Monday, March 11, 2013

Road Trip Treasures!

Last week I flew into Atlanta, rented a Suburban and loaded it up with beautiful framed antique prints, intaglios, agates and watercolors. I visited Scott's Antique Market and many of my other favorite antique stores and found tons of wonderful treasures to bring back home. On Saturday morning I woke up at 5:00 a.m. and drove the treasures straight to The North Shore! I stopped only twice and I arrived by 4:00 p.m. I believe this would be called bootstrapping at its finest!

I can't wait to share my finds with my North Shore friends and that will happen for the first time at Buckhead Market's official launch at the Chicago Botanic Garden Antique and Garden Fair which will be held April 19th - 21st.

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My booth will be mostly comprised of the beautifully framed antique prints, intaglios, agates, original watercolors and oil paintings I've mentioned on my Facebook page. I will also have beautiful designer pillows in fabrics from Scalamandre, Brunschwig & Fils, Cowtan & Tout, etc Additionally, I have a selection of small antique furniture and accents.

The Artwork

I hesitate to share photos of these beautiful, unique and exquisite pieces on this website. They are simply too amazing and no matter how professional the photography might be, a picture simply can't do these pieces justice. You must see them in person. I snapped a few quick pictures with my iPhone just to give you an idea of how extensive my selection is. Take a look!

These are examples of the framed intaglios available at the market. Below is a close up of the intricacy of the frames.

These frames are painstakingly hand-carved and painted by very skilled artisans. They are truly fine and unique.

Below are some of my original watercolors of pagodas by Atlanta artist, Dora McDaniel.

Pictured below is quite an extensive selection of nests with hand-painted sepia watercolor mats.

Pictured below are my antique botanical prints c 1808-1826 framed in gold leaf with hand painted watercolor French mats.

Next are the unique agates (rock specimens) in beautiful gold leaf bamboo frames.

Below is an example of the truly unique poplar bark frames. I have antique bird prints available, as well as English sepia engravings c. 1880.

Here is a close-up of the intricacy of the bark frame. Amazing!

 Also available are several original oil landscapes in beautifully carved and hand painted frames.

Again, a close-up of these finely carved frames.

The examples pictured above are merely a small sampling of the beautiful pieces I have available! I can't wait to share them with all of you in person!

I thought you might like to see examples from magazines of grouping of prints, etc. I'll share a few now, but I intend to post a more extensive blog soon.

Below are a few examples of groupings as design elements in rooms...

From Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles Magazine, Atlanta interior designer, Liz Williams, creates a beautiful vignette using this grouping of antique botanicals.

 Also from Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles Magazine, a subtle grouping of egg prints helps to add interest to an otherwise boring and often neglected corner.

 Pictured from Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles Magazine, a very large collection of botanicals hung above the sofa.

 One of my all time favorite issues of Southern Accents shows Atlanta designer, Jackye Lanham's lovely display of a unique set of intaglios above a bed.

 I stumbled across this example of framed agates flanking the bed featured on

Another example of an extensive collection of framed intaglios by designer, Betty Burgess featured in Veranda.

The Antiques and Designer Pillows

Pictured below is a sampling of antiques and pillows available at the market.

I hope you see something you like. I selected everything very carefully with true attention to detail. I am hoping these special pieces find the perfect homes here on The North Shore.

As always, I would love your thoughts and feedback.

~Michelle @Buckhead Market