The Select Pick

 Photo by Julie Soefer

Photo by Julie Soefer

Houston-based Stacy Graubart started coming to Round Top more than 20 years ago, first as a collector and now as a vendor at Market Hill and a buyer for her clients of SG Designs and The Select Pick, a new concept she is launching this fall.

Speaking with Stacy at Market Hill during the spring show, she says, “[In my business] we are not people who just go into a design center and order items to be delivered in 12 weeks. We go everywhere. We hunt … and hunt … and hunt. This past year, I was shopping in France, London, anywhere and everywhere. I also buy a lot of pieces I don’t know what I’m going to do with. Like these French garage doors; when I bought them I had no idea what I was going to do with them. I kept one and built one into a client’s home in the master bedroom. If I see something unusual, and the price is fair, I buy it.”

A place she can count on year after year for the unusual is Round Top. “We love being here at Round Top and at Market Hill,” she says. “This is becoming such a destination. People are coming from all over.”

 Photo by Julie Soefer

Photo by Julie Soefer

Not only has she met people who are finding a home for her antiques, she’s also meeting designers ideal for The Select Pick.

“The Select Pick is a member’s-only market. Our end-users are designers, architects, antiques dealers, stores. We only sell to the trade. Designers are only as good as their resources, and it takes time to be in the field. It’s really hard work,” she says.

“This is a different concept. The Select Pick will be open twice a year to the public in the spring and fall. Members will receive first pick of what we find here.”

Stop by Market Hill to see what unusual finds Stacy has brought to the fall show and to learn more about The Select Pick. To sign up for updates, visit theselectpick.com.

To see SG Designs latest work, visit sgdesignshouston.com.



Pittet Architecturals

Since the spring show at Market Hill, Raymond Pittet, owner of Pittet Architecturals in Dallas, says he and his team have expanded their product offerings to include “more flooring, reclaimed tiles and different architectural elements.” In advance of the fall show, they share with us some of the pieces they are most excited to bring this time around in Round Top and a look at custom work they are able to produce.

 Photo courtesy of Pettit Architecturals

Photo courtesy of Pettit Architecturals

 Photo courtesy of Pettit Architecturals

Photo courtesy of Pettit Architecturals

“Our petite octagonal central fountain is a classic French design from an antique village fountain reclaimed outside Montpellier, France. The acoustics from this fountain will fill the air with the soothing sounds of the Mediterranean just as they were enjoyed in centuries past.

“Dating back to the early 19th century, these geometric French tiles offer a dazzling three- dimensional illusion. Unlike the square replicas, these hexagon tiles allow your eye to focus on different color patterns rather than grout lines. The tiles are sold as a full lot with a number of different lots available in a variety of designs.”

 Photo courtesy of Pettit Architecturals

Photo courtesy of Pettit Architecturals

 Photo courtesy of Pettit Architecturals

Photo courtesy of Pettit Architecturals

“This is a custom fountain we worked on for a local project. We're able to help you every step of the way from design to fabrication.”

“We really like these antique copper pots shaped like a sea urchin shell.”

You heard it here first. Come see what else is in store at Market Hill, and, in the meantime, visit pittetarch.com to learn more about their custom work.

 Photo courtesy of Pettit Architecturals

Photo courtesy of Pettit Architecturals







Stephanie Wheeler

 Photo by Morgan Nash

Photo by Morgan Nash

Atlanta-based artist Stephanie Wheeler has had a presence in Round Top for 12 years. After participating in 22 shows, Stephanie still says, “I love the challenge. With shows every six months, creating a new body of work pushes you to evolve and grow in many directions, sometimes forcing you into the unknown!” Continuously in demand from art lovers, her work this season will once again have many pieces that are new and exciting.  

 Photo by Morgan Nash

Photo by Morgan Nash

Many artists have a natural tendency to move toward abstraction later in their careers. While still painting some of her best-loved subject matters including Colorado scenes and florals, Stephanie looks to incorporate new twists on the same themes, looking for ways to present them differently, creating an idyllic window into a colorful world.

When asked about her inspiration, Stephanie has often cited her passion for travel and new experiences. Her studio is tucked away under a canopy of trees, surrounded by birds and other wildlife, and a colorful array of flora and fauna. This natural wonderland is located in the midst of the bustling southern city of Atlanta. Much of her work features the calm, serene greens of her studio versus a more dramatic city life, infused with black and gray.

Whether painting an Aspen scene, an abstracted floral or figurative piece, Stephanie says it all comes from an up-close and personal experience with the subject matter. This keeps her work authentic. From her summers spent hiking on trails in Colorado, to working in a flower shop many years ago, to working in Marty Dawes’ Atlanta studio sculpting clay from a model, it’s this time spent studying these shapes and colors that allow her the opportunity to recreate the essence of the subject broken down to a more simple, colorful form.

