February 16, 2010

Judith McClellan's Antiques and Linens in Houston

Treasure hunting in Houston has been an adventure but also a little frustrating trying to navigate around this sprawling metroplis. So, imagine my delight when I stumbled across Judith McClellan’s Antiques and Linens. Judith and her son, Darrel, import furniture, objets, antiques and an assortment of lamps you won't see anywhere else. You'll also find an abundance of linens, lace, wovens, cottons and matelassé delivered each year from Holland, Belgium, France and various corners of Europe to their shop and warehouse on 34th Street - not too far off Shepherd.

My last visit, I was welcomed by an exquisite array of furniture pieces and a huge collection of beautiful linens. Everything was laid out in vignettes creating a visual feast for the eyes and full to bursting with European elegance set to tempt and tease the senses. If you love European chic, country, modern country, even a little eclectic, look no further, Judith and Darrel have it all and can show you how to create the perfect ambiance with a few select pieces or, if you cannot resist, an entire room. Just one visit will keep you coming back for more. Be prepared to set aside at least a couple of hours; many clients come from all over the country and spend a day or two going through the inventory.

As a designer of home furnishings, I highly recommend you pay Judith & Darrel a visit - they will not disappoint. They have catered to the trade for years with designers stopping by regularly, either looking for inspiration or a perfectly finished French chair. They also offer custom orders. Darrel is in Europe on a regular basis and would be happy to source that elusive treasure…

If you are not able to visit their shop and warehouse sometime soon, stop by the Marburger Farms during the Spring 2010 Round Top Fair - call for dates and details. Happy treasure hunting...

Jo Parker Farmer

Contact details for Judith McClellan and Darrel Davenport:
Antiques & Linens / DLD Imports
1003A West 34th St
Houston, TX 77018
713 880 9449
Judith - jmantiques@hotmail.com
Darrel - dldimports@hotmail.com

Judith McClellan's Antiques and Linens

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