Nashville Antiques and Garden Show
Maybe it's magic, but the usually pedestrian Nashville Convention Center becomes the best and most alluring place to be in this city of best places. It only happens once a year during the Nashville Antiques and Garden Show, February 11-13. But don't be misled. This is a show of beautiful floral presentations, but also of spectacular antiques and decorative arts. The largest show of its kind in the nation, some 150 exhibitors set up their booths and showcase their wares at the Convention Center. Themed "Elements," the show is a mecca for antique collectors, gardeners, and anyone who follows design trends.
A big draw are booths exhibiting porcelain, silver, and antiques. The horticulture booths are best bets for good ideas abut unusual yet hardy house and garden plants, whimsical accessories, and as always ---orchids, orchids, orchids. The show also features talks by visiting experts. This year New York-based interior designer Charlotte Moss and Sarah Champier, personal florist to Prince Charles, will highlight what's new in home, garden, and floral design. "The show attracts thousands of attendees of all ages each year and we hope to inspire people to transform their living spaces," says Kathy Rolfe, this year's co-chair. To buy tickets, click on www.antiquesandgardenshow.com or call 800-891-8075.