Feb 23, 2015

~ nashville: what I brought home


Just when I am positive I can't find space for one more thing, I find space for one more thing. My purchases have finally arrived from the Nashville Antiques & Garden Show...

This collection of aqua colored glasses from Don Fields and Craig Ringstad Antiques was certainly not on a list of things to look for, but the display literally stopped me in my tracks! After that, it was only a matter of time... I took photos, I stared, I touched, and before long it became clear that the glasses would need to find a space in my home.

They have a sort of want-and-need-to-stare-at-them-all-day quality to them...


There were many more glasses if you are interested! Follow the contact info from their website.

Next, I added a couple pieces of majolica to my collection. I have collected pieces through the years from Linda Ketterling, Lynda Willauer, Dearing Antiques, and most recently Hedgerow Antiques...

It's a lot of plates. My friend Emily and I are equally obsessed with plate collections. We text each other photos of plate collections we've hung with the hashtag #plated. Loved sending her this one!


Husband was not happy about this addition. He says he will have to get used to it. 

Yes, he certainly will.

Added a pair of Delft chargers to my office... a beautiful pair from Caroline Faison...

I love the yellow rim. I already had a pair of yellow-trimmed delft plates from Pear Tree Antiques in Kansas City, so when I saw these chargers, I knew they were meant for me...








(Have had this plate collection for a while...)


Taking #plated to a whole new level over here!

While doing all this decorating, I was reminded of this architectural fragment which has been hiding under my bed since December. I came across this beauty on 1st Dibs and was thrilled to see it was from Cote Jardin Antiques in Washington DC ~ one of my favs! I've been too nervous to bring it out for fear of my husband's reaction. (He has been especially excited about saving lately...) I waited until he was out of town to do the deed. While the cat's away...


I can't get over how much I love it.

Back to Nashville Antiques & Garden Show booty!

A pair of pillows from Alcott Interiors... 

I realize that I do not need any more pillows, but the fabric!
I simply couldn't resist...

This charming tartan box from Don Fields and Craig Ringstad Antiques... 

I love the green!



Bought a couple more bees from Trace Mayer for my bee collection which will some day be incorporated into a plate collection. Boy, I sure do love collections.


I mean there are a million possibilities!



And there you have it... If you think you can't fit one more thing in your house, or if you feel that you have enough, try visiting the Nashville Antiques & Garden Show. You might be surprised at the space you still have for more :) 



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5 comments:

Sarah said...

Yes, every year I've been to the Nashville show, I find room for more. '-)
Your finds are delightful. The tray of blue glass is exquisite and unusual. Love majolica too - well, like you, plates and ceramics in general. I've only three of Trace Mayer's bees. Are all of these yours that you show in the grouping? Oh, and I always find something from Craig too. I think our taste runs a parallel line. Off to pin your new tartan finds to my board. They look great atop the box collection. Might try doing that with the boxes on my coffee table. ;-)

Angelina B. said...

OOOOH, look at all of your finds!!! The bees are something I haven't seen before, I quite like that collection. Us collectors have many lcollections, bouncing from one thing to another as our interests change. And of course, your majolica collection is very nice.

Peggy Braswell said...

what great finds + love the bees. xxpeggybraswelldesign.com

David & Dianne said...

OMG! Everything so beautiful. You are sure tempting me with blue eventhough I am a green person! Your taste is impeccable. I am 99% per cent sure I don't need one more thing......Dad may ban me from from your blog!

La Petite Gallery said...

I love the antique wooden boxes.
Have a few beauties myself.
yvonne