How Dealers live: Different Design Styles

One of the great things about The Rock House is that we have something for all tastes.  With around 80 dealers, each whom bring a different aesthetic, we are bound to have a vast offering.  The same is true with their homes.  They each have a different style and we are thrilled to give our readers a peek in.   Some are designers, some are avid collectors of a specific style/period.  All are unique and one of a kind!  

 

Parker Kennedy Living:   

Lance Jackson and David Ecton of Parker Kennedy Living are well known Interior Designers, who have been featured multiple times in print, and have a recognizable and growing brand.  They are known for their "preppy on the edge" look where they mix Palm Beach regency, chinoiserie, bright preppy colors and never shy away from taking a risk.  Lance and David live with this look as well and immerse themselves in it.  They recently purchased a turn of the century home in Commerce, GA and we are excited to see if the aesthetic will change as well.  Follow @parkerkennedyliving and www.parkerkennedyliving.com


Marci Cairns:

Marci's aesthetic is very New-England Americana with a touch of the primitive, simpler life.  She loves to mix found pieces with classic style.  Her design work is clean and warm and it's apparent that she has quite the eye for pulling together a look.  Follow her on Instagram @thecollaborateur 


Jenny Kramer Decor:  

Jenny's design aesthetic is a mix of many styles.   It's all about the mix of old and new and collected unusual pieces- which can be seen in her personal home.  She doesn't want her home to look like her neighbors, and she sets her style one piece at a time.  It's ever evolving.  Collecting never stops.  "If it speaks to me, it lives with me.  People should surround themselves with art and pieces that evoke feelings, thought and simply make them happy."  Her booth in the shop has quite a different feel, and is her oasis away from everyday reality.  Follow @jennykramerdecor and www.jennykramerdecor.com


Eliza Gray: 

Eliza's home is collected and full of pieces that carry memories...  Inherited, loved and cherished.  Her home tells a story through her personal touches.  Her warm and sincere personality is evident.  It's a cheery and collected home, perfect for her children to grow and live in.  


Dan Dupler: 

Dan is a collector and dealer of American antiques.  His collection is lovingly displayed throughout his home.  His wife is a quilter and they both display their pieces with careful consideration.  Dan restores and refinished pieces if needed, but respects the integrity of the pieces and works carefully to keep that in tact.  They are pure American collectors and they hold a wealth of knowledge on American primitives.  On Instagram @yellowdogantiques


Brooke Kellett: 

Brooke got her degree in design and is an artist as well as a dealer.  Her home is an eclectic mix of styles and it brims with beautiful vintage, antiques and art.  She uses bright bold color ways to set off her collection. She is great at mixing things up with fun pops of the unexpected.  She is not afraid to try something and live with it for a while... if it gets along well with her current pieces, it stays, if not, it goes to the booth.  It's a creative endeavor and it's ever changing!  Check out Brook's booth @kandkcollective


The Glenns: 

Joy and her husband, Clyde, own The Little Lamp shop.  It is a full service lamp shop, with repairs, restoration and shade fittings.  They have been in the antique business for many years and collect traditional pieces.  Joy loves antique rugs so much, she has 6 layered in her living room.  Beautiful art and furnishings line their 1930s home in the downtown Greenville area.  Find out more about this beautiful home on The Little Lamp Shops Instagram:  (it just happens to be for sale!) @thelittlelampshop 

We look forward to bringing you more dealer homes soon!  Just so you know... if you are visiting a dealer's home, it is always okay to ask if you can buy their dining room table ;).  Likely, the answer will be yes! 

Kim Hassold Opening Reception

We had a great time at Kim Hassold's Opening Reception party.  She will be showing for another week at The Rock House, so stop by to grab her pieces before she's gone.  She has great 6x6's for $50 that make PERFECT gifts.  She generously gave away a 36 x 36 original and pledged to give the value to The Rose Ball.  Thank you Kim for the fun event, sharing your work, and your kind and giving heart.   The lovely food was catered by Carol Smeaton.  Scroll down to see the winner of the painting giveaway!  You'll be surprised...

Look who won... the only child that attended the opening!  Exciting times!  What a great beginning to a collection! 

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She has 6x6's for $50!  

She has 6x6's for $50!  

Visit Kim at her studio in the Village of West Greenville, and on Instagram.  

Lots of things happening at The Rock House Antiques

Fall brings abut lots of great events and excitement at The Rock House.  Kicking it off, we will host India Hicks sales reps Wednesday Sept. 6th (3-6pm) and 7th (10-3).  Join us for wine and shopping!  