 Photo by Morgan Nash

Photo by Morgan Nash

Excited for the fall season at Market Hill, Stephanie will feature several of her latest abstract pieces. These large-scale pieces are created in oil with multiple layers. The process begins with some intuitive mark-making, layering in color, then scraping back and layering again.

She is playful with paint, the surface, and the texture. This method is similar to the same way she approaches landscapes, and these abstract pieces have a landscape quality to them as well. Much like her daily life, with a sense of movement, these works communicate the shift in perspective that occurs during travel from a rural environment with expansive terrain to an urban environment.




Susan Horne Antiques

 Photo by Natalie Lacy Lange and courtesy of Susan Horne Antiques

Photo by Natalie Lacy Lange and courtesy of Susan Horne Antiques

Susan Horne Antiques was born out of friendship and a love of antiques.

“For many years, my girlfriends and I traveled to Round Top in the spring and fall. As my knowledge and my passion for antiques grew, I realized my deep desire to be in the antiques business. I started with a small booth at Round Top in 2013. I sold out of practically everything I brought to my first show and soon thereafter, found myself combing the countryside in France, England and Belgium to find the best furniture, accessories and collectibles for my clients,” Susan says.

“I continue to travel to Europe several times a year to assemble an exceptional collection of antiques and one-of-a- kind treasures.”

Susan's gorgeous showroom at Market Hill is where she brings new life to these treasures. She mixes them with unique new pieces and creates a fresh new modern look for which she is known.

“The experience Paul Michael has created for us is amazing in so many ways,” Susan says. In the past, Susan would only be able to take some of the pieces from her collection to Round Top because setting up a tent outside meant being exposed to the elements. Now, all of it comes to Market Hill.

“Our containers arrive right to our space and Market Hill provides help with the unloading, the installation of lighting. and the placement of heavy items,” she says.

More than the amenities, she talks about the people.

“The relationships we build and the business we generate at Market Hill makes it worthwhile. The friendship and support we receive means a great deal to us.”

“Though my locations and inventories have grown, my original motivations remain the same,” she says. “Sharing my passion for antiques with friends, new and old, is my greatest privilege.”

“One of the great joys I have in this business is traveling with my daughter, Meghan, and connecting with all the wonderful friends we have made all over the world. We not only learn about the antiques we buy, but we also learn about our friends and the history of their countries. We return with beautiful pieces for our clients and with special memories of time shared with friends that we will have forever— that brings me joy!"  

To learn more, visit susanhorneantiques.com.


 Photo by Natalie Lacy Lange and courtesy of Susan Horne Antiques

Photo by Natalie Lacy Lange and courtesy of Susan Horne Antiques


Susan’s Favorite Places to Stop While in the UK    

THE KENSINGTON HOTEL LONDON

The best-kept secret of where to stay is the Kensington, a collection of four beautiful 19th century townhouses with high ceilings, open fireplaces and a warm, modern decor.

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BROWN’S HOTEL LONDON

Opened as London’s first ever hotel in 1837, Brown’s is known for its amazing afternoon tea. Take the chauffeured Bentley home, a hotel courtesy.

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SPENCER SWAFFER ANTIQUES ARUNDEL

You will want to spend all day here and bring everything home. He knows the art of display.

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LILLIE ROAD LONDON

Filled with some of the best antiques shops in London, Kate Middleton has been spotted here.

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THE GRIFFIN INN FLETCHING

Relax with a glass of wine in the two-acre garden with beautiful views of Sheffield Park. Great pub, great food, fun people.

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THE NED LONDON

Best rooftop restaurant and pool at the Ned, a 100-year-old building with amazing architectural design. Don’t miss The Vault, a cozy club in the original bank vault.

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LYMPSTON MANOR EXMOUTH

A beautiful restored Georgian mansion turned stunning hotel by two-star Michelin chef, Michael Caines. It will capture your heart. You won’t want to leave. It’s a breathtaking manor, a breathtaking experience!

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Sacred Heart Antiques

 Photos courtesy of Sacred Heart Antiques

Photos courtesy of Sacred Heart Antiques

With her home base in Florida, her buying trips to Europe twice a year, and her business exclusively at Market Hill, Jessica Fairbrother of Sacred Heart Antiques has found her happy place.

When we catch up with her, she has just returned from spending time in Round Top, unpacking her shipping container and setting up her booth for the fall show.  

“I’m a veteran of the fields, and they are filled with great merchandise, but Market Hill has set a precedent. It’s a really great facility. It’s a dream place to be.”

