Best Cool Old Sticks - 2010
Sitting next door to its sister store, Found, Lost Antiques is part antiques shop, part design studio and art gallery. With items from dealers across Texas, Lost has a phenomenal assortment of big and small finds. Check out the jewelry cases for vintage turquoise rings and old charm bracelets. Look above for ornate Art Deco chandeliers. The fine art collections include beautifully framed Lempickas, mid-century portraiture (some of it irresistibly kitschy) and vintage photographs. Old grammar school furniture from the 1950s sits next to authentic Shaker chairs. A marble bust peers down at a box of 1960s toys. Lost also has a vintage motorcycle shop with collectible BMW cycles and assorted gewgaws for them from the 1960s and '70s. It's like a museum of Americana, but all for sale at reasonably affordable prices.