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The evening of Sept 7th, we will have an opening for Kim Hassold's art show.  Festivities begin at 5:30, and Kim will be GIVING AWAY a 36 x 36 original piece, with the proceeds benefiting The Rose Ball.  (Must be present to win).  

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The Bi-Annual Parking Lot Sale is coming again this October 21st and 22nd.  We will have dealers from near and far that fill the parking lot while markdowns fill the shop.  Saturday 10-6 and Sunday 12- 5.  You do NOT want to miss.  

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We are open 7 days a week: 

Mon - Sat 10-6, Sunday 1-5

415 Mauldin Road, Greenville, SC 29605 

864-199-8981 

instagram.com/therockhouseantiques

Some of our current favorite things!

It's amazing how quickly things come and go at The Rock House.  We have customers who make a weekly stop by The Rock House and they always comment on how great it is to come in each time and see so many fresh pieces.  Things sure don't sit long here! 

These are show stoppers!  Find them in Bill & Barry's booth, and hurry, before they are gone! 

These are show stoppers!  Find them in Bill & Barry's booth, and hurry, before they are gone! 

Wheaton & Whaley is always bringing in new fresh pillows.  The prices are fantastic. 

Wheaton & Whaley is always bringing in new fresh pillows.  The prices are fantastic. 

It's always easy to find a great rug here!

It's always easy to find a great rug here!

This concrete obelisk is one of a kind and could make any gardener a master on it's own.

This concrete obelisk is one of a kind and could make any gardener a master on it's own.

Shells are easier to find this time of year as we have our toes in the sand, but it's always hard to find a good old shell box.  Griffin & Smith has two at the moment.  

Shells are easier to find this time of year as we have our toes in the sand, but it's always hard to find a good old shell box.  Griffin & Smith has two at the moment.  

We use mirrors throughout our homes, and this one is a beauty.  Tom Edwards found this one and was able to resist the urge to keep it for himself.  Get this one while it's here. 

We use mirrors throughout our homes, and this one is a beauty.  Tom Edwards found this one and was able to resist the urge to keep it for himself.  Get this one while it's here. 

Another great mirror in Tim Cox booth.  

Another great mirror in Tim Cox booth.  

David Watkins Designs always brings in beautiful artwork at super prices.  

David Watkins Designs always brings in beautiful artwork at super prices.  

This old crystal French chandelier is a show stopper and has just been marked down.  

This old crystal French chandelier is a show stopper and has just been marked down.  

These French chairs are beautifully upholstered and just in at the shop.  

These French chairs are beautifully upholstered and just in at the shop.  

We are here 7 days a week at The Rock House Antiques, so hurry in!  

415 Mauldin Road, Greenville, SC 29605

864-299-8981

instagram.com/therockhouseantiques

How Dealers Live: Porcelain and Rug Collector

Dealers are antique lovers.  The reason we all get into the business is because the love of antiques flows freely in our blood.  Many of us grew up with collectors or dealers and inherited the trade.  Many of us stumbled into the industry because after years of buying antiques, we had to start selling to support our habit.  I know, it sounds like a sickness, and it is... a stunningly beautiful sickness.  The dealers at The Rock House are a lovely group.  We are all a bit quirky (I can say that, because I am one) and some even eccentric... therefore, our homes are quite interesting by default.  We decided spotlighting dealer's homes would be a fun trip into how collectors live.  

For the Dealer's privacy, we do not give the name.  The following dealer is a collector of fine antique furniture, but also exquisite rugs, books, art and porcelain. They keep things neat and tidy... not the kind of collector with narrow paths through rooms due to stacks of treasures.  Everything is lovingly and meticulously cared for, polished and dusted.  The collection is edited and not overdone or overpowering.  Each piece is special and stands alone.  Each piece has it's own story.  Below are a collection of pictures of this lovely, beautifully appointed home.  

Another thing this home is full of is love... there are family photos throughout, highlighting special moments and those closest to them.  It was a pleasure to visit a home so warm! 

Dealer Spotlight - Dan Dupler

Today's Dealer Spotlight is about Dan Dupler, who is not only a dealer, but an employee at The Rock House.  He deals in American Antiques under the name Yellow Dog Antiques.  