 Photos courtesy of Sacred Heart Antiques

Photos courtesy of Sacred Heart Antiques

As for her buying trips, she says, “I’ve been doing this for over 20 years. I don’t pre-buy anything. I do it the old-fashioned way. I hand-pick everything. I put it in the truck. I am the transporter,” she says.

“There’s a great photo someone took of me. I’m in a street market, standing in the back of a truck. It was after a rain. I am soaking wet, from my feet to above my knees, standing there, waiting for everything to dry out before I can pack it away. This is the glamorous life of an international antiques dealer,” she laughs.

“It’s long hours, lots of work sometimes. I drive the truck 10-12 hours a day,” she describes. “My rhythm has been the same for two decades. My dog comes with me,” she says. “I can’t imagine doing anything I love more. I can’t imagine having more fun.”

“This shopping trip was one of the most successful and most interesting. There are a hundred stories I could tell.” But when asked about which piece she’s most fascinated by, she can’t pick just one.

“I’m excited about the whole booth. It’s not lamps, couches and side tables. These are religious pieces. It’s emotional. I buy with my heart, not my head. The pieces have history attached to them. I hope people take these pieces home and their family history grows around them.”

“I buy pieces because I love them, and people buy from me, because they love them, she says. “It’s nice to see these pieces reach their final destination.”




The Plaid Veranda

 Photo courtesy of Plaid Veranda

Photo courtesy of Plaid Veranda

Judy Jones is a direct importer of European antiques and is an ardent supporter of the Round Top Antiques Fair. She feels the Plaid Veranda has found a second home and family at Market Hill.

“This is truly a labor of love. No one in their right mind would work this hard otherwise!” she says.

Here, Judy shares with us the details of her favorite pieces she’s bringing to the fall show.

 Photo courtesy of Plaid Veranda

Photo courtesy of Plaid Veranda

 Photo courtesy of Plaid Veranda

Photo courtesy of Plaid Veranda

“There is a pine piece. An old French sacristy for the church. It was used to store liturgical garments and robes and things for the priests. It would be really good for an artist for drawings. Or for maps.”

She is also bringing a large white cabinet that she says is circa-1900; a pediment, also French, circa 1870;  a pair of sunburst lit sconces from France, circa 1940; and an eye-catching sofa, one of our favorite pieces of hers.

“The sofa is Tito Agnoli, a famous Italian designer. Some of his pieces are in the permanent collection at the Museum of Modern Art.”

She also brings a table with interesting design features.

“This table is a fun industrial piece that raises and lowers on a spring.”

 Photo courtesy of Plaid Veranda

Photo courtesy of Plaid Veranda

You can also follow Judy Jones Antiques on Instagram at @judyjonesantiques where she is currently posting photos of pieces that are coming directly to Round Top, like a red and white display counter and a variety of cabinets.

She says, “The countdown to the fall show is on.”

Judy Jones is showing at Market Hill, the Compound, and at her barn by appointment.





Leftovers Antiques

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Traveling the world, finding fine and unique antiques, getting to bring an extensive array of gift items and home accessories to a 17,000-SF store for the residents of Texas and beyond, sounds like an epic adventure or like a wonderful dream.

Ed Fulkerson and Michael Breddin, owners of Leftovers Antiques, just west of Brenham, Texas, made their dream a reality in 2003, and haven’t looked back since. They have been coming to Round Top For over 25 years.

“Every day is an adventure when we are traveling. We love to explore the back roads of Europe, hunting for whatever might catch our fancy,” Michael says. “It is the thrill of the chase. And we get to experience that all of the time.”

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“It’s what we love to do!” Ed says, “and to be able to share our passion for things –  “leftovers from prior generations” – with others, makes it all the more special.”

They have been preparing for the fall Round Top show since March of this year. They have been hard at work filling six containers to the top with treasures from all over Europe. Not only do they have to find homes for the pieces they discover, they have to find places for them first! Ed, Michael and their Leftovers crew have filled their warehouses, two storage buildings, and their Market Hill venue to overflowing capacity. While they are working long hours, sometimes 10-hour days in the Texas heat, they have great attitudes and senses of humor.

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One of their fabulous finds this year is a collection of European copper pieces; mainly English and French 19th century from manor homes and estates. In fact, some of the pieces still have the estate markings on them. Many of the copper pieces have dovetail construction making it early to mid 19th century.

“Copper can lend a space warmth and depth, can make it feel modern or Old World. Either way you lean, copper can bring in the classic metal elements to a room. This collection is full of  great statement pieces, ” says Michael.

“I love the way you can display it, hang it, or even still use the copper,” says Ed.

