Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Back in Town-End of the Year SALE!!

Christmas was such a great time, especially for the kids and especially since we had such a wonderful White Christmas. We were able to spend some "away" time, and even got snowed in at the log cabin for a while. After being out of town and ending the year on a positive note, we are getting back to business. We are offering a 30% storewide sale which will run until January 7th. We do have new merchandise we managed to pick up along the way. Just ask for your Bloggers discount.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Christmas Palooza!!! 25%off or More

We're in full swing this Christmas season. We keep hearing from our customers that we have the largest selection of vintage Christmas ornaments they've ever seen. Yeah, we know! It's awesome! We also have a huge selection of vintage jewelry and gift items,, all at great prices! Hey, have you seen all the other shops in our area? (Free shopping maps of the Trinity Antique Area at all stores) Over a dozen cool shops and malls. You could spend a whole day in our area-just a few blocks long, and never have to hunt for a parking space. O!M!G! Have you tried to squeeze a car into Northpark's parking lot lately? Don't forget- mention this Blog for 25% off the original price on whatever you purchase.

-------OUT OF MEXICO------

Over the past few years I have managed to accumulate a few pieces of Mexican art. Pottery and Folk Art have been just a few of my perks but the Silver and even American Indian Jewelry have also been a favorite. One area I have not gotten many photos of is my collection of Pre-Columbian pottery. If you have any interest in checking out the inventory, feel free to click on this link.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009


Christmas is fast approaching and we are ready to help you decorate. Our store is loaded with vintage Christmas ornaments in unusual and unique displays. Take a look at our ideas- come in for inspiration. There are containers galore filled with pastels and silver colors, or brightly colored Shiny Brites. Thousands of ornaments and other Christmas decor.

Hours: Mon-Sat 11-5

Country Garden Antiques-for Home and Garden : Your vintage Christmas Headquarters!!

Monday, November 30, 2009

December Mondays means DEEP Discounts!!

Back from a quick trip to Kansas City we are exhausted,,, to say the least. Shopping went well but the family did come first. I was able to snap a photo of Ben on our big Green tractor.
If you have never been able to visit Neiman Marcus during the Christmas season, this is the year. You have got to make a special attempt to make it. Windows and the storefronts are now decorated better than ever. The Neiman's attitude is great. Why let the media get you down. Work a little harder and enjoy life a little more. You can see it in their windows!! A salute to a company that is giving back to this town and this year to our childrens education.

Most important matters---Why not make this Christmas a memorable one by hand selecting that special gift for that special person. Not only will this be a memorable year but also one that took some time and thought. Sure we also have gift certificates but if you feel a little more courageous, you can choose anything from an antique Christmas ornament to jewelry, a painting, or an ancient artifact. Country Garden Antiques is offering bloggers 25% discount on all items throughout our store now until Dec. 21st. Come check out our HUGE selection of vintage Christmas ornaments and be sure to mention this ad. A unique way of decorating that is guaranteed to bring back memories of past Christmas childhood.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

The Big Monday Morning "Home Run"

This last week was good to us. Ususally, we are able to score a few nice items but this last week turned out to be better than normal. The iron pieces and concrete statuary was only surpassed by the early 19th Century Corner Cabinet and Painted Italian Dresser. We were able to purchase several pieces of jewelry (Ivory, sterling etc.) old mirrors, very fine Victorian lace and clothing, old books, flower pots, paintings and frames, 2 great old plant stands, even an 8' long painted iron chicken feeder. http://s1018.photobucket.com/albums/af308/cgantiques/Nov23/?albumview=grid

Monday, November 16, 2009

Monday's Fix

With Christmas just around the corner the pressure is beginning to mount. Whether it's the "Mall" or "the mall", shopping is shopping to me. I love it all! This week we were able to get some wonderful items. Pink was in and so was white. The pink nightstands, pink wreath, pink lamps, pink pedestal, , white table, white shelf, white alabaster lamps(pr), white alabaster French clock, white Mother of Pearl knife and fork set, etc. We managed to pick up a Hermes scarf and several Italian scarves, a great pair of leather barrel chairs, Caucasian rug, Victorian Dome, jewelry, and to top it off.. an old 18 light French Chandalier. Yes, Santa was good to us this last week and he can be good to you too. Naughty or Nice.
For more photos feel free to access the album. http://s201.photobucket.com/albums/aa19/alangal/Nov16/?albumview=grid

