I attended the 2013 Antiques and Garden Show last Friday. Not only did I attend the show, but I attended a lecture by Bunny Williams. Whenever I find my notebook that I took with me, I’ll share some quote from it. The show was in honor of Albert Hadley and rightfully so.
The entry (seen above and Vine video here) was designed by Jonathan Savage.
I met Jonathan last year at the show. He sat next to me during the Eddie Ross lecture and I started conversation by asking if he wore an orange scarf the day before during the Miles Redd lecture. He asked me if I asked about folding screens during the Q&A and I had. He gave me his card, which I misplaced. I’m terrible with names and finally found it months later. I deemed too late to reach out and that I’d look straight up stalky. This year, I stopped to take a photo of the entrance and he recognized me. I recognized him too, but since he’s cooler than me, I didn’t think he’d remember me. I didn’t realize he did the entrance and it looked great. He called me out for never calling him. I deserved that. I’m obviously a fool.
There were some great gardens. Below are links to the Vine videos I took of each and it appears I missed Garden 1.
There were some amazing things for sale. The photos are not nearly inclusive of all the goods.
These WWI leg splint were gorgeous as art.
There was gorgeous lighting.
There was a set of these industrial sconces. They had a great green color and great for a kitchen.
This chandelier was sold and located in the Artifacts booth. Artifacts is located in Nashville and you can look at a small sampling of their offerings on 1stdibs here.
This piece was not sold and was $1,200.
I had a thing for dressers – full sized and children’s dresser or salesmen samples. (Vine videos of children’s dressers and salesmen samples here and here.)
I liked the vignette below very much. Chinoiserie, leopard print, gold and kelly green furniture? Obviously.
Then, I fell in love with this painting below. It’s by William Engle and was found in C. M. Leonard Antiques. The owner there (we’ll say C. M. Leonard) was very nice. I immediately told him that I loved the painting but couldn’t pay $10,500 for it. I was pretty sure he’d be uninterested in me being in his booth, but was very kind and still shared information about the painting with me.
I left the booth to sat on a bench and stared at it from afar. I was stalking it like a super creepster.
The only thing I bought were the butterfly taxidermy pieces. The rumor was that next year’s show will be smaller. This year’s show was smaller than last, so I’m curious to what next year will look like. Hopefully, they’ll still have some fountains in the supposedly shrinking garden area. I love fountains. I could watch/listen to this all day long.
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