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But Ed and Michael don’t stop at antiques, their store is an enchanting, down-the-rabbit-hole vision of old and new. Their bedding collection is a luxurious example of this vision. It features graceful prints, fresh florals, and bold colors that you will gravitate toward. They can help you transform your bedroom into the ultimate retreat, making it comfortable, inspirational and personal.

It is the passion for things old and interesting that keeps bringing customers back to Leftovers Antiques time and time again. Leftovers is an antiques lover’s paradise packed with irresistible treasures and one-of-a-kind finds. At Leftovers Antiques they offer an unexpected and intriguing shopping experience in a store with an unwavering personality, much like the two men who bring the interest and grandeur of European antiques to Texas.






Nomadic Trading Company

 Photo courtesy of Nomadic Trading Company

Photo courtesy of Nomadic Trading Company

Demir Williford, his nephew, Timur, and his wife, Lineke, work as a team traveling the world and bringing back what they find to their 13,000-SF warehouse and store on nearly two acres in Durham, North Carolina.

"We are direct importers of found, one-of-a-kind vintage and antique European imports, lighting and rugs since 1995. Each item is curated by Team Nomad by attending many different markets throughout Europe,” Lineke says.

While “nomadic” is the best way to describe them, Demir says, “For us, there is no other place than Round Top. This show brings in buyers from all over the world. They are all looking for the unusual products that you can't find anywhere else.”

 Photo courtesy of Nomadic Trading Company

Photo courtesy of Nomadic Trading Company

 Photo courtesy of Nomadic Trading Company

Photo courtesy of Nomadic Trading Company

Nomadic Trading Company returns to Market Hill and to Excess II.  Among the one-of-a-kind products Nomadic Trading Company offers are antique rugs, many of which they will bring to Market Hill. Demir’s showroom at Market Hill is an impressive scene with stacks and stacks of rugs as well as larger ones hanging from the ceiling. You could spend hours in there, uncovering treasure after treasure.  

“Although we are mostly known for our well-priced and exquisite handmade rugs selection, we are quickly making our mark with our fine European furniture and lighting,” Lineke says. This makes us excited to see what’s in store at Market Hill this fall.   

Demir adds, “Market Hill has moved the bar up a notch. It’s an opportunity for us to not only sell our unique items but also be inspired by all the other dealers like us who love what they do. It’s special, a true partnership.”

View their online inventory at nomadictrading.com.





Uniquities Architectural Antiques, Inc.

 Rare 19th-century French elm and pine farmhouse table flanked with a set of 10 antique bleached oak and leather dining chairs.

Rare 19th-century French elm and pine farmhouse table flanked with a set of 10 antique bleached oak and leather dining chairs.

For Julia Shantz, founder of Uniquities Architectural Antiques, “the perfection is in the imperfection.”    

Based in Calgary, Uniquities sources architectural antiques and salvage from the U.K., France and Belgium.

“The joy for us is in the hunt, finding those pieces that speak and resonate both historically and aesthetically,” Julia says.

“We acquire salvage from many types of buildings, including mills, schools, hospitals, factories, farm buildings, churches and homes. The U.K. salvages three million tons of building materials a year; consequently, we have the sources and experience to provide quality salvaged building materials.”

“Repurposing is really the most environmentally friendly way to build and furnish,” she says. “Reusing original building elements and antique furniture diverts waste from landfills, saves energy and manufacturing costs, and preserves valuable mineral and forestry resources.”

“It also preserves architectural history,” she adds. “When a carved panel door or an old gate is thrown into the landfill, it is gone forever. The superior craftsmanship, authentic period detail and beautiful patina of old materials simply cannot be reproduced.

Returning to Round Top this fall, Julia has found a home away from home at Market Hill.

 Rare 19th-century French elm and pine farmhouse table flanked with a set of 10 antique bleached oak and leather dining chairs.

Rare 19th-century French elm and pine farmhouse table flanked with a set of 10 antique bleached oak and leather dining chairs.

“Market Hill is a special place. It has given us the opportunity to personally meet American clients who have quickly become supporters and friends.”

Julia and her team are looking forward to sharing their best finds with them.

“I am very inspired when our clients see the benefits of using antiques and salvaged materials. We want to inspire others to see the beauty and the benefits of preserving these wonderful snippets of history.”  

For more information, visit uniquities.ca.







Gallery Auctions

Vikki Vines has been the owner and auctioneer at Gallery Auctions for more than 30 years. Located in Houston, it is the largest trade source in the Southwest, and an invaluable source for dealers, decorators and personal shoppers. Auctions are held every Monday at 9 a.m., during which Vikki, her son Jon Goodling, and staff work from check-in to load-out to provide a wonderful buying experience. Incredible prices on a huge variety of antiques and accessories from traditional British and French antiques to mid-century modern furniture add to the experience.  

