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Antique Week :: Houston Area B&B and Ranch

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

Texas Treasure Hunters, Prepare for Antique Week!


Do you love a bargain?  Are you willing to travel far and wide in search of unique gifts or decor?  If so, make plans now to visit rural Texas for Antique Weekend 2015. Actually spanning over one week, this event is the ultimate yard sale experience!


Starting the third weekend of March to the first weekend of April, 2015, more than 2,000 antiques, craft and art vendors from around the country will be setting up shop amidst various countryside Texan communities between Houston and Austin; to display their wares and negotiate deals.


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This popular weekend originally started in Round Top, and has spread throughout surrounding areas over the past forty years.  Now held twice annually, these special events draw thousands of like-minded buyers on the hunt for specific collectibles, or to take advantage of being able to visit several antique dealers in one location. Food vendors will also be on hand, and in some places, local fare is just steps away from the action. Carol’s at Cat Spring Restaurant is open to the public on Fridays and Saturdays from 6:00 to 9:00pm. Savor the best chicken, steak, seafood and pasta dishes in the region.


The Biggest Spring Antiques Event in Texas


From charming crystal to light fixtures, antique cameras or typewriters, or even the proverbial kitchen sink, you’ll find just about everything under the sun at the Texas Antique Week in March and April. Folk art, antique furniture, quilts and even new things will be available, as well!  From priceless antiques to flea market finds, you will find priceless treasures at the antique fair.


Because they are coming from all over the United States, many dealers arrive days before the actual show to set up. Some will be open in the days leading up to the event.  While most of the shows are free, there are some that charge admission, and event hours can vary.  Be sure to check for the latest information before you go.


Before you travel, don’t forget to book a place to stay. Make it a mini-vacation by securing a spot at the Blisswood Bed and Breakfast Ranch in nearby Cat Spring.  Located at the Lehmann Legacy Ranch, our pet-friendly oasis is situated on a working ranch about forty minutes away from all the antiques shopping.  Once you score your bargains, you can leave the crowds behind and retreat to your cozy little cabin.


If you already have a place to hang your hat while you’re here, you can still enjoy a scrumptious meal at Carol’s at Cat Spring Restaurant.   We will be cooking up some special meals and barbecues for all of the antique enthusiasts. Call 979-865-1100 to make a reservation.

Antiquing Outside Houston

Monday, March 15th, 2010

Spring is a great time for antique hunting near our Central Texas bed and breakfast. Cat Spring wrapped up a show on March 14 (meaning that there are great deals to be had here now). Round Top has several antique events from March 26 through April 3, 2010.

If you are patient and enjoy the quest, you can find treasures in the antique shops of Central Texas. Browse Mustang Alley in Cat Spring; try to find something ordinary in Bellville’s Nothing Ordinary Antiques, and find out what is being auctioned at Hradil Auction Co. in Sealy.

Antique hunting can be a great addition to any getaway at our Houston area guest ranch.  Newlyweds can look for unique furnishings for their new home, while couples celebrating their anniversary may find each other the perfect gifts. Friends will have fun exploring the shops at the end of country lanes. No matter who you are with or what you are looking for, you are sure to have fun.

Antique shops near our Cat Spring guest ranch

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Relaxing Shopping

Monday, December 14th, 2009

Christmas is around the corner, but there is still time to shop. Of course, now is the best time to avoid crowded malls, which tend to make us feel more scrooge-ish than anything else. Better to seek out interesting shops that are off the beaten path. There you will have room to breathe and let inspiration strike.

Just such a place exists close to our Houston area guest ranch.

Mustang Alley Antiques is close to our guest ranch

Mustang Alley Antiques is close to our guest ranch

Mustang Alley Antiques is located in an old general store between Sealy and Bellville. If you happen to be looking for cowhide this is THE place to go, but it also has other interesting items. Check out the fine collection of antique oak and walnut furniture, or look for something downright silly. This is a shopping experience that will put you in a good mood.

Instead of returning to whence you came right after shopping, why not spend a night or two at our Houston area guest ranch? Take time to treat yourself to an afternoon of horseback riding. Bring your knitting and finish that project while relaxing on the porch of your cabin. Forget about cooking for a change and enjoy a delicious meal at our Cat Spring restaurant – grilled bison and sweet potato fries anyone?

After all, you deserve a holiday, too.

At Lehmann Ranch, 1 hour west of Houston

13251 Newberg Rd.
Cat Spring, TX 78933

Phone: 713-301-3235

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