Theresa Bohm and James Russell Godman Jr. are keepers of the past, and to walk through their HOUSE OF ANCESTORS shop, tucked along busy Cerrillos Road, is like stepping into a charming time machine.
They live in Galisteo, New Mexico in a beautifully restored and furnished adobe home filled with antiques culled from their travels and their passion for collecting. 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 says.
Jim's first antique venture was an Early American and Shaker furniture business in Hudson, New York. One day Theresa walked through the door. "I collected French antiques," she says, "but I was restoring a house and needed some architectural pieces."
They moved to New Mexico, combined their considerable talents and opened HOUSE OF ANCESTORS, a repository of authentic Early American, Southwest, Guatemalan, Latin American, and European antiques. Every piece is hand-picked, so when you walk into their shop - every table, chair, painting, bowl... has a wonderful story.
One of a pair...
After a scouting trip and the containers arrive, this room is packed with treasures. Call to see when the next shipment is in!
H O U S E O F A N C E S T O R S
1219 Cerrillos Road - Santa Fe, NM