Avid Collectors and Green Thumbs Take Nashville
The Annual Antiques and Gardens Show settles in Music City for a weekend of endless inspiration
While the majority of Americans spent the weekend planning their Super Bowl viewing parties, the country's top designers, shop owners, gardeners, and collectors made their way to Nashville, Tennessee for the 25th Annual Antiques and Gardens Show. In the way of Instagram eye-candy, the three-day event boasted all the visual goodness that one would expect—from brimming collections of blue and white chinoiserie, to priceless Albert Hadley sketches, to a literal, grassy garden sofa. (This mossy element was spotted again on a greenhouse inspired table setting, below left, which has us asking: Is moss the new succulent? But, we digress.) Over 150 dealers shared their treasures with thousands of attendees, who also took in lectures from industry bigwigs like monogram matriarch Jane Scott Hodges and designers Suzanne Kasler and Markham Roberts. Oh, and did we mention that Diane Keaton delivered the keynote lecture? We officially declare a case of FOMO.