Shopping Trip: Antique and Outlet Malls

Shopping Trip: Antique and Outlet Malls

On my way back from meeting a new client in New Braunfels this week, I took an opportunity to do some vintage shopping at a local antique mall and then hit the outlets in San Marcos.

I pulled into the Red Rooster Antique-Mall-Cafe-Inn conglomeration in the historic downtown area, to get a bite to eat and do a little shopping.  This did not turn out to be an educated choice on my part, in terms of dining experiences.  Based on my spinach salad with borderline gelatinous raspberry vinaigrette, I’d recommend eating elsewhere.  However, the antique mall side of the biz yielded much love…

I couldn’t resist this fun vintage portrait and can’t wait to see what it looks like after I spray-paint the frame a funky color.

1960's portrait, $35

1960's portrait, $29

Bought this vintage paint-by-number for Phoebe’s room.  The frame kind of sucks, but again, that’s an easy fix.

Vintage paint-by-number, $35

Vintage paint-by-number, $35

Would’ve loved to have brought home this baby…what a lawn ornament he’d be!

Big Boy!  (priceless)

Larger than life Big Boy! (priceless)

Velvet Elvis, $75

Velvet Elvis, anyone? $75

Chuckwagon couch, $1200/set incl. matching chair.

Chuckwagon couch, $1200/set incl. matching chair. May not be "purty," but it'll sho' make you laugh.

Mid-century vase, $15

Mid-century vase, $15

When I moved on to the outlet malls, I was disappointed to find such slim pickin’s at the home decor stores.  Only saw a few items that inspired a reaction…

First stop: the beast that is the Williams Sonoma umbrella (Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, etc.).  I would’ve bought these sheets for myself if they came in king size:

Tribecca Sheet Set, $34.99/Queen

Tribecca Sheet Set, $34.99/Queen

Abby Sheet Set, $24.99/Twin

Abby Sheet Set, $24.99/Twin

Then I hit the Crate & Barrel outlet.  Where I proceeded to positively flip out over the Marimekko fabrics on sale for $4.95/yard (reg. price: $32/yard).  There was a lot of schlock, but also a few prints I could sink my teeth into:

Marimekko fabric, on sale for $4.95/yard!

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Don’t be hatin’ because I bought Christmas fabric in September.  It was five bucks!

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