Show and Tell Antiques – More than an antiques store

Show and Tell Antiques, located at 1525 Morrow Ave in Waco, Texas, is more than an antiques store. It is located in the mansion once owned by Robert S. Lazenby, who was involved in the development of Dr Pepper. Dr Pepper is the world’s oldest soft drink, and was invented by Charles Alderton in 1885 at Morrison’s Old Corner Drug Store. Robert Lazenby was a young beverage chemist at the time, and was impressed with the new drink. In 1891, he joined up with Wade Morrison, the drugstore owner, to found a new company called the Artesian Mfg. & Bottling Company. This company later became the Dr Pepper Company.

Lazenby’s Victorian-style home, built in 1909, offers three floors filled with a wide variety of antiques, which include Victorian furniture and art glass, fine jewelry, and art pottery. The store is open Saturdays from 10am – 5pm and is well worth visiting, whether you enjoy antiques shopping, or historic homes. The owner, Tot Talbert, may be persuaded to give you a quick tour if you ask.

The home is located just down the street from Harp Design, made famous by Chip and Joanna Gaines’ hit TV show, “Fixer Upper.”

There were several features which stood out on our recent visit. Be sure to notice the rings at the curb out front where horses could be tied up. There is a stunning stained glass window on the landing between the first and second floor. Eleven fireplaces heated the home. Finally, as in Downton Abby, the servants used a narrow staircase and rooms separate from family.

More information: (254) 752-5372.


  1. Linda on March 24, 2019 at 9:10 pm

    It was a wonderful visit with a delightful host and hostess. We were there on Friday with my 3 year old grandson. He can’t stop talking about the ride on the stairs. And yes I do love the lovely pearls I bought and the depression glass!
    Thank you so much for showing us your home!

  2. Jennifer Hanford on July 4, 2018 at 9:04 am

    What would a o’dock copper tea kettle, with burner and stand so for

    • Carla Pendergraft on July 5, 2018 at 8:01 am

      Hi Jennifer, we are not sure whether Show and Tell Antiques offers appraisals, but you are welcome to contact them at (254) 752-5372.

  3. Tammie on April 15, 2018 at 5:17 pm

    We visited the house on Saturday April 14th. My sister and I fell in love with it. We love to explore old historical homes. They don’t make houses like those anymore. My daughter and niece were with us, and they liked it too. A good house to go visit.

  4. Deandria Luetrice Simpson on January 1, 2018 at 4:30 pm

    Hello I have a vintage outfits that I have questions about,was trying to see if you can tell me something about it. It’s a Magnolia Pearl bloomers outfit it looks old to me but I am not that familiar with the age. It’s in good condition I also have some shoes that are very old and they are in it’s original box. I will send pictures if you like . Just email me if you can help me out on finding out more about it

    • Carla Pendergraft on January 2, 2018 at 8:12 am

      Hi Deandria, we are with the convention & visitors bureau, not the antiques store. I don’t think they specialize in vintage outfits; most of their items are glassware and furniture. However, you are welcome to contact them if you would like. Their phone is (254) 752-5372.

  5. Chuck Aikman on November 9, 2017 at 5:01 pm

    What price range would a 1900 oak bedroom suite of a 6′ headboard double bed +a 4-drawered wash stand with towel rack + 4-drawer, mirrored bureau in excellent condition fall into?

    • Carla Pendergraft on November 14, 2017 at 11:38 am

      Hi Chuck,
      You can call Show and Tell Antiques at (254) 752-5372. It sounds beautiful!

  6. Stephanie Murphy on June 20, 2017 at 6:38 pm

    Is it only open on Saturday?

    • Carla Pendergraft on June 21, 2017 at 7:47 am

      Unfortunately, yes. You may want to call ahead just to make sure they are scheduled to be open.

  7. Tracey Green on February 12, 2017 at 5:18 am

    We went to see the house today Feb. 11th and I fell in love with it. Thank you to all of you for answering all my questions about the house. It was beyond beautiful and the highlight of our trip

    • Susan Morton on February 14, 2017 at 3:27 pm

      So glad you enjoyed your visit!

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