Saturday, January 21, 2012

New Vendors-

Putting the finishing touches on the vendor list for the upcoming show- enjoy!

Barn Trash
Bill & Terri Baxter
Bloomsbury Loft
Bungalow Interiors
C'Est Moi
Carla Murphy
Chickering Imports
David Allan Ramsay
Donna Shannon
Dusty's Vintage Linens
Hometown Antiques
Jeff Burnett
John Kennedy
Mark Dooley
Queenie Tin & Mirror
Scott Estepp
Stone Block Antiques

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Going the extra miles.

We will always try something new- here is the mobile billboard for the show. It will be on the road in and around Nashville for 12 hours a day getting the word out about our show and new location. It will be strategically placed around high traffics areas, special events and scheduled to optimize exposure. It has banners on both sides and the rear.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Harvey Pranian, A Man Who Knows His Stuff

Rare peacock weathervane form. Made of heavy sheet iron and showing its original green surface. From a private collection in Southern Indiana where it has remained since the mid 1970’s. circa 1890 - 1915

Punch, Judy, the Servant, the Clown, or Jester. The Baby and Crocodile not pictures but are part of the grouping. Excellent condition, Original clothes. Dimensions: H 24in

An exceptional example of the tramp art tradition. Extreme attention to detail, showing superb skill. Excellent condition. circa1900-1925 Dimensions: H 67.5in, W 39.25in, D 21.5in

Nashville Week, and all of the excitement that surrounds it, has been going on for the past thirty-one years, and Harvey Pranian,, has been there since the beginning. He’s been in the business for thirty- seven years and specializes in American folk art, American Indian art, American painted furniture, decorative arts, textiles, hooked rugs and quilts including, Amish quilts and African American quilts. He’s also known for having great antique jewelry and amazing Outsider art. Then, of course, there are his incredible weathervanes, whirligigs, walking stick, signs and advertising. Are you getting the picture here? If it’s a great antique that’s best-of-kind, if it’s folky, quirky, graphic, culturally unique, exquisite (as in, his jewelry) or remarkable in other ways, Harvey has probably owned it at one or another. With all of this experience he’s gained a knowledge of antiques and art that few people can claim, making him one of the most respected dealers in the business.
When I spoke with Harvey last week he told me he’s ready for the Tailgate-Music Valley Show this February 2nd-4th. He said he’s recently purchased 30-50 items from estates in his area, Evanston, IL, that he’ll feature in his booth. Just a little “heads up” folks.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Time Flies When You're Havin' Fun

When I talked with Dick Elliott a few days ago, I asked him how long he and Diane had been in the business. There was silence. He was calculating. “Forty years, I think”. I had to laugh, I know that feeling. Anyway, I can’t remember a time when Dick and Diane, also known as Elliott & Elliott, , weren’t in the art and antiques business. It seems to me that they have always been highly respected, energetic dealers with a keen eye and great passion for wonderful and unusual art and antiques. They’re known for bringing together an eclectic collection of best-of-kind pieces and presenting them in a display that draws the viewer in for a closer look. They carry folk art and American Indian objects but, they also carry fine antique jewelry from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. You may also find an important piece of mid-20th century modern furniture in their booth.
Jenkins management is proud to feature Elliott and Elliott at the Tailgate-Music Valley Antiques Show this February 2nd-4th at the Hendersonville Expo Center.

Monday, January 2, 2012

The Not So Trivial Nature of Trivets

A few days ago I received this interesting and informative email message, with the photos shown here, from our long time Tailgate-Music Valley dealer and friend, Carroll Swope.
“David and I are looking forward to the new Hendersonville location.
Among our wares will be a group of brass trivets with a few shown.
Today one can simply turn the stove onto high or medium; likewise the oven to 350 degrees.
With fireplace cooking the height of the trivet controlled the heat. In kitchens mostly iron trivets, broilers, and toasters were used, and these also can be very handsome objects. Brass trivets were intended for a parlor or a bedchamber.
They can also adapt swimmingly for a decoy, plant, or basket of Christmas greens.”
She followed up with this helpful hint.
“A Footnote~~~Because brass perhaps needs a bit of a cleaning, try this simple plan to make your own paste~~~Equal parts of salt, flour and vinegar. Rub paste on brass, wait 10 minutes, rub off with a soft cloth, rinse and buff.”
Thanks Carroll. Good to know.