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Editor’s Welcome All About Texas Antique Week Loveable Landmark Antiques add layers of charm to a historic Round Top homestead

On 24 Taking Round Top A designer/client team dish on successfully shopping Round Top for your decorative agenda

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The Original Round Top Antiques Fair

Above: Austin-based O’Neill Leonard Antiques have been regulars in the Big Red Barn for many years.

Left: The Vernon’s exhibit a variety of early Texas home furnishings taken from their Brenham, Texas shop.

By Tom O’Hara


Carol O’Steen

Established Quality Silver Dealer for over 30 Years Featuring Over 500 Sterling Napkin Rings, Early American Featuring Over 500 Sterling Napkin Rings, Early American Coin Silver, Unique Sterling Accessories and Serving Pieces. Coin Silver, Unique Sterling Accessories and Serving Pieces. Marburger Farm Tent E Marburger Tues., Oct. 2Farm - Sat.,Tent Oct.E6

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he antiques experience at The Original Round Top Antiques Fair October 3-6, 2012 hosts over 300 exhibitors with a diverse collection of antiques and decorative arts including Early American furniture, European and Asian collections, trend setting Industrial furnishings, fine art and more. Susan Franks, the owner and manager since she and her husband Bo acquired the twice-yearly event and the associated real estate in 2005, has been adding improvements to the exhibits and facilities since their first show. Begun in 1969 as a Country Show, with The Big Red Barn Event Center added in 2002, the show under her tutelage has become the unquestioned marquee destination of the Round Top Antiques Week. Without a doubt, it is the must-see event for all who visit to shop, study and add to their collections. Susan’s tireless efforts have revived not only The Big Red Barn but also rebuilt the entire market week there. The Big Red Barn Event Center includes the Continental Tent with exhibiting dealers from all across the United States selling collections gathered from around the world for their sophisticated inventories. The Big Red Barn offers traditional antiques from American styles of the last 400 years while The Big Red Barn Tent (the newest venue) offers collections in sync with the latest styles such as Industrial, Mid Century décor and some repurposed vintage merchandise. Carmine Dance Hall hosts inventories of assorted antiques for the home including early linens, jewelry, fine sterling silver flatware and hollow ware in air-conditioned comfort. The Original Round Top Antiques Fair is located north of the town of Round Top on State Highway 237, about a mile south of Highway 290. All four venues of the show open Wednesday, October 3 and remain open through Saturday, October 6. Open Wednesday from 9 to 7, Thursday and Friday 9 to 5 and Saturday is 9 to 4. Admission is $10. Info.: or 512.237.4747.

Editor’s Note


WELCOME to the Fall 2012 issue of Houston House & Home’s Round Top Collector’s Guide. We’ve had truckloads of

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fun getting to know many of the top dealers, show organizers and area experts to bring you our exciting and insightful guide—with special thanks to our chief Round Top correspondent Mary Chavoustie. We hope you find this combination of helpful info and enlightening articles to be an essential part of your Round Top experience. Please tell us your thoughts on our effort and help us spread the word to make our spring 2013 edition even better! Happy antiquing!

in Warrenton

More than 200 DEALERS in a 63,000 sq. ft. AIR CONDITIONED building. Free Admission and Parking Food and Drinks, ATM and Clean Restrooms available 3637 Hwy 237 at FM 954 Thursday, Sept. 27 to Saturday Oct. 6, 2012 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Tues., Oct. 2, 5 to 8 p.m. Sandra Cook

For info

Editor Houston House & Home Email:

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Diane Cole, 281-961-5092, or




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Antiques events in alphabetical order by city

Texas Antique Week Events ROUND TOP ARBOR ANTIQUES SHOW, Sept. 26-Oct. 7 American Legion Post #338, 1503 N Hwy 237, 281.388.1075, BIG RED BARN, Oct. 3-6 The Original Round Top Antiques Fair, including The Big Red Barn & Tent, Continental Tent and Carmine Dance Hall. Highway 237 N between Burton and Round Top, 512.237.4747, BLUE HILLS AT ROUND TOP SHOW, Sept. 22-Oct. 7 1707 South Hwy. 237, 979.278.3691, CARMINE DANCE HALL, Oct. 3-6 The Original Round Top Antiques Fair, including The Big Red Barn &

