Salado is home to several stores specializing in antiques and vintage decor. Salado Creek Antiques is among them. It has perhaps the largest selections of Victorian Oak, Mahogany and Walnut furniture in Texas.
Donna Gantenbein established Salado Creek Antiques in 1992 after seeking high quality antiques to go into a new home. As she traveled Texas and the surrounding areas, she realized that there was a need for a shop carrying elegant home furnishings. Her parents were antiques dealers while she was a child and she had always dreamed of carrying on the tradition. Her husband Glynn is an integral part of the business, with a true passion for the furniture and particularly loves to work with old finishes. As he calls it, “I feel as if I am saving a life”. Glynn can be found many days cleaning and polishing a piece to its original high gloss lustre. Of course other days, he is “gone fishing.”
As you open the door, you will be greeted with a smile and a big Texas size welcome. Texas boasts the friendliest people in the world, and you won’t be disappointed here. Donna will be the first to greet you and to let you know she is there to assist you. As you meander through the store, you will be astounded at the quality, selection, and condition of the pieces.
Salado Creek Antiques specializes in American furniture of the late Victorian period with most furniture dating around the 1890’s, but you will find many pieces of the Civil War Era.
While specializing in furniture, you will be reminded they sell much more than furniture.
There is Victorian Art Glass including an amazing collection of Cranberry Epergnes just purchased and put out for sale, beautiful clocks, lamps and cabinets filled with elegant glass, porcelains and crystal, Cambridge, Heisey, Fostoria and one room dedicated to Flow Blue China.
One of the most interesting aspects of the shop is the way everything is displayed. Each vignette blends the century old accent pieces with the furniture in a way you would have expected to find it in the 1890’s. The only exception would be the photos of family members and friends displayed throughout the shop lending a loving homey touch. An enchanting journey through a wonderfully appointed antiques shop.
Salado Creek Antiques is located at 511 N Stagecoach Rd. Call (254) 947.1800 or visit saladocreekantiques.com to see the online gallery and store.