Sunday, August 5, 2012

Liz Spradling Antiques

Liz’s old booth at Memorial Antiques and Interiors (MAI)

I had a very pleasant surprise one evening when checking my email, a nice woman named Liz had emailed me to let me know a couple of my pictures on my previous post on white confit pots were from her shop. Imagine my surprise and joy to learn it was none other then Liz Spradling of Liz Spradling Antiques.

  Liz Spradling recently on One King’s Lane

I wish I had known about this sale because I would have been first in line on my computer!

via Cote de Texas Front window of Liz's new shop

Marburger Farm Antique Show at Round Top

I’ve had this picture above on my computer for a couple of years now but had no idea where it came from or where to find these stunning antiques. I love the 18th century statue and the incredible hand painted leather screen behind it.

Liz Spadling on 1st Dibs

While the guy above seems to be sold Liz has his torchbearer mate listed on 1st Dibs. It’s amazing how much detail you can see in the craving of his dalmatic vestment.

Once you’ve seen the choice of antiques that Liz displays you’ll become as hooked as I am. Liz has been one of my go to places on 1st Dibs for the last few years and recently while scrolling through her selection I came upon these champagne crates with newly tufted burlap tops. Not only would they provide great storage inside but also they’re study enough to be used for seating and they’re so reasonably priced!

Liz has these white confit pots listed on 1st Dibs for those of you looking for one. She also told me she has a new shipment in that has several confit pots and will be unpacked in September.

Liz has amazing taste and I love this 18th century console. You can find this on her website here .

image via Cote de Texas
Joni of Cote de Texas blogspot took the next several photos in Liz’s shop and I have to say I for one can’t wait to visit Houston. Look over there on the left hand side Liz has a pair of hard to find small olive jars or Jarre de Biot that you’ll find in so many of Pamela Pierce’s rooms.

image via Cote de Texas

image via Cote de Texas

I had to get in this last picture of Joni’s since it has a white confit pot pictured. I love everything Liz has in her shop and if you do too don’t hesitate to either visit her shop, website or on 1st Dibs. Trust me she is such a gracious lady and even invited me to view her new shipment but unfortunately I live a bit away.

Liz Spradling Antiques

2422 Bartlett Street, No. 7 | Houston, Texas | 713-526-1400

In between Kirby & Greenbriar, down the block from Goode Co. BBQ, right next to FOUND

Store Hours: Monday-Thursday 11am - 4pm Friday and Saturday by appointment only

I hope you all have a wonderful cool week, it has been blistering in New England.



michele said...

pick me up on your way to texas, debra. i've never been. let's bring tina too. and then can i drag you to rachel ashwell's prairie? these pieces AND THOSE CHAMPAGNE CRATES are amazing!



La Brocanteuse said...

I would just love to visit her shop! and isn't bloggin world you know where to find your confit pots...I wish...I wish..sigh
thank you for sharing, Colette xx

Phyllis Trevor Higgerson, Henhurst said...

My kind of shop and on my list for this fall's visit to my sister's in Houston. Thanks, Debra!


Pura Vida said...

Debra, what wonderful antiques! I will be in Houston this fall!

Splendid Sass said...

I don't think it would be safe for me to go into this shop. I may spend every dime I have.
So much gorgeousness here. I love every piece, and the mirror is spectacular.
Hope that all is well with you, Deborah.

Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns said...


What a beautiful connection that you made through your beautiful blog! Liz's store has my mouth hanging to the ground. I am in awe of all of the amazing items for sale.

Sadly, I live to far away to check out her beautiful store.

I hope you have a wonderful week! Are you staying cool? And able to harvest any of your veggies? Made any jelly? Jam or canned anything?

I cannot wait for Fall, I have said it before but will say it again!

Take care, Elizabeth

Karena said...

Debra I adore Everything Liz has in her shop, wow! The statuary, the comfit pots, that most unique trumeau mirror over the console!

Art by Karena
2012 Artist Seriese

Sharon Lee Johnson said...

What beautiful stuff she has. I am smitten with the champagne crates with the tufted tops. I must try and find something like that here in SA. x Sharon PS Come and visit us here in SA if you want to escape the heat. It is cold and wet!

Thoughts on Design said...

Be still my heart and hide the credit card...
Have a wonderful week!


Anonymous said...

GORGEOUS!! I totally want one of everything. Love the crates and that table!!! xo

debra @ 5th and state said...


liz has an eye that sets your heart to pounding.
ok, if you pick up michele, you can pick me up, both chicagoland, deal?


Leslie said...


How fun to receive a an email from her! That 18th century console is beautiful and love the clocks and statuary. The like the first image, the comfit pots and mirror.. gorgeous.

Enjoy your day!


Annie H. said...

She has such great taste, love that first picture. What beautiful finds.

Barbara@HausDesign said...

What lovely items! I'm off to check out her 1st Dibs shop for sure!

Taylor Greenwalt said...

Love what John wrote....He is right, hide the credit card! Love everything you posted!

for the love of a house said...

such beautiful antiques!!

carolyn bradford said...

So glad I was able to get back on line tonight and see this! Gorgeous antiques and so glad to know about it now! Will definitely be checking it out! White confit pots are truly my weakness so I may be in trouble here! Hope you are doing well! Thanks again for sharing this wonderful post!

Heather Robinson said...

I had to come back to this post since it took me so long to pick out the details in each gorgeous photo. My goodness, what amazing taste and connections to find such amazing pieces! Incredible. All of the best goes to the States--I know I have said it before but this is proof!

Have been thinking of you and Dylan. We just have had two days break in the heat but Ben has been hating it. Definitely not a time to be a city dog without shady trees to lay under or creeks to swim in!

Lana @whatsthestorymorninglory said...

Wow, looks like a great store. You seem to have such wonderful antiques in Texas. We don't get anything like this in Alberta Canada. I love the white confit pots.

designchic said...

Can I be a stowaway, Debra. Would love this beautiful shop, but know I would be in big trouble here! Love the demi-lune commode!!

{oc cottage} said...

ohhhhhhhhhh what dreamy stuff!!!

m ^..^

Stacy CUrran said...

What amazing items! I've already bookmarked her site :)

Woodside Park said...

Hi, Debra -
Many extraordinary pieces! What an eye. If I am ever in Texas, I will definitely visit this shop. I love that tall trumeau mirror with the carved dog.....divine!

Fashion-isha said...

Those pieces are just lovely. It's always so nice to hear about a great shop!

The enchanted home said...

Debra...seriously beautiful!!!!!! Oh my I could go crazy in this store. Such wonderful treasures!!

Decor de Provence said...

Debra! Doesn't surprise me she would email... your blog is wonderful and what a compliment to Liz you would highlight her pots!! This was a fabulous post! I'm always on the lookout for more amazing antique stores! Thanks my dear!

Best wishes Debra!


Stacey said...

These pieces are really a treat for the eyes! I adore the sculptures! Great feature Debra! Happy weekend to you an hopefully it will be cooler. It's been hot here too. XX

cindy hattersley said...

Her things look amazing. I think Houston must have the best antique and decor shops in the U.S, the only problem is they are in Houston darn it!

Boho Farm and Home said...

1st Dibs has been good to you Debra! Lots and lots of beauty...I am going to go and check it out!

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