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Taxidermy Today

From Vanity Fair to the Huffington Post, taxidermy is becoming quite the hot topic again.

We read that, “Long associated with hunting lodges and ski cabins, taxidermy is increasingly popping up in surprising new places. From hipster bars in New York and Seattle to palatial Hollywood homes and Dallas-area mansions, a mounted antelope head or a zebra-skin rug is seemingly all the rage. ” 

At Anteks and Anteks Curated we have quite the selection for all types of animal lovers! Come and see these beauties in person! 

taxidermy, animals in a canoe

taxidermy, animals in a canoe

taxidermy, two foxes on a log

taxidermy, two foxes on a log

taxidermy, four raccoons on driftwood

taxidermy, four raccoons on driftwood

taxidermy, fawn and wildcat

taxidermy, fawn and wildcat

taxidermy, two raccoons in a canoe

taxidermy, two raccoons in a canoe

taxidermy bear

taxidermy bear

taxidermy fox

taxidermy fox

 

 

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Let Anteks Add a Little Color to your Life

Anteks and Anteks Curated, offer such a beautiful variety of new and vintage items.  These items have the ability to inspire you, and be a wonderful conversation piece for the people you bring around them. If you are looking for something to liven up your space, look no further than Anteks

Color plays an important role in the identity of your home of office space. Colors can make us feel happy or sad.  They can make us feel hungry or relaxed. It’s good to understand the effects colors might have on an average person. 

Red, Orange and Yellow are all warm colors, and often evoke feelings of happiness, optimism and energy. 

colorful rug, pendleton, leather chairs

leather chairs and colorful rug

Cool colors include Green, Blue, and Purple. Cool colors are usually calming and soothing. Purple is often used to help spark creativity, because its a mixture of blue (calm) and red (intense.)

weekend necessities, pendleton, filson

weekend accessories including pendleton and filson

Neutral colors include black, gray, white, tan and brown. These colors are great as background colors. Use black, gray and white when using brighter colors. If you are using textures, then incorporate tan and brown as your backdrop.

living space

rustic living space

Let us liven up your space! 

 

 

 

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A Very Pendleton Summer

Whether you are relaxing in a cabin, glamping outside, surfing the waves, setting off for adventure in your airstream, or just getting away for the weekend, let Pendleton be by your side. Anteks and Anteks Curated are the number 1 Dallas retailer of ALL your Pendleton needs.

Anteks carries a vast selection of Pendleton blankets and Anteks Curated has Pendleton blankets, towels, travel bags and so much more. We even carry Pendleton candles!

Let Pendleton inspire you! 

pic of a pendleton travel tote

pendleton travel tote

pendleton airstream decor

pendleton airstream

pendleton camping collage

pendleton inspired glamping

pendleton towels and surf boards

pendelton towels

pendleton beach towels

pendleton towels

pendletons on a canoe

pendletons on a canoe

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A Gift for Her

With Mother’s Day fast approaching, Anteks and Anteks Curated should be your go to shops for gifts! Even without an occasion, we offer beautiful, high quality goods for the special women in your life. Pendleton blankets aside, which always make a lovely gift, we have a few ideas that are sure to brighten up anyones day.

Anteks offers this stunning stand, great for cookbooks, coffee table books, or an iPad. It is fashioned from 19th Century Timber, salvaged from old buildings throughout Europe. Its 100% sustainable and hand finished in natural beeswax and oils.

stand displaying an iPad

wooden stand

stand displaying a book

wooden stand

Anteks Curated offers a beautiful selection of buffalo horn bracelets. They are very reasonably priced between $8 and $28 dollars, and are something you won’t find everywhere! 

various buffalo horn bracelets

buffalo horn bracelets

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All Souls Mercantile products available at Anteks and Anteks Curated in Dallas

Anteks Home Furnishings and Anteks Curated are happy to announce the addition of a great collection of pillows and accessories from All Souls Mercantile. See these fantastic products at Anteks Curated in Dallas, www.antekscurated.com and at Anteks Home Furnishings, www.antekshome.com

All Souls Mercantile products are made from recycled vintage army surplus that have been cherry picked from a 50,000 square foot warehouse filled with 50 years of vintage materials. Using mostly European pieces from the 1940’s, 50’s, 60’s and 70’s, every piece is produced in limited editions, as once we have used up a certain item in the recycling process, there are none to be found in the world. Each piece is individually crafted. All flaws and mends are intrinsic to the fabrics used, for each piece we sell has been worn or used on the filed and has naturally been aged through exposure to the elements over years of use. All Souls Mercantile PillowAll Souls Mercantile Pillow All Souls Mercantile Pillow

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Book Signing at Anteks

Join us in welcoming Barry Friedman, author of the acclaimed book Chasing Rainbows, as he debuts his dazzling new title, Still Chasing Rainbows. Barry is the world’s leading authority on Indian trade and camp blankets and is Pendleton Woolen Mills’ vintage blanket consultant and Ralph Lauren’s primary source for antique Indian blankets. He’ll be at Anteks in Dallas to do a book signing and offer exquisite antique blankets for sale on September 20th, 2014, from noon till 5pm. Also on hand will be Native American art authority Jed Foutz, a fifth-generation Indian trader, and his staff from the famed Shiprock Gallery in Santa Fe. Jed will have wonderful items for sale and will conduct free on-site appraisals of your American Indian treasures .

