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A neighbor passed me today as I was walking my dog and said, “Please don’t write about those great trunk shows again, I had no idea there were so many places to shop in Nashville.” They don’t call Nashville the 3rd Coast without some ammo to support it, do they?  Nashville is an incredible place to call home and an even more compelling place to SHOP.  Trunk shows are embraced by Nashville as they are a great way to see showcased items.

Right on the heels of Judith Bright’s fantastic weekend big house sale, Kippy Leland, Maggie Troutman and Charlotte Terrell are following suit in a BIG WAY.  They also see the vision of a Big House full of incredible and unique finds.

After researching this trio through their friends, the first thought that came to mind was: old world elegance.  The common bond with each of them is their love of antiquities and their desire to be the absolute best in their field of expertise.  Each woman has her own story about how she started in her career and how her passion led her to where she is today.

Kippy Leland

Let’s start with Kippy.  I’m sorry, it’s probably because I have such a formal name with no chance of a nickname at this point, so I just love a spunky name like Kippy.  So she gets to go first.

To really see Kippy’s talents, you must visit her website at www.lelandinteriors.com. Her mentor and teacher was none other than Ted Leland, one of Nashville’s foremost and most venerable interior decorators.  I admire women that follow in their father’s footsteps because it is not always the easiest road, but I suspect, a satisfying journey. When asked to describe her style and outlook on design, she muses,

“It’s a collected look using pieces softened by age, beautiful fabrics, and touches of quality.”

What an incredible description of  the art of interior design. Kippy has some extra inventory to sell and after packing up from the Scott Show in Atlanta she is heading North to sell her treasures.

With a keen eye for quality and the unusual, here are some irresistible finds:

petite armoire

petite armoire

german engraving

German engraving

gorgeous urn in black and gold

gorgeous urn in black and gold

Charlotte Terrell

Next, meet Charlotte Terrell. I kept hearing Charlotte Terrell’s name in the circles I was running in and always came away with a positive feeling about her. Her devotees love her work and collect her with fervor.  When first introduced to her work, I understand why she is beloved.   Her paintings  are lovely with wonderful finishes, muted tones and gorgeous perspectives.  One of Charlotte’s early influences was her ancestral Mississippi Antebellum home.  The mansion is considered one of the state’s finest and represents her respect for history and aged beauty.   Her paintings are in mixed media grounded in century’s old finishes using the trompe- l’oeil technique.   Many paintings of Charlotte’s will be on hand to purchase.  I know you’ll never regret purchasing one of her works.

Gorgeous mixed media painting by Charlotte Terrell

Gorgeous mixed media painting by Charlotte Terrell

work by Charlotte Terrell

work by Charlotte Terrell

Maggie Troutman

Finally, Maggie Troutman is an extraordinary print collector and expert in high conservation framing.  I first met Maggie when purchasing a series of antique prints of, believe it or not, old pots.  These were not your everyday pots and pans because the prints dated back to the 1700’s.  With paper as old as Methuzla,  it’s important to have the right framer restore and protect your prints.  Enter Maggie Troutman, who 35 years ago began to work in her family print shop.  Even more interesting is her work in shell art.  A designer in Atlanta found out she did “different framing” and asked her to work with a collection of Victorian Shell Boxes from the late 1800’s.  Her research has paid off as she has sold over 300 framed antique prints in shell frames.  I am sure you’d agree, they are absolutely stunning.   She understands antique prints, their value and the art of preserving old works of art better than anyone in Nashville.   I promise.

Shell Oblisks by Maggie Troutman

Shell Oblisks by Maggie Troutman

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The Big Sale
710 Overton Park at Abbortsford
Thursday & Friday,  Oct 14th-15th-16th,  10A-5P

Thursday Twilight Sale, 6P-9P
Saturday, October 17th 10A-4P
Sunday, October 18th noon-4P
For information call Maggie at 615-210-6195
Friday, October 15th

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