THERESA BOHN & JAMES RUSSELL GODMAN, JR
ARE A DYNAMIC DUO.
They moved to Galisteo, New Mexico, restored and furnished an amazing adobe house filled with antiques culled from their travels and their passion for collecting. Then they opened a wonderful antiques and interiors shop - HOUSE OF ANCESTORS - in Santa Fe showcasing authentic Early American, Southwest and Central American finds. And they also exhibit their wares at ART & ANTIQUES on Grant Avenue, around the corner form the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum.
Jim's parents were antique dealers and he remembers hanging on every word when their dealer friends would talk shop. "I was eight and would absorb everything like a sponge," he remembers. He opened his Early American and Shaker furniture business in Hudson, New York and met Theresa when she walked into his shop one day. "I collected French antiques," says Theresa, "but I was restoring a house and needed some architectural pieces." They've combined their considerable talents and travel extensively, hand-picking each piece of antique furniture, ceramics, devotional art and folk art. So when you walk into their shop, every table, chair or bowl has a wonderful story.
Photography & Text by C. Whitney-Ward
They also have a wharehouse annex in Galisteo filled with even more antiques.
And, Memorial Day, Monday May 28th from noon until 6pm Theresa and Jim will be hosting an open house and sale. Get there early and nibble a Tamale...
HOUSE OF ANCESTORS
Behind Kaune's Market on Old SF Trail