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Antique Shops and Designers--A Must Read Magazine!!

Hi All!  We had a wonderful time in California mixing a bit of work with lots of fun!  The book winner will be announced next Monday--Thanks for all of the comments!! This week I wanted to share with you a magazine that I love-- Antique Shops and Designers.  Started in Houston in 2007, I was an immediate fan!  Filled with wonderful stories on the Paris Flea market, famous architects and designers and artists as well as wonderful places to shop all over the world, it has maintained its artistic integrity in an era where advertising sometimes overtakes the design in a publication.



   A Family run business, Dot and her daughter, Dana, decide on stories, scout houses, and are the face behind the magazine. And beautiful faces they are!! Dana also has an antique pillow line and they both own Twenty Six Twenty, an antique shop in Houston.  Daughter Lori sells ads and has her own jewelry line. Alexander, Dot's man behind the woman, is also the man behind the magazine single handedly doing all the graphic design, editing, and publishing aspects.  Born in Budapest, he studied business and art in Italy before coming to the United states, started as an artist for the Houston Post, and then moved up the ranks into the magazine publishing business.


Just the covers are a treat each more beautiful than the last issue. The magazine comes out bi-annually, can be purchased at Barnes & Noble and Amazon, and is now distributed around the world. It also can be downloaded and read online at their website here .


This is one of my favorite kitchens ever- beautifully done with charm and character in a small space.  Read  Jane Schott’s article about Jane Moore’s personal home here.  Jane is an amazing, well thought of designer and shop owner.


I was so honored to be asked to write for a magazine that I so adore. In this last issue I wrote about how to pick a paint color.  You can read the full article here.  My upcoming article is on how to pick the perfect gray, blue, green or Blaygeen as I tagged it.  I would love any comments on topics you would like me to write about in the future!!


In all the articles, I include examples of some of techniques we do, such as this glazing over the study walls.  To see more of this home go here where I featured it on my blog.



It is always filled with such a wide rage of design styles. This feature on Barbara Carlton’s home is wonderful, including great tips from a designers perspective. Co–owner of Shabby Slips she also is a family affair, her daughter is well-known designer Renee Abbott and her partner.  To see the rest of her home go here.


 I have always loved this home that we plastered for designer Pam Pierce and was so excited to see it in this issue. To see more of the home go here

There is a private tour of Axel Vervoordt's home, one of the world’s most respected antiques dealers, collectors, and interior designers of today. To read the full article and see his 14th-century renovated castle go here. It is stunning!!


For someone that doesn’t get out of Houston much, I love the coverage of the antique fairs from around the world such as the article on the Antique Show of Arezzo in Tuscany, Italy, the largest Italian antique market. With over 1000 exhibitors, daughter Lori and her husband Doug did a great job covering the event!! To see the entire article go here.

The ads in the magazine are as beautiful as the articles and home spreads.  They are all full page and artistically designed!!!

A regular writer for all issues is Eloise Adams Jones aka Ouisie. Not only is she a super nice lady, she is proprietress and Executive Chef of Ouisies’s Table and The Bird and the Bear Restaurants in Houston. I am a regular at her restaurants and her food is to die for!!! To read more and get her incredible pancake recipe handed down from her grandmother go here.

There is a charming article written by Nina Wickman which highlights the history and the renovation of Henkel Square in Round Top, Texas. The buildings were restored and furnished as they would have been at their origination in 1831. Currently they are being adapted for artisans' and dealers' store fronts. To see the full article go here.

Joni Webb, author of the Cote De Texas Blog and The Skirted Roundtable, is also a contributor to the magazine.  In this issue, she writes about a wonderful home owned and decorated by Ruth Davis, co-owner for Found for the Home in Houston.  Take a tour of this home here.

Thanks you so much for The team at Antique Shops and Designers magazine for creating such a beautifully designed and interesting publication. Please visit their website here and their new on line shopping site here.   I hope that everyone has a wonderful week!! Until next Monday and good luck to the winner!!!!  xo  Leslie


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Reader Comments (14)

To say that I am in love with this post is putting it lightly! I know now that I may have to go out of town to simply sit for days and study this post, the magazine, etc… Thank you so much for sharing this! I can't wait to find new resources and ideas! As well as catching up on your wonderful blog! You just can't imagine how much I love your work and show it to everyone! Thanks again for sharing such a great post!

July 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCarolyn Bradford

Looks like a wonderful magazine. I am going over to Amazon now and see if I can order one to ship to Canada. Nice to know there is an online option as well.

July 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLana Waller

This is a gorgeous publication! I just adore that kitchen at the top and the food looks fantastic. Thanks for sharing and I'll look forward to ordering this!


July 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLeslie

What a beautiful post! I will most certainly order this will become one of the many I will hoard! I can't tell you how much I have enjoyed your gorgeous book and the time spent turning the pages and studying each detail.
Many Blessings,
Martha Passman

July 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMartha

This is one of my favorite magazines and I can't get enough of it. Like you said even the ads are gorgeous and well laid out. My husband would be happier if I didn't read this gem of a magazine since I have found so many beautiful things for our home....he'll get over it....;) The articles are well written as well and I can't wait for quiet time later so I can have a good read.


July 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAcquired Objects

I have not seen this magazine before so thank you for the heads up I will be stopping in B&N soon to pick it up!

Another magazine for my "reference stack". I can't say that my husband will thank you but I certainly do!!! lol!

July 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTamra/The Gilded Barn

Hi Leslie -
One of my favorite magazines! Anything antiques and shops related, I love. Always a treat to see homes of dealers and designers. Love the dining room you plastered for Pam Pierce!

July 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLoi Thai

I'm in love with that kitchen AND the art in the lat photo!! Great post!

I am panting over every page of this magazine right now...I've seen it before but forgot what an incredible publication it is...and I think it must be even better than in the;s ALMOST as good as your book...not quite. We refer to your book almost every day. Mona

July 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMona Thompson

Hi Leslie,

I saw Joni's article on her blog and am happy to have a peek at more of the content. I am looking forward to your next article - if I can't find the magazine locally I will have my sister send it to me.

Have a great weekend,

July 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPhyllis Higgerson

I can't wait to find this magazine Leslie... it looks so wonderful... I hadn't heard of it before.. Thank you for the introduction... Enjoy your weekend, xv.

July 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterVicki archer

The magazine is beautiful! I couldn't resist looking at the recipe...but not sure what the ingredient H&H that a Houston thing??

July 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDenise

Wow, this is really interesting content. I am amazed with your writing abilities. Your article is great reading material. Thank you for sharing your expertise.

February 7, 2014 | Unregistered Commenteralltimeprint

just wanted to say THANKS for the awesome recipe. We just tried it out with excellent results -- so excellent that we have just decided to stop buying store-bought tortillas and make our own from this recipe. They're great, so thanks

February 7, 2014 | Unregistered Commenteralltimeprint

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