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Gift Guide: Old is New

By Debbie AndersonNovember 23, 2022January 3rd, 2023No Comments

Gift Guide: Old is New

Pottery pieces of all provenances are favorite finds at Carter Bowden Antiques. Photo by Meda Kessler

Antique stores rank high among our top spots for holiday gift shopping, because they offer the closest thing to a seasonal treasure hunt. From heirloom silver, gilt-framed mirrors and collectible oddities to artworks, chinoiserie, Turkish rugs and even jewelry, odds are good for finding that special something for anyone who loves the unexpected.

The bonus is that antique stores are almost always locally owned, and support for small businesses is more important than ever. In Fort Worth, you should visit the row of distinctive shops on Camp Bowie Boulevard’s bricks, each with curated offerings reflecting the unique style of its owner.

Visit Carter Bowden Antiques for items with international appeal, from Mexican masks to Italian pottery as well as beautifully framed artwork and covetable collectibles.

Designers frequent K. Flories Antiques for beautifully worn and pedigreed carpets, ginger jars and classic furniture.

The House of Tuscany is an ever changing delight of unusual finds in European furnishings, decor, antique lamps and much more. Pease-Cobb Antiques is a wonderland of unique mirrors, jewelry and art from local estates.

The thrill of the hunt is equal to the delight of finding the perfect gift at emporiums such as K. Flories Antiques, an interior designers’ favorite spot in Fort Worth for chinoiserie. Photo courtesy of K. Flories Antiques 

Photo courtesy of Benny Jack Antiques

Nearby, and a neighbor of Dickies Arena, Montgomery Street Antique Mall offers endless browsing opportunities through both careful vignettes and expansive spaces stocked by dozens of area dealers selling everything imaginable, from Old West and Americana collections to silver in every form imaginable, toys, books and furniture. Want to journey east for a day of shopping? We recommend you set sail for Benny Jack Antiques in Dallas. Visit the store’s Instagram account to whet your appetite, but venture out to the actual curiosity shop to experience what all the buzz is really about.