Antique and Arts Show Equals Inspiration Galore

Monday, October 20, 2014

If you are a long time follower of the blog, you might remember that I have mentioned the City Farmhouse on more than one occasion.   They are the fabulous local Franklin, Tennessee antique shop that brought us both this prized Halloween photo, as well as our claim-to-fame shabby chic bedroom chair.  

We visited them most recently over the summer, and even then they were telling us that they were hosting a fall-time "pop up show" in the hills of Tennessee that would feature antiques and art from some of the best dealers across the US and abroad.  It just so happens that the show was this past weekend, and we were there.  Let me tell you, it was gorgeous!  One of Nashville's famed record producers offered up his mansion and property as the setting for this beautiful show.  The house was decorated sublimely, but it was the grounds where most of the action was.  Tents filled with treasures dotted the lawn, in addition to a food truck corridor situated just off the entrance to the "secret" garden (which was also open for the event).  Thankfully, we brought along the camera so we could share this event with all of you too. 

Check out this vendor's eyecatching display.  No, babydoll wasn't for sale, but she did attract a lot of attention.  Almost as soon as we plopped her down amidst these pumpkins, she drew a crowd.  I looked up and there were no less than 20 ladies standing there oohing and aahing over her.   Oh my!  Incidentally, these beautiful pumpkins and gourds were for sale.  I think almost everything that wasn't nailed down was for sale, so needless to say, we got babydoll out of there FAST!


Just a few steps further was the band.  They had set up in this great camper with red striped awning.  They weren't playing when I caught these photos, but I loved their look.  



Take a look at their license plate:


And they had their CDs for sale out of these old suitcases.  Too cool!


If it was Halloween you were in the mood for, you were in luck!  There was plenty to be had.  I loved these vintage ghosts. 


And check out the scarecrow.  Loved him too!


Lots of newer artisan type pieces, in addition to the vintage ones.  I loved them too! 


There was inspiration at every turn!


We saw this great pumpkin as we were close to the end of the show, and incidentally it ended up coming home with us.  


For those more interested in decorating and collecting for Christmas, there was plenty of that too!




There was also a ton of everyday decor and furniture, vintage, repurposed, and new.  You name it, it was there.  I fell for this table and chairs.  The set was vintage but newly restored.  And that lazy susan on the tabletop?  You guessed it- it is built in!  Be still my beating heart!!


I also loved this shabby chic set up, and loved how they styled the centerpiece.  Told you there was lots of inspiration there!


Check out this gorgeous display of delicately feathered hair pieces.  Love!!


And this old apple picking ladder and vintage mirrors displayed under a tree.  I couldn't turn a corner without seeing something else I was in love with!


We decided to use this gorgeous place as the backdrop for a few quick pics.  Here's hubby and babydoll showing off in those pretty pumpkins.  


And here are me and my girl exploring that beautiful secret garden I was telling you about.  


What a fun day!  Gorgeous fall weather, fresh air, vintage finds, and decorating inspiration galore!  Doesn't get much better for this girl!

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