Tent, Continental Tent and Carmine Dance Hall. Highway 237 N between Burton and Round Top, 512.237.4747, CHELSEA’S MEADOW, Sept. 27-Oct. 7 1465 N. Hwy 237, Round Top (next to Arbor Antiques Show), 713.385.8778, COWBOY CORNER, Sept. 28-Oct. 7 Hwy 237 near Florida Chapel Cemetery Road (Across from Marburger Farm) EMMA LEE TURNEY'S FOLK ART FAIR, Oct. 3-6 Including Folk Art Fair & Creative Market in Round Top Arts Center, 1237 N. Hwy. 237 and Jaster Road, 281.493.5501,

MARBURGER FARM ANTIQUE SHOW, Oct. 2-6 Including 10 tents and 12 historic buildings. 2248 S State Highway 237 in Round Top, 800.999.2148,

ORIGINAL ROUND TOP ANTIQUES FAIR, Oct. 3-6 Including The Big Red Barn & Tent, Continental Tent and Carmine Dance Hall. Highway 237 N between Burton and Round Top, 512.237.4747,

OLD DEPOT ANTIQUES SHOW, Sept. 26-Oct. 6 550 N. Washington (Hwy 237) Round Top, 979.249.6401,

ROUND TOP HILL ANTIQUES, Sept. 28-Oct. 6 1500 North Highway 237 in Round Top, 979.966.7435

OLD HENRY FARM AT ROUND TOP, Sept. 24-Oct. 6 2000 N. State Highway 237, 800.322.5177,

TEXAS ROSE ANTIQUE SHOW, Sept. 22-Oct. 6 Hwy. 237 near Florida Chapel Road, 256.390.5337,

ORCHID TREE PARK AND GALLERY (year round) 453 N. Washington in Round Top, 832.283.5915,

VILLAGE GREEN SHOPS, RESTAURANTS & HISTORIC GROUNDS (year round) Two Blocks South of Round Top Square on Hwy 237, 832.746.4324,


Orchid Tree Park & Gallery is a sublime 31/2 acre property within walking distance of Round Top Square. This serene setting is available for booths during Antiques Week and for weddings, parties or fundraising events the rest of the year. The Gallery at Orchid Tree Park is the newest arts venue in Round Top, hosting exhibits by local Texas artists and from select Santa Fe galleries. The park owner’s extensive personal art collection will also be exhibited. Anticipated opening — 2012 Fall Antiques Week. A workshop space is available for classes, lectures and retreats.

ORCHID TREE PARK & GALLERY Celebrating Art • Celebrating Life • Celebrating Fellowship 453 N. Washington • Round Top, Texas 78954 713.305.6776 • 713.854.0907 •

Call now for more information or to reserve booth space.



antique lovers, unite! FALL 2012 ANTIQUE SHOW EXHIBITORS IN THE SPOTLIGHT: •• The The Lone Lone Ranger Ranger Antiques Antiques •• Estate Estate Empire Empire of of Florida Florida •• Herron Herron European European Lighting Lighting •• Wesley Wesley Beard Beard Antiques Antiques •• The The Round Round Top Top Collection Collection •• Legendary Lighting Legendary Lighting •• The The Lagniappe Lagniappe Shoppe Shoppe •• Odyssey Odyssey Antiques Antiques •• La La Casita Casita Home Home Decor Decor •• Barbara's Barbara's Antiques Antiques •• The The Frame Frame Gallery Gallery •• Fred's Fred's Collectables Collectables of of Fort Fort Smith Smith •• Junkology Junkology •• Manders Manders Antiques Antiques •• Interdesign Interdesign Interiors Interiors •• Cosa Cosa Blanca Blanca •• Antiques Antiques by by Arnaud Arnaud •• Ashly Fine Rugs Ashly Fine Rugs •• Berger’s Berger’s Sports Sports Memorabilia Memorabilia

With With many many more more fine fine antique antique dealer dealer venues venues & & custom custom showcase showcase displays displays

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Texas Antique Week Events Antiques events in alphabetical order by city


WARRENTON BAR W FIELD, Sept. 27-Oct. 7 4001 S Hwy 237, Warrenton, 979.278.3447 BLUEBONNET FIELD, Sept. 27-Oct. 7 Hwy. 237 (north end of Warrenton) CAMPBELL BUILDING, Sept. 27-Oct. 6 Hwy 237 - central Warrenton, 713.666.6683 COLE’S ANTIQUE SHOW, Sept. 27-Oct. 6 Special late shopping and wine tasting from 5 to 8 pm on Oct. 2. Corner of Hwy 237 and Willow Spring Road (FM 954), 979.249.5806,

CLUTTER SHOW, Sept. 22-Oct. 6 Highway 237 at FM 954 (between Warrenton and Round Top), EXCESS FIELD, Sept. 22-Oct. 6 3907 Hwy 237 at FM 954

