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.