 Photo by Natalie Lacy Lang and courtesy of Gallery Auctions

Photo by Natalie Lacy Lang and courtesy of Gallery Auctions

Vikki Vines and Gallery Auctions are proud to be returning to Market Hill for the fall show.

“Market Hill continues to evolve into the most exciting venue,” Vikki says. “The unwavering commitment of the Paul Michael Company is obvious as they provide what best suits buyers and vendors.”

 Photo by Natalie Lacy Lang and courtesy of Gallery Auctions

Photo by Natalie Lacy Lang and courtesy of Gallery Auctions

“One of the things that makes Gallery Auctions feel great about being at Market Hill is that there is truly something for every buyer – from small trinkets that you don’t see everywhere to large items for your home and garden. From the price point to the many styles offered, the variety is incredible to see.”

At the Gallery Auctions space at Market Hill this fall, they will continue to offer a large variety of must-have items, including an amazing collection of copper items, leather books, original art and hard-to-find designer items like bamboo pieces as well as Mid-Century Modern furniture, jewelry, oddities and curiosities, and a spectacular selection of bronze items from small sizes to monumental pieces.

“We will have the most impressive collection of monumental bronzes ever shown at Round Top,” Vikki says.

“We will have new couture designs coming to the fall market. Kay Gilbreath will also be joining us again with her collection of items. She loves working at Gallery Auctions and Market Hill.”

To learn more, visit galleryauctions.com.




Vincent Peach

 Photo courtesy of Vincent Peach

Photo courtesy of Vincent Peach

Tennessee native Vincent Peach is a jewelry designer and maker who works from his studio in historic Marathon Village, adjacent to his Vincent Peach boutique in downtown Nashville.

What results from his creative process is a unique brand of signature pieces containing a mix of Tahitian pearls, brilliant diamonds, precious metals, exotic leathers, antlers, tusks and other natural elements expertly combined in a wearable way. The interplay of vintage and modern, masculine and feminine, bohemian and baroque all works beautifully.  

 1.65ct Churchill Downs Half Coverage Diamond Earrings With Freshwater Pearls and Sterling Silver

1.65ct Churchill Downs Half Coverage Diamond Earrings With Freshwater Pearls and Sterling Silver

While each piece can be considered an heirloom to be passed down to future generations, these aren’t your grandmother’s pearls. They are wildly expressive conversation starters. Each piece is original and a bit out-there, intended for people who have something to say through their personal style. His cult following includes an outspoken lot, like Carrie Underwood, Reba McEntire, Alice Cooper, Steven Tyler, Taylor Swift and Miranda Lambert, to name a few.     

Currently, the brand is expanding. Maris Collective and Four Seasons Resorts continue to be among the most faithful relationships, but Vincent Peach is building its cache of fine jewelry retailers and specialty stores worldwide.

Vincent always brings new pieces to Round Top. Come see what he’s got at Market Hill. It’s also a rare chance to meet the designer himself.  

To view his collections, visit vincentpeach.com.   







Janet Wiebe

A direct importer, Janet Wiebe Antiques specializes in Italian lighting and European decorative antiques and furnishings for the home and garden.

“We regularly travel throughout Europe to handpick interesting and unusual items for our container unloading sales in Houston,” Janet says.

“Our inventory is always changing, so please check our website for all upcoming events and information.”

Another place to see it first is her Instagram account, @janetweibeantiques, where you can search her stories for Italian-style designs, things that sparkle (like her chandeliers!) and interesting garden pieces. We also can’t help but love the photos from her European buying trips. Her warehouse is located at 1001 West 34th Street, Suite C, in Houston Texas. She can be reached at 512.773.4499, or by email at janetwiebe@sbcglobal.net.



BOBO Intriguing Objects

Founder and creative director Mark Sage started BOBO Intriguing Objects in 2005, after being an antiques dealer for 14 years. BOBO is unique in its design direction in that all of the products come directly from antique pieces, meticulously reworked to complement a modern design aesthetic. Working with factories in Belgium, Vietnam, China, India, Brazil and Nicaragua, BOBO creates unique pieces that are both beautiful and well-made.

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“Vintage is really where my heart beats,” Mark says. “When I go to a new barn and someone opens those doors, my heart jumps. I am an antiques dealer. I love the hunt, the stories and the people. I hold a particular fondness for circus paraphernalia, motorcycles and my collection of religious Santos.”

 Photo by Natalie Lacy Lange

Photo by Natalie Lacy Lange

BOBO has been at Market Hill for three shows now.

