Tuesday Tip: Unique Vintage Planters

Are you tired of the same old boring planters? We love seeing unique and odd objects repurposed, so why not get creative with our plants? Fall is just around the corner, so we’d like to share a variety of upcycled items for you to use when your bring your plants inside when the weather gets a little cooler!

Porcelain Dolls

Porcelain dolls aren’t just for decoration in your kids room. Try using your broken dolls for planters instead! They will create a unique planter that your kids will love.


Hanging plants are the hardest to find cute planters for. Why not use a vintage birdcage?

Helping Hand

We all need an extra hand sometimes here and there, why not one for your plants too! Vintage hands are a great and creative way to showcase tiny collections of succulents.

Plant Babies

Do you still have your old strollers? Whether you want to turn them into a terrarium or just use one for your larger plants, they bring a great vintage vibe to any space.

Kitchen Ware

Want to add a little spice to your kitchen? Then try adding succulents into your old ladles. It makes for a unexpected addtion to any rustic kitchen.


Use your old chairs, or all of those garage sale finds, as planters. They would be a simple way to move your plants inside for the winter - straight from your fence to your walls!


Crystals are the hottest trend right now - and plenty of geode clusters are made into tealights! Why not ditch the candle, and go straight for the air plant!

Below are just a few of our unique planters that we have here at The Nat. Come check them out!

Get it Before it's Gone!

If you weren’t able to make it to the open house, there are still plenty of booths continuing their sales! These sales are only valid through the end of the September, so make sure to stop by before the month is up to explore all the markdowns happening! 

  • All merchandise from Vendor #548 is 25% Off

  • Select items in From 6th Collective have been marked down

  • Select items from Room No. 2 are 50% Off!

Did You Know?

The commercial signs of yesteryear - which were all painted by hand - offer a kind of beauty, personality, and longevity that today’s industrial signs have been unable to duplicate. We see them almost every day without a second thought. Weathered by time, distinct characteristics shining through, hand-painted signs are a product of a fascinating 150 year-old American history.

What was once a common job has now become a highly specialized trade, a unique craft struggling with technological advances. These vanguards of unseen originality are leading a renaissance with a keen creative purpose and exemplify the working class American success story. While exploring what’s left of the old sign-painting traditions, there are several young and up-and-coming artists who celebrate keeping the tradition intact with an appreciation for a balance between art and commerce.

This box of decals would be used by sign painters to make their job a little easier. Each letter individually packaged to better assist in the creation of a new sign. One of our vendors, Brave Relics, stumbled upon this vintage lettering kit from Chicago over one of their many travels. With sign painting making a comeback, we thought we’d share a little history with you.

Tuesday Tip: Vintage Kitchens

Remodel season is officially in full swing! If you're anything like us, you have a mental list of everything you want to update around the house. The kitchen is typically the biggest update to try and tackle, but not everyone can dish out the cash needed for a complete overhaul. Today we're sharing a few tips & tricks that can give your kitchen a new look while sticking to a budget!


Don't just decorate, collect! The kitchen is a great place to start and share a collection. Old soda bottles, antique china, & rolling pins, are an easy way to get things started without breaking the bank.  


Cutting Boards

Cutting boards can add texture and depth to your space in a snap. We recommend finding and displaying aged ones on the wall while making a stack of more functional ones on an adjacent counter. 



Vintage scales abound in most antique stores. Look for ones that have their original logo for more visual interest. If you plan on actually using the scale, make sure it measures in increments suitable to your needs (ounces/pounds). They make a terrific place to set that banana bundle or use them to hide unsightly outlets and switch plates.



Our rule of thumb when it comes to cookbooks is, never pass a good one up! They're a versatile decorating tool that's also functional. They make wonderful housewarming gifts as well!



Not all collections are functional, and that's okay. There's a reason why a lot of kitchen utensils and appliances have been updated over the years, but bring new life to something old by thinking outside the box! 



Turning vintage crates into drawers is a genius idea, but if that seems a bit overwhelming, try adding vintage wooden shelves or an old Hoosier Cabinet to warm things up! The possibilities here really are endless!



Canisters are a customer favorite here at The NAT. People are always looking for a little extra storage on their counter, and a stacking canister set does just that while looking cute! 

Mixing the old in with the new is always a stunning combination. Take a look at some of the vintage kitchen goods we have in store right now!

Tuesday Tip: Favorite Vintage Finds

We know better than most just how overwhelming Antique stores can be ...especially ones like The NAT. There's just so much to see! We understand that it can be difficult to see potential in specific items when there's so much to look at. Scoring big at a vintage store requires some preparedness, creativity, and sometimes you have to simply cross your fingers that it works! Ahead are some great vintage finds that you may (or may not) be passing up, but we're here to help! 

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Ignore those boring images housed inside antique frames. The image itself can easily be popped out and replaced with treasured ones you already have!



Reupholstery isn't  your only option when it comes to furniture with dated fabric. There are plenty of fabric paints + dyes out there these days that can make a drab chair fab in a snap!  




Whether you're planning an event table or if you simply need a great centerpiece at home, a plethora of candlesticks can be found in malls like ours. Sand down wooden ones for a  weathered look or snag several different metallic ones for a little added glitz!

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Depression glass is a hot ticket item around here! It's available in all different colors, shapes, and designs. Even trendy bars are serving up fancy cocktails in them as of late. Whether you plan to display your collection or simply stock your bar cart - these are a must have!

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These artworks may seem a little cheesy at first glance, but mixed with the right elements they can bring a curated, fresh, and modern look to any space.



Not only is it a fun, kitschy addition to your kitchen, but it's useful! Start a collection of one style or go full on mix + match! There are a lot of pyrex collectors out there so if you decide to go a different route later on, you can typically recoup your money by reselling them.

The NAT boasts the widest selection of items like these in the Texas Panhandle. If you've been on the hunt for something specific, we'd be happy to help you out! Simply give us a call or swing by today!

(Here's a small selection of in-stock items similar to those listed above)

Get it Before it's Gone!

Each month at The NAT several of our vendors put their items for sale. Here are just a few items that have been discounted from Junk'N'Disorderly, Strange Natives, and Peach Tree Antiques!

Stop by before the month is up to explore all the new markdowns in the store! 

  • Select items from Junk'N'Disorderly marked 50% Off
  • All clothing from Strange Natives is 50% Off
  • All cookbooks from Peach Tree Antiques are 25% Off