The Uncommon Market

Patricia Balhorn
Houston , TX
Due to splitting my time between two locations, some items might require a longer shipping time.

since 2010

An Eclectic Mix of Accessories from Modern to Primitive


About The Uncommon Market

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We respond to all orders within 24 hours. We guarantee the authenticity of all of our items.
About Us
Like many other antique dealers, I started off by purchasing antiques to decorate my home. The next thing I knew, I became addicted to "the hunt" of discovering so many wonderful unique decorative items that have great quality and often a story behind them. These treasures add character and soul to a home.

I started buying antiques 30 years ago, and became an antique dealer 13 years ago. I had the opportunity to live in England for 3 1/2 years, and I could not stay out of all the antique shops, shows and fairs. I returned to the U.S. and began participating in antique shows
(Cape Cod Antique Dealers Show in Orleans, The Goodwill Show in Rochester Hills, Michigan, and The Community House Antique Show in Bloomfield Hills). I was a member of the Cape Cod Antique Dealers Association for 4 years and also displayed my antiques for sale at The Sandwich Antique Center, Sandwich, MA. for two years. I discovered Ruby Lane ten years ago, and found it as great source for the items I was searching for so I decided it was a great place for me to set up a shop.

Having an extensive collection of decorating and antique books as well as subscriptions to my favorite magazines, I am constantly observing how people are using antique and vintage items to decorate their homes. At least two or more days a week I spend my time searching for unique and interesting items to add to my shop. My own taste has changed over the years, and I must admit I am drawn to so many styles from primitive to modern.

I hope you enjoy browsing my shop, and please let me know if there is something you are looking for as I am always searching for new stock. Would you like a "personal shopper" to help you find decorative items for your home? If you tell me what you are looking for, I can take images of items as soon as I spot something I think you might like and send them via my iPad. If you would like to be updated when I add new listings, please subscribe to my shop by clicking on the "SUBSCRIBE" link on the left hand column of my shop.

Thank you for stopping by my shop.

"Thanks for the excellent and speedy service and the great packaging job."
Sandy, Ohio

"Not a question, but thank you for your great service.  We got the
cake stand today, and it is even more beautiful than we expected.
Thanks again."

"I'm sorry it's taken me so long to do this, but I wanted to let
you know that I love the French architectural fragment. It
arrived in great condition (for its age, of course!), and now has
a place of honor on my mantelpiece."

"WOW Bomb Proof packaging :-) Thank You so much for such a secure
shipment. These items are very precious to me and I would have
been devestated if they had arrived damaged. Once again. Thank You

Spice tower arrived today, thank you for packing it so well, it was good hassle free transaction
Patricia Balhorn
6317 Rutgers Avenue
TX 77005

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