Hot Tamale

Garden Party held both indoors and outdoors!

Plenty of air-conditioning, ice, cold watermelon and fun. For easy directions, call 817-291-3952

American Antiques… Vintage Textiles… Antique Folk Art… Vintage Jewelry… Antique Furniture… Mid-Century Modern
Marburger Farm Antique Show ... Dolly Johnson Antique Show… Antique Show Promotion and Free-Lance Writing

What’s in a name? Well, “Hot Tamale!” is an early 20th century folk expression of enthusiasm and wonder. It’s American… full of color… and makes you laugh --- much like the spirited American antiques for which Hot Tamale has been featured in such magazines as Country Home, Country Living and others.  

Founded in New York City in the late 1980’s and now based in Texas, Hot Tamale Antiques scoots its well-worn boots across the United States in search of authentic, quality, one-of-a-kind antiques for your home. Owner Jan Orr-Harter has logged over a half a million miles, buying and selling in 41 states and Canada — so far — travelling from Texas to Maine, from New York to New Mexico, picking through hundreds of sunrise shows, obscure shops, private homes, midnight auctions and little-known markets off the overly beaten path.

The result? Antique furniture, textiles, lighting, art, quilts, hooked rugs, folk art, western, industrial, mid-century modern, shabby chic and early textiles, original surfaces and primitives. We are now all over the map, from grit to glitz, both retail and to the trade.

So call or email or see us at the Marburger Farm Antique Show and the Dolly Johnson Antique Show. We also host special events and sales in our shop in the A.J. Hood pioneer home in Aledo, Tx. Happy shopping and Happy Trails!

Hot Tamale Antiques   

Jan Orr-Harter, Owner

PO Box 930


(817) 291-3952

Aledo, Texas 76008



Design Services and Gift Certificates Available


Major Credit Cards Accepted

Table of Contents

Dolly Johnson Antique and Art Show Blog!

Store Inventory

Show Schedule

More Photos! More Store Inventory

Photo Gallery — seeing is believing

Hot Tamale Cabin History and Restoration
— a story of Settlers, Indians, Dust, and Antique Dealers

Links, courtesy of Hot Tamale Antiques (one of my favorite younger customers)

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