Once again, Birmingham Botanical Gardens celebrates Antiques at the Garden this October
(3 – 6), an event-filled weekend where some of Birmingham’s most esteemed tastemakers are celebrated, along with the region’s most respected antique dealers. This year, they proudly present and welcome home a few of our favorite artisans including featured lecturer and architect Bobby McAlpine, as well as interior designers Jane Schwab and Cindy Smith.
In anticipation of the event, we are giving away two tickets to hear Bobby McAlpine speak as the featured lecturer on Oct. 3 as well as one copy of his best-selling book “The Home Within Us: Romantic Houses, Evocative Rooms.” The beautiful collection of 25 stunning McAlpine-designed homes proves the architect’s pursuit of graceful modern living within historical influence of design. It is a rich addition to every home library.
To enter the giveaway, “Like” us on Facebook and share the giveaway photo. Be sure to choose “public” on your share option so that you’ll be entered into the contest without a hitch. The winner will be announced Friday, Sept. 20, at 9 a.m. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet Bobby and have your (winning!) copy signed. Good luck!
2013 Calendar of Events
WHERE Birmingham Botanical Gardens
WHEN Public Show Hours:
Thursday, October 3, 1-5 p.m.
Friday, October 4, 10-5 p.m.
Saturday, October 5, 10-5 p.m.
Sunday, October 6, 11-3 p.m.
General Admission: $10 per person
Members: $5 per person (Limit 2 per membership)
GALA IN THE GARDENS
Black-tie Preview of the Show
Friday, October 4, 7-11 p.m.
Tickets: $150* per person
Bobby Alpine, Architect
Thursday, October 3, 1:30 p.m.
Tickets: $30* per person
*All proceeds from Antiques at the Gardens support educational programs at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens.
Meet the Tastemakers
Local designers, architects, and style makers finders will showcase (and sell!) their curated items at booths during the show. This is a terrific opportunity to get design advice and great looks for your own home.
Bobby McAlpine, Jane Schwab & Cindy Smith
A Well-Edited Home
Paul Bates & Jeremy Corkern
with Betsy Brown
Return to Mecca
Dana Wolter & Jeff Dungan
Weeks to the Ivory Coast
A Well-Traveled Life
curated by Laura Vogtle, Amanda
Morrissette & Frances Nichols
The Jewel Box
curated by Mallie Ireland
Includes selections from Bromberg’s,
Jordan Alexander Jewelry,
Lavinder and Company, LLC
Tish Fuller, Tom Adams & Adam Gerndt
A Year in Provence
Ruth Gay of Chateau Domingue,
Texture in Time
Alex & Jeannie Krumdieck
Lori Fine, Adrienne Retief & Erin Graves
Curated by Lydia Pursell
& Kitty White
The Artisan Garden
David & Holley Camp
with Helen Harmon
Meet the Dealers
Antique Cupboard Sterling
Our Specializing in rare patterns, one-of-a-kind pieces, museum quality figural silver, Tiffany sterling, and heirlooms
Alcott Interiors & Antiques
Specializing in high end residential interiors and antiques
John Dennison Fine Art
North Myrtle Beach, SC
19th- and Early 20th-century American and European paintings
Evy McPherson’s Gracia Home
Jewelry tree with one-of-a-kind pieces using antique pendants, unique art and lamps
Thomas M. Fortner Antiques
18th- and 19th-century English and continental furniture and porcelain, Asian ceramics, American cut glass, antique lamps, unusual estate finds
Patricia Mathews Designs
Jewelry made with precious metals cast into new and interesting organic shapes, dressed with perfectly cut, faceted stones
McDonough Fine Art
Fine selection of antique maps and prints specializing in natural history, architectural and American Indian lithographs
Edwin C. Skinner Antiques
18th- and early 19th-century furniture, art and silver
Sonny Ideker Books
Fine selection of rare, antiquarian, leather and vellum bound books.
Chapel Hill, NC
Period 18th- and early 19th-century formal English and country French furniture with appropriate period art and accessories
Text by Cassandra Lenard and Leighton Mosteller