“For me, what sets Round Top apart from other shows is the energy, the diversity of the people who attend the show. BOBO is primarily a wholesaler; we sell most of our antiques to businesses who resell the product. At Round Top, you’re dealing with a much more diverse crowd. It’s a party. It’s a pilgrimage,” he says.

“It really does have a unique vibe unlike any other antique show in the world. Plus, the area is simply beautiful.”

Mark has spent a lot of time over the years doing just about every show, and he says Market Hill is the easiest for him as a vendor. “Level floors, wide doors, A/C, being out of the elements. It’s all been well thought-out and planned. The assortment of dealers at Market Hill is also very well curated. Paul has really chosen very nice dealers with great antiques.”

As for special finds Mark is bringing to Market Hill, he says, “I really don’t ‘edit’ the pieces I bring to Round Top. Cool, beautiful finds at a great price will sell any market.”

Like the name suggests, you can expect intriguing objects. Come meet Mark, and see what unusual finds he’s brought to us this time.

 Photo by Natalie Lacy Lange

Photo by Natalie Lacy Lange

 Photo by Natalie Lacy Lange

Photo by Natalie Lacy Lange

Hastening Design Studio

 Photo courtesy of Hastening Design Studio

Photo courtesy of Hastening Design Studio

Louis Shields has been an antiques dealer for 35 years. He’s also an interior designer, furniture maker and painter with his own gallery, Hastening Design Studio, in Middleburg, Virginia. There his paintings hang in harmony with his carefully chosen antiques and unique designs. When it comes to picking pieces for Market Hill, Louis says, “I am always drawn to furniture that has a historical architectural inspiration, balanced structural elements; and, if it is wood, then the surface, color and patina are extremely important.”  

Louis shares with us a couple of special pieces he’s bringing to the fall show.

“A Tyrolean tall cabinet, made in the Italian Alps, circa 1790. It was made in two parts with an arched cornice above four paneled and decorated doors concealing shaped shelves, the lower section with four further paneled doors all retaining the original painted decoration. Tyrol is a region of the eastern Alps in northern Italy and western Austria. Inhabited in ancient times by Celtic people, the Tyrol constantly passed back and forth in whole or part between Austria and Italy, thus having a unique influence on the local furniture. It measures 108” high, 89” wide and 26” deep.”

 Late 18th Century Tyrolean Tall Cabinet. Photo courtesy of Hastenings Design Studio

Late 18th Century Tyrolean Tall Cabinet. Photo courtesy of Hastenings Design Studio

“Also, I’m offering a late 18th century fine-quality French Provincial directoire enfilade made in the Loire Valley circa 1790 as well. Some of the things that make it special: pearwood with an exceptional patina mellowed to a golden honey color and the paneled top over four molded doors framed by half-round columns, divided with a flat fluted pilaster and surmounted with a delicately carved floral garland, all retaining the original brass fittings. It stands 40” high, 105” long and 22” deep.”

To learn more, visit hasteningantiques.com and hasteningdesigns.com.




The Elephant Walk

 Photo by Natalie Lacy Lange

Photo by Natalie Lacy Lange

Originally from Istanbul, Turkey, Ender Tasci came to America 30 years ago to get his Ph.D. in international business. He also has degrees in economics, finance, human resources – and restoration, which relates to materials, textiles, woodworking, metal work and construction.

When he was asked to furnish an employer’s home, he went to Europe to bring back antiques and special pieces. Within eight months after his work for them, he had four new clients, and this was the beginning of his business.  

After many years in central Florida, he moved to Round Top where he has 20 years of experience with loyal clients who come back year after year.  

Ender believed in Paul Michael’s vision for Market Hill, in bringing together the most reputable dealers, and he brought his business to Market Hill.

“You have to love what you do, and it has to be within your capabilities,” he says. “Being an antiques dealer isn't for everyone; it requires massive amounts of knowledge and conviction to relay that message to someone else to create a demand for an item that is not a necessity.”

 Photo by Natalie Lacy Lange

Photo by Natalie Lacy Lange

 Photo by Natalie Lacy Lange

Photo by Natalie Lacy Lange

“My passion comes from within,” Ender says. “There is a difference between looking and seeing. l follow trends and news very closely. Antiques and home decor are just like fashion, they change constantly. Being able to see which way the trends are going is a secret to success in any business.”

As for his personal style, he says, “For the last couple of years, I have been looking for pieces with very clean lines, simple shapes with great color and texture in the right scale is the magical combo.”

He adds: “l love scale, texture, color and most of all drama. If the item you are selling is not serving those four purposes, it certainly isn't worth selling.”

