Finger Furniture, which has been family owned and operated for the past 50 years, has a 100,000-square-foot showroom holding a wide selection of home furnishings and décor. Let the expert staff inform you of potential items, such as the 2'x3' Rizzy Rugs Jute rug ($10), which adds grace and style to hardwoods marred by fingernail scratches, and accent pillows ($29/ea), which can be used for sleeping or lying really still and pretend-sleeping. A Stein World folded-ribbon table lamp ($139) sets the mood for dreaming atop a Provence headboard and footboard from Largo ($200). Finger Furniture also carries Urban Leather for custom-designed sofas and chairs. While browsing the furniture selection, stop by the Houston Sports Museum, an on-site haven for sports memorabilia.
Founded in 1964, Houston Antiques Dealers Association is just shy of antique status itself. The organization tirelessly promotes the exchange of beautiful, storied goods through its biannual shows, which gather many international antiques dealers and designers together and provide a portion of proceeds to many local charities.
Because the vendors sell thousands of wares?everything from vintage jewelry to heirloom china to antique robot vacuum cleaners?the show can be somewhat overwhelming. That's why the association encourages visitors to attend shows held throughout the year to learn more about antiques and gain the confidence to make informed purchases. Of course, HADA also makes sure its vendors possess a suitable level of expertise, display plenty of enthusiasm, and regularly don a thick coat of dust.