Updated: Apr 14, 2019
Situated on one of the hippest small town squares I've seen, you'll be greeted by music piped outdoors throughout the Sulphur Springs downtown area, shops and businesses all nestled along busy cobblestone roads. Take a minute to look around as it's pretty impressive what they've done here in such a small area.
Yippee! Woo Hoo!!! I've arrived at one of my favorite shopping places, Town Square Antique Mall! There are many reasons for this, but the most important is the stuff and the people are wonderful!
Tony Martin, the owner, has to be one of the kindest, calmest, and most endearing people I have ever met. He will most likely be at the shop when you arrive, however anyone there manning the business will be absolutely charming and wonderful! As you enter into this wonderland of really good antique and repurposed furniture with an eclectic mix of old and some new decor, you may be torn on which way to go, but you'll quickly see the shop layout has been very well planned so simply pick a direction knowing you'll end your journey on the other side.
There are booths of varying arrangements but not like your typical antique malls. Here the dealers have been well chosen to create a congruent look as they are more focused on similar styles and decorating aspect which is very appealing to buyers looking with furnishing in mind. From super fantastic chippy, peely painted pieces to unique farm and industrial finds, old advertising, old and repurposed lighting, amazing architectural and the perfect mix of ironstone, trinkets and treasures, good garden things like gliders, concrete statues and urns, yes, oh yes, it's worth the trip! This shop will appeal to both men and women, decorators and collectors.
I love listening to the creaking of the old wood floors under foot throughout the 1910 building (which is the ideal setting for such treasure trove) and seeing the anticipated wide staircase to one side leading up to more shopping goodness and high ceilings in the open areas allowing the walls to be filled to the top (and they are!). Upstairs will be loads of miscellany tables, benches, cabinets, oddities, implements and architectural. One may find old fishing or camping gear, chandeliers and old advertising pieces. I've had to ask on more than one occasion "what's that neat looking weird piece with the whatchamadoodle and the thing that goes..." And oddly enough, they answer me from that description.
Take your time, enjoy it all, buy it all. They will load you up when you've made your purchases and point you in the direction of a good meal if your hungry as I usually am after a good shopping spree... They are also pet friendly, (this was Mavis's very first antique shopping trip at 6 weeks old.)
Dealers' prices will vary a little but all are quite fair, and as with any good business, the merchandise moves and changes quickly. Oh darn, another road trip soon to come see what's new at Town Square Antique Mall... and tell them Mavis and I said "Hi!"
CONTACT: Tony Martin
SOCIAL MEDIA: Town Square Antique Mall - Facebook
WHEN: Monday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm