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2012 Back Porch Bliss

A COLLECTOR’S GUIDE TO THE SHOWS

New Round Top home embraces the outdoors and showcases local antiques finds

TEXAS ANTIQUE WEEK CALENDAR • HOW IT ALL STARTED DECORATING WITH ANTIQUES • AREA ANTIQUES DEALERS MAP


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A COLLECTOR’S GUIDE TO THE SHOWS

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PUBLISHER . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mike Harrison, Ph.D. ASSOCIATE PUBLISHER . . . . . Susie Reisenbigler EDITOR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sandra Cook CONTRIBUTING WRITERS. . . . Mary Chavoustie, ART DIRECTOR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Robert Coplin CREATIVE SERVICES DIRECTOR . . . Tim Beeson CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mary Chavoustie, Thomas O’Hara ACCOUNT EXECUTIVES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tina Laplaca, Diana Liner, Susan Mahmood PRINTING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DROR International

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Country Comforts A couple’s custom home in Round Top showcases timeless elements and natural surroundings

of 24 Confessions a Collector A one time-Houstonian and current resident of the Round Top area, shares her secrets to collecting antiques for years of enjoyment

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12. COLE’S ANTIQUE SHOW March 28-April 7 13. BAR W FIELD, Mar. 29-Apr. 8 14. STERLING MCCALL ANTIQUES SHOWCASE

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15. WARRENTON MARKETPLACE March 30-April 8 16. CAMPBELL BUILDING March 29-April 7

General Carmine Area The Glass Anvil 713.419.8757, theglassanvil.com

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Big Red Barn 5 miles N of Round Top Sq J. Hawthorne Antiques, Booth 399 Latcham House Antiques, Booth 305 Munday & Munday Antiques, Booth 379 Pique Shaia Oriental Rugs The Cheeky Mare Blue Hills Gallery Auctions, Inc.

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Carmine Dance Hall 2 Blocks N of Hwy 290

Arbor Antiques Show 1503 N Hwy 237 281.388.1075 arborantiques.com Pandora de Balthazar, Tent F

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3. Original Round Top Antiques Show at THE BIG RED BARN April 4-7 4. BLUE HILLS at Round Top March 24-April 8 5. ARBOR ANTIQUES SHOW Mar. 30-Apr. 7

Old Henry Farm 2000 N State Hwy 237 1.800.322.5177 oldhenryfarm.com Barbara’s Antiques Frame Gallery Heavy Metals Orchid Tree Park & Gallery Original Round Top Antiques Fair 512.237.4747 rountoptexasantiques.com Patti Walsh Antiques, Booth 311 R&F Antiques

6. ROUND TOP HILL ANTIQUE SHOW, Mar. 31-Apr. 7 954

Round Top Folk Art Fair & Creative Market 1235 N Hwy 237 281.493.5501 roundtopfolkartfair.com

7. ROUND TOP FOLK ART FAIR & CREATIVE MARKET April 4-7

General Round Top Area Blackbird Farm Rentals/Event Center Heritage Country Properties It Fits! Lizzy Lou’s Texas Casual Cottages Wellspring Retreat Bed & Breakfast

8. OLD DEPOT ANTIQUES SHOW March 27-April 8 9. ORCHID TREE PARK March 28-April 8

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11. MARBURGER FARM ANTIQUE SHOW, Mar 28-Apr. 8

17. WARRENTON ROUNDUP ANTIQUE BARN, Mar. 24-Apr. 8

Marburger Farm Antique Show roundtop-marburger.com 800.947.5799 Antiquecane world.com, Booth DC-11 Branded Luxury Unlimited, Tent A, Booth AC4 Easter Hill Antiques Eclectic Architecturals, Tent DA3 Ladybag International, Dance Hall Madelena.com, General Store

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Antiques Show Two Rivers Trading Co. Bar W Field Pottery Glass China Wonderfaux Studios, LLC Cole’s Antique Show 3637 Hwy 237 colesantiqueshow.net Turn of the Century Antiques Excess Field Pieces of the Past #6 Round Top Hill Pavilion Back When.. Zapp Hall Antique Show Across Hwy 237 Zapphall.com

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Editor’s Note WELCOME to the premiere issue of Houston House & Home’s Round Top Collector’s Guide. We’ve had truckloads of 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 debut effort and help us spread the word to make our fall edi-

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hen mapping out your destinations in Round Top this spring, make sure to see the Arbor Antiques Show. This stand-out show featuring 12 acres of crisp white tents will celebrate its 28th season this March. With an established reputation built on quality, diversity, and knowledgeable dealers, you will be delighted with the best of the best from around the globe. Already well known for fine European and American antique furniture and linens, and American primitives; this show is rapidly gaining an attractive reputation for its contemporary fine art and artists as well. The Arbor Antiques Show is the place to find what you’re looking for. • OPEN DAILY 9 AM TO 6 PM MARCH 28 – APRIL 7, 2012

Join us April 2 at 6 p.m. for a Wine Walk and late shopping! • 1503 N HIGHWAY 237

one mile north of Round Top Square and six miles south of Hwy 290 • FREE ADMISSION • FREE PARKING •

Air-Conditioned Comfort Stations

www.arborantiques.com RoundTop@arborantiques.com 888-233-5414 or 281-388-1075

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Texas Antique Week Events Antiques events in alphabetical order by city

ROUND TOP ARBOR ANTIQUES SHOW March 30-April 7 American Legion Post #388, 1503 N Hwy 237, 281.388.1075, www.arborantiques.com BIG RED BARN, April 4-7 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, www.roundtoptexasantiques.com BLUE HILLS AT ROUND TOP SHOW March 24-April 8 1707 South Hwy. 237, 979.278.3691 www.bluehillsatroundtop.com

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CARMINE DANCE HALL April 4-7 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 www.roundtoptexasantiques.com CHELSEA’S MEADOW March 29-April 8 1465 N. Hwy 237, Round Top (next to Arbor Antiques Show) 713.385.8778 www.chelseasmeadow.com COWBOY CORNER March 30-April 7 Hwy 237 near Florida Chapel Cemetery Road


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Texas Antique Week Events Antiques events in alphabetical order by city

ROUND TOP (continued) EMMA LEE TURNEY'S FOLK ART FAIR, April 4 -7 Including Folk Art Fair & Creative Market in Round Top Arts Center, 1237 N. Hwy. 237 and Jaster Road, 281.493.5501 www.roundtopfolkartfair.com MARBURGER FARM ANTIQUE SHOW, April 3-7 Including 10 tents and 12 historic buildings. 2248 S State Highway 237 in Round Top, 800.999.2148, www.roundtop-marburger.com OLD DEPOT ANTIQUES SHOW March 28-April 7 550 N. Washington (Hwy 237) Round Top, 979.249.6401, www.olddepotantiques.net

OLD HENRY FARM March 26-April 7 2000 N. State Highway 237, 800.322.5177 www.roundtop-oldhenryfarm.com ORCHID TREE PARK AND GALLERY 453 N. Washington in Round Top, 832.283.5915, www.orchidtreeparkandgallery.com ORIGINAL ROUND TOP ANTIQUES FAIR April 4-7 Including The Big Red Barn & Tent, Continental Tent and Carmine Dance Hall. Highway 237 N between Burton and Round Top, 512.237.4747 www.roundtoptexasantiques.com

Lizzy Lou’s

Back When ... Beautiful vintage linens

Trunk Show

and other fine things

Coreen Cordova

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Round Top Hill Antique Pavilion

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1500 Hwy 237 • Round Top, TX (1 mile north of Round Top Square)

We Also Sell Antiques, Jewelry & Clothing

Mary Baggett • 281.782.1559

104 Main St. • Round Top

roundtophillantiques.com

832.372.7217

Turn of the Century Antiques Specializing in 18th century cylinder and disc music boxes. At Cole’s Antique Show in Warrenton, TX April 1, 2, 3 & 4 Henry H. Childs • 616.887.2501 henry_childs@msn.com

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P a t t i Wa l s h A n t i q u e s Showing in Booth 311, we are dedicated to providing you with quality 17th, 18th, and early 19th century American and English antiques accompanied by appropriate accessories and art.

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: Henkel Square, Round Top, Texas, Nothing Ordinary, Bellville, Texas, and at The Historic 1773 Mayo Tavern in North Orange, Massachusetts.

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ROUND TOP HILL ANTIQUES March 31-April 7 1500 North Highway 237 in Round Top, 979.966.7435 www.roundtophillantiques.com TEXAS ROSE ANTIQUE SHOW March 31-April 7 Hwy. 237 near Florida Chapel Road, 256.390.5337, www.texasroseshow.com VILLAGE GREEN SHOPS, RESTAURANTS & HISTORIC GROUNDS Two Blocks South of Round Top Square on Hwy 237, 832.746.4324, www.villagegreenroundtop.com

WARRENTON BAR W FIELD, March 29-April 8 4001 S Hwy 237, Warrenton, 979.278.3447

ANTIQUES WEEK’S FINEST AND MOST POPULAR SHOW

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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, March 24 to Saturday April 7, 2012 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Join us for a FREE WINE TASTING

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BLUEBONNET FIELD March 28-April 8 Hwy. 237 (north end of Warrenton) CAMPBELL BUILDING, March 29April 7 Hwy 237 - central Warrenton, 713.666.6683 COLE’S ANTIQUE SHOW March 28-April 7 Corner of Hwy 237 and Willow Spring Road (FM 954), 979.249.5806, www.colesantiqueshow.net CLUTTER SHOW, March 23-April 7 Highway 237 at FM 954 (between Warrenton and Round Top), www.cluttershow.com EXCESS FIELD 3907 Hwy 237 at FM 954


Emma Lee Turney presents

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Wed–Fri, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. • Sat, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Delicious food served by Scotty’s of Round Top

ROUND TOP ARTS CENTER 1235 N. Hwy. 237 at the edge of Round Top, TX 281-493-5501 • turnyshows@aol.com • www.roundtopfolkartfair.com

Latcham House Antiques

Sheet Iron31" Cow long, 19" high

American, late 19th c/

We’ll be in the Big Red Barn, Booth # 305 Jim & Toni Stoma • 419 878-0657 • www.LatchamHouseAntiques.com

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OLD TOWN MARKET March 28-April 8 940.569.4144 ROSE OF TEXAS ANTIQUES SHOW, March 29-April 8 4345 Hwy 237, Center of Warrenton TREE PARK FIELD, March 28-April 8 4635 S. Hwy 237 in Warrenton, 979.249.5588 WARRENTON ANTIQUE SHOW / THE GREEN HOUSE March 29-April 7 4418 Hwy. 237, 281.777.3939 www.warrentonantique.com WARRENTON ROUND UP & ANTIQUE BARN, March 24-April 8 Two miles south of Warrenton on Hwy 237, 979.249.3004 ZAPP HALL ANTIQUES SHOW March 30-April 7 Hwy 237, central Warrenton www.zapphall.com

CARMINE CARMINE DANCE HALL, April 4-7 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, www.roundtoptexasantiques.com COUNTY LINE SHOW March 31-April 7 Intersection of Hwy. 237 & Spur 458, 760.587.1300, www.countylineantiqueshow.com GRACE'S ANTIQUE TREASURE HUNT IN CARMINE, March 31 April 7 281.259.9982 HOUSE OF NOSTALGIA IN CARMINE March 31-April 8 281.804.4477

roundtop-oldhenryfarm.com ANTIQUE SHOW: MARCH 26–APRIL 7, 2012 2000 N. STATE HWY 237, TX • 1-800-322-5177

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TWORIVERS TRADING CO. P. O . B o x 1 9 7 • N e w S h a r o n , I o w a 5 0 2 0 7 - 0 1 9 7 • 6 4 1 - 6 6 0 - 5 8 6 8 BARN LUMBER: 1 X 12” Boards, 7 X 9” Ship Lab and 7” Tongue & Groove BARN BEAMS: Oak or Pine, Sawmill Cut and some Hand Hewn Beams (These boards are beautiful for floors and walls) SLABS: Perfect for Tables, Countertops, Bartops or Flooring • Walnut, Cherry, Oak or Pine Up to 26/28” or more in width X 21/2 to 4” thick. MANTLES: Made of Walnut, Cherry, Oak or Hand Hewn Beams

Our lumber is from 75 to 150 years old Visit us at the ANTIQUES SHOW, Warrenton, TX • Next to the office at Bar-W-Ranch • March 29-April 8, 2012

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VISIT US AT BAR W FIELD IN WARRENTON/ROUND TOP ANTIQUE SHOW, MARCH 29–APRIL 8 FREE DEMONSTRATIONS being held throughout the show.

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Country Comforts ABOVE: Porches were an integral design element of Kathy and Frank Johnston's Round Top home. With more than 1,000 square feet of porch, the couple has plenty of room to admire the sprawling oaks from their generous wooden rockers. Photo courtesy of Sentient Architecture.

OPPOSITE: The homeowner's use of well-placed windows, transoms and doors, ensures plenty of light and a seamless connection to the outdoors.

A couple’s custom home in Round Top showcases timeless elements and natural surroundings STORY & PHOTOGRAPHY BY MARY CHAVOUSTIE

ages clipped and torn from magazines serve as the seeds of many a home building project. Homeowners Frank and Kathy Johnston learned just how dramatically the printed page can impact the design conversation when they decided to build their dream home in Round Top, Texas. Early on in the process, designer Christopher Travis assured them clippings from magazines were an integral part of the design process. A little paperwork was in order, too, with Travis’ TrueHome approach that encourages future dwellers to “dream their dream home” with the help of an evaluative workbook. The two professionals—Kathy, retired owner of Johnston & Co., a Houston advertising agency, and Frank, now broker/owner at Heritage Texas Country Properties—entered the process agreeably independent and with their own opinions. “When we decided to build the house,” explained Kathy, “I thought,

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Oh no! This is going to be a horrible experience.” Yet, many magazines and cutouts later, the couple was pleasantly surprised to find they desired similar design features. GATHERING SPACES

First on the list was an abundance of wide, spacious porches—a must have to satisfy their love for entertaining. The finished result was 109 linear feet or 1090 square feet of GeoTek composite decking made up of 10-foot wide porches, flanking three sides of the home. Add to that another 200 square feet of master porch and an 800 square feet multilevel deck that doubled as a dance floor for guests and a five-piece band, a couple of years back, in celebration of Kathy’s mom’s 90th birthday. In the kitchen, black Silestone countertops and an island pair with rich custom cherry cabinetry—an ideal space for someone like Kathy who has a passion for cooking. Triple windows over the farmhouse sink

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“The Johnston home is a hybrid style with three major influences that all came from the clients’ past,” explains designer Christopher Travis. “The exterior is influenced by the German farmhouses native to the area while the foyer was a conscious attempt to create the experience of the narrow Italian streets they loved from their travels. The Arts and Crafts elements come from Kathy’s California childhood.”

open onto a vista of live oaks and cedars that stretch across the 23-acre homesite. Open views into the den, dining room, bar area and foyer are also accessible to the chef, at a glance. “Kathy is a grand hostess,” says Travis. “She wanted to be able to make sure her guests are happy while she’s working in the kitchen. That’s what drove the open floorplan.” SPECIAL ELEMENTS

Kathy is quick to qualify her plan is not totally open. She likes what she calls “segmented” walls or space, where each room retains its own unique identify. A good example is the division between the dining room and den provided by a striking leaded glass transom of peach-colored Italian glass that was original to the couple’s former home in Houston. Matching leaded glass sidelights were also removed prior to the relocation and later, fashionably refitted in the new home as doors for the dining room’s custom corner cabinets. The subtle change of flooring takes guests from the foyer to the den where the vaulted ceiling rises to 21 feet. Three sets of French doors partner with a multitude of windows to yield a dramatic look. Infused with light, the casual floorplan is lively and bright, even on rainy days.

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Two guest bedrooms upstairs incorporate interior windows that, in Italy, would have opened onto a brick-paved street. In keeping with the concept, Kathy and Frank chose Old Chicago Brick for their downstairs gallery, indicative of the Italian streets they so fondly remember from their travels. Visiting family and friends enjoy the privacy of the upstairs as well as the roomy antique and vintage furniture pieces that accommodate extended stays. NATURAL BEAUTY

Multiple pairs of binoculars are mainstays in the Johnston home, readily accessible for a closer look at the deer and Great Blue Heron that frequent the property. Glass artist Diane Tovey from nearby Carmine was commissioned to create a colorful interpretation of the winged visitors for the couple’s new master bath. A 1,400-square-foot addition was added in 2010, which included the new master bedroom and bath. The design incorporates views of the lake and a rambling oak that begs to come inside. Bronze hardware and matching sinks from a foundry in Sedona add a rugged contrast to the natural palette of wood and stone. “I knew I wanted tone-on-tone, something a bit more organic, more

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William Anzalone’s oil on canvas, Blue and Red, hangs above the live-edge mesquite mantle. In 2008, the nationally recognized, well-collected artist chose The Gallery at Round Top, located in the town’s Bybee Square, for an exclusive exhibit outside Houston. Anzalone has been represented by Houston’s Meredith Long & Company for over 50 years.

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The headboard and footboard of the antique spindled bed blend well in one of the home’s “non-square rooms.” Colorful antique quilts are cherished items found during the antique event held twice a year in Round Top, Warrenton and neighboring towns. The next show is March 8 through April 8, 2012 with some dealers/exhibitors opening earlier, some later.

calming,” said Kathy. “I always feel like I’m sitting in a tree house in this room, especially from the tub, which sits where one of the biggest branches of the tree once did.” A limestone bridge and recirculating rock creek highlight the front of the home—Jack Finke’s solution to what was once a rather unsightly natural wet-weather creek. The former Round Top stonemason, who passed away in 2010, was wellknown for his craftsmanship and creativity throughout the area, particularly at International Festival Institute. “We had so much fun designing and building this house,” said Kathy. “Maybe we’ll do this again!” Kathy’s Blue Door Décor Etc. is housed in a period structure, nestled among a grouping of specialty design and retail shops in Round Top’s new Henkel Square Market. The home’s original master bath, now a guest bath, boasts an antique-style tub and lovely stained glass—a collaboration of Kathy and her sister, Jennifer.

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RESOURCES DESIGN Christopher K. Travis Sentient Architecture, LLC www.sentientarchitecture.com www.truehome.net HARDWARE Rocky Mountain Hardware rockymountainhardware.com TILE Walker Zanger Tile & Stone Showroom 7055 Old Katy Road, Houston 713.880.8999 SOLID CHERRY, CUSTOM CABINETRY Evans Cabinet and Door, Ltd. www.evanscabinetanddoor.com EXTERIOR WINDOWS Pella www.pella.com FIREPLACE & EXTERIOR SKIRTING Carl Schobel of Round Top KITCHEN APPLIANCES Buddy’s Appliance 2312 South Market St., Brenham 979.830.7204 MASTER SUITE Decorative lamps (Master Bedroom) Blue Door Décor Etc. Henkel Square Market, Round Top 832.671.7821 The view from the master bath is private and serene. Sedona bronze sinks are fitting accents to the gathering of trees just outside the windows.

Forest Floor mirror (Master Bedroom) Style: Craftsman Redefined Copper Shade Tree www.coppershadetree.com 979.249.4127 Bronze sinks (Master Bath) Style: Pueblo Sedona Bronze Sinks Sedonabronzesinks.com Heron stained glass (Master Bath) www.theglassanvil.com 979.278.3688 PLUMBING FIXTURES Ferguson Plumbing 4245 Richmond Ave., Houston 713.626.3300 PAINTING ABOVE FIREPLACE William Anzalone The Gallery at Round Top www.thegalleryatroundtop.com 979.249.4119 Meredith Long & Company www.meredithlonggallery.com 713.523.6671 COMPOSITE DECKING GeoDeck www.geodeck.com LANDSCAPING Treeland Nursery 2510 Finke Road, Round Top 979.249.3414

Round Top—with its multiple galleries, one-of-a-kind shops and world-class International Festival Institute—has become a popular arts destination with many works incorporated into private homes. Carmine artist Diane Tovey’s stained glass (left) and the leopard wood Forest Floor mirror (right) were both found at Copper Shade Tree in Henkel Square Market.

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Confessions of a Collector A one time-Houstonian and current resident of the Round Top area, shares her secrets to collecting antiques for years of enjoyment PHOTOS BY TOM O’HARA

Collectors learn to assess the quality of antiques as well as how to hone in on which items have the potential to become a treasured part of their home.

When asked if her home is decorated in a particular style, our esteemed anonymous collector informed us that antiques are her home décor. A history buff by nature, she reveals that she got interested in collecting antiques after her financially minded husband “kept bringing home articles about how they were a good investment.” “He was in school at the time, so we bought a roll-top desk,” she says. “From there I fell in love with old clocks.” Over the years, she has worked in a couple of antique shops and learned a great deal from the knowledgeable owners.

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“The history of things drew me in, as well as the unique characteristics of the objects themselves. And my husband never said ‘stop’.” Today, her collections include remarkable ice cream and candy molds, as well as early kitchen tools, such as spice grinders, butter pads, pie crimpers and scales. She treasures her odd pieces, such as a chicken catcher and a P-shaped tool used to pass messages to railroad engineers from someone on the platform (an example of her desire to document the ways of the past). “I truly love the history of things, it became my passion,” she says. She confesses that when she makes travel plans, she seeks out the antiques shops first.

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So what are her strategies when she goes antiquing? Here are her tips for success: AN ECLECTIC INVENTORY OF ARCHITECTURAL ELEMENTS  Antique Beams  Large Inventory of Antique Doors  Antique Door Hardware  Flooring  Beaded Wood  Quality Stained Glass  Clawfoot Tubs, Sinks, Lighting, Ceiling Tin and more

1. Look for objects that appeal to you and really fascinate you. 2. Learn the hisFocus on a specific type of piece or genre to avoid getting overtory—start with whelmed by the quantity of items on display at antiques fairs. what the dealer can tell you, then read up on the objects, compare prices. Most dealers will work with you.

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3. Share your knowledge with dealers, so they know you are a serious collector and they will help you find the types of antiques you seek.

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4. Learn to zero-in on dealers whose merchandise interests you and become a repeat customer. A final tidbit from our accomplished anonymous collector: “If you’re going to collect a specific style, learn as much as you can about it. Knowledge is everything.

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ORCHID TREE PARK & GALLERY

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. 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 • www.OrchidTreeParkandGallery.com Call now to reserve booth space for the Fall 2012 Antiques Week

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The Round Top antiques event that started it all STORY AND PHOTOS BY TOM O’HARA

The Original Round Top Antiques Fair,

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European Antiques fill the Continental Tent at The Original Round Top Antiques Fair

April 4-7, hosts approximately 300 exhibitors with a diverse variety of antiques and decorative arts including Early American furniture, European and Asian collections, trendsetting Industrial furnishings, fine art and more. Susan Franks acquired the twice yearly event with her husband Bo in 2005 and has been improving the exhibits and facilities since her first show. Begun in 1969 as a Country Show, with The Big Red Barn Event Center added in 2002, the show is a cornerstone of the entire Round Top experience. Afrer more than 40 years, the show remains a must-see event for all who visit to shop, study and add to their collections. The Big red Barn Event Center includes the Continental Tent, now in its third year, filled by dealers from all across the United States with items gathered from estates here and by shoppers in Europe who buy at auctions, estate sales and markets all year planning for Round Top. The Big Red Barn offers traditional American antiques from the past 400 years, while the recently added

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The Big Red Barn at The Original Round Top Antiques fair fills with great collections and customers, here at their most recent show.

Big Red Barn Tent hosts collections in tune with the latest styles such as Industrial, Mid Century décor and more from other parts of the world. Carmine Dance Hall offers collections of assorted antiques for the home including early linens, jewelry, fine sterling silver flatware and hollow ware.

Many dealers are native Texans with collections for Texas, such as The Vernon’s of Brenham. Their inventory features furniture and small antique accessories for the home acquired from Texas homes both grand and small. Myrleen Harper of Pasadena, Texas-based Harper Antiques buys in New England on her annual trips bring back special pieces of Americana including early furniture and lighting. Dallas-based Betty H. Bell collects and trades in early holiday decorative pieces. Historic Mayo Tavern of Chappell Hill, Texas showcases early Pilgrim Style furniture and accessories in a double size space this year. Southwestern Elegance of Ingram, Texas offers a global assortment of furniture and accessories from various eras. Beyond the outstanding Texas dealers, Manor House Antiques of Knoxville, Tenn. carries small antiques from England and The Continent including tea caddies, dining table accoutrements, and fine silver hollow ware. Owen Swift of Riverhead, N.Y, a native of Ireland, offers fine wood and upholstered pieces from his homeland and The United Kingdom while Floridian Craig Mayor features more from the other side of the English Channel. Steven Postans of Sarasota, Fla. brings the collections he finds in his European shopping expeditions. Sport and Spool of Goldsboro, N.C. are new additions to the show with their collection of sports equipment, school colors and textiles.

Located just a little north of the town of Round Top, Texas or just over a mile south of Route 290 the four venues of The Original Round Top Antiques Fair are open Wednesday, April 4 and remain open daily through Saturday, April 7. The hours for all four venues are Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Thursday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., except for the Continental Tent which remains open on Thursday and Friday until 7 p.m. Admission $10; contact 512.237.4747 or www.RoundTopTexasAntiques.com for information.

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