One Grand Opening Coming Right Up!

The waxing, polishing and sprucing up has been fierce inside the Hill Top Market Place, 15480 Highway 22 North in Lexington, our first location in Tennessee. Everything is set for the grand opening Saturday February 4 from 9 to 5! We have a wonderful selection of treasures for you to check out including bedroom suites, tables and chairs, armoires, hutches, sideboards, antique cupboards and hutches and much, much more! Our European Antique Picker will be there all weekend to tell you all you want to know about this amazing collection of treasures from Europe - and he will be ready to make a few awesome deals as well. We hope to see you there!

Click here to view our Tennessee Inventory Gallery!

Tennessee, Here We Are!

After a successful welcome in Indiana, Europa Antiques LLC is pleased to be opening a location inside the Hill Top Market Place in Lexington Tennessee, only a short drive from Memphis or Nashville! Wonderful treasures from France, Belgium, Germany and Holland, direct from the hands of our European Antique Picker! 

The Hill Top Market Place at 15480 Highway 22 North will be our home. Marcellino will be there in person February 4, 5 and 6 and is ready to make some great deals!  

When Marcellino and Kate discovered that several of their regular customers were making the trip from Tennessee to their Indiana locations, they thought why not bring Europa Antiques to Tennessee instead? Marcellino visited several places in this great state and saw that Lexington met their needs.

Marcellino has worked hard to find the perfect mix of antiques, chotskies and home decor for Europa Antiques' first Tennessee location. More than 130 items are being unpacked! Items include French living room, dining and bedroom suites, hutches, armoires, dressers, sideboards, cabinets, breakfronts, tables, chairs, statues, paintings, lamps, pottery and more!

Open Wednesday and Thursday afternoons from 1 to 5, Friday and Saturday from 9 to 5 and Sunday afternoon from 1 to 5, Marcellino and Kate encourage you to make the weekend trip. 

Check out our Europa Tennessee page to see what treasures we will be unloading. We will be updating regularly!

Our European Antique Picker was busy unloading our first container of treasures at our Tennessee location inside the Hill Top Market Place in Lexington on January 27. 

Our European Antique Picker was busy unloading our first container of treasures at our Tennessee location inside the Hill Top Market Place in Lexington on January 27. 

Look for our ad and more information in the Busy Bee Trader, out this month!

Look for our ad and more information in the Busy Bee Trader, out this month!

It's Armoire Weekend!

It's armoire weekend at our booths inside the Exit 76 Antique Mall In Edinburgh, IN this weekend, November 19 and 20th Marcellino, our European Antique picker will also be there! He is available to answer your questions, and make deals! Our armoires are priced to sell! Who needs to put extra items in plastic tubs and boxes when you can choose one of these wonderful sturdy pieces as extra storage! 

These armoires are Belgian and date to the 1920s to 1940s. They are "knockdowns" which means they are easy to take apart and easy to build up again. All of the mirrors are original. Lovely details can be found on these beauties.  Visit our main location inside the Exit 76 Antique Mall this weekend!

Visit with our European Picker from November 15 to 26!

Our European Antique Picker

 Marcellino, our European Antique picker, is making his way to Indiana and will be visiting our locations over the next two weeks!  We don't have an exact schedule but we plan to spending time at all three places. These dates we will do our best to hit:

The Antique Lodge, Cambridge City IN: 

  • Tuesday, November 15
  • Wednesday November 16
  • Saturday, November 26

Exit 76 Antique Mall, Edinburgh IN

  • Saturday and Sunday November 19 & 20

Centerville Antique Mall, Centerville IN

  • Monday, November 21

Marcellino will be available to answer questions, but most importantly make some deals - just in time for Christmas! 

Hope to see you soon!

A match made in Texas!

 Opening up Europa Antiques in 2012 was a crowning moment for our European antique picker. From Marcellino's days as a small boy selling delft blue vases at antique markets in Belgium, to personally picking fine antiques and shipping them to our three locations in Indiana, antiques have always been in the fabric of Marcellino's life.