Friday, November 13, 2009


Please "LORD" don't let me forget that the name of Industrial Blvd. has now officially been changed to "Riverfront". As my wife can verify, I tend to be (alot) forgetful and I am sure an angry customer will call, upset that I told them to turn left off of I-35 and Continental and drive until you get to Industrial Blvd. The signs have now been changed to Riverfront. I will apologise ahead of time. In about a year and a half the new Suspension Bridge will be completed. Parkhouse/Continental is proposed to be the central station before the new walking bridge and potential Dart/Trolly bridge that will lead to the NEW WEST Dallas shopping area and later to Oakcliff. Yes, this little area is about to be transformed. Riverfront Blvd. will also be experiencing major changes in itself. This all is quite exciting.
Congratulations to the new LuLa B's West that officially opened last night with an incredible blowout. We are always glad to see new shops in the area. For the collectors of Mid-Century collectors there seems to be a big push in the Trinity District Antique area for the look. Just a few months ago John Bacile opened his Antique Shop and Mall on (Riverfront Dr.) and calls it "Antiques Moderne". The place is an experience to say the least!! You will be pleased!!

My apology for not blogging earlier.

Monday, November 2, 2009

1st November Monday ! Christmas??

Yes, we are ready for Christmas with our displays of Vintage Christmas ornaments. Last week was Grueling to say the least!!! Thanks all of you for the kind words regarding my 92 yr old Fathers passing.
Like my wedding day, I was able to channel a little of my anxiety by squeezing in an important antique sale or two. A long walk on my property and photos of one young doe also helped divert anxiety.
Last Saturdays Street Sale was one of our best turnouts ever. The weather was FABULOUS !!! What Fun !!!

Friday, October 30, 2009


Good News!!! The Weatherman said the rain is ending today and will be beautiful tomorrow!!!

Here are a few photos of last springs street sale. Vendors will be in the streets on Saturday. Business owners will have items on sale through-out their stores. Feel free to stop by the Design / Trinity district area on Saturday from 9-5. http://maps.google.com/maps?q=147

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Mondays Posting

This last week brought in a new load of antiques. My favorite this week was a fabulous and unusual Mid-Century Hans Olsen Danish Modern dining room table and chair set. I also found a wonderful signed Louis C. Tiffany bud vase, an incredible LARGE and Old Shabby Gilt mirror, several old Wedgewood pieces, a great 19th Century slave tintype, chandelier, art pottery, several nice frames, two Florentine pieces, several pieces of fine jewelry and Florentine jewelry box and shabby chic style painted chair.

I wish I could have photos of these items but due to a death in the family I needed to leave town for a few days and hope to be able to return for the coming Saturday's Trinity District Antique Street Sale. I will try and post photos at a later date. Our store will be open this week.

Monday, October 19, 2009

!!!New Load!!!

With the return from the semi-annual Warrenton/Roundtop Antique Show we are still in the long process of putting the store back together. We've had... lots of fun.. getting ready for the local Industrial Trinity Antiques Street SALE which will be occurring on Saturday,October 31st. We've had a few dealers interested in setting up in front of the store but unfortunately (as seen in Warrenton) I can't predict the weather. But neither can the Weather man.
I ran to Kansas last week and brought back a full load. It's a toss up but I do have a few favorites, the albino coyote, the turn of the century Muskie, the pyrography table, the white dresser and white desk, the 19th century gilt / lacquered pedestal, the yard long florals and the Acoma vase.
**Back by popular demand we are beginning our Monday morning "New Inventory " list with inventory numbers and price. To view these items just click on the http lisk below. This is a spam free and virus free link!! This will be an ongoing Monday tradition!!**

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Roundtop?? Just a Little Muddy!!

With conditions like this it's amazing anyone showed up. Big Daddy and family from LA, Cat Daddy and family from Seagoville, Tx, Heidi Chapman and Portia, Cody Foster from Nebraska and Gina (Peacock Park) from Michigan were all there for the party. The newcomer this year was Mindy and Dave (Primitives n' Poetry). The rain held out for the most important event... Prom Night at Royers/ Zapp Hall - Warrenton, Texas. Look close.. is that Rachel A??? Theresa's blog party and book signing "The Find" by Stan Williams was also a big hit. Shopping was great as always and it is soooo hard to stay in the booth and not drag more inventory back to the point customers can't get in,,, it's a storage space,, sorry, this stuff is not for sale!!! Pack up is coming in few days and the weatherman is predicting more rain. It has been great to see everyone again... 17 years now!!