Building 2′s front windows just got a fresh and fabulous re-do by local designers and business partners Genna Weidner and Deborah Hasou. Weidner and Hasou, our latest guest designers, are known for their beautiful and functional designs that are loaded with personality. We can see why!
Genna Weidner is a graduate of Bauder College of Design with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interior Design and brings over 25 years of experience to each project. Genna has designed interiors in Texas, California, New York, and throughout the Midwest. She is an Allied member of American Society of InteriorDesigners (ASID).
Deborah Hasou is a graduate of The University of Texas with a Bachelor of Science degree in Architectural Engineering. Deborah is a Certified Professional Building Designer and Certified Kitchen & Bath Designer, and holds memberships in the Texas Institute of Building Designers (TIBD) and the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA).
No wonder we spotted someone taking a selfie in front of our windows! Come see!
A while ago we posted about finding little treasures at MAI. Of course, you can find those really special treasures at the store, too.
Take a look at this treasure…
This trumeau from the Murat Chateau in Murat, France, c. 1750, was brought to the U.S. in the mid-1900s to be used in the landmark Warwick Hotel in Houston, Texas. Original in its entirety – distressed wood, ornamentation, paint, and the mirror itself – the trumeau has been carefully stored since the demise of the grand old hotel and is now offered at MAI. More details can be seen on The HighBoy, and a complete provenance is available at our store.
What a beautiful example of chateau life in 18th c. France, and it’s here at MAI!
Why. wait. for. spring . . . when we’re wanting to renew our interiors now? Look what’s just in at MAI…
Designer Dana Boyd – aka Golden Monkey Antiques & Interiors – has just unloaded containerS of fresh and antique decor straight from Paris. You won’t want to miss this…
This antique garden planter awaits the fresh greenery you’ll add, don’t you think?
This wonderful clock face seems to tell us to hurry in… With all the furniture, lighting, and accessories that Dana has unloaded from France, there’s plenty to please, BUT the hold tags are flying!
Over at Building 2, our Designing Windows series continues. This month’s windows have been designed by Tamara Moore, of Tamara Moore Interiors. With over 12 years in the business, Tamara’s custom artwork and interior designs are seen in NYC, Santa Fe, Alabama, Kansas, Houston (of course!), and elsewhere. We think you’ll love her windows and her booths at MAI.
What color is HOT for spring 2014? Pantone says it is Radiant Orchid. Regardless, MAI has color, too!
MAI dealers are busy NOW bringing in fresh new inventory to all of our buildings. Come check us out soon . . . who waits for spring, anyway?
Avoid mall panic by shopping at MAI this week. We offer quick and complimentary gift bagging, too!
Holiday-wrapped candles in urns, $32 and up. Vintage French champagne buckets, $98.
Candy Maley dog prints in hand-painted frames (many breeds to choose from), $250. Vintage red papier mache coaster, $98, antique Imari, old blue and white, pricing varies.
Antique boxes, tea caddies, etc., offered by numerous dealers. Pricing varies. Vintage Euro antlers, $138. Old hotel silver trays, $90.
With easy-to-find gifts like these and complimentary gift bagging while you check out, what have you got to lose (other than mall panic, of course)!
Mid-century modern is hot, and not just at holiday time! MAI has great selections for the Mid-Century Modernist on your list!
Mid-century modern Italian art glass bowl signed by artist.
Mid-century modern bowl signed by artist, with original tags and box. Shown with mid-century glass grapes.
Vintage bronze and marble sculpture. Mid-century framed French advertisements and bar signs.
Vintage Murano lamps with new shades on lucite bases. Artist-signed mid-century modern lucite accessories.
These are just a few of the mid-century modern gift ideas at Memorial Antiques & Interiors. Come see what else is in store for you and yours! Happy holiday shopping!
We think you’ll be inspired by the front windows at MAI, and Building 2 is especially pleased with their windows’ new looks this week!
Lucky us! Building 2′s windows have been designed by Julie Dodson, lead designer for Dodson Interiors here in Houston.
“Classic and glamorous designs evoking comfort
while remaining fresh and sophisticated.”
Known for her style, Julie was named “Star on the Rise” by the Decorative Center Houston in 2012. She made headlines too when Traditional Home magazine named her “One of 20 Young Designers in the US to Watch” in 2010. Her work has been featured in media such as Beautiful Homes, Papercity, Kitchen & Bath Ideas, Traditional Home, Cote De Texas, and elsewhere. She has worked on the past three Pink Ribbon Houses as well.
We love Julie’s work, and we think you will too! Come see!
Looking to gift someone special? Try MAI’s suggestions for that special collector on your list . . .
Always popular mid-century alabaster grape clusters – always available at MAI.
This exceptional armorial shield banner from France, c. 1726, will impress a very special collector.
The box collector will appreciate the large French bank box, c. 1890 – 1910, or this 18th c. Italian miniature chest.
Antique carved puttis, cherubs, angels and children (such as the ones you see here) are currently available at MAI.
Throughout this holiday season, we’ll be posting gift guides to please the enthusiasts on your list – even YOU! Check back soon. Happy shopping!
Thanks to our wonderful customers and trunk show vendors, our annual Gifts & Guilty Little Treasures Market was great fun yesterday!
With 15+ trunk show vendors, seven gift certificates to win, and MAI’s three buildings packed with fabulous inventory, customers had the perfect opportunity for holiday shopping. And fun.
Did you miss this event? No worries… something exciting is always in the works at MAI. Hope to see YOU soon!
Join MAI in supporting a great cause (and save money on your holiday shopping, too)!
Purchase a Holiday Shopping Card at MAI now for $70, and you’ll also get a booklet listing participating Houston area merchants where you can enjoy specified 20% discounts with your card. You can save anytime October 24 – November 3, and you’ll feel so welcomed by these merchants - and appreciated by the American Cancer Society – for the good you are doing!
Remember – bring your holiday lists and your Holiday Shopping Card to MAI October 24 – November 3.
R o u n d T o p !
It’s time for some great Round Top shopping (rain or no rain)! While you’re enjoying the experience, we hope you will visit MAI’s dealers at their venues. Preview some of their spaces below, and then see where our dealers are selling.
MAI’s dealers are selling at the following venues (click on venue name for more show information):
WARRENTON (now – Saturday, October 5)
Olde Good Things
BLUE HILLS (now – Saturday, October 5)
Brocante French Antiques
ARBOR ANTIQUES (now – Saturday, October 5)
OLD HENRY FARM (now – Saturday, October 5)
MARBURGER FARM (Tuesday, October 1 – Saturday, October 5)
Kimberley Williams (tent C)
Faded Rose Antiques (tent C)
Parkhouse Antiques (tent C)
Eclectic Architecturals (tent D)
Designs by Grace (Legler House)
Kelley Zeleskey’s Design (Legler House)