Photo from Left to Right: Larry & Diane Cario
Fifteen years ago, Diane & Larry Cario realized their life long dream of opening an antique shop in their retirement. Since the store is situated in a 1900's farmhouse built & owned by relatives , Frank & Louise Horak, the Carios decided to name the store "KINFOLKS ANTIQUES". This old farmhouse is located at 9334 Main St. in Needville and has 8 rooms and a yard full of items for the antique hunter. The shop is filled with antique & vintage furniture, quality glassware & pottery, linens & quilts, books, records, & signs, costume jewelry, primitives, tools, architectural items, and a wide variety of collectibles. There's always a great selection of items to restore, reuse, or repurpose.
One of the best features is their small town prices. They spend much of their time out hunting for treasures and buying from estates, auctions, and individuals and their goal is always to keep reasonable prices for the customer. They have layaways and gift certificates available and even have a courtesy book for people to sign if they are looking for a certain item. They strive to establish good customer relations and love getting to meet so many nice people!!
Being community minded, the Carios work with a group in organizing the Needville Citywide Garage Sale. It is held every 6 mos. on the 3rd weekend in March & Sept. It has been a great event in helping Needville's businesses and bringing revenue to Needville.
Diane & Larry Cario thank all their customers, especially their repeat customers, & invite new ones to stop by for a visit of their unique shop and go back in time. Also for everyone's convenience pictures of the shop are on Facebook. The shop is open every Thurs. & Fri. from 10 to 5, Sat. from 10 to 4, and the 3rd Sun. of the mo. from 1 to 5. For more inf. on Kinfolks Antiques call 979-793-7200.