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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.






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.  





Scoville Brown Cooperative 

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From the 1800s until the 1940s, the Scoville Brown Warehouse in Wellsville, New York, hummed with the sounds of a bustling grocery wholesaler. Though the wares have changed, the sounds of a busy building 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.  
    Speaking with him on a salvage job site in February, it’s cold, and he has to step inside his warm shop (about a half-mile away) to talk. This particular project is an 1880 house with a demolition contract. 
“It would be laying on the ground in three hours,” Jim says. “This would all be thrown away if I didn’t get my hands on it. That’s what I’m most inspired by – saving history.” 
    Jim has been working on the job for a month, salvaging as much as he can. He sends over a photograph of an ornate architectural detail, a wood accent with a beautiful floral motif hand-carved into it. Jim intentionally left the cobwebs and dust intact to demonstrate what excites him most about it.  
“Just to walk in, to get your hands on something original, something that untouched, that’s what inspires me.”  
He sends another photo of his kitchen at home (another half-mile from his shop); natural light spills onto every surface, spotlighting his handiwork. Everything in the kitchen is reclaimed and reused – except for the appliances. All of the woodwork, cabinetry and lighting are repurposed.  
“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 antiques 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.

Sacred Heart Antiques 

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For Jessica Fairbrother of Sacred Heart Antiques, each piece is personal. Each one has meaning. 
When asked about her creative process, she says, “I spend about three months each year in France, Italy and Belgium. When I'm on a buying trip, I look for pieces that I love enough to keep myself. To pass the test, a piece needs to be old, have a history. It should be beautiful, showing its age, and it should tell a story,” she says. 
“I have to fall a little bit in love with the piece. I look for things with meaning. Things that touch my heart. Things that stop me in my tracks. I never know who I'm buying it for, but my things always seem to find where they are meant to be. 
In a way, Jessica feels it’s meant to be how she arrived at Market Hill. 
“Round Top is the biggest and most exciting antiques event in the U.S. Any antiques dealer worth his salt wouldn't miss it.” 
Jessica had been setting up at Round Top and Warrenton for more than 17 years at several different venues. 
She says, “Paul Michael bought from me years ago. I never would have imagined he would have built Market Hill. I was sold on it immediately. I actually said, ‘You don’t have to sell me on it. I’m there.’ It’s a good place to be.” 
Sacred Heart Antiques now exclusively sells at Market Hill.
    “Last year, I sold my warehouse in Tupelo, Mississippi,” Jessica says, “in order to relocate my import business to Market Hill. It's a great working facility to receive my containers. When the show opens, we are able to offer a comfortable, clean environment to our customers with air conditioning, a good restaurant and other modern amenities. But the real magic is the combination of vendors who appear with fantastic finds from around the world. Each one brings his own wonderful aesthetic and personality. Market Hill houses some of the best antiques dealers in the country.” 
    It’s hard for her to name one piece she’s looking forward to sharing in the spring show. 
    “I am excited to bring the whole collection to the show,” she says, “Each piece is special in its own way. One of the most interesting things I found this trip is a large desk with 12 secret drawers. When I found it, the drawers were empty. The dealer I bought it from had already cleaned out over 20,000 euros in gold coins. But the possibilities of what those drawers held over the years intrigued me more than the money he had found in it. Was it secret love letters? Information about the French Resistance? The formula for creating the perfect Bordeaux? You never know what history and secrets a piece holds,” Jessica says, leading into another great story. 
“Several years ago, I bought a chest of drawers in the south of France. The bottom drawer was locked, and I finally found a key back at the warehouse in the North where I packed my containers. In the drawer, I found the ashes of two dogs. I was advised to throw them out in the field and be rid of them. But I didn't have the heart to dump them out on cold strange soil. So, when I went back South, I took them to a spot near the Mediterranean, sort of a makeshift dog park by the sea where dogs are always running in the hills. I took my dog by that spot on my last buying trip. I told him the story, and I swear he listened and nodded with approval.” 

