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How to Hachie: Antique & Vintage Shopping Guide

Written by Laurie Mosley

If you think the best things in life are old, loved and rescued, my fellow junknistas, this article is dedicated to you.

Whether you call it antiquing, junking, picking or treasure hunting, downtown Waxahachie is the place to be to make your vintage dreams come true offering 12 stores, plus special events throughout the year.

Gingerbread Antiques – Voted #1 Antique Store in Ellis County, Gingerbread Antiques specializes in vintage antiques, collectibles and Victorian furniture.

Photo Courtesy of Gingerbread Antiques 
Old Town Village Antiques & Uniques – The OG of antique stores with 60 dealers under one roof will transport you back in timer offering a three story antique mall full of interesting relics and one of a kind pieces.Their selection of trendy vintage and retro pieces make them a favorite stop for the younger crowd.
Photo Courtesy of Old Town Village Antiques 
Farmhouse – This shop thrives on a collective group of vendors who love vintage, farmhouse, DIY and up-cycled furniture, plus a yarn shop for the knitters in your entourage. They also offer workshops and classes where you learn to use the DIY products they sell.
Photo Courtesy of Farmhouse 
Atelier Antiques – The newest member of our antique family, you will enjoy their antique mall, French lounge, book shop, fine art, coffee and WiFi.
Photo Courtesy of Atelier Antiques  
Doves Nest – A gathering of new southern cuisine, gifts, antiques, old rugs and new friends. As they say, the Doves Nest is worth flying south for!
Photo Courtesy of Doves Nest 
Gran's Antiques – Known for vintage furniture, porcelain dinnerware, decorative pieces, buttons, lamps, toys and more, Gran’s has been selling a variety of antique items for more than two decades in downtown Waxahachie.
Photo Courtesy of Gran's Antiques 
Waxahachie Architectural Salvage - Their motto is ReLoving the Past, and they are passionate about saving architectural salvage from Texas and surrounding states, plus hunting for unique items to bring back for their store.
Photo Courtesy of Waxahachie Architectural Salvage  
BonTon Vintage Market - One of Texas' best vintage shopping experiences, originally located in Forreston, Texas founded by Barbara and John Kaufman, is now located inside Old Town Village Antiques just two blocks south of Courthouse Square.
Photo Courtesy of BonTon Vintage Market 
Red Barn Flea Market - A little bit of everything for everyone from crafts, home interior, shoes, jewelry, sports memorabilia, furniture, and much more . . . some old and some new!
Waxahachie Auction House – It’s the theater of auction houses with Coy Sevier Auctioneer at the helm. Antiques, collectibles, mid-century & contemporary furniture, primitives, vintage and uniques are the items that you will find. Check out their website for a list of upcoming auctions.
Photo Courtesy of Waxahachie Auction House 
Unity Thrift – For the love of thrift, this consignment and thrift store was born benefiting the Hope Clinic and Waxahachie CARE.
Port Horizon Thrift - Port Horizon Thrift is sponsored by Dr. Jamal Rasheed, the Executive Director of the African-American Hall of Fame and the Prince Hall cemetery with a portion of the sales being donated to this non-profit organization.
Photo Courtesy of Port Horizon Thrift 

Special Events:

Antique Alley Texas –Since 1999, hunters have been crawling thru pastures, yard sales and downtown sidewalk sales encompassing 7 communities and 2 counties looking for treasures from Waxahachie down FM 66 to Maypearl, Grandview, Venus, Cleburne, Alvarado and Keene on the third Friday, Saturday & Sunday of April and September - Rain or Shine.

Photo Courtesy of Whip Farm Antique Alley Show 
Vintage Market Days South Central Texas - An upscale vintage-inspired indoor/outdoor COVERED market featuring original art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, handmade treasures, home décor, outdoor furnishings, consumable yummies, seasonal plantings and a little more. The Market is a three day event where our vendors provide unique items, all in one location, for the best vintage shopping experience. Enjoy over 100 unique and talented vendors, amazing food and live music at the Ellis County Expo Center in Waxahachie.
Photo Courtesy of Vintage Market Days South Central Texas  
Junk in the Trunk – A quarterly community-wide flea market event on the historic town square in downtown Waxahachie hosted by the Waxahachie Downtown Merchants Association.Dates for 2021 to be announced soon.
Photo Courtesy of the Waxahachie Downtown Merchants Association  
Directions: Downtown Waxahachie is located only 1 hour north of Waco and Magnolia Market at the Silos on I-35E at the 397 exit. For more shopping, dining and lodging information, visit the Waxahachie Convention & Visitors Bureau website, or call 469-309-4040.
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