For those readers that trekked to Abbottsford for the Big Sale (www.StyleBlueprint.com) this past October with Kippy Leland, Maggie Troutman and Charlotte Terrell only to find the show CANCELED here’s the back story: Due to circumstances beyond anyone’s control, the exclusive gated community of Abbottsford wanted to keep their gates just that, gated, so adventurous and curious shoppers were out of luck.
The great news is the show has been rescheduled at 4102 Sneed Road for this weekend with the some fabulous additions joining in with the original trio. Betsy Hindman will be there with her gorgeous collection of vintage charms bracelets, Jimy Nichols with his clay botanicals and Peter Nash presenting fine portraits of people and pets. Also, Kippie, Maggie and Charlotte have many new items for you to see. As anticipated, this show will not disappoint you and we promise, the door will be open for business ALL WEEKEND LONG.
Before we talk any further about this show, Liza wants to pipe in.
“Yes, you can go to any of these trunk shows even if you don’t know the women holding the show. REALLY! I’ve had several people ask me that over the past few months. We would not write about it if we, in any way, thought you would feel uncomfortable popping in and seeing what each show was all about! I So GO! Have FUN! No need to feel intimidated!”
Now, back to Elizabeth’s post:
Plum Charm Bracelets
Betsy Hindman’s new business venture, opens up a new world of English and vintage charm bracelets that will delight the eye. When most of us think of charm bracelets, we think of the charm bracelets that marked personal events or happening in our life. However, in England, in the 40’s through the 60’s, charm bracelets were made with charms so imaginative and creative, they are now considered collector’s items. Many of the bracelets were based on themes and all were made in high quality silver and gold — many with mixed metals creating gorgeous patinas. Plum Charm Bracelets
Where modern charms are one-dimensional, vintage charms are more complex with a sense of elegance and whimsy. Many charms have movable parts and open to reveal something unexpected. Imagine a church with a tiny bride and groom inside, or martini shaker with a red devil winking at you; the creators’ sense of playfulness and intricate design continue to marvel us decades later.
Here is what I adore about these one of a kind charm bracelets: their history is fascinating; they look fabulous & fun with a casual over-sized sweater or sophisticated with your little black dress; if you are in need of an ice breaker or conversation starter, just jingle your charm bracelet. As the trend of chunky, bigger than life jewelry continues, these bracelets will define any outfit. Betsy finds themed charm bracelets entirely made up of musical instruments, cooking utensils, sporting equipment, the 50 states and more. If you are looking for a specific theme, Betsy’s sources – spanning several countries – are incredible so ask her to research a bracelet for you. You will not be disappointed by the craftsmanship and detail of the bracelets in her collection.
Jimy Nichols is a master of deception. At first glance, I thought. “Oh, what a twist, the show will have some fresh flowers and plants for sale.” But with further inspection, I realized all of the images are made of Tennessee and Kentucky clay! Jimy was trained at the prestigious Parsons School of Design and continues to amaze his colleagues. Each petal is formed by hand, painted with numerous layers of glaze and assembled meticulously. His foxglove clay creation can have as many as 400 pieces. All the containers you see are made by Jimy. Decorators like Mario Buatta, Jane Shelton and Charles Faudree consider themselves followers. Truly, if you are shopping for a person that has everything, (the one that you lose sleep over about what to buy every year), consider one of Jimy Nichols’ clay creations. I think his clay botanicals are the most original art I’ve seen in a long time.
Peter Nash will compete for your beloved pets’ attention. Nash, one of Nashville’s top celebrity photographers, can capture your pooch’s attention with incredible skill… and I’m sure patience. He has gained a national following for these portraits. I know so many friends that consider their pet their soul mates; the gift of a portrait will inspire for years to come. For more pet portraits, see Peter’s website: www.peternashdogs.com
And back to the original three: here are some pictures to inspire by Kippy Leland, Maggie Troutman and Charlotte Terrel!
Green Hills Sale: Art, Antiques & Acquisitions
Where: 4102 Sneed Road
When: Thursday, Friday, Saturday / 10:00AM – 5:00PM
Thursday- Twilight Sale / 6:00PM – 8:00PM
Sunday / 12:00PM – 4:00PM
For more information call: Maggie at 615-210.6195 I