To see some of the pieces offered by Sacred Heart Antiques, “like” them on Facebook.

Provenance Antiques 

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Since the early 1990s, Provenance has been a prominent member of the Atlanta antiques scene, pioneering a brand of high-end furniture with European panache. 
Owners Artur Tybuszewski and Yarek Filipczak, who have been friends since childhood in Europe, took over the business in 2008, hand-selecting and directly importing each piece from estates, markets and shops in France, Spain and Italy. Artur remained in the South of France to secure purchases and prepare their shipment to the U.S. 
Melissa Estock joined the team, making the duo a trio and bringing to the table years of experience in luxury European goods and in owning and operating an antiques store in her hometown of Birmingham, Alabama. Melissa and Yarek make trips to Europe every six weeks or so, primarily to the Mediterranean – the South of France, Italy, Spain and Portugal. 
“We are very fortunate to make our living by doing something that we truly love. The hunt to find a precious piece is exhilarating. And finding that piece a new home where it will be loved is equally as rewarding. Inspiration and passion is in our nature,” Melissa says.
 “Our creative process is always evolving from classical and traditional to the latest trends – it’s all in the mix.” 
    Making the trip to Round Top for a decade now, there is still great excitement. 
“We have been exhibiting at Round Top for 10 years or so. Amazing how time flies by! Round Top is truly a magical place. It’s a beautiful setting in the country – the green trees, pastures, blue skies, fresh air, wonderful historical architecture and night skies full of stars. Most of all, what makes Round Top special is the people you meet – colleagues or clients – we are all there enjoying a shared passion – antiques! We have made many true friends there.”
Provenance Antiques is proud to call Market Hill home. 

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“Market Hill, simply put, is an exhibitor’s dream come true. Paul Michael and his family have put in tremendous thought and effort in creating Market Hill – not only for the exhibitors, but for the clients as well. They have succeeded in creating an environment that allows exhibitors to more easily and more safely set up their showrooms and that gives clients a place to comfortably shop (indoors in air conditioning!). Market Hill presents an eclectic variety of antiques and furnishings – with an outstanding group of professional vendors offering the very best in each category. All in all, it is a very entertaining experience.”
As for a sneak peek into what they are bringing for the spring show, Melissa is eager to share. 
“With all of our pieces, each must have a special quality, an exceptional characteristic distinguishing that piece. A few examples would be: a 15th century life-size statue of Jesus Christ in polychrome wood found in Spain; an 18th century Flemish commode in ebonized wood - very elegant lines and ever so chic; a sensational 17th century leather clad marriage trunk with bronze

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nail heads and hardware; a whimsical pair of later-19th century painted commodes from Spain; a primitive painted enfilade from Provence; a very rare early 18th century round/drop leaf dining table from Lombardi, Italy – the patina! For us, so many of these pieces truly have a soul. We believe others will appreciate their beauty and integrity as well.” 

For learn more, visit provenanceantiquesatlanta.com.

The Plaid Veranda

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Hello, folks, and welcome to the world-famous Round Top Antique Show and the wonderful Market Hill! 
    I am a newcomer here, but my owner, Judy Jones, is a 20-year veteran. My life began in Scotland in 1880 when Scottish craftsmen built my cabinet. Then I was sent to London where I was outfitted by F. E. and G. Maund with hand-painted tole bins for bulk tea. After many many years in a Victorian grocery shoppe, my new home became The Plaid Veranda at Market Hill. I like my new home, and I have some very interesting roommates! Judy has a penchant for big boys like me! There is a beautiful old grand oak library from the northern part of France with two doors. She flirts with the 32-foot haberdashery from Garnet, Kansas. It dates from about 1900 and has three bays with recessing glass doors, iron pull out racks, a dressing room and a built-in three-way mirror. 
    Please come visit us at The Plaid Veranda at Market Hill. Judy is an ardent supporter of the Round Top Antique Show and feels like she has gained a second home and family. She is genuinely thrilled with you like us. As she says, “This is truly a labor of love! No one in their right mind would work this hard otherwise!” 
    Where will my journey take me next? 