WARRENTON ANTIQUE SHOW / THE GREEN HOUSE, Sept. 27-Oct. 6 4418 Hwy. 237, 281.777.3939,

OLD TOWN MARKET, Sept. 27-Oct. 7 940.569.4144

WARRENTON ROUND UP & ANTIQUE BARN, Sept. 22-Oct. 7 Two miles south of Warrenton on Hwy 237, 979.249.3004

ROSE OF TEXAS ANTIQUES SHOW, Sept. 27-Oct. 7 4345 Hwy 237, Center of Warrenton

ZAPP HALL ANTIQUES SHOW, Sept. 28-Oct. 6 Hwy 237, central Warrenton,

TREE PARK FIELD, Sept. 26-Oct. 7 4635 S. Hwy 237 in Warrenton, 979.249.5588

CARMINE DANCE HALL, Oct. 3-6 The Original Round Top Antiques Fair, including The Big Red Barn & Tent, Continental Tent and Carmine Dance Hall. Highway 237 N between Burton and Round Top, 512.237.4747, COUNTY LINE SHOW, Sept. 22-Oct. 2 Intersection of Hwy. 237 and Spur 458, 760.587.1300, GRACE'S ANTIQUE TREASURE HUNT IN CARMINE, Sept. 29-Oct. 6, 281.259.9982 HOUSE OF NOSTALGIA IN CARMINE, Sept. 29-Oct. 7 One block south of Carmine Dance Hall, 281.804.4477



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Loveable Landmark

ABOVE: The Hamilton Ledbetter homesite in Round Top dates back to 1845. The historic property was acquired almost 20 years ago by a Houston couple, who lovingly maintained and filled the two structures with antiques from Texas and beyond.

OPPOSITE: (Above) The enclosed breezeway of the main house serves as the foyer of the two-story dogtrot. On the left wall, above the antique sideboard, hangs a historic Lone Star Flag with the lyrics to the “Eyes of Texas” inscribed on the frame. (Below) The back porch spans the full width of the house and encourages guests to sit back and enjoy the country surroundings.

Antiques add layers of charm to a historic homestead in Round Top STORY & PHOTOS BY MARY CHAVOUSTIE • ADDITIONAL PHOTOS BY TK IMAGES

eople have been going to Round Top for almost two hundred years. It was the English that first settled the area in 1826, with German immigrants following soon after in hopes of reestablishing a new home in a faraway land. In 1845, Hamilton Ledbetter relocated his family to the area, moving from Victoria to set up a plantation, joining logs with chink to form two sturdy dogtrots. In 1994, a Houston couple made their way to Round Top and purchased the log structures along with 80 acres and a barn. They quickly developed an admiration for Round Top and its people. “I fell in love with the house the first time I

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saw it! And the surroundings, they were so peaceful,” says the homeowner. “Back then, Round Top was a small town — quiet and wonderful,” she says. “I felt a responsibility to the people who came in covered wagons to take care of this house which stands defiantly against time.” AUTHENTIC DETAIL

The four-bedroom, two-bath dwelling was a history-lover’s dream. The open breezeway, now enclosed, doubles as the foyer and gives guests a sampling of the early pioneer-style treasures that lie within. Even out-of-staters can’t help but admire the Lone Star flag that hangs above the antique sideboard.


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“When I saw the words to the ‘Eyes of Texas’ painted on the flag, I knew I had to have it!” says the proud University of Texas alum. “The flag is hand-painted onto velvet with the artist’s name detailed on the back.” Paint was equally important for the interior space. The homeowner wanted to keep true to the original color palette, to preserve both the home’s integrity and place in time. The Williamsburg Collection by Martin Senour proved to be the ideal choice. A room that would have held a number of beds and cradles, now serves as the master bedroom, encompassing almost half of the first floor. With an eye for texture and the help of a rough-hewn backdrop, the homeowner has beautifully melded romantic with rugged. A country bench rests at the foot of her crochet canopied four-poster bed while nearby, willow blue toile covers several comfortably-stuffed armchairs and an ottoman, making for cozy seating by one of four original fireplaces. An oak daybed with its embroidered lace pillows and antique quilt provides the perfect setting for an afternoon nap. TREASURED ANTIQUES

Several pieces came with the purchase of the home including an antique pie safe that has been relocated to the upstairs bathroom. Towels rather than tarts now rest on the handmade wooden shelves. The collector’s Irish Blue Willow and Majolica find their own space on a painted pine hutch in the kitchen.



Redware provides a whimsical addition to every room. The collector refers to them as her “talking plates” as each, complete with a word or phrase, could easily converse with another. “GTT” is Gone to Texas – the words the homeowner’s ancestors wrote in a ledger as they headed for the Lone Star State. Plates proclaiming “Ya’ll come back” and “Don’t fence me in” are right at home. Redware dates back to 1625, its name originating from the reddish brown color it derives from the clay’s iron content after firing. SPICE IS NICE

The heart of the home, the kitchen, is a vibrant nexus of colorful country charm. “I saw a reproduction of an antique cook stove in a magazine and knew it would be perfect,” says the owner. Transporting the stove from Canada proved a bit challenging, as did the assembly, but the determined history lover knew it was all worth the effort. The red painted cabinets and a white farmhouse sink add even more interest to the room. Handpainted roosters top a yellow oil canvas rug for a fitting floor accent. Brass studs hold down counter tops of tin — a great touch of Texas rustic. Garden collectibles and vintage outdoor pieces are a favorite of the homeowner as evidenced by her Texas twig furniture throughout the house, porches and under the rose covered arbor by the pool. Salvaged tin, everything from French tubs to feed troughs, are often found at Round Top’s twice-a-year antique events.

ABOVE: In the colorful kitchen, a reproduction cook stove was a musthave for the homeowner. A vibrant blue hutch displays the homeowners Majolica and Irish Blue Willow collections. The yellow and black, rooster-themed rug is hand painted on canvas. RIGHT: A vintage Irish hutch houses one of several pieces of redware cherished by the homeowner. Red clay pottery known as redware was inexpensive in its day, yet collectors find its simplistic beauty priceless. OPPOSITE: A rustic arbor covered with rose vines offers a serene spot to sit a spell and take in the views of the swimming pool and much of the peaceful acreage.

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ABOVE & LEFT: Willow blue toile covers two armchairs and an ottoman, making for cozy seating next to one of four original fireplaces. LEFT: Several pieces came with the purchase of the home including an antique pie safe that has been relocated to the upstairs bathroom. MORE TO ENJOY

Watering cans in assorted colors immediately catch the eye once inside the outbuilding, a second dogtrot located on the property. A screen made from mismatched shutters hides garden tools and supplies, sharing floor space with an antique table with overflowing ivy in a painted hatbox, a contemporary washer and dryer and an antique ironing board. Just outside the door, a fiberglass Holstein stands watch over two handmade wooden rockers by Mary Emmerling. The open area, conducive with design, almost always boasts a breeze, even in the hottest Texas summer. Young pioneers would have loved the second room of the dogtrot — a special area prepared for the owner’s grandchildren. A miniature tea set and tiny Depression glassware top a child size table with chairs. Early board games and an assortment of vintage windup toys bring back great memories for all ages. Even the barn featuers a playful accent with two ceramic hens roosting comfortably over the barn door. “The house has a personality all its own, a spirit of Texas,” she says. “I hope someone that appreciates Texas will one day appreciate this house as much as we do; it has stood for so long. This house is a tribute to the pioneers and well deserves its Historical Marker from the State of Texas. Truly, this very special home was our Brigadoon!”



ABOVE & BELOW: The dogtrot’s open breezeway is the perfect setting for a pair of Mary Emmerling rockers. Inside, colorful watering cans decorate a gardener’s nook. “I felt a responsibility to the people who came in covered wagons to take care of this house which stands defiantly against time,” says the homeowner.


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Taking on Round Top MELANIE MILLAR


An antique butcher block is a favorite Round Top find for Deborah and James’ kitchen. It offers the perfect height, provides storage and is up on legs, giving it authentic antique appeal.

A few short years ago, homeowner

Deborah Keyser and designer Andra White developed a fruitful decorating partnership. Deborah and her husband James Stafford were in the process of renovating the 1929 National Cash Register Building in downtown Houston when Deborah and Andra began a series of treks to major Round Top antiques events to


find a variety of pieces for Deborah and James’ home on the second floor of the historic building. Their home, a Good Brick Award winner, was featured in the January 2011 issue of Houston House & Home. Designer and former of Deep Texas shop owner Andra White met with Deborah Keyser multiple times before the two headed out for their

first Round Top buying trip. “I had never been to Round Top before,” says Deborah. “This was a little bit of a new experience for me, too, going with a client, that is,” says Andra. “When my business partner and I were shopping for the store, we stopped at every little antiques shop and junk dealer, but when you are shopping


for a client you need to spend your time very efficiently and productively,” says Andra White. “I knew that Marburger Farm was a prime selection.” “It’s very organized,” says Deborah. “I love antiquing when you can just spend the afternoon to wander and pick through things to find that special nugget, but when




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STAYING FOCUSED Deborah and Andra made three separate buying trips, each to conquer a different space or aspect of the décor for the historic residence. The first trip focused on the kitchen, living and dining rooms. The second trip was all about furnishing the bedrooms and the third trip was geared toward finding wall art and items for the couple’s rooftop garden.

