Friday, October 31, 2014

The Little Red Barn

No doubt you’ve seen our little red barn as you’ve driven into Halcyon House Antiques. We had it built by a bunch of hunky Amish guys a few years ago to replace the old barn that had fallen down. It’s sited so perfectly in a dip in the meadow, with a bank of trees behind it.IMG_4997It’s become a tradition to take a photograph of the little red barn on every visit to the shop. Each time we see it, the light is different, the sky is different and the weather is different. IMG_2113

We thought we’d share a few of our favorite images of the little red barn at Halcyon House. IMG_3802IMG_4149Next time you stop by, be sure to look at the little red barn and maybe take a picture of it!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Julie Vos Jewelry

Halcyon House Antiques just received a shipment of some gorgeous new jewelry, by designer Julie Vos. We are so pleased to be the only place in Baltimore which carries this line.IMG_5004

Julie’s jewelry is simple, yet stunning. Its lines are spare and yet they make a statement. IMG_5007

Her earrings are set to flatter your face, bringing an added element of elegance. IMG_5005IMG_5006

Her chunky gold bracelets will show off your wrists to perfection!IMG_5009IMG_5010

Please stop by and see Eric who will be delighted to show you the Julie Vos jewelry, or give him a call.

Friday, October 24, 2014

What’s New at Halcyon House!

It’s like Christmas every day at Halcyon House Antiques with all of the boxes that the UPS men are dropping off! We open them with joyful abandon and then try and remember what we ordered for your pleasure!

The most gorgeous wool and cashmere plaid scarves!IMG_4779IMG_4781

Gorgeous button pearl jewelryIMG_4783

Unusual braceletsIMG_4791IMG_4792

Leather goods including card holders, passport covers, luggage tags, notebooks and more!IMG_4800IMG_4804

Beautiful gloves with exquisite detailing.IMG_4785

Classical necklacesIMG_4796

Signed copies of Felix Francis’s new mysteryIMG_4810

Regardless of when you come to visit Halcyon House Antiques, there’s always something new!

For information on anything you see, please contact Eric at the shop!

Friday, October 10, 2014

Pet Portraits Show Opening on Saturday, October 11th

 Sam Robinson is having a show of his pet portraits at Halcyon House Antiques, beginning Saturday, October 11th.


And he’s accepting commissions for portraits of man’s (or woman’s) best friend to be completed in time for the Christmas holidays.


Sam spends time with the dogs, getting to know them and their personalities, and takes pictures to help recall their spirits while he’s painting. Then he heads to his studio and starts the painting.IMG_4375Sam is a master at catching the spark in the dog’s eye, the shading of his coat, and the particular angle at which the dog holds his paw or cocks his head.IMG_2733Sam’s style is referred to as Expressive Realism, and with simple and effective brushstrokes, he grasps the essence that makes the dog so special to its owners.IMG_4371

In addition to Sam’s paintings, Halcyon House Antiques will have some of Rebecca Vizard’s BViz Fortuny dog collars and leashes. These are seriously gorgeous and your dog will be so unbelievably chic wearing one of these.

They come in sizes from extra small to extra large, so there’s one to fit your dog.IMG_4385

Come on out to Halcyon House and see the exhibition starting Saturday, or join us for a drink on Friday evening. We’d love to see you, and we know you will love Sam’s portraits…


And seriously, it’s not too early to think about shopping for the holidays!

Please RSVP to Eric so we’ll have enough booze!

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Book Signing with Felix Francis!

We were so lucky to have famed author, Felix Francis, come to Halcyon House Antiques to sign his newest book, which was just released on October 7th! damage (2)

Felix is in Baltimore for a few days, and Halcyon House Antiques held an English Drinks Party and Book Signing for him. Dick Francis’s DAMAGE, by Felix Francis has just been released, so it was extra special to be able to get the book on its release date! It’s also the 50th book that the Francis’s have written, so that’s quite an accomplishment.IMG_4527Felix brought along copies of the covers of all 50 books, which have been done and redone over time, moving from very modern graphics, to the more realistic cover of his newest book. If you look closely below, you can see several of the older titles arranged on the mantel and the newest book on the desk.IMG_4521

Since this was an English drinks party, we had a pitcher full of Pims and some noshes for everyone!IMG_4516

Felix was charming and gave a nice background chat to the crowd and then spent the next hour or more signing books for everyone… and several books for a number of the guests!IMG_4553IMG_4561He was also very kind about posing with the guests, many of whom were from the local hunts, or were riders themselves. IMG_4563Lots of our friends were on hand to celebrate and to get an early start on picking up a unique Christmas present!IMG_4547IMG_4568IMG_4574As usual, the flowers at Halcyon House Antiques were gorgeous and from the gardens up at the farm. IMG_4520IMG_4559IMG_4580Felix is on a cross-country tour now, so check his Facebook page to see where he’ll be next. And if you’re looking for a great Christmas present, Halcyon House has a dozen or so signed copies of DAMAGE for sale.

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Damage (The Book!)

Requests the Pleasure of Your Company
for an English Drinks Party 
to Meet and Greet Felix Francis
and Celebrate the Publication of

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Tuesday, October 7, 2014
5:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Halcyon House Antiques
11219 Greenspring Avenue   Lutherville, Maryland 21093

Please RSVP by October 1, 2014
410.828.8889  or

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Books will be available for purchase and signing.