Photograph by Peyton Hoge
It takes a strong commitment to shopping to organize a road trip around the activity. Which is why you’ll be among friends at The Antiques and Garden Show of Nashville.
Even if trade shows aren’t your thing, you’ll enjoy this one. As the largest of its kind in the country (and marking its 26th year in 2016), The Antiques and Garden Show of Nashville has more than 150 vendors, multiple guest speakers, and huge indoor garden displays. The three-day event also serves as a fundraiser for the Cheekwood and Economic Club of Nashville (ECON) charities, which serve the community of Nashville by creating educational outreach programs for children and adults. To date, the Antiques and Garden Show of Nashville has raised nearly $6 million.
Lectures include, interior design trailblazer and this year’s Honorary Chair, Bunny Williams, Royal Florist Shane Connolly, Parisian landscape designer Louis Benech, and Keynote Speaker Gwyneth Paltrow (love or hate her, girlfriend has good taste). Whether you sit in for one of the talks or just stroll around and take everything in, you’ll leave with plenty of inspiration. Check out a few of our favorite vendors who will be at this year’s show:
Primarily focusing on bowls and utensils, blacksmith Ben Caldwell uses copper and silver to create beautiful contemporary works of art. The functional and unique products are so popular that Martha Stewart even has one in her kitchen. benandlaelcopper.com
Not only does Thomas Siciliano make the paper by hand for these prints, but he also grows all the flowers in his garden. Some also come with handmade frames so they’re ready to be displayed. etsy.com
Coming in all the way from Chicago is Finnegan Gallery, who will display their antiques from American and Europe. With indoor and outdoor furniture, statues, birdbaths, and even wrought iron gates, these antiques will seriously class up your garden. finnegangallery.com
King’s House Oriental Rugs
“Each rug has a story,” is the motto at King’s House. They hand-select their rugs come from all over the world and let their renowned craftsmanship speak for itself. kingshouseorientalrugs.com
Scroll through our gallery to see more show displays:
Feb 12–14 (Fri and Sat 11 a.m.–7 p.m., Sun 11 a.m.–5 p.m.), Music City Center, 201 Fifth Ave. South, Nashville, TN, (888) 491–6310, antiquesandgardenshow.com Ticket prices vary.