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60th annual event

The ultimate antiques show hits Houston: Roadshow bros, decorating celebs and more

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The Theta Charity Antiques Show is celebrating its 60th year. 
Theta Charity Antiques Show, mid-19th century dressing table, from William Cook Antiques, November 2012
A "Sneak Peak" from the event's Facebook page: Extremely rare, museum-quality, mid-19th century dressing table from dealer William Cook Antiques. Theta Charity Antiques Show 2012/Facebook
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Shoppers will find everything from Americana folk art to Continental furniture.  Robert Latiff

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. 

Leigh and Leslie Keno, the towheaded twin brothers from PBS's Antiques Roadshow, will host a talk on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. on the topic of collecting, appraising and decorating.

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. 

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