Pittet Architecturals 

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Swiss-born owner Raymond Pittet opened his first Dallas showroom in 1990. Already a recognized expert in antique carpets, tapestries and tribal weavings, he transitioned his interests into antique furnishings and architectural elements. For over 30 years, Raymond has traveled the world making connections in the antiques making Pittet Architecturals one of the leading importers of European architectural elements in the U.S. Their 40,000-SF showroom on Cole Street in Dallas is stocked monthly with finds from France, Spain, Italy and Morocco. 
    Raymond’s son Robinson joined the family business and creative team adding renewed passion and inspiration. 
    “Why do we find passion and inspiration in doors, fountains, mantels, and flooring? It’s actually very primal,” Robinson says. “When you think about it, the items we feature at Pittet Architecturals are both symbolic and actual representations of how humankind conquers the elements. We cover the earth with floors, keep wind at bay by doors, control fire in our fireplaces, and have water do our bidding in troughs, sinks and fountains. These ancient elements have deep symbolic and historic importance [and] lend themselves to cultural expression and artistic interpretation. We look for functionality, symbolical meaning and aesthetic appeal in our selections.”

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Market Hill also protects vendors’ precious pieces from the elements, as Robinson describes. “Pittet Architecturals has never dealt with an abundance of ‘smalls,’ so it was not practical for us to exhibit at temporary venues,” he says. “Who would ever dream of installing nine-foot-tall limestone fireplaces or fountains in a tent? Our oversize stone and wood inventory is not typical to what one generally see at rural fairs. That all changed when Paul Michael showed us his new Market Hill concept. While the sheer size of the interior/exterior space is impressive enough, Market Hill features showrooms beautifully designed for ease of use and access. The secure, climate-controlled showrooms allow vendors to bring a different level of inventory that doesn't need to withstand the elements. Sliding doors, covered overhangs and drive-up access make moving stock of any size easy. Plentiful parking, airy and bright show spaces, excellent dining and amenities bring a new level of ease for shoppers, making it hard for them to leave. Plus, we'd rather experience the excitement of a Round Top rainstorm by staying dry, thank you.”
    “We understand that huge elements made of stone, and flooring are not ‘cash and carry’ items for the average buyer. However, Round Top clientele are sophisticated enough to recognize how singularly special and unique our inventory is. We hope that whenever a client thinks of specialty fireplaces, flooring or fountains, they think of Pittet Architecturals,” Robinson says.  
“This spring, with our improved stock displays, we will be catering to our future clients with a renewed energy. That being said, for those in the present, we are excited to be bring a curated selection of indoor/outdoor furnishings and accessories. Look for an expanded selection of fireplace accessories, both big and small, practical and fanciful.” 
    They will also be bringing a selection of reclaimed antique and vintage tiles. “Hand-selected ceramic and cement encaustic tiles that feature truly unique colors and designs,” Robinson says. “Available only in small batches for that special project.”

You heard it here first. Meet the Pittets at Market Hill, and, in the meantime, visit pittetarch.com to learn more. 

