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.