I live in Houston and love writing reviews of the local restaurants and stores I visit with family and friends.
Antiquing in Rosenberg
A warm welcome awaits visitors to this expansive storefront known as Red Queen's Attic in downtown Rosenberg, Texas.
Do you like to browse, or are you on a deliberate hunt for a unique piece of vintage furniture or an exceptional accent piece for your home? The owners and employees in Red Queen's Attic will cheerfully guide you in the right direction or leave you alone to enjoy your visit in peace. That is what my husband and I experienced the first time we ever entered this delightful place.
Red Queen's Attic
This antiques and collectibles store is a family-owned business that has been a part of the historic downtown scene since the year 2006. The address is 900 3rd Street, Rosenberg, Texas 77471.
They take Mondays off but are open every other day of the week from 10 A.M. to 5 P.M, Tuesdays to Saturday, and Noon to 5 P.M on Sundays.
Shabby Chic Furnishings and More
Anyone who has watched the HGTV show "Fixer Upper" knows how Joanna Gaines loves to utilize shabby chic furniture. She mixes it with unique pieces that make each home a place of comfort as well as easy to live with items that are simple yet timeless. She would love shopping in this store!
There a great selection of different pieces that she would undoubtedly find of use in her decorating scheme. How the massive inventory is displayed looks as if a designer had a hand in putting these vignettes together.
It doesn't take money to have style, it just takes a really good eye. Sometimes you can find amazing culinary antiques that will make it feel like an old French kitchen.
— Tyler Florence
Displaying of the Merchandise
What is most appealing as one wanders through this two-story edifice looking at the different display areas, is the use of space.
We have visited some antique stores in which there was little wiggle room to navigate between the items on display. It made it difficult to really appreciate what was on view and for sale. The Red Queen's Attic is spacious with wide aisles and walkways.
Though there are a variety of vendors selling merchandise, the appearance of what is on display looks very much edited. For the most part, toys are separated from teacups, and the majority of the books are located in one area as are vintage wedding garments.
Continual Changes in Inventory
It would take many visits to appreciate all that there is to see in this fabulous antique, collectibles, and gift store. With the ever-changing inventory, it must be fun for visitors to do their shopping there.
Pricing seems to be very affordable. One of the owners told us that some antique store owners in the Houston Heights actually shop here to then offer the items at higher prices in their stores.
Visiting stores like this is similar to taking a trip down memory lane.
In one room dedicated to primarily showcasing vintage children's toys, I spotted a box with paper dolls. A fond memory, when I was a child, is sitting at our kitchen table with my mother playing with paper dolls. I think that she had as much fun as I did in crimping the tabs and changing outfits on those dolls. Spotting things like that can instantly zap one back to earlier times.
I love history... everything is inspired by history, so that's why I love vintage and antiques.
— Kelly Wearstler
While most items are vintage, there are also some new things for sale at Red Queen's Attic. The handmade cards pictured above serve as one example. We found a couple of thank you cards to our liking that we purchased. Seasonal cards such as those for Valentine were also on display. They were suitably on display in an old Ferry-Morse Seeds container.
Antique Store With Bar
When is the last time you have visited an antique store that had a bar? Jeff Messer, who is one of the owners, told us that they find the bar of use for various functions held in their store.
By now, you should have an idea of why we found the Red Queen's Attic such a delightful place to visit.
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© 2020 Peggy Woods