New to Market Hill is the booth containing: SVO Productions, Round Top Merchant, and Michelle Ellis Fine Art. SVO stands for Smith van Osdelle.
After restoring historic homes for more than 20 years, designer Kimberly Renner opened The Renner Project, a 5,000-SF store and interior design studio located in Austin’s emerging North Lamar Corridor. Here, she brings together a creative mix of iconic 20th century pieces and high-style art, accessories, and antiques. The spring 2019 show was her first time to present at Round Top as a Market Hill vendor. She shares what she loves about the Market Hill experience and what the fall 2019 show has in store.
Woodson Antiques is located in an 1861 farmhouse just outside Kansas City in Raymore, Missouri. Owned by Rick Ingenthon, the antiques business has grown to include original pieces including lamps made from found objects. We caught up with Rick to talk about what’s new and what he’s bringing to Market Hill this fall.
Shabby Slips owner Renea Abbott got her start in NYC at the design firm, Irvine & Fleming, working the most well-heeled of Manhattan. After a decade of NYC, she ventured to Los Angeles to assist various celebrities, rock stars, and hockey great Wayne Gretzky and his new bride, Janet Jones, with their new Los Angeles digs. It was in L.A. that the idea for Shabby Slips was born.
Vikki Vines is the top female auctioneer in Texas and, arguably, one of the best in the country. She started Gallery Auctions more than 30 years ago and has created a world-class buying experience under one roof at her showroom in Houston. Auctions are held every Monday morning and occasionally on Saturdays. Vikki and her son, Jon, travel the world to carefully select items for auction as well as the items they are bringing to Market Hill.
The story of Leftovers Antiques begins in 2003 when co-owners Ed Fulkerson and Michael Breddin realized they shared a love of antiques from an early age. They opened their 17,000-SF store, located just west of Brenham, Texas, in 2006.
In the business for more than 15 years, Michael says, “Time flies when you are having fun. Every day is an adventure when we are traveling and hunting for whatever might catch our fancy,” he adds. “One of the things we love about what we do is being able to explore the backcountry of Europe. Whether it is following the little old man we just met to his barn 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.”
Ender Tasci is the man behind The Elephant Walk. He started his business 30 years ago in Florida, and has been coming to Round Top for the last 25 years. Three years ago, he moved his business to Market Hill and now buys in Europe and Florida ahead of the spring and fall shows. We caught up with Ender for a sneak peek into what he has in store for us in the fall.
Don & Marta Orwig Antiques is known for its collection of American relics, including a massive collection of old advertising signs.
“I’ve been in the business since 1971,” Don says. “Everybody has their thing. Some people are into tables or chairs or pillows, that’s not me. I’m into these old signs and country store fixtures, store cabinets and cupboards.”
An antiques dealer for more than 35 years, Louis Shields is also an interior designer, furniture maker, and artist with his own gallery, Hastening Design Studio, located in Middleburg, Virginia. Louis offers a sneak peek of what he’s bringing to the fall show.
“An 18th-century Louis XV French Provincial enfilade made of pear wood with a deep rich patination and a lustrous golden color. It has two drawers, carved decoration over three carved and paneled cupboard doors, and a scalloped apron above shaped feet. Wonderful, narrow proportions. All retaining the original steel hardware. Made in the Provence, circa 1790.”
Among his original paintings are, “Transitions,” made of contemporary mixed media on canvas as part of his Element Series 2017, and "Threshold," another contemporary mixed media on canvas as part of this Element Series 2016.
A custom design is a pair of mid-century modern ‘Viking’ armchairs, styled after a 1960s Danish design called the ‘Viking Chair.’ Upholstered in gray linen with blue piping and blue accent pillows, they are as comfortable as they are beautiful.
These are just a few of the must-see pieces at Hastening Design Studio at Market Hill.
View more of his work online at HasteningDesigns.com.
Coming from a long line of “pearl men,” Vincent Peach has created a signature brand of fine jewelry, combining Tahitian pearls with mixed metals, exotic leathers, antlers, tusks, and other natural elements.
A native of Nashville, Tennessee, where he still resides, Vincent designs his pieces in a studio attached to his namesake boutique in Marathon Village. Drawing inspiration from life's leisures and the romance of luxury travel, his pieces are vintage and modern, masculine and feminine, bohemian and baroque.
While each piece can be considered an heirloom intended to be passed down to future generations, these aren’t your grandmother’s pearls. They are bold, expressive conversation starters. Vincent Peach’s designs have something to say about the person wearing them. His cult following includes Carrie Underwood, Reba McEntire, Alice Cooper, Steven Tyler, Taylor Swift, and Miranda Lambert, to name a few.
At Market Hill, you can’t miss his showroom. Designed and sketched by Vincent himself, Paul Michael and his son (and right-hand man), Jake Michael, hand-built it to the exact specifications. It’s a special experience stepping inside the space to view his fine jewelry, one that reflects the elegance, sophistication and uniqueness of these pieces. Come see what we mean by that at the fall show. Vincent Peach has select original pieces on sale, up to 50% off, so stop by early to take your pick. You will also find a 60%-off sale, September 29 through October 3, on name brands like Tacori, Henri Daussi, and more.
View his collection online at VincentPeach.com.
