Join Joann Kandrac and Kelly Kole as they share their insights on their recent trip to the Antiques and Garden Show of Nashville and their thoughts on antiques in today’s world of design. Plus you’ll learn how Joann pulled her antique finds together to style her screened in porch.
IN THIS EPISODE:
I. What we saw at The Antiques and Garden Show of Nashville – Celebrating it’s 28th year this show is the longest-running, largest and most prestigious event of its kind in the country. It consists of 150 exhibitors , 15,000 attendees
a. Furniture – fine antiques – you can purchase locally or through One Kings Lane, Chairish, Everything But the House and 1st Dibs.
b. Collections – museum bees, vintage bathing suits
c. Art – Charleston Artist Collective
d. Jewelry – old coins, pins, watches
e. Unique Items – Southern Beasts
f. Concrete planters, Plants, flowers, succulents
a. Why the millennial crowd doesn’t like brown
b. Fine Antiques – Grandmother’s sideboard
c. Kelly’s daughter Emory’s dresser
d. Family silver collections
a. MUSEUM BEES
— Bees, Scarabs, Foxes, Hound Dogs, Snakes, Frogs, etc. – how it started – recycled antique frames from 1860-1880. The back of the museum bees frames have the initial of the current winner of the Kentucky Derby. 2017’s winner was “Always Dreaming” – there is an “A.D” on the ones we purchased!
— Vintage Bathing Suits – Framed
— Example: Museum bees – great idea as gifts and in galleries
— Example: Southern Beasts – https://www.southernbeasts.com – antique dealer for 45 years, lives in Round Top Texas – quality antique fabrics , needlepoint and tapestries cover dogs, pigs, hats, deer heads
— If you haven’t already, start an original art collection
— Charleston Art Collective – Molly Wright – bottle cap art – over 4000 bottle caps
— Small pieces – great way to own original art when you can’t afford large pieces
— Galleries – mixing old with new
c. JEWELRY/ACCESSORIES/HOME DECOR
— Old religious coins, pins, pocket watches,
— Coin Purse Necklaces – made from antique couture coin purses from 1830-1930 – check blog – giving rare antiques new life – http://www.storyologydesign.com
— Vintage silver trays – b/w photos put onto trays in a gallery – see blog post called
“LOOK WHAT I DID”
d. SCOTT’S ANTIQUE MARKET – Atlanta
— Vintage linens
— Custom furniture – especially kitchen tables
— Start small – Kelly’s little table in the bathroom, chairs
— Custom artisans – don’t be afraid to custom make something
e. JOANN’S SCREENED IN PORCH – all the items pulled together for this space mixed with plants and flowers. – Antique sideboard painted in green lacquer. Vintage gold mirror above sideboard to reflect the outdoors. Old Victorian floor lamp base used as a planter.
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