Ables Antiques of Ripley, Tennessee, has been taking its show on the road to Round Top since 1990.
“We both grew up with the love of old and wonderful things,” says Kitty Ables. “Tony and I went into business together in 1987, and we tied the knot in 1990. After cutting the cake and toasting with everyone, we jumped into our van and tore out to Indiana for an antiques auction. We took all the wedding money people gave us for a microwave, bathroom towels and Tupperware and we spent it at the auction. We started doing antiques shows the following week and we have never looked back. We have some wild tales to tell. We invite you to come hear them at Market Hill.”
Based in Leiper’s Fork, Tennessee, Props Antiques specializes in Americana, acquired from roaming the open roads for antique and vintage advertising, and unique décor like old country store and mercantile counters. Owner Klint Griffin has been in the business 14 years, his wife, Cindy, for seven years. This is their third year back at Round Top, and their first year at Market Hill.
“We have been curating a great collection of advertising, furniture and unique objects for this spring show at Market Hill,” Klint says. “There’s nothing better than enjoying a great shopping experience at Market Hill with its diverse offerings, open air walkways, air-conditioned spaces and lovely amenities. The dinners can’t be beat!”
Props Antiques will share a space with Ables Antiques.