February 2010 Issue No. 11
The Red Vault
February Design Newsletter


This month at The Antique Company, (3100 Alabama Court, Houston, Texas 77027 ph# (713)463-9773) owner Marilyn Barfoot is highlighting a beautiful collection of watercolors from the very talented artist Liduine Bekman. The attention to detail and the depth of color is staggering. The pricing is quite reasonable and these fine pieces of art will add to any collection.

Kirby Antiques

I stopped by yesterday to see the latest shipment at Kirby Antiques (2927 Ferndale, Houston, Texas 77098 ph# (713)520-1600). Blake Karambis has an eye for the unique and he has a flair for mixing styles. He recently purchased some great finds from France and Italy. The stylish coral settee is gorgeous and his collection of statuary is one of the best. Be sure to check out the trend setting Art Deco chairs, tables and consoles, too. View these finds at TRV and www.kirbyantiques.com

Crossroads Antiques/Heather Bowen Antiques

There is a beautiful array of furnishings and accessories under one roof at Crossroads Antiques and Heather Bowen Antiques (1911 W. Alabama, Houston, Texas 77098 ph# (713)533-0334 and (713)527-0094). The showroom is filled with French and English furniture, Chinese export porcelain and Majolica. Period lighting and mirrors compliment the entire collection. Newly arrived pieces include Copeland "green leaf" porcelain plates, intricate needlepoint pillows, English side tables and gilt wood European mirrors, to name a few. We are currently updating their inventory on TRV, so be sure to check back soon or stop by the shop.

Pat Monroe Antiques

TRV owner Ginger Wheless
was in Austin this past Monday to check out the design scene there. She went by many of the wonderful stores and met with several of the dealers. A great find and new Red Vault dealer, please welcome Pat Monroe Antiques (1009 W. Sixth St. Austin, Texas 78703 ph# (512) 789-4775). Pat collects and sells European furniture and decorative arts dating from the 17th through 19th centuries, with additional mid-century art deco pieces. This industrial arts table is fantastic! It features a sturdy pine top with a hydraulic lift base which is adjustable. Go to www.patmonroeantiques.com or www.theredvault.com to see this extensive collection.


Brown (2940 Ferndale, Houston, Texas, 77098 ph# (713)522-2151)
will be hosting another magical evening event on March 10th in the store. Owner Jill Brown will be celebrating her birthday, along with the 4TH anniversary of the store opening. In honor of the day, Brown will be offering 58 very special items at 58% off. Surely to be a wonderful event! New lighting and accessories are added weekly. Peruse the selection at www.shopbybrown.com.

Houston Design Center

The Houston Design Center (7026 Old Katy Road, Houston, Texas, 77024 ph# (713)864-4735) monthly meeting was hosted by Peggy Mc Gowan  in her showroom at Kitchen & Bath Concepts this past Thursday.  Ginger Wheless gave a presentation about The Red Vault to attendees and spoke with Sheri Roane  of HDC, about teaming up with TRV to partner in future events. 


On Wednesday, March 3rd    from 6-9p.m., Mecox (3912 Westheimer Road, Houston, Texas, 77027 ph# (713)355-2100) will be hosting a reception, "Out of the Void" for  artist Tom Scott Reno. Tom is an abstract painter living in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Mecox will be showing 25 original oil paintings and works on paper. Be sure to stop by!

Laura U Collection

The Laura U Collection (1840 Westheimer Road, Houston, Texas 77098 ph# (713)522-0855) featured this handsome Jacobean chair in the last newsletter. A stylish and sophisticated piece, it is sure to make a statement in any room and it's included in their sale. From March 1st to April 1st, there are great deals to be had, ranging from 15% to 50% throughout the shop. View the inventory at www.laurau.com or www.theredvault.com.


Have a great weekend! 

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