You will want to meet Ender and see his latest finds at Market Hill this fall. For more, visit elephantwalkantiques.com.  




Don & Marta Orwig Antiques

When asked what Don's favorite things that he and his wife, Marta, are bringing to the fall show, he replied, “I love everything we are bringing, all 3,000 or so pieces.”

 Photos courtesy of Don & Marta Orwig

Photos courtesy of Don & Marta Orwig

“We have just recently bought several large collections of old advertising signs, and a great collection of country store fixtures and cabinets. We are also bringing some amazing American folk art to Market Hill this fall,” he says. "I just bought an early painted wood New England fireboard with a lighthouse on it and a zinc life-size Native American with a tomahawk.”

Known for bringing a massive amount of Americana art and antiques to Market Hill, Don and Marta promise the semi-trucks will be full again this fall. Get there early to take your pick. A few of those pieces are shown here. 




Antica Collection

 Photo courtesy of Antica Collection

Photo courtesy of Antica Collection

Based in Houston, Lisa Strait Vanpoucke has been coming to Round Top for more than 15 years.

A vendor at Market Hill, Lisa says, “I like the fact that we are able to reach so many people in a short period of time and bring them home a little piece of history,” she says.

About the Market Hill experience, she says, “Paul and his family treat us like one of their own. They have what it takes to make everyone feel at home, including good food, wine and a relaxed atmosphere.”

 Lisa Strait Vanpoucke

Lisa Strait Vanpoucke

What Lisa will bring to the fall show are her latest finds from her trips abroad.

“I find inspiration in faraway lands, culture, architecture and great design from all periods. My frequent travels allow me to continuously hunt for special pieces,” she says.

Having been a collector myself for over 20 years, the longer I’m in the business, the more simplified I’m becoming.”

“My creative process is simple. I buy what I love. For me, quality is a must, along with great design. If I wouldn’t put it in my own home, I usually skip it, which means each item has special meaning to me personally.” She adds, “Wait until you see what I’m bringing back from Italy and all over Europe.”

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Lisa credits her late husband Eric for turning her passion for collecting antiques into a way of life. “We found that the relationships we developed both at home and abroad were enriching our lives and allowing us to live our dream. I am eternally grateful to him for this shared love to give something old new life; and to bring the stories of our travels back home to our friends and clients.”

“My purpose is to extend that passion into my clients’ home decor and encourage a life well lived.”

For more information, visit anticacollection.com.   




Scoville Brown Cooperative

From the 1800s until the 1940s, the Scoville Brown Warehouse in Wellsville, New York, hummed with the sounds of a bustling grocery wholesaler. Though much has changed, the sounds of a busy facility remain. Also evident is the “Hearts Delight” slogan, still visible on the north side of the brick interior. This is the home of Scoville Brown Cooperative where owner and craftsman Jim Braunscheide conducts his business of taking the old and turning it into something new, which is his heart’s delight.

“Just to walk in, to get your hands on something original, something that untouched, that’s what inspires me.”  

“Like anyone in their craft, my work has evolved over time. I began to see new, repurposed objects in the items I collected or salvaged. I combined what I learned as a young man building with what I learned through the antique business and started designing and building furniture, lighting and accessories.”

What Jim brings to Market Hill is a variety of antiques and architectural finds.

“These works are my artistic expression and interpretation of where history, creativity and functionality meet,” he says.  

“Market Hill is amazing. As a contractor, I can say, structurally, it’s impressive, and as a vendor, it simplifies all of the little things that make it difficult to sell on your own. From the building to the breezeway to the air-conditioning – everything.”

Come find Scoville Brown Cooperative at Market Hill. Meet Jim, and find something with an interesting story that’s been given a new chapter.

For more information, visit, scovillebrown.com.





Provenance Antiques

 Louis Philippe-period Draper’s table; French 18th century petit Marriage Coffre; later-19th century oil on canvas; French 17th century angel; 17th century altar stick; 18th century Italian vellum books. Photo courtesy of Provenance Antiques

Louis Philippe-period Draper’s table; French 18th century petit Marriage Coffre; later-19th century oil on canvas; French 17th century angel; 17th century altar stick; 18th century Italian vellum books. Photo courtesy of Provenance Antiques

Whether you are a first timer to Market Hill or a seasoned shopper back for more, Provenance Antiques welcomes you to the 2018 fall show.

“This is our home away from home,” owners Artur Tybuszewski and Yarek Filipczak say of Market Hill.

Provenance Antiques has been established in the South of France since 1997 and in Atlanta since 2001 where they have a 10,000-SF showroom. Their primary focus is Mediterranean-based, cultivating their relationships and resources in France, Italy, Spain and Portugal while procuring the finest antique furniture, accessories, architecturals and decorative arts available.

