The Knot Hole in Burnet

The Knot Hole in Burnet made a Texas Monthly list of small-town resale shops that are worth a visit. Its unique vendor booths seem to go on forever. It is one of many Highland Lakes thrifting hotspots. Staff photo by Suzanne Freeman

Shopping at resale stores in the Highland Lakes is like going on a treasure hunt. Each has a unique array of antiques, vintage clothing and jewelry, hard-to-find housewares, and collectible toys and knick-knacks — all at bargain prices.

Peruse a plethora of shops in Burnet, Llano, and Marble Falls and the smaller communities in between. You can thrift all day and still have a town left over for tomorrow’s adventure.

And the treasures you’ll find! While on assignment, this reporter snagged an amazing bamboo salad bowl with utensils at The Knot Hole, which made a Texas Monthly list of small-town resale shops that are worth a visit. The Burnet store is one of many Highland Lakes thrift and antique stores you can read about below.

BURNET

Burnet Antique Mall

206 S. Main St. on the square; 512-756-7783

HOURS: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday and Monday. 

FIND: 10 dealers with authentic antiques — no reproductions. A favorite of antique collectors from Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio. 

CaroLees Antiques and More

137 E. Jackson St. on the square; 512-525-4894

HOURS: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday, and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday. Closed Tuesday and Wednesday. 

FIND: Antiques, collectibles, home decor, gifts, florals, and more.

Designers Market & Antiques

500 Buchanan Drive; 512-756-4760

HOURS: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. 

FIND: Antiques, vintage designs, home decor, collectibles, jewelry, tools, and more from 45-50 vendors indoors and outdoors. 

Friends of the Library Thrift Store

105 W. Pecan St.; 512-756-7124

The store raises money for the Herman Brown Free Library in Burnet by selling donated items.

HOURS: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Closed Sunday.

FIND: Antiques, clothing, baby clothes, jewelry, linens, toys, books, and sporting goods. Also has a merry collection of Christmas decorations year-round.

The Knot Hole

608 S. Water St. (U.S. 281); 512-756-1515

HOURS: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily.

FIND: Home decor, furniture, housewares, clothing, and more.

Peddler’s Emporium 

209 W. Polk St. (Texas 29); 512-756-2820

HOURS: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. daily.

FIND: 20-plus dealers of new, used, vintage, and antique items over 14,000 square-feet. 

Pickins by Sassy

901 S. Water St. (U.S. 281); 512-755-1509

HOURS: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Closed Sunday.

FIND: A charming mix of old and new, including vintage and antique furniture. 

The Vintage Gypsiez

228 S. Main St.; 940-577-5278

HOURS: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Closed Sunday and Monday. 

FIND: 11 vendors/artisans selling handmade jewelry, woodworking, children’s clothing, towels, blown glass, and more. 

MARBLE FALLS 

Birdie’s Antiques Market

706 Third St.; 512-689-0066

HOURS: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Closed Monday.

FIND: Fine furniture and curated antiques, linens, art, and collectibles. Also offers design services, including custom furniture, bedding, and window treatments for home staging. Specializes in incorporating antique and vintage pieces into functional home decor and design.   

Chique, Unique & Antique

900 Avenue Q; 830-693-5105

HOURS: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. 

FIND: A stylish collection of new and old items from over 40 unique vendors in individual booths. Shop for vintage and painted furniture, arts and crafts, vintage jewelry, Dixie Bell paints, and more.

Goodwill Central Texas

2510 U.S. 281 North; 830-693-3999

The only Goodwill location in the Highland Lakes. 

HOURS: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. daily. 

FIND: Clothing, furniture, housewares, home decor and a full-service donation drop-off.

La-Ti-Da / The Rug Queen and Westlake Old Books

1101 N. Main St.; 830-798-8988

HOURS: 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. 

FIND: Five businesses operating over 5,000 square-feet, including The Rug Queen, Westlake Old Books, Rudy Moreno Jewelers, Gloria Ramirez’s Hummingbird Alternations, and Cobblers Direct pickup spot for shoe repair. 

Marble Falls Library Thrift Store

300 Avenue J; 830-693-5120

HOURS: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Closed Sunday. 

FIND: A little bit of everything, including what you don’t expect. Christmas decorations are on sale in July and from September through December.

KINGSLAND

Re Spin It

2242 RR 1431 West; 830-613-5945

Solely owned and operated since 2018.

HOURS: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday. Closed Sunday-Tuesday. 

FIND: The owner’s custom-redesigned furniture as well as antique and vintage furniture, home decor, and a small selection of new gift items.

Second-Hand Treasures

2743 RR 1431; 830-371-9142

Sheila Watts is the new owner of what used to be The Treasure Nouk. 

HOURS: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. Closed Sunday and Monday.

FIND: A consignment store with more than 100 vendors from Odessa, San Antonio, Dallas, and locally. Its five rooms are filled with furniture and antiques, knick-knacks, jewelry, men’s and women’s clothing, and more. Even has a Man’s Cave. Merchandise turns over constantly!

This-R-Us

2101 RR 1431

Recently opened after years in a Buchanan Dam location. Owner Pat Ward shut down during the pandemic, opened a few smaller places after the lockdown, but has found a new home in Kingsland. 

HOURS: 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Closed Sunday and Monday.

FIND: A little bit of everything, including fishing lures. Sells chickens both grown and chicks in March. Stock changes constantly. 

LLANO

Possibilities

115 E. Main St.; 325-216-9095

The space is choreographed differently than most resale shops with 150 vendors selling items that are set up by type and not booths.

HOURS: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Closed Sunday and Monday.

FIND: Sections for jewelry, housewares, furniture, art, hunting, Fiesta dinnerware, and even Texas-themed items. 

Serendipity Vintage & More

507 Bessemer Ave.; 325-247-3103   

New owner Amber Kloepper will host a grand reopening of the store on March 1, 2024.

HOURS: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday-Monday. Closed Tuesday and Wednesday. Will be open daily during the summer.

FIND: Antique clothes, jewelry, indoor and outdoor furniture, and home decor. 

BUCHANAN DAM

Hidden Treasures

15490 Texas 29; 281-763-4179

HOURS: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Closed Sunday.

FIND: Quality used furniture at great prices, antiques, and collectibles. Also refinishes furniture in any style, including the ever-popular shabby chic. 

editor@thepicayune.com