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.