 17th century tapestry in silk and wool from Flanders. Photo courtesy of Provenance Antiques

17th century tapestry in silk and wool from Flanders. Photo courtesy of Provenance Antiques

“We are so happy to be back at Market Hill to present the fruits of our efforts.” About some of the special pieces they have in store:

“Our wonderful Louis Philippe period Draper’s table from the South of France (circa 1840) features a stunning French 18th-century petit Marriage Coffre in leather with exceptional bronze nailhead detail; a charming later 19th-century oil on canvas from Northern Spain; a magnificent French 17th-century angel – or Putti in carved wood with its original polychrome finish; a very handsome 17th century altar stick from Northern Italy and a terrific set of 18th-century Italian vellum books,” to name a few.   

 French art deco bistro mirror. Photo courtesy of Provenance Antiques

French art deco bistro mirror. Photo courtesy of Provenance Antiques

“We are thrilled to have found this absolutely sensational grand scale French art deco bistro mirror. What a statement.”

“Another wonderful vignette from our Atlanta showroom is an incredible French mid-19th-century jeweler’s work table from the Provence region of France (terrific as a bar table) surrounded by a fabulous pair of bibliotheques and enfilade from the same house; a great pair of French patinated iron horseheads; a stunning pair of mid-18th century hand-carved stone pineapples; finials also from Provence; and a grand scale iron 19th-century butcher’s scale now as a light fixture from Barcelona.”

“An absolutely exquisite and very rare 17th-century tapestry in silk and wool from Flanders. signed BB (Brabant - Belge) and LeClerc entitled “La Marée” – The Tide, 86 1/2" H X 98 1/2" L. Very unusual for its subject matter and coloration. Such magnificent hues of blue and silvery gray. Such an art piece that will be the statement of its new home.”

 French mid-century jeweler’s work table; bibliotheques and enfilade; French patined iron horseheads; mid-18th century hand carved stone pineapples; finials'; 19th century butcher’s scale now as a light fixture. Photo courtesy of Provenance Antiques

French mid-century jeweler’s work table; bibliotheques and enfilade; French patined iron horseheads; mid-18th century hand carved stone pineapples; finials'; 19th century butcher’s scale now as a light fixture. Photo courtesy of Provenance Antiques

“Lastly, another wonderful vignette from our Atlanta showroom featuring a wonderful mid-19th century Spanish banquette in painted wood; a tremendous 15th-century Corpus in carved wood and original polychrome finish; and a very handsome collection of 18th- and 19th-century anvils – perfect man cave cocktail tables.”

Artur and Yarek extend their hospitality to all. “Please come on in for a visit. We are here to serve and will love the opportunity to share our world with you.”






Lanny’s Antiques

Surrounded by idyllic views of acres upon acres of farmland with cows in the pasture, Round Top is the perfect place to be inspired by Lanny’s Antiques. Based in Red Oak, Texas, Lanny and Lonnie Lenzen are known for their affinity for farmhouse relics. Some of these items are literal barn finds with great hardware and patina that, in a former life, were hardworking, industrial, architectural pieces you’d see in a stable or carriage house.

 Custom metal top tables with industrial bases are our primary future. Photo by Natalie Lacy Lange

Custom metal top tables with industrial bases are our primary future. Photo by Natalie Lacy Lange

The good news is you don’t have to traipse through the fields to find them. Lanny’s will be at Market Hill for the duration of the fall show.

“We enjoy traveling the Midwest acquiring unique primitive pieces found throughout small towns and private farms,” Lanny says.

“We always strive to have a variety of farmhouse primitives,” Lanny says. “We also have a collection of great old cabinets accented with a mix of old and new décor.”

 We always strive to have a variety of farmhouse primitives that include windmill weights and butcher racks. Photo by Natalie Lacy Lange

We always strive to have a variety of farmhouse primitives that include windmill weights and butcher racks. Photo by Natalie Lacy Lange

“We have built a strong client base over the past 20 years specializing in finding those oversized, one-of-a-kind pieces which include cabinets, counters and tables. Our clients include a variety of retailers, decorators and private individuals,” he says. “We are always on the hunt to find large and small pieces for merchandise in the store, to outfit restaurants and to decorate beautiful homes.”

Among the most unique pieces you will only find at Lanny’s: custom metal top tables with industrial bases. “This is our primary feature for the fall show. Lonnie is known for these custom metal top tables. Each one is truly unique. There’s not another one like it. These tables complement a variety of styles and décor.”

Come meet Lanny and Lonnie, and admire their original work and farmhouse finds.