Without local shops, shoppers would buy gifts exclusively from in-flight catalogs, forcing fathers to sneak into airplane-wheel wells on Black Friday to order spy-camera blenders for their children. Enjoy earthbound browsing with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of antiques, home accessories, and other fine goods at Silver Star Mercantile Company in Carrollton.
Located in historic downtown Carrollton, Silver Star Mercantile Company accents homes with a vast array of charming, ageless wares including furniture, collectibles, and folk art. Treasure hunters can peruse Silver Star's colorful shelves in search of a quaint home adornment or a vintage Western purse to decorate their lucky shoulder. The shop's ever-changing inventory also features a varied collection of glimmering jewelry ($15–$60), Circle E candles ($25), and antique lamps, perfect for illuminating a collection of antique VCR manuals.
Folk-art fanatics can walk away with a piece of HOBO letter art ($20–$50), and cookbook connoisseurs can pick up a Pioneer Women, Farm Chicks, or Cowgirl Cuisine cookbook ($20¬–$40) to learn why cornbread tastes better when its plucked directly from the stalk. Housed inside a historic building dating back to as early as the 1930s, Silver Star Mercantile Company delights customers with its original brick walls and charming tin roof while owner Susan Myers stands by to relate the unique history of each item.