Transitions and Goodbyes

Word has spread, so many of you know already, and yes, there are a lot of tears. Dragonfly Sage Treasures & Tales will be closing at the end of December 2019. Our building was sold and our rent is being raised to levels that are unsustainable, so we can no longer retain the space we are in. We have looked at other locations, but as of yet, we have not found a new space that meets our accessibility and budget requirements. It’s getting more and more difficult to do in Georgetown, which makes us sad.

The location we’re in currently has been an antique store for roughly 20 years. Dragonfly Sage took the reins on January 1, 2017 to operate the last couple of years. Susan Ney owned it as Cobblestone for 12 years, and Becky McLaughlin owned it as Upstairs Downstairs Antiques for about six years in this location before that. 

As an antique mall, dozens of community members operated their micro-businesses within our walls. Each booth holds different antique, vintage, reclaimed, handcrafted, or collectable items, and is curated by a different person. And each person is a part of our family responsible for keeping our store running and greeting customers on a daily basis. We couldn’t do it without them! 

A few of our dealers have found booth spaces in antique stores in Taylor and Burnet where the antiques market is still going strong and offers several stores with many great finds. When we officially close, please visit these locations for your continued treasure hunting and vintage shopping trips. 

As we progress through the next few months, we will be saying goodbye to some lovely pieces with great histories, and not just our ghost-filled building on the square! There are display cabinets and vintage dresses and antique chairs and reclaimed dressers and mid-century desks that all need to find good homes before we leave in December. Please stop in and pick up the cool and unique pieces that call to you, before they’re gone for good!

Keep an eye on our social media pages and the website, we’ll be posting about sales and more as we reduce inventory to close. And if we luck into finding a new space, (I mean, miracles do happen!) we will be making announcements to let everyone know.

Thank you to our amazing customers and friends. The journey has been wonderful. Stop in to see us before we close the doors in December!

Reclaiming The Cast-Offs

This is who we are. The shelves, usually reclaimed themselves, are filled with items that someone once loved and then let go. The nostalgia is everywhere you look in here.

“Grandma had dishes like these, but my cousin got them when she passed.” So they pick these dishes up to take home to honor that memory.

“We played this board game as kids!” So they take that board game home to share with their kids for family game night, or share with their friends for drinking game night.

A stuffed teddy bear, with big button eyes, from the 1930’s. A glass tea kettle with gold lines, retro from the 1960’s. Record albums from the past 10 decades, in various conditions and across various genres. A mid-century modern writing desk and chair, with clean lines and solid wood. A dresser that lost it’s sheen so was painted and distressed and now holds the linen tablecloths from your great-grandmother and displays your collection of vintage farmhouse kitchen utensils.

And it’s us, too. We are the ones that have seen the hard-scrabble times and survived, appreciating the fact that a jar of jelly had a cute cartoon on it and became our favorite juice glass. We appreciate the tiny chip in the side of the enamel pot because we know how durable that pot is to withstand the daily heat and use for cooking or cleaning. We appreciate the heft of a solid wood armoire because we remember the time when there were not huge walk-in closets in the houses. We are the ones who may not fit with the current trends and fads, but we are the classic pieces that have the stories to tell if you want to listen and learn about the history.