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The ultimate antiques show: A cocktail crowd and social swans swoon, turning this preview festive

The ultimate antiques show: A cocktail crowd and social swans swoon

16 9356 Will and Justine Klinke, from left, and Sarahbeth and Taylor Pipkin at the Theta Charity Antiques Show Preview Party November 2014
Will and Justine Klinke, from left, and Sarahbeth and Taylor Pipkin. Photo courtesy of © Alexander's Fine Portrait Design
15 9300 Chris Seager, from left, Connie Seager, Jeff and Rebecca Parsons, John Daughtery and Cooky Mays at the Theta Charity Antiques Show Preview Party November 2014
Chris and Connie Seager, from left, Jeff and Rebecca Parsons, John Daugherty and Cooky Mays. Photo courtesy of © Alexander's Fine Portrait Design
14 9285 John Share, left, and Chuck Brown at the Theta Charity Antiques Show Preview Party November 2014
John Share, left, and Chuck Brown. Photo courtesy of © Alexander's Fine Portrait Design
13 9243 Emily Atchley and Grant Rachal at the Theta Charity Antiques Show Preview Party November 2014
Emily Atchley and Grant Rachal. Photo courtesy of © Alexander's Fine Portrait Design
12 9230 Carolyn Hamilton, from left, Patricia Dewhurst and Lois Wright at the Theta Charity Antiques Show Preview Party November 2014
Carolyn Hamilton, from left, Patricia Dewhurst and Lois Wright. Photo courtesy of © Alexander's Fine Portrait Design
11 9178 Lisa and Bill Schwartz at the Theta Charity Antiques Show Preview Party November 2014
Lisa and Bill Schwartz. Photo courtesy of © Alexander's Fine Portrait Design
9 9103 Holiday decorations greet guests at the Theta Charity Antiques Show Preview Party November 2014
Holiday decorations greeted guests. Photo courtesy of © Alexander's Fine Portrait Design
5 9522 Braden and Amy Keith at the Theta Charity Antiques Show Preview Party November 2014
Braden and Amy Keith. Photo courtesy of © Alexander's Fine Portrait Design
4 9478 Tom and Susan Martin at the Theta Charity Antiques Show Preview Party November 2014
Tom and Susan Martin. Photo courtesy of © Alexander's Fine Portrait Design
3 9443 Cathy and Gary Brock at the Theta Charity Antiques Show Preview Party November 2014
Cathy and Gary Brock. Photo courtesy of © Alexander's Fine Portrait Design
2 9406 Diane Lokey Farb, left, and Beth Muecke at the Theta Charity Antiques Show Preview Party November 2014
Diane Lokey Farb, left, and Beth Muecke. Photo courtesy of © Alexander's Fine Portrait Design
1 9363 Jana Philips and Woody Wooruff at the Theta Charity Antiques Show Preview Party November 2014
Jana Philips and Woody Wooruff. Photo courtesy of © Alexander's Fine Portrait Design
16 9356 Will and Justine Klinke, from left, and Sarahbeth and Taylor Pipkin at the Theta Charity Antiques Show Preview Party November 2014
15 9300 Chris Seager, from left, Connie Seager, Jeff and Rebecca Parsons, John Daughtery and Cooky Mays at the Theta Charity Antiques Show Preview Party November 2014
14 9285 John Share, left, and Chuck Brown at the Theta Charity Antiques Show Preview Party November 2014
13 9243 Emily Atchley and Grant Rachal at the Theta Charity Antiques Show Preview Party November 2014
12 9230 Carolyn Hamilton, from left, Patricia Dewhurst and Lois Wright at the Theta Charity Antiques Show Preview Party November 2014
11 9178 Lisa and Bill Schwartz at the Theta Charity Antiques Show Preview Party November 2014
9 9103 Holiday decorations greet guests at the Theta Charity Antiques Show Preview Party November 2014
5 9522 Braden and Amy Keith at the Theta Charity Antiques Show Preview Party November 2014
4 9478 Tom and Susan Martin at the Theta Charity Antiques Show Preview Party November 2014
3 9443 Cathy and Gary Brock at the Theta Charity Antiques Show Preview Party November 2014
2 9406 Diane Lokey Farb, left, and Beth Muecke at the Theta Charity Antiques Show Preview Party November 2014
1 9363 Jana Philips and Woody Wooruff at the Theta Charity Antiques Show Preview Party November 2014

What: The 62nd Theta Charity Antiques Show Gala Preview Party.

Where: The George R. Brown Convention Center.

The 411: More than 1,000 cocktail-attired collectors and social swans perused the enticing array of 17th to 20th century antiques brought in by more than 50 exhibitors from across the country. Theta show chair Lisa Schwartz joined Preview Party chairs Amy Keith and Shawn Stephens in welcoming the throng.

The antique show environs were dressed in holiday attire with sparkling Christmas trees, setting the mood for the festive evening that included food, drink and dancing to the sounds of Infinite Groove.

Since its founding, more than $6.5 million has been raised for local charities. The show continues through Sunday. 

Who: Bill Schwartz, John Daugherty, Ellen and Jim Cummins, Susan and Tom Martin, Cathy and Dr. Gary Brock, Sarabeth and Taylor Pipkin, Carolyn Hamilton, Tricia Dewhurst, Lois Wright, Amy and Ken Braden, Lizzy Conner and Cynthia and John Adkins.