Barry Friedman's newest title, Still Chasing Rainbows

Barry Friedman’s newest title, Still Chasing Rainbows

Vintage Trade Blanket

Vintage Trade Blanket

Vintage Trade Blanket

Vintage Camp Blanket

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Great Room with loads of character!

IMG_6791 (1)webAnteks was commissioned by a Dallas couple to give their Colorado great room a makeover. What started out as an outdated space ended up being the best room in the house! Vintage chairs, soft leathers, plenty of texture and interesting objects came together to create a room that is liveable and interesting, but most of all comfortable. Designer Jason Lenox of Anteks Home Furnishings spent months accumulating the items, dedicating himself to creating a space that was reflective of the owners, as well as himself.

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A beautiful family ranch in Bosque County

A local couple came to Anteks looking for design advice. They had recently bought a ranch property in rural Bosque County and wanted it to be a showplace. They came to the right people! Working with Jason Lenox at Anteks, the couple hinted at what they wanted but ultimately gave the creative reigns to Jason. The property came together nicely; the couple is thrilled with the outcome and the entire team at Anteks is proud of another successful design job.

Large Painting with Antler Bench

Large Painting with Antler Bench

Great Room with Custom Chairs and Coffee Table

Great Room with Custom Chairs and Coffee Table

Bar Area with Custom Antler Mirror and Old Hickory Barstools

Bar Area with Custom Antler Mirror and Old Hickory Barstools

Custom Table with Original Painting and Custom Ottomans

Custom Table with Original Painting and Custom Ottomans

Master Bedroom with custom bedding and custom antler plaque installation

Master Bedroom with custom bedding and custom antler plaque installation

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New photography and a new ad campaign

We’ve been busy at work shooting some new arrivals for our updated ad campaign, which begins running in March of this year. The shots came out great and we’re happy with the new direction. We focused on single items with a background many of you will recognize…the back wall at our store here in Dallas!

chair with rug

Cowhide and leather loung chair with Vintage Navajo rug

 

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Albuquerque: more than just a starting point for your Santa Fe getaway

Hotel Andaluz

Hotel Andaluz

I’m as guilty as the next guy when it comes to passing thru Albuquerque on the way to Santa Fe: it’s essentially a spot to pick up your rental car, then off you go. But there’s more to this city than meets the eye. Albuquerque has alot to offer. Here are some of the cool things I came across.

I stayed in the newly renovated Hotel Andaluz in downtown. Originally opened in 1939, it was the first hotel built in New Mexico by Conrad Hilton. The room was spacious and up to date, the hotel underwent a $30 million renovation in 2009. It had a great restaurant and an intimate bar. The Andaluz was overflowing with character and I’d recommend it to anyone. www.hotelandaluz.com

Garcia's Kitchen
Garcia’s Kitchen

Lunch that day was at a spot I’ve been wanting to try for years. Garcia’s Kitchen was everything I hoped it would be. There are several locations thru-out Albuquerque, the one I visited was on Central Ave, close to Old Town. Straight-forward New Mexican food served quickly and efficiently, I tried several things and each was great. Local color at its finest, Garcia’s Kitchen is a must stop if you’re looking for something with authenticity. www.garciaskitchen.com

I finished with work about 3pm and decided to head out to the Acoma Pueblo. Perched atop a small mesa about 1.5 hours west of Albuquerque, archaeologists agree it was built around 1200A.D. Nicknamed “Sky City”, Acoma is the oldest continuously inhabited

The drive out to Acoma

The drive out to Acoma

community in the U.S. There’s a museum and cultural center at the base of the mesa where you can learn a bit about the pueblo before taking a guided tour of the pueblo itself. I’ve collected Acoma pottery for years and it was fun to see where it all comes from. www.puebloofacoma.org

I wanted something more mainstream for dinner. I heard from some friends about a better Italian place called Scalo’s. I went, and I’m hooked! Fresh pastas with delicate sauces, interesting apps and outstanding hearty Italian entrees, it’s easily the best Italian fare I’ve come across in years. The bar was crowded, in a pleasant way, and the piano was being played by a middle aged guy who knew what he was doing. The wine list was extensive but approachable, and I’d go back in a heartbeat. http://www.scalonobhill.com/

The following day was more work with a bit of shopping thrown in. I visited one of my favorite stores anywhere, Cowboys and Indians. Located on Central Ave, it’s an easy spot

Cowboys and Indians

Cowboys and Indians

to get to if you’re on your way thru town. Filled with an outstanding selection of rustic, western and Native American art and artifacts, it’s a collectors dream. Blankets, bead work, jewelry, pottery, rugs and art as well as rustic odds and ends. The prices are fair, if a bit steep. They know what they have, and they only have the good stuff. www.cowboysandindiansnm.com

 Across the street is a nicely edited antique shop called Morningside Antiques. They have a bit of everything. It’s all well

Morningside Antiques
Morningside Antiques

displayed and fairly priced. I can usually find an interesting pair of chairs here. Those who know me understand I have a thing for chairs, and more than a few of mine have come from Morningside. www.morningsideantiques.com

And before I knew it, my time exploring Albuquerque was over. My take-away is this: Albuquerque has alot to offer, if you give it a chance. Good food, interesting shopping and several better hotel options make this more than just a place to pass thru on the way to Santa Fe. It’s a great spot to spend a weekend.  

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