatives for a longer shelf life next to poor-quality items from overseas manufacturers made specifically for the US discount market, it’s so refreshing to see an all-American, locally owned and operated store in the middle of East Texas. …

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Apr 08

The Gladewater Museum: Living in History


Open each Saturday from 10am until 4pm, The Gladewater Museum is filled with historical photographs and artifacts depicting life and history in the Gladewater area from the pioneer days to modern times. Gladewater was founded in 1873 by Texas and Pacific Railroad and post office established the same year. The museum pays homage to the …

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Apr 04

Around East Texas…Tyler: Fancy’s Run Vintage and Gifts


There are so many unique things found at Fancy’s Run in Tyler, it’s as if you’ve tumbled down the rabbit hole and landed upside down into a magical place filled with more than 20 vendors selling colorful hand-made or vintage arts, crafts and gifts. From the cheetah painted front door to the garden in back, …

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