He loves to tinker in his shop and build things out of recycled wood or antique pieces.  Some of the pieces you find in his booth are pieces he has repurposed out of things he has found out and about. His wife is a quilter and you can find some of her hand sewn quilts in the booth as well.  

An interview with Dan: 

RH: What type of Antiques do you specialize in? 

D: Primitive Antiques

RH: how long have you been in the antique business and what made you get started in it? 

D: I've been collecting for 36 years and needed something to do after retirement.  

RH: What is the one piece you have purchased that you treasure the most (that you sold or kept)? 

D: A reversed painted glass F.W. Woolworth entrance transom sign.  

RH: If you could have any antique piece, from anywhere in the world, despite cost, what would it be? 

D: I would buy an original Wyeth oil.  

RH: Do you work in any other industry, or have any further jobs? 

D: Build part tables, cabinets, and book cases.  

We love having Dan as a part of The Rock House Family!  We would be lost without his humor, knowledge and willingness to always lend a helping hand.  

 

 

Inspiring Instagrams

What We love Wednesdays:  

We are LOVING the following Instagram Feeds.  If you don't follow these, check them out!

Antiques & Garden Show of Nashville:    

They cover their annual show, but also repost a collection of inspiring posts by other antique dealers, designers, landscape architects and more!  It's great eye candy!

https://www.instagram.com/antiquesandgardenshow/

@antiquesandgardenshow

Antiquites Curiosites et Reves: 

This is the feed from an antiques, curiosities and prop shop on rue de Furstemberg in Paris.  We love the way they curate their feed and how the pictures provoke curiosity. 

https://www.instagram.com/yvelineantiques/

@yvelineantiques

Eclectic Vignette:  

A curated collection of photographs arranged to marry both color and visual textures.  

https://www.instagram.com/eclecticvignette/ 

@eclecticvignette

Architecture of Charleston: 

A collection of Charleston, Savannah and surrounding area's historic buildings. 

https://www.instagram.com/architectureofcharleston/ 

@architectureofcharleston

 

 

Dealer Spotlight: Marci Cairns

Dealer Spotlight:  Marci Cairns, The Collaborateur 

An Interview

RH: What type of Antiques do you specialize in? 

M: I'm very eclectic.  I'm always interested in anything I'd use to decorate in my home.  

RH: How long have you been in the Antique business? 

M: I've been a dealer for two years, but a collector my adult life.  Even as a teenager, I subscribed to Victoria magazine and have been drawn to the old things with a story.  

RH: What is the one piece you have purchased that you treasure the most (that you sold or kept)? 

M:  I buy, keep for a period and sell most things.  I wear my grandmother's tiny engagement ring and use my white English Ironstone dishes daily.

RH: If you could have any antique piece, from anywhere in the world, despite cost, what would it be? 

M: Since my "claim to fame" is collaborative that's a really hard answer.  Below is a piece that marries my love of English furniture and nautical oil paintings.

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 It's the kind of piece I'd hang onto for life opposed to the pieces that come and go frequently.  I'm simple, but anything English makes my heart skip a couple of beats.  

RH:  Do you have any other jobs or work in any other industry

M: I've been a homeschool mom for 12 years.  I have plans...

       Below are pictures from Marci's booth: 

find more at @thecollaborateur

What We love Wednesdays

We are beginning a new series on the blog called WHAT WE LOVE WEDNESDAYS....  "WWLW".  Tune in for updates about great new pieces or things we are just really loving around the shop.  

This week, we are focusing on that special love we have for DAD, as Father's Day approaches this Sunday.  

Here are some great finds we think he will treasure! 

We have great prints and original works that he would love. 

We have great prints and original works that he would love. 

A wooden box is always a great option.

A wooden box is always a great option.

We have a great selection to stock the bar.

We have a great selection to stock the bar.

We have a book room full of historical literature that will interest the history buff. 

We have a book room full of historical literature that will interest the history buff. 

Collectible sports memoribilia for the sports buff!  

Collectible sports memoribilia for the sports buff!  

Just a little taste of the things that we offer that dad is sure to love!  

See you next Wednesday for another WWLW!

Best of The Upstate!

What an extreme honor to be nominated as The Best Antique Store of the Upstate! THANK YOU to anyone and everyone that took part in getting us on the ballot.  We strive to offer excellent customer service, along with a wide mix of styles and price points.  We would be ever so thankful and humbled if you now voted for us to take home the prize!  

VOTE HERE

From the bottom of our hearts, we appreciate you!  

The Rock House Team!

