Calling all antique enthusiasts: The Theta Charity Antiques Show will bring more than 50 world-renowned dealers of 17th to 20th century antiques and decorative arts to the George R. Brown Convention Center's Hall A all weekend.
The event marks its 60th anniversary with a "Royal Tea" theme, hosting lectures and book signings by Penny Deupree and Keri Deupree Wilt (great-granddaughter and great-great granddaughter of Frances Hodgson Burnett, author of The Secret Garden); Sally Bedell Smith, author of the recently-released Elizabeth the Queen: The Life of a Modern Monarch; and Lady Henrietta Spencer-Churchill, English interior designer and author of The Life of the House: How Rooms Evolve.
After a reception and preview party on Wednesday evening, the show will officially open to those who are in it to decorate their domicile.
After a reception and preview party on Wednesday evening, the show will officially open to those who are in it to decorate their domicile. Shoppers will find everything from Americana folk art to Russian religious relics, French furniture to Chinese porcelains, antique toys to antiquarian books, plus centuries-old silver, rugs, prints, linens and more.
The show will be open Thursday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Admission is $10 at the door (the lectures and other events run additional costs), and beneficiaries include Texas Children's Hospital Cancer Center, Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, Child Advocates, Kappa Alpha Foundation, CanCare, Genesys Works, the Women's Home and Yellowstone Academy.