Meet the Managers of our three beautiful shops:

 Crown and Colony, Aubergine and RF Antiques

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Julie comes to us with a strong history in decorating.  Her desire to leave the world of investment brokering to design was a huge step, but one that was propelled by a deep desire to do what her heart told her to do.  It was a leap of faith and her design firms success is proof she made the right decision.  Julie opened her own design firm, J Christman Interiors in 1992, and then came to Crown and Colony Antiques two years ago to share her talent with customers of Crown and Colony.

She offers her design services through J. Christman Interiors and through Crown and Colony Antiques.  We are so fortunate to have such a talented designer sharing her expertise in design work by incorporating beautiful antiques from Crown and Colony into the homes of our customers.

  She is  talented in incorporating the furniture and accessories from any of our shops into a home scape that completely transforms an old look to new.  If you are asking yourself what perfect antique piece you should purchase, what direction to follow and how to make it all come together, please call Julie at Crown and Colony Antiques 251-928-4808.


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Jack has created a special style showcased only at Aubergine Antiques, our French Culinary Shop — His creative design style is unique and exemplifies all the effects of beauty in daily living. Combining this joie de vivre and his love of antiques, Jack has truly epitomized what the French hold dear with regard to the French kitchen and the keeping rooms which more often than not are the pulse of the home.

Jack comes to us from the world of construction and architecture.  With that background he has a strong ability to edit and incorporate only the most choice items to complete a look – whether it be tabletop, book shelf, or buffet – his eye knows exactly where to put what to make that perfect statement.

Jack invites you to visit Aubergines and welcomes the opportunity to assist you with any questions pertaining to French culinary antiques and how to incorporate these choices into your own home.  Aubergine Antiques 251-928-0902

RF ANTIQUES Managers -Lia Frederick & Joy Roberts


 Lia Frederick and Joy Roberts are dual managers at our Garden and Architectural Antiques Shop which specializes in architectural and garden antiques, but also offers beautiful antiques such a trumeaus, painted furniture, wooden statues from France and Italy as well as sconces and other lighting, etc. etc.  This shop has an outdoor garden area filled with olive jars, jardineres, crete vessels and inside the charming house are many other treasures to behold!  RF Antiques 251-928-8336


RF Architectural and Garden Antiques and Lia Frederick are the perfect match. Being an avid gardener and artist she is drawn to the unique. She has an eye for color and design and loves helping customers find that perfect “thing” for their courtyard, pool area, home entrance and interiors.

Lia says, “At RF we have the most gorgeous things. From French Olive Jars from the early 1800’s to beautiful Trumeau Mirrors, Carved Architectural elements and other various painted French furniture. It is a wonderful environment to work in and very inspiring! I love working with our customers and finding new homes for our pieces. Customer service is so important to me. We go the extra mile.”

 Lia and her husband at one time lived on their 39′ Bluewater Vagabond sailboat with their 2 cats. Shortly after the “sailboat livin” they lived above their Art Gallery in a historic district of Jacksonville, FL where she enjoyed working with the area’s interior designers and decorators.

Joy Roberts

Joy Roberts is a newest manager at RF Antiques. Joy sums up her love for all things beautiful when she says:

Since I can remember, I always loved the art of arrangement and design.
“The personal satisfaction that comes from fitting together pieces to make a space harmonious is my goal and living and working in a beautiful
place like Fairhope affords me much creativity ”
I worked for many years in retail lighting, helping clients to understand the significance of each element in a room.  Bringing that experience with me to RF antiques gives me the adventure of truly completing the entire project.
I live in Fairhope and enjoy my 3 sisters and nieces and nephews.  “I’m so happy to join the Farguson family as they continue to make the spaces where we all live, work and play more beautiful “

Joy is an asset to RF Antiques.  Stop in and meet Joy!!  She and Lia are both wonderful to work with and very knowledgeable about the merchandise they sell.


Au Revoir!  A La Prochaine!!