Dealer Spotlight: Addie Schweigert with Pinnacle Antiques

Let's get to know another one of our dealers better! 

An Interview with Addie Schweigert dba Pinnacle Antiques and Appraisals LLC

1)   What type of antiques do you specialize in?

Architecture elements,  European and 19th century Americana furniture. We have a unique collection of antique & vintage doors along with heavy wrought iron gates and panels.  At Christmastime we feature a sterling and silverplate bonanza.

2)   How long have you been in the antique business and what made you get started in it? 

I have discovered, traded or sold antiques since I was in college. Every unique find has a story to tell that illustrates its time in history and I love seeing that story unfold.

3)   What is the one piece you have purchased that you treasure the most (that you sold or kept)?

We purchased and still use a RJ Horner partner’s desk with extensive carvings and statued gargoyle legs.  This “find” holds a treasured story. . . .

4)   If you could have any antique piece, from anywhere in the world, despite cost, what would it be? 

The original Magna Cartamanuscript, 1512.  It is about the most valuable document in existence and is the basis for much of our democratic liberties and personal property rights today.

5)   What are your social media handles (if you have them)?

Instagram: pinnacleantiquesllc

6)   Anything else you would like readers to know?

We are always looking for the unique, must-have object that will be a conversational focal point in any discriminating home. Keep coming and you will continue to find something different and exciting!

Thank you Addie for allowing us to get to know more about you! 

Ch- Ch- Ch Changes...

Lots happening at The Rock House Antiques lately! When you step in, you are likely to see a hammer, spot some ladders and see someone working away to make improvements on The Rock House.  If you have not been in recently, we are not the shop of old.  We have many new dealers, there is always new merchandise coming in and a really, there is a new look for the shop as a whole!  

We are open 7 days a week:  Mon- Sat 10-6pm, Sunday 1-5, 415 Mauldin Road, Greenville, SC

 

News, Events and Sales

Recent scenes from around the shop...

Parking Lot Sale April 29 & 30th: 

Saturday:  10-6pm,  (Food Resident Dog and Adams Mobile Market)

Sunday: 12-5, (Resident Dog and Coastal Crust)  

   

Sales and Markdowns throughout the shop! 

(all sales are temporary, once signs are down in the booth, the sale is over) 

Booth: 1122: 50% unless marked firm

B&B booth: 25% unless firm or in case

Booth 8910: Buy one get one half off 

Booth: 0616:  15% of lowest price

Booth 0530C: 20% off regular prices, 15% off jewelry case

Booth 0015: Pink Dot Sale

Booth 3639: 20% everything 

Booth 0614: 20% milkglass

Booth 0433: 15% green dots

Booth 0306: 10% off original price over $100

Booth 0002: 20% unless otherwise marked

 

 

 

 

Dealer Spotlight: Carol Smeaton "Fabulous"

Next up on our dealer spotlight:  Carol Smeaton, known affectionately as "Fabulous", she is "the purveyor of the unnecessary and the irresistible". 

A moment with Fabulous: 

Q: What types of Antiques do you specialize in?                                                                            

 A: Art, silver, pottery, china, books. Shelves filled with quirky, fun and functional items and often the perfect gift.

Q: How long have you been in the antique business and what make you get started?                  

 A: I have been collecting for 50 years and selling my collection for more than 20 years.  My residence is referred tot as THE SMEATONIAN.  

Q: What is the one piece that you have purchased that you treasure the most (that you either sold or kept)?                                                                                                                                      A: I am a plateaholic as each room in THE SMEATONIAN is is adorned with many plates.  One plate is very special as it was a gift from the china collection of Franklin D. Roosevelt.  It is believed to have come from Oliver Wolcott, the secretary of the treasury under George Washington.  

Q: If you could have any antique piece from anywhere in the world despite cost, what would it be?                                                                                                                                                       A: I have no burning desire for anything specific, but am always open to any buying opportunity.

Q: What are your social media handles?                                                                                            

A:  Instagram: @smeatoncarol1144

Q: Do you work in any other industry or have any other jobs?                                                        

A: I am retired from career in public school teaching and writing for two newspapers and a city magazine.  Also worked in marketing for a health food store.    

Q: Anything else you would like readers to know?

A: I was a competitive runner and cyclist holding a few state records in the 70s and 80s.  I crossed South Carolina on a bicycle in 1982.  

We, at the Rock House, would be remiss if we did not mention that Fabulous is also a talented caterer.  She caters all of the events at The Rock House and we are proud to have her bring a special touch to our events.  

