Sep 30, 2012

~ here's what I got...

Each year, the Lauritzen Gardens Antique Show helps beautify my home. I can never imagine what treasures I will find, and am always surprised and thrilled with what I bring home.
I have become a regular customer of Zane Moss Antiques. Zane and his lovely wife are an absolute delight. I bought a black box from them last year, and although I promised myself, no more boxes, somehow, I couldn't let this one go...


I'm always on the lookout for antique books. Clark Graves Antiques, a new dealer for our show this year, had plenty to choose from. I added a few more to the shelves ~ little by little...




Thomas Fortner is another regular for me. This year, I found this awesome french brass jardiniere. I can use it in almost every room in my house...


I've been searching for just the right thing for this wall. Previously, there was a very plain and regular print. Now, a super charming Van Gogh-ish painting from Sebasky and Hildreth. I love the colors, love the frame, and especially the crusty quality. I think it's absolutely perfect..



Barley Twist, another new dealer this year, also had something I couldn't live without.

This darling bench with original needlepoint, the most gorgeous wood color, and beautiful carved legs was too beautiful to pass up...


And from The Black Tulip ~ remember the antique shop I visited in Denver? I found this exquisite little dude. I'm so attracted to crusty!


I found several other things I really wanted, but I have to save some room in this house for future shows! 

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Sep 28, 2012

~ lgas 2012 part 3

It's time for the next collection of antique dealers from the Lauritzen Gardens Antique and Garden Show! This is the last installment of photos from the show... 


I spend some serious time in Zane's booth. He and his wife bring exquisite antiques and I can always count on finding something I can't live without.









The photo below holds the item I couldn't live without...





These red intaglio seals were awesome. Alessandra Branca, our Saturday speaker, loved them and actually featured intaglios on a red background in her slideshow presentation.








My friend Kyle, the fab florist and my co-chair for this event next year is so clever... Here's what she picked up... 

While I'm dilly dallying around shopping for knick knacks, she brings home a bust...


When it comes to majolica, Jerry's been around the block a time or two. The man knows his stuff! 

Charming...


These were my favorite! Mom, don't you love them? Such a pretty green.





Remember my post on Black Tulip a few weeks ago? So happy to see them again... and so happy they brought their antiques with them!










A new dealer from Illinois and a great addition to the show!



Loved this stool with the charming needlepoint and those beautiful legs...







Always a pleasure to see the outstanding pieces from Vandekar...


I especially loved the cat and dog duo...




Spectacular plates.

           Soloman Suchard Antiques

Although they are equally known for their fine art collection,

I am obsessed with their famous french faience collection...



I seriously contemplated purchasing this dude with his orange pants and belt and clogs...

Look at the moon shape!




The collection perfectly epitomizes french country doesn't it? 
Must be why I am so attracted to this dealer!

Next up: What I brought home from the show...

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