Each time, they purchased the early buying day tickets to be among the first to shop the dealers’ wares at each festival. They drove a pick-up truck and were prepared with packing supplise, such as old blankets. “And we always came home with that truck loaded,” recalls Andra. “On the way up there Andra had told me that a lot of buyers would be there and will buy things immediately, so if you see something you want, you have to be ready to make a quick decision.” Deborah was up to the task. “The first thing we found was the big windmill,” says Deborah. “stopped us in our tracks and thought ‘that’s such a great, architectural piece. What can we do with that?’” The windmill wheel now hangs on Deborah and James’ bedroom wall. Their list of criteria spelled out the function, look, general color range and dimensions. “We wouldn’t allow ourselves to be swayed or talk ourselves into some gorgeous piece that


you’re on the clock it doesn’t really work that way. We had just one day for what we wanted to accomplish.” “We had our list — a very specific list with all the criteria for each item,” says Andra. “We would have an idea of what we were looking for with the necessary dimensions, but we were able to stay flexible in case we stumbled upon something else,” says Deborah. “Sometimes we were looking for pieces that would become part of something else, like the table base for the dining room.”

The wheel of a once-working windmill adorns a wall in the master bedroom of Deborah and James’ residence in the historic National Cash Register building.

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P at t i Wa l s h A n t i q u e s We are dedicated to providing you with quality 17th, 18th, and early 19th century American and English antiques accompanied by appropriate accessories and art.

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In addition to an emphasis on painted surfaces, we specialize in early lighting and architectural elements befitting period homes. Please stop by during The Original Round Top Antiques Show, but also look for us at the following locations: Nothing Ordinary, Bellville, Texas, and at The Historic 1773 Mayo Tavern in North Orange, Massachusetts.

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Marburger Farms, like many other venues, offers a variety of vendors in one location.

Antique plates are sought after items for wall décor.

just wouldn’t work,” says Deborah. “You can’t go to a place like that and let yourself see everything.” If that’s the case then you’re just not going to make any headway, you’re not going to get done. Of course it’s fun to just browse and admire everything when you don’t have a specific things you’re looking for.”

ROUND TOP WISDOM On the second and third trips they sought out vendors that had proven to be good sources, making a bee line to those vendors when similar items were on the shopping list. One lesson they learned was about those frustrating hold tags tied to antiques of interest. Deborah and Andra discovered when a desirable item was on hold for another shopper, that it was important to look at the expiration time on the hold tag. Sometimes it’s just an hour our so before the hold expires. If the shopper doesn’t return for the item, then you may get to purchase it after all if you circle back to that vendor’s booth. Shop everything from functional antique furniture to rare and unusual decorative objects.



On the other hand, the shopping duo learned it was important to not beat yourself up over things that got away or just didn’t happen. “You have to know how to walk away and not get hung up on things that are already sold,” says Deborah. “Ultimately, you will find something even better.” Deborah and Andra explain that it’s good to have a shopping partner who is like-minded, but can be practical when a piece strikes your interest. One person can ponder the beauty or likeability of the piece while the buddy checks out the size, color, material and other specs. Andra says that Deborah’s husband James was great at seeing the potential of the pieces, even when they were architectural elements that would be worked into a piece of furniture. And, according to Deborah, Andra was terrific tie-breaker and mediator. “It was extremely helpful, because James and I would have probably pulled each other’s hair out over a few things without Andra’s diplomatic input,” says Deborah.

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Located on the Square in Fayetteville Texas

Featuring: • Early Americana • Primitives • Vintage Concrete • Outdoor Garden • Quilts • Furniture • Tools • Vintage Christmas • Much More Vendors and merchandise from: • Louisiana • Texas • Kansas • Tennessee Come shop with us and enjoy great food in charming Fayetteville Sept. 27 to Oct. 5 • Open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. (Sometimes earlier, often later)

On-Site Auction October 4 6:30 p.m.


Late Night Shopping in Fayetteville

“Packing Up” Sale October 6

BARBARA’S ANTIQUES European Fine Furnishings




Old Henry Farm Sept. 24 –Oct. 6

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Round Top Antique Fair September 24 – October 6


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Round Top Fall 2012  

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