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JAN-FEB 2018

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Folk art, quilts, furniture, original painted surfaces, rich patina… if any of these things make you weak in the knees, then you are certain to fall in love at the 2018 Heart of Tennessee Antique Show, to be held from February 14 – 16, 2018 at the Wilson County Exposition Center in Lebanon, Tennessee, located just half an hour outside of Nashville. e Nashville area has long been a destination for history buffs and antique lovers with its museums, historic distilleries, rich musical heritage, and varied cityscape. ere is something for everyone in this diverse region, including a burgeoning culinary scene, a plethora of local shops, and plenty of treasures to discover. e Nashville region's central location and mild weather make it an ideal location to peruse hundreds of finds hailing from California to Maine. The 2018 Hear t of Tennessee Antique Show brings together 54 exhibitors from over 20 states and Canada, and features an outstanding array of Americana, from jewelry to furniture and everything in-between. While only in its third year, this show has been growing rapidly under the careful guidance of organizer Kathy Bovard, who has transformed it from a simple show to a must-attend event that kicks off with an opening night including a cash bar and hors d'oeuvres for visitors to enjoy as they mingle with and peruse the offerings of exhibitors from across the country. Fresh from the Winter Antiques Show, Los Angeles-based Americana dealers American Garage will be exhibiting their carefully curated selection of dynamic folk art, including original trade signs. For paint enthusiasts, Jewett-Berdan Antiques from Maine will satisfy your craving for original painted surfaces in addition to fine folk art, textiles, and paintings. Midwesterners Tim and Charline Chambers of Missouri Plain Folk will be on hand to tempt you with their fresh folk finds, including an array of painted game boards (if you really want to be inspired, make sure to add their book, The Art Of The Game: A Collection Of Vintage Game Boards, to your 2018 reading list), finely woven baskets, painted signs, and folk art staples including firkins, mortars and pestles, and pantry boxes. e Heart of Tennessee Antique Show is the newest jewel in the trifecta of antique shows occurring in the Nashville Curating a Lifestyle: Destination Nashville Written by Amelia Jeffers Photo courtesy Jon Jenkins, e Nashville Show 52 slmag.net

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