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Welcome to our Ye Olde City newsletter. We hope you like our newsletter which is filled with ANTIQUE information related to Tyler and East Texas. Within these pages you can stay updated on upcoming events related to antiques and collectibles. There will be monthly articles that we hope you enjoy reading, spotlights on some of our dealers, interesting recipes, and a list of service businesses that you can contact...all related to antiques
and collectibles! Click here to see the businesses currently on that list www.oldcitytyler.com/info.php?page_name=classifieds

If there are special topics that you would like to see covered in the future, please email the publisher at rpowell@austin.rr.com. Please forward this newsletter to your friends and tell them about Ye Olde City.


While you are visiting the downtown Tyler, walk an extra block and stroll through Ye Olde City. Come see our antiques and other treasured gifts of the past, from over 50 antique dealers. Talk to our various dealers, share stories, and enjoy the 'walk through time' as you see different items from the past around every corner.If you haven't visited us in a month, you will find a lot of new antiques that weren't there before. Ye Olde City is located near downtown Tyler at 302 E. Locust. 

Click on the link to the left labeled "Ye Old City Antique Mall" and "Ye Old City Fleamarket" to see photos of our various dealers' merchandise.



Among the antique dealers at Ye Olde City are Norman and Linda Lamberth. After a rewarding career in educational administration, they retired several years ago and have joined the fascinating world of antiques.  Norman also has a large shop at his home and enjoys a variety of work including furniture restoration and repair, construction of new display pieces and general “piddling” which he does best!  Linda enjoys the decorating aspect of their antiques and how to display items attractively. She also enjoys participating in tours, etc. and will be part of the Holt House AAUW Tour of Homes this December.

The Lamberths are always on a "hunt" for antique and vintage pieces. They make their vacations an antique hunts. For the most part, any items that they sell in their booths are antique and vintage items from the late 1800s to the 1950s. You can always find vintage ruby red glassware, red transfer ware, Early American Pressed Glass pieces, and a large variety of old eclectic items in their booth. Many antique lithographs and pictures date back to the Victorian period as well as old paper punch samplers.

In addition to having booths at Ye Olde City, they also have two booths at Our Little Corner in Noonday. Their son James has two flea market booths and has developed a love for “old things” as well. The Lamberths definitely believe there is life after retirement and "antiquing" has brought them lots of new friends as well as fun and pleasure!



Sandra Herring's mother, Peggy Farrell, loved flea markets, antique stores and garage sales.  She would go to Goodwill, Salvation Army, Thrift Stores, and find wonderful 'hidden treasures'.  These were activities that she loved; but her hunt for treasures was interrupted when her cancer returned about four years ago.  It became difficult for her to go on her 'treasure hunts'.  In January of this year, after a chemo-treatment that left her weak and exhausted, she asked her daughter, Sandra, to take her to her favorite old antique store between Line and Locust Street.  This was her 'secret place'. A place that even her daughter had not known about and that surprised her. Her mother answered that surprise with, "Well..., I didn't tell you everything." 

Peggy and her daughter walked in. The building was almost empty.  What had happened?  She was so disappointed.  They saw a lady in the practically vacant building and walked over to see if she knew what had become of the old antique store. The lady's name was Carolyn Killingsworth. She was gracious and offered Peggy Farrell a chair.  She began to tell them that the 'Antique Mall' was going to open again, very soon.  She walked through the mall with mother and daughter, showing them the different spaces that would be available for antique booths.  Sandra fell in love with the 'corner with the wooden door'. Later that day, Sandra's mom convinced her that she needed to be a part of 'bringing the mall back to life'.  Sandra called Carolyn that evening and told her, “reserve my corner”. 

Several months later, when the weather warmed, Sandra took her Mom out on a beautiful day in May. She took her Mom back to her 'secret place'. Carolyn's husband, Ken, came out to the car and helped Mrs.Farrell into the building. To this day, Sandra still remembers and will always remember her Mom's “oooh” and the smile on her face.  Ken carried Mrs. Farrell to Sandra's corner space, and placed her in a chair.  Of course, Peggy found something right away that she just 'had to have'. After resting, she made her way over to the 'flea market' side—and yes, there sat another 'treasure'.  It was Peggy's last “treasure hunt” here on earth.

She went to live with the Lord on July 19th  (now one of  heavens many “treasures”).  Peggy's “secret place” (Ye Olde City) was completely restored and is now Sandra's  “secret place”.

Although Peggy is gone (but not forgotten), you can be sure that she would love to share her “secret place” (Ye Olde City Antique Mall) with others.  Please come and hunt for your “hidden treasure”-----if you find it, you may just hear a light chuckle in the distance.


by Sandra Herring

(Sandra’s Ol’ Stuff)



Here is a recipe for some delicious eggplant panini sandwiches.

Makes 4 sandwiches

ACTIVE TIME: 35 minutes

TOTAL TIME: 35 minutes


2 tablespoons reduced-fat mayonnaise
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
8 1/2-inch slices eggplant (about 1 small)
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
8 slices whole-grain country bread
8 thin slices fresh mozzarella cheese
1/3 cup sliced jarred roasted red peppers
4 thin slices red onion

1. Preheat grill to medium-high.
2. Combine mayonnaise and basil in a small bowl. Using 1 tablespoon oil, lightly brush both sides of eggplant and sprinkle each slice with garlic salt. With the remaining 1 tablespoon oil, brush one side of each slice of bread.
3. Grill the eggplant for 6 minutes, turn with a spatula, top with cheese, and continue grilling until the cheese is melted and the eggplant is tender, about 4 minutes more. Toast the bread on the grill, 1 to 2 minutes per side.
4. To assemble sandwiches: Spread basil mayonnaise on four slices of bread. Top with the cheesy eggplant, red peppers, onion and the remaining slices of bread. Cut in half and serve warm.


NUTRITION INFORMATION: Per serving: 337 calories; 16 g fat (6 g sat, 6 g mono); 22 mg cholesterol; 36 g carbohydrate; 12 g protein; 7 g fiber; 659 mg sodium.
Nutrition bonus: Folate (28% daily value), Calcium (25% dv), Selenium (23% dv), Iron (15% dv).
2 Carbohydrate Servings


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