Marcellino takes his greatest pleasure in learning about antiques and sharing this lifelong knowledge with our clients and other antique dealers. One such dealer is Laura Curtis, owner of Europa Imports in Helotes, Texas, just outside of San Antonio. Laura and Marcellino met when Laura decided to come to Europe to personally pick European merchandise for her first shop known as Ooh La La Decor and More. That first trip sealed a business relationship that has lasted five years.

When Laura decided to expand and re-brand her business to focus more on European antiques, Marcellino saw a great opportunity to collaborate with Laura in her new venture. He knew the hard work and effort Laura had put into Ooh La La Decor and More to make it a success. That, coupled with her love and growing knowledge about European Antiques, convinced Marcellino to join forces in offering some of the finest European antiques to the Texas market at an affordable price.

When Laura officially opens her doors in November as Europa Imports Inc, Marcellino will be there to meet her clientele and to talk about the amazing treasures Laura is bringing into her new shop direct from Europe. Marcellino took Laura to all of his favorite antique picking spots and together they have picked some amazing items. These pieces were hand-picked from this team. You could not get any closer to Europe!

Are you in the San Antonio area? Laura's container will arrive the first week of November, with a special "unveiling" planned for  November 10. See you Thursday!

Laura Curtis, owner of Europa Imports Inc in Helotes, Texas, hits the European antique picking trail with our picker Marcellino Van Hoof.

Laura Curtis, owner of Europa Imports Inc in Helotes, Texas, hits the European antique picking trail with our picker Marcellino Van Hoof.

Laura Curtis, owner of Europa Imports Inc in Helotes Texas, has a keen eye when it comes to finding fine European antiques. 

Laura Curtis, owner of Europa Imports Inc in Helotes Texas, has a keen eye when it comes to finding fine European antiques. 

This beautiful bench is one of the many great picks Laura found on her European picking tour. Her 40 ft container of treasures is due to arrive at her shop in Helotes, Texas at the beginning of November.

This beautiful bench is one of the many great picks Laura found on her European picking tour. Her 40 ft container of treasures is due to arrive at her shop in Helotes, Texas at the beginning of November.

 

Finding pieces in unexpected places

Well, we have been back on the road in Europe these past couple of weeks. Our latest visit to our US location was so great! We met some wonderful new customers, who we are pleased to also call friends, as well as a long "wish list" from prospective customers. Your support means the world to us and we look forward to seeing everyone again in October. But, we want to remind you that we have many fantastic pieces that deserve a good look. One such piece is this Antique Oak Belgian Breakfront - circa 1880.

This oak breakfront, custom-made in Belgium, is a wonderful example of craftsmanship from the 1880s.  The glass, keys and hinges on this piece are all original. When you open the doors, you will see the quality of the wood that has withstood the test of time. Our European Picker happened upon this piece while looking for clocks of all things. It was in the backroom of the clockmaker's shop; he was using it to store clock parts and other chotskies. This just goes to show you need to look into every nook and cranny no matter where you are!

 

The best customers, the best helpers...

And what a crazy four days it has been! Wednesday afternoon our container pulled up with its usual load of treasures, and thankfully, all of our helpers arrived on the scene as well. It's not easy unloading 335 pieces of furniture, antiques and home decor by yourself! But as you can see, our European Picker always takes charge to get the job done! :) Europa Antiques, with the super help of Nick, Andy, Grant, Justin, AJ, Brian, Skyler and Elijah, had that container unloaded in no time and thanks to the extra help of Andy and Nick we were set up and ready to meet our new customers. What can we say? We met super people and thanks to Stephen and Cathy and Randy and Kim and Eric and Ashley, our European Picker will be back on the road as soon as we hit the shores of Europe next week. Thanks to all for your business, help and support! We will be at our location at Exit 76 for the next week, so we encourage you to come on down and pay us a visit. We have some great items for you to see and are always ready to make a deal!

The waiting game...

