Summer break is now officially over. I love the carefree time of the summer, but I honestly like the structure of getting back on a schedule. It's back to school time for the kids and all the designers that have been shopping all summer have their containers coming in!
Maison Maison Antiques
Houston, Texas 77098 View Map
713 520 1654
Suzanne Duin at Maison Maison Antiques just received a gorgeous container.
This grand Louis Philippe mirror is over 4ft tall
A collection of herbiers from the 1940's
Another Louis Philippe mirror reflecting the display of tapestry pillows
Stop by soon... it's always beautiful and inviting at Maison Maison Antiques
THE GRAY DOOR
3465a W. ALABAMA @ Marquart
HOUSTON TEXAS 77027 View Map
I visited The Gray Door today. They are so excited about 2 new dealers that have recently joined them. Donna Brown was happy to tell me all about them and show me around the store so I could photograph some of their pieces for you to see. They both have unloaded their containers in the past several weeks in their new home.
Kathy Alexander owns Rousset Antiques. Kathy recently moved from New Orleans - where she had a long time store on Magazine Street - to Austin. She now drives in to Houston weekly to bring in more merchandise. She is well known for her 18th Century Italian pieces and antique textiles - especially tapestries and vintage Fortuny.
19th Century French Napoleon I chaise
Fortuny 'Glicene' pillows
18th Century Flemish tapestry
19th Century chairs - set of 4
Angie Tyner owns A. Tyner Antiques. She is always at Marburger but also wanted to be a part of the Houston design scene on a permanent basis. So, she contacted Donna and voila!
Angie and her husband Hugh live in Atlanta but are extensive world travelers. They were one of the first to import from Sweden - in fact, Hugh is fluent in Swedish!
Glass front cabinet with sliding doors
Pair of corner cabinets
Kathy and Angie join Donna Brown and Linda Gale White at The Gray Door.
They also have some beautiful new pieces ~
18th Century scale carved panel
French framed cupboard doors
Pair of Venetian Chairs
Marble top commode
18th Century French empire daybed
French side table
Each piece there is lovelier than the next.
Houston, Texas 77098 View Map
I always love to visit with Blake Karambis at Kirby Antiques. He's so charming and hugely knowledgeable.
He has new pieces in his extraordinary store on Ferndale.
Knolle upholstered sofa
1940's French stained glass lantern
French 18th Century Louis XVI armoire
1940's Venetian Mirror
Memorial Antiques & Interiors
8719 Katy Freeway
Houston, TX.77024 View Map
The 2 Lucy's container has arrived at Memorial Antiques & Interiors
Books? Champagne crates? Baker's racks? This container has it all, including farm tables, biblioteques, and industrial rolling carts. Ever-popular wine tasting tables, both large and small, are mixed in with wonderful architectural elements, baskets, zinc pots, and more... So much more!
Memorial Antiques & Interiors has some exciting news!
Local hot decorating source, Memorial Antiques & Interiors, was pleased to be the antiques source for Extreme Makeover Home Edition's work in Houston lately. Construction of the home took place the last week of July and into the first days of August. Behind the scenes, the show's decorators worked overtime, and that included after-hours visits with decorators and dealers at Memorial Antiques & Interiors. MAI's contributions included antiques and vintage accessories to be used in decorating the Johnson family's home. The show's season premier is September 26th, and the airdate for this actual episode will be announced soon. For more information about MAI, visit www.maihouston.com, or drop by the store at 8719 Katy Freeway 77024 (713.827.8087).
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