Oh How I Love This Antique Store in Frankston

If you live in East Texas, or plan to travel this way, I highly recommend that you visit Pandora’s Box in Frankston.   (They also have a Facebook page.)

Pandora’s Box is, by far, one of my absolute favorite antique stores in this area.   I could easily spend hundreds of dollars in this store!

I took lots of photos last time I visited because you just have to see this place to believe it.

Of course, you know I love corbels.  She has many individual corbels and some hard-to-find pairs.

Corbels at Pandora's Box

More corbels and other unique findsat Pandora's Box

More old corbels among other things - Living Vintage

Other old architectural pieces abound, including this one.  It would be so pretty above a bed!!!

wonderful old architectural piece - Living Vintage

Do you like pink?  If so, she’s got some goodies that you might want to see.

Pink items in stock at Pandora's Box

See the little white cabinet above?  It came home with us.  (See it here.)

I love stores that are so full and layered that you have to stand still for several minutes to see everything.  Everything is so prettily displayed, too.

So many corners to browse at Pandora's Box

Twin bed, pretty table and smalls at Pandora's Box

Lots of goodies - Living Vintage

Pandora's Box  corner to explore - Living Vintage

Fun room to explore at Pandora's Box - Living Vintage

Like black and white?  - Living Vintage



So much to look at - Living Vintage

She has quite a variety of vintage celluloid pieces for sale, including an instant collection of hand mirrors and hair brushes.

vintage celluloid collectibles - Living Vintage

She has old windows, including some etched glass.

Remember my post on Facebook about alternative window treatments?  She’s got you covered there also.

old etched windows and metal - Living Vintage

Need a wonderful old door?  She has several.

Old door with stained glass - Living Vintage

Old door with round window - Living Vintage

These old doors are used as backdrops.  I’m not sure she’d sell them.  Love their green, chippy paint.

The patina of old doors - Living Vintage

I LOVE this cubby cabinet.  If my home office was a little wider, it would be mine.

green cubby cabinet - Living Vintage

Have I mentioned before that I LOVE open shelves with beadboard backing?

Old shelves with beadboard - Living Vintage

Do you like old signs?  This one would be so fun in a mid-century modern home.

Old 7-Up sign - Living Vintage

If you like a touch of industrial in your home like I do, she has lots of fun pieces to choose from.

The industrial area at Pandora's Box - Living Vintage

This old industrial table! - Living Vintage

Old door with wings and bathtub - Living Vintage

This would be so fun as a small side table in a bedroom.

industrial cubby cabinet - Living Vintage

I’ve had my eye on the “Fresh Eggs” sign for some time.

Fresh eggs - Living Vintage

You KNOW I love stepback cabinets!!

Industrial stepback cabinet and old stop sign- Living Vintage

Blue stepback cupboard - Living Vintage

I want this one!  I don’t merely love it.  I LOVE it.

Little stepback cabinet - Living Vintage

I can see some of these repurposed as pendant lights, can’t you?

Pandora's Box - old metal goodies

If you’re looking for a bedroom dresser, she has a few that are quite lovely.

Dresser with fancy mirror - Living Vintage

White dresser with fun small drawers - Living Vintage

What could I not resist buying?

Well, we bought that cute little medicine cabinet (shown in the pink room above) for our master bathroom.  We have limited counter space and the little cubbies inside make it perfect for storing toothbrushes, hair brushes, and other stuff.

Old medicine cabinet - Living Vintage

I could not resist buying a pair of corbels.

Guess which ones I bought?  (There were two pair of each type.)  I had my husband place them side by side to help me decide.

Choosing between two sets of corbels - Living Vintage

You guessed it. The ones on the left.

Two huge corbels that are now mine!  - Living Vintage

Detail shot of old corbels - Living Vintage

This is, by far, my most impractical purchase in a long time, and I’m not a girl to make impractical purchases.  I’m feeling a tad guilty about that.

Not that I regret the purchase.

I have wanted a pair of huge corbels for a long, long time.  I’m not even what I’ll do with them yet.  They may just be displayed on a large piece of furniture … or we may use them when we build our guest house.

Last but not least, my husband and I bought four porch posts with their original corbels still attached.

We’ve been thinking about buying a king-size bed.

When we saw these, we decided to build our bed instead.  It’ll certainly be more unique than store bought!

Antique Porch Posts with Corbels

Frankston is just 25 miles south of Tyler on Highway 155, 15 minutes west of Jacksonville on Highway 175 and about 25 miles due north of Palestine on Highway 155. How’s that for triangulating….?

If you see something you can’t live without, give the store owner, Patty Lookabaugh, a call.  The store’s phone number is 903-876-5056.

Oh, and did I mention she’s having a 10-50% sale off everything in the store until February 28th?

You know I’ll be shopping there before then, for sure!


  1. Is this the shop right there on 155 north of the 175 intersection?
    If so, we go by there all the time on our way to Tyler. I keep saying I want to stop in there some day. Now I know I will and very soon!
    Thanks, Kim. She’s got some wonderful things there and I must do some looking and shopping….not that I NEED anything…but I just might locate something that I can’t resist! LOL
    Hugs, Drue

    • Yes, that’s the place. Right there on the corner. They’re right across the street from a FABULOUS restaurant called the 7-B Restaurant. Their burgers are really, really good, and Mark loves their buffet. If you get by there, please let me know what goodies you find.

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  3. Hello,
    I have no idea where this place is, but I would love to purchase the Angel wings if she still has them. Do you have any idea how much for them and if she ship them?

    • Pandora’s Box is located in Frankston, Texas, near Tyler. Give Patty a call at 903.876.5056 and she can tell you if she still has the angel wings. I’m sure they would probably ship. Please tell Patty I sent you her way.

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