Nomadic Trading Company 

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Nomadic Trading Company is a family affair. Demir Willford, his nephew, Timur, and wife, Lineke, work as a team traveling the world from Holland and France to Hungary and Turkey, bringing back rare antiques and decorative handmade rugs to their 13,000-SF warehouse and store on nearly two acres in Durham, North Carolina. 
“For us, there is only one way to find unique items: being at the right place at the right time,” Timur says. “[And] that involves a lot of travel.”
On their last trip to Europe, the trio covered six cities in less the two weeks. 
“Our inspiration is fueled by our finds, and the finds fuel our inspiration. When we are up at 5 a.m. on a cold winter’s day, searching through a flea market in some obscure village in France, we are never sure what will turn up, if anything at all. But, when it does, it gets [your] heart beating.”
You get that feeling when he describes a recent find from this trip.  
“The market was closed, but one of the dealers we had bought from previously was there. He got my attention to show me [this] cabinet, a beautiful apothecary cabinet from France, solid oak with expertly crafted dovetail woodwork from early 20th century. He had just gotten it out of an old building, and we were the first to see it. As I walked up to examine it, a huge smile came upon my face. Not a great way to start a negotiation, but it was hard to hide my pleasure. We made the deal immediately.” He adds, “This piece would make a great check-out counter for a retail store or check-in counter for a boutique hotel.” 
    While the Nomadic team travels all over the place, Demir says, “For us, there is no other place than Round Top.”
    “It’s one of the only places I know where free enterprise flourishes at many different levels from mom and pop vendors to large dealers who ship containers from overseas. 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.” Among these one-of-a-kind products that Nomadic Trading Company offers are antique rugs, several of which they will bring to Market Hill.     
“Market Hill has set the bar up a notch,” Demir says. “It’s a true partnership.”
    What makes Market Hill special is that, “it’s an opportunity for us not only to sell our unique items but also be inspired by all the other dealers like us who love what they do.”

Stay tuned for Nomadic Trading Company’s online shopping experience at nomadictrading.com
 
 

Leftovers Antiques 

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Leftovers Antiques began in 2003 with co-owners Ed Fulkerson and Michael Breddin both realizing they shared a love of antiques from an early age. Their 17,000-SF store, located just west of Brenham, Texas, on Highway 290, officially opened in 2006. Ed and Michael travel extensively around the world in order to bring a unique mix of quality antiques, home accessories and gift items back to the store. 
    “Being in the antique business, inspiration can come from many places or from seeing many things but you have to have a passion within yourself,” Michael says. 
“It is not only the mystery of the origins that we find exciting, but the treasures themselves as well. Every day is like an adventure when we are traveling and hunting for whatever might catch our fancy or from something that we are hunting for in particular. We do not just travel the main pathways. One of the most exciting things that we love about what we do is being able to explore the backcountry of Europe. Whether it is following the little old man that we just met in a pub to his barn in the South of England or following the “tip” of a friend of a friend of a friend in France, it is like having the thrill of the chase inside you all of the time. When you find amazing sights and things around every corner it is not hard to maintain a passion for the antique business.” 

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    When Round Top comes ’round again, Michael says, “I find it hard to believe that I have been a vendor at these shows for 25 years. Time flies when you are having fun,” Michael says. “It is my passion for all things old and interesting that brings me back to Round Top year after year, show after show.”  
    Speaking as one of the vendors fortunate enough to be able to be part of the Market Hill experience, I would have to say that it is a relief to know that my booth and all of my inventory are protected from the elements and in a location that is conveniently located right off of the road to Round Top. We have had so many compliments about not just the location but the building itself. Many of our customers and clients are relieved to be in a venue that has air conditioning, solid flooring and is easy to navigate through. They also love the fact that the Market Hill venue has plenty of parking, clean restrooms and a fabulous restaurant. All of those qualities are a huge draw for fans of antiques as well as hunters of unique finds.”    

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When asked to share what special finds they are bringing to this show, Michael says, “It is not just one piece that we are excited about, it is the overall collection. It is about all of the pieces in the six containers that we have arriving for the show. Our excitement does not come from one project but from what we continue to create through our ever-evolving store and shows. It is about the next new thing or rather the next old thing that we find. We look for charming pieces that will steal your heart. We have traveled to many countries all over Europe to incredible antique markets, as well as amazing gift markets across the U.S. Every piece has a story, a history, and we want to continue to weave that story into the lives of our customers and clients. That is what Leftovers Antiques is all about, ‘leftovers from prior generations’ pieces whose story is added to by our lives. It is about carrying on the history, the provenance, and the memoirs of each piece through our age and into the future.”
To learn more about their story, visit Leftoversantiques.com