Bringing the Personality
Tony and Kitty (Ables Antiques of Ripley, Tennessee) are literally married to the business. They tied the knot in 1990, and after cutting the cake and toasting with everyone at their wedding, they set out on an antiquing adventure and haven’t looked back since. With decades of experience, they share these insights:
“When we first went into business,” Kitty says, “I would hear many of our customers say ‘in this phase of life I am looking for this or that,’ and I truly didn’t grasp the total impact of this statement until several years ago. But I totally understand it now. Have you ever looked around and just said, ‘I love this piece, but it’s time for someone else to have it who loves it more.’ Well that is what collecting and decorating is all about. Our taste and personality changes with time. Everything changes – as we evolve with life we see things differently. So, I say, ‘Out with the old that isn’t quite you anymore.’ Let someone else love your past objects.”
As for what we can expect at Market Hill, she says, “This fall our booth will be explosive with an assortment of items with lots of character. I think our homes, our workplaces – wherever we are spending lots of time – should reflect our personalities. Challenge yourself to think outside your box. That’s what is so fun about this business.”
“Hunt for a special piece of furniture or object that makes for new conversations with old friends and new ones as well. Accept the challenge, and come see us at Market Hill, and let us help you find the piece of furniture or the object that expresses where you are in life at this moment,” she says.
“We are bringing things like a mid-century mod couch that is going to leave you searching for words; several over-the-top signs (not going to give away any info on those), including a killer scoreboard; some high-end decorative pieces and, of course, some French finds. I never buy what I’m not moved by.”
Returning to Market Hill this fall is Props Antiques out of Leiper’s Fork, Tennessee. Owner Klint Griffin has been in the business for 14 years, and his wife, Cindy, for seven years. Props specializes in Americana acquired from roaming the backroads looking for old signs and décor.
“We are excited about the fresh picks we are bringing to Market Hill in the fall,” Klint says. “We’ve found some wonderful old hand-painted signs this time around as well as more excellent old neon signs. We’ve also collected more great mercantile tables and store counters.”
Their first show at Market Hill was in the spring, and they are excited to come back. “The best of Round Top is under one roof,” Klint says. “We are looking forward to seeing returning guests, friends, and colleagues from around the world.”
“There’s nothing better than the thrill of the hunt than connecting with someone who loves what we find just as much as we do.”
Follow them on Instagram @propsantiques.
Ables Antiques and Props Antiques share a booth space at Market Hill. Visit and shop their beautiful wares.
A Big Treasure Hunt
Since 1995, Nomadic Trading Company has been in the business of selling handpicked home décor items from all over the world.
“We are importers of vintage furniture, accessories, and hand-woven rugs,” says Demir Williford.
The North Carolina-based company has grown to produce its own line of products.
“For us, it’s like a big treasure hunt. Finding and creating products that become popular is the ultimate reward,” says Demir.
From the most recent treasure hunt, he says, “We are bringing in more and better products than ever before from Italy, France, and Spain. You will find very nice outdoor furniture, marble-top tables, and leather club chairs and tables.”
Their set-up at Market Hill is impressive with large rugs hanging from the ceiling, covering the walls, and piled high in stacks upon stacks on the floor. It’s easy to see why Market Hill is ideal for them, but Demir tells us it’s not just the space; it’s the people that make Market Hill special.
“Market Hill is the best place in Round Top to showcase our merchandise. An indoor air-conditioned booth is a huge advantage for us and for shoppers alike,” Demir says. “Seeing our customers and dealer friends is definitely the highlight of our show in Texas.”
To see more of their rare finds and original work, visit nomadictrading.com.
For the Love of It
A collector first, Lisa Strait Vanpoucke turned her love of antiques into a business.
“Having been a collector myself for over 20 years, I’ve combined my passion and love for antiques with the current demand to incorporate them into modern design,” she says.
“My frequent travels to Europe allow me to continuously hunt for special pieces, where I hand-select each and every object. I buy what I would place in my own home, so each antique or decorative item has special meaning to me personally. With that said, my purpose is to extend that passion into my clients’ home decor and encourage a life well lived.”
My purpose is to extend [my] passion into my clients’ home decor and encourage a life well lived. - Lisa Strait Vanpoucke
“I find inspiration in history, faraway lands, culture, architecture, and great design from all periods. I’m always evolving and trying to be as cutting-edge as possible; but, the longer I’m in the business the more simplified I’m becoming. I will never tire of beautiful hand-crafted things.”
When it comes to her purchasing decisions, she says, “My creative process is simple: I buy what I love. If I wouldn’t put it in my own home, I usually skip over it. For me, quality is a must, along with great design.”
Lisa has been coming to Round Top since 2002 and says, “I like the fact that we are able to reach so many people in a short period of time and help them take home a little piece of history,” she says.
“As a vendor at Market Hill, I appreciate the attention to detail Paul and his family have, treating us like one of their own. They have what it takes to make everyone feel at home.”
Learn more at AnticaCollection.com.
Interior designer Michelle Cheatham is the owner of Architect’s Daughter, a home furnishing and design company based in Napa Valley and San Francisco. Architect’s Daughter sources unique, authentic objects from around the world, selling primarily to the design trade. Michelle has a deep knowledge and passion for her products, and provenance is very important.
Architectural Anarchy returns to Market Hill with an interesting mix of mid-century modern finds, folk art, industrial and architectural pieces, and an assortment of old signage. Based in Chicago, Gosia Korsakowski and partner William Rawski operate a 30,000-SF showroom filled with a remarkable collection of antiques from the U.S. and Western Europe.