Sep 27, 2011

~ charlotte and suzanne

Despite FeedBurner problems, which are delaying my post delivery by up to 48 hours, I believe my readers have finally received the post on the big weekend at the Lauritzen Gardens Antique and Garden Show. I shared lots of images from the dealers ~ the antiques were truly wonderful, the gardens spectacular.

In addition to the antique booth extravaganza, I attended a charming luncheon on Friday with a lecture given by Charlotte Moss. Smart and savvy, Charlotte hadn't a single note, and spoke to us as friends, calm and funny and charming. Her photos were spectacular as you would expect, and the audience was enamored with her fun-loving and easy going personality. She signed her book, Charlotte Moss Decorates immediately following the lecture, (you can buy the book HERE) and then shopped the show with a small group of admirers. Her natural charm and outstanding sense of style was not missed. 

Charlotte commented on the Italian architectural fragments from Mercato wondering if they might work for a client. 

 Charlotte was also impressed with the displays at Sallea Antiques... which really were quite remarkable...

 She also thought a Venetian pair of mirrors were spectacular at Anthony Scornavacco. (Soon to be revealed over my mantel)

What a treat it was to see Charlotte in action. She believes in scrapbooking and sees it as a way to document beauty and inspiration, and has even been inspired by revisiting her scrapbooks for new inspiration. She pointed out that our life experiences, anything from exotic travel to a charming dinner party, often resurface as inspiration. 

Saturday, the design brilliance continued with Suzanne Rheinstein. Before the brunch and lecture, Suzanne also shopped the show and took a small group around to share some of her favorites. 
Isn't she adorable?

Suzanne commented on this darling collection in Thomas Fortner's booth. "Use your antique pieces when entertaining!" she told us. She and her husband love having people over... and her husband cooks! 

 Here we are at Black Tulip Antiques from Denver,

Crow and Company from Houston,

and at Zane Moss from New York.

Suzanne was an absolute delight. She shared stunning images with us during her presentation and signed her book, At Home: A Style for Today with Things from the Past after the brunch. (You can buy the book HERE) With her animated personality and her contagious positive energy, many of the things she touched on during her "shop the show" experience were sold when admirers returned after lunch. She generated lots of excitement... we wanted what she liked!

Inspiration was certainly guaranteed with both Charlotte and Suzanne in one weekend... One from New York, the other from Los Angeles, each a design genius with her own sense of style and outlook on design, both an inspiration to all. 

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Marydon said...

What a fabulous share ... so LOVE the dinnerware. Have not seen that pattern & it is gorgeous.

Have a beautiful week ~

The enchanted home said...

Wow thats design inspiration overload! I am a huge fan of Charlotte Moss, love love her style. This was wonderful and I bet even more amazing in person!

A Flair for Vintage Decor said...

How fun!!! I heard Charlotte speak at the Nashville Antique and Garden show...loved it! I can't wait to see your mirror:) Take care, Caroline

Richard Cottrell said...

What a beautiful antique show. i used to live in that world and did shows like this. We did shows in Memphis, Kansas City, New York, main and so on. Different life-different time. I love the statue in the garden TDF. Thanks so much for letting me tag along. Richard from My Old Historic House.

Acquired Objects said...

It looks like a wonderful time! And you bought Venetian mirrors? I think I’m going to be jealous…lol.