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.