As many of you know one of my favorite stores in Texas is Leftovers Antiques & Home Mercantile in Brenham. Texas. And one of the best times to visit the store is during the fall and spring Round Top Show.
I mean just look at this table…i have to show a close up! And the walls from a French hotel! You have to see this in person.
And the blue pond boat!
I have been working with them for over a year on rebranding their business and developing a new website. I have enjoyed working with them so much and learning more about antiques and the business of buying abroad and importing etc. They are also sponsors on the blog and I am proud to report each season what new is going on at their wonderful store each season as many of you travel to our area for Texas Antiques Week or just a weekend getaway.
That is great thing about Leftovers, they are open all of the time whether it’s rain or shine, antiques week or not. But during the time before and during the Antique Shows they do truly BRIM with antique goodness…both European and American, big and small. Huge pieces to fill a wall or build a room around or a small collection of bottles, a Christmas ornament or turtle shell! I love this green handled box.
And they always have blue and white which you know I love, both old transferware and now some new blue and white lamps!
If you follow them on Facebook and Instagram you will know when containers arrive and can truly get first pickings.
Are their pieces an investment? yes but they aren’t things you will find at Pottery Barn or Restoration Hardware. They have survived wars and travelled across the ocean to give your home some character and history. I think that is something we all crave a bit.
Ed and Michael spend months each year living and traveling around Europe looking for antiques to bring back to Texas and offer for sale. That is an expensive venture and adds into the cost of the piece. Some pieces also get special attention, restoration or retrofitting so they are ready to use once places with customers.
This summer, Ed and Michael totally flipped the store and added a “Lake Leftovers” section with an American camping/hunting/fishing vibe. Clearly more American and rustic in feel than what they usually do, the new displays also have some Scottish plaid mixed in for a great mix of American and European we all love and expect of their store. Such a mix of rustic and glam!
Of course they also know for bedding and rugs and they continue to carry Bella Notte, Traditions, Pom Pom, Dash and Albert and now Arte Pura! This line also includes some amazing drapery panels! They have also found some antique beds (which are full size) and had them stretch to larger sizes to fit modern lifestyle..love that.
The store is full of new antiques straight from Europe as well as gifts and bedding, rugs, books, lighting, epicurean and more.
Stop by anytime during Round Top and YOU ARE INVITED to their annual JAZZ NIGHT party this Saturday with music and yummy food and drink from 6-9 pm! I will be there and would love to meet you!