Frances Kinloch Still - March Designer Spotlight

We had our second designer takeover with Frances Kinloch Still of Kinloch Interiors this past week. What a fun day! 

A snippet from her website kinlochinteriors.com  

She specializes in both commercial and residential design and has a flair and reputation for bold pattern and fun colors!  Many say her style feels very rock-star...  a mixture of fun, classic and always at least a little touch of rock and roll!  

Our Designer challenges involve a designer coming into The Rock House, looking through all 80+ dealer booths and pulling items they want to use into a vignette.  We love seeing how different and fresh each designer's vision is!

Frances jumped right into our Designer challenge both (very fashionable) feet first.  She grounded her design with a very lovely 6 panel Gracie Wallpaper screen.  She added in some bold green velvet chairs with Braemore pillows and flanked them along side an antique marble top gilt table.   She added in interesting details, such as a large moroccan cooker, a gold lamp and colorful barware.  She finished the look with a set of antique stamped metal bells.  

Check out her website and Instagram feed to see more of her great work.  

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A big thank you to Frances for taking time out of her busy schedule to come to The Rock House and show how versitle our pieces are.  

The Rock House 

Dealer Spotlight: Elizabeth Wheaton of Wheaton Whaley Designs

Get to know Elizabeth: 

The Rock House has over 80 dealers whom all bring a multitude of different talents and aesthetics.  We want to begin introducing you to the people behind the scenes.

 First up is Elizabeth, whom I have to say, is quite the worker bee.  Not only does she have a full time day job, she also is a mother to an active toddler and works her side-hustle, Wheaton Whaley Designs, which is in all aspects, a full time job in its own right.  After she works all day, and finally gets the baby down to sleep, the sewing machine cranks up and she works through the night.  Busy. Busy. Busy!  We have total respect for how hard Elizabeth works!

So... a word or two with Elizabeth to get to know her better:  

 What type of antiques do you specialize in? I don't specialize in antiques, but I do specialize in an antique art. Sewing has been around since Adam & Eve, so I specialize in really really antique stuff. But it's modern b/c I use up to date fabrics!

How long have you been in the antique business and what made you get started in it? I started my business 2 years ago to make a little extra money to put my husband through school. At the time I was 6 months pregnant, and thought I might give it up after baby, but she's 14mos old and I'm as busy as ever. My husband graduates in May and I'd love to do this as a full-time gig one day.
 

What is the one piece you have purchased that you treasure the most (that you sold or kept)? The very first pillow cover I ever made sold immediately on a group site, but a few months later the buyer relisted it because they were changing their decor scheme. I bought it back from them and it's in my sewing chair.


If you could have any antique piece, from anywhere in the world, despite cost, what would it be? I've always wanted a bonnet top armoire. I just think they are so classic and elegant. I'll have one at some point!
 

If you could be in any sitcom, what would it be? "It would be Bewitched.  Growing up, I loved that we had the same name (Elizabeth) and I thought she was so classy."

What time period would you live in from the past, if you could?  "I should have been born in the 50s so I could have enjoyed the 70s.  I surely think I would have totally fit in."

What is your favorite movie? "Gone With The Wind! I quote Scarlet O'Hara on the daily! 'I'll worry about that tomorrow.'. " 

What is your favorite song? " Rhiannon by Fleetwood Mac

What are your social media handles (if you have them)? Instagram: @wheatonwhaleydesigns, Facebook: www.facebook.com/wheatonwhaleydesigns

Do you work in any other industry, or have other jobs? "I still work full-time in the insurance world. I work for an insurance broker and we assist companies in selecting & maintaining their employee benefits as well as property/casualty insurance. Very different from my side job."

Anything else you would like readers to know? "I love my family a whole bunch. My daughter, Abby is the sun in the sky, and my husband, Andrew is my dream come true. We also have a fur baby named Milly who is my true spirit animal." 

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Thank you Elizabeth for the insight into YOU and thank you for being a part of The Rock House crew! 

-TRH

 

Item spotlight: Victorian Photo Album

As it is Valentine's Day today, we found this lovely antique victorian photo album as our spotlight item.  It's only $40 and the colors are deep and the texture is rich.  It would be a great place to add a collection of old family photos.  It does have a lovely "S" on it near the clasp.

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Beautifully worn... certain to keep memories from fading.  Happy Valentine's Day.  

XOXO~

TRH