I have just returned from Nashville and feel as if I've been to Hollywood! After introducing myself to Christopher Spitzmiller at breakfast, I ran into Margo Shaw of flower magazine, and P. Allen Smith. Then I saw Gwyneth Paltrow, Windsor Smith, Suzanne Rheinstein, Brian Murphy, Shane Connolly, and Mark D. Sikes featured in various lectures, panels, and presentations. There were other celeb-status individuals at the show throughout the weekend, including Faith Hill and Sheryl Crow, surely taking advantage of the beauty and inspiration that can be found at the Antique & Garden Show of Nashville.
The dealer booths!
As overwhelming as the show can seem, of all the antique shows I've been to of this size, it is fairly easy to navigate ~ especially as a repeat customer.
Several of my very favorite booths are at the entrance...
This miniature garniture set was my favorite thing at the show. Just dying over it...
The flowers in this container were done by Shane Connolly, aka floral artistic director for the royal wedding of Will and Kate. I will be doing an entire post on his lecture. He was amazing.
He chose containers from the show and filled them for a delightful presentation ~ almost two hours and a dozen containers!
I think it's safe to say I want everything in this vignette...
Jayne Thompson Antiques never ceases to impress...
Snapping some favorites while walking around...
Loved this interesting piece featuring tiles of European Composers...
A new favorite find ~ The Compleat Flea from Atlanta
Paris & Co from Kansas City...
Could this vignette be any prettier?
Not sure how I feel about that red solo cup in the vase :) But everything else, pure LOVE.
What an amazing collection of fortuny pillows!
This display was really spectacular!
I could spend all day in this booth... Lots of special finds.
Look at all the tartan!
Of course, Trace Mayer Antiques was my first stop to pick up some more bees for the shop :)
This table was a showstopper!
Would have loved to take this pair of chairs home from Thomas M. Fortner Antiques!
A beautiful show for certain. So much inspiration. ..
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