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March 2018- Houston

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ROUND TOP ROAD TRIP WHAT'S NEW IN THE LAND OF ANTIQUES INTRIGUE · GOSSIP · BUZZ CATHERINE D. ANSPON HEADS TO THE COUNTRY. ADDITIONAL REPORTING ANNE LEE PHILLIPS. PHOTOGRAPHY JENNY ANTILL CLIFTON. T hrilling news in Round Top: Armando and Cinda Palacios, proprietors of Houston's River Oaks commissary Armandos, open Manditos in Round Top in the former Los Patrones site near the town square. Fresh margaritas and Armandos' fare is forthcoming with a reported opening date of March 1. The couple also takes over the short-lived Bistro Napoletana space, better known as the original Stone Cellar before it moved away from town center, which will reopen as Lulus around March 1, serving pasta, paninis, pizza, and great wines. Holly Moore 'Ritas, Here We Come C ompound owner Mark Massey (who currently serves as director of the Chamber of Commerce, and whose family history is interwoven into Round Top) and stalwart show producer Kathy Johnston revealed details about the latest edition to The Compound show venue — and, most importantly, who'll be inside. The handsome new 3,000-square-foot Granary Barn is being readied for the spring show, March 24 through April 7. Five dealers will occupy the spacious interiors: Bernie Bagley/Antiques of Dallas, Amelia Tarbet, Fairbrother Designs, Brocante French Antiques, and HH & Company. Four existing buildings within The Compound complex house Southern Classic Jewelry (impeccable estate antique and vintage jewels and gemstones) and ReWorks (artisan lighting and striking furniture fashioned from found objects and raw materials). Also recommended: Adele Sypesteyn Art + Design, who pairs COMPOUND COMPENDIUM H enkel square owner Mark Massey informed us of grand plans for " H e n k e l S q u a r e 2.0," so watch these pages for more updates by fall's antique shows. (Hint, one may involve lodging.) Meanwhile, The Dapper Deer Co. from Bastrop has arrived, and we are smitten. Owners John and Eric Alexander preside, while taxidermy mascot Winston the Deer looks on. The Alexanders have created a most charming gentlemen's lair, complete with a bar that stocks antique finds: beautiful old volumes, bar accessories including glasses and decanters, furnishings for a pedigreed bachelor pad, and a quaint collection of taxidermy. Their apothecary biz is also thriving: Dapper Deer-brand beard oil, cologne, and shave soap makes for great gifting, from $10 to $28. Another addition that foretells more nuptial events on the horizon is the relocation of the intimate, historic Hawcreek Church, circa 1850s. Originally moved from Hawcreek (where it did duty as a chapel and school) some 40 years ago and then again recently from another spot on Henkel, the church with the beautiful, hand-painted ceilings now occupies a secluded shady grove under a bower of trees. HENKEL HAPPENINGS her canvases and sculpture with textiles and patina-rich furnishings. For refined clean lines and a focus on beautiful materials, visit the booth of Pascal Home. Manos de Sur proffers fair-trade offerings from Latin American artisans: hand-woven textiles, leather goods, bar-cart accouterments. Rounding out The Compound vendors is Alisanne Wonderland, curated by Francophile Alisanne Frew, known for sleuthing treasures from France's most notable fleas and fairs, as well as stocking monumental hand-thrown Anduze pots, like those at Versailles. Also check out: Eneby Home (Swedish mid-century modern antiques), Axe Antiques (antique arms and militaria), and Farm & Factory (vintage lighting). Lunch and libations are on property during the spring show from Picnic on the Green, Simply D'Lish, and Vin 114 (serving beer, wine, and red and white sangría). The Compound, 2550 South State Hwy 237, Round Top, The Dapper Deer Co.'s John and Eric Alexander Mark Massey, Hawcreek Church, Henkel Square Armando Palacios 84

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