Tag Archive: artifacts

May 05

Peeling the Layers of Antiques, Art and Collectible at The Glass Onion


This is a shop of many layers featuring antiques, collectibles, local art, vintage items, jewelry, gifts and more. The mall has unique items from a variety of vendors and select consignors with new inventory coming in daily. Located in downtown Tyler, the atmosphere is comfortable and inviting. Whether you are looking for true 1800’s antiques …

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May 04

The Largest Antiques Collection in the USA

Larry Singleton with portable pantry 1

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 www.visitcantontx.com May 3-4 Mineola May Days  – Arts, crafts, food, entertainment and fun for the whole …

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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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Jan 21

Copper isn’t the only valuable piece of wire.

"Barb" photo by Andrew Kirby

Since its beginning in the late 1860, there have been more than 500 barbed wire patents granted. Varieties include just about anything a creative farmer or rancher could invent to better keep his property safe and secure.   Collecting rare barbed wire can prove to be a true treasure hunt. Interesting samples can be found …

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Oct 17

Digging up History

While looking for antiques and collectibles at Canton First Monday Trade Days in East Texas, we came across a historian we had met before at Buchannan’s Market in Lewisville held each third weekend (next show is Oct 20-21, 2012). Scott Freeland, author of “They Too Were Americans: The German-American Bund in Words, Photos and Artifacts,”  …

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Sep 28

Rare Finds at Canton Trade Days

Most everyone in Northeast Texas knows about Canton Trade Days, the event that boasts itself as the “World’s Largest Flea Market.” Lately the reviews have been mixed about what types of items you can find at Canton. It seems more people are finding craft items than collectibles. So this month, The Rare Collections decided to …

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Apr 19

Authentic Native American Art becomes a part of The Rare Collections

Authentic Native American art including pottery, paintings, kachina dolls, baskets, rugs, sculpture and fetishes from Hopi, Zuni and Navajo artists join The Rare Collections. Many of the Native American art pieces are from a collector who owned a gallery in Dallas and traveled extensively to Native American communities of Lower Moenkopi near Tuba City. There …

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