Posts Tagged ‘antiquing adventures’

Market Hill in Round Top, TX

MARKETHILL

Paul’s newest project, Market Hill, in Round Top, TX is now open!  This 57,000 sq ft antiques and decorative arts marketplace boasts cypress panelling and custom barn doors designed by Paul himself.  Filled with Paul Michael Company Exclusive pieces and other select offerings from Paul Michael Company, Market Hill offers a deluxe shopping experience to Antiques Fair shoppers.

Market Hill

Market Hill in Round Top, TX

Market Hill in Round Top, TX

Market Hill in Round Top, TX

Paul Michael Company at Market Hill

Paul Michael Company at Market Hill

Our good friend and favorite Girl Hunter, Georgia Pellegrini, spent some time browsing Paul’s American-made pieces and enjoyed some after-hours frivolity with Mrs. Debbie.

PMC at Market Hill

Paul Michael Company at Market Hill

Paul Michael Company at Market Hill

Paul Michael Company at Market Hill

While visiting Market Hill, shoppers can explore our one-of-a-kind, American made pieces, conceived and crafted by our founder. Our Paul Michael Company Exclusive pieces are made from locally harvested wood and other reclaimed materials, handcrafted, and finished at our woodshop in Dermott, Arkansas.  Other Paul Michael Company offerings include furniture, rugs, decorative accessories, and antiques hand-picked by Paul himself.

Paul Michael Company at Market Hill

Paul Michael Company at Market Hill

Click for farm style dining table and black arm chairs.

Paul Michael Company at Market Hill

Paul Michael Company at Market Hill

Click for steer horn finial and cutting boards.

Paul Michael Company at Market Hill

Paul Michael Company at Market Hill

Paul Michael Company at Market Hill

Paul Michael Company at Market Hill

Click for grey metal side chairs.

Paul Michael Company at Market Hill

Paul Michael Company at Market Hill

Click for wine bottle art and upcycled bottle candleholder.

Paul Michael Company at Market Hill

Paul Michael Company at Market Hill

Click for recycled wood letters.

Some of Paul’s antique finds, these authentic antique wallpaper rollers shown below were dipped in paint then used to hand roll wallpaper.

Paul Michael Company at Market Hill

Paul Michael Company at Market Hill

Paul Michael Company at Market Hill

Paul Michael Company at Market Hill

Paul Michael Company at Market Hill

Paul Michael Company at Market Hill

Paul Michael Company at Market Hill

Paul Michael Company at Market Hill

Click for Cypress adirondack chairs.

Paul Michael Company at Market Hill

Paul Michael Company at Market Hill

Paul Michael Company at Market Hill

Paul Michael Company at Market Hill

Paul Michael Company at Market Hill

Paul Michael Company at Market Hill

Paul Michael Company at Market Hill

Paul Michael Company at Market Hill

The view behind the building isn’t too bad either!

Market Hill in Round Top, TX

Paul Michael Company at Market Hill

Located at 1542 HWY 237 in Round Top, TX, Market Hill will be open until April 3rd.

 

 

 

-Ainslea Hooton-Snellenberger

Can You Guess What This Is?

We hit the road to head to Ohio for the Springfield Antique Show & Flea Market held May 18-20. This is one of the largest antique shows, and the energy level and competition for good deals was fierce. We’re happy to say we found great treasures for our customers!

Take a look at some of the pictures we snapped at the event, and be sure to try to guess what the treasure is…

We made it!

It’s the U.S.’s largest antique mall.

There’s never a shortage of eats at these shows. These grill masters are famous for their 2-inch pork chops and huge chicken breasts.

Can you guess what this find is?

Here’s a clue: It’s electric and made of many MOVING parts.

Leave a comment below or post on our Facebook wall with your guess!

Picking at First Monday Trade Days in Canton

Picking seems to be a popular topic on television these days, partially fueled by the economic times and the trend to reclaim. Before picking gained its popularity, my mom and dad were drawn to the Old-World style of wheeling and dealing centered around the flea market culture. They actually met in my mom’s antique clothing store in Nashville, Betty Boop’s, over negotiations for a stuffed peacock.

Paul got his start wheeling and dealing in antiques for restaurants at First Monday Trade Days in Canton, TX, and since then our business has grown to multiple retail locations, including one right down the road from the First Monday grounds.

As a family, we still love to go to First Monday early and hunt for hidden treasures. You have to be patient, though, because there are miles and miles of vendors to cover. And bring cash because the concept of credit cards or checks doesn’t exist. Our favorite spot on grounds is the “unreserved” section because you never know who will be there or what they will bring. On the grounds, you will also find your fair share of new clothing, decor, pet accessories, sunglasses and so on.

These are all picks from the First Monday grounds…

And here’s a look at the grounds being set up…

Once a month, Canton is a shopping mecca, drawing customers from miles and miles around. I think customers enjoy our store because it is 25,000 square feet of climate-controlled treasures. We layer in old with the new and always keep it visually exciting. Also, we serve complimentary snacks and refreshments all day long and start Happy Hour at 5 p.m. every day during First Monday.

You can find a calendar on the First Monday Canton website.

Happy Picking!

—Elizabeth Michael

An Antique Dealer’s Life is for Me

After almost four weeks of scouring open dusty fields, endless tables of bric-a-brac and junk, climbing in the backs of many trailers and converted school buses as well as stalls of dealers, we have to say this world of antique lovers is a real community.

It’s a gypsy’s way of life, nomadic if you will. One weekend in Ohio, then loading what’s left and heading south, buying along the way, setting up again, selling and then maybe heading west.

On the road...

You get to know each other by name. This community includes rugged, crusty, hardcore road-loving experts. Most have categories they specialize in, like porcelain signs and toys, buttons and textiles, primitive furniture, reused and reclaimed remakes… it just goes on and on.

15-foot mercantile ladders.

We saw this piece at the Crystal Antique Mall.

They help each other, sell to each other, talk about the economy and weather to each other, drink with each other and, most importantly, respect each other. It’s a hard but colorful life enchanted with the hopes of finding something rare that could bring a great profit. None are rich, some barely able to pay for hotel rooms or gas.

But they say it gets in your blood. It flows through ours. Paul’s grandfather walked the levee camps selling dry goods to the workers. We wonder, is the next generation out there?

—Deborah Michael