The Daytripper Goes Thrifting at the ‘World’s Largest Flea Market’ in Canton

January 19, 2024 | By Chet Garner

To properly enjoy Canton, an East Texas town of 4,200 near Tyler, you should show up with two things: an empty car trunk and an empty belly.

Boerne’s Hill Country Charm and Texas-German Heritage Fuel a Weekend of Fun

April 28, 2022 | By Jacqueline Knox

Boerne’s Flashback Funtiques Brings a Dose of Humor and Whimsy to Antiques

June 30, 2021 | By Jacqueline Knox

In Ennis, Wildflowers Beckon Weekenders in Pursuit of Small-Town Charm

February 19, 2019 | By Allison McNearney

Founded in 1872 by the Houston and Texas Central Railway, Ennis is a product of two pillars of Texas’ 19th-century economy: cotton and the railroad. While Ellis County is no longer a top cotton producer, the railroad still plays a role in connecting Ennis’ thriving manufacturing industry with the world.

The Daytripper Visits the Antiquing Outpost of Round Top for Texas Antiques Week

September 25, 2018 | By

It may be one of the smallest incorporated towns in Texas (official population: 90), but don’t let that fool you—the little town of Round Top makes for some big trippin’. Visit during the biannual Texas Antiques Week and you’ll find thousands of “junkers” filling every available cow pasture with vintage collectibles. But even on a normal day, this hamlet has plenty of charm.

Gladewater Offers Walkable Shopping and Dining in East Texas’ Antique Capital

July 26, 2018 | By Wes Ferguson

With its old buildings, passing trains, vintage shops, and faded storefronts, Gladewater can seem like a relic from a bygone era. Elvis Presley used to play here. So did Johnny Cash. But in another sense, Gladewater is modern: The recent arrival of a brewpub and the opening six years ago of a bed-and-breakfast have turned the official “Antique Capital of East Texas” into one of the most walkable downtowns around.

As They Open a New B&B, the Junk Gypsy Sisters Talk Round Top and Their Passion for Junk

April 26, 2018 | By

As preteens in East Texas, they plucked the relic from a pile of discarded furniture and repurposed it in their tree house. Now the duo, popularly known as the Junk Gypsies, have made a very successful pursuit out of turning other people’s trash into treasure, or “junking.” The sisters’ brand includes the Junk Gypsy Company retail store in Round Top, a self-titled book, merchandise ranging from fringed cowgirl boots to ruffled bedding, and a TV show.

From Scraps to Souvenirs

May 11, 2016 | By Heather Brand

Galveston’s Ships Mechanic Row got its name back in the 19th Century when it was an artery of the island’s shipping industry, located just a few blocks from the wharf.

The June 2024 cover of Texas Highways: Treasures from the Coast

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