Tonight’s party ended with a touch of sentimental singing and dancing to Blue Grass featuring one dear dealer fighting cancer singing Will The Circle Be Unbroken and the show’s founder two-steppin’, whoopin’ and a hollerin’!
Archive for October, 2012
As many old shows struggle to remain relevant in a world of evolving taste and design, Birmingham, Alabama has introduced an intriguing mix in its stunning venue in the Botanical Gardens (the beneficiary of the show). Instead of 30 antiques dealers, there are twelve listed in the Antiques Category, five in the Jewelry Category, three in the Art Category, and ten various design themed vignettes. Each design booth is large, a mix of old and new, a mix of fabrics and art and wall coverings with such themes as Beach House, urban Pied-a-terre, Country Cottage, The Gallery, Rainbow Room, Mirrors Galore, Lamps Unlimited, etc–you get the idea. If crowds are a judge of success, the opening night was simply staggering–probably double any prior year! It was 4 hours of wall to wall young to middle aged couples with a few senior citizens for flavor! Interest was high and buying was conspicuous.
Here is an array of shots giving the flavor of each category of the show–every part blends in with every other category except for the Jewelry Room. Enjoy the stroll through the show and look for little identifying notes on the photos.
This gorgeous show with great antiques, fine art and intriguing design ideas runs 10-5 Friday and Saturday and 1-5 on Sunday. Please join us!