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The Antiquarian Post acts as a visual journal for Antiquaria creators Emma James and Bailey Amon. Always on a quest for visual perfection and a well-curated life, each issue explores their current inspirations and obsessions.


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A S UN FADED FALL .... The Fall 2011 issue brings imagery of a sun-faded Indian summer meandering gently into brisk autumn days. Age-worn collections gathered over well traveled summers, Navajo rugs, and sun-bleached textiles conjure warmth and comfort as crisp winds start to blow through autumnally toned leaves.

Cheers & Enjoy, Bailey & Emma 2

Art Direction /

Bailey Amon & Emma James

Photography / Robert Bredvad Floral / The Nouveau Romantics 3

Production / Antiquaria



Tea cup & Saucer from Antiquaria’s Meadowlark Fine China Collection.



Although they have already made their purposeful journey,

an ombre of vintage postage is a feast for the eyes.



- john steinbeck, sweet thursday


- John Steinbeck, Sweet Thursday We make record of the immense beauty that we’ve seen and send it off to our loved ones far away, wishing they were here. 11


State by state we made our way across this expansive country, picking up plates as reminders of our long journey home.


Rusted and chipped, these slotted spoons have lived their lives as useful tools. They now lay to rest as objects of beauty.



Antiquaria Vintage Linen Tea Towels.



Well-worn cookbooks bring us back into the beloved kitchens of our past, where laughter and sharing would create the pulse in the heart of the home and everyone would end the day by the fire.


Sunset Cactus Wedding Invitation Suite


Sunset Cactus Vintage Postcard Event Card (top) Hand Painted Envelope Liner Pattern



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A mix of wood, tarnished metals, and earthen hued glass set the tone for an autumn feast. Invite friends and party in the crisp evening, wrapped up in sweaters and good conversation.

Below: Plates / “Bellingham� Vintage Fine China Collection / Silverplate Serving Platter / Feedsack Floral Vintage Napkins /Vintage Teak and Brass Flatware



Plates / Antiquaria’s Bellingham Vintage Fine China Collection Tablecloth / Antiquaria Vintage Textiles

(makes 2 tarts) 2 small butternut squash, peeled and sliced into 3 inch pieces olive oil 8oz. fresh goat cheese handful thyme zest of 1 lemon 1 bunch scallions 1 egg white salt and pepper walnuts 1 recipe pastry dough recipe on pg.33 Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Toss butternut squash with olive oil, salt and pepper. Roast until caramelized, about 20 -25 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool. While the squash is baking, mix 6 oz. of goat cheese with the lemon zest, thyme, salt and pepper. Reduce oven to 350 degrees. Roll out each pastry into a round, approx. 1/8 inch thick. Using your rolling pin, transfer dough to a baking sheet. In the middle of the round, spread the goat cheese mixture, leaving a 2 inch border. In a single layer, lay out the roasted butternut squash. Fold up the edges and wash tops of crust with the egg white wash. Bake until golden brown and warmed through, 15-20 minutes. Top with sliced scallions, crumbled goat cheese and a drizzle of olive oil. 26


Drinks are served from a small teak bar-cart. Aged Bourbons and whiskeys are housed in vintage glass decanters. Serve them neat or on the rocks to keep your guests warm when the weather is brisk.



- author unknown 30

Bailey Amon & Emma James | Antiquaria The owners of Antiquaria, Bailey & Emma, debuted their vintage housewares & gift registry webshop in 2010. Since the launch, they have expanded their product offerings to include a full line of custom rubber stamps and most recently, a portfolio of custom invitations. With the duo’s combined background and experience in the fashion and wedding industries, The Antiquarian Post is an extension of their creative process and a look at what inspires Antiquaria as a brand.

512.789.4479 @shopantiquaria

Elizabeth Lewis|The Nouveau Romantics Elizabeth is the owner of The Nouveau Romantics: a paper, floral, event, design studio located in Austin, Texas. Her work has been featured on 100 Layer Cake, Grey Likes Weddings and Oh Joy.



Robert Bredvad | Photography Robert is a photographer and recent graduate of The Rochester Institute of Technology. He considers himself a collector and makes photographs as a way of collecting his own observations and encounters.



continued from pg. 26 ...... RECIPE FOR PIE CRUST: 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon sugar 1 cup unsalted butter, cut butter into cubes and keep chilled in refrigerator 1/4 cup ice water Stir together the flour, salt and sugar. Add the butter, and using your fingertips or a pastry cutter, pinch and cut the mixture until it looks grainy, like cornmeal. Add ice water, one tablespoon at a time until the dough comes together nicely and is neither too wet or too dry. Divide mixture into 2 pieces and wrap each in cling wrap pressing down and forming the dough into disks. Refrigerate the dough for at least 1 hour before rolling it out.


Credits: Cover Artwork: Painted Floral Design by Emma James Page 1-2: Watercolor by Bailey Amon Page 3-4: Photography by Emma James, Typography by Bailey Amon Page 5-6: Vintage “Meadowlark� Fine China available at, Photography by Emma James Page 7-8: Vintage Postage Stamp Collection provided by Antiquaria Page 9-10: Photograph by Robert Bredvad, overlay artwork by Emma James, Calligraphy by Bailey Amon Page 11: Photograph by Emma James Page 12: Photograph by Robert Bredvad Page 13-14: Photograph by Robert Bredvad, State plates for sale at , vintage spoons provided by Antiquaria Page 15-16: Vintage Tea Towels for sale at, photograph by Emma James Page 17-18: Vintage cookbooks and bookends provided by Antiquaria, photograph by Robert Bredvad, overlay artwork by Emma James Page 19-20: Custom Invitation design available from Page 21-22: Floral provided by The Nouveau Romantics, styling by Bailey Amon and Elizabeth Lewis, Photograph by Robert Bredvad Page 23-24: Vintage dishes and serving pieces available at, photography by Robert Bredvad Page 25-26: Linens and Dishes available at, recipe provided by Bailey Amon, Photograph by Robert Bredvad Page 27-28: Vintage Glassware available at, Barcart and tapestry provided by Emma James. Floral by The Nouveau Romantics, Photograph by Robert Bredvad, overlay artwork by Emma James. Page 29-30: Calligraphy by Bailey Amon, Photograph by Emma James Page 31-32: Floral Watercolor by Emma James Back Cover: Painted Floral Design by Emma James


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