Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year!!!

A new year is about to roll over tonight and it will be 2011. People make new plans, new goals in a new year and they also evaluate where they found moments of happiness in the year that has slipped away. Make your own list that doesn't include material things or unrealistic goals. Give it a shot... here's mine:

Happiness is...
a grandchild on your knee reaching for your face.
a warm sugar cookie and a glass of cold milk
a photo card from a childhood friend
a nap on freshly washed sheets
a vase of flowers
a candlelight service with singing
a family recipe made with your children
a blue sky and puffy white clouds
God's grace

New Year's list...
eat healthier
stretch, walk, breathe and smile
read a historic novel
start a scrapbook for grandchildren
make new friends and stay in touch with old ones
help others in need

Happy New Year to everyone who has followed the Antique Queens blog and visited the store in 2010. We will bring you a lot of inspiration in the new year -- pop by often to see what's happening. We hope to see all of you in the store too, where there'a ALWAYS something new and fun to see at Antique Queens.
Stay safe, healthy and happy!

Monday, December 27, 2010

After Christmas Shopping

Ahhhhhhhhhhh, the rush of Christmas shopping is over and likely your houseguests have made their way back home. Now is the perfect time to come in to Antique Queens in Rockdale and leisurely browse and shop. Visit with Lanna and Laura and the remarkable staff and find something for yourself or your home. I have just completed my cottage and see several spots that need just the right touch. I don't have to go far to find something perfect. You might need something "oh shiny" for New Year's Eve - lovely vintage pins, bracelets, necklaces and rings are sprinkled everywhere.

Come in tomorrow and see what's on sale at Antique Queens, 106 W.Cameron Street, Rockdale, TX. We can't wait to see ya!!!


Christmas has come and gently gone. Some of us have already put away some of the festive trimmings and eaten most of the leftovers. But the real Christmas is still here day after day and night after night - the Joy to the World that came as the gift to all mankind.

Jesus is the Reason no matter the Season. Blessed Christmas, Holy Christmas.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Christmas Week!!

Are the stockings hung by the chimney? Are the bubble lights and tinsle on the tree? Is the homemade fruitcake wrapped in bourbon-soaked linen cloths? Is the divinity in the silver dish on the table? Is the big ham in the oven coated with brown sugar and cloves? And the family dog struggling to get out of the knitted sweater, poor thing. Those are some memories from my childhood. And even after I moved away, those thoughts swirled in my mind as I made my journey home each year. Whatever brings back those sweet memories is stirring in all of us this week of Christmas.

Antique Queens is an enchanting place brimming with items reminescent of those bygone days... I saw the same transferware that adorned my parent's table and the cranberry rimmed glasses that held the ambrosia (Daddy's favorite) there. Walking through Antique Queens is a glimpse into the lives of our parents, grandparents and great-grandparents and the glad memories will flood back to you as you browse.

Come find a piece of nostalgia to place on your mantle this season or wrap up to place under the tree for a loved one. Antique Queens is open 10:00 am until 5:30 pm this week and until 4:00 on Christmas Eve.

Merry Christmas and God Bless You!
Cody & Zena, Lanna & Jerry
and staff

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Get Your Jolly On

A few weeks back Lanna, Zena, Peggy and Maribeth went to a Christmas Open House at Gatherings of Georgetown. The photos arrived and here they are. No laughing at the vintage hats.... oh, go ahead. Tis the season to act a little wacky and be jolly!!

All of the wacky elves are at Antique Queens Tuesdays thru Saturday, 10am to 5:30pm. Come BROWSE, it's ones of the best places to shop in central Texas!!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Gift Ideas from Antique Queens

Selecting gifts can sometimes be confusing... so consider Antique Queens as the perfect place to find hundreds of out-of-the-ordinary items that will delight those on your list..

Some ideas...
College (girl): A perfect vintage, sequined clutch purse to wear to the New Year's Eve party! Warm her heart with an embellished, vintage window to hang in the dorm or apartment to remind her of home. Your daughter or granddaughter will be thrilled!
Teen (girl): Blingy necklaces, bracelets and tee shirts sprinkled throughout the Antique Queen's shop. Take a look at the trendy stamped messages framed and ready for a bow or 70s-styled "peace" sign to hang in their room
Pre-teen (boy): Jump-start a life-time of collecting with vintage comic books, trading cards, vintage trucks and toys (that Dad had as a child). It's a joy to share the memories.
Mom/Wife: Oh, the weather outside is frightful, but there's a vintage fur wrap or swing coat ready to go under the tree. Add some sparkle from the jewelry selection or designer shoes from the past and you've got a winning gift.
Dad/Husband; There are vintage knives for dad, comfy chairs and all-things collectible. He can toast in the New Year with a wine carafe and glasses. Show him that you care with something different this year!

Indulge your parents with framed art, a china platter or silver bowl. Need a gift for teacher, boss, grandparent, best friend or the white elephant gift for the office party? Antique Queens has something for everyone, Come see us soon for the best selection -- Let Antique Queens put the merry in Christmas!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Festivities Are Underway at Antique Queens

Antique Queens is hosting its 2-day Christmas Open House. There are fabulous sales throughout the shop (over 40 dealers)... we have yummy refreshments while you browse extravagant gifts, vintage jewelry, apparel, home furnishings, shabby & sassy trinkets and collections from the past. It's all so wonderful!!! Here's a glimpse of a few of our fabulous dealers...

Saturday (Dec 4th) is the big day with extended hours: 9am to 8pm. Antique Queens has the perfect perch to see the parade and greet Santa arriving in town. There are market days vendors in our parking lot and sprinkled througout Rockdale's downtown area. It's going to be a beautiful day to shop inside and out. REGISTER FOR DOOR PRIZES!!

Sweet Talk is a dealer in Antique Queens... featuring precious vintage cards, tags and ephermia that harkens back to a simpler time and yet it's so urban-chic too. Ooh-la-la they have a frothy pink tree showcasing many of the shops exceptional items ready for decorating and gift-giving. Come See!

Joie de Vivre is our newest dealer. Browse French industrial with a DASH of shabby, vintage and primitive altogether. Joie de Vivre (the JOY of LIFE) has Christmas stockings, home accents and gifts sure to please. See you soon!