 

The booths are ready, we are ready...now all we need is our container. As much as we can wish it here, it can't arrive without a trucker to transport it to our door! So,  another day of delay, but we hope to see it arrive tomorrow, June 3.  To all of our friends and customers who have been calling and emailing about this container's arrival...hang in there and thank you! We appreciate your support and patience.  We are targeting for this coming weekend to have everything set and ready for you. Our European picker will be at our location at the Exit 76 Antique Mall all weekend long to answer questions, and talk about all the great finds we are bringing in. We hope to see you all soon!

Check out our Delft "Blue Plate Special"!

Our wonderful collection of European furniture and decor just would not be complete without an assortment of Delft Blue. From vase sets to plates, we have a vast selection to choose from. According to Holland.com,  Delft Blue is the world-famous earthenware that has been produced in the city of Delft since the 17th century. Between 1600 and 1800, this earthenware was popular among rich families who would show off their Delft Blue collections to one another. The world-famous Delft blue earthenware is still painted entirely by hand according to centuries-old traditions.

If you are in the Indianapolis area and are a lover of delft blue, take advantage of our Delft "Blue Plate Special" All of our delft blue items are on sale for 20% off from January 12 to the 18! We are located in the Exit 76 Antique Mall along I65 in Edinburgh, Indiana. This offer is in-store only.

In 1550, Majolica earthenware from Spain and Italy was the trend. Many potters in Antwerp, Belgium copied the popular earthenware until they were forced to flee the city from Spanish conquerors in 1585. The potters regrouped in Delft, where they concentrated on reproducing the latest trend, Chinese porcelain, starting in 1602. From that time onward, the city of Delft has been inextricably linked to Delft Blue earthenware.

Delft Blue was not made from the typical porcelain clay, but from clay that was coated with a tin glaze after it was fired. In spite of this, Delft Blue achieved unrivalled popularity, and at its peak, there were 33 factories in Delft. Today there is but one. Established in 1653, Royal Delft/De Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles is the only remaining Delft blue earthenware factory from the 17th century.

Our collection of Delft Blue comes from many estate sales and Sunday antique markets that we visit. We get asked all the time about the vase sets. They sets seem so unusual, what were they used for? Actually, these were created as adornments for large cabinets and hutches. They would be perched on top to be displayed. Large plates and tiles were hung on the walls as decoration.

Our European Picker's love affair with clocks

Clocks tell more than the time. Today we can find the time on just about anything, from pens to necklaces. Many of us turn to our smartphones rather than a wristwatch to get the "exact time". Every second counts!  But a clock offers something different, especially a clock from the turn of the 20th century.

Our picker has loved clocks for as long as he can remember. Our house is filled with them and as much as I love the tick-tock and chiming of a clock, I can only handle two or three running at once! The gentle ticking of a clock brings us to a different time when "up to the second" didn't really matter all that much.

The regulator or pendulum clocks from back in the day are one of his favorites. The classic cases and faces of the Art Deco style are the ones he likes best. Considering how important these workhorses were when it came to keeping time at home, or in the factory, or in a train station makes them that much more special to us.

Our picker has learned how to service old clocks so that every clock we bring in is in working order. We try to find ones where you can actually see the movement operating. It's such a fascinating process if you take the time to watch it.

You can check out the regulator clocks we have available by clicking here:

From box to floor...

What a hectic and exciting two weeks it has been! As always, our time setting up our new inventory in our location at the Exit 76 Antique Mall in Edinburgh, Indiana has been intense, but everything is now buffed and polished, and looking great! Check out our super collection of armoires, sideboards, nightstands, clocks, statues and more! We are offering a 15% discount right now, so take advantage of some great savings! Check out more photos in our Impressions section!


Here's your chance to "Dicker with the Picker on the Sticker!"

It's here, it's here! Our latest container has arrived at our location inside the Exit 76 Antique Mall in Edinburgh, Indiana. Our European picker has been busy unloading and unwrapping, and now he is about to start pricing everything! This is your chance to come on down and "dicker with the picker" to get the best price on our new inventory!