Mellwood Antiques and Interiors opened in March of 2014. It has been a success from day one. This winter my mother can tend to her booth from Marco Island, Florida. I even got caught up in the excitement and have a small booth and a case. I have my jewelry in the case and think I can get my loyal art show peeps to shop at Mellwood in between art shows. So far my plan has not been working so I filled my case with other things along with the jewelry. My booth will launch next month when I have a chance to finesse and paint. I have been a collector all my life and this should be a good way to edit my collections.
Returning from Poplar Bluff, MO after celebrating the birthday of Sharon Alexander Swinger. Happy to be a part of this celebration. A joyous experience for Sam to finally meet his half sister Sharon and her daughter Mary and son Jay. Not to mention all of Sharon's friends and extended family. OMG the food, the laughter, the fun! Honored all military in our lives past and present esp.
This year the Goss Avenue Antiques and Interiors Closed its doors February. My mother who had sizeable real estate at Goss opted to move to Mellwood Antiques and Interiors. It has been a long hard winter painting and finessing the new space. She has most of the large furniture moved. New mall is wired and her chandeliers are hung and lit. Soon as the construction dust settles she will unwrap all her furniture and retrieve boxes of lamps, paintings, etc...from two storage units. Rumor had it earlier in the week that this weekend the mall would open so we are scrambling.
This past summer I was next to Marti McGinnis at Art in Speed Park. Marti is such a talent. She does Whimsy better than anyone! I have featured Marti's booth and Art Car in earlier posts. So I was very excited when Marti wanted my painted horse necklace and ear rings. Then she or it was probably me who said Wanna Trade!!!! I told her that I LOVE everything she makes so she can send me anything.
Last week she posted this adorable painting on face book and I loved it but didn't realize it was her impression of my Happy Family until it arrived in the mail yesterday. Thank You Marti!!! Every time I look at this wonderful painting it makes me smile. That it is your impression of me and my family makes me smile more! You Are The One!
I have been interested in ART all of my life. I studied art in college and opened a porcelain restoration business in Louisville which combined my interest in art with my appreciation and love of detail. I have always been a collector of many things, amassing hundreds of thousands of buttons, trinkets, charms, bijoux, beads, found objects, and all sorts of fun things. I currently produce a line of whimsical art jewelry which I wholesale and retail across the country. I've been married to Sam for 20 plus years and we have 3 rescued Black Chow Chow's. Bear, KeLe, and Zoee my children with FUR! I will be sharing my various collections, art shows, artists, friends etc. And any thing else I think is cool will be in this Blog.